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2015 ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT
CONFERENCE / COMMUNITY
TOOLKIT CONFERENCE

Special Programs
Keynotes/General Session Program
Track 1: Economic Development
Track 2: Economic Development
Track 2: Community Toolkit Program
Exhibit Hours
Food/Social Functions
NextCentury Cities
Registration Hours
   
Tuesday, September 15
8:00 am – 6:00 pm Registration Open  (Second Floor, Pre-Function Area)
8:00 am – 6:00 pm FTTH Council Board Meeting - Closed Meeting (Saddlebred Room)
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm Exhibitor Move In (Second Floor, Pre-Function Area)
 

Free Workshops
No added charge for registered attendees. Each workshop is a $1,500+ value. Click here for more information

12:00 pm – 6:00 pm Hands-On Financial Modeling For Community Networks

Latest Economic Initiatives For Network Builders
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
(Triple Crown Room)

You may think fiber is a luxury your community or local carrier can’t afford. But FTTH has become surprisingly affordable. Before you hire a consultant, do the basic calculations. This hands-on workshop tells you how. Our free, robust, easily modified models guide you.
 
Presenter: 
Steve Ross
- Corporate Editor-at-Large, Broadband Communities

Broadband in the Bluegrass
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
(Bluegrass Room)

Exciting things are happening for public-private broadband partnerships in Kentucky and communities across the Commonwealth should be taking steps now to make the most of these opportunities. Brian Mefford, founder and CEO of Connected Nation Exchange (CNX) will lead a team of experts to equip community leaders with a very practical approach to position their community to compete with best-of-class broadband infrastructure. By participating in this workshop, community leaders will be able to 1) understand the latest developments stemming from the KY Wired project; 2) identify the various opportunities for your community; 3) discuss potential public and private participants who can help ensure local success; 4) define a timeline and next steps for owning the opportunity; and 5) map out a course of action that fits your community.

Presenter:
Brian Mefford
– CEO, Connected Nation Exchange (CNX)
Legal Issues Affecting Broadband and Economic Development Projects
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
(Magnolia Room)

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Legal and regulatory issues can profoundly affect community broadband initiatives, and in some cases can threaten the economic development objectives of such projects. In this workshop, drawing on their experience with dozens of community broadband projects of all kinds, Sean Stokes and Casey Lide of the Baller Herbst Law Group will share their insights on how community leaders can navigate the key legal issues as productively, painlessly, and inexpensively as possible, while maximizing opportunities to turn a community network into an economic development engine. Among other things, they will discuss coping with state restrictions on community broadband initiatives; developing the most appropriate business and involvement models; acquiring pole attachments and other infrastructure issues; complying with applicable federal, state, and local requirements; taking advantage of universal service and other incentive programs; and much more. They will also bring attendees up to date on the latest legal developments at the FCC, in Congress, in the states, and before the courts.

Presenters: 
Sean Stokes
- Principal, The Baller Herbst Stokes & Lide, PC
Casey Lide - Principal, The Baller Herbst Stokes & Lide, PC

  Funding Rural Networks
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
(Triple Crown Room)

This RUS workshop will detail the agency’s new requirements for applying for broadband loan and grant funds, highlight successful RUS applicants, and give examples of economic development in the communities where RUS-funded networks were deployed.

Presenters: 
Kenneth Kuchno - Deputy Assistant Administrator for Policy and Outreach, USDA Rural Utilities Services
Laurel Leverrier - Operations Branch Chief Policy and Outreach Division Telecommunications Programs, Rural Utilities Service
Kristin Lough - Loan Specialist, USDA/ RUS/ Telecom

Marketing Broadband: Stop Peddling Speed. Start Driving Relevance
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
(Bluegrass Room)

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No matter your budget, you need to make your network and the ultra speed broadband relevant to your community’s homes and businesses. While the industry norm is to sell “speed,” this goes against one of the basic laws of marketing – people buy benefits, not features.

In this two-hour workshop we’ll take a look at innovative ways communities are marketing their networks and accompanying benefits. If you’re struggling to understand why network uptake is not high enough or how you’ll drive uptake when your network is built, we’ll cover marketing in three phases: marketing during the build-out, the launch, and marketing the network and services the first year. We will have an interactive exchange of ideas and provide attendees with tools to take back to their community.

