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October 24 - 27, 2015
Wynn Resort
Las Vegas

Last year, Calix User Group Conference attendees discovered how to Unleash the Power of their network and subscriber relationships.

Now it's time to Take Flight and separate yourself from the competition. Register for the 2015 Calix User Group Conference and learn how Calix software, systems, and services can extend your network into new worlds, like never before.

NEW! User Group Entertainment Announced!

Jay Leno will headline the 2015 Calix User Group Conference

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October 24-27, 2015 at the
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Registration Fees

  Early Bird
(Expires Sept. 21)
Standard
(Sept. 22 on-site)
Calix customer,
Calix Channel Partner,
Consulting Engineer
$349 $729
Spouse/ Guest* $99 $299
Saturday Events (Spa or Golf) $49 $49**

*Spouses and guests may attend Saturday activities, the Sunday Welcome Reception, Conference meals, and Monday night entertainment. They may not attend training classes, general sessions, or breakout sessions.
**There is no on-site registration for the Saturday events. Space is limited; register now to reserve your spot.

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Hotel Information

Once you complete the registration process, you will receive a link via email to make your reservation at the Wynn. Book your room before September 21 to take advantage of the Calix room rate of $189/night.
Wynn Las Vegas
3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109, US

Training Voucher
($425 Value!)

Each Calix User Group attendee is eligible to receive one Calix training voucher. Each voucher is fully transferable within your company and can be applied to one seat in a virtual instructor-led class, one Specialist certification exam, or one online course (a $425 value).

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Note: all session titles, descriptions and owners subject to change.
SATURDAY October 24
GOLF
6:30 AM Buses Load, Wynn Tour Bus Exit, across from Alsace
7:00 AM Breakfast, Paiute Golf Resort
8:30 AM Shotgun Start, Lunch will be provided
3:00 PM Buses return to Wynn
SPA
9:00 AM -
12:00 PM
Wynn Spa: Pre-scheduled Appointments
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
1:00 PM -
5:00 PM
Calix Registration Desk Open Registration Desk #2
 
SUNDAY October 25
Training
8:30 AM Managing the Home Network using Consumer CONNECT Plus
Learn how Consumer CONNECT Plus can manage premises equipment and subscribers. Attendees will also learn about the different types of workflows to quickly perform routine tasks.
Achieving Seamless and Secure Wi-Fi Connectivity
Learn how to meet the growing demand for wireless connectivity. This session provides solutions for wireless connectivity, optimizing wireless network performance, and securing wireless networks.
Deploying Business Services on the E5
Learn how to provision MEF-compliant Ethernet Private Line and Ethernet Virtual Private Line services on the E5-308 and E5-520, including how to build the uplink and a G.8032 transport ring. Also how to create profiles and services instances and performing Service Activation Tests (SAT).
Implementing E7 Transport
Learn how to turn-up a group of E7s using the latest E7 and CMS software releases and how to provision and monitor an uplink using cross-card active-active Link Aggregation Groups. Provisioning a G.8032v2 ring and verifying its functionality, as well as VLAN management and using performance monitoring tools will also be covered.
9:45 AM Leveraging COMMAND Center Enhancements for Operations
Review enhanced dashboards and reporting designed for monitoring network traffic, equipment, subscribers, and network planning using COMMAND Center. System administrators learn how to effectively manage groups of users and permissions for each application within COMMAND Center.
Ensuring Successful GigaCenter Deployments – Part 1
Learn to effectively deploy the latest models in the GigaCenter family. The session guides you through installing GigaCenters, as well as activating and verifying services.
Ethernet Access Network Fundamentals – Certification Exam Prep
Prepare for the Ethernet Access Network Specialist Exam with an overview of Ethernet Access Networks, including topologies and topology protocols. Learn about Layer 2 features used to manage and protect the Access Network and about the services the Access Network provides.
Implementing E7 GPON Triple Play
Learn how to provision and troubleshoot GigaCenter triple play services in a GPON deployment, using the latest E7 and CMS software releases.
11:00 AM Improving Your Support Services with Compass
Learn details about the Calix home solution and how your customer support teams can leverage Consumer CONNECT Plus and Flow ANALYZE to improve customer satisfaction and ensure quality of service.
Ensuring Successful GigaCenter Deployments- Part 2
Learn to effectively deploy the latest models in the GigaCenter family. The session guides you through installing GigaCenters, as well as activating and verifying services.
Ethernet Access Network Fundamentals – Certification Exam Prep (Repeat)
Prepare for the Ethernet Access Network Specialist Exam with an overview of Ethernet Access Networks, including topologies and topology protocols. Learn about Layer 2 features used to manage and protect the Access Network and about the services the Access Network provides.
Implementing E7 Active Ethernet Triple Play
Learn how to configure and manage AE ONTs using CMS auto-discovery. Using the latest releases of E7, AE and CMS, understand how to provision and verify functionality of triple-play services on the AE Residential Gateway, and how to use the Dynamic Provisioning updates capability.
1:30 PM Managing the Home Network using Consumer CONNECT Plus
Learn how Consumer CONNECT Plus can manage premises equipment and subscribers. Attendees will also learn about the different types of workflows to quickly perform routine tasks.
E7 Network Design and Engineering Best Practices – Certification Exam Prep
Prepare for the new E7 Professional Level certification exam. Learn best practices when designing Layer 2 Ethernet Access Networks to ensure optimum network performance and reliability.
Monitoring Business Service Compliance with Service VERIFY
Learn the basic operation of Service VERIFY and how to keep your finger on the pulse of that high-profile subscriber’s Ethernet service. Learn how to ensure your network is meeting the Service Level Agreement parameters so that you can deliver quality of service to your subscriber while avoiding costly penalties.
Implementing E7 VDSL Triple Play
Learn how to provision and troubleshoot VDSL triple play services in both single-pair and bonding group applications using the latest E7 and CMS software releases. Reviews the E7 release 2.4 VDSL enhancements.
6:00 PM -
10:00 PM
Welcome Reception
 
