November 05, 2013
From: 8:00 am – To: 3:30 pm
Boston Marriott Newton
The conference will take place at the Boston Marriott Newton
2345 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, Massachusetts 02466
The room rate has SOLD OUT
Hotel Rooms are available at 169.00 plus tax, .
Please call 800.228.9290 and mention “AGL Regional Conference”
8:30 a.m. Opening Keynote
William J. Sill
Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
Attorney William J. Sill, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP, will address the recent proceeding to facilitate broadband wireless buildouts throughout our country.
9:00 a.m. Site Acquisition: Where Will All the Wireless Go?
You have all heard the statistics on wireless growth, but where will all these antennas and nodes be located? This session will teach you how to meet the zoning challenges and take advantage of the opportunities in innovative antenna siting. Stay on top of the trends in siting macrocells, microcells and DAS, whether it is a greenfield development or on rooftops or on street furniture. Our panel of experts will fill you in on the best practices in siting on federal properties, churches and schools.
Paul Besozzi, PattonBoggs (moderator)
Matt Fallon, Airosmith Development
Rick Sousa, Prince Lobel
William Clark, Town of Milton, Mass.
10:00 a.m. Wireless Business Trends Roundtable
This session will scrutinize the business side of the wireless industry, from tower brokerage to Wall Street to carrier class Wi-Fi. Stay up to date on the critical factors that have an impact on our industry, whether it is the latest mergers, cash infusions or LTE deployment news. You will learn where the opportunities are to increase your profits, whether you own towers or integrate wireless systems.
Pat Tant, SolutionSeven (moderator)
Connie Durcsak, UTC
Corinne Hoch, ACUTA
Tony Peduto, CTI Towers
Marty Travers, Black & Veatch
11:00 a.m. LTE and the Art of Achieving and Maintaining Tower Integrity
With LTE systems rolling out at a furious pace, can proper equipment installations keep up? This session will teach you a wide range of best practices for deploying equipment on towers and keeping them in working order. Plus, keys for keeping tower climbers safe.
Todd Schlekeway, NATE (moderator)
Brandon Chapman, Valmont SitePro 1
John Celentano, TESSCO
Scot Bohaychyk, Clearfield
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00p.m. NATE PRESENTATION With Todd Schlekeway, Executive Director of NATE
1:15 p.m Small Cell, DAS, Wi-Fi – the New Wireless Frontier
While it goes by different names – metrocell, picocell, microcell, DAS node and carrier-grade Wi-Fi – the result is the same, increased capacity and coverage enhancement. You will learn the latest technology trends in the deployment of multiple, smaller coverage area nodes. Additionally, you will learn the market drivers. All of which are critical to playing in this quickly evolving space.
Jerry Sullivan, Endeiro Capital
Vanu Bose, Vanu, Inc.
David Weisman, Insite Wireless
Mark Kerschner, TE Connectivity
2:15 p.m. Break Sponsored by GME
2:30 p.m. Vertical Markets: Fertile Ground for Small-cell Technology
Through case studies and analysis, learn about niche markets where small-cell technology will thrive. The healthcare space, hospitality, campuses and stadiums are high-profile ventures that feed our growing need for smart phones. Come hear how to overcome the challenges in these complex yet most lucrative environments.
Russell Fox, Mintz Levin (moderator)
Ken Wedholm, STEALTH
Jack Smith, AT&T
Greg Najjar, Sprint
Chris Alberding, FairPoint Communications