Tribal Telecom 2013
February 11-13, 2013
Wild Horse Pass Hotel
WHAT IS THE TRIBAL TELECOM CONFERENCE?
Tribal Telecom 2013 brings together tribal leaders, telecom industry leaders, professionals, and federal and state government officials, to share information, explore options, and pursue solutions to advance digital opportunities for tribal communities.
The conference combines introductory workshops; panel discussions highlighting success stories and best practices, regulatory developments, and industry updates; breakout sessions; and training opportunities.
The conference also serves as a forum for tribal leaders to meet with telecom carriers to discuss the delivery of telecom services on tribal lands.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- Tribal Leaders, Managers, Executives
- Telecom and Utility Executives
- Service Delivery & Deployment Managers
- Tribal CIOs and IT Managers
- Tribal CFOs, Accountants
- Indian Law Attorneys
- Native Media Providers
- Economic Development Directors
- Telecom Industry Professionals
- Government Telecom and IT Agencies
WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?
Telecommunications and information technology are critical cornerstones of government service, education, healthcare, emergency response, language preservation, cultural advancement, and sustainable economic and community development.
Recent developments offer historic opportunities for Indian tribes to engage directly with telecom carriers to effect service delivery on tribal lands.
New regulatory rules and advancements in telecom and information technology provide new avenues for strategic collaborations to bring high speed internet connections (broadband) to tribal communities.
Under the new rules, every tribe will benefit from having a working knowledge of the telecommunications industry and an established approach for working with telecom companies.
Industry leaders and others will benefit from understanding the unique socio-economic challenges facing tribal communities, the nuances of federal Indian law, and the keys for successful business relationships in Indian Country.
- Telecom 101
- Establishing a Tribal Telecom Carrier
- Telecom Industry and Technology Developments
- Bringing Digital Opportunity to Indian Country
- Regulatory Updates
- Spectrum Management and Utilization
- Recent Developments in Broadcast Radio
- Broadband in Education and Health Services
- Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness
- Other Hot Topics
COMMENTS FROM LAST YEAR
“The speakers were all great. The right expertise in the room and the relevance of the topics were good.”
“Vast amount of knowledge with trained and knowledgeable professionals addressing and overcoming obstacles toward creating telecom services in isolated areas.”
“This was the best such conference ever held. Keep it up.”