2018 Broadband Communities Summit

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CLIC Program
2018 BROADBAND COMMUNITIES SUMMIT
CFHP CERTIFICATION

Monday, April 30
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Contractor Move-In
(Rio Grande Hall)
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration Open
(Atrium Foyer)
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

CERTIFICATION Day One:
Certified Fiber-to-the-Home Professional (CFHP)
– Hosted by The Light Brigade (additional fee required)

(Brazos Room)

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Special Half-Day
CLIC Preconference Sessions

(Grand Ballroom B)

Free to all registered attendees.
Join the Coalition for Local Internet Choice for a half-day of learning and discussion about how to overcome barriers that impede development of advanced communications networks. Our interactive panels of experts will share best practices and experiences on developing strategies, including how to overcome political, legal, financial, market and resource barriers that limit community internet choice.

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Workshop #1
(Glass Oaks)
Hands-On Financial Modeling
Our popular staff explanation of the latest versions of Broadband Communities' financial models – the world's most widely used. Get them all – with detailed documentation – on a FREE thumb drive and test-drive them on your laptop. We'll concentrate on MDU business cases, key leverage points and business strategies, especially for owners and managers of multiple MDU properties.

Presenter:
Steve Ross
- Editor at Large, Broadband Communities

Free Workshops

No added charge for registered Summit attendees

Workshop #2
(Wedgewood)
Monetize Your Network!
You have worked hard, spent untold hours planning and constructing your FTTX network, now the fun begins. A critical part of supporting the business plan and financial model is execution of the marketing and sales plan. This fast paced, interactive and fun workshop will explore market demand, market supply, how survey and market study results drive marketing decisions, the part branding, advertising and community engagement play in a successful market launch. Go Big or Go Home? What makes for a great brand? How does interaction with installation, customer service and support affect market outcomes? How many people should be in the marketing and sales department? How to build a master schedule. Presales, what to do and not do. Business customers, how do they differ from residential customers? These and many other topics will be explored and examined… all we need now is YOU!

Presenter:
Kyle Hollifield
- Sr. VP of Marketing and Business Development, Magellan Advisors

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Workshop #3
(Glass Oaks)
What Is The Internet of Things and What Strategy Fits Your Community?
The workshop will review the types of multifamily IoT and the different smart apartment strategies being utilized by multifamily developers. Questions we will discuss will include?
  • What is facilities IoT?
  • What is the difference between facilities IoT and smart apartments?
  • What is a centralized smart apartment strategy vs. a de-centralized strategy?
  • How do differences between communities affect the smart apartment strategy?
  • How do apartment door locks fit into a smart apartment strategy?

Moderator:
Steve Sadler
– Director, Resident Technology Services, RealPage, Inc.

Presenters:
Mike Smith
– Owner & President, White Space Building Technology Advisors
Henry Pye – Vice President, Residential Technology Services, RealPage, Inc.
Erik Anderson – National Sales Manager, Lutron Electronics. Inc.
Russ Cranston – New Construction Sales Leader, Honeywell

Workshop #4
(Wedgewood)
Best Broadband Infrastructure for Each BuildingType
A 2-hour special pre-conference workshop that will explore all standard designs for broadband networking in MDUs – highrise, midrise and cottage layouts – including security.

Presenters:
Richard Holtz
- CEO, Infinisys
Tom Stender - CTO
Peter Hubbard – Manager of Sales Engineering, Major Accounts Spectrum Community Solutions (SCS)
Jamie Kellahan – VP, Project Management, Elauwit Networks, LLC
Ben Moebes – Director of MDU/Housing, Ruckus, an ARRIS Company

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Workshop #5
(Glass Oaks)
Driving Value in Multifamily Communities With High Quality Fiber Deployment
It all starts with broadband. A case study on things to consider when you face modernizing or even rewiring the building. There's first cost, tenant desires, who monitors and reacts to the "things" connected to your building, and of course, who pays -- cellular and landline carriers, building owners, content providers or all of them?

Presenters:
Barry Walton
- Telecom Solution Architect,Optical Commercial Operations, Corning
Michael Weston - Senior Leader, Verizon Enhanced Communities

Workshop #6
(Wedgewood)
Greenlight Projects: How to Find Funding & Generate Political Will
Communities across the nation are realizing that high speed broadband is critical to remaining competitive. But modernizing your digital infrastructure “takes a village” – the community and its major stakeholders. With their support, a project is more apt to be greenlighted. In this interactive session, the nation’s leading specialists in broadband PR and marketing, fiber demand aggregation and broadband economic feasibility share their best advice about generating demand and political will—and finding funding sources that may be hiding in plain sight!


Presenters:
Michael Curri
- Founder and President, Strategic Networks Group, Inc.
Isak Finér - Chief Marketing Officer, COS Systems
Bob Knight- EVP & Chief Operating Officer, Harrison Edwards, Inc.

