WISPAPALOOZA 2018 Agenda

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Last update: 09/08/18

 
MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2018     (MASTER MONDAY)  
Time Track   Session Title Room
8:30am - 9:00am     Coffee & Pastries Brasilia Hallway
MORNING SESSION
9:00am - 12:00pm Technical   BATTERY BACK UP / OFF GRID ELECTRIC / ELECTRICAL & GROUNDING Brasilia 3
Technical   ADVANCED NETWORK DESIGN Brasilia 1
Business   TRACTION BUSINESS Brasilia 2
Marketing   CREATING AN ONLINE BRAND Palma
12:00pm - 1:00pm     Lunch Brasilia 1
AFTERNOON SESSION
1:00pm - 5:00pm Technical   ADVANCED RF DESIGN Brasilia 2
Regulatory   CBRS Brasilia 1
Business   STARTING A WISP 101 Brasilia 3
Finance   FINANCE Palma

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2018  
Time Track   Session Title Room
8:00am - 9:30am     BREAKFAST Served Until 8:15 | OPENING REMARKS | SPONSOR INTROS Amazon Ballroom
9:30am - 9:45am     Intermission (15 min)  
9:45am - 10:45am     STATE OF WISPA Amazon Ballroom
10:45am - 11:00am                                                          Intermission (15 min) Coffee in Brasilia-Miranda Hallway  
11:00am - 12:30pm     SPEED DATING Amazon Ballroom
12:30pm - 3:00pm     EXHIBIT HALL / LUNCH  
SESSION 1
3:00pm - 4:00pm Technical   INSTALLER TRAINING Brasilia 3
Business   WISPs IN THE CLOUDS / UCaaS MARKET AND HOW WISPs CAN CAPITALIZE Brasilia 1
Regulatory   SPECTRUM UPDATE Brasilia 2
New Business   YOU ARE RUNNING A BUSINESS FIRST AND A NETWORK SECOND Palma
Advanced Tech   NETWORK AUTHENTICATION OPTIONS (PROS AND CONS) Tropical
Vendor Spotlight   WINNCOMM TECHNOLOGIES Miranda 7
4:00pm - 4:30pm     Intermission (30 min)  
SESSION 2
4:30pm - 5:30pm Technical   PROVIDING 1 GIG WIRELESS SERVICE NOW Brasilia 2
Business   BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE SYSTEMS (BI) - HOW TO EASILY MONITOR KPI's Tropical
Regulatory   LEGISLATIVE UPDATE Brrasilia 1
New Business   SCALING A WISP FROM 0 TO 1500 Brasilia 3
Advanced Tech   HOW TO DUAL STACK WITHOUT LOSING YOUR MIND Palma
Vendor Spotlight   MIMOSA NETWORKS Miranda 7
5:30pm - 7:00pm     EXHIBIT HALL  
 
7:30pm - 10:00pm     WISPA Annual Awards Ceremony
 
Amazon Ballroom
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2018  
Time Track   Session Title Room
         
