2022 Forum Agenda

May 16

6:00pm - 9:00pm MT

Welcome Reception

Sun of a Beach
4607 Lakeshore Dr
Sylvan Lake, AB

Tickets to the Welcome Reception are limited and can be purchased here.

Day 1 - May 17

8:00am MT

Breakfast

8:30am MT

Broadband 101

Michael B. McNally - Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta

9:30am MT

Building broadband in Sturgeon County

Jesse Sopko - General Manager of Corporate Services, Sturgeon County

10:15am MT

Coffee & Networking Break

10:45am MT

Building broadband in the City of Brooks

Alan Martens - CAO, City of Brooks

11:30am MT

CIRA: Broadband speed mapping in Canada

Grant Street - Internet Performance Test Product Manager, The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA)

12:15pm MT

Lunch

1:15pm MT

Exploring the Co-op Model for Broadband

Greg Potter - President, Foothills Fiber Cooperative

Graham Sucha - Public Affairs Specialist, Cybera

2:00pm MT

Panel Discussion
The Provincial Broadband Strategy & Universal Broadband Fund

Moderated by: Imran Mohiuddin - Policy Advisor, Cybera

Clint Neufeld - Policy Analyst, Alberta Municipalities

Dee Ann Benard - CEO, Rural Development Network

Melinda Tracey - Manager, Intelligent Systems, IBI Group

3:00pm MT

Coffee & Networking Break

3:30pm MT

Building Broadband in Red Deer County

Tara Logan - Business Development Officer, Red Deer County

4:30pm MT

Update from the Minister of Service Alberta

Nate Glubish - Minister of Service Alberta

4:50pm MT

Closing Remarks to Day 1 of the Alberta Rural Connectivity Forum

5:00pm - 7:00pm MT

Attendee Mixer

Viewpoint Lounge, NexSource Centre

Day 2 - May 18

8:00am MT

Breakfast

8:40am MT

Panel Discussion
Spectrum Regulation in Canada

Moderated by: Michael B. McNally - Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta

Warren Noga - Policy Advisor, Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA)

Gregory Taylor, PhD - Associate Professor, Department of Communication, Media and Film, University of Calgary

Jerico VanBrabant - CEO, MCSnet

9:45am MT

Update from CRTC Commissioner Nirmala Naidoo

Nirmala Naidoo - CRTC Commissioner, Alberta & NWT

Noah Moser - Director, CRTC

10:15am MT

Coffee & Networking Break

10:45am MT

Building First Nations Broadband

Derrick Houle - CEO, Mamawapowin Technology Society

11:45am MT

Next Steps: Where does ARCC go from here?

Michael B. McNally - Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta

12:15pm MT

Closing Remarks to Day 2 of the Alberta Rural Connectivity Forum

12:30pm MT

Lunch

1:00pm MT

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OPTIONAL
How to Begin Your Machine Learning and Data Science Journey

This free workshop is not part of the official ARCF agenda.

You can find more information about this session, and register to attend, here.

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