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WHY Should You Attend the Danville Conference?

Who Should Attend

City Managers
Economic Development Professionals
Chamber of Commerce Members
Business Leaders
Broadband Activists
County Managers and Administrators
County Commissioners and Supervisors
County IT Directors
Public Safety Directors
County Attorneys
School Officials
City Council Members Regional Planning Administrators
Network Analysts
Topics and Themes Include

DEVELOPING broadband strategies for the knowledge economy

WORKING with economic development agencies

DEVISING innovative financing methods

DEPLOYING broadband to help foster vibrant communities

OBTAINING government incentives and support

BUILDING advanced broadband systems

SHAPING regional strategies and solutions

DIFFERENTIATING your community with advanced broadband

COMPETING and cooperating in a high-bandwidth world
What You Will Learn

Government leaders, technology experts and top researchers will describe how fiber networks are becoming crucial to . . .

home healthcare
telecommuting and home-based business
traffic control
pollution reduction
energy savings
home security

...and much more.

Click to access our Quik-n-Easy Danville Conference electronic publication.
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Comeback City

The Economic Impact of Advanced Broadband Networks

THIS IS THE FIRST conference of its kind in this country - an event devoted entirely to the relationship between a community's economic vitality and the presence of advanced broadband networks. Nations around the world have recognized this powerful linkage and responded to it - as have a growing number of communities in the United States. Each event in this new conference series will be held in a city with an advanced broadband system. Each event will have an impressive array of speakers whose mission will be to help attendees evaluate the options and opportunities and develop the optimal, affordable solution for their communities. The first conference is in Danville, Virginia - the Comeback City that bounced back from devastation with a visionary broadband strategy that's creating jobs and attracting the businesses and industries of tomorrow.

New: Special Session on Telemedicine
(Click here for updated info on the Telemedicine session)

Presenters: John Lawlor - CEO, SwiftMD

While health care reform continues to spin into a frenzied partisan debate, the transformation in health care information technology and telemedicine applications is moving ahead fast.

Learn how telemedicine is innovating rural health care delivery by removing geography and time as a barrier to required care and how it improves the clinical and economic health of a community.

Health care provider à Health care provider
Health care provider à Patient

"We've had an amazing outpouring of interest from individuals and organizations across the region . . ."    

- Jim Baller    
Program Chairman    

On Every Continent, Fiber Optic Networks are Replacing Aging Copper

Only fiber connections to homes and buildings (FTTH) can meet exponentially
growing demand for broadband services.

The Danville conference will make clear why fiber networks are:

A Must Attend Event -

Danville's Powerful Comeback Strategy

At one time Danville had the highest unemployment in the state.

Today Danville is attracting new jobs and the businesses of tomorrow.

Its fiber network has played a key role in the town's revitalization.
You'll Learn From Many Communities
With Fiber Networks

  • MORE THAN 100 communities now have deployed fiber

  • MORE THAN 100 others are building or actively
    planning fiber networks

  • REGIONAL and interlocal fiber initiatives are under way
    around the country

Click here to read more about this small city's economic transformation.

You'll Have Opportunities To...

States Represented to date Include:

California - Delaware - Florida - Georgia - Illinois - Indiana - Maryland - North Carolina - New Hampshire - Ohio - Oklahoma - Massachusetts
Michigan - Minnesota - Oregon - Pennsylvania - Tennessee - West Virginia - Washington D.C. - Canadian Provinces

Danville Newsroom

Registrants for the
Danville Conference Include..