Presenter:
Michael Curri
– Founder & President, Strategic Networks Group

Special Program For Smart Cities
Special Workshop

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
(Magnolia Room)

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Co-Hosted by the American Planning Association Technology Division

Free Workshops
- American Planning Association
(APA - Smart Task Force)
- Smart City Readiness
- Broadband Planning Processes

Presenter:
Kate McMahon
- Founder & Partner/Co-Chair, APA Smart City Task Force
6:00pm – 8:00 pm Welcome to Kentucky Reception - Sponsored by Macquarie Capital
Bourbon Tasting Provided by the Kentucky Distillers’ Association

(Second Floor, Pre-Function Area)
 
Wednesday, September 16
7:00 am – 6:00 pm Registration Open (Second Floor, Pre-Function Area)
7:30 am – 8:30 am  Continental Breakfast
(Second Floor, Pre-Function Area)
Co-Sponsored by SOAR
7:30 am – 9:00 am  Broadband Communities and RVA Focus Group Special Event / Invitation Only
(Saddlebred Room)
8:30 am – 9:50 am General Session
(Grand Kentucky Ballroom A, B, C, D)
Conference Welcome and Overview

Presenters:
Hilda Legg
- Vice Chair, Broadband Communities Magazine
Heather Gold - President & CEO, FTTH Council Americas

Special Presentation: Jonathan Chambers, Chief of the Office of Strategic Planning, Federal Communications Commission
Achieving universal broadband access is a major policy goal of the FCC. Recently, the agency has redirected USF funds and taken other steps to make broadband more affordable and available throughout the United States. Jonathan Chambers will talk about the Connect America Fund, the E-Rate program, and other initiatives to fund the buildout of broadband.
10:00 am - 10:50 am General Session
Broadband and Economic Development:  It's Working

(Grand Kentucky Ballroom A, B, C, D)
This plenary panel will be a facilitated conversation among four leading authorities on broadband and economic development. Attendees will learn about continuing federal and statewide programs focused on economic development. As robust networks are now gaining traction as an engine of economic development, the panel will explore how economic growth has impacted the digital divide. Finally, the panel will offer insights on the future trajectory of broadband in both national and local contexts.

Moderator:
Lev Gonick
- CEO, One Community

Speakers:
Rollie Cole
- Senior Fellow, Sagamore Institute
Douglas Kinkoph - Associate Administrator, Office of Telecommunications and Information, NTIA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Christopher Mitchell - Director, Community Broadband Networks, Institution for Local Self-Reliance
Nicol Turner-Lee, Ph.D. - Vice President and Chief Research & Policy Officer, Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC)
10:50 am – 11:15 am Networking Break (Second Floor, Pre-Function Area)
Sponsored by Keller McIntyre & Associates
  Economic Development
Track 1

(Triple Crown Room)
Economic Development
Track 2

(Bluegrass Room)
Community Toolkit Program
Track 3

(Magnolia Ballroom)
11:15 am – 12:05 pm By the Numbers:  Documenting Broadband's Contribution to Economic Development
We all know that fiber networks both drive and support economic development, but what do the numbers say? This session will focus on those numbers, including those that show up on the network builder's financial statements and those that do not. We will also hear about a unique data base and program that enables states, communities, and businesses to measure the impact of broadband and compare themselves against similarly-situated entities.

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Moderator:
Ashley Stelfox
- Associate - CLIC / The Baller Herbst Stokes & Lide, PC

Speakers:
Michael Curri - President, Strategic Networks Group, Inc.
Michael Render - President, Lead Researcher, RVA LLC
Heather Gold - President & CEO, FTTH Council Americas

Using Broadband to Drive Economic Development and Create Jobs: Successful Local Approaches
The East-Central Region is equally rich in examples of successful local economic development initiatives. This session will examine ways in which these programs are guiding, coordinating, and supporting local economic development efforts.

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Moderator:
Catharine Rice - Project Director, CLIC

Speakers:
Peter Lynch – President, OnLight Aurora
Ron Walters – Executive Director, Pangaea
Billy Ray – Superintendent, Glasgow Electric Plant Board
Jody Wigington – General Manager, CEO Morristown Utility Systems, Morristown, TN

CTP:  Session 1
FTTH 101

This session covers the basics on the various options for how FTTx (user) networks work for both residential (FTTH) and business/building (FTTB) applications.

