Register Today for JSI’s 2022 Management Seminars

2022-03-30T12:52:12-04:00February 15, 2022|Management Seminars|

Our annual Management Seminars showcase the latest financial, management, regulatory, and technical information you rely on. We are excited to welcome you back to in-person seminars and allow you to meet and network with your industry peers while discussing telecom’s hottest topics. We hope you’ll join us during one of our three sessions:

April 21-22 – San Antonio
May 2-3 – Minneapolis
May 5-6 – Atlanta

Each session this spring will focus on the competitive, technological, and regulatory changes our experts anticipate in the next decade. We’ll also examine alternative revenue opportunities you should consider in both the near and long term to position your company for continued success. Our 2022 Management Seminar agenda will include:

  • The future of USF
  • Broadband infrastructure funding
  • Building successful partnerships
  • Network and technological demands for the next decade
  • Cybersecurity and network protection
  • IP Transition, STIR/SHAKEN, and Cloud Switching
  • Strategies for maximizing capital and becoming a fully competitive organization
  • Updates on the hottest regulatory issues, including consumer broadband labels, broadband testing, and HUBB filings

Learning Objectives:
At the end of the seminar, you will be able to:

  • Prepare for future competitive, technological, and compliance developments
  • Set up your company for success in the next 5 to 10 years
  • Maximize your revenue through new services and initiatives
  • Meet current and new federal compliance requirements
  • Anticipate other initiatives that might be heading your way

Our seminars, led by some of the industry’s most respected experts, provide you with the in-depth analysis that you’ll need to make the right decisions for your future. We hope you’ll join JSI President Steve Meltzer, Senior Vice President Tom Lewis, Vice Presidents Dave Lewis and Valerie Wimer, and Director of Economics and Policy Douglas Meredith at one of our sessions.

Seminar Registration

Cost: $895 for the first registration from each company and $850 for each additional registration. The fee includes seminar materials, reception, and refreshment breaks.

REGISTER

Class size is limited. If you have any questions about registering, please contact Jessica Wick at 301-459-7590. JSI will send you a confirmation letter when we receive your registration. We will invoice companies after the seminar.

Cancellations must be received at least five business days prior to the scheduled start for a full refund; cancellations received after the 5-business day cut–off will be subject to a $100 cancellation fee. Failure to cancel before the beginning of the seminar will result in forfeiture of the full registration fee.

Hotel Information

Grand Hyatt San Antonio
600 E Market Street
San Antonio, TX  78205

Ph: 210-224-1234

Room Block Rate: $199 Single/Double
Room block cut-off date: March 30

Reservations:
877-803-7534

Book Online

Hyatt Regency Bloomington Minneapolis
3200 East 81st Street
Bloomington, MN 55425

Ph: 952-922-1234

Room Block Rate: $129 Single/Double
Room block cut-off date: April 10

Reservations:
800-233-1234

Book Online

Atlanta Airport Marriott
4711 Best Road
Atlanta, GA 30337

Ph: 404-766-7900

Room Block Rate: $149 Single/Double
Room block cut-off date: April 11

Reservations:
800-266-9432

Book Online

Additional Information

Questions?

Contact Jessica Wick at 301-459-7590 with your questions or complaints about the seminar, registration, refunds, or program cancellation policies.

Schedule:

Day 1
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. — Registration
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. — Seminar meeting
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. — Reception for all attendees

Day 2
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. — Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. — Seminar meeting

Who Should Attend:

Owners; Executives; General Managers; Supervisory Personnel; Key Regulatory/Financial Staff

Dress:

Business Casual

CPE Information

This course provides eight hours of CPE credit in the Specialized Knowledge and Applications field. No prerequisites or preparation is required. The JSI Management Seminar is considered an “Overview Level” program through NASBA classification. All JSI seminars are “group-live” sessions as defined by NASBA.

