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Fiber Connect 2022 Call for Speakers

Fiber Connect is an immersive, four-day, fiber business and technology event that will showcase how fiber is the broadband technology to unleash unlimited capacity and endless possibilities. Each day will showcase industry leaders, executives and subject matter experts from across the continent who will share their vision, experience and expertise.

If you’re interested in speaking at Fiber Connect 2022, please review the following guidelines and send your submission to speakers@fiberbroadband.org.

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Important Dates

  • Call for Speakers Opens December 1, 2021
  • Call for Speakers Closes January 14, 2022
  • Selected Speakers Notified January 31, 2022
  • Speaker Acceptance Due February 11, 2022

Program Themes

Fiber Connect 2022 sessions are focused on fiber-based broadband capabilities and the benefits fiber delivers to end users and communities. The FBA will not accept submissions on products, technical “speeds and feeds,” or any other content that is promotional in nature.

All speaker submissions should align with one of the following topics. The FBA will not create any new session themes outside of what is listed below.

Pre-Conference Workshop: Fiber Financials

  • Grant Writing 101
  • In the Black – Best Practices to Get to Revenue Positive
  • Fiber Ahoy – Where are Your Anchors
  • Best Practices: Money Management with Federal Friends
  • Leverage Fiber as a Mechanism for Community Growth: New Companies, New People, New Industries
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Main Conference Tracks

  • Operator Best Practices Track
    • Revitalizing Downtown
    • Making Communities Safer
    • Cable and Fiber Opportunities
    • FTTH – now what
    • Cybersecurity Implications and Opportunities
    • Fiber and OTT
  • Deployment – View from the Field Track
    • Overcoming Last Mile Obstacles
    • Workforce Development
    • Full Fiber MDUs
    • Middle Mile Innovation
    • Greenfield/Brownfield – Mapping ROI for Fiber
  • Industry Perspective Track
    • Fiber to the Room
    • Fiber for 5G
    • 25G Horizon
  • Innovation – Taking Fiber Further Track
    • Innovation to Take Fiber Further
    • Innovation in Fiber Distribution
  • Case Study Central – Lighting Up a Brighter Future Trackplease note that submissions for this track MUST include a real-world fiber case study.
    • Smart City
    • Smart Grid
    • Smart Home
    • Emergency Services
    • Healthcare
    • College Campus – from dorms to classrooms
  • Fiber Drivers – The Applications Driving Multi-Gig Track
    • Industrial IoT
    • Entertainment
    • Urban Migration and Work from Home
 

Candidate Options

All candidates have the option to submit as a panel participant or as a panel host. Selected panel participants will be placed onto an existing panel; selected panel hosts will be assigned to an existing panel and be responsible for securing between two to three additional panelists to join their panel.

Please note that there will be a separate submission/selection process for new specialized Fiber Connect programs, including Proof of Concept, Fiber Unicorns, and Lab Lens. To learn more about those programs, please contact fiberconnect@fiberbroadband.org.

 

Submission Instructions

To be considered as a Fiber Connect 2022 speaker, please send the following information to speakers@fiberbroadband.org.

Are you submitting as a panel participant, or as a panel host?

If you’re submitting as a panel participant, please provide:

  • Speaker Name
  • Speaker Title
  • Speaker Company
  • Speaker Email
  • Speaker Mobile Number
  • Speaker industry conference speaking experience

To submit a Panel Participant, download the form here

If submitting as a host, please provide:

    • Host Speaker Name
    • Host Speaker Title
    • Host Speaker Company
    • Host Speaker Email
    • Host Speaker Mobile Number
    • Host Speaker industry conference speaking experience
    • Speaker 1 Name
    • Speaker 1 Title
    • Speaker 1 Company
    • Speaker 1 Email
    • Speaker 1 Mobile Number
    • Speaker 1 industry conference speaking experience
    • Speaker 2 Name
    • Speaker 2 Title
    • Speaker 2 Company
    • Speaker 2 Email
    • Speaker 2 Mobile Number
    • Speaker 2 industry conference speaking experience

To submit a Host, download the form here