Broadband Leaders Summit

Are you ready
for BEAD’s final

May 8 – 10

Newport beach, california

Join the invitation-only summit among key broadband leaders focused on BEAD implementation in a creative, inspiring setting. Chatham House Rule.Invites are non transferrable, please do not forward.

Prior leaders summits
BLS NOLA | BLS Tahoe | BLS Miami

Make the most of your BEAD

Shape your state's broadband future

As a broadband leader, your choices have the power to shape millions of lives. You're invited to join fellow thought leaders, innovators, and change makers in a magical, collaborative setting.


6:00pm - 7:00pm
Welcome Reception
at Clubhouse Villa Terrace
7:15pm - 7:30pm
Welcome Remarks
at Clubhouse Villa
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Dinner & Wine Tasting
at Clubhouse Villa
9:00pm - 9:30pm
at Clubhouse Villa Terrace
6:30am - 7:30am
Sunrise Yoga
at Rotunda
8:00am - 8:45am
at Upper Patio
8:45am - 9:00am
Opening Remarks
at La Capella
9:00am - 9:45am
The Good. The BEAD. The Ugly
9:45am - 10:00am
Challenge Reporting
10:00am - 10:20am
Challenge Process Lessons Learned
10:20am - 10:35am
10:35am - 11:00am
Vol 2 Curing Lessons Learned
11:00am - 12:00pm
Vol 2 Execution “the HOW”
12:00pm - 1:00pm
1:00pm - 1:20pm
Serving Hard-to-reach Communities in America
1:20pm - 1:40pm
Defining Project Areas
1:40pm - 2:00pm
Automating Reporting & Compliance
2:05pm - 2:20pm
Tribal Considerations
2:20pm - 2:45pm
Digital Equity Planning
6:30pm - 7:30pm
at Andrea's Terrace
7:30pm - 8:30pm
at Andrea's Restaurant
8:30pm - 9:00pm
at Andrea's Terrace
8:00am - 8:45am
at Upper Patio
8:45am - 9:00am
Opening Remarks
at La Capella
9:00am - 9:20am
Provider Considerations in BEAD Program Implementation
9:20am - 9:45am
Alternatives to Letter of Credit -- Understanding Performance Bonds in Your State
9:45am - 10:00am
Match Funding & Equity Financing
10:00am - 10:30am
Strategic Planning: "How to set up your state office for long term success"
10:45am - 11:00am
What’s next: BLS 5 @ Mountain Connect



Summit focused on BEAD implementation. Share your insights and expertise with fellow broadband leaders. Get inspired by stimulating Chatham House Rule conversations. Gain valuable insights into challenges & opportunities just ahead.


Discover Newport

The Resort at Pelican Hill is nestled along the picturesque coastline of Newport Beach, California. Visitors can anticipate a harmonious blend of serenity and adventure. Delight in breathtaking ocean vistas, exquisite dining experiences, and an array of leisure pursuits, such as championship golf and water sports, all set amidst the captivating allure of coastal splendor.

Unwind. Recharge. Experience.


Getting there



There are 3 airports nearby.

Long Beach

Avg. 35 min drive to resortEst. ~$50 taxi

John Wayne International (SNA)

Avg. 15 min drive to resortEst. ~ $20 taxi

Los Angeles

>1 hour during non-peak hours
>1 hour and 30mins during peak traffic hours
Est. ~$150-200 taxi

We recommend using SNA airport for arrivals and departures when possible.




If you choose to drive and enjoy the scenery, parking is included with the daily rate at the resort.


When should I arrive?


Our welcome reception will begin Wednesday at 6pm. Please allow yourself ample travel time. Check in at the hotel at 4pm, but they will do their best to accommodate our group for early arrivals.

When should I depart?


We will continue programming on Friday. Please plan to stay with the group and close out the event at 11:30am. Allow yourself time to arrive and check in at the airport for flights that depart AFTER 2pm local time

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    With limited availability, time is running out to secure your spot. Register now to secure your spot at the Broadband Leaders Summit in Newport Beach. Request an invite now or email us for further assistance.To request your invite, please include your full name, title and reason for interest. We look forward to connecting with you!

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