Mandan, N.D., Sept. 19, 2022 — National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC), a leading provider of software and solutions to utility and broadband companies, will host its premier learning event, the Member Information Conference (MIC), from Sept. 26-29 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tenn.
This is the first year that the conference sold out before registration was scheduled to end, indicating participants are excited to connect with NISC, network with their peers and enjoy a week of learning in Nashville. The four-day event will feature more than 140 concurrent sessions and two inspiring general sessions.
“The MIC selling out is a testament to what a great learning event it is,” said Ed Wolff, NISC vice president of Professional Services, Sales, & Marketing. “Our Members are excited to join us in Nashville, and we are excited for all that we have in store for them. From engaging with NISC experts to hearing from other Members, we strive to make sure our Members are getting the most value possible during their week with us. The MIC is also an important occasion to show our Member-Owners first-hand the innovations we have developed since we were last together a year ago in Louisville. Most importantly, the MIC helps us maintain long-lasting relationships and is a great place to build new ones. We are so excited to see so many of our partners in the next week in Nashville.”
The theme for this year’s MIC is “Shift” – we recognize that our reality is quite different than it was two years ago. We collaborate in ways we couldn’t have imagined and serve our communities in ways we might not have envisioned. Things we thought were impossible are now quite probable, and all we had to do was shift.
Co-op Strong at the 2022 MIC
For the 2022 MIC Co-op Strong fundraiser, NISC is taking a different approach to give back to the Nashville community. This year, each $40 participation fee collected during the MIC registration process will be used to purchase supplies, and participants are invited to join us near the registration desk as their schedule allows to help create craft kits for pediatric patients at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Proceeds from the sale of MIC shirts, which could be purchased during registration as well, will also be given to the children’s hospital along with any donations collected onsite.
From financials to operations and all points in-between, the 2022 MIC will provide more than 140 sessions on the latest enhancements to NISC solutions, updates on the technology roadmap and discussions of issues facing the utility and broadband industries. This year, we’re excited to have 65 NISC Members sharing best practices with fellow attendees across 41 sessions, a MIC record amount, revealing tips and tricks and personal experiences with the NISC enterprise software.
As the hub for the MIC’s events, the Partner Pavilion is home to NISC’s Consulting Booth and Solutions Lab, where attendees can meet with NISC subject matter experts, as well as 40 exhibiting partners and vendors showcasing a variety of solutions and services valuable to Member organizations.
Opening General Session
Mon., Sept. 26 at 5 p.m. | Dan Wilbanks, President and CEO of NISC
The 2022 MIC Opening General Session will both inform and inspire. NISC President and CEO Dan Wilbanks and guests will share highlights from the past year, NISC’s focus and strategy for the future, and homage to the people—the employees and Members—who make it all happen.
Dan’s exciting product updates will include NISC’s Multi-Channel Messaging, web and mobile app SmartHub, and iVUE AppSuite—and how they will further boost our Members’ communication and member/customer engagement efforts.
Wed., Sept. 28 at 6 p.m.
After two busy days of learning and networking, MICfest provides attendees a chance to celebrate, connect and experience the best of Nashville before we bring the 2022 MIC to a close. This year’s MICfest takes place at the legendary Wildhorse Saloon where there will be live music, food, drinks, games, karaoke and more in the heart of Music City’s downtown district.
Closing General Session
Thurs., Sept. 29 at 9 a.m. | Ben Nemtin, #1 New York Times bestselling author, co-founder of The Buried Life movement and inspirational keynote speaker
Ben Nemtin and his three childhood friends started THE BURIED LIFE in Victoria, British Columbia, in 2006. They made a list of 100 things to do before you die. For every list item they accomplished, they helped a stranger cross something off their bucket list. Since then, they have crossed off “Write a #1 New York Times Bestseller”, “Make a TV Show (on MTV)”, “Be Interviewed by Oprah” and have helped reunite a father and son after 17 years and surprised a young girl with a much-needed bionic arm. Ben has crossed off 96 of 100 dreams and has helped countless people achieve their dreams. Ben’s bucket list quest has inspired millions to thrive personally and professionally.
Additional information about NISC’s MIC can be found at www.niscmic.coop.
NISC is an information technology organization that develops, implements and supports software and hardware solutions for our Members. We deliver advanced solutions, services and support to 935 independent broadband companies, electric cooperatives and other public power entities. NISC is an industry leader providing information technology solutions including financials, service, operations and marketing as well as many other supporting platforms and business services. With facilities in Mandan, N.D., Lake Saint Louis, Mo., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Blacksburg, Va., NISC and its subsidiary employ more than 1,300 professionals between the four locations and remotely throughout the United States.
Additional information about NISC can be found at www.nisc.coop.