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Current Meeting:

Broadband Forum
Fourth Quarter Meeting
Kansas City, MO, USA
October 24 - 27, 2016



    Important Dates:

  • Hotel Reservation Deadline: Friday, October 7, 2016
  • Meeting Registration Deadline: Monday, October 17, 2016
  • Meeting Contribution Deadline: Monday, October 17, 2016 at 5:00pm PT

Meeting Location:

Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza
4445 Main Street
Kansas City, Missouri
Phone: +1-816-531-3000

View a local map with the hotel address - HERE

Thank you to our Meeting Sponsors:

AT&T             Google

[Tentative Meeting Agenda] [Important Sessions] [Contributions] [Visa Information]
[Hotel Reservation Instructions] [Meeting Registration] [Getting There] [Meeting Check-In]

Important Sessions at the Q4 Meeting:

Monday, October 24, 2016

  • 8:00am - 9:00am: Service Provider Action Council (SPAC) (to be confirmed)
  • 9:20am - 11:20am: Birds of a Feather Session
  • 11:30am - 12:30pm: Opening Plenary
  • 6:30pm: 25 Year Celebration

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

  • 7:00am - 8:00am: Navigating & Contributing to the Broadband Forum

Thursday, October 27, 2016

  • 4:30pm - 5:30pm: Closing Plenary

*Please note agenda is subject to change.


Meeting Contribution Deadline: Monday, October 17, 2016 at 5:00pm PT.

To create a new contribution:

  • Choose "Create" under the Contributions tab/icon
  • Select the document type, number, working area, etc., and enter the title information completing the appropriate fields
  • Click the "Save" button
  • You will then be given a contribution number. You have as long as you need to upload a document; once a contribution number is assigned it cannot be given to anyone else.
  • Return to the record for your contribution
  • Go to the "Upload File" section
  • Click the "Browse" button to select your document
  • Click the "Upload" button

Visa Information:

Visas cannot be obtained at the border or at the airport. The average time to obtain a Visa is four (4) weeks, however this will vary depending on location. Please be aware that each country has different requirements as to how to apply for a Visa. Please check with your local consulate to get the most accurate information about obtaining a Visa for your specific country of residence.

If you would like Broadband Forum visa letter please add your personal details to the Visa Letter form (members only access) and email it Gabby Bond at for a signature. Should you have any questions please feel free to contact us at or by phone at +1.510.492.4020.

Hotel Reservation Instructions:

Please make your hotel reservations as soon as possible, as rooms sell out quickly. To be guaranteed this discounted rate, reservations must be made by Friday, October 7, 2016.

To reserve a room please click HERE.

Broadband Forum Discount Rate: Single / Double $169.00 USD
(Room rate includes in-room internet access but taxes and service charges are not included.)

Please use the above method to make your reservation at the hotel. Or you may contact the hotel directly by phone at +1-816-531-3000. In order to be honored the discounted room rate, please let them know you are with the Broadband Forum (BBF) Meeting.

If you should need assistance booking a room please contact us directly at +1.510.492.4020 or via email at

**Note: If reservations are made with a travel agency, the Broadband Forum will not be able to assist in adjusting room rates as the hotel has special agreements with each travel agency. For the Broadband Forum to get involved, you must make your reservations as stated above.

Meeting Registration Information:

To register for the meeting, please click here.

Pre-registration meeting fee due on or before Monday, October 17, 2016 at 5:00pm PT:

  • $450 USD for Principal and Associate Members to attend general and committee meetings.
  • Fees include lunch. (The meeting fee is for all attendees including those staying in the hotel.)

Late Fee:

  • There will be a $100 USD late fee for those that register after the Monday, October 17, 2016 deadline.
  • For those registered before Monday, October 17, 2016, but WITHOUT PAYMENT, your registration will be considered late if payment is not received before the October 17th deadline.

Refund Policy:

  • Cancellations received on or before Monday, October 17: FULL REFUND
  • Cancellations received after Monday, October 17: 50% REFUND

Getting There & Around Town:

A local map with the hotel address and transportation instructions can be found here.

To learn about the local area please see the Kansas City, MO Tourism website.


Kansas City International Airport - MCI

    Hotel distance: 23 mi
    Public Transportation about a 120 minute journey (one way)
    Estimated taxi fare: $65.00 USD (one way) - about a 35 minute journey

The hotel does not provide shuttle services.

Meeting Check-In:

All pre-registered attendees and late on-site registrants must check-in at the Broadband Forum desk in the hotel to receive meeting materials and name badge.

On-site Registration Hours at the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza hotel:

Monday, October 24th: 7:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday, October 25th: 7:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday, October 26th: 8:00am - 6:00pm

Broadband Forum Contact:

Broadband Forum
Phone: +1.510.492.4020
Fax: +1.510.492.4001