Minnesota Technical Symposium

NEXT UP for MinnTS -- 15th annual joint meeting of scientific and technical societies  

DATE: Thursday, March 16, 2017

TIME: 5pm networking, 6pm dinner, 7pm talks

LOCATION: EcoLab Innovation Center, Schuman Research Facility, Eagan

RESERVATIONS: click here for MinnTS.org website; registration will open around February 20

COST: $30 (with MNMAS discount)


The first speaker, on "The Rise of Virtual Reality," will be Michael Nowak, currently with Ultimarc and founder of Vektor Software. He is one of the cofounders of the Minneapolis Virtual Reality Meetup. He will give us a history of the development of VR (and AR).


The second speaker will be Hayley Borck, 
"MonitAR: Intelligent Guidance using Augmented Reality." She is currently with Adventium Labs (cyber security and system engineering). She is working on a project for NASA on AI systems used to guide astronauts when they are not in contact with earth communications.


REGISTER AS AN MAS member and you will receive $5 off the non-member price of $35. 

Past Events

2016: Held at 3M, the guest speakers were:

  • Michael Finegan, Director of Business Development, Multitech. What exactly is the "Internet of Things" (IoT), and what impact is it going to have on you and your organization?
  • Noah Korba, General Mills Senior Manager, Global IT Security Infrastructure, Forensics & Incident Response. Who are the hackers and what are they after. His experience as an ethical hacker provided examples of the effects of recent cyber attacks on corporations and government.

2015: The 13th Annual Minnesota Technical Symposium (MinnTS) was held at Medtronic Headquarters in Fridley. The featured speakers at the 2015 MinnTS were Dr. Richard Danila and Marc Roe. Dr. Danila presented on the reasons why there has been a global emergence of infectious diseases in the last 20 years with an emphasis on the current Ebola Virus Disease outbreak and its implications for Minnesota.