March 26-29, 2018 – Athens, Greece

Meeting Registration

Meeting fee is due on or before: Friday, March 16, 2018
Meeting registration is via the members-only wiki site, please click HERE to register.

Meeting Fee:

  • $450 USD for Principal and Associate Members to attend general and committee meetings.
  • $310 USD for Principal and Associate Members to attend general and committee meetings for ONE day.
  • $310 USD for Auditing Members to attend Summit, Plenary, and General Sessions Only.
(The meeting fees include lunch and are 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 Friday, March 16, 2018 deadline.
  • For those registered before Friday, March 16, 2018, but WITHOUT PAYMENT, your registration will be considered late if payment is not received before the March 16th deadline.

Refund Policy:

  • Cancellations received on or before Friday, March 16: FULL REFUND
  • Cancellations received after Friday, March 16: 50% REFUND

Hotel Reservations

**Please be reminded that it is vital that you book your rooms at the hotel that the Forum has contracted with, failure to do so puts the Forum in financial jeopardy.**

Hotel Reservation Deadline: Friday, March 2, 2018


To reserve a room at the Athenaeum InterContinental Athens hotel please go to: https://aws.passkey.com/event/49512709/owner/10736172/home

Based on availability, the discounted group rate is offered three (3) days prior and post of the scheduled room block.  If you plan to stay over or arrive early, please note that the reservation system may not allow you to book online.  Please go ahead and make your reservation for the meeting dates and then email us at help@broadband-forum.org and we will request an extension on your behalf.


BBF Discounted Room Rates:

When initially booking your room the hotel’s website will display the following room rates:

  • Single Occupancy Room 121.52 EUR
  • Double Occupancy Room 130.32 EUR
  • Triple Occupancy Room 165.54 EUR

Our contracted discount room rates include taxes, internet access and breakfast therefore your final bill when checking out of the hotel should reflect the below amounts:

  • Single Occupancy Room 138.00 EUR
  • Double Occupancy Room 148.00 EUR
  • Triple Occupancy Room 188.00 EUR
Please use the above method to make your reservation at the hotel. Or you may contact the hotel directly by telephone at +30.210.920.6000. In order to be honored the discounted room rate, please let them know you are with the Broadband Forum Q1 Meeting.

If you should need assistance booking a room please contact us directly at +1.510.492.4020 or via email at help@broadband-forum.org.

**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.

Important Dates

  • Hotel Reservation Deadline: Friday, March 2, 2018
  • BASE Workshop Deadline: Friday March 9, 201
  • Meeting Registration & Contribution Deadline: Friday, March 16, 2018

BASE Workshop

To learn more about or if you are interested in attending the BASE event on Friday, March 23 & Saturday, March 24, 2018 please see: https://www.broadband-forum.org/what-s-happening/meetings-events-webinars/base-2018-athens

To register for the BASE workshop click HERE

Please know that registration is limited to 250 participants and is not guaranteed until you receive confirmation from the Broadband Forum.
Registration Deadline: Friday, March 9, 2018

Meeting Location

Athenaeum InterContinental Athens
89-93 Syngrou Avenue
Athens, Greece 11745
Phone: +30.210.920.6000

View a local map with the hotel address - HERE

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsors are of course welcome at all of our meetings. Click here for information on a variety of meeting and event sponsorship choices  (members' log in required). or email rheier@broadband-forum.org

Visa Information

Visas cannot be obtained at the border or 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 Gabrielle Bond at help@broadband-forum.org for a signature. Should you have any questions please feel free to contact us at help@broadband-forum.org or by phone at +1.510.492.4020.

Important Sessions at the Meeting

Monday, March 26, 2018

  • 8:00am - 11:00am: Service Provider Action Council (SPAC) 
  • 11:30am - 12:30pm: Opening Plenary

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

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

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

  • 7:00am - 8:00am: Tools Training

Thursday, March 29, 2018

  • 4:30pm - 5:30pm: Closing Plenary

*Please note agenda is subject to change.

Transportation

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

To learn about the local area please see the Athens Tourism site by clicking here.

For information about Athens public transportation please click here.

Local Airport:

Athens Airport (ATH), Greece - Distance to the hotel: 22 miles / 35 km

The drive from the ATH airport to the hotel is estimated to take about 35 minutes.  However, if it's during rush hour, the travel time may take up to 50 minutes.  A Taxi from ATH to the hotel costs approximately 38.00 EUR at daytime, 50.00 EUR at night time

Local Railway Station:

OASA- Distance to the hotel: 3.16 miles / 5.1 km

The drive from the Athens train station is estimated to take about 10 minutes. 

Meeting Check-In:

All attendees must check-in at the Broadband Forum desk in the hotel to receive meeting materials and name badge.

On-site Registration Hours at the Athenaeum InterContinental Athens hotel:

  • Monday, March 26: 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday, March 27: 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday, March 28: 8:00am - 6:00pm