CPE Sponsorship Information:
JSI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) to sponsor continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority to accept individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

Recording Available for JSI’s 2021 Management Seminar

2021-11-02T13:13:26-04:00April 29, 2021|Archived Events, News|

Purchase the Management Seminar Recording

Did you miss the live seminar? Purchase the recording!

If you missed the live webcast of JSI’s Management Seminar, you didn’t miss out entirely. We recorded the live event and that recording is available for purchase for $695. You’ll receive all of the seminar presentation slides and the recordings from both days of the seminar. And there’s no limit on how many times you or your staff can view the recording online.

If you are interested in purchasing the recording, please email Leah Yoakum in our Maryland office or give her a call at 301-459-7590.

This last year further amplified the need for our industry to keep pushing forward to provide rural America with top-notch broadband. We’ve seen billions of dollars at both the state and federal level poured into connecting rural communities, but as we know, money alone won’t solve the problem. It became more important than ever for us to come together, even if it wasn’t feasible to meet in person, to discuss not only how to bring broadband to our customers, but to ensure that our companies are successful while doing it.

The theme of our 2021 Management Seminar was “Succeeding in a Broadband World.” Among the hot topics we discussed were:

  • Post-RDOF auction market assessments and strategies as unproven competitors creep ever closer;
  • Emerging broadband technologies including 5G, LEOS, and IP trunking and what your broadband network might look like in 2030;
  • Prospects of future USF funding, particularly what we expect from the 2024 review and the odds of an A-CAM III;
  • Profiling your customers for better marketing results;
  • Mitigating cybersecurity risks and fighting back against robocallers;
  • The future of access billing; and
  • Why the time might be right to calculate the value of your company and its assets.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of the seminar, you will be able to:

  • Prepare for future competitive, technological and compliance developments
  • Plan for the network of tomorrow 
  • Grow your revenue through new services and initiatives
  • Set up your company for success in the next 5 to 10 years
  • Meet requirements due to changes to federal telecom policies
  • Anticipate other initiatives that might be heading your way

Even though our Management Seminar venue was different in 2021, our goal remained the same – to showcase the financial, management, regulatory, and technical information you’ll need to remain successful in our evolving industry. Our seminar as always was led by some of the industry’s most respected experts, including JSI President Steve Meltzer; Vice Presidents John Kuykendall, Dave Lewis, Jamie Miller, Bhavini Sokhey, and Valerie Wimer; Director of Economics & Policy Douglas Meredith; Director of Network Engineering Milan Todorović; and Director of Engineering Operations Aaron Stroman, P.E.

JSI Postpones its 2020 Management Seminars

2020-09-29T14:57:37-04:00March 23, 2020|Archived Events|

2020 Seminars Postponed Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

After reviewing guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local state and national health authorities regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), we’ve decided to postpone this year’s Management Seminars. We hope to reschedule these sessions at a later date.

Thank you to anyone who had previously registered and planned to attend one of our seminars. You’ll receive additional information by email from Leah Yoakum soon regarding your registration. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to either Leah or Brenda Cordwell.

Thank you for your understanding and we hope to see you at a future seminar. And don’t forget, JSI staff is still working and available to help you with anything you need during this tumultuous time. Stay safe and healthy!

Our annual Management Seminars showcase the latest financial, management, regulatory, and technical information you rely on to react to our evolving industry. At each of our sessions this May, we’ll discuss today’s rapidly changing competitive, technological, and regulatory landscape and the trends we see affecting you in the next 10 years. We’ll also examine alternative revenue opportunities you should consider in both the near and long term to position your company for continued success. Our 2020 Management Seminar agenda will include:

