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Announcing Comedian Ryan Hamilton
at Calix ConneXions 2018


Calix ConneXions 2018 Entertainment

We just can’t keep quiet any longer!

Ryan Hamilton, one of “Rolling Stone’s Five Comics to Watch,” will be performing just for ConneXions attendees at the Wynn on Monday evening, October 29. 

Ryan recently released his first stand-up special. The one-hour Netflix original Happy Face, follows a wealth of television appearances and a non-stop headlining tour. Armed with the unique perspective of growing up in rural Idaho to become a favorite in the New York stand-up comedy scene, he’s one-of-a-kind. He’s been named one of Rolling Stone’s Five Comics to Watch, and recent appearances include The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, and opening spots for Jerry Seinfeld as well as Gad Elmelah at Carnegie Hall. Ryan is endearing stand-up lovers, and his future is bright.

“One of the most reliably funny regulars at the Comedy Cellar, an observational comic who often riffs on the absurdity of his own wholesomeness.”

The New York Times

“It was fresh, poignant, and light-hearted without sacrificing depth.” 

– Forget The Box review of Ryan’s show “Edgy, Boundary-Pushing Comedian” at the 2017 Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival


Calix ConneXions 2018

Want to get started on the path to increased revenue and lower operating costs through new levels of automation?
Join us at ConneXions.


Experience the Amazing ConneXions 2017 Conference

Calix ConneXions is where pioneers and thought leaders come to debate, collaborate and learn about the latest innovations that winning service providers are using to evolve their business models. At ConneXions we celebrate our customers’ successes, announce new products and services, and build community. But more than that, with new and ongoing partnerships and ecosystems, this shared experience will enable you to take your business to the next level.

Last year, we asked you to imagine no limits, and we announced the coming of EXOS. This year, we will share how what was once imagined has become reality.

You will have the chance to engage with thousands of your peers, industry leaders, and Calix executives on topics that will help you accelerate your transformation such as:

  • How can you better optimize operating expense with a next generation network?
  • How can automation and AI improve subscriber experience while radically driving down costs?
  • How can you engage new ecosystem partners to innovate and expand your business opportunities?
  • How are innovators deploying always-on, self-healing networks to ensure uninterrupted service?
  • How can you generate new revenue opportunities from the smart home and business revolution?
  • How are market leaders transforming their organizations by entering the broadband space?
  • How can you leverage behavioral analytics to drive up ARPU by 15-20%?

Calix ConneXions

What are others saying about ConneXions?


91% of attendees would recommend Calix ConneXions to their colleagues


90% of attendees would rate the value of the conference of 4 or higher on 5 point scale


73% of attendees walked away with a strategy for improving subscribers’ smart home experience

“Sessions include a good mix of technical, marketing, strategic, and personal growth material -
really informative.“

-- Attendee Comment

Join us for two days of innovation, learning and networking.

More sessions and announcements will be added.  Be sure to check back for updates.

Saturday, October 27

Golf Tournament


Sunday, October 28

7:00 PM  – 10:00 PM Opening Reception

8:30 AM –  3:45 PM Training

Monday, October 29

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM General Session

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Stream Keynotes

1:30 PM – 5:00 PM Breakout Sessions

7:00 PM  – 10:00 PM Evening Entertainment


Tuesday, October 30

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM General Session

1:30 PM – 5:00 PM Breakout Sessions

Conference Streams

What’s Next
is Now:

Capturing the Smart Home and Business Opportunity

Your World Connected:

Building Next Generation Networks with Software Defined Access

This Way

Perspectives on Emerging Markets, Industry Programs and Regulations

Be Transformation Ready:

Best Practices in Going to Market

Who should attend?

Network architects, planners and operations personnel

Business, support, product and marketing teams

Business leaders and network operators

New or established business, marketing, and support teams

What you'll learn

Business, support, product and marketing teams will explore all aspects of the smart home and its impacts on a Service Providers’ business: revenue, subscriber care, operations and solution offerings.

Network architects, planners and operations personnel will learn options to simplify the network and the operation of the network to meet subscriber demands, reduce time to revenue as well as the overall cost to operate the network.

Business leaders and network operators will hear from industry analysts and thought leaders on the forces shaping the content service provider market, the important regulations to understand and the emerging business opportunities to capture.

Whether you’re entering the broadband market for the first time or just looking for tips from those that have already ventured ahead, business, marketing and support teams will learn go-to-market best practices from industry experts and peers in wireline, cable, municipality and electric utility markets.

