Schedule

MMA Annual Meeting & Trade Show

All events are held at the Hynes Convention Center and the Sheraton Boston Hotel.
 
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Noon-4 p.m.MIIA Board of Directors MeetingSheraton, Riverway Room, 5th floor
3-5:15 p.m.Conference RegistrationHynes, Hall C foyer, 2nd floor

Friday, January 22, 2016
8 a.m.-5 p.mConference RegistrationHynes, Hall C foyer, 2nd floor
9:30-11 a.m.
Opening Session
Keynote Speaker: Guy Raz
Hynes, Ballroom B, 3rd floor

11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Municipal Trade Show

Hynes, Hall C & Auditorium
Noon-1:30 p.m.
WEMO Luncheon (preregistration required)
Speaker: Attorney General Maura Healey
Hynes, Ballroom C, 3rd floor

2-3:30 p.m.

CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS – Friday session
• Developments and Initiatives in Municipal Finance
• Economic Development Opportunities for Small Towns
• Eight Minutes With a Highly Effective Manager
• Employer Rights in a New Era of Workplace Monitoring
• Labor Law Update
• Making the Case for Regional Emergency Dispatch
• Municipal Land Use and Zoning Update
• Municipal Liability: What Every Manager Should Know
• New Technology in Pavement Management and Snow and Ice Operations
• Shaping Age-Friendly Communities for All Generations to Come

Hynes, 2nd floor meeting rooms
3:45-5:15 p.m.
EMERGING ISSUES FORUMS
• From Airbnb to Zipcar: The Impact of the Sharing Economy on Communities
• Future Shock: What’s in Store for Our Electricity Needs?
• Successfully Riding the Data Wave
 
Hynes, 3rd floor meeting rooms

6-7 p.m.

Opening Reception

Sheraton, Constitution Ballroom foyer, 2nd floor
7-9 p.m.
Banquet Dinner, MMA President’s Address
Special guest speaker: Don Orsillo
(Preregistration required)
Sheraton, Grand Ballroom, 2nd floor

Saturday, January 23, 2016
8 a.m.-3:30 p.mConference RegistrationHynes, Hall C foyer, 2nd floor

7:30-8:30 a.m.

Member Associations Breakfast

Hynes, Ballroom B, 3rd floor
 
BUSINESS MEETINGS FOR MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS
 
8:30-10 a.m.• Massachusetts Municipal Councillors’ AssociationHynes, room 306
8:30-10 a.m.Massachusetts Selectmen’s AssociationHynes, Ballroom C, 3rd floor
8:30-10 a.m.• Massachusetts Mayors’ AssociationHynes, room 300
8:30-10 a.m.• Massachusetts Municipal Management AssociationHynes, room 304

10 a.m.-2 p.m.
 

Municipal Trade Show
 

Hynes, Hall C & Auditorium
 
10:15-11:50 a.m.MMA Annual Business Meeting
(incl. President’s Address)
Special guest speakers: U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey
Hynes, Ballroom A, 3rd floor

11:50 a.m.-noon

MMA Board of Directors Meeting: Election of Officers

Hynes, Ballroom A, 3rd floor

noon-1:30 p.m.

MIIA Luncheon and Business Meeting (by reservation only)

Hynes, Ballroom B, 3rd floor
   
2-3:30 p.m.
CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS – Saturday session
• Capital Planning: Buying the Big Stuff
• Communities at Work: Safety Regulations for Municipal Workers
• Community Impacts of Cable, Broadband and Over-the-Top Content
• Complete Your Streets: Preparing for Policy and Action
• Critical Issues in Modern Municipal Policing
• Getting Ready for a New Public Records Law
• Media Relations Concepts for Municipal Officials
• Municipal and Open Meeting Law Update
• Municipal Leadership in the Opioid Crisis
• Understanding the Cadillac Tax
 
Hynes, 2nd floor meeting rooms
3:45-5 p.m.Closing Session Speaker:
Mike Allen
Hynes, Ballroom A, 3rd floor

6-7:15 p.m.

Presentation of Innovation, Municipal Website and Town Report Awards; President’s Reception

Sheraton, Constitution Ballroom, 2nd floor

7:15-9:15 p.m.

Annual Banquet (preregistration required)
Entertainment: Paula Poundstone

Sheraton, Grand Ballroom, 2nd floor