  • New opportunities in the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF)
  • Robocall mitigation requirements and the TRACED Act
  • Update on the FCC’s broadband testing requirement
  • CBOL, competitive pricing, new services, and other revenue growth & replacement strategies
  • 5G and other spectrum considerations & opportunities
  • Latest news on current USF settlement program(s)
  • Advocacy and where your efforts can make a difference
  • Privacy protection issues
  • Pricing & bundling considerations, including maximizing digital technology to enhance your brand
  • Financial best practices, including crucial KPIs you should be tracking
  • Updates on timely & important regulatory issues, including retransmission, copyright, & video compliance

Learning Objectives:
At the end of the seminar, you will be able to:

  • Prepare for future competitive, technological and compliance developments
  • Make an educated decision about RDOF opportunities
  • Grow your revenue through new services and initiatives
  • Set up your company for success in the next 5 to 10 years
  • Meet requirements due to changes to federal telecom policies
  • Anticipate other initiatives that might be heading your way

Our seminars, led by some of the industry’s most respected experts, provide you with the in-depth analysis that you’ll need to make the right decisions for your future. We hope you’ll join JSI President Manny Staurulakis; Senior Vice President Steve Meltzer; Vice Presidents John Kuykendall, Dave Lewis and Valerie Wimer this May at one of our sessions.

JSI’s 2019 Management Seminars

2019-11-26T11:14:45-05:00January 24, 2019|Archived Events|

Our annual Management Seminars showcase the latest financial, management, regulatory, and technical information you’ll need to react to our ever-changing industry. The 2019 seminars have ended. Look for the 2020 seminar dates and locations early next year.

The 2019 seminars reviewed the latest news on USF reform and what we expect things to look like over the next 5-10 years. We also discussed revenue replacement strategies and strategies to set your company up for success in 2025. The 2019 agenda included:

  • The current USF landscape and what’s on the horizon
  • USF contribution reform
  • Options for your company’s business data services (BDS)
  • Details of the FCC’s new broadband testing requirement
  • CBOL, competitive pricing, new services, and other revenue growth & replacement strategies
  • Wireless threats and opportunities in rural areas
  • Grant opportunities and auctions your company should consider
  • Privacy protection issues
  • Financial best practices
  • Updates on various regulatory issues

Our seminars, led by some of the industry’s most respected experts, provide you with the in-depth analysis that you’ll need to make the right decisions for your future. Our 2019 seminars were presented by JSI President Manny Staurulakis; Senior Vice President Steve Meltzer; Vice Presidents John Kuykendall, Dave Lewis, and Valerie Wimer; and Director of Economics & Policy Douglas Meredith.

Thursday, May 9 & Friday, May 10, 2019 – Minneapolis, MN

Thank you everyone who attended our Minneapolis seminar. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2020!

Thursday, May 16 & Friday, May 17, 2019 – Atlanta, Ga.

Thank you everyone who attended our Atlanta seminar. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2020!

Monday, May 20 & Tuesday, May 21, 2019 – San Antonio, Texas

Thank you everyone who attended our San Antonio seminar. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2020!

Additional Information

Schedule:

Day 1
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. — Registration
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. — Seminar meeting
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. — Reception for all attendees

Day 2
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. — Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. — Seminar meeting

Who Should Attend:

Owners / Executives; General Managers; Supervisory Personnel; Key Regulatory/Financial Staff

Dress:

Business Casual

CPE Information

This course provides eight hours of CPE credit in the Specialized Knowledge and Applications field. No prerequisites or advance preparation is required. The JSI Management Seminar is considered an “Overview” program through NASBA classification. All JSI seminars are “group-live” sessions as defined by NASBA.

