Event Date/Time: Feb 21, 2007 End Date/Time: Feb 23, 2007
Registration Date: Dec 31, 2006
Early Registration Date: Nov 15, 2006
Abstract Submission Date: Nov 15, 2006
Paper Submission Date: Jan 15, 2007
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Description

Emergency Communications -

* Facilitate coordination between communications infrastructure providers and state and local emergency preparedness officials.
* Enhance cooperation between service providers
* Facilitate communications education for First/Emergency Responders
* Foster the "Establishment of a Readiness Checklist" for all communications
* Assist in the development of non-communications entities (e.g. hospitals, nursing homes, day care facilities, schools and so forth) with communications plans for emergencies
* Foster the development of a National Credentialing Program
* Support communications infrastructure providers in forming an industry-only group for disaster planning, and coordinating recovery efforts.

Municipalities -

* Facilitate coordination and communications between interested entities to foster mutual solutions.
* Assist municipalities with the planning of a Muni Wi-Fi solution, (e.g. RFP drafting, do-it-yourself deployments, contracting it out, etc.

Carrier -

* Provide a venue supportive to the needs of all wired and wireless carriers.
* Facilitate exchanges between various providers of differing technologies

License Exempt WISP -

* Provide advanced learning in the deployment of license-exempt wireless broadband equipment and services.
* Facilitate communication with incumbent carriers, federal, state and local disaster personnel, municipalities, and non-communications entities

Venue

739 Canal Street at Bourbon
New Orleans
Louisiana
United States
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Additional Information

In addition to showing industry support for communications restoration after Hurricane Katrina, attendees can also enjoy Mardi Gras.