MONDAY October 26
8:00 AM Welcome: Time to Take Flight, hosted by John Colvin (Calix)
8:30 AM Keynote: Escape Velocity – The End of Access, Carl Russo (Calix)
9:00 AM Keynote Discussion: Ready to Soar, hosted by Carl Russo (Calix); special guests from Verizon, Cox, SilverStar
10:15 AM Keynote Discussion: Commanding the Forces of Flight--New Calix Innovations and Demonstrations, hosted by David Seda (Calix)
Segment 1: Commanding the Subscriber Experience
Segment 2: The Device-enabled subscriber – Enabling a Superior Experience
Segment 3: Fiber Takes Flight
Segment 4: Copper Takes Flight
11:25 AM Reach for the Sky: Calix Top Guns, 2015 Calix Innovation Awards
11:30 AM Lunch
Hands-On Afternoon Sessions
1:00 PM -
4:30 PM
Architecting Your Network: Whiteboard Sessions with Calix SEs and Professional Services
and
Hands-On Training Lab: From Lessons to Lab Systems Training
Track Name
  Equipment Debrief Mission Control Guidance Systems Central Command
Recommended Audience
  Technical Planning and Ops Marketing Management
1:00 PM The Future of Light - NG-PON2 and its Role In Broadband Networks
Technical updates on NG-PON2 and the impact it has on broadband networks. This session will also detail the Calix strategy for the platforms that deliver this and other fiber technologies.
Mission Control - Managing the Gigabit Experience
Learn how to plan, install, configure, monitor and maintain high value subscribers paying for a Gigabit experience using Compass applications.
Make Your Marketing Programs More Effective with Analytics
Using analytics to correlate your services to subscriber needs can be transformational. Learn how CSPs are using Analytics to redefine how they run marketing programs.
It Pays to Go Inside
Having difficulty making the business case to go indoors with FTTH? This session will discuss how combining the efficiency of the cloud with service revenues and OPEX savings will create an ROI that justifies your investments.
2:15 PM Houston We Have a Problem: Solving Wi-Fi Challenges with Compass
Knowing what to look for is as important as knowing how to solve Wi-Fi issues. We'll discuss spectrum, beam-forming, antennae arrays and the suite of Compass tools CSPs can use to solve issues.
Deliver the Gigabit Experience for MDUs
Many MDU broadband service opportunities are left unrealized due to a variety of challenges. This session will present today's MDU challenges and how a new wave of carrier class solutions – G.fast, fiber, and GigaCenters, along with Compass – will help address these.
Learn How to Access Marketing Data from the Cloud
Learn about cloud-based Compass fundamentals as we detail how to access Compass applications, find useful subscriber data and generate marketing reports. Then, hear tips from fellow services providers who are using Compass for marketing today.
Improve Business Efficiency with Self Help and User Apps
If you were an airline executive, would you have had the foresight to invest in self-serve kiosks? Calix will discuss how to empower subscribers and improve your business efficiency with self-help and user apps.
3:30 PM Meeting the Demands of the Gigabit World Over Copper
Subscriber services over copper are still prevalent. This session will look at copper technologies including advancements in G.fast and DSL solutions that will enable a gigabit experience over the copper access infrastructure.
Taking FTTH to the Stratosphere
Learn how the Calix portfolio is stepping up to the evolving challenges of delivering FTTH. Solutions described will include NG-PON2, increased subscriber density, new aggregation options, new uplink options and the Compass solutions to manage them.
Panel: Marketing Best Practices
Panel featuring Service Providers discussing what marketing strategies are working in their markets. Focus should be on transformational stories of service, business or marketing innovations.
Panel: The Updated Business Case for the Speed of Light
This panel will examine the initial cost of construction, operational cost assumptions, take rates, service bundles, regulatory constraints and other factors that help you plan for and secure the highest return from your FTTH capital investments. Panel includes Mid-State Consultants, Calix Analytics experts, and Silver Star Communications.
5:30 PM Customer Appreciation Reception and Evening with Jay Leno
 
