2019 Great Lakes Technology Showcase

Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Tuesday, October 01, 2019
2019 Great Lakes Technology Showcase
Tuesday, October 01, 2019 7:00 AM -
Thursday, October 03, 2019 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Grand Wayne Convention Center & Hilton Hotel
1020 S Calhoun Street
Ft. Wayne, Indiana 46802
United States

Map and Directions

2019 Great Lakes Technology Showcase

is not possible without our amazing Sponsors! 


Kenneth G. Myers

Michigan Sponsorship


Huron Sponsorship



Ontario Sponsorship


Cincinnati Bell





New Lisbon

Power & Tel

Unitel Insurance

Vantage Point 


Tuesday, October 1

8:00am  - 11:00pm        Booth Set-up in Exhibit Hall 

5:00pm - 6:30pm           Welcome Reception 

Wednesday, October 2nd

7:15am - 10:00am         Hot Breakfast Buffett & Coffee Break

8:15am - 11:30am        First General Session

8:15am                              Call to Order, John Koppin, President, IBTA

8:30am                             Washington DC Review, Shirley Bloomfield, NTCA

9:15am                             Smart Home, Calix

9:45am                             USTelecom Report, Jonathan Spalter, President & CEO, USTelecom

10:00am                         Streaming Video, Smithville Communications

10:45am                         Stir-Shaken/ROBO Calling, Jeff Bulger,
                                             Sales Engineer, Northeast Region
                                            Ribbon Communications

11:30-5:00pm              Exhibits Open & Lunch

12:30-1:30pm              Breakout Sessions

                                            Pole Attachment Issues, 
                                            Bart Bretsch, Yates Engineering


                                           OSHA/Battery Backup, 
                                           Teresa Kennedy, RepCom

1:30-2:30pm               Breakout Sessions

                                          Video & Internet Report, Innovative Systems, 
                                          Scott Meyer, Director of Marketing


                                          Market Analytics, TBD

5:00pm - 6:00pm      Hospitality Reception

8:00pm - 11:30pm     Entertainment Night at the TinCaps Ballpark

Thursday, October 3rd

7:30am - 9:00am         Hot Breakfast Buffet & Coffee Break

8:30am - 10:00 am      Second General Session

8:30am                              Industry Roundup, Larry Thompson, CEO, Vantage Point

9:15am                              Cybersecurity, Mike Gorman, Senior Systems Engineer, Barracuda

9:45am                              State Police; Outside Plant & Law Enforcement
                                              Issues,  Indiana State Police 

10:30 - 1:00pm              Exhibits Open

                                              Lunch in Exhibit Hall

11:30am                          PRIZE DRAWING....MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!! 

We are excited to bring the 2019 Great Lakes Technology Showcase to Ft. Wayne’s GRAND WAYNE CONVENTION CENTER and HILTON HOTEL this fall.  The GLTS has become the premier event in the Midwest for Broadband and Technology innovators who support next generation communication services that have become essential to business and residential customers.
This year we are gathering the best, most forward looking companies to Ft. Wayne for the opportunity to learn from experts about ways to grow their Broadband businesses and better serve their customers.  The presentations, product discussions and equipment demonstrations are all designed to make you and your staff better able to meet the challenges of serving your Broadband hungry 21st Century customers.  The increasing demand for faster Internet speeds, better wireless connections, TeleHealth and the best video available are affecting everyone. Improved service to rural America has become a hot topic in policy discussions in Washington D.C. and in State Capitols. The newest trends impacting the Broadband industry are Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things; these promise to revolutionize our business. Today customers are not just looking for more than reliability, they are looking for future economic growth potential and this showcase will help lead to this growth. Businesses need the best and most cost effective means of delivering the latest IT based solutions in order to compete in the IP based communications marketplace.  Practical answers to how you and your staff can best provide the solutions your customers want is exactly what you will acquire at this year’s show.  We want you to be able to interact with industry experts on online services, software, equipment, outside plant and solutions for your business challenges.  This will be a great show to help catapult your business to the next level.
We’ll be discussing future technology trends, Broadband growth potentials, the newest revenue generating products, cost saving efficiency procedures and a thorough discussion of federal telecom policy. 
We expect to have 80+ booths filled with outstanding information, demonstrations and equipment displays for you to visit over two days in the expo hall. 

Welcome Reception

Tuesday, October 02, 5:30pm - 6:30pm - no additional charge to attend! Cocktails & Heavy Hors D'oeuvres served.  Reception will be held at the Grand Wayne Convention Center.

Night at the Ball Park

Wednesday, October 02, 8:00pm - 11:30 pm - at no additional charge to attend! After dinner event at the Owner's Suite at Parkview Field one block from the Convention Center, for drinks and ballpark treats.  The batting cage will be open and the World Series will be on the big screen televisions.  It's a great time to share conversations with new and old friends!
Registration Information and Details

Be sure to click on all "Details" links for detailed information about each event. For the GLTS agenda and additional information about the show, click www.greatlakestechshow.com and check back often for program updates. 

Hotel Reservations

To make hotel reservations online at the Hilton Hotel go to the Ft. Wayne Hilton site here:
https://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/F/FWAFHHF-GLT-20190930/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG for reservations at the Hilton (headquarters). Reservations may be made by calling the Hilton at 260-420-1100 and use group code "GLT" for the discounted rate.

Directions, maps, and other information about Fort Wayne, Indiana's second-largest city, may be accessed at www.visitfortwayne.com.




Contact Information

  • • Brandi Modesitt, GLTS Manager, IBTA, 50 N. Illinois Street #417, Indianapolis, IN 46204
    • Phone: 317-635-1272   E-mail: brandi@itainfo.org

Payment Instructions

  • Make checks payable to Indiana Broadband and Technology Association 
    Mail to:
    50 N. Illinois Street #417
    Indianapolis, IN 46204
© 2020
Quick, easy and affordable online event registration and event management software for all event sizes.