What is the conference's approximate daily running time?Conference events will be held from approximately 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday through Thursday (October 26-29). There will be Pre-Conference Wellness Sessions and Special Events, so be sure to check the Program-At-A-Glance for those dates and times.
What is the last day that I can register?Wednesday, October 20 is the last day to register for the Conference.
Can I register for just one day of the Conference?There is no one-day registration available. Registration is for all three days of the Conference.
What platforms will I need to have installed in order to watch the Conference?To get the most out of this experience, MMASC recommends installing Zoom on the device that you plan to use during the Conference.Attendees are also encouraged to download the Whova app on their mobile devices to connect with fellow attendees, Corporate Partners and download information for the sessions.
Will presentations be live or pre-recorded? All presentations will be live.
Am I able to ask questions during the presentation? Yes, the chat and Q&A features will be available during each Breakout session. Presenters will answer as many questions as possible throughout the presentation.
Will presentations be recorded?No, presentations during the Conference will not be recorded.
Is the Annual Business Meeting open to only those registered for the Conference? No, the Annual Business Meeting is open to all Members of MMASC. Login information for Meeting will be released soon.
What tech requirements do I need to participate in the virtual conference?Once registered you may access the virtual conference and watch from your desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device. The platform works best if accessed via Chrome but can be accessed also with Firefox and Mozilla. Presentations will be using the Zoom interface. If you are not a frequent Zoom user or you will be using a different device than normal you may want to perform a test.
Can I share my virtual conference login information with other members of my team?For every paid registration to attend virtually, only one device (computer, laptop, tablet, phone) will be allowed to enter the virtual conference.
Don't hesitate to contact us with any additional questions or concerns. We look forward to connecting with you virtually soon!
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Checks should be made payable to "MMASC" and mailed to our main office. If paying by credit card, please be sure to include your Visa or MasterCard number, expiration date, security code, and name on the credit card.
MMASC is currently accepting submissions for session presenters from individuals, groups, organizations, MMASC members and our Corporate Partners for the upcoming 2021 MMASC Annual Conference.
The deadline for speaker proposals is Friday, August 6, 2021.
MMASC is offering four scholarships to attend the 2021 Annual Conference. The recipients of the scholarships will receive complimentary conference registration. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at 5:00 PM.
For additional information and to apply, visit www.mmasc.org/scholarships
MMASC is offering one scholarship to veterans seeking to enter public service at the local government level. The recipient of this scholarship will receive complimentary conference registration. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at 5:00 PM.
Presented to a public agency whose accomplishments have significantly contributed to the advancement of local government service or otherwise improved the quality of community service provided.
Presented to a MMASC member who has made a significant contribution to the public service profession or advanced the success of others by affording professional development opportunities, with an emphasis placed on a singular significant accomplishment.
Presented to a MMASC member, chief executive officer, director, member of the academic community, MMASC supporter, or outside professional development program manager that has shown a significant and sustained contribution toward furthering the success of others by affording professional development opportunities.
Presented to a member of the MMASC Executive Board or a Regional Boardmember who has made a significant and/or sustained contribution to MMASC. The Award is named after J. Michael Dutton who was an active member of the organization, an innovator and leader of public sector programs. He mentored many and promoted MMASC as a key component of professional development, before his untimely death in 1984 at the age of 36.
For additional information and to nominate, visit www.mmasc.org/awards