TUESDAY October 27
8:30 AM Welcome Day 2: Everyone Needs a Wingman, hosted by John Colvin/Andy Lockhart (Calix)
9:10 AM Keynote Discussion: Earning their Wings--Where Are They Now? hosted by Carl Russo
Special Guests: HBC,Co-Mo, Major regional telco
9:50 AM Keynote Discussion: A New Regulatory Flight Path, hosted by Geoff Burke (Calix)
Special Guests Jonathan Chambers (FCC), Tom Cohen (Kelley Drye)
10:50 AM Keynote: Harness the Power of Flight David Seda (Calix)
11:30 AM Lunch
Hands-On Afternoon Sessions
1:00 PM
4:30 PM
Architecting Your Network: Whiteboard Sessions with Calix SEs and Professional Services
and
Hands-On Training Lab: From Lessons to Lab Systems Training
Track Name
  Equipment Debrief Mission Control Guidance Systems Central Command
Recommended Audience
  Technical Planning and Ops Marketing Management
1:00 PM Premises Portfolio Review (Domestic)
Learn about all the new Premises products introduced on 2015 and coming in 2016. Speakers will highlight the latest innovations in the Premises portfolio including intended use cases, management options and platform compatibility details.
The Impact on SDN / NFV on Access Networks
The industry is in the midst of transformation driven by the disruptive forces of SDN and NFV. This session will explore Calix strategies for next-generation access infrastructure and describe how Calix is leveraging SDN architectures and NFV concepts.
Panel: Marketing the Gigabit Experience to the SMB
Panel discussion of marketing peers and product managers discussing the growth opportunities within SMBs. Discussion topics will include differentiating Business from Residential gigabit services, compelling service offerings, and impactful marketing campaigns.
Regulatory Updates
Connect America Fund update, the coming auctions and changing formulas are among the topics to be discussed by Calix and industry experts. If you are looking for the latest regulatory updates, you will want to attend this session.
2:15 PM Taking FTTH to the Stratosphere (Repeat)
Learn how the Calix portfolio is stepping up to the evolving challenges of delivering FTTH. Solutions described will include NG-PON2, increased subscriber density, new aggregation options, new uplink options and the Compass solutions to manage them.
Special Session: The Future of Video
Ericsson Minerva Innovative Systems
As video migrates from traditional broadcast to over-the-top unicast streaming, the consumer emerges as the new programmer. What does this mean for video providers, their networks, and multimedia service bundles? Hear from industry experts who are helping drive this evolution and shaping the new video world.
3:30 PM Premises Portfolio Review (International)
International attendees will learn about the expanded premises options available from Calix. Speakers will also discuss transformation strategies as exciting options like the GigaCenter and GigaHub become available.
Deploy and Manage Wi-Fi in MDUs
MDUs offer a unique challenge to Wi-Fi solutions. Learn how Compass and GigaCenters can be deployed in MDU scenarios and review best practices from real world MDU deployments.
Drivers Behind The Gigabit Lifestyle
Learn about the macro-trends that are driving user behaviors. This session will include a deep dive on the IoT, connected homes, the future of Gaming and eSports, Gigabit anywhere and IP Video.
Understanding Today's Broadband Deployment Options
Outdoor vs indoor, converged ONT and gateway vs 2 device configuration, FTTH vs CSA redesign. Calix and Palmetto Engineering will present the business pros and cons to each of these alternatives to help you develop sound business strategies.
Jay Leno Calix is pleased to announce that two time Emmy award winning TV personality and recipient of the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, Jay Leno will headline the 2015 Calix User Group Conference Customer Appreciation Event on Monday, October 26.

Known as the "hardest working man in show business," this renowned comedian, car and motorcycle aficionado, and philanthropist will share his hilarious musings and perspectives at this exclusive private event for all Calix User Group Conference attendees.

Get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime experience you won't want to miss!
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