CPE Sponsorship Information:
JSI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

JSI’s 2018 Management Seminars

2019-05-10T09:02:45-04:00January 15, 2018|Archived Events|

2018 Management Seminars

During our signature Management Seminars, we provide you with the latest regulatory, financial, management, and technical information to prepare for whatever is coming down the road. And in 2018, with USF reform well underway, we focused on strategic initiatives that will help you replace lost Universal Service funds, provide the services customers need and desire, improve your company’s bottom line, and plan for the network of the future. The 2018 agenda included:

  • Sunset of the access regime
  • Current status of USF and its future outlook
  • Your Consumer Broadband-Only Loop (CBOL) options
  • The federal Tax Reform Act’s impact on ILEC settlements, USF and tariffs
  • Implications associated with 5G deployment
  • Updates on Lifeline, HUBB, Rural Health Care, number portability, and the CAF Phase II auction
  • Benefits of central office switch consolidation
  • The latest Net Neutrality rules and requirements
  • Fashioning a successful out-of-area business plan
  • Infrastructure initiatives in 2018

Learning Objectives:
At the end of the seminar, you will be able to:

  • Determine how the changes to the federal tax laws will affect your business
  • Evaluate if offering stand-alone broadband to your customers will help your bottom line
  • Prepare for the upcoming CAF II auction and NPAC transition
  • Plan for possible expansion beyond your traditional service area
  • Assess if your company should consolidate its CO switches
  • Meet requirements due to changes to federal telecom policies
  • Anticipate other initiatives that might be heading your way

Our seminars, led by some of the industry’s most respected experts, provide you with the in-depth analysis that you’ll need to make the right decisions for your future. We hope you’ll join JSI President Manny Staurulakis, Senior Vice President Steve Meltzer, and Vice Presidents John Kuykendall, Brian Sullivan and Valerie Wimer at one of our future sessions.

Thursday, May 3 & Friday, May 4, 2018 – Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis Airport Marriott
2020 American Blvd. East
Bloomington, MN 55425

Ph: 952-854-7441

Thursday, May 10 & Friday, May 11, 2018 – Atlanta, Ga.

Atlanta Airport Marriott
4711 Best Road
Atlanta, GA 30337

Ph: 404-766-7900

Thursday, May 17 & Friday, May 18, 2018 – San Antonio, Texas

Grand Hyatt San Antonio
600 E Market Street
San Antonio, TX  78205

Ph: 210-224-1234

Additional Information

Schedule:

Day 1
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. — Registration
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. — Seminar meeting
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. — Reception for all attendees

Day 2
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. — Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. — Seminar meeting

Who Should Attend:

Owners / Executives; General Managers; Supervisory Personnel; Key Regulatory/Financial Staff

Dress:

Business Casual

CPE Information

This course provides eight hours of CPE credit in the Specialized Knowledge and Applications field. No prerequisites or advance preparation is required. The JSI Management Seminar is considered an “Overview” program through NASBA classification. All JSI seminars are “group-live” sessions as defined by NASBA.

CPE Sponsorship Information:
JSI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

JSI’s 2017 Management Seminars

2017-05-19T10:09:35-04:00February 2, 2017|Archived Events|

As you experienced, 2016 was a tumultuous year for the rural telecom industry, with the long-awaited USF reform efforts finally becoming reality with the adoption of A-CAM. But 2017 could be shaping up to be a perfect storm of uncertainty for JSI’s clients. Just as the new USF reform policies and requirements take effect, a new administration and new leadership at the FCC could potentially make changes to what we thought was decided on USF, Lifeline and net neutrality.

Once again, JSI is ready to step in to prepare you for whatever is coming down the road. We’re developing a jam-packed agenda for our 2017 Management Seminars:

  • Policy objectives and priorities under the new FCC;
  • Comprehensive analysis of the financial, operational and compliance issues in a post A-CAM environment;
  • Buildout and geocoding requirements for all rate-of-return carriers;
  • Broadband infrastructure implications under the new administration;
  • Understanding broadband tariff options, including the new retail option;
  • New broadband privacy and ISP enhanced transparency rules;
  • IP transition issues, including IP interconnection; and
  • Requirements due to the Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC) vendor transition.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of the seminar, you will be able to:

  • Determine how the FCC’s new rules on universal service, broadband, net neutrality, E-rate, and other issues will affect your company and its operations;
  • Anticipate the priorities and actions of the FCC’s new leadership;
  • Plan for the upcoming transition to an all-IP network;
  • Prepare for the NPAC vendor transition; and
  • Effectively evaluate new lines of business.

