Sep

17-20

Joint Use (Sep 17-20)

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)
  • Karen Flewharty, Oncor

    • Program Location
    • Omni Austin Southpark
    • 4140 Governor's Row
      Austin, TX 78744
    • 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 30, 2019. 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 17, 2019

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Optional Networking

TBD

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Welcome Reception

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Registration + Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM

Welcome and Introductions

8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

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

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Colocation on Nontraditional Assets – One Year Later
Speaker(s): Keith Williams, Colocation Product Manager, Georgia Power Company, Keith Williams, Colocation Product Manager, Georgia Power Company

Last year, GPC explained their plan to facilitate 5G and microcell device colocation on their streetlights. They have since launched the service and software, and have expanded to make transmission facilities, communication towers, land parcels and other assets available to 5G, micro-cell and macro-cell colocation.

Join Keith Williams as he tells how it turned out and what lessons they’ve learned.

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. If time permits, they are allowed to introduce their sales team at the conference.

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Break with Vendor Displays

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wildfires in California and Pole Inspectors
Speaker(s): Lonny Saldivar, Compliance Management Supervisor, San Diego Gas & Electric Company

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch with Vendor Displays

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Pre-Existing Violations
Panelist(s): Jeff Kent, Director, Distribution Support, PacifiCorp, Steve Schulte, Joint Use Administrator, Avista Utilities

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Break with Vendor Displays

3:00 PM - 5:00 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.

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Reception with Vendor Displays

Thursday, September 19, 2019

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Breakfast

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Safety - NESC – OSHA

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

FCC Telecommunications
Panelist(s): Adam Copeland, Deputy Division Chief of the Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, Garnet Hanley, Chief of the Wireless Bureau’s Competition & Infrastructure Policy Division, Federal Communications Commission

Last year, Adam Copeland discussed the FCC’s progress on pole attachment process reforms, enforcement issues, and pole access. This year, he will be joined by Garnet Hanley, Chief of the Wireless Bureau’s Competition & Infrastructure Policy Division, to discuss their progress and challenges. Please bring your questions about wireline and wireless infrastructure policy.

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
Panelist(s): Chris Huther, Partner, Wiley Rein, LLP, Tom Magee, Partner, Keller & Heckman 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.

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Offsite Reception Location TBD

Friday, September 20, 2019

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Breakfast

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Emergency Preparedness – Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC)

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

5G deployment over 4G deployment

10:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Conference Adjourns

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Wrap-up and Future Planning for the 2020 Joint Use Conference

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

Hotel + Travel

  • Reservation Instructions
  • Please contact the hotel directly at (800) 843-6664 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute (WEI) Joint Use Conference and use the group code ‘091319JOINTUSEC’ to receive a special rate of $155 USD/night. This rate is guaranteed until August 30, 2019 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

Conference Registration + Vendor Display registration price increases $200 after August 30, 2019. 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.

Vendor Display Table Only registration price increases $200 after August 30, 2019. 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, audio visual 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 30, 2019. 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.

Vendor Display Schedule
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
7:00 AM – 10:15 AM: Set-up
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM: Vendor Showcase
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM: Break with Vendor Display
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM: Lunch with Vendor Display
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM: Reception with Vendor Display

Thursday, September 12, 2019
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
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM: Tear Down

For more information contact Diana Zoren at 971.255.4965.

Vendor Display Map


Meet The Speakers

Lonny Saldivar

San Diego Gas & Electric Company

Compliance Management Supervisor

Keith Williams

Georgia Power Company

Colocation Product Manager

Jeff Kent

PacifiCorp

Director, Distribution Support

Steve Schulte

Avista Utilities

Joint Use Administrator

Adam Copeland

Federal Communications Commission

Deputy Division Chief of the Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau

Garnet Hanley

Federal Communications Commission

Chief of the Wireless Bureau’s Competition & Infrastructure Policy Division

Chris Huther

Wiley Rein, LLP

Partner

Tom Magee

Keller & Heckman LLP

Partner

James Tomlinson

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Partner

Eric Langley

Langley & Bromberg LLC

Partner

Jason Nemjo

Clark Public Utilities

Joint Use Specialist