SESSION 3
8:00am - 9:00am Technical   TRANSITIONING FROM A BRIDGED TO ROUTED NETWORK Brasilia 3
Business   SCALING YOUR COMPANY FROM 1,500 TO 10,000+ CUSTOMERS Tropical
Regulatory   COMPLIANCE 101: WHAT REGULATORY ISSUES DO WISPs FACE Palma
Marketing   ENTERPRISE SALES - HOW TO DO IT EFFECTIVELY Brasilia 1
Multi-Dwelling Units   MBC PRESENTS: WHY CHOOSE THE MDU MARKET TO PROVIDE SERVICE? Brasilia 2
Vendor Spotlight   MICROSOFT Miranda 7
9:00am - 9:15am                                                          Intermission (15 min) Coffee in Brasilia-Miranda Hallway  
SESSION 4
9:15am - 10:15am Technical   INSTALLER TROUBLESHOOTING Palma
Business   EFFECTIVE DISPATCHING / SCHEDULING OF YOUR TECHS Brasilia 1
Regulatory   WHAT IS CONGRESS THINKING? A VIEW FROM CURRENT STAFFERS Brasilia 3
Marketing   MEASURING ROI - MARKETING CAMPAIGNS / TRACKING ANALYTICS Tropical
Multi-Dwelling Units   MBC PRESENTS: HOW DO YOU WIN IN MDU? Brasilia 2
Vendor Spotlight   LINK TECHNOLOGIES / TOWERCOVERAGE.COM Miranda 7
10:15am - 10:30am     Intermission (15 min)  
SESSION 5
10:30am - 11:30am Technical   LTE - IS IT RIGHT FOR ME? Palma
Business   INVENTORY CONTROL 101 Brasilia 3
Regulatory   THE CAF AUCTION IS OVER: NOW WHAT? Tropical
Marketing   MARKETING TOOLS ON A LIMITED BUDGET Brasilia 1
Multi-Dwelling Units   MBC PRESENTS: CREATING MEANINGFUL MDU RELATIONSHIPS Brasilia 2
Vendor Spotlight   POWERCODE Miranda 7
11:30am - 11:45am     Intermission (15 min)  
11:45am - 12:30pm     WEDNESDAY KEYNOTE Amazon Ballroom
12:30pm - 3:00pm     EXHIBIT HALL / LUNCH  
SESSION 6
3:00pm - 4:00pm Technical   IoT DEPLOYMENT, DRONES, AND RELATED APPLICATIONS Tropical
Business   THE BUSINESS CASE FOR LTE vs TRADITIONAL FIXED-WIRELESS vs FIBER Brasilia 1
Regulatory   EFFECTIVE FEDERAL ADVOCACY Palma
Marketing   DO'S AND DON'T OF EFFECTIVE SOCIAL MEDIA Brasilia 3
Multi-Dwelling Units   MBC PRESENTS: WHAT TYPE OF BUILD WORKS BEST IN TODAY'S MDU? Brasilia 2
Vendor Spotlight   RF ELEMENTS Miranda 7
4:00pm - 4:30pm     Intermission (30 min)  
SESSION 7
4:30pm - 5:30pm Technical   CONNECTIVITY AS SEEN THROUGH YOUR CUSTOMER COMPLAINTS Brasilia 3
Business   MANAGING YOUR CUSTOMERS THROUGH CRM Tropical
Regulatory   EFFECTIVE STATE ADVOCACY Palma
Marketing   ADVANCED MARKETING CLASS Brasilia 1
Multi-Dwelling Units   MBC PRESENTS: NETWORKING RECEPTION WITH MDU VENDORS/SPONSORS (4:00PM - 5:30PM) Brasilia 2
Vendor Spotlight   BICOM SYSTEMS Miranda 7
5:30pm - 7:00pm    

Exhibit Hall Reception

Exhibit Hall
7:00pm - 8:45pm     WISP PAC EVENT  
9:00pm - 12:00am    

CEO Roundtables

Brasilia 1

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2018  
Time Track   Session Title Room
         
