Welcome to ConCon 2021!
startyourownisp.com's first ever Connectivity Conference! Experienced professionals at ConCon 2021 will provide real world, practical, battle-tested advice on how to plan, finance, and build networks that improve connectivity in our communities.
ConCon 2021 will be held in a virtual conference center. Attendees will connect to the conference using a web browser. After joining the conference you will be given an avatar that you can use to navigate around the virtual conference center. As you approach other attendees in the virtual world your audio and video feeds will be connected to each other. Interaction in the virtual conference is meant to simulate a real-life event as closely as possible, you can easily join and leave conversations with other conference attendees just by moving your avatar.
Presentations will be delivered using video conference software. Whenever possible, the static portion of the presentation (the slide deck, for example) will be deilvered to registered conference attendees before the conference. Presentation topics will include items such as:
- Choosing the right connectivity technology for your community (fiber, wireless, hybrid)
- Funding your connectivity project
- Common pitfalls and hurdles faced by early-stage connectivity projects
- Building networks for attached housing complexes (apartment buildings, townhomes, business complexes)
- What to outsource and what to hire for
- Public Private Partnerships
- Competitive landscape analysis
- Licensing, taxes, and other legalities
- Q&A Panels with individuals from around the world who are successfully running connectivity projects in their communities
If you'd like to apply to present a topic please let us know!
ConCon 2021 is for anyone who is interested in improving connectivity in their communities, including not just Internet service but also healthcare, education, emergency services, IoT, smart city initiatives, etc. Attendees will include an international group of local entrepreneurs, non-profits, government representatives, and industry service providers and distributors. In addition to the information presented formally in presentations, ConCon 2021 is arranged to allow attendees the opportunity to interact with each other informally to form valuable networking relationships.
Please note: ConCon 2021 is an international event and will include attendees and presenters from many different locations and backgrounds. Please be respectful to each other.
Vendors can purchase a booth in the conference center where they can present their products or services and interact with conference attendees. When conference attendees enter the virtual area of the booth their video and audio feeds will be connected to anyone else in the booth allowing for easy, informal interaction. If you are a vendor who would like to purchase a booth, please let us know.
ConCon 2021 wouldn't be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. If you'd like to sponsor the event, please let us know.