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Full Schedule

Full Schedule

  • Sunday, May 19, 2024
  • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM CT
    Strategic Planning Session
  • Monday, May 20, 2024
  • 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM CT
    Board Meeting
  • 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM CT
    IT/OT Committee Meeting
  • 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM CT
    Knowledge and Learning Division Meeting
  • 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM CT
    Membership Committee Meeting
  • 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM CT
    Public Policy Division Meeting
  • 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM CT
    Telecom Committee Meeting
  • 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM CT
    Security, Risk and Compliance Committee (SRCC) Meeting
  • 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM CT
    Regional Division Meeting
  • 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM CT
    Technical Division Meeting
  • 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM CT
    UtiliSite Division Meeting
  • 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM CT
    Utilities Broadband Committee Meeting
  • 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM CT
    Registration Open (Badge Pick-Up Only)
  • 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM CT
    Fiber Deployment and Restoration Workshop
  • 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM CT
    RF Workshop
  • 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM CT
    Chairs' Reception
  • Tuesday, May 21, 2024
  • 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM CT
    Registration Open
  • 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM CT
    UTC Past Chairs' Golf Tournament
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM CT
    Exhibitor Move-in with Freeman
  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM CT
    Grounding Training

    Training/Workshop

  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM CT
    Utility Telecommunications 101
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CT
    Breaking the cost barrier of private LTE through 3GPP standardized deployment in unlicensed 915 MHz
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CT
    From Data to Action: Leveraging the Data to Improve Service Reliability, Reduce Costs, Enhance Customer Satisfaction, and Speed Storm Recovery
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CT
    Harnessing Networked Distribution Automation for Enhanced Reliability, Efficiency, Growth and Safety
  • 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM CT
    Emerging Technology Summit

    Emerging Technology

  • 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM CT
    Fiber Summit

    Fiber

  • 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM CT
    LMR Workshop

    LMR

  • 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM CT
    Security Summit
  • 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM CT
    Wireless Summit

    Wireless Summit

  • 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM CT
    Nokia's User Group Meeting
  • 3:10 PM – 4:10 PM CT
    Artificial Intelligence for Utilities: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: What to Know Before You Go
  • 3:10 PM – 4:10 PM CT
    Legal and Regulatory Considerations When Providing Broadband Services
  • 3:10 PM – 4:10 PM CT
    Managing the legal and technical challenges of upgrading your communication system to Private LTE
  • 4:20 PM – 5:20 PM CT
    Demystifying PLTE Operations & Maintenance
  • 4:20 PM – 5:20 PM CT
    The Ecosystem of IT/OT Convergence
  • 4:20 PM – 5:20 PM CT
    The Future Is Already Here: Revolutionizing Utility Operations with Fiber and DER
  • Wednesday, May 22, 2024
  • 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM CT
    Registration Open
  • 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM CT
    Enabling Grid Transformation
  • 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM CT
    Fiber Monitoring

    Fiber

  • 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM CT
    IT / OT Security: Low Impact Does Not Equal Low Risk
  • 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM CT
    Private LTE System Challenges
  • 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM CT
    The Journey of Packet Transition and Performance of the Network After You Are Complete

    Telecom Networks

  • 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM CT
    UTC Global Utility Telecom Perspectives
  • 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM CT
    Utility Infrastructure Assets Lessons Learned during a Disaster a Utility Perspective
  • 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM CT
    What to do with your Broadband Infrastructure beyond High Speed Internet
  • 9:40 AM – 10:40 AM CT
    Case Study: The installation of Surveillance Cameras and Automated License Plate Readers on Utility Distribution Poles
  • 9:40 AM – 10:40 AM CT
    Implementation of Cisco ISE in a Utility Network Environment
  • 9:40 AM – 10:40 AM CT
    Providing Network Services at OT Facilities
  • 9:40 AM – 10:40 AM CT
    Talquin Electric Cooperative: Decentralizing water & wastewater SCADA communications to limit risk and build resilience.
  • 9:40 AM – 10:40 AM CT
    The Value of Fiber Optic Cable Options to the Electric Utility and Its Customers – The Alabama Power Story
  • 9:40 AM – 10:40 AM CT
    To succeed in the broadband market, Utilities will require a new approach. Are you preparing your network for disruption?
  • 9:40 AM – 10:40 AM CT
    Uncertainty & Complexity: How to Navigate Supply Chain Security
  • 9:40 AM – 10:40 AM CT
    Utility 4G and 5G Private Networks – Matching Spectrum Selection to Targeted Applications
  • 10:50 AM – 11:50 AM CT
    Evolving the Ecosystem for Private Wireless Broadband
  • 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM CT
    Opening General Session with Lunch
  • 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM CT
    Exhibit Hall Hours
  • 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM CT
    Exhibit Hall - Mardis Gras Social
  • Thursday, May 23, 2024
  • 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM CT
    Registration Open
  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM CT
    Membership Meeting with Breakfast
  • 9:10 AM – 10:10 AM CT
    A Strategic Evolution To Packet-Based Timing: Leveraging Precision Time Protocol Across Your Network
  • 9:10 AM – 10:10 AM CT
    Codes, Standards and Rule Changes Impacting Tower and Small Cells
  • 9:10 AM – 10:10 AM CT
    Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing Deployment for Utilities

