2018 Broadband Communities Summit

Agenda at a Glance

Multifamily Track
Editor's Choice Track
Economic Development Track
Rural Broadband Track
Exhibit Hours
Food/Social Functions
Workshops
CLIC Program
2018 BROADBAND COMMUNITIES SUMMIT
CFHP CERTIFICATION

Monday, April 30
7:00 am – 5:00 pm Contractor Move-In
(Rio Grande Hall)
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Exhibitor Move-In
(Rio Grande Hall)
7:30 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)

(San Antonio 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)
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.

Presenter:
Richard Holtz
- CEO, Infinisys
Tom Stender - CTO

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Workshop #3
(Glass Oaks)
IoT: Case Study - Breakdown of What Is The Internet of Things
A deep-dive cost analysis on that Internet of Things buzz from both the building management and provider sides. Just what you need to negotiate in this brave new world – because the buzz has become business case.
Workshop #4
(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

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 – 1:00 pm Exhibitor Move-In
(Rio Grande Hall)
7:30 am – 8:30 am Continental Breakfast
(Grand Ballroom Foyer)
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

(San Antonio 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

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

Presenters:
Jim Baller
- President, Baller Stokes & Lide, PC
Hilda Legg - State Director of Kentucky, USDA
Bryan Rader - President, Up Stream Network

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
- Director, SXSW Interactive Festival

9:40 am – 10:00 am Keynote Address:
(Grand Ballroom A)
AT&T Keynote Address

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

10:05 am – 11:15 am General Session:
A Conversation with the Big Carriers on Where They're Going
(Grand Ballroom A)

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
XFINITY

11:25 am – 12:25 pm General Session:
Great Communities
(Grand Ballroom A)
12:35 pm – 1:40 pm

General Session / Working Lunch:
What's Going On In Washington
(Grand Ballroom A)

Moderator:
John Windhausen
- Executive Director, SHLB Coalition

1:50 pm – 2:50 pm

General Session:
Excitement Still Going Strong in Austin
(Grand Ballroom A)

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

  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 Bust the “Broadband is Too Expensive” Myth DigiLearn: Rural Citizens and Personalized Digital Learning
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Exhibit Hall Open – Refreshments
(Rio Grande Hall)
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Opening Night Cocktail Reception
(Gazebo & Trinity Patio)

Sponsored by AT&T

 

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
(Frio 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
Driving Local Broadband Demand and Economic Growth
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

  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
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)

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
  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
(Frio 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

Electric Coops

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 "Must be Present to Win" Drawings
(Rio Grande Hall)
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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