The National Show, the 52nd Annual Convention and International Exposition of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) is scheduled for June 8 – 11, 2003, in Chicago, Illinois. This year’s theme is “Leading the Digital Revolution.”
Technical Session topics at this year’s show, and the leading cable engineers who will moderate them, include:
- Packet Up… I’ll Take It: Managing Tomorrow’s IP Traffic
Moderator: Dan Pike, Classic Communications
- Consumption Junction: What’s Your Function?
Moderator: Jim Farmer, Wave 7 Optics
- Whole-Home Networking: A House No Longer Divided
Moderator: John Lappington, Broadcom
- Don’t Be Long, The Meter’s Running: New Tools for Tiering
Moderator: Doug Semon, AOL Time Warner
- Cable and Consumer Electronics… A Vegas Wedding?
Moderator: William Check, NCTA
- Flexible Network Design: Realizing Path Potential
Moderator: Nick Hamilton-Piercy, Rogers Cable
- Subscribers On-Demand: Delivering What They Want, When They Want It
Moderator: Dom Stasi, TVN
The NCTA Technical Papers™
A by-product of the technical sessions is the publication of The NCTA Technical Papers™, an extensive collection of published works by the industry’s most distinguished technical authors, as selected through a rigorous peer-review process. The 2003 edition provides cable technologists the opportunity to express new engineering concepts and the science behind them, while preserving their papers in print as a valuable resource for the engineering community. This year saw a record number of submissions.
“The NCTA Technical Papers™ represents ‘the best of the best’ in cable technology and serves as the industry's principal journal of technical ideas and accomplishments. The technical sessions are an accurate barometer for those charting the advances in cable technology – the ideas that will guide the cable industry for years to come," said Dom Stasi, Chief Technology Officer, TVN Entertainment, and a member of the industry peer review committee that selected papers for publication.
Convention attendees may purchase the 2003 NCTA Technical Papers™ in book or CD-ROM format at the show price of $50.00; after the show, the books and CD-ROMs will cost $75. For more information, and to order the 2003 NCTA Technical Papers™ (or previous volumes in the series), call the NCTA Science and Technology Department at 202-775-3637 or purchase on-line at the retail store at www.thenationalshow.com.
Additional, up-to-the-minute information for The National Show, including convention schedule and registration materials, is available via the official web site (www.thenationalshow.com); or from the NCTA’s Department of Industry Affairs (202/775-3669).
NCTA is the principal trade association of the cable television industry in the United States. NCTA represents cable operators serving more than 90 percent of the nation's cable television households and more than 200 cable program networks, as well as equipment suppliers and providers of other services to the cable industry.