Presenter:
Larry Johnson – Founder, The Light Brigade

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch Activities / Keynote Address
(Grand Kentucky Ballroom A, B, C, D)

Keynote Speaker Lieutenant Governor Crit Luallen, Commonwealth of Kentucky

Awards Presentation

  Economic Development
Track 1

(Triple Crown Room)
Economic Development
Track 2

(Bluegrass Room)
Community Toolkit Program
Track 3

(Magnolia Ballroom)
1:40 pm – 2:40 pm Broadband and Economic Development Professionals Working Together Successfully
Broadband professionals and economic development specialists have complementary skill sets, tools, and experiences. Working in concert, they can add tremendous value to the planning, development, and ongoing success of state, local and regional fiber projects. In this session, we explore what each profession does best and how communities can benefit most from their respective contributions.

Moderator:
Kyle Hollifield
- Senior Vice President, Magellan Advisors

Speakers:
René True
- Executive Director, ConnectKentucky
Aaron Deacon – Managing Director, KC Digital Divide
Frank Shap - Senior Analyst and Economic Development SME CTC Technology & Energy Kensington, MD
Bruce Abraham – Senior Broadband Consultant, Economic Development Professional
Using Broadband to Drive Economic Development and Create Jobs: Successful Local Approaches (continued)

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Moderator and Speaker:
Joe Starks
- Founder and President, ECC Technologies

Speakers:
Cullen McCarty - Executive Vice President, Smithville Fiber
Will Aycock - General Manager, Greenlight Community Broadband, City of Wilson, NC
Keith Gabbard - CEO/General Manager, Peoples Rural Telephone Cooperative (KY)

CTP:  Session 2
Promoting and Marketing the Value of All-Fiber

The ultimate key to successful FTTH deployments is high customer take rates. And those take rates are driven by how well the community and carriers promote and market the value of all-fiber networks with the resulting array of new products and services. In this session of front-line experts, you will hear what methods, messages and products/services are being used for effective marketing.

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Speakers:
Kevin Morgan - Director of Marketing, ADTRAN
Lori McDaniel - Chief Marketing Officer, Dalton Utilities
Dave Brodin - Chief Technology Officer, Smithville Fiber
Carrie Huckeby - Chief Marketing Officer, Telecom Management Services

2:40 pm – 3:00 pm Exclusive Report: Good Broadband – Life or Death for Your Community
The Rural Broadband Imperative

(Grand Kentucky Ballroom A, B, C, D)

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For the first time in U.S. history, the majority of rural counties are actually losing population. Broadband Communities’ exclusive, yearlong, national study shows that lack of broadband access is a key reason for rural population loss and for economic decline.

Presented by:

Steve Ross– Editor at Large, Broadband Communities Magazine

3:00 pm – 3:40 pm Networking Break - Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by AARP
3:50 pm – 4:50 pm General Session
(Grand Kentucky Ballroom A, B, C, D)
Creating a Success Story: Lessons from FTTH Leaders
There are many paths to fiber to the home deployment for a community. This panel will feature three leaders whose communities each took different tracks. Hear why they chose to deploy FTTH, how they decided on the structure of their deployment, and lessons learned through the process.

Moderator:
Thomas W. Cohen
- Partner, Washington, D.C. Kelley Drye

Speakers:
Gregg Logan – Chief Technology Officer, C-Spire
Ben Lovins – Senior Vice President, Telecommunications Division, Jackson Energy Authority
Dean E. Russell – Project Manager, USDA-RUS Broadband Stimulus Project, Country Cablevision, Inc.
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Broadband Communities and RVA Focus Group Special Event / Invitation Only
(Saddlebred Room)
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm The Economic Implications of Fiber Networks for Seniors, Low-Income Families and Individuals With Disabilities
(Triple Crown Room)

Advanced communications capabilities can help seniors stay economically productive and extend their years at home, can enhance the income-earning capacity and quality of life of Americans with disabilities, and can help low-income individuals and families earn their way to a better life. This session will provide examples of some of the most successful programs for these groups.

