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STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT 2020

Important Notice: Due to the Coronavirus National Emergency, the SIP Forum has postponed STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT until further notice. For more information, please contact Marc Robins at marc.robins@sipforum.org.

The SIP Forum Presents:

STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT 2020 logo

The STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT
“Focus on STIR/SHAKEN Deployment and Enforcement”

Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel, Herndon, VA – June 23-24, 2020

Introduction

Presented by the SIP Forum, the leading industry association focused on the advancement of IP communications products and services based on the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), the STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT builds on the success of the SIP Forum’s last SIPNOC 2019 conference, which earned high praise from attendees for its educational, non-commercial and technical content that focused on the real-world challenges service providers face when deploying STIR/SHAKEN.

Distinguishing the event from other industry conferences, STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT 2020 is not a sales event, a marketing event, nor an event for corporate positioning.


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STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT 2020 Venue and Dates

In order to make travel to STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT 2020 from points in Europe as well as locations in the United States as convenient as possible, the SIP Forum will be hosting the event in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area at the Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel in Herndon, Virginia, just a few minutes from Dulles airport.

The dates for STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT 2020 are confirmed for Tuesday, June 23 – Wednesday, June 24, 2020.

For travel planning purposes, you should plan to arrive at the venue on Monday, June 22. The conference will start promptly the morning of Tuesday, June 23rd. The event will end @5pm, Wednesday, June 24th, so you should plan on departing either that evening if you can find a convenient flight or Thursday, June 25th.


STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT Program Committee and CFP

The STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT Program Committee ensures that the conference agenda is built by a panel of operational experts and presented in a setting that will encourage the meaningful exchange of day-to-day operational experiences.

The program committee reviews topic proposals and draft presentations, helping to ensure that the resulting discussions focus on implementation experiences and best practices relating to deploying STIR/SHAKEN in the network.

The official STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT 2020 Call For Presentations will contain specific timelines and deadlines for submissions, and well as the various policies that govern the selection of content for the conference. The CFP will be published in mid-March 2020.

If you are interested in submitting a speaking proposal in the interim, please send a message to stirshakensummit@sipforum.org.


Focus on the STIR/SHAKEN Framework

The primary focus of STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT is on the deployment of STIR/SHAKEN Framework and it’s role in the mitigation of Robocalls and Caller ID Spoofing, as well as other related regulatory and enforcement topics.

For this mid-year conference, a unique two-day agenda is being specifically developed for service providers seeking to deploy STIR/SHAKEN solutions, including major backbone operators, interconnect and wholesale solution providers, ISPs, cable operators, and wireless network operators, as well as industry stakeholders in the Robocall and Caller ID Spoofing elimination/mitigation ecosystem, including governmental regulators and agencies, regulatory attorneys with state and federal jurisdictions, equipment manufacturers and mobile product developers, device integration specialists, large enterprise service assurance operations and IT/communications staff, government agencies, customer care/contact centers, and application providers and data analytics firms.

Developed jointly by the SIP Forum and ATIS (the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions) to efficiently implement the Internet Engineering Task Force’s (IETF) STIR (for Secure Telephony Identity Revisited) standard, SHAKEN (for Signature-based Handling of Asserted information using toKENs) defines a mechanism to verify the calling number and specifies how it will be transported across communications networks.

Together, STIR/SHAKEN offers a practical mechanism to provide verified information about the calling party as well as the origin of the call — what is known as “attestation” — for the first time in the network. Giving service providers the tools needed to sign and verify calling numbers makes it possible for businesses and consumers to know, before answering, that the calls they receive are from legitimate parties.

With the recent signing into law of the “Pallone-Thune Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act”, or the “TRACED Act” (S.151), by President Trump on December 30, 2019, there is new urgency surrounding the deployment of STIR/SHAKEN within the telecommunications industry.

The TRACED Act authorizes the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to issue additional civil penalties on individuals who intentionally violate restrictions on the use of automated telephone equipment (i.e., illegal robocalls and spoofing); and directs the FCC to require voice service providers to offer call authentication technologies (i.e., STIR/SHAKEN) to consumers.


Who Should Attend the STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT?