Our seminars, led by some of the industry’s most respected experts, provide you with the in-depth analysis that you’ll need to make the right decisions for your future. We hope you’ll join JSI President Manny Staurulakis, Senior Vice President Steve Meltzer, Vice Presidents John Kuykendall and Valerie Wimer, and Director–Economics & Policy Douglas Meredith this May at one of our sessions.

Seminar Registration

Cost: $835 for the first registration from each company and $790 for each additional registration. The fee includes seminar materials, reception, and refreshment breaks.

Early bird rates: Register by March 15 and save on each registration – only pay $785 for your company’s first registration and $750 for each additional registration.

Class size is limited.  To register for this seminar, please use our online registration forms (see the tabs below).  If you have any questions about registering, please contact Leah Yoakum at 301-459-7590. JSI will send you a confirmation letter when we receive your registration. Online payment (through PayPal) is available, but prepayment is not required. We will send invoices after the seminar to those who do not prepay.

Cancellations must be received at least 72 hours prior to the scheduled start for a full refund; cancellations received after the 72-hour cut off will be subject to a $100 cancellation fee. Companies that have prepaid using PayPal and cancel their registrations more than 60 days after paying will be refunded their registration fees minus any penalties charged by PayPal.

Monday, May 1 & Tuesday, May 2, 2017 – Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis Airport Marriott
2020 American Blvd. East
Bloomington, MN 55425

Ph: (952) 854-7441

Monday, May 8 & Tuesday, May 9, 2017 – Atlanta, Ga.

Atlanta Airport Marriott
4711 Best Road
Atlanta, GA 30337

Ph: (404) 766-7900

Monday, May 15 & Tuesday, May 16, 2017 – San Antonio, Texas

Grand Hyatt San Antonio
600 E Market Street
San Antonio, TX  78205

Ph: (210) 224-1234

Additional Information

Schedule:

Day 1: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. A reception for all attendees immediately follows the Day 1 session.

Day 2: 8:00 a.m. – Noon

Who Should Attend:

Owners / Executives; General Managers; Supervisory Personnel; Key Regulatory/Financial Staff

Dress:

Business Casual

CPE Information

This course provides eight hours of CPE credit in the Specialized Knowledge and Applications field. No prerequisites or advance preparation is required. The JSI Management Seminar is considered an “Overview” program through NASBA classification. All JSI seminars are “group-live” sessions as defined by NASBA.

CPE Sponsorship Information:
JSI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

Mark Your Calendars for JSI’s 2017 Seminar Series

2017-05-19T10:09:36-04:00January 18, 2017|News|

Sessions will focus on USF reform implementation and what we could see from new FCC leadership

As you experienced, 2016 was a tumultuous year for the rural telecom industry, with the long-awaited USF reform efforts finally becoming reality with the adoption of A-CAM. But 2017 could be shaping up to be a perfect storm of uncertainty for JSI’s clients. Just as the new USF reform policies and requirements take effect, a new administration and new leadership at the FCC could potentially make changes to what we thought was decided on USF, Lifeline and net neutrality.

Once again, JSI is ready to step in to prepare you for whatever is coming down the road. We’ve developed a full slate of seminars to provide you with the in-depth analysis that you’ll need to make the right decisions for your future. We hope you’ll carve time out of your busy schedule to join us at these important seminars again this year.

