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Updated Session Information Posted!

July 20, 2018 in Current Update

The updated spreadsheet of sessions, including speakers, moderator, and location has been posted.
This version is current as of July 20, 2018, and you can find it here.

If you spot anything in the detailed agenda that needs updating, email info@mesconference.org and we will fix it pronto.

MESC 2018 App Now Available!

July 20, 2018 in Current Update

The MESC 2018 app is now available!
Due to changes with the Apple and Google app store policies, the MESC app is now part of the CrowdCompass AttendeeHub app.

To get the MESC 2018 app, follow these simple steps:

  1. Download the app by searching stores for “CrowdCompass AttendeeHub”
  2. Open the AttendeeHub and search “Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference “
  3. Click on download

To customize your event, and to connect to other attendees, log in to the app. To log in:

  1. Tap on the “☰” in the top left-hand corner then click “Log in for more features.”
  2. Enter your first name, last name, and email in order to receive a verification code via email
  3. Return to the AttendeeHub and enter your verification code

We are continuing to add content to the app (e.g., speaker names, speaker bios), and we look forward to seeing you in Portland!

CMS “Office Hours” – All Appointments Are Full

July 19, 2018 in Current Update

Thanks to all of the states that reserved a time to meet with leaders from the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services during scheduled “Office Hours” throughout the conference. All CMS Office Hours times have been reserved.

If you missed the opportunity to book a CMS Office Hour slot, please choose one point person from your state to email Barb Fuller to add your state to the wait list.

Overflow Hotel Accommodations – Hotel Modera

July 18, 2018 in Current Update

If you have not made your hotel reservations yet please make a reservation at the Hotel Modera, our second overflow hotel for the MESC. They are offering both government and non-government rooms for our attendees until July 23rd.
Information is below for reference:

HOTEL MODERA
515 SW Clay Street
Portland, OR 97201


Please call the Hotel directly at 877.484.1084 and ask for the “NESCSO Medicaid Group Rate” or
reserve online using this link: Hotel Modera Reservations.

Please be sure to make your reservations soon as the guaranteed rates above will expire on July 23, 2018.

We look forward to seeing you in Portland!

Registration is open – be sure to register before we sell out!

July 12, 2018 in Current Update

Registration is open – be sure to register before we sell out!

You may register for the conference by visiting our conference registration site at here.
The cost to attend the MESC is:

  • Government (must be a Government employee): $600 
  • Non-Government/Private: $675 

Your registration fee provides you with admission to all conference sessions and conference sponsored events.
Your registration fee also provides each attendee with a full breakfast, snack breaks and lunch on Monday through Thursday.

Announcing Cathy O’Neil – Keynote Speaker at MESC 2018

May 11, 2018 in Current Update

We are pleased to announce Cathy O’Neil author of the New York Times bestselling Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy, which was also a semifinalist for the National Book Award will be the keynote speaker at the MESC Opening Plenary!

Cathy earned a Ph.D. in math from Harvard, was a postdoctoral fellow in the MIT math department, and a professor at Barnard College where she published a number of research papers in arithmetic algebraic geometry. She then switched over to the private sector, working as a quantitative analyst for the hedge fund D.E. Shaw in the middle of the credit crisis, and then for RiskMetrics, a risk software company that assesses risk for the holdings of hedge funds and banks. She left finance in 2011 and started working as a data scientist in the New York start-up scene, building models that predicted people’s purchases and clicks.

Join us at the MESC 2018 to hear her thought provoking and often humorous way of considering how big data and analytics impact all aspects of life, including policy approaches in publicly funded services.

Interested in a sneak preview of Cathy presenting…click on following link:
https://www.ted.com/talks/cathy_o_neil_the_era_of_blind_faith_in_big_data_must_end

MESC 2018 General Information

November 13, 2017 in Current Update

Dates:
August 13-16, 2018 – Monday through Thursday

Location:
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

Portland, OR 97232

Google Map Location

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November 8, 2017 in Current Update

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