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All times are Eastern. All events will take place at the Grand Hyatt Washington unless otherwise noted. Times are tentative and subject to change.

Tuesday, February 28
12:00pm – 5:00pm
Summit Registration & Information Desk
Constitution Registration Desk
ACA Connects staff will be available to answer questions and distribute registration packets.
Refreshments sponsored by Atlas Digital Group, SatCom Marketing and TV One
6:15pm – 6:30pm
Buses Depart for Anniversary Celebration
Grand Hyatt Lobby
6:30pm – 9:45pm
30th Anniversary Celebration
National Museum of American History
Enjoy cocktails, dinner and networking among the greatest single collection of American history in the world. Ajit Pai, Partner at Searchlight Capital Partners, and Mignon Clyburn, Principal at MLC Strategies, will share remarks. Buses will return attendees to the Grand Hyatt.
Sponsored by Calix
Wednesday, March 1
7:30am – 5:00pm
Summit Registration & Information Desk
Independence Foyer
ACA Connects staff will be available to answer questions and distribute registration packets.
8:00am – 5:00pm
Coffee & Cyber Café
Farragut Square
The perfect place to grab a beverage throughout the day and network with your industry colleagues.
Sponsored by Warner Bros. Discovery
8:00am – 8:45am
Start your day off with a hot breakfast, coffee and juice.
8:50am – 9:00am
Welcome Remarks
Setting the stage for a day of dynamic sessions, ACA Connects Chairman Patricia Jo Boyers — who is President & CEO of BOYCOM Vision — joins ACA Connects President & CEO Grant Spellmeyer to deliver the opening address.
9:00am – 9:20am
State of the Industry 2023
ACA Connects Grant Spellmeyer has a fireside chat with Amy Maclean, Editorial Director of Cablefax, to discuss the marketplace and regulatory forces impacting ACAC members, including competition, broadband adoption, government support, net neutrality and retransmission consent.
9:20am – 9:50am
General Session
Please refer to the Program Addendum for information on this session.
9:50am – 10:20am
Mission Possible: The FCC’s Key Initiatives
With past experience as a Senior Advisor at NTIA, FCC Commissioner Nathan Simington shares his unique perspective on the FCC’s key initiatives, including digital health in rural America, bridging the digital divide, the homework gap, broadband data collection and 5G.
10:20am – 10:25am
Attendee Group Photo
Grand Staircase
10:20am – 10:30am
Refreshment Break
Independence FGHI
10:30am – 12:00pm
Exclusive Exhibit Hours
Independence FGHI
Explore innovative business solutions, technologies and programming.
12:00pm – 12:40pm
12:40pm – 1:00pm
Strategies for Disruptive Times
On the heels of a bold re-invention of the co-op, NCTC CEO Lou Borrelli provides his vision to help our sector navigate historic market disruption, seize growth opportunities and enhance value for millions of American consumers.
1:00pm – 1:30pm
General Session
Please refer to the Program Addendum for information on this session.
1:30pm – 2:00pm
Analyze This: Policy, Competition & Convergence
Veteran communications policy analyst Blair Levin, Policy Advisor for New Street Research, will offer thoughts on the state of broadband and spectrum, convergence and competition, and much more. A hot topic will be the federal government’s plan to issue $42 billion in broadband deployment grants starting later this year. Levin’s distinguished career includes service at the top tiers of law, business and government.
2:00pm – 2:30pm
Broadband Trends & the Customer Experience
With 20 years of experience leading companies toward growth and transformation, Calix President & CEO Michael Weening shares his unique perspective on broadband trends and the importance of optimizing the subscriber experience to thrive in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
2:30pm – 3:00pm
Where the Rubber Hits the Road
Drawing from experiences in communities across the country, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr will share stories about how broadband is making a difference for real people, the FCC’s efforts to remove barriers to broadband infrastructure deployment and insight into national security issues.
3:00pm – 3:15pm
Refreshment Break
Independence Foyer
3:15pm – 3:45pm
Show Me the Money: Update on the Treasury’s $10 Billion Checkbook
Director of the Capital Projects Fund, Joseph Wender, delivers an update on the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s $10 billion effort to extend broadband to unserved communities.
3:45pm – 4:30pm
Fund Times: State Broadband Leaders Discuss ARPA & BEAD
This panel will provide you with valuable knowledge about the ARPA funding process and BEAD program to enhance your interactions with state leaders as they move toward conducting challenge processes and awarding funds. Moderated by Mike Jacobs, VP of Regulatory Affairs for ACA Connects, the panelists are Brandon Carson, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Broadband Dev. Authority; Josh Hildebrandt, Director of Broadband Initiatives for the Georgia Technology Authority; and Dr. Tamarah Holmes, Director of Broadband for the Virginia Dept. of Housing & Community Development.
4:30pm – 5:00pm
Lobbying Briefing
(cable operators only, please)
ACA Connects staff and counsel will prepare you for your meetings on Capitol Hill by sharing tips, talking points and hand-out materials.
5:00pm – 6:30pm
Networking Reception
Independence FGHI
Join us for hors d’oeuvres and cocktails in the Exhibit Hall.
Sponsored by Cartesian, Maxxian
Thursday, March 2
7:30am – 10:00am
Summit Registration & Information Desk
Constitution Registration Desk
ACA Connects staff will be available to answer questions and distribute Congressional appointment folders.
8:00am – 8:45am
Constitution CDE
Join fellow attendees for a morning meal before heading to the Hill.
8:55am – 9:10am
Buses Depart for Capitol Hill
Grand Hyatt Lobby
9:30am – 5:00pm
Congressional & FCC Appointments
9:30am – 2:00pm
ACA Connects Lounge
9th Floor – Hart Senate Office Building
Recharge and refuel between your appointments on Capitol Hill. Lunch will be available between 11:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Lunch & refreshments sponsored by Adara Technologies Inc.
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Closing Reception
Cabinet Restaurant in the Grand Hyatt
Unwind with colleagues over cocktails and dinner.

Join Us in DC!

You’re invited to connect with colleagues, gain insight from policymakers and engage with vendors from across the industry during our 30th Annual Summit.