Event Calendar

Friday, May 24, 2024

KYRBA Annual Meeting

Start Date: 5/22/2024 8:00 AM EDT
End Date: 5/24/2024 12:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Resort & Spa

1800 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY  United States  40511

Organization Name: KY Rural Broadband Association

Tyler Campbell
Email: tyler@kyrba.org
Phone: (502) 699-2206

The online registration for the KYRBA Annual Meeting scheduled for May 22-24 at the Lexington Marriott Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington, KY is now available. 

Please use the following link to access the online registration page: https://kyrba.regfox.com/kyrba-annual-meeting 

Individual meeting registration is $349/person for members ($499/person for non-members) and you will also be able to review various sponsorship opportunities as well as sign up events such as the Tabletop Expo if you wish to exhibit, corn hole toss tournament or the KYRBA Annual Golf Scramble. Register before May 1st in order to take advantage of the early registration rate. The conference price increases to $399/person for members ($549/person for non-members) after April 30th. 

You may remit payment via credit card (you will be charged processing fees for credit cards purchases) or you may select the invoice option and remit your payment via check. Please note if you purchase a tabletop to exhibit, changes in Kentucky's tax law now require our association to charge you a 6 percent sales tax for vendor/tabletop space. You will be able to review all of your charges on the summary page.

Tabletop Expo Rules: Tabletops are 3 x 6 feet, draped and include two chairs. AC Power is available upon request. Standalone backdrops are only permitted on an outside wall space. Inside tabletops CANNOT have a standalone backdrop and display items should not be taller than 3 feet and should fit onto your tabletop. These rules are in place to accommodate space in the conference room. Tabletop Expo is Thursday, May 23 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm Eastern. Set-up is available beginning at 2:00 pm Eastern; tear down is at the close of the Expo.

Shipping policy:  Expo materials should arrive no earlier than 2 days before the exhibit date and include a contact name and "KYRBA Expo" on the package. Do not ship to the KYRBA office. Plan to set up and breakdown on the exhibit date. Hotel staff will be available to assist and provide shipping details. Ship Expo materials to this address: Marriott's Griffin Gate Resort & Spa, 1800 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511. For hotel info, contact Griffin Sexton at 859.893.3162 or Griffin.Sexton@marriott.com.

UPDATED: HOST HOTEL SOLD OUT!!! Hotel Reservations: Use the following link to reserve your hotel room for the KYRBA Annual Meeting at the group rate of $173/night (+tax): https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1702146117389&key=GRP. Book your room before the room reservation deadline on Friday, April 19th!  Additional room block available at Clarion Hotel adjacent to Lexington Griffin Gate. Group room rate of $129/night (+tax). Use reservation link to book your room at the group rate: https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/ZC57K3 or you may contact the hotel directly at 859-233-0512 and ask for KY Rural Broadband Association group rate.

Refund Policy: Refunds will be permitted two weeks prior to the event. After that substitutions are welcome, but refunds may only be processed at the discretion of the Executive Director inside of two weeks because numbers have been reported to the event venue for catering purposes.

Reminder: Please remember to remit your 2024 associate membership dues if you have not already done so this year. Anyone that registers for the member rate and has not yet remitted dues will be asked to remit payment on-site at the annual meeting in May. You may remit payment online via our website or contact the KYRBA Office to process your payment over the phone.

Kentucky Rural Broadband Association
2024 Annual Meeting Agenda
(subject to change)

