ATP June Meeting Notice

When:        Wednesday, June 13, 2007
                      Registration begins 8:30 a.m.; Meeting begins at 9:00 a.m.


Where:      OCLC Inc.
             6565 Frantz Rd.
                    Dublin, Ohio 43017
                    (Kilgour Building - enter from the East)
                      (Free parking is available)

Topic:        The State of the Telecommunications Industry


ATP is proud to present its 22nd annual “State of the Telecommunications Industry” meeting.  This will be an important and timely forum on the leading public policy and telecommunications industry topics that organizations in Ohio are facing.   The meeting will consist of two panels: the first features state and federal telecommunications policy, and the second features network service providers.   We are also expecting a speaker on the State of Ohio’s telecommunications initiatives which have both policy and technology aspects.  


The public policy panel will look at regulatory and legislative issues in telecommunications at the state and federal level. Our presenters will include Commissioner Valerie A. Lemmie of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) and Scott Hempling, J.D., Director of The National Regulatory Research Institute (NRRI).


The industry panelists have been asked to provide, for the benefit of ATP’s institutional membership, status and strategy of their network in the context of convergence.  Our presenters will include Michael Taylor, Product Designer and Network Planner for Metro Ethernet Services at AT&T Labs, San Ramon, CA; and John Martin, V.P. Sales and Marketing, Buckeye Telesystems, Toledo, Ohio.

The Panel format will not only provide an opportunity to hear the views of experts firsthand, but it will also provide an opportunity for interaction between presenters and with ATP members and guests.   Our objectives for this meeting are to better inform our institutional membership on the issues that can affect future purchase decisions and better to share the perspective of telecommunications purchasers with leaders in public policy.  This is a unique opportunity to engage authorities in their respective fields.


The meeting fee is $20 for members and $30 for non-members. To pre-register,  use the new  ATP web site at Or, to register by phone, call the ATP HOTLINE at (614) 836-4318. And don’t forget, when you pre-register before the deadline (5 p.m. on Friday, June 8, 2007), your name is automatically entered in the drawing for a prize. Please register early so that we may have an accurate count for seating and lunch. Your pre-registration assists us in keeping our costs down.