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June 1, 2007
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FORUM 2008
March 30 to April 2 - in Washington, DC

Washington, DC - The Association of Cable Communicators (ACC) announced today its annual conference will be in the nation’s capital for the eighth consecutive year. Specifically designed for cable communications professionals, the conference will be held March 30 to April 2, 2008, at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC. ACC’s FORUM is the cable industry’s annual educational conference dedicated to the issues facing communications and public affairs professionals. The association also announced FORUM 2008 Co-chairs.

“Our annual forum is one of our most important professional development and skill-building venues for ACC members as we work toward building a strong image for the cable industry and enhancing its competitive advantage,” said Peggy Ballard, ACC president and vice president, strategic communications, Scientific Atlanta, a Cisco company. “Washington, DC continues to be an ideal local for our association to hold its annual conference. By meeting in a city with the greatest concentration of policy makers who may have an impact on the cable industry, ACC is able to attract members of the Administration, Congressional leaders and FCC officials to comment on current telecommunications issues.”

The FORUM 2008 Co-chairs, who produce and are responsible for developing the meeting agenda, are Misty Skedgell, vice president of corporate communications, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and Reinaldo Llano, group director, community relations, Bright House Networks.

ACC will announce the winners of the 2008 Beacon Awards®, honoring excellence in communications and public affairs throughout the cable industry, during a gala ceremony and dinner on Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at the conclusion of FORUM.

The Association of Cable Communicators (ACC) is the only national, professional organization specifically addressing the issues, needs and interests of the cable industry’s communications and public affairs professionals. Formerly known as the Cable Television Public Affairs Association (CTPAA), its mission is to develop and promote cable communications excellence through professional development to help achieve industry and corporate goals. ACC works to enhance each member’s status and influence through skill building and professional development. For more information on ACC, go to

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