Wednesday, May 22
8:00 AM – Noon                                                                                              Registration Desk Open                                         
8:00 – 10:00 AM                                                                                             Welcome Breakfast                                                                   
9:00 AM                                                                                                            Associate Members Meeting
9:30 – 11:00 AM                                                                                             Corn Hole Toss Tourney                                             
Noon – 5:00 PM                                                                                              KYRBA Annual Golf Scramble                               
3:00 PM                                                                                                            Corn Hole Toss Tourney                                         
5:00 – 7:00 PM                                                                                                Sports Reception & Awards
9:30 – 11:00 PM                                                                                              Dessert Party                                                                               
Thursday, May 23
8:00 AM                                                                                                            Registration Desk Open
8:30 AM                                                                                                            President’s Breakfast Buffet (Open to all attendees)
9:00 – 11:00AM                                                                                              Welcome & Call to Order/General Session Convenes
                                                                                                                          Federal Update
                                                                                                                          Mike Romano, Executive Vice President
                                                                                                                          NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association
                                                                                                                          Full House at the FCC: Navigating the New
                                                                                                                          Regulatory Landscape with All Five Commissioners                                                                                                                              in Play
                                                                                                                         Jennifer Holtz, Vice President
                                                                                                                         Six Key Strategies for Financial Performance
                                                                                                                         Aaron Sedler, Partner
                                                                                                                         Matt Pearce, Sr. Manager
                                                                                                                         Moss Adams
11:15 AM                                                                                                          Association Business Meeting
11:30 AM                                                                                                          Business Luncheon                                                  
                                                                                                                         Live Political Podcast! - Kentucky Politics Weekly
                                                                                                                         Tres Watson
                                                                                                                         Capital Reins Public Relations 
                                                                                                                          Abby Piper, Founder and Managing Partner
                                                                                                                                             Piper Smith, LLC
                                                                                                                         Jared Smith, Partner
                                                                                                                         Piper Smith, LLC
1:00 - 2:00 PM                                                                                                 Breakout Sessions                                                                            
                                                                                                                        Taking Leadership to the Top
                                                                                                                        Chuck Ervin
                                                                                                                        Ervin Cable Construction
                                                                                                                        Artificial Intelligence and it’s Potential Effect
                                                                                                                        on Rural ILECs
                                                                                                                        Bob Stewart, Manager Tariffs and Training
5:00 – 8:00 PM                                                                                                Tabletop Expo                                                                               
7:00 – 8:00 PM                                                                                                Reception/Dine-Around                                        
8:00 – 9:30 PM                                                                                                Entertainment                                                         
                                                                                                                        Artie Dean and Bourbontown                  
Friday, May 24
7:30 AM                                                                                                            Board of Directors Mtg                                          
8:15 AM                                                                                                            Registration Desk Opens                                       
8:30 AM                                                                                                            Continental Breakfast                                            
9:00 AM                                                                                                            General Session II Convenes
Engineering in a Digital World (Geospatial)
                                                                                                                        Dustin Heath, Director of Engineering
                                                                                                                        CHR Solutions

                                                                                                                        Kentucky’s Economic Outlook
                                                                                                                        Charles Aull, Executive Director
                                                                                                                        Kentucky Chamber Center for Policy and Research
                                                                                                                        Closing the Digital Divide: The Role of Community Wi-
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                                                                                                                        Candice Mayberry Storsveen, Director Residential and
                                                                                                                        Community Wi-Fi Solutions Marketing
Many thanks to the following companies for sponsoring this amazing event:

Sunrise Telecom Inc. – PLATINUM, Tabletop Expo Reception Drink, Golf Hole
Border States – GOLD, Tabletop Expo Reception
Brandenburg Telephone Co. Inc. - GOLD
Calix – GOLD, Tabletop Expo Reception Drink, Golf Hole
CDG – GOLD, Golf Hole
ElectriCom – GOLD, Beverage Cart, Golf Hole
Kendall Vegetation Services - GOLD
Moss Adams - GOLD
PraXel Line Services – GOLD, Golf Hole
Power & Tel - GOLD
Riazzi Rhyne & Swaim Investment Group - GOLD
Telcom Insurance Group - GOLD
Zyxel Communications, Inc. - GOLD
Goldfield Telecom – SILVER, Golf Hole
Ribbon Communications - SILVER
American Power Systems – BRONZE, Tabletop Expo Reception, Golf Hole
CHR Solutions - BRONZE
Ciena - BRONZE
Henkels & McCoy - BRONZE
Internetwork Engineering - BRONZE
PLP – BRONZE, Tabletop Reception, Golf Hole
Supply Solutions - BRONZE

Altec – Golf Hole
Ballard Rural Telecom Cooperative – Golf Hole
Ben Lomand Connect/Sinch – WiFi
Corning Optical Communications – Golf Hole
Eckart Supply – Golf Hole
Ervin Cable Construction LLC – Golf Hole
Innovative Systems – Golf Hole
JJ Kane Auctions – Golf Hole
KGPCo - Golf Luncheon
NISC - Meeting Break 
NRTC - Corn Hole Toss
ProCom Sales – Golf Hole
Toly Digital – Lanyard
UNITEL Insurance - Putting Contest
Utili-Comm South – Beverage Cart, Corn Hole Toss

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