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The Midwest Architecture Community Collaboration (MACC) is not-for-profit organization (501(C)3). Its purpose is to bring all domains of architecture together to share information and techniques of interest to all of us. It is our shared belief that through collaboration, we can better understand and promote the significance of architecture to business success. Thanks to your participation it has been a great journey.

The genesis of MACC was a joint effort of several local architecture communities. They saw the value in collaborating with each other to create a world class event that attracts all types of architects and thought leaders to learn from each other and network. So MACC was born.

MACC 2014, our first year summit conference, attracted over 230 CIO, CTO and business and technology leaders from Minnesota and all over the Midwest and MACC 2015 attracted over 250. We had well known industry speakers such as Paul Preiss, CEO and Founder of IASA Global, Allen Brown, CEO of The Open Group, Jeff Scott VP of Accelare, Tom Baden State CIO and State of Minnesota Commissioner of IT, Sara Rottunda VP of Medtronic, and 32 track speakers. MACC 2016  had a highly rated “arch-a-thon” workshop that provided participants with hands-on, practical skills to use in addressing business problem end-to-end, from definition to solution, using collaboration as the architecture tool to come up with solution.

The take away

The core of the conference and workshop is the sharing of great work being done by our peers in many areas here in the Midwest. This is only possible through the participation of hosts, speakers, and attendees from over 70 organizations from the Twin Cities and across the region.