The Cable Center kicks off its "Cable Mavericks" lecture tour to colleges around the country on Sept 17, with Scripps’ Doug Hurst and HGTV’s Annette Lindstrom talking to Univ of FL media and telecom students. IFC’s Evan Shapiro will visit with DePaul students on Oct 8. Advance Newhouse’s Bob Miron and Nomi Bergman will present at Syracuse, Oct 30, and USA’s Chris McCumber heads to Fordham Nov 8. — GM chmn/CEO Rick Wagoner will deliver the keynote at Jan’s CES Show (Jan 7-10, Las Vegas). — NAMIC Mid-Atlantic will host a look at new media technologies, featuring Cox vp, network development Darryl Ladd, Sept 5, 4-7pm, Vienna, VA ($20 members/$30 non-members).