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Overflow Hotel Accommodations – Hotel Rose

June 18, 2018 in Current Update

We have secured additional rooms to meet the needs of both government and non-government attendees. The Hotel Rose, a Stay Pineapple property, has rooms available for your stay. We encourage you to take a look at the hotel and make your reservations as soon as possible.

Information about the hotel property can be found at: https://www.staypineapple.com/hotel-rose-portland-or

The rates and reservation links are below for your reference:

Please be sure to make your reservations soon as the guaranteed rates above will expire on June 28, 2018.

We look forward to seeing you in Portland!

Early Bird Registration Rates End in early July – Register Soon!

June 12, 2018 in Current Update

Early Bird Registration Rates for MESC 2018 end July 11th.
Be sure to register before the early bird rates expire!

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): $550 ($600 after July 11, 2018)
  • Non-Government/Private: $625 ($675 after July 11, 2018)

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.

Updated Day at a Glance Agenda Now Posted

June 6, 2018 in Current Update

The MESC 2018 Day at a Glance Agenda was recently updated. The updated online version can be found here.

You can also download the Day At A Glance Agenda as a PDF by clicking here.

State Staff Travel Reimbursement Programs

May 15, 2018 in Current Update

The MESC Organizers want to decrease the obstacles States may face in sending employees to the Conference. We are also interested in broadening State exposure to the information presented at the Conference and have developed the three opportunities outlined below to assist States with travel expenses. The MESC Organizers provide reimbursement for travel costs to the MESC, hotel, registration fees and meals during times when the MESC is not offering meals.

State Decision Makers
Through this program, we are committed to reimbursing the travel expenses and registration fee for one State employee per State. Preference will be given to State Personnel who have never attended the MESC as well as for State Personnel whose responsibilities are broader than the MMIS, for example a State Chief Information Officer, Medicaid Director, or other key decision maker.

Click Here to Submit Your Information for Consideration

Poster Session Presenters
One State staff person per State who submits a Poster Session abstract and participates in the Thursday evening session is eligible for participation in this program.

Click Here to Read More About the Poster Session and to Submit a Poster Session Abstract

HI-TECH 90/10 Funding
States with eligible HI-TECH funding are eligible to submit a request for 10% of the registration and travel costs to participate in the MESC up to a maximum amount of $1,000 per State.

Limited Sponsorship Opportunities Remaining

May 12, 2018 in Current Update

MESC 2018 Sponsorship Opportunities are almost sold out – book your sponsorship soon!

Sponsorship Opportunities include:

Breakfast (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday): $7,500 per day
Lunch (Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday): $8,000 per day – Only One Day Remaining!
Session Breaks [total of four breaks held in the Exhibit Hall] (Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday): $7,500 per day 
Wednesday Poster Session Reception: $2,500 per food or drink station
Advertising: Various Prices

Be sure to sign up for the MES Conference eNews to get up-to-date Conference news delivered directly to your inbox!

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

Looking for the MESC 2017 Presentations?

November 11, 2017 in Current Update

Presentations, attendee lists, and PDFs of past programs can be found in our archives.

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November 8, 2017 in Current Update

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