AGL Regional Conference — St. Louis

Registration Fee: $95

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Event Date

June 06, 2013

Event Time

From: 8:00 am – To: 4:30 pm

Event Venue

St. Louis Union Station: A Doubletree Hotel The conference will take place at the Union Station a Doubletree Hotel 1820 Market Street , St Louis, MO 63103 Hotel Rooms are available at 139.00 plus tax, the rate is available until May 15, 2013. Please call 855.271.3620 and mention “AGL Regional Conference”


*Subject to change

Wednesday, June 5th Join us for the Networking Social 

the night before the conference at the Grand Station inside of the hotel.  Sponsored by TE Connectivity.

8:00 a.m.

Networking Continental Breakfast Welcome

9:00 a.m.

Site Acquisition: Where Will All the Wireless Go?  

You have all heard the statistics on wireless growth, but where will all these antennas and nodes be located? This session will teach you how to meet the zoning challenges and take advantage of the opportunities in innovative antenna siting. Stay on top of the trends in siting macrocells, microcells and DAS, whether it is a greenfield development or on rooftops or on street furniture. Our panel of experts will fill you in on the best practices in siting on federal properties, churches and schools.

  • Janet Gill, Solution Seven (moderator)
  • Bill Sill, Wilkinson Barker Knauer
  • Kathy Kelly-Jacobs, RETEL Services
  • Jay Webber, Planning Commissioner
  • Tim Renaud, U.S. Cellular
10:00 a.m.

Small Cell, DAS, Wi-Fi – the New Wireless Frontier

 While it goes by different names – metrocell, picocell, microcell, DAS node and carrier-grade Wi-Fi – the result is the same, increased capacity and coverage enhancement. You will learn the latest technology trends in the deployment of multiple, smaller coverage area nodes. Additionally, you will learn the market drivers. All of which are critical to playing in this quickly evolving space.

  • Jason Nicolay, Media Venture Partners (moderator)
  • Dennis Rigney, SOLiD Technologies
  • Lorna Slott, AT&T-ASG
  • Tyler Hanson, TE Connectivity
11:00 a.m.

Wireless Business Trends Roundtable

This session will scrutinize the business side of the wireless industry, from tower brokerage to Wall Street to carrier class Wi-Fi. Stay up to date on the critical factors that have an impact on our industry, whether it is the latest mergers, cash infusions or LTE deployment news. You will learn where the opportunities are to increase your profits, whether you own towers or integrate wireless systems.

  • Pat Tant, Solution Seven (moderator)
  • Clayton Funk, Media Venture Partners
  • Ray Cagle, Clearwave
  • Marty Travers, Black & Veatch
12:00 p.m.


1:00pm NATE PRESENTATIONWith Todd Schlekeway, Executive Director of NATE
1:10 p.m

LTE and the Art of Achieving and Maintaining Tower Integrity

 With LTE systems rolling out at a furious pace, can proper equipment installations keep up? This session will teach you a wide range of best practices for deploying equipment on towers and keeping them in working order. Plus, keys for keeping tower climbers safe.

  • Dave Anthony, Shenandoah Tower Services (moderator)
  • John Celentano, TESSCO
  • Nick Cannon, Anritsu
  • Brandon Chapman, Valmont
  • Scott Bohaychyk, Clearfield
2:15 p.m.


 2:30 p.m.

Vertical Markets: Fertile Ground for Small-cell Technology

Through case studies and analysis, learn about niche markets where small-cell technology will thrive. The healthcare space, hospitality, campuses and stadiums are high-profile ventures that feed our growing need for smart phones. Come hear how to overcome the challenges in these complex yet most lucrative environments.

  • David Saab, Selective Site Consultants (moderator)
  • Ron Fangio, Extenet
  • Chris Hills, Stealth
  • Tracy Hunter, AT&T-ASG
3:30 p.m.

Closing/AGL announcements