    Fiber

  • 9:10 AM – 10:10 AM CT
    Enabling & Testing Hybrid Advanced Fiber/PLTE Communication Networks for Grid Modernization

    PLTE

  • 9:10 AM – 10:10 AM CT
    Monitoring Saved the Substation
  • 9:10 AM – 10:10 AM CT
    NERC CIP AUDIT Lessons learned from a Utility Perspective
  • 9:10 AM – 10:10 AM CT
    Revenue Opportunities for Utilities with Fiber Optic and Pole Assets
  • 9:10 AM – 10:10 AM CT
    Unlicensed 6 Ghz Regulatory and Real-world Update
  • 10:20 AM – 11:20 AM CT
    Fiber Network Asset Identification, Construction Observation and Management
  • 10:20 AM – 11:20 AM CT
    Internal Network Security Monitoring
  • 10:20 AM – 11:20 AM CT
    Next-Level Automation for the Power Grid
  • 10:20 AM – 11:20 AM CT
    Relay Protection Methods and Enabling Teleprotection within IP/MPLS Transport

    Telecom Networks

  • 10:20 AM – 11:20 AM CT
    Renewable Energy Advanced Control and Telemetry Systems
  • 10:20 AM – 11:20 AM CT
    Spectrum Availability for Utilities and Spectrum Policy Update
  • 10:20 AM – 11:20 AM CT
    The Challenging World of Pole Attachments, Joint Use, and Broadband Deployment

    UtiliSite/Operations Issues

  • 10:20 AM – 11:20 AM CT
    Why the Utility Model is the right strategy for grid modernization, broadband and EV
  • 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM CT
    Exhibit Hall Hours
  • 11:30 AM – 2:35 PM CT
    Exhibit Hall - Ice Cream Social
  • 11:30 AM – 11:55 PM CT
    Exhibit Hall - Networking Lunch Sponsored by L3Harris
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CT
    Breaking Broadband Access Boundaries: Harnessing Utility-Owned Fiber to Bridge the Digital Divide
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CT
    Building Resilient and Secure Operations Networks to Withstand the Tests

    Security

  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CT
    Building the Digital Utility: IT Roadmaps for the Energy Evolution
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CT
    Microwave Communications: 6 GHz Interference Mitigation
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CT
    Resilient Smart Grid Applications Using PON
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CT
    SRP OTN Implementation
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CT
    The importance of Evolved Packet Core selection for utility PLTE Network
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CT
    Using Technology to Maximize Data Collection and Increase System Resiliency
  • 4:10 PM – 5:10 PM CT
    Applying Software-Defined Networking to Critical Ethernet Networks
  • 4:10 PM – 5:10 PM CT
    Fiber Leasing: A Deeper Dive from the Utility Perspective
  • 4:10 PM – 5:10 PM CT
    Implementing a Private Satellite Network
  • 4:10 PM – 5:10 PM CT
    Meeting the Telecom challenges of new system installations, legacy systems transition, systems training, and systems troubleshooting through the use of Telecom Simulation Labs
  • 4:10 PM – 5:10 PM CT
    Navigating the Satellite Revolution: How Low Earth Orbit Satellite Constellations Will Impact the Electrical Utilities Sector
  • 4:10 PM – 5:10 PM CT
    Powering Passive Optical Networks
  • 4:10 PM – 5:10 PM CT
    Substations Are Under Attack: Strengthen Your Physical and Cyber Security Response
  • 4:10 PM – 5:10 PM CT
    Then vs Now
  • 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM CT
    Closing Party
  • 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM CT
    Cigars Under the Stars