Fiber Connect 2023 attendee registration opens

May 1, 2023
The Fiber Broadband Association’s annual conference and exhibition will be held August 20-23, 2023, at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, FL, under the theme “What Fiber Disrupts Next.”

The Fiber Broadband Association (FBA) has opened registration for Fiber Connect 2023. The fiber broadband trade association’s annual conference and exhibition will be held August 20-23, 2023, at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, FL, under the theme “What Fiber Disrupts Next.”

Fiber Connect 2023 will feature more than 225 speakers on a variety of topics, including federal and state broadband policy, fiber deployment best practices, and workforce development. This year’s event will see the debut of several new features and content platforms including:

  • Fiber Meet Ups
  • The C-Suite Forum
  • The State Broadband Summit at Fiber Connect 2023
  • Technology Deep Dives, four 90-minute sessions devoted to the technical issues, challenges, and opportunities related to fiber broadband expansion presented in partnership with The Broadband Forum.
  • Operator Light Talks, a series of six 18-minute, Ted Talk-style keynotes presented by executives from AT&T, epb, Frontier Communications, Google Fiber, Lumos Fiber, and Ting Internet.

Fiber Connect 2023 also will host pre-conference workshops on Sunday, August 20, which will include such titles as “Fiber Broadband Toolkit,” “The Ecology of Fiber Broadband,” “Tower Talks,” and “Community Broadband.” The main conference program will feature 42 breakout sessions divided into seven tracks. The event also will return proof of concept demonstrations as well as the FBA’s OpTIC Path Train the Trainer program.

“Fiber Connect 2022 was the largest event in our association’s history, and we already know our 2023 event will surpass the success we saw last year. We have a bigger exhibition hall, expect more than 4,000 attendees, and have added several new programs to the agenda,” commented Gary Bolton, president and CEO of the FBA. “Our future is 100% technology dependent and the choice states and communities make as they evaluate the right infrastructure to take their community forward will have a generational impact. During Fiber Connect 2023, we will explore fiber’s unique ability to close the digital equity gap and showcase fiber’s unmatched ability to deliver innovation, create disruption, and so much more.”

More information on the event, as well as a registration engine, can be found at the Fiber Connect 2023 website.

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Stephen Hardy | Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

He has written numerous articles in all aspects of optical communications and fiber-optic networks, including fiber to the home (FTTH), PON, optical components, DWDM, fiber cables, packet optical transport, optical transceivers, lasers, fiber optic testing, and more.

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