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October 18, 2005
Contact:  Steve Jones
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"Cable at the Crossroads: Shaping Change in a Competitive World"


Washington, DC – Cable at the Crossroads: Shaping Change in a Competitive World” is the theme of the Cable Television Public Affairs Association’s (CTPAA) FORUM 2006—the group’s annual conference—that will be held March 19 – 22, 2006 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC. “The theme reflects FORUM’s focus on evolving changes and opportunities within the cable and telecommunications industry,” explained CTPAA President Anita Lamont, corporate director, field communications, Charter Communications, Inc.

FORUM 2006 co-chairs are Bret Perkins, vice president of government affairs, Comcast Cable Communications, Inc. and Craig Watson, vice president of communications, Charter Communications Western Division.

New on FORUM’s 2006 agenda is a Capitol Hill luncheon that will bring the conference directly to policy leaders in the U.S. House and Senate scheduled for Tuesday, March 21. CTPAA will invite companies and organizations to showcase public affairs campaigns and initiatives with tabletop displays throughout the hotel’s public space on Monday, March 20. FORUM 2006 will feature three days of sessions specifically tailored to the professional educational needs of cable public affairs professionals. Keynote speakers will be announced at a later date.

A CTPAA conference highlight is the announcement of winners of the 2006 Beacon Awards. The Beacons are cable’s highest award for public affairs excellence and will be presented at a gala ceremony and dinner on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at FORUM. The 2006 Beacon Awards early deadline for entries is November 4, 2005. The regular deadline is November 18, 2005. The Beacon 2006 co-chairs are Beverly Wilhide, d irector of public affairs, Comcast Atlantic Division and Todd Schoen, senior vice president, affiliate marketing & ad sales, Fox Cable Networks.

For information about FORUM 2006, registration, and sponsorship opportunities, please visit

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