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Industry Events

There are many interesting conferences and events related to various aspects of the broadband home. Here are a few that we have attended recently or plan to attend, either as speakers or to keep up to date on what's new and important. We'll cover them in our report on the Broadband Home.

Coming Events

2010 Partners' Connected Health Symposium

October 21-22, 2010    Boston Park Plaza Hotel    Boston, MA, USA
www.connected-health.org

The Partners' Connected Health Symposiums bring together health care professionals to discuss the many aspects of "connected health". We've always enjoyed these symposiums, and have been invited to participate in a panel at the 2010 event.

Seventh Annual Healthcare Unbound Conference & Exhibition

July 19-20, 2010    US Grant Hotel    San Diego, Calif, USA
www.tcbi.org

The focus of the Seventh Annual Healthcare Unbound Conference is the networks, platforms and applications for technology-enabled participatory medicine. Healthcare Unbound has been defined as "technology in, on and around the body that frees care from formal institutions." The program will have a strong focus on the use of remote monitoring / home telehealth / mHealth / eHealth / and social media for chronic care management & wellness promotion. It will provide an opportunity for networking with high-level executives and clinicians from across the US and abroad.

Past Events

These events we have attended are listed below in reverse chronological order - most recent first.

See the Events Archive page for events in 2005 and earlier.

2010 Events

The Cable Show 2010

May 11-13, 2010    Los Angeles Convention Center    Los Angels, California, USA
2010.thecableshow.com

The Cable Show is the year’s biggest cable event. The 2010 show brought together several formerly-separate cable events: the NCTA show, SCTE Conference on Emerging Technologies, and CableLabs Law & Technology Seminars. We will cover the show in the upcoming issue.

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

January 7-10, 2010    Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
www.CESweb.org/

CES is the largest technology show in the United States and the largest annual consumer technology show in the world. It includes a wide array of products, including home networking, mobile electronics, wireless, audio, gaming, digital imaging and home theater. For us, this is always a “don’t miss” event. We covered several topics from the 2010 show in four articles in our June 2010 issue (BBHR June 17, 2010).


2009 Events

TelcoTV Conference & Expo 2009

November 10-12, 2009    Orlando Convention Center, Orlando, Florida, USA

TelcoTV is devoted to exploring the converging ecosystems of broadband and entertainment. We covered the 2009 show in TelcoTV 2009 -- The Changing Face of TV (BBHR December 13, 2009).

2009 Partners' Connected Health Symposium

October 21-22, 2009    Boston Park Plaza Hotel    Boston, MA, USA

The Partners' Connected Health Symposiums bring together health care professionals to discuss the many aspects of "connected health". In 2009 patient participation was a major focus. We covered the event in Partners' Connected Health Symposium 2009 -- Moving To the Mainstream (BBHR December 13, 2009)

The Cable Show ‘09

April 1-3, 2009    Washington Convention Center    Washington, DC, USA
2009.thecableshow.com

The Cable Show is the year’s biggest cable event. The 2009 show brought together several formerly-separate cable events: the NCTA show, SCTE Conference on Emerging Technologies, and CableLabs Law & Technology Seminars. We devoted our April 2009 issue (BBHR April 14, 2009) to a report on the show. Our articles on tru2way and EBIF included fifteen video segments demonstrating many applications of interactive television.

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

January 8-11, 2009    Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
www.CESweb.org/

CES is the largest technology show in the United States and the largest annual consumer technology show in the world. It includes a wide array of products. We covered the 2009 show in a series of articles starting with CES 2009: "Connected Electronics Show" (BBHR March 16, 2009).


2008 Events

IPTV World Forum North America

July 22-23, 2008    McCormick Place Convention Centre, Chicago, IL, USA
www.iptv-northamerica.com

IPTV is on course to become a credible Pay TV platform in North America, with Verizon FIOS TV and AT&T reporting continuing growth. IPTV World Forum – North America is part of a series of IPTV events organized by Informa Telecoms & Media globally. It will address the question of where North American IPTV providers are going to find their subscribers and what services must they provide (and evolve) in order to differentiate themselves in the crowded Pay TV marketplace. We posted video interviews from the conference on YouTube and covered the show in IPTV Update -- IPTV World Forum North America, and More (BBHR September 30, 2008).

The Cable Show ‘08

May 18-20, 2008    Morial Convention Center    New Orleans, LA, USA
2008.thecableshow.com

The Cable Show is the year’s biggest cable event. It was preceded by the tru2way Developers' Conference on May 17-18. There was a mix of exhibits, sessions and events focusing on technology, strategy, the regulatory environment, business models and more. We covered the tru2way conference and the cable show in Cable Show 2008 (BBHR July 10, 2008).

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

January 7-10, 2008    Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
www.CESweb.org/

CES is the largest technology show in the United States and the largest annual consumer technology show in the world. It includes a wide array of products, including home networking, mobile electronics, wireless, audio, gaming, digital imaging and home theater. For us, this is always a “don’t miss” event. We covered the show in CES 2008: "The Next Digital Decade" (BBHR February 25, 2008).


2007 Events

TelcoTV Conference & Expo 2007

October 22-25, 2007    Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
www.scievents.com

TelcoTV is devoted to exploring the converging ecosystems of broadband and entertainment. The show started six years ago with a focus on telephone company provision of TV services,and has expanded to include MobileTV, IPTV and NetVideo, and their impact on service providers. We covered this show in TelcoTV 2007: Approaching The Tipping Point (BBHR December 17, 2007).

