We're Making Broadband Happen: Theme for NCTA's Annual Convention and International Exhibition Announced

Industry's Largest Event - Cable 2001 - Heads for Chicago, June 10 - 13



Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from National Cable Television Association

    WASHINGTON, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Featuring leaders in the forefront of
 broadband deployment, Cable 2001, the 50th Annual Convention & International
 Exposition hosted by the National Cable Television Association (NCTA), will
 open June 10, 2001 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.
     "The cable industry is delivering on the promise of broadband and has
 become the clear choice for bringing the benefits of the Internet age to
 American consumers," said Jerry Kent, NCTA Convention Chairman and President &
 CEO of Charter Communications, Inc.  "NCTA attendees will get a first-hand
 look at the latest advances in digital technology -- products and services
 that are changing the way people work, communicate and spend their leisure
 time."
     In addition to the convention theme, NCTA also announced the following
 session details.
     Char Beales, President and CEO, Cable & Telecommunications Association for
 Marketing (CTAM) will host the Opening Plenary Session on June 10, at 1:30
 p.m. (CDT).  The session, Hot Off the Wire -- The Truth Behind the Headlines
 will feature a look at the new world of digital cable, with an expert panel
 setting the stage for Cable 2001 with an analysis of the key issues that are
 making the news.
     NCTA also announced that Sue Herera, co-host of CNBC's Business Center
 will host the Convention's Opening General Session on Monday, June 11 at 9:15
 a.m.  The Monday panel will feature some of the industry's top leaders --
 including Jerry Kent, President and CEO of Charter Communications; Brian
 Roberts, President and CEO of Comcast Corp.; and Mel Karmazin, President and
 COO of Viacom, Inc.
     Tuesday's General Session, We're Making Broadband Happen will feature:
 Carole Black, President and CEO, Lifetime Entertainment Services; Nick
 Davatzes, President, A&E Television Networks; Jon DeVaan, President, Microsoft
 TV; Maggie Wilderotter, President and CEO, Wink Communications; and Michael
 Willner, President, Insight Communications, Inc.
      Further session and speaker details will be announced in the coming
 weeks.
 
     Back by Popular Demand: A la Carte Registration Fees
 
     In the wake of a successful trial at last year's convention, Cable 2001
 participants interested in registering for the convention on a daily basis may
 do so starting April 16, 2001.  The a la carte registration fees are as
 follows:
 
                                                              Member   Non-
                                                                      Member
 
     1.    Access to Sessions on Sunday only:                  $100    $150
     2.    Access to Sessions and Exhibits on Monday only:     $175    $225
     3.    Access to Exhibits on Monday only:                  $135    $210
     4.    Access to Sessions and Exhibits on Tuesday only:    $150    $210
     5.    Access to Exhibits on Tuesday only:                 $105    $185
     6.    Access to Sessions and Exhibits on Wednesday only:  $60     $100
     7.    Access to Exhibits on Wednesday only:               $45     $90
 
     *  After June 7, delegates must register on-site.  On-site registrations
 will increase.
 
     Additional, up-to-the-minute Cable 2001 information, including convention
 schedule and registration materials, is available via the official web site
 (http://www.cable2001.com ); from the Cable 2001 Fax on Demand Hotline
 (732-544-2514); or from the NCTA's Department of Industry Affairs
 (202-775-3669).
 
 

SOURCE National Cable Television Association
    WASHINGTON, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Featuring leaders in the forefront of
 broadband deployment, Cable 2001, the 50th Annual Convention & International
 Exposition hosted by the National Cable Television Association (NCTA), will
 open June 10, 2001 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.
     "The cable industry is delivering on the promise of broadband and has
 become the clear choice for bringing the benefits of the Internet age to
 American consumers," said Jerry Kent, NCTA Convention Chairman and President &
 CEO of Charter Communications, Inc.  "NCTA attendees will get a first-hand
 look at the latest advances in digital technology -- products and services
 that are changing the way people work, communicate and spend their leisure
 time."
     In addition to the convention theme, NCTA also announced the following
 session details.
     Char Beales, President and CEO, Cable & Telecommunications Association for
 Marketing (CTAM) will host the Opening Plenary Session on June 10, at 1:30
 p.m. (CDT).  The session, Hot Off the Wire -- The Truth Behind the Headlines
 will feature a look at the new world of digital cable, with an expert panel
 setting the stage for Cable 2001 with an analysis of the key issues that are
 making the news.
     NCTA also announced that Sue Herera, co-host of CNBC's Business Center
 will host the Convention's Opening General Session on Monday, June 11 at 9:15
 a.m.  The Monday panel will feature some of the industry's top leaders --
 including Jerry Kent, President and CEO of Charter Communications; Brian
 Roberts, President and CEO of Comcast Corp.; and Mel Karmazin, President and
 COO of Viacom, Inc.
     Tuesday's General Session, We're Making Broadband Happen will feature:
 Carole Black, President and CEO, Lifetime Entertainment Services; Nick
 Davatzes, President, A&E Television Networks; Jon DeVaan, President, Microsoft
 TV; Maggie Wilderotter, President and CEO, Wink Communications; and Michael
 Willner, President, Insight Communications, Inc.
      Further session and speaker details will be announced in the coming
 weeks.
 
     Back by Popular Demand: A la Carte Registration Fees
 
     In the wake of a successful trial at last year's convention, Cable 2001
 participants interested in registering for the convention on a daily basis may
 do so starting April 16, 2001.  The a la carte registration fees are as
 follows:
 
                                                              Member   Non-
                                                                      Member
 
     1.    Access to Sessions on Sunday only:                  $100    $150
     2.    Access to Sessions and Exhibits on Monday only:     $175    $225
     3.    Access to Exhibits on Monday only:                  $135    $210
     4.    Access to Sessions and Exhibits on Tuesday only:    $150    $210
     5.    Access to Exhibits on Tuesday only:                 $105    $185
     6.    Access to Sessions and Exhibits on Wednesday only:  $60     $100
     7.    Access to Exhibits on Wednesday only:               $45     $90
 
     *  After June 7, delegates must register on-site.  On-site registrations
 will increase.
 
     Additional, up-to-the-minute Cable 2001 information, including convention
 schedule and registration materials, is available via the official web site
 (http://www.cable2001.com ); from the Cable 2001 Fax on Demand Hotline
 (732-544-2514); or from the NCTA's Department of Industry Affairs
 (202-775-3669).
 
 SOURCE  National Cable Television Association