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August 08, 2008
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2009 ACC Cable Communications Institute Will be held March 2-4 in New York City

Washington, DC –– The Association of Cable Communicators (ACC) announced its next Cable Communications Institute will take place March 2-4, 2009, in New York City at Syracuse University's Lubin House facility adjacent to Central Park on 61st Street. This graduate-level program is designed for mid to senior level communications executives who would like to expand their knowledge base and move their careers to the next stage.  Cable industry executives from programming networks, cable systems, industry suppliers and related associations are invited to register to enhance their expertise on the overall role and impact of communications and public affairs within an organization.

The upcoming Institute will emphasize communications techniques while still incorporating both public affairs and political activities.  Participants will gain enhanced and practical skills that are completely transferable to their daily work. The topics covered during this 2.5 day program include:

            -Strategic Communication Management 
            -Media Training/Management 
            -Leveraging the Internet and New Media Communications Opportunities
-Validation Research: How to Measure Communications Efforts 
                  -Communications Law 
                  -Conflict Resolution 
            -Strategic Community Relations and Grassroots Politics
            -Employee Engagement and Communications

Space is limited to the first 30 qualified applicants. Tuition for the Institute is $2,000 per individual (30 maximum) on or before February 1, 2009. After February 1, 2009, the fee is $2,200.  Tuition covers all instructional materials and most meals. Travel and housing expenses are not included in this fee.

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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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