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By Mark Hebert

Technology Roundup in Malta tomorrow


September 21, 2016

The Malta Business Center will be buzzing with activity on Thursday, September 22, as the HiLine Technology Roundup offers something for everyone…for free.

From checking out digital books at the Phillips County Library to the dangers of children using the internet and from technology impacting agriculture to technology solutions for cattle ranchers, nearly 20 different presentations will be on display.

“Our area is connected, using technology every day to work our personal lives, do banking, check the weather, enhance education and run businesses,” said Dina Meneely of the Malta Chamber of Commerce. “We want you to come to the Technology Roundup because there really is something for everyone. Check out the booths to see what is new and exciting. Attend a hands on session to learn something new or listen to our great speakers and hear their stories.”

The day gets underway with a Showcase Room and Tradeshow area starting at 9 a.m. and running until 11 a.m.

Registration for the event kick’s off at the conclusion of the trade show when a free lunch will be provided. There will be four different rooms set up at the Malta Business Center – former Ben Franklin and current home of the Art Spot – offering panel discussions on how technology impacts home, ag, ranch, business and education. The discussions run from noon until 7 p.m.

“What a great opportunity for the Phillips County community to take part in such a unique event right here in Malta that not only speaks to technology and how it impacts our day to day life, but also our business district, agriculture and how it impacts our children and their future as well, said Ashley Stuart, PhillCo Executive Director.

For a full event schedule you can visit or see the fliers around town.

The HiLine Technology Roundup is a place to gather, learn and showcase technology used in our businesses, farm/ranches and homes. The agenda includes an opening keynote from Ranchlogs - a group of Montana techies who offer custom web development and technology solutions for the ranching industry.

Panel conversations will focus on Agriculture, Business & Education, Living Remote - the new rural economy and Youth. Presenters include: Big Sky Code Academy/Montana Code Girls, Harlem United F1, Jayne & Aaron Morrow (a Montana native who came back to rural roots), Montana Area Health Education Center (AHEC), Montana High Tech Business Alliance.

The Google Advantage Lab sponsored by the Disadvantaged Business Enterprises program will be available throughout the day. This is a great opportunity to get your business on the map and more!

Concurrent break out sessions to date include: Working Cooperatively - IT Workforce Opportunities with the Montana Cooperative Development Center, Direct to the Consumer Healthcare with hands on demonstrations by the Montana Telehealth Association, Speaking to Kids - Jobs of the FUTURE with the Big Sky Code Academy, Montana Libraries To Go, Montana Manufacturing Extension Center.

The HiLine Technology Round Up is sponsored by the Malta Technology Committee and funded through a grant by Triangle Communications. This committee is made up of business owners, non-profit leaders, government, education, agriculture, Chamber of Commerce and PhillCo Economic Development representatives with the mission to promote technology and new economies in the Malta and Phillips County area, that inspire our rural future.


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