2024 Showcase

Attendee Registration | Trade Show/Booth Registration | Agenda | Current Sponsors

Wednesday, January 10 - Thursday, January 11, 2024

DoubleTree by Hilton
27 North 27th Street
Billings, MT  59101

Room reservations start at $119 plus tax per night - room block expires December 25, 2023.  
Click here to reserve or call 406-252-7400

Note: you can only book within our contractual dates: nights of January 8, 9 and 10 - and then only until the room block is sold out.

Parking Information: please use the Park 2 Garage that is right across the street on 1st Ave. Waive your hand at the red circle to have the system generate a ticket.  Bring the parking ticket to the hotel front desk or the Showcase registration table to get it validated. If you don't have a ticket, you'll have to pay to get our of the parking lot. When you leave, scan the barcode on the ticket, then scan the validation sticker's barcode and you can leave the parking lot for no charge.

Vendor/Associate Member Companies click button below. 

Associate Members and Trade Show Booth
Registration click here!

Telco Member & Others

Register Here

You must have an existing account to register - please email if you need assistance.

BBMT Telco Member, Government Entity or Non-profit: $125/person
Non-members and for-profit entities: $250/person

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Tentative Agenda - subject to change

Tuesday, January 9th

Noon - 9pm Vendor Booth setup - 3rd Floor


Wednesday, January 10th  

7:00am Registration Opens - 3rd Floor
7:30am Hosted Breakfast - 22nd Floor
8:30am Booths Open - 3rd Floor

Skyview 1&2 - 20th Floor


All I Really Need to Know, I Learned from a Pop-Tart
Tammy Wellbrock, IOM, CAE, Creative Solutions Representative, Nex-Tech
Skyview 1&2 - 20th Floor

A toasted treat may seem simple enough, but it taught this presenter some life lessons that were both sweet and sour! It made her curious to explore other areas where she may “get in the way” of her own success. So often, professionals forget to turn off their auto-pilot, and complete tasks without being present and intentional. Perhaps you too, have a lot to learn from a Pop-Tart! This fun and engaging session will be as memorable as it is enlightening. 

9:30am Digitizing the construction Process
Tom Brooks, Director GIS & Solutions, Render Networks
Skyview 1&2 - 20th Floor

CFO Panel: What do the next 5-10 years look like?
Stacey Mueller, CFO, Blackfoot
Kevin Hodik, CFO, InterBel
Gail Rainey, CFO, Range
Conference Room 5 - 3rd Floor


Trade Show Break & Networking – no sessions

 11:30am BEAD 
ConnectMT / NTIA

Misty Ann Giles, Director, Montana Department of Administration
Mark Blasdel, Director, Governor’s Office of Economic Development
Adam Carpenter, Chief Data Officer, Montana Department of Administration
Grace Stephens, Federal Program Officer, Broadband Program Specialist - Montana, NTIA
Skyview 1&2 - 20th Floor

 12:30pm   Hosted Lunch Buffet - 22nd Floor
1:30pm Unmasking the Dark Web: A Riveting Expedition into History, Legends, AI Breakthroughs, and the Menace to Service Providers

Jon Brown, ePlus Technologies
Skyview 1&2 - 20th Floor

Splice Case Fiber Management
Kevin Panteleakos, Field Sales Manager, PLP
Conference Room 5 - 3rd Floor
2:30pm Trade Show Break & Networking – no sessions

Tip the Scales in Your Favor:  Secure broadband funding and build scalable solutions
Raphael Goncales, Senior Consulting Engineer & Volodymyr Chornodolsky, Business Development Partner, Nokia

The Build America, Buy America (BABA) requirements set forth by NTIA for BEAD and now adopted by other grant programs such as USDA’s ReConnect 4 and more, are a radical shift in the expectations of applicants for planning and procurement. Join Nokia experts to understand the nuances of the NTIA guidance for BABA. The session will also cover the technology to help meet the requirements including scalable broadband solutions and architectures including Multi PON technologies (plus coexistence), WiFi considerations, Subscriber Management (BNG, CGNAT, Peering), and the need for scalable solutions (small/medium/large).  

Skyview 1&2 - 20th Floor


Hospitality Hour – hosted from 4:30-5:30pm
Trade Show Area - 3rd Floor


Thursday, January 11th

7:00am Hosted Breakfast - 22nd Floor
8:00am Montana Telecommunications Access Program

To improve the quality of life for all Montanans through education, innovation and technology by enhancing communication options. Mike Bouchard, Communications Tech

Skyview 1&2 - 20th Floor


Tech Panel
Dillon Doane, 3 Rivers Communications, Supervisor
Slater Henkel, Provision/Tier 3 Trouble Management, Siyeh
Anthony Jordan, Combination Technician/IT Support, Siyeh
RJ Keaster, Network/Combination Technician, LincTel
Skyview 1&2 - 20th Floor

Current Status of Broadband Funding, Funding Issues, BEAD Update for Montana, and Recommendations for Successful Applications
Thomas Stephenson, Millennium
Conference Room 5 - 3rd Floor

9:30-11am  Trade Show Break & Networking – no sessions
11:00am  CEO Panel
Brian DeMarco, Siyeh Communications
Doran Fluckiger, Southern Montana Telephone Company
Skyview 1&2 - 20th Floor
12:30pm Raffle & Door Prize Drawing
Trade Show Foyer near Registration Desk

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Thank you to our generous sponsors!








Hospitality Hour








Coffee & Breakfast

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