With a primary focus on the deployment and implementation of STIR/SHAKEN and the Robocall Mitigation industry eco-system, STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT is a must-attend event for operational personnel and engineers from service providers of all stripes, and for individuals that are part of the Robocall and Call ID Spoofing solutions ecosystem, including:

  • Telcos
  • Major Backbone Providers
  • Interconnect and Wholesale Solution Providers
  • ISPs
  • ITSPs (Internet Telephony Service Providers)
  • Cable Operators
  • Hosted and Managed Service Providers
  • Wireless Network Operators
  • International PTTs
  • Enterprises
  • Customer Care and Contact Center Operators
  • Data Analytics Companies
  • Application Providers
  • Government Agencies and Regulators
  • Regulatory attorneys with State and Federal Jurisdictions
  • Equipment Manufacturers and Mobile Product Developers
  • Device Integration Specialists
  • Enterprise Service Assurance and IT/communications Staff

STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT Conference Topics

The STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT will feature a primary focus on issues critical to the reliable and successful deployment and operation of STIR/SHAKEN in today’s IP-based network environments, as well as associated topics including discussion of the ramifications of governmental regulatory, legislative and enforcement actions and critical security issues.

The STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT will present an agenda over the course of two days that includes a combination of special workshops, keynotes, presentations and panel discussions — an agenda designed to address the most important STIR/SHAKEN-related topics for today’s network operator.

The STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT will feature content such as:

  • A comprehensive “Certificate Administration and Service Provider On-Boarding” training workshop focused on providing a step-by-step tutorial on service provider registration, testing, and certificate procedures
  • A Super-Session on Out-Of-Band STIR solutions
  • a Comprehensive Review of Proposed DOJ/FCC/FTC Enforcement Actions and Their Ramifications
  • Track and Trace Issues and Considerations
  • Important Certificate Management Considerations and Procedures
  • Operational Aspects of the Policy Administrator (STI-PA)
  • Considerations Surrounding Delegated Certificates
  • The State of International Adoption of STIR/SHAKEN
  • RCD (Rich Call Data) and other Call Validation Display Framework Solutions
  • Call Analytics Solutions
  • STIR/SHAKEN Deployment Best-Practices
  • Considerations for Management, Performance and Troubleshooting
  • Trusted Customer Solutions: Implementing STIR/SHAKEN with Enterprise Customers
  • Interconnection and Access Reform Challenges

Attending Companies and Organizations

While the international carrier and service provider community is the lynchpin of the conferences produced by the SIP Forum, industry stakeholders such as network equipment vendors, government agency representatives, large enterprise network operators and academic research organizations are also encouraged to attend.

SIP Forum conferences have attracted technical leadership from MSOs and carriers from North America, South America and Europe including Accent Communications, ADP, Airespring, Allstream, AT&T, Approved Networks, Armstrong Utilities, babyTel, Baltimore-Washington Telephonone Company, Bandwidth, Bell Canada, Bluetone Communications, Brighthouse Networks, British Telecom, Broadvox, CableOne, Cablevision, Centracom, CDK Global, Centurylink, Cincinnati Bell, Cinchcast, Charter Communications, Cologix, Comcast, Consolidated Telecom, COX Communications, Deutsch Telecom, Dialpad, E Street Communications, Evolve IP, Frontier Communications, Global Crossing, GRUPO GTD, Hargray Communications, iBasis, IDT, IntelliVerse, Lanck Telecom, Level 3, Livevox, LINX America, LogMeIn, Lumos Networks, MarcaTel, Megapath, MTS Allstream, Nextel, Optimum Lightpath, One Access Networks, Orange, Purple Communications, RingCentral, Rogers, SDN Communications, Shentel, Socket Telecom, Soleo Communications, Somos, Sorenson Communications, Sprint, Swisscom, Telefonica, Telmex, TelNet Worldwide, Time Warner Cable, TDS Telecom, Telefonica International Wholesale Services, XConnect Networks, XO Communications, Uni-tel, Verizon, Videotron, Vonage, Voxbone, Vocalocity, WDT, Windstream, and Ziggo.

In addition to carrier participants, SIP Forum conferences have also attracted a myriad of SIP community stakeholders from vendors, governments and research organizations such as Alorica, Amazon, Apple, ATIS, AudioCodes, Avaya, BlueAlly, Broadsoft, CableLabs, California State University, Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), CaptionCall, Cequint, Cisco Systems, Columbia University, Commetrex, CounterPath, CTIA, Democon, Dialogic Corporation, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Dialog Technology, DISA (U.S. Defense Information Services Agency), ECG, Edgewater Networks, EGH, Equinox Information Systems, Ericsson, U.S. Federal Communications Commission, First Orion, Frequentis AG, GENBAND, Georgetown University, Hiya, Huawei Technologies, iconectiv, Illinois Institute of Technology, Ingate Systems, ISOC, LogMeIn, LucidTech, Metaswitch, Microsoft, MITRE, Neustar, Netmaker Communications, New York Department of State, NICE Incontact, Noble Systems, Nuance Communications, Numeracle, Penn State University, Polycom, Professional Association for Customer Engagement (PACE), Oracle, Redshift Networks, REVE Systems, Ribbon Communications, Sangoma Technologies, Sansay, SecureLogix, Siemens, snom, Sonus Networks, TelcoBridges, TeleStax, Teraquant, TNSI, TransNexus, Unify, University of New Hampshire Interoperability Laboratory, University of Virginia, U.S. Dept of Transportation, U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), USTelecom Association, and Vigilsec.


STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT Conference Schedule

Below is a “Quick-Glance” truncated Schedule of Events which lists the general start and end times of the main conference events.

EventDate
Sponsor Setup22 June 2020 – 5pm-7pm
STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT 2020 CA and SP On-Boarding Training Workshop23 June 2020 – 8:00am-12:00pm
STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT 2020 General Session – Day 123 June 2020 – 1:30pm-6:00pm
STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT 2020 Attendee Welcome Reception23 June 2020 – 7:00pm-9:00pm
STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT 2020 General Session – Day 224 June 2020 – 8:00am-5:30pm
STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT 2020 Ends24 June 2020 – 5:30pm

Conference Registration

The SIP Forum will be publishing registration details about the STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT, including early bird registration, in mid-March 2020.

To receive notification once registration is open, please send an email to stirshakensummit@sipforum.org or call +1-203-829-6307.


STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT 2020 Hotel Reservations

The SIP Forum has negotiated a nicely discounted room rate of $155/night at the four-star Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel. This rate includes free in-room WiFi Internet access, self-parking, and shuttle bus service to and from the airport!

The cut-off date to receive the STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT 2020 Room Block rate is June 8, 2020. Please note that reservation requests made after the cut-off date will be based on availability at the hotel’s prevailing rates.

To reserve your stay at the Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel, please click the following link to make your online reservations: http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/I/IADAHHF-SS22IC-20200622/index.jhtml

To reserve your stay at the Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel by phone, please call the Hilton reservation number at 1-800-HILTONS (toll-free number for U.S. callers), or 1-703-478-2900 for International callers, and mention that you are booking a room for STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT 2020.

For transportation from Dulles Airport to the Hilton, the hotel shuttle bus begins its runs at 5:15 am – 12:30 am, and picks up passengers at the airport on the hour and half-hour at curb 2A and 2H. For trips back to the airport, the shuttle leaves the hotel at the 15’s and 45’s of each hour.


SIP Forum Full Member Sponsorship Discounts

Special Full Member-only discounts will be offered for a variety of special STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT 2020 sponsorship packages.

Please contact Marc Robins, SIP Forum President and Managing Director, directly at marc.robins@sipforum.org or call +1-203-829-6307 for more information and to take advantage of these special offers.


Become a STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT 2020 Sponsor!

The SIP Forum will be providing a wealth of valuable sponsorship benefits and promotional opportunities to companies that become a STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT 2020 corporate sponsor. Sponsors of STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT 2020 will receive the most exposure to the SIP Forum community – before, during, and after the conference.

For more information about the various sponsorship options available, please contact Marc Robins, SIP Forum Managing Director, at marc.robins@sipforum.org, or call +1-203-829-6307.


STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT 2020 Media and Analyst Access Policy

The STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT is an educational conference for technologists, engineers and operational staff within the operator community to share ideas, experiences (both good and bad). The SIP Forum will have a very limited number of passes for select media and analysts to attend the conference. Selections will be made on a case-by-case basis.

If you are a member of the media or are an industry analyst, and are interested in attending STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT 2020, please contact Marc Robins at +1-203-829-6307 or by email at marc.robins@sipforum.org.

Please note that SIP Forum representatives and select speakers will be available for interviews and briefings following the conference upon request, as well as various content that emerges from the conference proceedings.


For More Information

For more information about past conference content, you can access the full conference agenda from last years SIPNOC 2019 event, as well as access the SIPNOC Document repository, which offers presentations given at all previous events.

If you can’t find what you need, please send your inquiry to the conference email address at stirshakensummit@sipforum.org or contact the Managing Director (see above).

In addition, your email address will be added to the STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT conference mailing list so that you can receive news and special updates relating to the conference (don’t worry — you can easily unsubscribe if you do not want to remain on the list).