Thanks to everyone who attended FreePBX World 2016!
Tuesday September 27, 2016

9:00 - 9:40 AM

FreePBX World Opening - "THE OG - Original GUI" What's in the Box - Not Just a Configurator for Asterisk!

Presented by: Preston McNair, VP of Sales - Sangoma

FreePBX continues to grow in distribution globably due to the powerful feature set available out of the box. In this session you will learn what powerful features are baked into the platform that give you the freedom to build Unified Communications solutions to fit your needs.

9:45 - 10:35 AM

Take Control of Your FreePBX Phone System with iSymphony

Presented by: Sean Hetherington, Managing Partner - i9 Technologies
See how iSymphony enhances your FreePBX phone system with powerful call management tools. You'll learn how to integrate iSymphony with User Manager, CRM tools, and multi-PBX systems. Find out how this web-based solution for FreePBX can help your organization be more productive.
11:00 - 11:40 AM

Building your Business Around Open Source Telephony - DIY Telecom Best Practices

Presented by: Preston McNair, VP of Sales - Sangoma

Preston McNair, VP of Sales for Sangoma Technologies, 20+ year telecom veteran and prior AstriCon, FreePBX World and Asterisk World Speaker walks you through the best practices of building your business with Open Source Telephony. "Being a part of the FreePBX Project has allowed me to speak to thousands of business owners and system integrators utilizing FreePBX to build businesses across the planet, in this session I'll share many best practices and case studies from that experience." - Preston

11:45 - 12:15 PM

Do These Shoes Match My FreePBX? Accessorizing Your VoIP Deployments

Presented by: Mike White, Founder - .e4 Strategies
Mike White with .e4 Strategies will give you an overview of additional hardware components that can help you close more deals! What additional devices should you consider when building out VoIP solutions? From headsets to paging gateways to door phones and all sorts of specialty devices, find out about the wide range of accessories that may fit the needs of your next installation.
12:30 - 1:30 PM


1:45 - 2:30 PM

Hardware and Software Certified and Designed for the FreePBX EcoSystem

Presented by: Preston McNair, VP of Sales - Sangoma

The FreePBX EcoSystem is more than just a downloadable distribution. The EcoSystem includes an entire array of hardware solutions from the FreePBX team and from certified third parties. These solutions give system integrators the freedom to build platforms to fit their needs. In this talk Preston will help you discover these platforms and some of the unique systems that may be a good fit for your next deployment.

3:30 - 4:10 PM

FreePBX Deployment Best Practices

Presented by: Allison Smith, CEO - The IVR Voice, Preston McNair, VP of Sales - Sangoma and Tony Lewis, General Manager - Sangoma

Deploying a communication system isn't just for developers and technicians. This panel will discuss roles and decisions that sales, management and business staff must play in order to deploy a system that fits the needs of a business.

4:15 - 4:55 PM

Staying Relevant: A Case Study in Evolving VoIP Product Lines to Fit the Needs of Today's Resellers and System Integrators

Presented by: Daniel Noworatzky, Chief Technology Officer - TeleDynamics
As VoIP continues to grow in popularity, what role does Open Source and FreePBX play in the shift from analog to SIP and IP communications? How must businesses adapt? Daniel Noworatzky of TeleDynamics, a Sangoma Platinum Partner, will share his unique perspective on the trends that have emerged among the TeleDynamics dealer/reseller base. Find out what today's savvy businesses ask for in a telephony solution, where FreePBX fits into the equation, and how TeleDynamics has evolved to be a part of the change.
5:00 - 7:00 PM

Expo Hall Opening Reception

Wednesday September 28, 2016

10:00 - 4:00 PM

Expo Hall Open

10:00 - 10:40 AM

FreePBX Roadmap - Features, Design, 14 and the Sangoma OS 7

Presented by: Andrew Nagy, Senior Software Engineer - Sangoma, Bryan Walters, Software Engineering Manager - Sangoma, Tony Lewis, General Manager - Sangoma
With millions of production systems in use today, FreePBX has grown from its beginnings as a tool for writing Asterisk config files to become the world's most widely deployed open source PBX platform. Since 2004, the FreePBX EcoSystem has allowed users, resellers, enthusiasts, and Partners to build robust communications solutions that are powerful but at the same time easy to implement and support. This session will give you an overview of the history of the FreePBX project, its current feature set, and the roadmap for its future.
10:45 - 11:30 AM

PBXact Unified Communications + Cloud: A Commercially Supported UC Platform Based on FreePBX and Designed for the Channel

Presented by: Preston McNair, VP of Sales - Sangoma

PBXact Unified Communcations provides a fully featured commercially supported platform based on FreePBX with options for Cloud, premise and hosted infrastucture. Ten extensions in ten minutes, with no telephony experience required. It's possible with the new PBXact UCC, which brings the freedoms you expect from a FreePBX-based platform to the cloud, with an advanced GUI designed to simplify and speed deployments. This session will introduce you to PBXact UCC and walk you through basic setup and configuration.

