Oregon Connections 2023 Conference
October 26 & 27, 2023
2023 Theme - Broadband: Future-Proofing
The Oregon Connections Telecommunications Conference, Inc, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The conference has been held for the past 25 years and has moved around the State of Oregon, from La Grande, to Bend, to Newport, to Hood River and now to Ashland. Attendees include educators, government representatives, internet service providers, municipalities, healthcare representatives, tribal nations, equipment vendors, etc.
Opening Keynote - (Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023)
Senator Ron Wyden - We are honored to have Oregon Senator Ron Wyden deliver our keynote address this year, live via Zoom. He will discuss his vision for a future where all Oregonians have access to highspeed, affordable Broadband and the tools to use it effectively.
Closing Keynote - (Friday, Oct. 27, 2023)
Adam Geisler, Former Division Chief Tribal Connectivity for the US Department of Commerce NTIA and currently President and COO of Tribal Ready, PBC. Adam will be presenting via Zoom.
Until July of this year, Adam managed the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program responsible for deploying $3 billion in funding to address the digital divide in Native Communities. Adam also served as the Department of Commerce’s broadband Tribal subject matter expert for the White House Council for Native American Affairs Economic Development, Energy, and Infrastructure Committee. Adam is formally the National Tribal Government Liaison for FirstNet, a sister bureau within the Department of Commerce focused on the buildout of a Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network.
Where? Ashland, Oregon
The 2023 annual Oregon Connections Telecommunications Conference will be held Thursday and Friday, October 26-27, 2023 at the Ashland Hills Hotel and Suites and Conference Center, Ashland, OR.
Reservations may be made by calling the Hotel directly at 541 482-8310 or toll free 855 482-8310. Indicate that you are attending the conference when booking. Reservations may also be made online, enter the date of arrival and number of nights, enter our GROUP ID NUMBER 585528 in the Group ID field. Government per diem rates are available for the nights of October 25 and 26, 2023 to all conference attendees that present a valid government ID at check in.
Oregon Connections will comply with government COVID-19 safety guidance protocols. The Hotel and Conference are committed to the safety of our attendees, sponsors, exhibitors, guests, and speakers. Thanks to all for your support.