Schedule

MMA Annual Meeting & Trade Show

All events are held at the Hynes Convention Center and the Sheraton Boston Hotel. The schedule for 2017 is not yet finalized. This 2016 schedule is for reference.
 
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