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357 Days
until MACo's 2017 Summer Conference!

Please save the date: August 16-19, 2017 
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for a recap of the 2016 MACo Summer Conference!

Another successful MACo Summer Conference has ended. Our 2016 Sum  mer Conference focused on technology - the tools we can use to govern and communicate but also what we can do to protect residents from malicious technology. Participants learned about the best practices and partnerships available to them to help them succeed and be on the cutting edge of technological advances in governance.

This year's conference saw the highest number of registrants in recent history - 1,104 county elected officials, county professionals, legislators, and state government and commercial representatives attended the conference, along with 937 exhibit booth personnel, manning 225 booths.   

Attendees participated in sessions on a multitude of topics, including cybersecurity, social media in the workplace, data storage, drones, next generation 9-1-1, the Public Information Act, medical cannabis, and the public safety and infrastructure impacts of games like Pokemon Go...just to name a few. Speakers and special guests included Congressmen, State Secretaries, the Attorney General, Legislators, and Governor Hogan. You can view the entire Program of Events online.

New this year, MACo held a Tech Expo on Wednesday - it highlighted 24 technology-focused vendors who gave hands-on demonstrations of their products and services, along with 2 in-depth sessions on drones and emergency communications. Participants were able to witness the live footage transmitted by a drone in-flight and tour a mobile command unit vehicle. The one-day-only vendor showcase of the tech vendors was a huge hit and MACo is already planning to bring back the Tech Expo for 2017! 

Exhibitors in our larger tradeshow talked with attendees about how their cost-saving products and services can benefit their counties. Maryland's counties, tourism, and economic development booths were highlighted with a special reception featuring tastes of food and beverage from all over the state.

Join us next year, August 16-19, 2017 for another great Summer Conference full of education, partnership-building, and policy work on behalf of the residents of Maryland.

And don't miss our Winter Conference, December 7-9, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, MD.      

Conference Sessions & Highlights

 Closest to the People: County Officials Join Town Hall with US Senator

Belton and Grumbles Engage Counties in Open Forum

  Local Officials Discuss Pros, Cons of Pok√©mon Go at #MACoCon

Drones Fly at #MACoCon

Health Officers Share Strategies for Confronting Substance Abuse

Counties Make The Case For Funding IT

Today's Radios Are Not Just 'Dead Sticks'

Keeping Kids Safe from Cyber Predators

Counties Learn How to Respond to Cyber Attacks at #MACoCon

Zika Prevention & Tracking at #MACoCon

Cameras Hidden in Traffic Cones

Back to the Basics on PIA

Zapping Technical Debt!

Attendees Collaborate at #MACoCon Session, Consensus & Team Building

Planning Commission & Board of Appeals Training at #MACoCon

Do This Today: Protections Against Identity Theft

Partnership Is the Most Critical Piece of Tomorrow's 9-1-1

A Careful Walk on the Path to Telework

Manage Social Media in Your Workplace

 Do This Today: Protections Against Identity Theft

Planners Confront the Virtual World at #MACoCon
Sponsors & Exhibitors
Thank you to our Sponsors and Exhibitors for your participation and your dedication to providing cost-saving products and services for MACo's conference attendees!

What's Next?? Winter Conference! Dec. 7-9, 2016
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Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) 2016 Summer Conference.

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