National Council of State Telecom Association Executives (NCSTAE) Annual Conference
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5/8/2016 to 5/10/2016
When: May 8-10, 2016
Where: JW Marriott
110 E. 2nd Street
Austin, Texas 
United States

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Member: $475
Spouse: $175

Lodging Reservations:

JW Marriott Austin

Thank you sponsors:

  • ANPI

  • ITTA

  • NECA

  • NTCA, the Rural Broadband Association

  • USTelecom

  • WTA – Advocates for Rural Broadband


Sunday, May 8, 2016

4:30 p.m.

Registration Opens
Room 310, Conference Center

5:00 - 5:45 p.m.

Pre-Meeting Discussion/Roundtable Topics Selection (State Execs only)
Room 310, Conference Center

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Hosted Welcome Reception   
Rooms 310-311, Conference Center

7:30 p.m.

Dinner on your own

Monday, May 9, 2016

7:30 a.m.

Room 310, Conference Center

8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast
Room 310, Conference Center

8:30 a.m.

Meeting Begins with Welcome and Introductions
Room 311, Conference Center

8:45 a.m.

National Associations Roundtable

  • Derrick Owens, WTA
  • Mike Romano, NTCA
  • Lynn Follansbee, USTA

10:00 a.m.


10:15 a.m.

The Role of NECA in a Broadband World
Robert Gnapp, Director, Member Training & Network Analysis, NECA

11:00 a.m.

Media Relations
Nola Armstrong, South Carolina Telecommunications and Broadband Association
Roger Wade, Senior Public Information Officer, Travis County Sheriff's Office



1:00 p.m.

Connecting Telecom Networks to the World  
Max Huffman, COO, INDATEL Services, LLC

1:25 p.m.

Strategies on Keeping Members Engaged in Competitive Times
Ric Telthorst, CAE, President/CEO, Missouri Telecommunications Industry Association
Eric Carstenson, CAE, President, Nebraska Telecommunications Association

2:30 p.m.


2:45 p.m.

Roundtable Discussion (State Executives Only)
Keeping our Associations "Guardians of the Industry"

5:45 p.m.

Dinner Hosted by ITTA, NECA, NTCA, and WTA
Meet in lobby and 0.3 mile walk to Bob's Steakhouse, 301 Lavaca St.


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

8:00 a.m.
Breakfast Buffet
Room 310, Conference Center

8:30 a.m.
ITTA Update
Genny Morelli, ITTA

9:00 a.m.
Education Superhighway
Evan Marwell, Founder and CEO

10:00 a.m.

10:15 a.m.
Why should I care about Anti-Trust Laws?
Dave Duncan, CAE, CEO, Iowa Communications Alliance

11:00 a.m.

State Executives Closed Session

  • Roundtable Discussion Part II/Unfinished business
  • Take homes/projects/deliverables
  • Election of Officers
  • Group Photo

Room 310, Conference Center

1:00 p.m.
Association Management Companies, What are they and Why?
David Ewald, President, Ewald Consulting

1:45 p.m.
The Best Industry in the World: Why telecom is the most exciting, thriving, innovative, dynamic field in our economy
Tim Owens, President, Cronin

2:30 p.m.
Conclude for the Day

5:30 p.m.
Social Reception
Lone Star East Foyer

6:30 p.m.
Rooms 310-311

Member Directory

Active Members

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