History

2019

Place
Radisson Hotel Corpus Christi Beach/The Lexington

City
Corpus Christi

Conference
24th Annual Conference
18th Annual Awards Dinner

Dates
November 8-9, 2019

2018

Place
The Magnolia Parks City

City
Dallas

Conference
23rd Annual Conference
17th Annual Awards Dinner

Dates
November 6-7, 2018

2017
Place
The International Center

City
San Antonio

Conference
22nd Annual Conference
16th Annual Awards Dinner

Dates
November 2-3, 2017

2016
Place
Sheraton Austin at the Capitol

City
Austin

Conference
15th Annual Awards Dinner

Theme
In Conjunction with the 36th Annual NATOA Conference

Dates
September 19-22, 2016

2015
Place
Great Wolf Lodge Resort & Conference Center

City
Grapevine

Conference
20th Annual Conference | 14th Annual Awards Dinner

Dates
October 15-16, 2015

2014
Place
AT&T Conference Center

City
Austin

Conference
19th Annual Conference | 13th Annual Awards Dinner

Dates
November 6-7, 2014

2013
Place
Springhill Marriott

City
Seabrook

Conference
18th Annual Conference | 12th Annual Awards Dinner

Dates
October 24-25, 2013

2012
Place
International Center

City
San Antonio

Conference
17th Annual Conference | 11th Annual Awards Dinner

Dates
October 25-26, 2012

2011
Place
Marriott Courtyard

City
Austin

Conference
16th Annual Conference | 10th Annual Awards Lunch

Dates
October 27-28, 2011

2010
Place
Sheraton Dallas North

City
Dallas

Conference
15th Annual Conference | 9th Annual Awards Lunch Workshop: Telecom 101 – An Introduction to Telecom Network.

Dates
July 28-30, 2010

2009
Place
Omni Galleria

City
Houston

Conference
14th Annual Conference | 8th Annual Awards Lunch

Theme
Energize your Telecommunications

Dates
August 6-7, 2009

Sessions
Impact of the Texas Legislative Session on Municipal Revenue Raising Authority, Legal Exemptions from Telecom Taxes and Regulatory Fees, Primer on TEX-AN and DIR Telecom Services, Audit of Municipal Telecom Bills, Maximize Franchise Revenues from Telephone and Cable Companies, Storytelling and Award Winning Programming

2008
Place
Stockyard Station

City
Fort Worth

Conference
13th Annual Conference | 7th Annual Awards Lunch

Theme
Taking “Stock” in the Future of Telecommunications

Dates
August 7-8, 2008

Sessions
Leg/Reg Update/Cable technology/Financial forecasting/wifi/FCC update PROGRAMMING Innovative Programming/Technology/web streaming/field production/Tour station/Interactive PEG channels

2007
Place
Omni Downtown

City
Austin

Conference
12th Annual Conference | 6th Annual Awards Lunch Community Broadband Seminar

Theme
Up the Digital Stream without a Paddle

Dates
August 2 – 3, 2007

Sessions
Leg/Reg Update/Broadband Primer/Life after SB5 PROGRAMMING Innovative Programming/Technology/Award winners/Tour station/Interactive PEG channels

2006
Place
Menger

City
San Antonio

Conference
11th Annual Conference | 5th Annual Awards Lunch

Theme
A New Mission: The Future of Telecom

Dates
September 21-22, 2006

Sessions
National and State Legislative updates/How to communicate with Legislators/Cable issues in Texas/Emerging Technology/The Role of PEG channels in Emergency Preparedness PROGRAMMING – Innovative programming/Technology/award winners/Broadcasting without Cable, Tour of station

2005
Place
Wyndham Dallas North

City
Farmers Branch

Conference
10th Annual Conference | 4th Annual Awards Lunch

Theme
Tenth Anniversary

Dates
August 4-5, 2005

Sessions
Leg Update/Wireless technology/LFA roundtables/Future of Telecom PROGRAMMING Innovative programming/production basics/award winners/legal issues for PEG/Storytelling Workshop/webcasting Keynote Lunch Rep Burt Solomons and Gene Crick – FCC consumer comm.

2004
Place
Wyndham Dallas North

City
Farmers Branch

Conference
9th Annual Conference | 3rd Annual Awards Lunch

Theme
Converging Technologies in Big D

Dates
August 5-6, 2004

Sessions
Regulatory Update/Fee Audits/VOIP/WiFi/Cable Customer Service/Cable Rates/Overbuilders PROGRAMMING -Roundtable/Innovative Programming/ICTV Truck Tour/Award Winners/Legal Issues for PEG/Lighting Workshop/Government Access Technology

2003
Place
Omni Downtown

City
Austin

Conference
8th Annual Conference | 2nd Annual Awards Lunch

Theme
Hot Topics In Telecommunications

Dates
August 14-15, 2003

Sessions
Activities at the PUC/Rates, fees and audits/technology 101/renews and transfers/Leg Update/overbuilders PROGRAMMING Beating the budget blues/Programmers technology/award winners

2002
Place
Omni Downtown

City
Austin

Conference
7th Annual Conference | 1st Annual Awards Lunch

Theme
Lone Star Style

Dates
May 7-8, 2002

Sessions
Leg Update/Emergency Communications/Cable Modem/Cable franchising/Competitive Landscape/LFA roundtable/ROW management Transfers & Renewals PROGRAMMING – PEG programming/Programming round table

2001
Place
La Mansion

City
San Antonio

Conference
6th Annual Conference

Theme
NATOA Pre-Conference Session

Dates
May 10, 2001

Sessions
Leg Update and Business Meeting

2000
City
Irving

Conference
5th Annual Conference

Dates
August 3-4, 2000

1999
City
Lakeway

Conference
4th Annual Conference

Dates
August 5-6, 1999

1998
Place
Omni Bayfront

City
Corpus Christi

Conference
3rd Annual Conference

Theme
Telecommunications Tides

Dates
November 8-10,1998

Sessions
Leg Update/Comp & Revenue Issues/Government Access Operations/Digital TV/Internet Issues/Cable Transfers/Antenna Siting Issues/ROW Management/Telecom Mergers/Keynote lunch – Congressman Joe Barton, Keynote Lunch – Lee Ruck – NATOA

1997
Place
Plaza San Antonio

City
San Antonio

Conference
2nd Annual Conference

Theme
Challenges Ahead

Dates
August 10-12, 1997

Sessions
Leg Update/Wireless Communications, Keynote – Joe Van Eaton, Franchise Issues, Cable Issues, Achieving Equitable Access/Cable franchising 101/International crossing for telecom, telecom technology/911 issues Keynote lunch – Eileen Huggard – Natoa

1997
Place
Doubletree

City
Austin

Theme
Visit Your Legislator Day

Dates
May 5, 1997

Sessions
Legislative Update and Financial Aspect of Franchising

1996
City
Austin

Conference
1st Annual Conference