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We work better when we work together.

  • April 7-10, 2019  /  grand bohemian hotel  /  birmingham, al
 

The Alden Conference brings together joint use professionals 
who help connect, power, and inform the nation. 

Join us at the 2020 Alden User Conference

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Why you should Attend

The conference will unite professionals from the electric utility, telecommunications, and broadband sectors to discuss collaboration, coordination, swift deployment, product development, and important industry topics.
 Download: 6 Reasons to Attend the Alden Conference

Engage in industry topic discussions through speaker sessions, panels, and round tables. 

Learn the ins-and-outs of Alden One®. 

Network and rally with Alden One® users, asset owners, attachers, and stakeholders.

Influence future product direction by getting your ideas in front of our development team.

Connect with us during customer sessions on topics that matter most to you.

Unwind in the Magic City! Adventure through Birmingham's award-winning eateries and breweries. 

TOPICS & Speakers

Small cell and DAS attachments, One Touch Make Ready, coordination between joint use parties, what’s new in Alden One® and LIDAR
Check out the Agenda section below for details.


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Agenda

Sunday, April 7
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Welcome Reception:  Grand Bohemian Hotel
Join us in the 
Billiards Room for some great food and drinks. 


Monday, April 8
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Group Breakfast: Grand Bohemian Hotel
8:15 AM - 12:00 PM Welcome & Opening Remarks

Joint Use Community: Work Better Together
Sean Knowles, McLean Engineering
John Sciarabba, Alden

Learn best practices and workflows. Learn how to coordinate inside and outside of your company to meet increasing 
industry demands.

One Touch Make Ready Realities
Joel Busby, Alden
Zach Hester, Alden
As new regulations are put into practice for OTMR and self-help remedies, we will discuss what's working and what's not. Then we will open up for a group discussion.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Group Lunch: Grand Bohemian Hotel
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Assets, Workflows...and now Tasks!
Chinniah Baskaran (Baski), Alden
John Sciarabba, Alden
See our latest technology. We will discuss streamlining your work and making data-driven decisions.

Small Cell & DAS: The Challenges Continue
Dianne Costello, Alden
Our small cell presentation will be followed by a group discussion on new regulations and deployment challenges.

We will discuss small cell stakeholders, their needs, and how we can help. For the group discussion, think about what are your top joint use challenges you are facing.

LIDAR! Next Gen Data Collection
Aaron Morris, Michael Baker International
John Sciarabba, Alden

What is it? What can it be used for? How does it help the joint use community?
6:00 PM Group Dinner: Grand Bohemian Hotel


Tuesday, April 9
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Group Breakfast: Grand Bohemian Hotel
8:15 AM - 12:00 PM Alden One® Showcase
Eleshia Robinson, Alden
Todd Miranda, Alden

A sneak peek inside Alden and the ideas we are working on for tomorrow.

Individual Client Sessions
Your company's private sessions with the Alden team will talk about any challenges you currently face, along with potential solutions. Give us your feedback. Let's move your business forward, together.

One-On-One with Alden's CEO
Spend 20 minutes with John Sciarabba. Discuss what you like: how we can serve you better, what you would do as CEO for a day,  Alden’s vision, Let's brainstorm together.

Alden One® Training
Zach Hester, Alden
Kody Miller, Alden
Come with your questions, and see if you can stump our staff. They’ll also present their top tips for using Alden One®.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Group Lunch: Grand Bohemian Hotel
1:15PM
Meet in hotel lobby.
Transportation will be provided.

2:00 - 4:00PM






2:00 - 4:00PM




4:00PM
Group Activity: Let's Have Some Fun!
We heard your feedback last year and made sure to carve out time for FUN activities around town.


Birmingham Historical Walking Tour

This walking tour of downtown showcases the Magic City’s most intriguing landmarks. Walk around the city to learn about Birmingham’s earliest historical happenings—including riots, haunted hotels, and more!

Top Golf
Whether you’re an expert or a beginner, Top Golf is for everyone! Hit a few balls in this high-tech driving range on the north side of the city.

Return to hotel. Transportation provided roundtrip.

6:00 PM Dinner On Your Own: See the City!
Birmingham has become a haven for foodies. We encourage you to explore:
  • Highland’s Bar & Grill ($$$$)
    James Beard Award Winner, Frank Stitt, offers seasonal French cuisine with a Southern twist. 

  • Hot and Hot Fish Club ($$$$)
    James Beard Award Winner, Chris Hastings, blends Southern, French, and California styles of cooking.

  • Bottega Restaurant ($$$$)
    Another Frank Stitt classic, Bottega serves Italian-inspired cuisine using Southern ingredients.

  • Dreamland BBQ ($$)
    An authentic Southern "Bar-B-Que" experience famous for ribs.

  • Saw’s Soul Kitchen ($)
    This *very* small, no fuss restaurant serves up traditional, Southern dishes.

  • The Pizitz Food Hall ($ - $$)
    Located in the historic, renovated Pizitz building, the food hall offers over 10 different options and something unique for every taste.

  • Avondale Common House ($$)
    This fresh concept offers seasonal and sustainable food with an emphasis on local produce and Alabama seafood from the Gulf.

  • Paramount Bar Birmingham ($$)
    Birmingham hot spot, the Paramount, serves up its own take on bar grub, and even houses an arcade!
If none of these restaurants suit your taste, check out The 50 Essential Birmingham RestaurantsIf you need assistance making dinner plans, let us know. 


Wednesday, April 10
Morning  Depart
Check out by 11:00 AM
  
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Location

Saddlebrook Resort Tampa

Grand Bohemian Hotel

2655 Lane Park Road
Mountain Brook, AL 35223
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