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Moderator:
Hilda Legg
- Former RUS Administrator, Vice Chair, Broadband Communities

Speakers:
Ron Bridges - State Director, AARP Kentucky
Nicol Turner-Lee, Ph.D. - Vice President and Chief Research & Policy Officer, Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC)
Wayne Easterwood - Chief Information Officer, Centerstone, Inc

Using Broadband to Drive Economic Development and Create Jobs: Successful State Approaches
(Bluegrass Room)

The East-Central Region also provides examples of successful State economic development initiatives. This session will examine ways in which these programs are guiding, coordinating, and supporting local economic development efforts.


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Moderator:
Jane Patterson
- President, The View Forward, Go Forward

Speakers:
Mark Johnson
- Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Data Architecture, MCNC
Chris Merdon – CIO, Howard County, MD, and Head of the One Maryland InterCounty Broadband Network
David Hudgins – Old Dominion Electric Cooperative


CTP:  Session 3
Creating the Business Plan
(Magnolia Ballroom)

This session will focus on the key elements that need to be covered in your business plan such as community approval, design, facility staffing and build, asset management, vendor / partner selection, construction build, content installation, and service and maintenance. 

Speaker:
Joanne Hovis
- President, CTC Technology & Energy

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Cocktail Reception - Exhibit Area
Sponsored by KeyBanc
Thursday, September 17
7:00 am – 12:30 pm Registration Open
7:30 am – 9:00 am  Continental Breakfast - Exhibit Area
Sponsored by Corning
7:30 am – 9:00 am Broadband Communities and RVA Focus Group Special Event / Invitation Only
(Saddlebred Room)
8:00 am – 5:00 pm 
CERTIFICATION Day One:
(Lillyof the Valley Room)
Certified Fiber-to-the-Home Professional (CFHP)
– Hosted by The Light Brigade (additional fee required)
  Economic Development
Track 1

(Triple Crown Room)
Economic Development
Track 2

(Bluegrass Room)
Community Toolkit Program
Track 3

(Magnolia Ballroom)
9:00 am – 10:00 am Building Demand Through Aggregation, Affinity Groups and Other Means (Part 1)
If a municipal broadband network allows affinity groups such as healthcare facilities, educational institutions, municipal buildings, industrial peers and electric utilities to pool their data usage, it can offer lower-priced, faster service while attracting anchor tenants necessary to finance the network.  Electric utilities, most of which are investing in grid automation, present a historically unique opportunity of this kind.  Because automated meter reading and automated distribution require bandwidth, utilities are already installing next-generation telecommunications networks for their own needs and thus can serve as both anchor tenants and partners in network construction.

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Moderator:
Joel Mulder
- Vice President of Sales, ex2 Technology

Speakers:
Don Means
- Founder and Principal, Digital Village Associates; Gigabit Libraries Network
Corinne Hill – Library Director, City of Chattanooga, TN

Using Broadband to Drive Economic Development and Create Jobs: Successful Regional Approaches
Regional approaches to economic development have many virtues, including diversifying community support, pooling of resources, and enabling greater scale and diversity. They can also be much more complex and time consuming. This session will explore what is working well – and what isn’t.

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Moderator:
John Honker
- President, Magellan Advisors

Speakers:
Mark DeFalco
- Telecommunications Initiative Manager, Appalachian Regional Commission
Tad Deriso - President and CEO, Mid-Atlantic Broadband Cooperative
Brent Shelton - CTO, MuniNet

CTP:  Session 4
Creating & Issuing RFP’s

This session will cover both Private and Public entities from two different point of views.  You will hear from the point of view of network operator and the point of view from an installation vendor. The model of network ownership your community chooses will determine the type of RFPs issued for potential partners/service providers.  Attendees will learn how to evaluate their internal knowledge about telecommunications, the desire of a community to own and/or control its own network assets in selecting their approach, and identify the appropriate elements of the project RFPs.

Speakers:
Joseph Jones
- Executive Director, OnTrac
Kyle Hollifield - Senior Vice President, Magellan Advisors

10:00 am – 10:50 am General Session
(Grand Kentucky Ballroom A, B, C, D)
The Central Role of Communities in the Rapidly Growing Drive For Advanced Communications Networks
In the last three years, communities across America have sought to attract, partner for, or develop their own fiber networks, and a rapidly growing number of public and private service providers have embraced gigabit connectivity as the minimum standard for next-generation networks. In the meanwhile, the once-reluctant financial community has increasingly come to see fiber networks as viable investments. How did we get here, and where are we heading? In this session, Blair Levin, one of the architects of today’s broadband world, and Jason Hill, a leading expert on project financing, will address these questions.

