2020 Agenda at a Glance

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Legend

Multifamily Track Rural Broadband Track Workshops
Editor’s Choice Track Exhibit Hours CLIC Program
Economic Development Track Food/Social Functions CFHP CERTIFICATION



Monday, August 10

 7:00am – 5:00pm  Contractor Move-In
 (Texas Ballroom D-E)  
 1:00pm – 7:00pm   Exhibitor Move-In
 (Texas Ballroom D-E)   
 10:00am – 5:00pm  Registration Open
 (Texas Foyer)   
 8:00am – 5:00pm

CERTIFICATION Day One:

Certified Fiber-to-the-Home Professional (CFHP)
– Hosted by The Light Brigade (additional fee required)
(Memorial / Level 3)
 12:00pm – 2:00pm  Workshop #1
(Texas Salon A)

Helping Communities Tell Their Broadband Story

Panelist:
   Dr. Robert BallanceFounder, Center for Internet as Infrastructure, LLC
(Texas Salon F)

Digital Infrastructure Investment for the 2020s:

The Role of Cities in Establishing Digital REITs: Who Owns Them, and How is the Digital REIT Market Developed?

Digital Infrastructure: Who Will Build It? Who Will Operate It? The Experience of Infrastructure Investment Funds 

Big Tech and Big Telecom Discuss Digital Infrastructure: What Does Tech Want? What Can Telecom Provide?

Is the Neutral Host Infrastructure Coming to Small Cells?

Hosted by Breakfast Media

Produced by:
   Drew ClarkPresident, Breakfast Media
Workshop #2
(Texas Salon C)

CJ Speaks Workshop

Panelist:
   Craig SettlesPresident, CJ Speaks
2:00pm – 4:00pm Workshop #3 
(Texas Salon A)

Infrastructure by Building Type and Getting it Installed Correctly

Panelists:
   Tom StenderPresident and CEO, InfiniSys

   Matt StalbirdPresident, Stalbird Properties, LLC
Workshop #4 
(Texas Salon C)

Legal Issues Affecting Community Broadband Initiatives and Public-Private Partnerships

Panelists:
   Sean StokesPrincipal, Baller Stokes & Lide, PC
   Casey LidePrincipal, Baller Stokes & Lide, PC
   Nancy WernerGeneral Counsel, National Association of Telecommunications Officers & Advisors
4:00pm – 6:00pm  Workshop #5 
(Texas Salon A)

RealPage Workshop

Panelists:
   Henry PyeVice President, Residential Technology Services, RealPage
   Steve SadlerDirector, Resident Technology Services, RealPage
Workshop #6 
(Texas Salon C)

Advanced Communications and the Future of Work

Moderator:
   Gary BollesCo-Founder, eParachute; Partner, Charrette LLC
6:00pm – 7:30pm Welcome Reception
(Texas Foyer)   

Tuesday, August 11

7:00am – 6:00pm  Registration Open
(Texas Foyer)   
7:00am – 1:00pm Exhibitor Move-In
(Texas Ballroom D-E)   
7:30am – 8:30am Continental Breakfast
(Texas Foyer)
8:00am – 4:00pm

CERTIFICATION Day Two:

Certified Fiber-to-the-Home Professional (CFHP)
– Hosted by The Light Brigade (additional fee required)
(Memorial / Level 3)
8:00am – 8:10am Official Welcome and Introduction
(Texas Salon A-C)   

Panelist:
   Barbara DeGarmo
CEO, Broadband Communities 
  The Multifamily Program is Presented in Partnership with the NMHC
8:10am – 9:10am GENERAL SESSION
Great Communities
(Texas Salon A-C)

Stunning examples of living the vida broadband in high-speed connected communities.

Moderator:
   Stephen MayoPresident, Inteleconnect

Panelists:
Cullasaja
   Sid NurkinFormer President, Cullasaja HOA
   Dave DaughertyChairman, Clarus Broadband

Ten Thousand by Crescent Heights
   Terry KoosedPresident, Bel Air Internet

Assembly Yards
   Eric PinckneyProject Executive, Commercial Real Estate, Integral
9:20am – 10:10am GENERAL SESSION
Future View: The Next Wave of Fiber/5G Applications to Make Your Jaw Drop
(Texas Salon A-C)

While fiber networks prepare to handle more streaming, gaming, telehealth, and other exciting applications, developers and providers are working hard to unveil the next wave of future applications that will revolutionize just about every internet-enabled device, especially mobile. Learn what’s being developed now so you can be ahead of the curve, in this fascinating, future-focused conversation.

