2017 Meeting Information

 

Meeting Information for 1-11-2018

    Please mark your calendars to attend the upcoming Mississippi Communications Technology Alliance meeting Thursday, 1-11-2018, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm. 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. The meeting will be held at the University Medical Center in Jackson. Event registration, details and directions can be found below.

    TIME:

    9:30 - 10:00 - Registration and coffee

    10:00-11:30 - Round Table Discussion
    Discussion of upcoming meeting and possible events for the coming year

    11:30-12:00 - Lunch

    11:30-12:30 - Open Forum

    12:30-1:00 - Board Meeting

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

    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.

     

    Meeting Information for 3-8-2018

    Please mark your calendars to attend the upcoming Mississippi Communications Technology Alliance meeting Thursday, 3-8-2018, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm. 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. The meeting will be held at the University Medical Center in Jackson. Event registration, details and directions can be found below.

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

    10:00-11:30 - First Alert Emergency Responder Network in Mississippi

    This is a nationwide initiative and has been adopted by Mississippi. AT&T and Mississippi Wireless Commission will be collaborating on the implementation of this network for the state. AT&T and Mississippi Wireless Commission has come to speak to the capabilities of the network, who will access it, how organizations, agencies people can help and general information relating to the implementation, management, regulation, and participation. See below links for information.

  • FirstNet website - https://www.firstnet.com/
  • FirstNet YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/embed/p-zyDCSaDug
  • 11:30-12:30 - Lunch with questions following up presentation

    12:30-1:00 - Board Meeting

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

PLACE: UMMC Student Union, Jackson, MS

You can validate your parking in the pay lot upon paying your registration fee.

MEETING DIRECTIONS:

From I-55 north or south, take Lake land 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

 

Meeting Information for 5-10-2018

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. The meeting will be held at the Jackson-Evers International Airport in Jackson.

Please mark your calendars to attend the upcoming Mississippi Communications Technology Alliance meeting in Hattiesburg at Southern Miss for Thursday, May 10th 2018, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm.

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. Event registration, details and directions can be found below.

We have lots of door prizes to give away at this meeting so don't miss it!

TIME:

9:30 - 10:00 - Registration and coffee

10:00-11:30 - USM Network / Voice Presentation

USM's infrastructure team will speak on the evolution of their network and voice systems. USM has undergone vast upgrades to a complex MPLS network infrastructure and migrated from Avaya to Cisco voice.

11:30-12:45 - Lunch with Presentation from Cisco: Cisco will speak to the evolution and future of collaboration and meetings using voice, video endpoints, and content sharing.

12:45-1:00 - Board Meeting

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

PLACE: University of Southern Mississippi Campus - Asbury Hall (Nursing Building) Room 116 , Hattiesburg, MS

Stop by the booth on the front of campus 2701 Hardy Street Hattiesburg MS and speak with the representative in the booth. Parking should be open due to the last day of finals. Here is a link to the campus map it is building 5, the information booth is at the front of campus.

MEETING DIRECTIONS:

From Jackson: Take I 55 south and merge on exit towards Hattiesburg (Stack Interchange). Merge onto US-49 south towards Hattiesburg/Richland and travel 85 miles. Turn right onto Hardy street, take second entrance into campus at the light the information booth will be to your left. The building is marked on the map link above and the information booth will be able to assist where to park near the building.

 

Meeting Information for 9-13-2018

Please mark your calendars to attend the upcoming Mississippi Communications Technology Alliance meeting Thursday, September 13th 2018, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm.

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. Event registration, details and directions can be found below.

The meeting will be held and hosted by CSpire, at the CSpire building in Ridgeland,MS . Event registration, details and directions can be found below.

Please register by click the link under "EVENTS".

We have lots of door prizes to give away at this meeting so don't miss it!

TIME:

9:30 - 10:00 - Registration and coffee

10:00-11:00 - CSpire will present on "Lift and Shift" transformation relating to Data Centers, Cloud and Virtualization.

11:00-11:30 - Presentation about UMMC's DR Datacenter co location in Starkville.

11:30-12:30 - Lunch provided by CSpire, with questions following up presentations.

12:30-1:00 - Board Meeting.

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

PLACE: CSpire Building 1st floor conference room (Ridgeland,MS)

MEETING DIRECTIONS:

From I-55 south, take 105C exit, you will take a left onto Old Agency Road and proceed throught the light to the roundabout. . At the roundabout ahead take a right onto Highland Colony Parkway. Cspire Building will be on the right when you pass the shopping center.

From I-55 north, take 105B Old Agency Road exit and take a right at the intersection. At the roundabout ahead take a right onto Highland Colony Parkway. Cspire Building will be on the right when you pass the shopping center.

Guest parking will be in the garage or at the Merrill Lynch parking lot across the street.

You can ask for the MCTA meeting in the first floor CSpire conference room at the front desk.

 

Meeting Information for 12-13-2018

Please mark your calendars to attend the upcoming Mississippi Communications Technology Alliance meeting Thursday, December 13th 2018, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm.

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.

The meeting will be held at Amerigo's restaurant in Flowood,MS. The address is 155 Market Street Flowood, MS 39232. Event registration, can be found top left of this page.

TIME:

9:30 - 10:00 - Registration and coffee

10:00-11:30 - Patrick Wagoner from UMC will present on SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) the devices, the trunks and an overview of the advantages and pitfalls.

11:30-12:30 - Lunch at Amerigo's, with questions following up presentation.

12:30-1:00 - Board Meeting.

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

PLACE: Amerigo's Restaurant Meeting Room (Flowood,MS).

MEETING DIRECTIONS:

From I-55 north, take 98B exit Lakeland Drive, you will take a left onto Lakeland Drive and proceed 7 miles until you get to the Dogwood shopping area Amerigo's is on the left side of Market street in the shopping center.

From I-55 south, take 98B exit Lakeland Drive, you will take a right onto Lakeland Drive and proceed 7 miles until you get to the Dogwood shopping area Amerigo's is on the left side of Market street in the shopping center.

The host stand can direct you to the meeting room for MCTA, look forward to seeing everyone!