WISPAPALOOZA 2017 Agenda

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2017 - Master Monday
Time Level
  Title & Description Room
9:00am - 12:00pm
Technical: BGP
Deep dive into BGP, its options, what those options affect, etc. We will have a lab *simulating* the real Internet to see how things work.




Technical: Installer Training
This session is great for new or seasoned installers.  Attendees will be learn best practices and tips and tricks from experienced installers.  Everything from RF principles every installer should know to the best way to install a radio to help protect it from lighting will be covered.
 



Business: Financial Fundamentals for Your Business 
Speakers: Rob Bresnahan 
As your company grows you need a good understanding of financial reports and Key Performance Indicators.  Whether you are doing the work or you have hired it out, understanding your numbers is key to sustained growth.  This session will spend time explaining a profit and loss statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement.  After that, foundation key ratios that you should be looking at to determine the financial health of your company will be covered.  Ask any accounting question you have along the way as this session will be very interactive.
 
12:00pm - 1:00pm
  Lunch
1:00pm - 5:00pm

Technical: IPv6 Rollout
Deep dive into getting IPv6, how it's design is different from IPv4, how to roll it out, etc. The BGP lab setup will be used to implement IPv6.




Business: Traction: A Deep Dive Into How to Run Your Company Day-to-Day
Speakers: Nathan Stooke
Feel like you just cannot move your company forward or want to run your company more efficiently?  This session is for you.   You can pick up a users manual for a new piece of equipment, but there is no users manual for how to run your company.  This session will go into great detail about the Entrepreneurs Operating System (EOS).  The book Traction layout EOS and how it can help you solve recurring problems and track progress and implement accountability in your day-to-day operations.  After this session you will have solid real world things you can do to improve the operations of your company based on a proven process.
 



Technical: RF Network Design
So much more goes into planning the RF side of your network than just hanging the gear and doing a spectrum analysis.  This session will take a deep look into the principles of RF, the best practices for backhauls, APs and how to get the most out of your spectrum.  The session will also cover micro pops, and some of the features different manufactures offer from GPS to filtering.
 
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017 - WISPAPALOOZA
Time Level
Title & Description Room
8:00am - 8:30am

Breakfast Amazon Ballroom
8:30am - 9:30am

Opening Remarks / Breakfast / Sponsor Intros Amazon Ballroom
9:30am - 9:45am

Intermission
9:45am - 11:15am

Speed Dating Amazon Ballroom
11:15am - 11:30am

Intermission
11:30am - 12:30pm

State of WISPA Amazon Ballroom
12:30pm - 3:00pm

Exhibit Hall / Lunch from 12:45pm - 1:45pm Pavillion
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Session One

101
Technical: Battery Backup / Off-Grid Electric




Business: MDU Business Model



HR: Hiring the Right People for the Right Position


201
Regulatory: 2.5 GHz Spectrum: Acquiring Spectrum and Working with Educators


101
Business: ABC's of Starting a WISP Part 1

4:00pm - 4:30pm

Intermission
4:30pm - 5:30pm

Session Two

201
Technical: Moving from IPv4 vs IPv6


201
Business: Operations Management 201




HR: Employee Technical Training




Regulatory: Turning the Tables: An Off-the-Record Discussion with Reporters


101
Business: ABC's of Starting a WISP Part 2

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Exhibit Hall
Pavillion
7:00pm - 9:00pm

WISP PAC Annual Fundraiser

9:00pm - 12:00am

CEO Roundtables
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017 - WISPAPALOOZA
Time Level
Title & Description Room
8:30am - 9:30am

Session Three

201
Technical: DNS: Authoritative vs. Resolver vs Forwarder: Why and How
 

201
HR: Effective Managers: You Need Them, How to Create or Be One




Regulatory: Internet Governance: Where Are We Now?