Sample sessions

The Smart Home has arrived, your business future is here

Building on the glimpse into the future of the customer premises that we provided last year, this year we present our new premium platform that will set you apart from the competition.

How do you collapse the CO, when the network is decentralized?

Remote and low-density locations in the network create many challenges one of which is that the CO can be miles away.  Learn how you can simplify your network and collapse functions into fewer network elements while still meeting the demands of a challenging subscriber base.


AXOS Enables You Realize up to 80% in TCO savings

Learn the details behind the extensive total cost of ownership (TCO) savings realized when employing the AXOS platform, software modules and E-Series systems. This session will also explore real-world examples of how these incredible savings can be achieved. 

Software Defined PON for Cable Operators

An in-depth solution overview of why AXOS based solutions are ideally suited for next generation cable architectures. This is a can't miss session if you're considering updating a cable network or exploring the benefits of a software defined networking strategy.


Don't let your community get left behind

A critical component of Community Development is having a robust information/communication infrastructure to support a municipality or utility's goals for economic development.  Just as important, it’s also the basis for long-term vitality and growth of the community. This track will explore key challenges like funding options, operation models and how to extract the most value from your network in today’s IoT world. If you are considering a broadband initiative in your community, you must attend this session.


Calling Electric Cooperatives: Underserved Areas in America Need You Again

When rural America needed electricity and nobody else would build this critical infrastructure, Electric Cooperatives stepped up.  Today, Electric Cooperatives are uniquely positioned to elimiate the digital divide and deliver critical broadband service to their members. A single fiber network can run Smart Grid applications, enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the electric plant and also deliver faster internet speeds to members.  This session will explore Funding options, best practices in FTTH construction for utilities and Smart Grid/Smart Meter applications that leverage a fiber infrastructure.    

Ask the Experts:  Public-Private Partnerships

Today's business climate requires inventive methods for entering or growing new markets.  We explore the dos and don'ts of public-private partnerships from a panel of experts that have ventured into the practice as a creative means to deliver broadband solutions in underserved markets.


Best Practices: How to Become a Successful Data-Driven Marketer

Learn how Service Providers are uncovering new revenue opportunities and tailoring their marketing efforts to individual subscribers, with access to the right data at the right time.

Attend ConneXions and see a real impact for your company

Does your manager need some persuading to send you to ConneXions?  Let us help you prepare for the discussion by providing you with a business case letter designed to help you identify, define, and articulate the tangible benefits of attendance to ConneXions for your company.

Conference Pricing 2018

Register before September 24th and enjoy our early bird pricing.

Conference Rates

Pass Type

Early Bird Pricing Deadline:

Now - September 23

Full Price Dates:

September 24 - Event


Full Conference



Full Conference Access - Sunday training sessions and entertainment, Monday and Tuesday Main Tent sessions, breakouts, entertainment, expo

Guest Pass



Conference Entertainment (Sunday and Monday evening), Meals

Golf / Spa



Golf or Spa on Saturday


Company Pass Program


Purchase 10 - 15 passes

$540 each (10% off early bird price)

To apply, please send a note to connexions@calix.com with your company name and number of passes requested.


Make your hotel reservations early!

Our room block at the Wynn expires on September 23, 2018. Book early to lock in the $219/night rate.

Sponsor ConneXions and get access to thousands of attendees.

ConneXions is a powerful opportunity for sponsors to position themselves as leaders.


As a future ConneXions sponsor, we look forward to helping you:​

  • Build rapport: Spend valuable facetime with pre-qualified customers
  • Gain user feedback: Better understand customer expectations
  • Market your products: Increase the profile of your products and services to key influencers
  • Maximize customer acquisition: Discover new markets and customers, drive demand, and capture leads
  • Network: with over 2,100 telecom experts, Calix executives, and product managers

Join the thousands already
transforming their business
with Calix next-generation
platforms and solutions

Last year, attendees walked away with strategies to:

  • Offer subscribers a better experience with the smart home
  • Lower operating costs with software defined access (SDA) solutions
  • Improve subscriber experience and lower support costs with Calix Cloud



ConneXions will be jam-packed with over:


2000+ attendees


65+ breakout and training sessions to choose from


25+ Expo Partners

Uncover a world of innovation that will transform your business


Educational tracks designed just for:

Executives, Marketing, Technicians    


Specialized breakouts for:

Municipalities, Electric Co-ops, Cable Operators and more    


Peer to peer networking opportunities



Attendee Appreciation: Golf and Spa    



Training, Specialized Breakouts and Summits        



Calix Mainstage, Breakout sessions, Monday Night Entertainment     



Calix Mainstage, Breakout Sessions