2018 NYSTA Annual Conference
June 6-8, 2018
 Agenda


June 6th - Wednesday

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

11:30 - Lunch for Golfers at the Lake Placid Club Golf Course

12:15 - Shotgun Start - Golf at Lake Placid Club 

Sponsored By:   (Lunch Included)

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

11:45 - Additional Activities - TBD

6:30 - 7:30 pm - Awards Dinner Reception

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

June 7th - Thursday

(Dress for the Meeting is Business Casual)

7:00 AM - Breakfast & Registration Available

8:30 AM - General Business Session NYSTA Chairman’s Report, Paul Griswold, Ontario & Trumansburg Tel Cos. and FirstLight; NYSTA President’s Report, Robert Puckett, NYSTA; NYSTA Treasurer’s Report, Scott Brooks, TDS Telecom; Inspectors of Election Report, Ashley Gustafson of Ontario and Trumansburg Telephone Companies and Tim Muldoon of State Telephone Company; ITPA Scholarship Awards, Leslie Irwin, Newport Telephone

9:15 am- Washington Update - Shirley Bloomfield, Chief Executive Officer, NTCA

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

10:45 am - The Future of the Internet of Things & Robocalling and Caller-ID spoofing, Bob Gnapp, Director – Member Training & Network Analysis, NECA

12:15 - Lunch 

1:15 pm - Caleb Smith, Former US Skeleton Team/ Current Skeleton Coach for Great Britian

2:15 pm Afternoon Break with Associate Members

3:00 pm - Associate Member team building event TBD

6:00 pm - Annual Banquet Reception

7:00 pm - Annual Banquet 

8:30 pm - Incoming Chair Reception, Sponsored By: Latitude Telcom Consultants 

(Dress for the Annual Banquet is Semi-Formal)

June 8th - Friday

7:30 AM Breakfast

8:30 – Regulatory Roundtable 

Moderator:   Bob Puckett, NYSTA

Panelists:     Roger Nishi – Vice President of Industry Relations, Waitsfield & Champlain Telephone Co

                   Cassandra Heyne, Senior Consultant – Regulatory, John Staurlakis, Inc.

                   Derrick B. Owens, Senior Vice President of Government & Industry Affairs, W-T-A - Advocates for Rural


10:15 Break 

10:15- Consumer Broadband Roundtable Discussion -

Moderator:    Jim Becker, President Middleburgh Telephone Company

Panelists:      Randy Lewis, President and Founder, Global Natural Foods

                    Shannon Hayes, Owner & Radical Homemaker, Sap Bush Hollow Farm

                    Doug Haney, Founder, GreatRange

Noon: Adjournment
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