Moderator:
   Bob KnightExecutive Vice President & COO, Harrison Edwards


Panelist:
   Jonathan SolomonSr. Partner Solutions Architect, Telecommunicators, Media & Entertainment, Amazon Web Services
10:20am – 12:00pm GENERAL SESSION
Telecom Town Hall
(Texas Salon A-C)
12:10pm – 12:55pm GENERAL SESSION / WORKING LUNCH
Fireside Chat
(Texas Salon A-C)

Moderator:
  Jim BallerPresident, Baller Stokes & Lide, PC


Panelists:
   Nicol Turner-LeeFellow, Governance Studies, Center for Technology Innovation, Brookings Institution

   Jon SalletSenior Fellow, Benton Institute for Broadband and Society
   Dr. Christopher Ali, PhDAssistant Professor, Department of Media Studies, University of Virginia
1:05pm – 2:00pm GENERAL SESSION
Top Tech and Telecom Trends Poised to Revolutionize the Apartment Industry
(Texas Salon A-C)

For years the apartment industry was known as a technology laggard. However, that reputation is changing rapidly as a new wave of innovation has hit the industry and found a receptive audience. The much heralded PropTech invasion of the last few years has finally gotten traction in apartment communities. Big advances in smart home automation, artificial intelligence, mobile technologies and new and creative business models are changing the way apartment communities are built and operate. Speakers from NMHC will present original research, including from the 2020 NMHC/Kingsley Apartment Resident Preferences Survey, as well as other data to highlight how these emerging tech trends are moving the industry towards a self-service model—and what you should do now to plan for this new tech and telecom-enabled new world.

Panelists:
   Rick HaugheyVice President, Industry Technology Initiatives, NMHC
   Sarah YaussiVice President, Business Strategy, NMHC
  MULTIFAMILY
TRACK
(Texas Salon A-C)
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TRACK
(Texas Salon F)
RURAL BROADBAND
TRACK
(Texas Salon G)
2:10pm – 3:00pm Supporting Infrastructure Regional Broadband Initiatives The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund – What Does it Mean for You?
3:10pm – 4:00pm Smart Apartment / IoT State Broadband Initiatives: A Survey of Innovative Practices Wireless Service in Rural American, Licensed and Unlicensed
4:10pm – 5:00pm GENERAL SESSION
Roadmap to Creating a Gigabit City
(Texas Salon A-C)

City Utilities of Springfield, Mo., has laid the foundation for residents and businesses to truly benefit from living in a gigabit city. With an investment of $120 million, 113,000 households will be connected to high-speed broadband services through the selection and lease of excess fiber to qualified internet service providers. Project leaders whose forward-thinking collaboration across planning, design, engineering and construction significantly raised the potential of success will be on hand to give specifics and to answer questions so you can follow their path to your own gigabit community.

Moderator:
   Heather Burnett Gold CEO, HBG Strategies

Panelists:
  Jeff BertholdiDirector, SpringNet

  Patrick ThibeaultCTO & Sr. Vice President, The Broadband Group
  Sam PrattCEO, Render Networks
  Matt Brungardt
Principal, BHC Rhodes
  Paul Sulisz
President of Engineering, Biarri Networks
5:00pm – 6:30pm Exhibit Hall Opens – Refreshments  
(Texas Ballroom D-E)   
6:30pm – 9:00pm Opening Night Cocktail Reception
(Parkview Terrace / Texas Pool Side)  
Co-Sponsored by Dura-Line and Walker and Associates Inc.

Wednesday, August 12

7:00am – 6:00pm Registration Open
(Texas Foyer)   
7:30am – 8:50am Continental Breakfast
(Texas Foyer)
8:00am – 8:50am MULTIFAMILY TRACK
(Memorial / Level 3)

Owner / Legal Roundtable
Closed forum for owners and owner lawyers only.
  MULTIFAMILY
TRACK
(Texas Salon A-C)
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TRACK
(Texas Salon F)
RURAL BROADBAND
TRACK
(Texas Salon G)
8:00am – 8:50am Manufacturer/Providers Roundtable Transforming Telehealth Connecting the Middle Mile and the Last Mile in Rural America
9:00am – 9:50am Managed Wi-Fi More Muni Broadband Unfamiliar Success Stories Rural Success Stories
10:00am – 10:50am MDU Legal Leaders
(Texas Salon A-C)
10:00am – 11:20am
It’s Fast, It’s Low Latency, And It’s Empowering Communities Better Broadband Mapping for Rural America
10:45am – 12:45pm Exhibit Hall Open / Refreshment Break
(Texas Ballroom D-E)   
12:45pm – 2:05pm Cornerstone Awards Luncheon
(Texas Salon A-C)
Sponsored by Verizon

