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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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


739 Canal Street at Bourbon
New Orleans
United States

Additional Information

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