101
Business: Traction Sessions


101
Technical: Point to Point Deployments

9:30am - 10:00am

Intermission
10:00am - 11:00am

Session Four



Technical: QOE



Business: Customer Retention



HR: Team Building

101
Regulatory: What Forms Should I Be Filling Out?


101
Technical: Network Monitoring Options
11:00am - 11:30am

Intermission
11:30am - 12:30pm

Keynote Amazon Ballroom
12:30pm - 3:00pm

Exhibit Hall / Lunch from 12:45pm - 1:45pm Pavillion
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Session Five



Technical: Troubleshooting Grandma


201
Business: Building a Strategic Plan


101
HR: Employee Benefits

101
Infrastructure: Keeping Your WISP Grounded



Regulatory: CBRS and U-LTE
4:00pm - 4:30pm

Intermission
4:30pm - 5:30pm

Session Six

101
Technical: Introduction to Dynamic Routing


201
Business: Key Performance Indicators


101
Marketing: Marketing / Selling Value Added Service




Infrastructure: Practical Guide to Safety




Regulatory: Spectrum Update
5:30pm - 7:45pm

Exhibit Hall Reception Pavillion
9:00pm - 12:00am

Technical Roundtables
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017 - WISPAPALOOZA / Fiber Bootcamp
Time Level
Title & Description Room
8:30am - 9:30am

Session Seven

101
Marketing: Managing Your Image on Social Media and Elsewhere


101
Financial: Finance 101


201
Technical: Automation: What Tasks Are You Spending Too Much Time On?


201
Business: Strategic Peering for WISPs



Regulatory: Legislative Update
9:30am - 10:00am

Intermission
10:00am - 11:00am

Session Eight

201
Marketing: Using Social Media as a Business Development Tool


101
Financial: Accounting 101



Technical: Dealing with Subscriber's WiFi/Router




Business: Grass Roots Policy Advocacy




Regulatory: Legislative Session 1 / PAC
11:00am - 11:30am

Intermission
11:30am - 12:30pm

Session Nine



Marketing: Sales and Marketing Automation


201
Financial: Accounting 201



Technical: IPTV: To Do or Not To Do




Business: Stop Selling Your Routers




Regulatory: Connect America Fund
12:30pm - 3:00pm

Exhibit Hall / Lunch from 12:45pm - 1:45pm Pavillion
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Session Ten



Business: Broadband Economics: Understanding Competition


301
Technical: Choosing your Core




Marketing: Developing Your Value Proposition (It's About a Lot More Than Price)


201
Financial: Finance from the Private Equity Perspective




Regulatory: Legislative Update 2
4:00pm - 4:30pm

Intermission
4:30pm - 5:30pm

Session Eleven

101
Business: Hybrid Fiber / Wireless Networks


201
Technical: MPLS / Metro Ethernet




Marketing: Marketing Session - TBD



Financial: Finance Session - TBD



Regulatory: Broadband Privacy - Separating Fact from Fiction

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Exhibit Hall Pavillion
7:30pm - 10:00pm

Annual Awards Banquet Dinner w/Keynote Amazon Ballroom
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2017 - Fiber Bootcamp
Time Level
Title & Description Room
8:30am - 9:30am

Session Twelve



Business: Tools Needed for Designing a Fiber Network


101
Infrastructure: Fiber Construction in a Subdivision




Regulatory: Right of Way
9:30am - 9:45am

Intermission
9:45am - 10:45am

Session Thirteen



Business: Capex Vs Opex of Fiber




Infrastructure: Boaring, Trenching and Digging




Regulatory: Working with HOA's and Municipalities
10:45am - 11:00am

Intermission
11:00am - 12:00pm

Session Fourteen



Business: Fiber Business Session - TBD



Infrastructure: Fiber Infrastructure Session - TBD



Regulatory: Fiber Regulatory Session - TBD
12:00pm - 12:15pm

Intermission
12:15pm - 1:45pm

Lunch & Closing Amazon Ballroom


Key performance indecatiors