2019 NYSTA Annual Conference

  June 3-5, 2019
 Agenda


June 3rd - Monday

8:30-10:15 am - NYSTA Board of Directors Meeting

10:45 - Boldt Castle Tour - (Meet in lobby - picnic lunch included)

11:30 - Lunch for Golfers at the Thousand Island Country Club

12:15 - Shotgun Start - Golf at Thousand Island Country Club

Sponsored By:   (Lunch Included)

12:00 - Fishing Outing, Sponsored By:  (Meet in the hotel lobby - lunch Included)

6:30 - 7:30 pm - Awards Dinner Reception, Vantage Point Communications

7:30 - 9:00 pm - Awards Dinner, Sponsored By: Sprint, New York Relay

June 4th - Tuesday

(Dress for the Meeting is Business Casual)

7:00 AM - Breakfast & Registration Available

8:30 AM - NYSTA Business Meeting:

Chairman’s Report – Shana Macey

President’s Report – Bob Puckett

Treasurer’s Report – Robert Wrighter, Jr.

Inspector’s of Election Report – Bob Holmes, State Telephone

Committee Recognition – Shana Macey & Bob Puckett

ITPA Scholarship Awards, Leslie Irwin

9:30 am-  Commissioner Gregg Sayre

10:15 am Break with the Associate Members -View Tabletop Displays

10:45 am - Washington Update - Genny Morelli, President, ITTA 

11:30 am - AI: Progress, Problems, and Possibilities - – Chuck Thorpe, Dean, School of Arts & Sciences, Clarkson University

What is AI, and what can computers do? The hype would have us all believe that humans will be obsolete within a decade. The reality is not quite that extreme, but is still quite impressive. A good example of progress and remaining challenges is self-driving cars, which have been under development for decades and are on a continued trajectory of improvement, but not quite ready yet.

12:15 - Lunch 

1:15 pm - Calvin McNeelyPresident - Running Boards Marketing

2:15 pm Afternoon Break with Associate Members

3:00 pm - Associate Member team building event TBD

6:00 pm - Annual Banquet Reception, Sponsored by: Calix

7:00 pm - Annual Banquet, Sponsored By: UDP

8:30 pm - Hall of Fame Award Reception, Sponsored By:  Latitude Telcom Consultants 

(Dress for the Annual Banquet is Semi-Formal)

June 5th - Wednesday

7:30 AM Breakfast

8:30 – Regulatory Roundtable 

Moderator:   Bob Puckett, NYSTA

Panelists:     Michael Shultz, Vice President, Regulatory & Public Policy Consolidated Communications

                   Genny Morelli, President, ITTA  

                   Tom Moorman, Esq., Partner Wood & Aitken, LLP.

10:15 Break 

10:15- Millennial Roundtable Discussion -

Moderator:    Deirdre Forcier, Marketing an Content Specialist, Chazy & Westport Tel. & Westelcom

Panelists:     

Noon: Adjournment
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