Sep

18-21

Joint Use (Sep 18-21)

As new technology, new regulations and aging infrastructure continue to change the landscape of joint use, it becomes increasingly important for key stakeholders to foster open dialogue and collaborate to solve shared problems, focus on safety goals, and ensure the equitably of poles and other utility assets. Considered the premier joint use conference, content is designed for representatives from utility, telecomm, wireless and broadband companies; as well as consultants and service companies who deal with joint use, pole ownership and attachments. The conference format provides a unique mix of presentations, dynamic power table topics, vendor displays and networking opportunities to exchange information and best practices.

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General Details

  • Program Chair(s)
  • Ray Vigil, Public Service of New Mexico

    • Program Location
    • Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown
    • 2600 Louisiana Blvd NE
      Albuquerque, NM 87110
    • 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 price increases $100 after August 20, 2018. Registration includes comprehensive conference materials, all sessions, power tables, and all food events.

    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.
  • For more information contact Diana Zoren, Director of Operations Programs at (971) 255-4965.

Agenda

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

11:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Optional Networking Event #1

Details to be come.

11:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Optional Networking Event #2

Details to be come.

05:30 PM - 07:00 PM

Welcome Reception

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

07:00 AM - 08:00 AM

Registration + Breakfast

08:00 AM - 08:15 AM

Welcome and Introductions

08:15 AM - 09:15 AM

Joint Use 101
Speaker(s): Jason Nemjo, Joint Use Specialist, Clark Public Utilities

Back by popular demand! Joint Use 101 will break down the basic physical materials involved in Joint Use. 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.

09:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Camera Attachments
Speaker(s): Karen Flewharty, Joint Use Manager, Oncor Electric Delivery, Karen Flewharty, Joint Use Manager, Oncor Electric Delivery

Electric utilities currently take an active role in the communities they serve, so it is in their best interest to partner with law enforcement efforts to improve community safety. This session will provide safety, operational and legal items for consideration regarding attachment of surveillance cameras and associated equipment to Electric Distribution poles.

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Vendor Showcase

Each vendor will get 2-3 minutes on the main stage to give an introduction to their company and a quick overview of their product/service. This is your opportunity to see what is new and who you may want to visit extensively with during the display times at the conference. 

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Break with Vendor Displays

11:00 AM - 12:00 M

Joint Use on Street Light Poles
Speaker(s): Patti Rafish, Joint Use / Joint Trench Coodinator, Data Analyst, NorthWestern Energy

Joint Use attachments have become larger and the need for space has moved beyond the distribution pole. Street Light poles and the street light arms have become an attractive location for Small Cell and WiFI devices to reside.

12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Lunch with Vendor Displays

01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

Strand Mount
Facilitator(s): Jeff Kent, Director, Distribution Support, PacifiCorp
Panelist(s): Tim Gasser, Manager - Utilities Relations, Crown Castle, Gino Quartucci, Right of Way Agent ll, Cox Communications, Sunny Nunez, Manager - Utilities Relations, Crown Castle

The huge demand for ever increasing data are pushing wireless networks to their limits, which in turn has spawned the development and deployment of “small cells” to handle that demand. Small cells are designed to utilize existing structures in RoW, street lights, traffic signals and utility poles, yet often require replacement or significant modification to those structures. Enter a new means of deploying nodes – mounting on the fiber strand which provides the connectivity (backhaul). This session will provide examples and experiences of both network and pole owners from some of the early strand mount deployments and discuss the challenges faced by each.

02:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Break with Vendors

03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Power Tables

This year's conference will feature power tables in four rooms. Find the topic that interests you most. 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.

04:30 PM - 07:00 PM

Reception with Vendor Displays

Thursday, September 20, 2018

07:00 AM - 08:00 AM

Breakfast

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Agreement Issues Panel

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

IEEE Industry Connections - Joint Use Forum

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Break with Vendor Displays

10:15 AM - 11:05 AM

Power Tables

Find the topic that interests you most. 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.

11:15 AM - 12:05 PM

Power Tables

12:05 PM - 01:10 PM

Lunch with Vendor Displays

01:10 PM - 02:00 PM

Power Tables

02:10 PM - 03:00 PM

Power Tables

03:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Break with Vendor Displays

03:30 PM - 05:00 PM

Legal Forum
Moderator(s): Mikal Altomare, Corporate Counsel, PNM
Panelist(s): Thomas Magee, Partner, Keller & Heckman LLP, Christopher Huther, Partner, Wiley Rein, LLP, Eric Langley, Partner, Langley & Bromberg LLC, James Tomlinson, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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.

05:30 PM - 07:30 PM

Offsite Reception Location TBD

Friday, September 21, 2018

07:00 AM - 08:00 AM

Breakfast

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

FCC Forum

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Small Cell Deployment

10:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Conference Adjourns

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Wrap-up and Future Planning for the 2019 Joint Use Conference

All are welcome and Program Development Team is encouraged to participate.

Hotel + Travel

  • Reservation Instructions
  • Please contact the hotel directly at (505) 881-0000 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute and use the discount code ‘Joint Use’ to receive a special rate of $139 USD/night. This rate is guaranteed until August 20, 2018 or until the WEI room block is full.

Vendor Displays

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

Vendor Display Only prices increase $100 after August 20, 2018 and includes a skirted table in the display area, and food functions associated with display schedule. Vendors that wish to attend presentations and power tables should select the Conference Registration + Vendor Display option. Conference Registration + Vendor Display price increases $200 after August 20, 2018. 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, audio visual equipment, or other supplies may be made by calling the hotel directly.

A Vendor Assistant registration is added to a vendor display registration and includes welcome reception and two receptions with vendor displays. Other food events are excluded from this pass.

Arrangements for power, audio visual equipment, or other supplies may be made by calling the hotel directly. You can also use the hotel supplied credit card authorization form and exhibitor order form to make your arrangements.

Shipping Information
Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown Hotel
Joint Use Conference/(Exhibitor/Company Name)
Attn: Lauren Kruse
2600 Louisiana Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Vendor Display Schedule
Wednesday, September 19
7:00 AM – 10:15 AM: Set-up
10:15 AM – 10:45 AM: Break with Vendor Display
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM: Vendor Showcase
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM: Lunch with Vendor Display
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM: Reception with Vendor Display

Thursday, September 20
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM: Break with Vendor Display
12:05 PM – 1:10 PM: Lunch with Vendor Display
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM: Break with Vendor Display
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Tear Down

For more information contact Diana Zoren at 971.255.4965.

Vendor Display Map

Meet The Speakers

Jason Nemjo

Clark Public Utilities

Joint Use Specialist

Karen Flewharty

Oncor Electric Delivery

Joint Use Manager

Patti Rafish

NorthWestern Energy

Joint Use / Joint Trench Coodinator, Data Analyst

Tim Gasser

Crown Castle

Manager - Utilities Relations

Sunny Nunez

Crown Castle

Manager - Utilities Relations

Gino Quartucci

Cox Communications

Right of Way Agent ll

Thomas Magee

Keller & Heckman LLP

Partner

Chris Huther

Wiley Rein, LLP

Partner

Eric Langley

Langley & Bromberg LLC

Partner

James Tomlinson

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Partner

Karen Flewharty

Oncor Electric Delivery

Joint Use Manager

Jeff Kent

PacifiCorp

Director, Distribution Support

Mikal Altomare

PNM

Corporate Counsel