Deputy Director, Telecommunications Equality Project - New York, NY

Telecommunications Engineer - University at Buffalo, NY

Economic Development Manager - Sandy, OR

Commissioner - Rockingham County, NC

State Broadband Initiative Manager - Univ. of NH

Executive Director - South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association, Hazelcrest, IL

Director, Information Systems - Town of Jupiter/Municipality, Jupiter, Florida

Program Officer - Reidsville Area Foundation, NC

Director of Technology - City of Hagerstown, MD

Sr. Associate, Infrastructure Program - National League of Cities, Washington, DC

Regional Development Institute - Northern Illinois University, Naperville, IL

Project Administrator - Region II Planning & Development Council, WV

Town Manager - Town of Halifax, VA

Mayor - City of Danville

Director, Dept. of Housing and Communitity Development - Richmond

Deputy Administrator, RUS - Washington, DC

Exec. Director, New Hampshire FastRoads - Keene, NC

Grants Program Director - Richmond

Corporate VP, CTO, Noblis - Falls Church, VA

Director, BTOP Infrastructure Projects, NTIA - Washington, DC

Founder and Executive Director, MAIN - Ashville, NC

County Commissioner - Stuart, FL

Director of Information Technology - Rocky Mount, WV

Acting Director of IT - Roanoke County, VA

Director of IT - Pittsylvania County, Chatham, VA

Program Manager - Dept of Housing and Community Dev., Richmond, VA

Asst. Town Manager - Town of Abingdon, VA

Economic Development Chairman - Chamber of Commerce, Alta Vista, VA

Assistant County Administrator - Pittsylvania County, Chatham, VA

Director of IT - PATHS, Danville, VA

County Attorney - Powhatan County, VA

Regional Planner - Commonwealth Regional Council, VA

Director, Information Technology - City of Lynchburg, VA

Senior Program Officer - Danville Regional Foundation, VA

IT Systems Specialist - County of Greensville, VA

Director, NC Broadband - NC Department of Commerce

SEATOA President - Alexandria, VA

Project Manager - eCorridors Accelerate Virginia, Virginia Tech

President - Alta Vista Area Chamber of Commerce, Alta Vista, VA

Director of Public Safety & Technology - Tazewell County, VA

Director, The Wired Road Authority - Galax, VA

Executive Director - Southern Virginia Regional Alliance

Director of Information Technology - Abingdon, VA

Executive Director - PANGAEA Internet, NC

Director of Technology - Town of Blacksburg

Tech Services Supervisor - City of Danville

Board of Supervisors - County of Washington, VA

Director of Information Services - Roanoke Valley Alleghany Regional Commission

Network Analyst - City of Danville

Director - Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition

President - The View Forward - Go Forward

Executive Director - Rockingham County Business & Technology Center, VA

Rockingham County Manager - Rockingham County Government, NC

Economic Development Manager - City of Roanoke, VA, Dept. of Economic Development

IT Director - City of Danville

City Manager - City of Danville, Virginia

President & CEO - FML & Goochland County EDA, Goochland, VA

Program Manager - Oklahoma Community Anchor Network, Oklahoma City

Chief, ITG - SEDA-Council of Governments, Lewisburg, PA

Director of IT/CIO - County of Frederick, VA

Director of IT - Pulaski County, VA

Manager-PMO - Chesterfield County, VA

Program Manager - Raleigh, NC

Communications Manager, eCorridors - Virginia Tech, Blacksburg

Senior Network Engineer - City of Roanake, VA

Manager, Appalachian Regional Commission - Washington, DC

Research Faculty - Virginia Tech, Blacksburg

General Counsel - Virginia Municipal League, Richmond

Regional Planner, Commonwealth Regional Council - Farmville, VA

Dir. Mtg. and Tech Services - Danville Community College

President - Golden LEAF Foundation, Rocky Mount, NC

Economic Development Director - Person County, Roxboro, NC

Broadband Network Manager - Danville Utilities

Graduate Assistant - Virginia-Tech -- Office of the Sr. Fellow for Resource, Blacksburg

Information Technology Director - Person County Government, Roxboro, NC

Director and Research Scientist - Virginia Tech Center for Geospatial Information, Blacksburg

Assistant County Administrator - Appomattox County, VA

Program Assistant - Center for Innovative Technology, VA

Broadband Program Manager - Center for Innovative Technology, VA

Policy Manager - VA Dept. of Housing and Community Development, Richmond, VA

State GIS Coordinator - Virginia Information Technologies Agency, Chester, VA

Economic Development Advisor - City of Danville

Danville Accolades

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