2013 Broadband Communities Summit
2013 Agenda at a Glance
 
Monday, April 15
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Contractor Move In (Crystal Ballroom 1-6)
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Exhibitor Move In (Crystal Ballroom 1-6)
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Registration Open (Crystal Ballroom Foyer/West Registration)
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Workshop: Hands-On Financial Modeling - Steve Ross, Corporate Editor, Broadband Communities
3:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Workshop: Taking Charge of Adoption: Strategies for Network Sustainability and Economic Development, Instructed by Michael Curri, Founder & CEO, Strategic Networks Group Inc. (separate registration required)
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
DISH Network Exclusive Event By Invitation Only (Bel-Air Room)
Tuesday, April 16
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Registration Open (Crystal Ballroom Foyer/West Registration)
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Exhibitor Move In (Crystal Ballroom 1-6)
7:30 am - 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast Sponsored by BHC RHODES (Crystal Ballroom 6-8 & Crystal Foyer)
  Multifamily Track
(Crystal Ballroom 6-8)
Revenue Opportunities Track
(Lalique Ballroom 1)
Leveraging Assets for Broadband
(Lalique Ballroom 2)
8:00 am - 9:00 am
MDU Report: MDU Residents and Broadband - Michael Render, President, RVA followed by Panel Discussion of Findings
New Revenue Opportunitites: Key to Affording FTTH (Part 1) Leveraging your Assets and Creating Partnerships for Building Fiber Networks
9:10 am - 10:10 am
Rooftop Management
New Revenue Opportunitites: Key to Affording FTTH (Part 2) Leveraging your Assets...
(continued)
10:20 am - 11:20 am
Owner/Legal Roundtable
Telemedicine (Part 1) The Fiber Hunters: Finding Existing Fiber
11:30 pm - 12:20 pm
Legal Leaders
Back-Office and Aggregation Systems to Support Multiple Broadband Services The In's and Out's of Wholesale Agreements with Service Providers
12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
General Session: How Innovative Fiber-Enabled Broadband Projects Are Changing Lives (Working Lunch) (Crystal Ballroom 6-8)
1:50 pm - 2:20 pm
General Session: Welcome Address, FTTH Council, Heather Gold
Keynote: Politics of Abundance, Blair Levin
(Crystal Ballroom 6-8)
2:20 pm - 2:50 pm
Keynote Address: Broadband, Economic Development and Job Creation: The Big Picture, Speaker: Angela Simpson, NTIA. Intro: Jim Baller, ED Chairman
(Crystal Ballroom 6-8)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Association Board and Members Meetings
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Wifi Tricks and Gimmicks
Editor's Choice Track
(Lalique Ballroom 1)

Public Safety: Interactive Collaborative Video
Broadband for Economic Development
(Lalique Ballroom 2)
How Employers Make Site Location and Relocation Decisions
4:10 pm - 5:00 pm Metrics 2013 Top Trends in Technology, Media and Entertainment Meeting the Special Needs of Elderly, Young, Disabled and Low-Income Americans
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Exhibit Hall Opens Refreshments Sponsored by Comcast (Crystal Ballroom 1-5)
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Opening Night Cocktail Reception Sponsored by AT&T Connected Communities
(Garden Court)
Wednesday, April 17
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Registration Open (Crystal Ballroom Foyer/West Registration)
7:30 am - 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast: Co-Sponsored by Charter Communications (Crystal Ballroom Foyer)
  Multifamily Track
Sponsored by Charter
(Crystal Ballroom 6-8)
Commercial Building Track
(Lalique Ballroom 1)
Economic Development
Track
(Lalique Ballroom 2)
8:00 am - 8:50 am
The New Infrastructure Design Considerations
The MTU Competitive Advantage: Fiber By the Numbers: Research Findings on Broadband and Economic Development
9:00 am - 9:50 am
Providing Bulk Broadband in Today's MDU
Optical LANs Winning Local and Regional Initiatives
10:00 am - 11:05 am
Special Google Fiber-Related Session - General Session: Economic Development as an Ecosystem: Multidisciplinary Collaboration
(Crystal Ballroom 6-8)
10:45 am - 12:45 pm
Exhibit Hall Open / Refreshment Break Sponsored by Allied Telesis (Crystal Ballroom 1-5)
12:45 pm - 2:05 pm
Keynote Awards Luncheon —
Address by Milo Medin, VP Access Services, Google
Sponsored by Verizon Enhanced Communities
(Malachite Showroom)


2:25 pm - 3:25 pm

In-Building Wireless Solutions for MDUs and MTUs Revenue Opportunities Track
(Lalique Ballroom 1)
Telemedicine (Part 2)
Small Business Support and Workforce Development


3:35 pm - 4:35 pm

Broadband in MTUs: Blue Ribbon Panel (Crystal Ballroom 6-8)


4:20 pm - 5:10 pm

Refreshment & Networking Break (Crystal Foyer)
5:10 pm - 6:10 pm
Maintaining Your Wiring Infrastructure
Editor's Choice Track
(Lalique Ballroom 1)

FTTH Case Studies
Town Hall Discussion: Broadband and Economic Development
6:10 pm - 7:45 pm
Exhibit Hall Cocktail Reception (Crystal Ballroom 1-5)
7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Networking Dinners (TBA)
Thursday, April 18
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Registration Open (Crystal Ballroom Foyer/West Registration)
7:30 am - 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast Sponsored by BHC RHODES(Crystal Ballroom Foyer)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Workshop: Certified Fiber-to-the-Home Professional (CFHP) - Day One. Hosted by The Light Brigade (additional fee required) (Mayfair)
8:00 am - 8:15 am
Keynote Address: Justify FTTH: Just Eight Customers Per Mile, Steve Ross
8:15 am - 9:00 am
Keynote Address: Technology Trends, Richard Holtz (Crystal Ballroom 6-8)
  Multifamily Track
(Crystal Ballroom 6-8)
Editor's Choice Track
(Lalique Ballroom 1)

Rural Broadband
Program

(Lalique Ballroom 2)

9:10 am - 10:00 am
IP Solutions for Phone and Data in the Leasing Office
FTTH Pioneers Collaborate to Access Funding for Rural Broadband
10:10 am - 11:00 am
Owner Roundtable
Broadband for Competitiveness Rural Collaboration Models: New Technologies, Business Models and Partnerships
11:10 am - 12:00 pm
Owner Roundtable
(continued)
Attracting Financing for a Fiber Network Collaborating for Rural Broadband - Leading with Applications
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Exhibit Hall Open (Crystal Ballroom 1-5)
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Keynote and Working Lunch. Presenter - John Padalino, RUS Acting Administrator Sponsored by Ciena. (Lalique Ballroom 2)
1:00 pm - 2:10 pm
Rural Keynote and General Session: A Revolution in Precision Agriculture With Broadband For The Farm (Working Lunch), Gary Evans and Dr. Milda Hedblom. (Lalique Ballroom 2)
2:30 pm - 4:45 pm
FirstNet: A Major Two-Part Session on the Status and Future of the $7-Billion Interoperable Public Safety Network Initiative (Lalique 2)
TBD
Post Show Workshops
Friday, April 19
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Workshop: Certified Fiber-to-the-Home Professional (CFHP) - Day Two. Hosted by The Light Brigade (additional fee required) (Mayfair)
 
 
 
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