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17th TribalNet Annual Conference

November 7-10, 2016

San Diego, CA
Sheraton San Diego
Hotel & Marina

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Call for 2016 Conference Speakers

TribalNet is prepared to accept speaker requests for the 17th Annual Conference and Tradeshow AND it’s all new ExecNology Symposium happening in tandem with the conference being held the week of November 7th, 2016 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina.

TribalNet’s advisory boards and committees represent a great sampling of the participants in attendance at TribalNet each year. Given the board members are such a great representation, these industry influencers truly put together an amazing agenda, full of sessions they feel will bring the most relevant and valuable information to their peers in the industry. This year’s event will be packed full of value yet again and now that some of the top session topics have been determined, TribalNet has opened up the request for speaking process.

Applications to speak will be accepted for review until July 15, 2016.

“Each year we are extremely proud of our all-star speaker line up. We are confident this year with the topics our advisory board has worked hard to define, that we will knock it out of the park yet again with engaging speakers. TribalNet is the best place for technology minded professionals in the tribal government, gaming, health and enterprise industries to come together. With our clearly defined breakout tracks for 2016; IT Leadership, Security, Tribal Gaming, Tribal Government and Tribal Health we are sure to cover it all for anyone involved in technology at a tribal organization. Plus, with the all new ExecNology Symposium happening the same week, same place as TribalNet, we’ve broadened the spectrum of what will be covered and who will be at TribalNet this year,” says Shannon Bouschor, TribalNet Executive Director. “We are excited to continue making announcements on key sessions and speakers participating as the season goes on.”

The All New ExecNology Symposium

This year, TribalNet introduces a brand new event to run in tandem with this popular conference—the all new ExecNology Symposium. This event was designed to demystify technology for non-technical tribal executives and leaders.

Call for Industry Award Nominations

TribalNet is once again seeking nominations for their prestigious annual industry awards. Information Technology (IT) teams from tribes, tribal organizations, tribal health clinics, tribal gaming and non-gaming enterprises throughout the U.S. have the chance to be honored for their hard work and dedication with these awards, which are given out every year at the Annual TribalNet Conference. New this year, the conference audience will be involved in casting votes for the winners.

“We are so excited about this year’s industry awards! We’ve been doing the awards for eight years now and this is the first year we’ve opened it up to a vote from conference participants. Each year we, as an organization, get the opportunity to read about so many great successes and this year we want more of that shared with our audience,” comments Shannon Bouschor, TribalNet Executive Director.

The advisory boards will first determine application finalists. These will be then put to the vote by conference attendees on site at the 17th Annual TribalNet Conference and Tradeshow, being held Nov 7-10, 2016 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina.

“In 2016, we are taking things a step further in the application process and asking finalists to do a video in order to share more details about their success stories with conference attendees. In our continuous efforts to provide a platform for networking and peer to peer engagement this is yet another way of bringing together the industry in a positive way. We encourage everyone to submit an application for consideration!” says Bouschor.

If your IT team is deserving of being considered for one of the 2016 awards, or you know an IT team in the industry that deserves to be recognized for achievements in technology, visit the TribalNet website and nominate them today!

Past recipients of this award which began in 2008 include: Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community IT Department, Mohegan Tribe IS Team, Viejas Information Technology Services Team Pechanga Resort & Casino IT Department, Trinidad Rancheria IT Department, Blue Lake Rancheria, Yurok Tribe IS Department, Snoqualmie Tribe, Confederated Tribe of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Chickasaw Nation IT Department, Isleta Resort & Casino IT Department, Sacramento Native American Health Center, Inc. (SNAHC) IS Department, Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi (NHBP) IT Department, Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures IT Department, Forest County Potawatomi IT Department.

Applications for recommendations for the TribalNet Awards can be found online at and must be complete and submitted by August 15, 2016 in order to be considered.

About TribalNet: Through the annual conference, year-round membership, magazine and industry partnerships, TribalNet is an industry resource connecting technology leaders at tribal organizations, health facilities, casinos and enterprises nationwide with technology solution providers specific to the industry. For more information, visit TribalNet online at:

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