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Welcome Reception
(Atrium Foyer)

Sponsored by 3M

Tuesday, May 1
7:00 am – 6:00 pm Registration Open
(Atrium Foyer)
7:00 am – 4:00 pm Exhibitor Move-In
(Rio Grande Hall)
7:30 am – 8:30 am Continental Breakfast
(Grand Ballroom Foyer)

Sponsored by OFS

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

CERTIFICATION Day Two:
Certified Fiber-to-the-Home Professional (CFHP)
– Hosted by The Light Brigade (additional fee required)

(Brazos Room)

7:50 am – 8:00 am Official Welcome and Introduction
(Grand Ballroom A)
8:00 am – 9:00 am General Session:
(Grand Ballroom A)
The Big Picture
With more technological, regulatory and economic changes than ever, you can’t afford to miss out on our cutting edge information. To kick it all off, BBC's three go-to experts reveal what they think you’d better go home knowing from the 2018 Summit. Expect a lively give and take, shepherded by Steve Ross, Broadband Communities editor at large, from Jim Baller on economic development, Steve Sadler on the multifamily side and Jane Patterson, our rural broadband pro.

Sponsored by OFS

Moderator:
Steve Ross
- Editor-at-Large, Broadband Communities

Presenters:
Jim Baller
- President, Baller Stokes & Lide, PC
Steve Sadler – Director, Resident Technology Services, RealPage, Inc.
Jane Smith Patterson – Partner, Broadband Catalysts

9:10 am – 9:30 am Keynote Address:
(Grand Ballroom A)
Top Takeaways From the Country’s Foremost Hotbed of Technological Innovation

Keynoter:
Hugh Forrest
- Chief Programming Officer, South by Southwest Conference

9:40 am – 9:55 am Keynote Address:
(Grand Ballroom A)
The Journey

Introduction By:
Kathleen Austin
- Assistant Vice President - Revenue Partnerships, Equity Residential

Presenter:
Ed Balcerzak
- Senior Vice President, Connected Communities, AT&T

10:00 am – 11:25 am General Session:
(Grand Ballroom A)
A Conversation with the Big Carriers on Where They're Going


Moderator:
Kathleen Austin
- Assistant Vice President - Revenue Partnerships, Equity Residential

Presenters:
Christopher Curtin
- Director of Sales & Marketing, Mid-Atlantic Region, Verizon Enhanced Communities
Chris Denzin
- Vice President of Consumer Field Marketing, CenturyLink
Michael Slovin – Vice President, Xfinity Communities
Vickie Rodgers – Vice President, MDU Strategy and Sales, Cox Communications
Emily Chin – Assistant Vice President, Connected Communities, AT&T

11:35 am - 12:30 pm General Session:
(Grand Ballroom A)
Great Communities


Moderator:
Michael Render
– CEO and Principal Analyst, RVA, LLC Market Research and Consulting

Communities:
407 Orange Street, Oakland, CA
Shauna Serdahl
National Program Manager, Associa Direct Connect
Sophia Schneckloth – National Area Manager, Connected Communities, AT&T

Sea Ranch

Dan Sivils
– Chief Operating Officer, IsoFusion/GigabitNow

12:40 pm – 1:40 pm General Session / Working Lunch:
(Grand Ballroom A)
What's Going On In Washington

Moderator:
John Windhausen
- Executive Director, Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition

Presenters:
Heather Burnett Gold
– President & CEO, Fiber Broadband Association
Blair Levin – Non-Resident Senior Fellow of the Metropolitan Policy Project, Brookings Institute

1:50 pm – 2:50 pm General Session:
(Grand Ballroom A)
Austin Puts Its Gigabits to Work
Media artists, educators, social activists and librarians are among those in the Austin community taking advantage of gigabit connectivity. Hear from beneficiaries of gigabit speed internet on how they're capitalizing on their newfound bandwidth.

Moderator:
Rondella Hawkins
– Telecommunications & Regulatory Affairs Officer, City of Austin, Texas

Presenters:
Monet Munoz
– Program Director, YWCA Greater Austin
Roosevelt Weeks – Director of Libraries, City of Austin
Doug Gray – Station Manager, Austin Public
John Kohlmorgan – Director of Network Systems, Austin Independent School District
Rebecca Frost Davis – Director, Instructional and Emerging Technology, St. Edwards University

  MULTIFAMILY
TRACK
(Grand Ballroom A)
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TRACK
(Grand Ballroom B)

RURAL BROADBAND
TRACK
(Wedgewood Room)
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm IoT:How To's and Risks –
Hackable Apartments
Blue Ribbon Panel: Kicking Off the Economic Development Program County-Level Economic Development: A Key to Rural Broadband Progress
4:10 pm – 5:00 pm IoT: A Walk Through
How One Community Is Doing It

Minnesota Busts the “Broadband is Too Expensive” Myth

What digiLEARN in School Today?

