2017 Spring Managers Conference

Preliminary Agenda

Wednesday, June 14

 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Wesley B. Roberts Memorial Golf Tournament
(Breakfast and lunch included in registration)
South Padre Island Golf Club

3:30 p.m. Texas Lone Star Network (TLSN) Annual Membership Meeting
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Registration
5:30 - 7 p.m. Welcome Reception


Thursday, June 15

 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Full Breakfast Buffet

8:30 - 8:45 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks 
Rusty Moore, TSTCI Board President
Weldon R. Gray, TSTCI CEO
8:45 - 9:45 a.m.

Opening General Session
Contented Cows Give Better Milk: Your People, Your Profit

Keynote Speaker: Richard Hadden

9:45 - 10 a.m.


10 - 10:40 a.m. Culture of Change 
Speakers: James Mardis, Plus One Strategic Communications
Lauren Sanders, Big Bend Telephone Company
10:40 - 11:20 a.m. Data Centers, Data Warehousing and The Cloud
Speaker: Charlie Cano, Etex Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
Brandon Gunter, Moss Adams
11:20 a.m. - Noon

Update from Washington — The FCC, The Congress, and Politics as Unusual
Scott Lively, NTCA — The Rural Broadband Association

Noon - 1:30 p.m. PAC Lunch with ticket or lunch on your own
1:35 p.m. Back from Lunch
1:35 - 2:15 p.m.
Managed Services — Home Networks, Managed WiFi and more
Speakers: Steven Steele, Peoples Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
Toni Rivas, VTX1 Companies
Joey Anderson, Nortex Communications
2:15 - 2:45 p.m.

Update on Ethernet Transport Services E-Rate Option 
Barbara Vrahnos, NECA

2:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Door Prize Drawing

3:00 - 3:45 p.m.
TV — Get in? Stay in? Get out? 
Speakers: Wade Maner, South Plains Telephone Cooperative Inc.
Scott Warunek, VTX1 Companies


3:45 p.m.

Grand Prize Drawing 
Sponsored by: Texas Communications Expo, Inc.

PAC Raffle Prize Drawing 
Sponsored by: TBD

Ice Cream Social 
Hosted by: Texas Lone Star Network


Friday, June 16

7:30 - 8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast (open to all attendees)

8 - 9:30 a.m.

Legislative Debriefing

9:30 a.m.

Membership Stands Adjourned


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