2007 FTTH Conference & Expo

The Content Revolution—Filling the Pipe
October 1-4, 2007    Walt Disney Swan & Dolphin Resort, Orlando, FL, USA
www.ftthconference.com

The FTTH Conference & Expo, sponsored by the FTTH Council, focused on the content that will fill the fiber pipe, as well as the technical, business and implementation decisions that service providers, developers and municipalities are making. On Wednesday, October 3, we gave a presentation Home Networking Technologies for Today and Tomorrow. On the morning of October 4 we held a half-day workshop "Everything You Needed to Know About Home Networking and Were Afraid to Ask". We covered this show in The 2007 Fiber to the Home Conference: Heaven for Bandwidth Hogs (BBHR October 19, 2007).

CTAM Summit 07

July 23--25, 2007    Washington, D.C. USA
www.ctam.com/conferences/summit

The CTAM organization is dedicated to cable telecommunications marketing. This year we were invited to run an interactive workshop on home networking, as part of CTAM’s "Digital Products" track. The session focused on the options for moving media throughout the home as digital media proliferates. Our discussion included what’s changing in the home, what service providers and others are doing to respond, and the wired and wireless networks that reach across the PC, TV and mobile phone. You can view our presentation Home Networking Interactive Workshop.

Fourth Annual Healthcare Unbound Conference & Exhibition

Special Focus on Remote Monitoring & Home Telehealth
July 16-17, 2007    Marriott San Francisco Airport, San Francisco, CA, USA
www.tcbi.org/hu2007/index.html

Innovative technologies are driving opportunities to serve health consumers in new ways and settings. The program had a strong focus on use of remote monitoring / home telehealth technologies for wellness promotion and disease management, with a special emphasis on Baby Boomers and the elderly population. We covered the show in Healthcare Unbound: A Progress Report (BBHR September 16, 2007).

WCA 2007

June 12-15, 2007    Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
www.wcai.com

The Wireless Communications Association's annual WCA conference is a major event for wireless broadband. This year's special 20th anniversary show convened global leaders in key wireless broadband segments including WiMAX, municipal wireless, 700 MHz, government, public safety, and more! We covered the show in WCA 2007: Beyond Technology (BBHR July 29, 2007).

The Cable Show 2007(NCTA)

May 7-9, 2007    Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV USA
www.thecableshow.com

The Cable Show (previously called "The National Show") is the event of the year for the cable industry. Sponsored by the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), it now includes the CableNet exhibit by CableLabs. We covered the show in The Cable Show '07 -- Winning in Las Vegas (BBHR June 6, 2007).

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

January 8-11, 2007    Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
www.CESweb.org/

CES is the largest technology show in the United States and the largest annual consumer technology show in the world. It includes a wide array of products, including home networking, mobile electronics, wireless, audio, gaming, digital imaging and home theater. For us, this is always a “don’t miss” event. We covered the show in BBHR February 25, 2007.


2006 Events

TelcoTV 2006

November 6-8, 2006    Gaylord Texan Resort, Dallas, Texas, USA
www.telcotvonline.com/telcotv06/

TelcoTV provides in-depth information on the much talked about area of IPTV. This conference and expo covered the areas of researching, building, marketing and successfully selling IPTV experiences from the service provider's point of view, targeted for telecom professionals with stakes in all aspects of the IPTV value chain. We covered the show in TelcoTV 2006: Start of the Second Wave (BBHR December 13, 2006).

WiMAX World 2006

October 10-12, 2006    Boston, MA

With mobile WiMAX getting ready for market, we attended WiMAX World 2006 for an update from key industry players. We covered the show in WiMAX World 2006: "Wi-Fi On Steroids" (BBHR November 5, 2006).

UPLC Broadband Power Line 2006

September 17-20, 2006    Charlotte, NC

UPLC brings together utilities and technology companies working on broadband over power line (BPL). Although utilities are also working on retail—broadband to consumer—applications, the focus at this show was largely on internal utility applications. We covered the show in SmartGrid: The Road to BPL? (BBHR October 17, 2006).

Fall VON 2006

September 11-14, 2006    Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

Jeff Pulver's Voice on the Net (VON) conference celebrated its tenth anniversary in Boston. This year's headline was the rapid emergence of video over IP, highlighted by a parallel "Video on the Net" conference. We covered the show in VON: "V" Is For Video (BBHR October 17, 2006).

WCA 2006

June 27-30, 2006    Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC, USA
www.wcai.com/event/06/06overview.htm

A symposium and expo focused on important developments in broadband wireless. WCA’s mission is to promote technologies and relationships which advance the interests of wireless carriers that provide high-speed data, Internet, voice and video services on broadband spectrum through land-based systems. We covered the show in Targeting The Mobile Internet: WCA 2006 (BBHR July 26, 2006).

The 2006 National Show (NCTA)

April 9-11, 2006    Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
www.thenationalshow.com

The National Show is the event of the year for the cable industry. Sponsored by the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), its tradeshow now includes the CableNet exhibit by CableLabs. We covered the show in Cable in a Disruptive World--NCTA 2006 (BBHR May 14, 2006).

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

January 5-8, 2006    Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
www.CESweb.org/

CES is the largest technology show in the United States and the largest annual consumer technology show in the world. It includes a wide array of products, including home networking, mobile electronics, wireless, audio, gaming, digital imaging and home theater. For us, this is a “don’t miss” event--we took time from our vacation to go to it, and covered it in CES: The Road To Digital Nirvana (BBHR January 31, 2006).


See the Events Archive page for events in 2005 and earlier.