A message from Broadband Forum’s Chairman, John Blackford
Dear Broadband Forum Colleagues,
Today we face an unprecedented set of challenges as the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact our way of life and the activities of the Forum. The Board of Directors met last week to discuss the Q2 face-to-face quarterly meeting that is scheduled for June 16-19 in Melbourne, Australia. In light of the current global situation we have decided to switch the Q2 meeting to a series of virtual meetings.
We will strive to keep a sense of normalcy where possible, but we will also need to be flexible in our execution. We will have both opening and closing sessions as well as technical sessions driven by an agenda with the usual contribution deadlines. The technical sessions won’t be as long as they would be at a face-to-face meeting, and we will try to find times that work for most people. More details will be forthcoming as Lincoln Lavoie, our Technical Committee Chair, has been tasked to work with the Steering Committee to further define the details of the virtual meetings.
As we have seen, things change quickly and we are in uncertain times, but we need to remain diligent and continue the important work and cadence of that work to the best of our ability.
Take care of yourself and each other.
Chairman of the Board
Meeting Registration & Contribution Deadline: Monday, June 8, 2020
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Tuesday, June 16, 2020
- 09:00 – 11:00: Service Provider Action Council
- 11:30 – 12:30: Welcome and Opening Plenary
Friday, June 19, 2020
- 16:30-17:30: Closing Plenary
*Please note agenda is subject to change
Contribution Deadline: Monday, June 8, 2020 at 5:00pm PT.
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Meeting registration will open in April 2020.
Meeting fee is due on or before: Monday, June 8, 2020
- $500 USD Full Week – Principal/Associate Members and Observers
- $310 USD Single Day – Principal/Associate Members and Observers
- $310 USD Auditing Members – Summit, Plenary, and General Sessions Only
Please Note: To help with the registration process and pressure on staffing please pay your meeting fee as soon as possible.
Cancellations received on or before Monday, June 8, 2020: FULL REFUND
Cancellations received after Monday, June 8, 2020: 50% REFUND