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We work better when we work together

The Alden Conference unites utility professionals in the
electric power, telecommunications, and broadband industries,
along with strategic partners in engineering and construction.

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED!

April 29 – May 2, 2024   /   Hilton Valley Hotel   /   Birmingham, Alabama

WHAT TO EXPECT

The Alden Conference facilitates communication and collaboration among utility industry professionals.

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Engage in industry dialogue via speaker sessions, breakout sessions, and training.

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Be heard! Be on-site with Alden's dev team to voice your feedback and influence the future direction of the Alden ONE platform.

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Learn all about Alden ONE,  the nation’s leading platform for utility joint use asset management.

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Connect with utility industry partners and peers, including asset owners, attaching companies, engineering, and construction firms.

2024 Alden Conference Agenda

*Schedule subject to change. All times CDT.

Monday, April 29

Welcome Reception: Meet & Greet

5:30PM – 7:30PM / Terrace Bar - Valley Hotel, 2nd Level
Join us Monday evening for an opening reception. Drop in at your leisure to mingle with fellow attendees, meet the Alden team, and enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails to kick off the conference!

Tuesday, April 30

Group Breakfast

7:30AM – 8:30AM / Red Mountain Ballroom Foyer
Join us for breakfast each morning at your leisure.

Opening Remarks

8:30AM – 8:45AM / Cory Brinkman
All General Sessions on Tuesday will be held in the Red Mountain Ballroom A, B, & C.


Keynote

8:45AM – 9:30AM / John Sciarabba
Get ready for some exciting insights from Alden's CEO plus a whole lot of inspiration to start the conference on a high note!

Use Case: Asset Management – Permitting

9:30AM – 10:30AM / Adrian Torres + Alden Panel
End-to-end presentation and interactive panel discussion for creating, tracking, and managing the attachment permitting process in Alden ONE.

• Topic will cover assets including utility poles, meters, streetlights, and more.

Break

10:30AM – 10:45AM

Use Case: Violations & Transfers

10:45AM – 11:45AM / Baski + Alden Panel
Engaging talk and interactive panel discussion on managing violations and transfers from initiation to closure in Alden ONE.

 

Group Lunch

11:45AM – 1:00PM / Red Mountain Ballroom Foyer
Join us for a group lunch.


Meet your Industry Colleagues

1:00PM – 1:30PM / Cory Brinkman
Attendees will introduce themselves and their companies, sharing their roles, responsibilities, and the outcomes they are striving to achieve.

 

Use Case: Field Audits & Inspections

1:30PM – 2:15PM / Chris Burton + Alden Panel
Discussion and interactive session addressing utility field audits & inspections, covering the entire process from initiation to completion in the Alden ONE framework.


Break

2:15PM – 2:30PM


Unveiling Tomorrow: Navigating Future Alden ONE Use Cases

2:30PM – 3:45PM / John Sciarabba & Jacob Harrison
Exploration of upcoming scenarios and interactive insights into future Alden ONE use cases.        

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

This afternoon, attendees have the option to join a discussion session with Alden's COO, Troy Schake, or take this time to catch up on tasks prior to our evening group activity beginning at 4:45PM.


Breakout 1: Navigating Client Requests

3:45PM – 4:15PM / Troy Schake / Open to all Attendees
Join Alden's COO for a discussion to explore how Alden is focused on optimizing our response process to enhance customer satisfaction. This breakout discussion will be held in the Red Mountain Ballroom A, B, & C.


Breakout 2: Dedicated Work Time

3:45PM – 4:30PM / All Attendees + Alden Team
Prior to our offsite group networking event, take time to check your emails, make calls, and get ready for a great night out!


Field Trip! - Meet Bus Outside Valley Hotel

4:45PM / All Attendees + Alden Team
Meet the Alden team outside the hotel at 4:45 PM for departure via bus to Regions Field. Roundtrip transportation is provided for your convenience.

Take Me Out to the Ball Game! – Group Activity, Networking, & Dinner

5:30PM – 9:30PM / All Attendees + Alden Team
We're taking a group trip to Regions Field to see our Birmingham Barons take on Huntsville's Rocket City Trash Pandas.

Join use for this delightful networking event! Don't miss this opportunity to get to know your fellow attendees over dinner and drinks at the exclusive Party Deck and Party Suite 310. Roundtrip transportation is provided for your convenience.


All Attendees – Return to Valley Hotel

9:30PM (or when the game ends)
If you should need to return to the hotel earlier, Uber and Lyft are available in Birmingham.

