SCTE’s Network Management Symposium Pre-Reg Deadline Draws Near After next Wednesday, Feb. 22, you must register at the regular rate. Join us Thursday, March 9, in San Francisco and explore end-to-end requirements for complete network operations management during the one-day, hot-topic event. Details and registration are available online. Heard About SCTE’s New Members-Only Benefit Programs Yet? Affinity programs can save you money on purchases and mailings. 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. Cast Your Vote in the 2006 SCTE Board Election It’s election time at SCTE. Vote either online or by paper ballot. Ten board seats are up for election. Read up on the candidates and make your voice heard today at If you have not received your election packet in the mail, contact SCTE at 800-542-5040. Catch SCTE Live Learning This Week The topic will be "OCAP: How does it work and what does it mean to operators?"—and it’s set for tomorrow at 2 p.m. Eastern time. 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, at no cost. SCTE’s Chapter Leadership Conference (CLC) 2006 Coming in April CLC is set for Wednesday, April 5, through Thursday, April 6, at the San Marcos Resort in the Phoenix area. More information will be available soon, including registration details. Submit Nominations for the 2006 SCTE Cable-Tec Expo Awards Put someone in the running for SCTE Member of the Year, the SCTE Hall of Fame, and the SCTE Excellence in Standards Award. Also, SCTE Safety Awards are up for nominations. The nominations deadline for the Expo 2006 Awards is Friday, March 3. Who Deserves this Year’s Women in Technology Award? Get details and submit a name for the 2006 award by Friday, March 3. 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 For pricing and scheduling, contact Susan Parno at

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