2016 Meeting Information

1-14-2016

TIME

9:30 - 10:00 Registration and coffee.

10:00-11:30 Round Table discussion between members about the upcoming year

11:30-12:00 Lunch

11:30-12:30 Open Forum and Future topics discussions for 2016

12:30-1:00 Board Meeting

Registration Fee Only $5 (Registration fee includes lunch)

PLACE
UMMC Student Union, Jackson, MS
Registration Fee: only $5 (Registration fee includes lunch)

MEETING DIRECTIONS
From I-55 north or south, take Lakeland Drive West exit. Take a left at the third light (UMC-Lakeland Entrance). Student Union is on the right.
The Student Union building is the building on you right as you proceed down the street. When you get to the stop sign at the end of the street, take a left then enter the parking lot through the attendant entry on your left. Parking passes will be handed out at the meeting.
Meetings are held on the second floor conference rooms. There will be a sign designating which room is assigned to MCTA outside the door.

 

3-10-2016

TIME:
9:30 - 10:00 - Registration and coffee

10:00-11:30

    Guest Speaker:
    Lisa Shoemaker - Executive Director of the Mississippi Cable Telecommunications Association
    Ronnie Colvin - Senior Director of Government & External Affairs for Comcast
    Chuck Carlley - Technical Trainer in the Central Division of Comcast University

    Topic of Discussion:
    Innovation in the Cable Industry

11:30-12:00 - Lunch

11:30-12:30 - Open Forum and Future topics discussions for 2016

12:30-1:00 - Board Meeting

PLACE: Comcast Lab in Jackson, MS.

MEETING ADDRESS: 5915 I-55 N, Jackson MS 39213.
You will come to the Comcast Spotlight Entrance on the south side of the building next to CarMax. There is parking and an entrance there near to the demonstration lab. If you have any trouble finding it, please call Lisa Shoemaker- 601-613-8518.

Registration Fee: only $5 (Registration fee includes lunch)

 

5-12-2016

TIME:
9:30 - 10:00 - Registration and coffee

10:00-11:30

    Guest Speaker:

    Kit Gaines, RCDD, CTS - Specification Engineer at Leviton Network Solutions
    Jeff Flint - President of Superior Associates Incorporated

    Topic of Discussion:

    Copper Cable Categories, Applications and Trends
    Power over UTP and STP

11:30-12:00 - Lunch

12:00-12:30 - Open Forum and Future topics discussions for 2015

12:30-1:00 - Board Meeting

PLACE: Mississippi Braves Farm Bureau Grill in Pearl, MS
Registration Fee: only $5 (Registration fee includes lunch)

MEETING DIRECTIONS:

From I-55 north or south, take I-20 E. If you are traveling South on 55 it will be Exit 94. If you are traveling North on 55 it will be Exit 92C. Continue on I-20 E and take Exit 47B toward Flowood. Merge onto Highway 49S. Turn right onto Childre Road Ext. which becomes Childre Road. Your destination is just past Braves Way. If you reach Bass Pro Dr you've gone a little too far. Here is the address: Mississippi Braves 1 Braves Way Pearl, MS 39208

 

9-8-2016

TIME:
9:30 - 10:00 - Registration and coffee

10:00-11:30

    Guest Speaker:

    John Little- Chief Technology Officer for Venture Technologies

    Topic of Discussion:

    Software Defined Networks and micro-segmentation from a security standpoint

11:30-12:00 - Lunch

11:30-12:30 - Open Forum and Future topics discussions for 2016

12:30-1:00 - Board Meeting

PLACE: UMMC Student Union, Jackson, MS

MEETING DIRECTIONS:

From I-55 north or south, take Lakeland Drive West exit. Take a left at the third light (UMC-Lakeland Entrance). Student Union is on the right.
The Student Union building is the building on you right as you proceed down the street. When you get to the stop sign at the end of the street, take a left then enter the parking lot through the attendant entry on your left. Parking passes will be handed out at the meeting.
Meetings are held on the second floor conference rooms. There will be a sign designating which room is assigned to MCTA outside the door.

 

11-10-2016

We would like to encourage everyone to "BRING A FRIEND" that you feel might be interested in MCTA in hopes that we can branch out and grow our membership.

TIME:

9:30 - 10:00 - Registration and coffee

10:00-11:30

    Tour of the new Entergy Transmission Operations Center

11:30-12:00 - Lunch

11:30-12:30 - Open Forum and Future topics discussions for 2016

12:30-1:00 - Board Meeting

PLACE: Entergy Transmission Control Center-South
6550 Watkins Drive
Jackson, MS 39213

MEETING DIRECTIONS: If you are coming 55 S, you will stay on 55 S until you reach the exit for 220 S. Once you are on 220 S you are going to exit on Watkins Drive. You will come off to the right and ride it out. We are the building located at the corner of Watkins Drive and E. County Line Road. You will need to enter the gate at 6450 Watkins Drive. Once you come to the gate push #3 and someone will answer, let them know that you are coming to the Transmission Control Center.

 

Registration Fee: only $5 (Registration fee includes lunch)