Fiber Connect 2024 call for speakers opens

Jan. 16, 2024
The Fiber Broadband Association’s conference will explore accelerating our fiber future.

The Fiber Broadband Association (FBA) opened the call for speakers for Fiber Connect 2024 on Jan. 16. Billed as the world’s largest fiber broadband conference, Fiber Connect will be held July 28-31, 2024, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn.

Network operators, service providers, state broadband offices, technology innovators, and broadband industry leaders will make up the expected 4,000+ attendees. Conference material will reportedly focus on fiber’s ability to connect communities, municipalities, economies, and people.

Evann Freeman, FBA conference committee chair, FBA board member, and EPB of Chattanooga vice president, government & community relations, said in a press release, “Our program for Fiber Connect 2024 is focused on ‘Accelerating Our Fiber Future’ to collaborate on best practices that will ensure we can reach every community, efficiently tackle any challenge along the way, and push the envelope on the advanced capabilities that fiber broadband can deliver. Every year, we welcome exciting speakers, subject matter experts, and industry leaders from our membership and beyond to join the conversation at Fiber Connect. I look forward to curating our 2024 speakers for this year’s program as we explore how to advance fiber’s bright future.”

Speaker submissions will only be accepted for breakout sessions, which the FBA describes as panel sessions focused on driving the fiber broadband industry forward and related issues. Those interested in participating in a breakout panel session can submit their qualifications through the FBA’s speaker submission portal before Wednesday, Mar. 20, 2024. The FBA’s categories for submissions are:

-    Deployment opportunities and challenges 
-    Network operations: the what, when, and how of expanding fiber footprints 
-    Middle mile: keeping it all connected
-    Service provider ecosystem: delivering excellence at every point
-    Fiber financials: the economics of fiber broadband

Speaker submissions will be reviewed by the FBA conference committee, which will consider expertise on the subject matter, speaker involvement with the FBA, and relevant speaker experience; further, submissions featuring or focused on specific company solutions or products will not be considered.

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Hayden Beeson

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