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Join us from Noon until 5:00 pm on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, to experience our deep-dive intensive technology sessions, complete with demonstrations of the latest technology for county governments.

Discover MD tech and cyber vendors through our special Wednesday-only tradeshow, and don’t miss the IGNITE! Session where the tradeshow vendors will introduce their products and services.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - Roland Powell Convention Center

Noon - 5:00 pm  |  TECH EXPO TRADESHOW        

Don’t miss this chance to chat with technology vendors! Many of the vendors will bring technology that they can actively demonstrate for you. We’re talking everything from GIS to 3-D printing, body cameras and speed cameras, virtual reality, and MORE! This is a ONE-DAY ONLY tradeshow, so be sure you get here Wednesday to check it out!            

Noon - 1:15 pm  |  DEEP DIVE BOXED LUNCH SESSION (ticket required)  

Look! Up In the Sky! It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No – It’s a Drone!

The capabilities and potential applications of unmanned aerial vehicles (commonly known as “drones”) are vast and rapidly expanding. Drones can assist county governments in a wide array of areas, including public safety, emergency response, transportation and infrastructure management, service efficiencies, and data collection. Panelists will discuss the current state of drone technology and the myriad tasks drones can be used for. A live drone demonstration will accompany the presentation.          

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm  |  DEEP DIVE SESSION              

Mobile Command and Comms: Portals to Regional Emergency Response

In a regional response, emergency managers require tools that ensure rapid, reliable, and interoperable communications to help save lives. Join this hands-on demonstration of today’s mobile command and radio technologies in a special session during MACo’s Tech Expo. Walk-through a mobile command unit and see how emergency managers use its features to deploy their responders in coordination with the home county’s incident commander. Make a test-call on radios programmed for interoperable communications and see how they work together like they were part of the same agency.   

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm  |  COFFEE BREAK       

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm  |  IGNITE! SESSION

This fast-paced session will give you the opportunity to hear briefly from each of the vendors in the Tech Expo Tradeshow. Each vendor will have 60 seconds to advance quickly through 3 slides before handing over the stage to the next vendor. This is a great way to learn a lot in a short amount of time!       

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm  |  MORE TECH EXPO TRADESHOW