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Moderator:
Jim Baller
- President, Baller Herbst Stokes & Lide

Speaker:
Blair Levin
- Communications & Society Fellow, Brookings Institute
Jason Hill – Managing Director, Media Venture Partners

11:00 am – 12:00 pm General Session
(Grand Kentucky Ballroom A, B, C, D)
The Role of Governments in Accelerating the Deployment, Adoption and Use of Advanced Communications Capabilities
In this session, Travis LeBlanc will discuss the many steps that the Federal Communications Commission is taking to accelerate the deployment, adoption, and use of advanced communications networks. Karen Hanson will report on the Broadband Opportunity Council’s efforts to identify opportunities, and remove barriers, to the ability of more than 25 other federal departments and agencies to support these goals. Ashley Kroh will present Google Fiber’s perspective on what federal, state, and local governments can do to stimulate and facilitate public and private investment in advanced communications networks.

Moderator:
Jim Baller
- President, Baller Herbst Stokes & Lide

Speakers:
Karen Hanson
- Manager, Partnership and Interagency Affairs, NTIA
Travis LeBlanc - Chief of the Bureau of Enforcement, Federal Communications Commission
Ashley Kroh – Business Development, Google Fiber

12:15 pm – 2:30 pm LUNCHEON
Keynote Address

(Grand Kentucky Ballroom A, B, C, D)
Welcome and Keynote Address
Hosted by Next Century Cities

Introductions:
Deb Socia - Executive Director, Next Century Cities

Lexington: The Next Gigabit City
How we’re making it happen.

Speakers:
Jim Gray - Mayor, City of Lexington, KY
Aldona Valicenti - CIO, City of Lexington, KY

The Kentucky Wired Story
Find out why Kentucky broke from the crowd and teamed with private partners for its statewide fiber network. Don't miss the KentuckyWired team, led by Secretary Lori Flanery, as they bring you up to date on this ground-breaking project. And bring all your questions. There will be plenty of time for Q&A.

Secretary Lori Flanery - Office of the Secretary, Kentucky Finance & Administration Cabinet
Nicholas Hann - Senior Managing Director, Macquarie Capital/Macquarie Group Ltd.
Mike Hayden - Executive Director, Kentucky State Government, Kentucky Emerging Technology
Steve Rucker - Deputy Secretary, Kentucky State Government, Kentucky Emerging Technology
Mike Lee - COO, First Solutions

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm Building Demand Through Aggregation, Affinity Groups, and Other Means
(Part 2)
(Triple Crown Room)

You have the champions and you’re marketing the speed, reliability and future proofing of all fiber networks to the community, but how do you ensure you get the customers to sign up? In part two of this critical discussion on how to ensure sufficient demand to get the take rates you want and need, this panel of experts will discuss their experiences in demand aggregation, focusing on residential customer sign ups.

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Moderator:
Brian Schrand
- Senior Application Engineer, Clearfield

Speakers:
Jared Baumann
- Manager, Market Development and Deployment, Consumer Fiber Services, C Spire
Jamie McMahan - Deputy County Manager, Yancey County Government (NC)
Jon Gant - Director, UC2B

Click here to see the whole Special Program

(Bluegrass Room)



Achieving The Last Mile
Building “last mile” broadband infrastructure makes fast internet speeds accessible for communities. In this exciting panel, learn more about financing last mile infrastructure, the barriers and solutions different communities have discovered when building the last mile.

Moderator:
Christopher Mitchell – Director of Telecommunications Commons Initiative, New Rules Project, Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Speakers:
Aldona Valicenti – CIO, City of Lexington, KY
Dr. Robert Wack – City Council President, Westminster, MD
Jody Wigington – General Manager, CEO, Morristown Utility Systems
Mayor Deborah Feinen – City of Champaign, IL
Mark Erickson – EDA Director, City of Winthrop, MN

CTP:  Session 5
Managing the Project

(Magnolia Ballroom)

Once communities decide to move forward, they must follow up their business plan with awarding RFPs, creating schedules and begin to manage the project—to be on time, on budget, and deliver what is needed.  Participants will learn steps they need to take to build, install, and maintain the fiber project.