Wednesday, May 1

Group Breakfast 

7:30AM – 8:30AM / Red Mountain Ballroom Foyer
Join us for breakfast at your leisure.

Welcome

8:30AM – 8:45AM / Cory Brinkman
All General Sessions on Wednesday will be held in the Red Mountain Ballroom A, B, & C.


Regulatory Update

8:45AM – 9:30AM / Sean Knowles, McLean Engineering

NESC Update

9:30AM – 10:00AM / Chris Burton / Red Mountain Ballroom A, B, & C

Networking Break

10:00AM – 10:30AM
Join us for a special break with coffee and bagels! Make the most of this excellent chance to mingle with new connections or exchange contact info with those you've yet to meet.

BREAKOUT SESSION
ROW & Real Estate

9:30AM – 10:30AM / John Sciarabba / Vulcan Boardroom
ROW & Real Estate breakout session. Pre-registration is required. All spaces for this session have been filled.

 

Field Data Collection: Task Agent + Alden ONE

10:30AM – 11:00AM / Chris Burton
Learn all about Task Agent – Alden's mobile field data collection app designed to pair with Alden ONE. Available for iOS and Android.


Alden ONE Future R&D + Q&A

11:00AM – 11:45AM / Baski
Dive into the future of Alden ONE with a glimpse into upcoming R&D, followed by a Q&A session for insights and discussion.


Lunch

11:45AM – 1:00PM // Red Mountain Ballroom Foyer
Join us for a group lunch!

What's New in Alden ONE: Features & Enhancements

1:00PM – 1:45PM / Maranda Duchock, Todd Miranda
Discover what's new in Alden ONE from our dev team.

Feature Buy

1:45PM – 2:30PM / Maranda Duchock, Todd Miranda
In this fun (and impactful) exercise, you'll have the chance to bid on the features you want us to build next in Alden ONE.

Break

2:30PM – 2:45PM

 

Feature Buy Results

2:45PM – 3:15PM / Maranda Duchock, Todd Miranda
Find out the feature buy winner and what's coming next!


Insights from Alden's CEO

3:15PM – 4:00PM / John Sciarabba

Group Dinner

5:00PM // Red Mountain Ballroom Foyer
We'd love for you to attend our final group dinner at the Valley Hotel.

You'll have some free time this evening, so venture around town! Click to view options in the area  located around the hotel. 

Thursday, May 2

Group Breakfast

7:30AM – 8:30AM / Red Mountain Ballroom Foyer
Join us for breakfast at your leisure, then attend your Alden ONE Pro session and/or attend Alden ONE training.


Breakout: Alden ONE Pro Client Session 1

8:45AM – 10:00AM / Alden ONE Pro Clients + Alden Team / Vulcan Boardroom, Red Mountain Ballroom B, or Red Mountain Ballroom C

If you requested a meeting in the Pre-Conference survey, you will meet in your client group with the Alden Team in either the Vulcan Boardroom, Red Mountain Ballroom B, or Red Mountain Ballroom C. *Session time assignments (Session 1 or 2) will be noted the back of your ID badge along with specified meeting location.

Breakout: Alden ONE Training Session 1

8:45AM – 10:00AM / Kody Miller/ Shades Creek Room
We'll offer Alden ONE training and plenty of Q&A, so have your questions ready.
Who should attend? All Alden ONE users and attendees that have already attended a client session.


Break

10:00AM – 10:15AM
Hotel checkout is 11AM. Feel free to use this break to check out. 

Breakout: Alden ONE Pro Client Session 2

10:15AM – 12:00PM / Alden ONE Pro Clients + Alden Team / Vulcan Boardroom, Red Mountain Ballroom B, or Red Mountain Ballroom C

If you requested a meeting in the Pre-Conference survey, you will meet in your client group with the Alden Team in either the Vulcan Boardroom, Red Mountain Ballroom B, or Red Mountain Ballroom C. *Session time assignments (Session 1 or 2) will be noted the back of your ID badge along with specified meeting location.

Breakout: Alden One Training Session 2

10:15AM – 12:00PM / Kody Miller/ Shades Creek Room
We'll offer Alden ONE training and plenty of Q&A, so have your questions ready.
Who should attend? All Alden ONE users and attendees that have already attended a client session.


The Alden Conference will close at 12PM. 
Hotel checkout is 11AM.

REGISTRATION

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Location & LODGING

Valley Hotel Birmingham, Curio Collection by Hilton

2727 18th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35209

 

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