Spring Management Seminars

Our seminar series kicks off in May with our flagship Management Seminars. The 2017 seminars are again strategically located around the country on the following dates:

Monday, May 1 & Tuesday, May 2 ‒ Minneapolis
Monday, May 8 & Tuesday, May 9 ‒ Atlanta
Monday, May 15 & Tuesday, May 16 ‒ San Antonio

We are still finalizing our planned agenda, but here is a preview of some of the topics we’ll be covering at each Management Seminar:

  • Policy objectives and priorities under the new FCC;
  • Comprehensive analysis of the financial, operational and compliance issues in a post A-CAM environment;
  • Buildout and geocoding requirements for all rate-of-return carriers;
  • Broadband infrastructure implications under the new administration;
  • Understanding broadband tariff options, including the new retail option;
  • New broadband privacy and ISP enhanced transparency rules;
  • IP transition issues, including IP interconnection; and
  • Requirements due to the Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC) vendor transition.

Fall Financial Seminars

The series continues in September in Nashville with our Accounting and Separations & Access seminars:

Tuesday, September 19: Accounting Seminar
Wednesday, September 20 – Friday, September 22: Separations & Access Seminar

Our Accounting Seminar will review Part 32 Accounting, the FCC’s scrutiny of the Part 64 allocation mechanisms and disallowed expenses, and the USAC-OIG audits. The Separations & Access seminar will focus on changes caused by USF reform, plus a review of cost settlements, regulated and non-regulated allocations, jurisdictional categories, access procedures, and intercarrier compensation.

More Information Coming Soon!

Mark your calendar now and look for information regarding registration for all of the sessions in early February. We also will provide details about costs, hotels, CPE credits and more at that time. If you have any questions in the meantime, you can contact Leah Yoakum at 301-459-7590.

Mark Your Calendars for JSI’s 2016 Seminar Series

2016-01-15T11:49:25-05:00January 15, 2016|News|

Sessions will focus on USF reform, financial strategies, and broadband & video policies

We’re just a few weeks into 2016 and already we foresee this being a pivotal year for our industry. Our sources are telling us that the FCC is prepared to finally vote on major USF reform in February, triggering the avalanche of changes we’ve been discussing and anticipating for years. We also expect to see changes to the federal Lifeline program and video rules, as well as continuing network modifications as we move to all-IP.

With all of these upcoming events, plus a possibly historic spectrum auction, JSI once again has developed a full slate of seminars to explain the latest happenings at the FCC and provide you with in-depth analysis that you’ll need to make the right decisions for your future. We hope you’ll carve time out of your busy schedule to join us at these important seminars this year.

Spring Management Seminars
Our seminar series kicks off in May with our flagship Management Seminars. The 2016 seminars are again strategically located around the country on the following dates:

Thursday, May 5 & Friday, May 6 ‒ Minneapolis

Thursday, May 12 & Friday, May 13 ‒ Atlanta 

Monday, May 23 & Tuesday, May 24 ‒ San Antonio

As always, we’re developing a jam-packed agenda for all three Management Seminars. Our expert speakers are planning to cover:

  • Comprehensive analysis of the FCC’s USF reforms and operational considerations carriers will need to make in light of reform;
  • How to launch broadband products that your customers need and want;
  • Impact of spectrum auctions and deployment in primary and secondary markets;
  • Hot topics for video providers, including modified retransmission rules and regulatory requirements; and
  • Latest IP transition issues and challenges.

Fall Financial Seminars
The series continues in September in Nashville with our Accounting and Separations & Access seminars:

Tuesday, September 20: Accounting Seminar

Wednesday, September 21 – Friday, September 23: Separations & Access Seminar

Our Accounting Seminar will look at the latest changes to Part 32, the FCC’s scrutiny of the Part 64 allocation mechanisms, and the USAC-OIG audits. The Separations & Access seminar will focus on changes caused by USF reform, plus a review of cost settlements, regulated and non-regulated allocations, jurisdictional categories, access procedures, and intercarrier compensation.

More Information Coming Soon!
Mark your calendar now and look for information regarding registration for all of the sessions in mid-February. We also will provide details about costs, hotels, CPE credits and more at that time. If you have any questions in the meantime, you can contact Leah Yoakum at 301-459-7590.

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