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Exhibit Hall Opens – Refreshments
(Rio Grande Hall)
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Opening Night Cocktail Reception
(Gazebo & Trinity Patio)
Join Us for the “It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere” Party

Sponsored by AT&T
(Flip flops and island wear welcome)

Wednesday, May 2
7:00 am – 6:00 pm Registration Open
(Atrium Foyer)
7:30 am – 8:00 am

EDITOR'S CHOICE TRACK
(Glass Oaks Room)
Breakfast and Program: Connecting the Unconnected
Free Wi-Fi coming to the Mt. Everest and Annapurna region of Nepal? Hear how it’s being implemented from the developer of the “Okamura Model,” a low-cost “do-it-yourself” optical cable solution for remote areas.

Presenter:
Haruo Okamura
- Visiting Professor, Waseda University

8:00 am – 8:50 am MULTIFAMILY TRACK
(Brazos Room)
Owner / Legal Roundtable
Closed forum for owners and owner lawyers only.
  MULTIFAMILY
TRACK
(Glass Oaks Room)
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TRACK
(Grand Ballroom B)

RURAL BROADBAND
TRACK
(Wedgewood Room)
8:00 am – 8:50 am Providers
Roundtable
Future of Work:
Policies that Work
Case Studies: How Economic Growth Is the Payoff for Driving Local Broadband Demand

9:00 am – 9:50 am Access Control


Future of Work Continued:
How to Use Your Network to Become a Hub for Remote Work

How to Get Robust Rural Broadband

10:00 am – 10:50 am 10:00 am - 11:20 am
MDU Legal Leaders
(Glass Oaks Room)
New Developments
in Partnerships
Healthcare: Broadband-Enabled Transformation
10:45 am – 12:45 pm Exhibit Hall Open / Refreshment Break
(Rio Grande Hall)
12:45 pm – 2:05 pm Cornerstone Awards Luncheon
(Grand Ballroom A)
Sponsored by Verizon

Meeting the Challenge of Connecting the Unconnected
Keynote Presenter:
Lev Gonick
– Chief Information Officer, Arizona State University

  MULTIFAMILY
TRACK
(Glass Oaks Room)
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TRACK
(Grand Ballroom B)

EDITOR'S CHOICE TRACK
(Wedgewood Room)
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Cutting the Cord –
The MDU Role

Creating a Tech Ecosystem

 

SDN/SD-WAN:
Promises and Challenges

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Networking Break – Refreshments
(Grand Ballroom Foyer)
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Owning Your Own System

Key Legal Issues Affecting Broadband/Economic Development Projects

 

Healthcare and Broadband Deployment: Powerful Partners

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm Exhibit Hall Cocktail Reception
(Rio Grande Hall)

Join Us for the Full Swing Party
Stop for a photo op with the 2018 Women’s Ice Hockey Gold Medal winners and twin sisters, Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando. While meeting them, check out the Xfinity Communities ice hockey simulator to take a shot on goal.

Sponsored by Xfinity

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Networking Dinners - Privately Arranged
Thursday, May 3
7:00 am – 2:00 pm Registration Open
(Atrium Foyer)
7:30 am – 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast
(Grand Ballroom Foyer)

  MULTIFAMILY
TRACK
(Grand Ballroom A)
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TRACK
(Grand Ballroom B)

RURAL BROADBAND
TRACK
(Wedgewood Room)
8:00 am – 9:00 am New Amenity Space Bells and Whistles to Prepare For A New Model for Economic Development

Blue Ribbon Panel: Grass-Roots: Rural Megatrends in 2018 and Beyond
9:10 AM – 10:00 AM MULTIFAMILY TRACK
(Brazos Room)
Owner Roundtable
Closed forum for owners and owner lawyers only.
  EDITOR'S TRACK
(Grand Ballroom A)
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & RURAL BROADBAND JOINT TRACK
(Grand Ballroom B)
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TRACK
(Wedgewood Room)
9:10 am – 10:00 am Making an Open and Shut Case for Open Access

ABC's of Funding

5G
Next Century Cities Special Session

10:10 am – 11:00 am Consultants Panel:
Economics, Infrastructure
Serving Our Most Vulnerable Populations EDITOR'S CHOICE TRACK
(Wedgewood Room)
Vendor Panel
11:10 am – 12:00 pm

DAS/Cell Booster Advancements
in Reducing Cost

Power Play:
Co-ops Step Up

Get Smarter about Smart Cities
Next Century Cities Special Session
11:00 am – 2:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open
(Rio Grande Hall)
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Exhibit Hall Luncheon and Presentation
(Rio Grande Hall)
5G Revolution Comes to Harlem
Hear about Silicon Harlem and COSMOS, the new proving ground test bed for developing 5G wireless network technologies and applications funded by a $22.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

Keynoter:
Clayton Banks
- CEO & Co-Founder, Silicon Harlem

1:10 pm – 2:10 pm General Session
(Ballroom B)
Future of Work: Becoming a Maker City

2:20 pm – 3:20 pm General Session
(Ballroom B)
Broadband Access and Economic Growth: What Does the Data Say?

Presenters:
Steve Ross
- Editor-at-Large, Broadband Communities
Rollie Cole - Senior Fellow, Sagamore Institute for Policy Research
Bill Coleman - Community Technology Advisors

 

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