Event Date

Tuesday, October 11th


Thursday, October 13th


Tuesday, October 11
11 a.m. Golf Luncheon • Crosswinds Golf Club
12 p.m. Golf Tournament
4 p.m. Registration Desk Open • Plaza Deck 2 – Hotel
6-7:30 p.m. KTA/TNBA Opening Reception • Salon B – Hotel
10-11 p.m. KTA-TNBA Hospitality Suite • Suite 219


Wednesday, October 12
8 a.m. KTA-TNBA Registration Opens/Continental Breakfast • Sloan Convention Center Foyer


General session, Ballroom A • Sloan Convention Center


8:30 a.m. Welcome, opening remarks and announcements • Tyler Campbell, Executive Director, KTA


8:30-9:30 a.m. NTIA Update
Chip Spann – Federal Program Officer, Office of Internet Connectivity & GrowthKentucky
Paige Shapiro – Federal Program Officer, Office of Internet Connectivity & Growth, Tennessee
Meghan Sandfoss – Executive Director, Kentucky Office of Broadband Development
Taylre Beaty – state broadband director, Tennessee Economic & Community Development


9:30-10:15 a.m. The Importance of Staying Sharp
Steve Meltzer – President, JSI


10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Meeting Break & Announcements


10:30 – 11:15 a.m. – How to Get Your Lender to Say Yes”!
Ian Flanders – Associate Vice President, Rural Telephone Finance Cooperative


11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m. Building Educational Bridges to Rural Economic Resilience
Joe Wood – Southwest Tennessee Regional Coordinator, NREC
Joe Lasley – Director of Technology, Bradenburg Telephone Company
Moderator: Jason Shelton, General Manager, Loretto Telecom


12 p.m.-12:15 p.m. Showcase Announcements and Closing Remarks 


12:30-1:30 p.m. Business Luncheon


1:30-2:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions


Breakout 1: Fiber to the Home Technologies that Reduce Labor and Generate Revenue Faster
Barry Walton – Solutions Architect, Corning Optical Communications • Salon A – Hotel


Breakout 2: Best Effort vs Best Practices
Brandon Knutson – Data Network Consultant, Vantage Pointalix • Salon B – Hotel


Breakout 3: Video Streaming on the Rise. What Do You Need to Take Advantage of It? 
Rick Sailor – VP Business Development, SmartLabs • Salon C – Hotel


2:30-2:45 p.m. Meeting Break


2:45-3:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions


Breakout 4: Living in a Multi-Gig World 
John Wiegel – Regional Sales Manager, Calix • Salon A – Hotel


Breakout 5: Metrics & Strategies to Reduce USF Dependence
Aaron Sedler – Partner, Moss Adams • Salon B – Hotel


Breakout 6: Do Network Headaches Keep You Up at Night?
Doug Kuntz – Carrier Access Manager, Nex-Tech
Austin Gagnon – Sales Engineer, Nex-Tech • Salon C – Hotel


5-11 p.m. Booth Set-Up • Ballrooms A-D, Sloan Convention Center


8:30-10 p.m. Vendor Dessert Party Reception • Salon B – Hotel
10 p.m.-12: a.m. KTA-TNBA Hospitality Suite • Suite 219 – Hotel


Thursday, October 13
7-8:30 a.m. Booth Set-Up • Ballrooms A-D, Sloan Convention Center
8 a.m. KTA-TNBA Registration Desk Open • Sloan Convention Center Foyer
8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Supplier Showcase and Continental Breakfast • Ballrooms A-D, Sloan Convention Center


All sessions are Central Time!