SESSION 8
8:00am - 9:00am Technical   DEALING WITH SUBSCRIBERS' (home) WiFi/Router Tropical 1
Business   IPTV - TO DO OR NOT TO DO Brasilia 1
Regulatory   SITE ACQUISITION PROCESS (ZONING, LEASES, EASEMENTS, ETC.) Brasilia 3
Human Resources   BYOD AND CORP COMPUTER POLICIES / CYBER SECURITY Palma
Finance   TAX CUTS & JOBS ACT - WHAT COMES NEXT? Brasilia 2
Vendor Spotlight   KP PERFORMANCE ANTENNAS Miranda 7
9:00am - 9:15am                                                         Intermission (15 min) Coffee in Brasilia-Miranda Hallway  
SESSION 9
9:15am - 10:15am Technical   STREAMING ON YOUR NETWORK Brasilia 3
Business   NEXT STEP IN TRACTION Palma
Regulatory   3.5 GHZ / CBRS UPDATE / WHAT'S NEXT? Brasilia 2
Human Resources   HIRING THE RIGHT PEOPLE / INTERVIEW BEST PRACTICES / INTERVIEW 101 Tropical
Finance   ACCOUNTING/FINANCING 101 Brasilia 1
Vendor Spotlight   BILLMAX BILLING SOLUTIONS Miranda 7
10:15am - 10:30am     Intermission (15 min)  
SESSION 10
10:30am - 11:30am Technical   CHANGE MANAGEMENT - FROM THE TECH SIDE Brasilia 1
Business   WHEN TO INSOURCE YOUR OUTSOURCED STAFF Palma
Regulatory   NET NEUTRALITY NOW: ENFORCEMENT AND COMPLIANCE AFTER TITLE II Brasilia 3
Finance   THE WHAT, THE WHY, AND THE HOW TO GRANTS, LOAN AND LEASING Brasilia 2
Advanced Tech   NOC & DATA CENTER DESIGN Tropical
Vendor Spotlight   RADWIN Miranda 7
11:30am - 11:45am     Intermission (15 min)  
11:45am - 12:30pm    

THURSDAY KEYNOTE: "STOP ACTING YOUR AGE!" by Matt Havens

The most entertaining and memorable keynote speaker you'll ever see.

Amazon Ballroom
12:30pm - 3:00pm     EXHIBIT HALL / LUNCH  
SESSION 11
3:00pm - 4:00pm Business   NAVIGATING FIBER BACKHAUL OPTIONS IN RURAL AREAS Palma
Business   MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS Brasilia 2
Regulatory   WHAT FORMS MUST I BE FILLING OUT? Brasilia 1
Human Resources   DEVELOPING/BECOMING AN EFFECTIVE MANAGER Tropical
Advanced Tech   NETWORK MONITORING: MORE THAN JUST UP/DOWN Brasilia 3
Vendor Spotlight   STILL AVAILABLE: Contact Gary Helmers Miranda 7
4:00pm - 4:30pm     Intermission (30 min)  
4:30pm - 5:30pm    

CLOSING SESSION

50/50 WISPAPALOOZA DRAWINGS

Amazon Ballroom
 
9:00pm - 12:00am    

Technical Roundtables

Brasilia 1

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2018     (FIBER FRIDAY)  
Time Track   Session Title Room
8:00am - 8:30am     Coffee & Pastries Brasilia Hallway
SESSION 12
8:30am - 9:30am Fiber-Tech   FIBER INSTALLATION (DIRECTIONAL DRILLING, VIBRATORY PLOWING, TRENCHING, FIBER BLOWING, ETC.) Brasilia 2
Fiber-Biz   DUMMIES TERMINOLOGY FOR FIBER Brasilia 1
Fiber-Biz   PREPARING FOR YOUR FIRST FIBER BUILD Brasilia 3
9:30am - 10:00am     Intermission (30 min)  
SESSION 13
10:00am - 11:00am Fiber-Tech   HANDS ON FIBER TROUBLESHOOTING Brasilia 1
Fiber-Biz   PRESALE CONCEPTS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS FOR YOUR FIBER DEPLOYMENT Brasilia 2
Fiber-Biz   A WINNING STRATEGY - BUILD FIBER IN YOUR TERRITORY BEFORE SOMEONE ELSE DOES Brasilia 3
11:00am - 11:30am     Intermission (30 min)  
SESSION 14
11:30am - 12:30pm Fiber-Tech   HANDS ON FIBER SPLICING Brasilia 2
Fiber-Biz   ASK THE EXPERTS PANEL - BEST PRACTICES FOR DRIVING FIBER DEEPER INTO YOUR NETWORK Brasilia 1
Fiber-Reg   RULES OF DIGGING UP THE ROAD AND HANGING GEAR ON POLES Brasilia 3
12:30pm - 1:00pm     Intermission (30 min)  
1:00pm - 2:30pm     LUNCH & CLOSING Brasilia 1

 

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