Register Today and SAVE for SCTE’s Network Management Symposium It’s set for Thursday, March 9, in San Francisco. Pre-register by Friday, Feb. 24, for savings. Details and registration are available online. http://www.scte.org/content/index.cfm?pID=1433 Conference on Broadband Learning & Development Call for Papers Deadline Draws Near SCTE is seeking proposals for educational and learning and development topics to be presented at its 2006 Conference on Broadband Learning & Development (CBL&D), set for Tuesday, June 20, in Denver. Presentation proposals must be submitted to SCTE by Friday, Feb. 10. http://www.scte.org/content/index.cfm?pID=193 SCTE Conference on Emerging Technologies 2006 Proceedings CD Now Available (TS-22) Unable to attend ET this year? The presentations and white papers that were discussed during the highly technical and informative sessions at ET 2006 are available for purchase through the SCTE Bookstore. Member Price: $75; Nonmember Price: $98. http://secure.scte.org/acb/stores/2/product1.asp?SID=2&Product_ID=335 Vote in SCTE Board Election 2006 It’s election time at SCTE. Vote either online or by paper ballot. Election packets were mailed this month. Ten board seats are up for election. Read up on the candidates, and make your voice heard today. http://www.scte.org/content/index.cfm?pID=970 Catch SCTE Live Learning In February It’s set for Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 2 p.m. Eastern time. The topic will be announced soon. Free to SCTE members. Registration is required and "seats" are limited. SCTE Live Learning is sponsored by Cisco Systems, Fujitsu, Motorola, and Scientific-Atlanta. Archived recordings are available to SCTE members only, and at no cost. http://www.scte.org/content/index.cfm?pID=940 Save the Date for CLC 2006 SCTE’s Chapter Leadership Conference (CLC) 2006 is set for Wednesday, April 5, through Thursday, April 6, in Phoenix. More information will be available, including registration details, in February. http://www.scte.org/content/index.cfm?pID=279 Who Belongs in the Hall? Nominate a special industry and Society achiever for the 2006 class of the prestigious SCTE Hall of Fame. The inductions will take place at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2006, set for Tuesday through Friday, June 20-23, in Denver. http://www.scte.org/content/index.cfm?pID=151 Apply for the 2006 Shapp Scholarship Applications for the next $20,000 Milton Jerrold Shapp Scholarship are due by next Wednesday, Feb. 1. Motorola funds the scholarship, and SCTE administers it. Perhaps your high school senior son or daughter will be the recipient in 2006. http://www.scte.org/documents/pdf/shappapplication.pdf Who Deserves This Year’s Women in Technology Award? Nominations are being accepted for the 2006 award. Get details and submit a name today. http://www.scte.org/news/detail.cfm?ID=407 Bring SCTE Seminars to Your Employees Make sure your employees receive the most comprehensive, up-to-date training in the industry. SCTE on-site seminars are the economical and vendor-neutral way to improve technical know-how on topics such as DOCSIS, Troubleshooting VoIP, Wireless Plant Extensions, Digital Basics, Optical Fiber, and Return Path. Nontechnical employees will benefit from Cable 101 (for frontline employees) and Cable Technology for the Nontechnical Professional (for managers), which provide an easy-to-understand overview of the cable telecommunications industry. For seminar descriptions, visit http://www.scte.org/content/index.cfm?pID=18. For pricing and scheduling, contact Susan Parno at profdev@scte.org.

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