2009 Summer Convention and Tradeshow

OPASTCO’s 46th Annual Summer Convention and Tradeshow

July 25-29, 2009
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Convention Schedule-at-a-Glance

Sunday, July 26

  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Membership Committee Meeting
  • 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Separations and Access Committee Meeting
  • 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Welcome Reception/Tradeshow Opening

Monday, July 27

  • 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.:
    • Video and Broadband Committee Meeting
    • Marketing/PR Committee Meeting
  • 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.: General Breakfast
  • 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: General Session
  • 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.:
    • Breakout Sessions:
      • Marketing
        • “Staying in Step with Your Customers’ Bandwidth Needs” (Ryan Dutton, Cronin Communications)
      • Technical
        • “The Hidden Cost of Wireless Data” (Mike Schabel, Alcatel-Lucent)
      • Management
        • “Economic Stimulus and Rural Broadband: Gravy Train or Bridge to Nowhere?” (OPASTCO Associate Member Committee)
  • 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Tradeshow (with lunch)
  • 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.:
    • Breakout Sessions:
      • Marketing
        • “Marketing Tools for Tough Terrain” (Sue Justesen, Zone Telecom)
      • Technical
        • “Convergence of the PSTN and IP Networks” (Karen Mulberry, NeuStar)
      • Management
        • “The Third Wave of Wireless Substitution” (Ed Moise, Alpina Capital)
  • Evening: FRED Event

Tuesday, July 28

  • 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.: Awards Breakfast
  • 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.:
    • Breakout Sessions:
      • Marketing
        • “Trail Blazing: A Guide to Great PR” (Tanya Sullivan, Plus One Strategic Communications, LLC)
      • Technical
        • “Will Cloud Computing Work for You?” (George Henny, FiberCloud)
      • Management
        • “Telco 3.0 Short-Term Events That Will Turn Your Company Upside-Down” (Warren Lee, NeoNova Network Services, Inc.)
  • 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.:
    • Breakout Sessions:
      • Marketing
        • “Ten Secrets to Achieving Marketing ROI” (Scott Combs, Mapcom Systems)
      • Technical
        • “Broadband Wireless Technologies: What Works?” (Matt Schonlau, Pioneer Communications)
      • Management
        • “Profitable IPTV Deployment: A Business Case Approach” (Rod Ballard, Power & Tel)
  • 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.:
    • Technical Committee Meeting
    • Legislative Committee Meeting
    • Associate Member Committee Meeting

Wednesday, July 29

  • 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.: Mobile Wireless Committee Meeting
  • 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.: General Breakfast
  • 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: General Session
  • 12:00 p.m.: Golf Tournament
  • 6:00 p.m.: Chairman’s Reception
  • 7:00 p.m.: Closing Festivities