Moderator:
David Russell
- Sr. Solutions Marketing Director, Calix

Speakers:
Elliott Noss
- CEO, Ting Fiber Internet
Ron Frye - Communication Field Operations Supervisor, LUS Fiber
Hank Blackwood - Chief Technology Services Officer, Dalton Utilities

3:50 pm - 4:45 pm Broadband Financing: Exploring Options and Approaches
Building broadband infrastructure can seem prohibitively expensive for communities to afford on their own. This panel will discuss a variety of options that communities can pursue, including public/private partnerships, and the benefits and drawbacks to each model.
(Bluegrass Room)


Moderator:
Scott Shapiro – Senior Advisor, Lexington, KY

Speakers:
Lev Gonick – CEO, OneCommunity
Nicholas Hann – Senior Managing Director, Macquarie Capital/Macquarie Group Ltd.
Joel Mulder – Vice President of Sales, ex2 Technology
Joanne Hovis – President, CTC Technology & Energy
Tom Coverick - Managing Director, Public Finance, KeyBanc Capital Markets

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm Networking Break
5:00 pm - 5:55 pm Broadband Financing: Federal Support
Are you curious what options exist for federal and state support for local broadband initiatives? Find out what programs have been developed and if they might be right for your state and community in this useful panel.
(Bluegrass Room)

Moderator:
Hilda Legg
- Former RUS Administrator, Vice Chair, Broadband Communities

Speakers:
Andrew Garfinkel - Federal Grant Management Expert, Keller McIntyre & Associates
Mark DeFalco - Telecommunications Initiative Manager, Appalachian Regional Commission
Kenneth Kuchno - Deputy Assistant Administrator for Policy and Outreach, USDA Rural Utilities Services

5:55 pm Closing Remarks
Deb Socia - Executive Director, Next Century Cities
Tom Coverick - Managing Director, Public Finance, KeyBanc Capital Markets

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Cocktail Reception – Hosted by CLIC
Free Workshops

(Lexington Visitors Bureau located across the street from the Hilton – 401 West Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507)
Friday, September 18
7:00 am – 10:00 am Registration Open
8:00 am – 5:00 pm 
CERTIFICATION Day Two:
(Lillyof the Valley Room)
Certified Fiber-to-the-Home Professional (CFHP)
– Hosted by The Light Brigade (additional fee required)
8:00 am – 9:30 am Coalition for Local Internet Choice (CLIC) PROGRAM
(Open to all Conference Attendees)
(Salon C)
Free Workshops
Breakfast seminar in which we will present strategic and tactical guidance for building state and regional coalitions to protect and promote local authority in Internet and broadband.

Speakers:
Jim Baller
- President, CLIC
Joanne Hovis - CEO, CLIC
Maura Corbett - CEO, Glen Echo Group
Heather Gold - President and CEO, FTTH Council Americas
9:30 am – 12:00 pm Public Private Partnerships
Communities that do not operate their own utilities, and even some that do, are finding that public-private partnerships (PPPs) may be the best solution for them.  Such PPPs can come in many shapes and sizes.  This session will present a detailed analysis of the full range of business models—from full public risk to full private risk, and all the shared-risk variations in between.   We will also present an overview of the legal issues (state, local and federal) that may arise for communities in such partnerships.

An Extensive CLIC Paper on the Key Business and Legal Issues in Public-Private Partnerships  

Moderator:
Jim Baller
- President, CLIC

Speakers:
Joanne Hovis
- CEO, CLIC
Ashley Stelfox - Associate Legal Counsel, CLIC


The Private Sector’s Perspective
 

Speakers:
Elliot Noss
- CEO, Ting Fiber Internet
Bob Nichols - President, Declaration Networks Group
Levi Dinkla – Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, iTV-3
Steve Biggerstaff – Founding President, Director & Advisor, Metronet
Nicholas Hann – Senior Managing Director, Macquarie Capital/Macquarie Group Ltd.


The Public Sector’s Perspective
 

Moderator:
Catharine Rice
- Project Director, CLIC

Speakers:
Robert Wack
- President, City Council, Westminster, MD
Scott Shapiro - Senior Advisor, The Mayor’s Office, City of Lexington, Kentucky
Jon Gant – Director, UC2B

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