March 13, 2018

Registration/Continental Breakfast

7:30  -  8:00 am

    Welcome Remarks

    8:00  -  8:15 am

    Accessing Industry Innovation

    8:15  -  8:30 am

    NEC Review of Proposals Impacting the Communications Industry and GR-1089 CORE and EMC Updates

    8:30  -  9:30 am

    National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) Update

    9:30  -  10:00 am

    Networking Break

    10:00  -  10:15 am

      Overview of UL1449, 4th Edition of the Safety Standard for Surge Protective Devices

      10:15  -  11:00 am

      Gas Discharge Tube (GDT) Operation in Ethernet Protection

      11:00  -  11:45 am

      Lunch

      11:45 am  -  1:00 pm

        5G Protection Considerations

        1:00  -  1:45 pm

        DSL/G.fast Reverse Powering is Here

        1:45  -  2:30 pm

        IEEE Guide for the Protection of Communication Installations from Lightning Effects and What the Guide Doesn’t Mention

        2:30  -  3:15 pm

        Networking Break/Exhibits

        3:15  -  5:00 pm

          Welcome Reception

          5:00  -  6:30 pm

            March 14, 2018

            Registration/Continental Breakfast

            7:30  -  8:00 am

              Mesh Bonded vs Isolated Bonded Grounding Network for Indoor Grounding

              8:00  -  8:45 am

              Achieving Network Reliability with Proper Application of Bonding and SPDs

              8:45  -  9:30 am

              Modern Methods of Exothermic Welding at Telecommunications Site, Standard IEEE837 2014

              9:30  -  10:15 am

              Networking Break

              10:15  -  10:30 am

                Equipment Failure Prevention with Torque Tools

                10:30  -  11:15 am

                  The Structure of Powering

                  11:15 am  -  12:00 pm

                  Lunch

                  12:00  -  1:00 pm

                    Lightning Protection for PoE Powered Ethernet Radio Systems

                    1:00  -  1:45 pm

                    Understanding Alien Crosstalk in LANs and Methods for Mitigating It

                    1:45  -  2:30 pm

                    ATIS Sustainability in Telecom: Energy and Protection Committee (STEP) Update

                    2:30  -  2:45 pm

                    Networking Break

                    2:45  -  3:00 pm

                      Surge Protection for DC Power: Things to Consider

                      3:00  -  3:45 pm

                      Open Microphone

                      3:45  -  5:00 pm

                        March 15, 2018

                        Continental Breakfast

                        7:30  -  8:00 am

                          Estimated Effects of Nearby Lightning: Too High or Too Low?

                          8:00  -  8:45 am

                          Effects of Current on Human Beings and Livestock – Part 2: Special Aspects

                          8:45  -  9:30 am

                          IEEE Wire-Line Subcommittee Update

                          9:30  -  10:00 am

                          Networking Break

                          10:00  -  10:15 am

                            Panel Discussion: Powering Over Communications Cables – POE and Reverse Powering

                            10:15 am  -  12:00 pm

                            Lunch

                            12:00  -  1:00 pm

                              Distinguished Lecturer

                              1:00  -  3:00 pm