Agenda

The Great Lakes Technology Showcase offers large virtual space featuring some of the most innovative products in the broadband industry. Attendees will also be able to attend technical training sessions designed to increase their productivity and knowledge of next generation technologies.

The 2021 agenda is below:

Wednesday, October 27

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Vendor Move In
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Opening Reception and Vendor Time, Hall C
6:00 p.m. Dinner on your own

Thursday, October 28

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast, Hall C
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. General Session, Hall C

8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. - Welcome

8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. -USTelecom
Jonathon Spalter, President and CEO

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. - Workforce Development
Eric Leach, Governor's Office of Workforce Transformation
Jake Selvey, Terra State

9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - Growing Pains: Hidden Risks in Network Expansion
Andy Deinert, Vantage Point Solutions

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Break

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - State Broadband Expansion Programs
Peter Voderberg, Broadbank Ohio
Roberto Gallardo, Ph.D., Indiana Broadband Office
Michigan Broadband

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - On Your Mark, Get Set...Performance Test!
Greg Bathrick, Calix
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Lunch and Vendor Time
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Low Earth Orbit Satellite Broadband Overview
Glen Embley, NECA
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions - 45 minute sessions, each repeated - 2nd Floor

Creating a Differentiated Connected Home Experience with Wi-Fi 6 Technologies - Room 202/204
Greg Luhman, ADTRAN

Securing the Subscriber - Room 206/208
Megan Powell, Calix

What does the Future Hold for Streaming Video Delivery? - Room 209/211
Innovative Systems
6:00 p.m. Happy Hour at Focaccia's
333 N. Summit St., Ste. 100

Friday, October 29

8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Breakfast - 2nd Floor
9:00 a.m. FCC Update, Room 206/208

Event contacts:

Ohio – Cheryl Burchard (burchard@ohiotelecom.com or 614-221-3231)
Indiana – Brooke Fair (bfair@1816llc.com or 317-635-1272)
Michigan – Kelle M. Gabrielson (kelle@telecommich.org or 517-482-4167)