Insights from a Tech Disruptor

Keynoter:
   Ted MaulucciPresident, SmartOne Solutions
  MULTIFAMILY
TRACK
(Texas Salon H)
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TRACK
(Texas Salon F)
EDITOR'S CHOICE
TRACK
(Texas Salon G)
2:30pm – 3:30pm How MDU Owners and Service Providers Can Work With Consultants The ‘Sausage Making’ of Fiber Financing – How it Really Works Build Your Network as an Open and Automated Platform for Future Providers, Services and Revenue
3:30pm – 4:00pm Networking Break – Refreshments
(Texas Ballroom D-E)  
4:00pm – 5:00pm Bulk 101 for New Builds and Existing Community Conversions Who Will Connect America’s Broadband Workshop: Zero Touch Provisioning of True Open Access Networks
5:00pm – 7:30pm Exhibit Hall Cocktail Reception
(Texas Ballroom D-E)
7:30pm – 9:00pm Networking DinnersPrivately Arranged  

Thursday, August 13   

7:00am – 2:00pm Registration Open  
(Texas Foyer)   
7:30am – 8:30am Continental Breakfast
(Texas Foyer)

Sponsored by FibNet
  MULTIFAMILY
TRACK
(Texas Salon A-C)
RURAL BROADBAND
TRACK
(Texas Salon F)
EDITOR'S CHOICE
TRACK
(Texas Salon G)
8:00am – 9:00am 5G: What it Means to Us Apps for Rural America: Putting Better Broadband to Better Uses Show and Tell: Innovative Vendors Strut Their Stuff
9:10am – 11:00am MULTIFAMILY TRACK
(Memorial / Level 3)

Owner / Roundtable
Closed forum for property owners and managers only.

Open to Owners and Owner Representatives Only. During this session, owners will be able to openly discuss trends within the industry as well as challenges faced.
  RURAL BROADBAND TRACK
(Texas Salon A-C)

(Texas Salon F)

CLIC SUPER SESSION ON PARTNERSHIPS:
Broadband Partnerships and Federal and State Incentives: A Force Multiplier


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EDITOR'S CHOICE
TRACK
(Texas Salon G)
9:10am – 10:00am Opportunity Zones and Foundations Marketing and Community Outreach: 30 Ideas in 30 Minutes
10:10am – 11:00am   Game-Changing Innovations: Managing 5G and Telecom Building in Congested Urban Areas
11:10am – 12:00pm Sustainability, Building Management Systems The Role of Fiber to the Home in Smart City Initiatives
11:00am – 2:00pm Exhibit Hall Open
(Texas Ballroom D-E)   
12:00pm – 1:00pm Exhibit Hall Luncheon and “Must be Present to Win” Drawings
(Texas Ballroom D-E)

Big Cash Drawing During Thursday’s Exhibit Hall Lunch: To qualify, players must visit each participating drawing sponsor to obtain their signature or stamp. Once all boxes are filled, please turn in to the registration desk where your entry will be verified. This drawing is only for attendees. Vendors cannot participate. Only one submission per person. Must be present to win.

Keynote Roundtable Discussion:
Mastering the Art of Expanding Broadband Access

A Conversation on the Benefits of New York’s Internet Master Plan and Its Bottom-Up, Multi-stakeholder Cooperation versus the FCC’s Top-Down, One-Size Fits All Approach.

Panelist:
  Blair LevinNonresident Senior Fellow – Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution
1:10pm – 2:10pm  GENERAL SESSION
FTTP vs. Fixed Wireless vs. Hybrid Fiber/Fixed Wireless 
(Texas Salon A-C)

Moderator:
  Michael RenderFounder, RVA LLC

Panelists:
  Nathan StookeCEO, Wisper Internet; Chairmen of the Board, WISPA

  Michael McGannon
Vice President, Wireless Engineering, Engineering Associates, LLC

  Carroll Faulkner
President and CEO, Digital Fields

  Brett Glass
Owner and Founder, Lariat
 2:00pm – 6:00pm   Exhibitor Move-Out
 (Texas Ballroom D-E)   
2:20pm – 3:20pm GENERAL SESSION
Financial Modeling
(Texas Salon A-C)

Moderator:
  Steve RossEditor-at-Large, Broadband Communities


Speaker:
  Jennifer McCain
Founder, Xcel Services

Fiber: Building A Gigabit World

The BBC Summit Has Been Rescheduled.

August 10 – 13, 2020

Marriott Marquis Houston
Houston, Texas

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