Sep

15-18

Joint Use – Cancelled (Sep 15-18)

This program has been cancelled for 2020. Dates for the 2021 event will be announced in the future. If you have any questions or you’d like to be notified when the rescheduled dates are available, please contact the Program Manager directly.

General Details

  • Program Chair(s)
  • TBD

    • Program Location
    • Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis
    • 999 North 2nd Street
      St. Louis, Missouri 63102
    • Who Should Attend
      • Joint use administrators
      • Right of way managers
      • Asset managers
      • Standards engineers
      • Operations managers
      • Contract administrators
      • Real estate analysts
      • Construction planners
      • GIS services
      • Wireless managers
  • Registration Options
  • Conference Registration: $799 USD

    Registration prices increase $100 after August 31, 2020. Registration includes comprehensive conference materials, all sessions, power tables, and all food events. Guest tickets are available for $125 and allow a personal guest (a spouse or partner who does not work in the energy industry) to accompany a registered attendee at the event. Guest registration includes all meals and receptions, and all program materials.

    For vendor registration options, please see the Vendor Displays tab.

  • General Cancellation Policy
  • Due to contractual obligations, cancellations received 15 business days prior to the program will receive a full refund. Cancellations received 6 to 14 business days prior to the event will receive a refund, less a $100 administrative fee. No shows and last minute cancellations, 5 business days prior to the event or less, will be responsible for the full registration fee. Substitutions from your organization for the same event are always welcome.
  • Participation Policy
  • Western Energy Institute programs and events are open to energy companies (including gas production and electric generation, gas and electric transmission and gas and electric distribution utilities). Select programs and events are open to energy industry product and service suppliers. Programs and events are closed to all media representatives and to the general public. Recording is not permitted for any portion of the event.
  • For more information contact Diana Zoren, Director of Strategic Initiatives at (971) 255-4965.

Agenda

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Optional Networking

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Welcome Reception

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Joint Use 101

Back by popular demand! Joint Use 101 will break down the basic physical materials involved in Joint Use. We will start with wireline and then conclude with wireless. A must for those who are new to the Joint Use industry and those who are not frequently working in the field and want a refresher. This is an optional session. The main agenda will start promptly at 8:30 am.

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Welcome

8:45 AM - 9:45 AM

Strand Mount

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Vendor Showcase

Each vendor will get 1-2 minutes on the main stage to give an introduction to their company and a quick overview of their product/service. If time permits, they are allowed to introduce their sales team at the conference.

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Break with Vendor Displays

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

FCC Update

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch with Vendor Displays

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Best Practices with 3rd Parties

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Break with Vendor Displays

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Power Tables

Find the topic that interests you most between the various rooms. The format is informal and some power tables topics will be repeated. At the end of the session, move on to the next topic of interest. Content may vary slightly depending on the those sitting around the table and the questions asked. Each session is 50 minutes facilitated table topics with 10 minutes in between.

4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

Power Tables

4:50 PM - 6:30 PM

Reception with Vendor Displays

Thursday, September 17, 2020

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Breakfast

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

NESC 101

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Break with Vendor Displays

10:15 AM - 11:05 AM

Power Tables

11:15 AM - 12:05 PM

Power Tables

12:05 PM - 1:10 PM

Lunch with Vendor Displays

1:10 PM - 2:00 PM

Power Tables

2:10 PM - 3:00 PM

Power Tables

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Break with Vendor Displays

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Legal Forum

Our most anticipated and popular session year after year. This distinguished multi-industry panel of attorneys will provide you with the opportunity to openly participate in a stimulating conversation on our industry. Find out from varying perspectives what you need to know about current and impending regulations, recent court rulings and what you must have on your radar.

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Offsite Reception

Friday, September 18, 2020

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Breakfast

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Integrating 5G into Existing Infrastructure
Speaker(s): Jason Verduzco, Permitting Manager, Verizon Wireless

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

RF Exposures, Occupational Safety + Potential Health Effects Around Small Cells
Speaker(s): Drew Thatcher, Consultant, Thatcher Consulting LLC

The talk will provide an overview on radiofrequency safety as it pertains to working in close proximity to cellular antennas. We'll cover allowable exposure limits, compliance distances around typical small cell antennas and possible health effects from exposures to radiofrequency energy. Particular emphasis will be placed on the new 5G technology and how that affects the exposure and possible health effects landscape.

Bio blurb:
Drew is a former naval nuclear engineer, an IEEE member, a certified health physicist and public health professional with over 30 years experience in evaluating both ionizing and non ionizing radiation exposures. His masters degree is in health physics, he was the radiofrequency expert for the State of Washington for an 18 year period and was an Adjunct Professor of Health Physics at Vanderbilt University from 2004 to 2014. He is currently an editor of the Health Physics Journal for non ionizing radiation topics, and is a consultant of the ACGIH Threshold Limit Values for Physical Agents Committee.

10:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Conference Adjourns

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Wrap-up and Future Planning for the 2021 Joint Use Conference

All are welcome and Program Development Team is encouraged to participate. This is your chance to help share the next conference.

Information

This event will now be held in a virtual format. Hotel and travel arrangements will not be required to attend.

If you previously made hotel reservations for this event and need to cancel them, we’ve included the contact information for the hotel below for your convenience. If you have additional questions about this event, please contact the Program Manager directly.

Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis
999 North 2nd Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63102
Phone: 314.881.5757

Vendor Displays

Registration Options
Conference Registration + Vendor Display: $1,149 USD
Vendor Display Table Only: $599 USD
+ Vendor Display Assistant: $299 USD

Conference Registration + Vendor Display registration price increases $200 after August 31, 2020. This registration includes full conference access and includes you as the main Vendor Display Representative with one skirted table in the Display area. Arrangements for power, audiovisual equipment, or other supplies may be made by calling the hotel directly.

Vendor Display Table Only registration price increases $200 after August 31, 2020. Registration includes you as the main Vendor Display Representative, one skirted table in the display area, and food functions associated with display times. Arrangements for power, audiovisual equipment, or other supplies may be made by calling the hotel directly.
Vendors that wish to attend presentations and power tables should select the Conference Registration + Vendor Display pass.

Vendor Display Assistant registration price increases $100 after August 31, 2020. This registration is for booth assistants whose vendor company is already registered. Includes vendor access and vendor associated food functions. Other food events are excluded from this pass.

For more information contact Diana Zoren at 971.255.4965.

Vendor Display Schedule
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Set-up: 7:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Vendor Showcase: 10:15 AM – 10:30 AM
Break with Vendor Display: 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Lunch with Vendor Display: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Reception with Vendor Display: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Thursday, September 17, 2020
Break with Vendor Display: 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Lunch with Vendor Display: 12:05 PM – 1:10 PM
Break with Vendor Display: 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Tear Down: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Vendor Display Map



Meet The Speakers

Drew Thatcher

Thatcher Consulting LLC

Consultant

Jason Verduzco

Verizon Wireless

Permitting Manager