11:45 - 12:30 PM

Star What? Toss That Feature Code Cheat Sheet - Use Phone Applications Instead

Presented by: Tony Lewis, General Manager - Sangoma
Unless your memorization skills qualify you for a Pi Day contest, you probably have a cheat sheet filled with FreePBX feature codes. What if you and your end users could navigate through powerful calling features and options without worrying about remembering what goes with the star key? In this presentation, Tony Lewis will show you how to use built-in phone apps to intuitively manage Sangoma Phones.
12:30 - 1:30 PM


1:30 - 2:15 PM

From Alerts to Zero Touch Provisioning: Advanced Features of Sangoma Phones

Presented by: Tony Lewis, General Manager - Sangoma
Engineered by the same team who brings you FreePBX, Sangoma IP Phones offer advanced configuration options that are not readily available from other handset manufacturers. In this session, Tony will review product design considerations and features such as alerts, background images, BLFs, hot desking, VPN integration, and Zero Touch Provisioning. Through live demos, you'll learn more about the tight integration between Sangoma Phones and FreePBX, as well as the unique features that set these phones apart.
2:20 - 3:05 PM

Help Us Help You: Best Practices for FreePBX Support and Debugging

Presented by: Andrew Nagy, Senior Software Engineer - Sangoma

With a worldwide community of users, support technicians, and developers standing behind FreePBX, help is available when you need it. How can you obtain the best possible support and the quickest resolution to your issue? It's all about providing the right data and striking a balance between "too much" and "too little." Fortunately, FreePBX has built-in tools that can assist you in obtaining logs, debugging, and working with support technicians. This seminar will introduce you to those tools and prepare you to handle issues so that your system can be back up and running in no time.

3:25 - 4:10 PM

FreePBX Developer Panel - Topic Design Decisions - How Community Input Builds a Better PBX

Presented by: Andrew Nagy, Senior Software Engineer - Sangoma, Bryan Walters, Software Engineering Manager - Sangoma, James Finstrom, Software Engineer - Sangoma, Tony Lewis, General Manager - Sangoma
Every Monday at 4 PM eastern, the FreePBX Team has planning sessions for FreePBX. Learn how to get your say in the process, and how developers implement your design decisions and feature suggestions into the product roadmap.

Thursday September 29, 2016

10:00 - 2:00 PM

Expo Hall Open

10:00 - 10:40 AM

FreePBX Performance Upgrades: Making FreePBX Swim Faster and Come Up Drier than Ever Before

Presented by: Developer Panel - Sangoma

The FreePBX development team discusses changes, both major and minor, and how they increase performance and scalability of the FreePBX platform.

10:45 - 11:30 AM

Kamailio & FreePBX

Presented by: Fred Posner, VoIP Engineer - LOD Communications / The Palner Group

Kamailio helps your FreePBX deployment by providing increased security, load balancing, least cost routing, and more. In this talk, Fred Posner introduces you to Kamailio and how it loves working with FreePBX.

11:45 - 12:30 PM

OpenSIPS & FreePBX

Presented by: Răzvan Crainea, Core Developer - OpenSIPS
OpenSIPS (Open SIP Server) is a mature Open Source implementation of a SIP server with application-level functionalities. Learn how OpenSIPS can work as a frontend for FreePBX, dealing with load-balancing, doing mid-registration and contact aggregation, traffic normalization and others.
12:30 - 1:30 PM


1:30 - 2:15 PM

Session Border Controllers & FreePBX in a Hosted Environment

Presented by: Scott Beer, Director of Support and Professional Services - Sangoma
Learn how putting a powerful SBC in front of your FreePBX hosting cluster provides security, PBX upper-registration, and softswitch capabilitites for your total environment.
2:20 - 3:05 PM

Desktop Integration for FreePBX: Zulu UC - Current Feature Set and What's Coming Soon

Presented by: Andrew Nagy, Senior Software Engineer - Sangoma, Tony Lewis, General Manager - Sangoma

Zulu UC expands the FreePBX platform to the desktop. The development team and product managers will discuss features that are already included, as well features they are planning and building now. If computer telephony integration, customer relations management, or property management systems are important to you, you should attend this session.

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