31st Annual Information Technology Summit & Tradeshow

Thu., May 31, 2018 | 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, ME


Public Registration is OPEN!


Why Attend the MTUG Technology Summit?

Attendees will enjoy:

Register online below for Attendee Early Bird rate of $45! (student rate available)

To receive updates on MTUG events, sign up for email announcements here: http://www.mtug.org/emails.

MTUG's IT Summit and Tradeshow is the premier technology infrastructure conference in Maine with workshop topics that speak to the concerns and interests of IT professionals in all organizational sectors and industries. The exhibitors on the tradeshow floor will run the full array of IT services, from telco and ISP providers, managed services providers, contact center providers, training, IT management and support, data and storage management, infrastructure/data center, cloud services, and more.


Attendee Registration Form (via Eventbrite)

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Summit Tradeshow Booth Map
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Learn more about the MTUG Summit from the PREVIOUS YEAR'S
2017 Summit Brochure [PDF] linked here.



For Registered Exhibitors & Sponsors ONLY: This year, enhance your Tradeshow presence with an advertisement in the Workshop Descriptions section of the MTUG Summit brochure. This offer is available to Exhibitors & Sponsors ONLY. The Ad item is at the bottom of the full registration form. 1/4 page ads are available to Sponsors, 1/8 page ads are available to Exhibitors (non-sponsoring/booth-only packages).


Summit Workshops 
Check Often for Updates!

MTUG's RFP process was held from late-January through early-March. Accepted proposals will be contacted in early April for announcement in mid-April.     

This year the MTUG Summit will feature the following Topic Tracks (typically 3 workshops each):
  • Cloud Track, 
  • I.T. Career Development Track, 
  • I.T. Infrastructure Track, 
  • Security Track, 
  • Tech Sandbox Track
MTUG takes pride in featuring workshops with "end-user" voices -- speakers who are not-IT sales, and represent companies in non-tech industries such as healthcare, finance, retail and manufacturing. Our nonprofit, volunteer board hand-picks presentations from our RFP process that speak to the challenges of real I.T. operations, or venture into areas of new technology and hands-on learning experiences. 

Sign up for MTUG's mailing list to be sure to get the complete Workshop Schedule announcement when it becomes available! Go to https://www.mtug.org/emails

Here is a sneak peak at a few of the 15 MTUG2018 Workshop Topics:
  • Practical tips for DevOps amidst chaos
  • Network redesign on a campus
  • Cloud all the things!
  • Security systems on the network
  • Choreography, composition, and code
  • And many more to be announced soon!

All Summit Workshop Proposals not accepted for the IT Summit will be automatically considered in developing our 2018-19 Educational Season calendar of monthly events beginning in September - this process begins in June. Anyone can submit a workshop proposal at anytime -- just use our Generic Workshop/Webinar Proposal Form linked here [DOCX] -- we look forward to hearing your great workshop ideas!


Keynote Speaker

Dr. Rafael J. Grossmann

Keynote Title:


"Mixed Reality & Beyond: The Smart use of Technology without Limits!"

Rafael J. Grossmann, MD, FACS
Trauma & General Surgeon, Health Technology Innovator, Speaker, Instructor, Eastern Maine Health Systems
Since completing his surgery residency in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Dr. Grossmann has developed as a general, trauma, advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgeon who now practices in Maine.
Throughout his career, Dr. Grossmann has focused on tapping the paradoxical power of technology to coexist with a better, more humane medical care. As a healthcare futurist, being a full-time practicing surgeon gives him the rare skills, qualities, and advantages to combine and enhance both his passions. Dr. Grossmann was one of the earliest Google Glass explorers, and on June 20, 2013, was the first doctor to ever use Google Glass during live surgery.
A telemedicine, global health, and digital medicine advocate, Dr. Grossmann is a strong believer in the power of technology to augment healthcare and education to better connect providers and patients. He is convinced that innovation in healthcare technology, along with the current developments in Mobile and Wearable platforms, Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality, along with AI, Deep Learning, Blockchain, Nanotechnology, 3D printing and Robotics, will exponentially improve healthcare connectivity, communication, and data management, and result in more efficient, intuitive, less expensive and ultimately better and more empathetic patient care and medical education, as well as improved global access to healthcare.
Discover more about Dr. Rafael Grossmann's work and innovations at his site and blog: https://www.rafaelgrossmann.com/

General Information & Registration

Each year, activities for the MTUG I.T. Summit & Tradeshow occur roughly as follows:
  • MTUG opens Tradeshow Booth & Sponsor Registration early January 
  • MTUG releases a call for speakers (RFP) in mid-January 
  • Early Bird Booth Prices END - mid-February (most booths sell-out by late February)
  • Call (RFP) for speakers ends - mid-to-late-February
  • Full Keynote Abstract released - late February
  • Registration Announcements sent out to all - mid-March
  • Roster of Workshops released - early April
  • I.T. Summit Brochure released as PDF - early May
  • Early Bird Public Attendee discount ends - early May
  • I.T. Summit & Tradeshow held at the end of May
If registration materials or RFP materials are not visible above, you may also contact the director at kcarpenter@mtug.orgfor further details or an invoice (please specify the desired exhibit booth package or sponsorship package per the Booth / Sponsor benefits sheet linked above).