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Annual Premier Membership & Strategic Meeting

The Premier Members’ Meeting is your seat at the table. During the meeting, we elect Board leadership, discuss budget allocations, and discuss the strategic plan to achieve our mission of accelerating deployment of all-fiber access networks. It's a can't-miss miss opportunity for you to influence the trajectory of our industry and Association, and for your company to stay on top of the market.

Thank you for joining us at the 2019 Premier Members' meeting! 

December 9-10  |  Hyatt Regency Washington Capitol Hill


11:00 am -1:00 pm       

Registration Open - Outside the Capitol AB Room (Lobby Level)

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Networking Lunch

1:00 pm -5:00 pm

Hill/FCC Prep Meeting and Welcome

Kevin Morgan, Chairman of the Board, Fiber Broadband Association and Chief Marketing Officer, Clearfield

Lisa R. Youngers, President & CEO, Fiber Broadband Association

Tom Cohen, Counsel, Fiber Broadband Association and Partner, Kelley, Drye & Warren

Chris Laughlin, Counsel, Fiber Broadband Association and Associate, Kelley, Drye & Warren

Hill and FCC Meetings

1:45pm FCC Group Leaves for FCC, 445 12th Street SW; Leads Tom Cohen, Lisa Youngers

2:15pm Hill Group Leaves for the House, 2125 Rayburn Bldg; Leads Chris Laughlin, Gary Bolton

2:30pm FCC Group Meets with FCC Wireline Competition Bureau Staff

3:00pm Hill Group Meets with House Energy & Commerce Committee Staff

4:00pm Hill Group Meets with Senate Commerce Committee Staff, 512 Dirksen Bldg

4:00pm FCC Group Meets with FCC Chairman Pai’s Staff

6:00 pm -7:00 pm

Welcome Reception (Yellowstone/Everglades, 2nd Floor at Hyatt Regency)

7:00 pm

Meet Dinner Groups in Lobby and Travel to Dinner

7:30 pm

Premier Members Dinner with Board of Directors

Please meet in hotel lobby at 7:15 to ride in groups to dinner locations. Specific dinner group information and locations handed out onsite.


7:30 am


8:30 am -9:00 am

Welcome - Lisa R. Youngers, President & CEO – Fiber Broadband Association

Morning Keynote: Doug Kinkoph, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, NTIA, and Associate Administrator, Office of Telecommunications and Information Applications (OTIA), NTIA

9:00 am - 11:30 am

FBA Year in Review - Lisa R. Youngers and Fiber Broadband Association Team

Current State of the Fiberverse
Overview of FBA Strategic
Revenues & Profitability

11:30 am


12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Luncheon Keynote: Commissioner Geoffrey Starks, FCC

12:45 pm - 2:45 pm

Fiber Broadband Association Strategy Session

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Afternoon Keynote: Broadband for America's Future: A Vision for the 2020s

Jon Sallet, Senior Fellow, Benton Institute for Broadband & Society

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Annual Membership Meeting and Board Elections

Board Candidates Presentations
Board Elections
Congratulate New Board/Closing Remarks


8:00 am -11:00 am

Q4 Board Meeting for New and Out-Going FBA Board Members

12:30 pm -4:00 pm

Networking Lunch
FBA Deployment Specialist Working Group Safety Summit (Capitol AB Room)


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We offer members a variety of learning opportunities through our webinar series, which are open to the public unless otherwise specified. If you are interested in presenting a webinar, contact Doug Weinbaum at


Fiber Connect

Whether you’re looking for new strategies to build your customer base, tools to make deployment more affordable, or the opportunity to learn from industry leaders as they explore the future of fiber - Fiber Connect has it all.  The conference, held annually in June, also presents a comprehensive lineup of education led by the industry’s best.

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