Register for SCTE’s Network Management Symposium You now have until this Friday, Feb. 24, to register and save. After Friday, 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. http://www.scte.org/content/index.cfm?pID=1433 Expo & CBL&D 2006 Will Roll into Denver in June SCTE’s annual flagship event, Cable-Tec Expo, will expand to new heights Tuesday through Friday, June 20-23, in Denver. Also in store is SCTE’s Conference on Broadband Learning & Development—held in conjunction with Expo—happening Tuesday, June 20, in Denver. Make sure to save the dates. Details and registration are coming soon. Stay tuned to the Event Calendar section of http://www.scte.org. Schaeffer Replaces Murphy on SCTE Board Society stalwart Robert Schaeffer is the new Director for Region 6, replacing Dan Murphy. http://www.scte.org/news/detail.cfm?ID=428 Heard About SCTE’s New Members-Only Benefit Programs Yet? Affinity programs can save you money on purchases and mailings. http://www.scte.org/content/index.cfm?pID=1439. 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 the 2006 SCTE Board Election Yet? 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 http://www.scte.org/content/index.cfm?pID=970. If you have not received your election packet in the mail, contact SCTE at 800-542-5040. Next up for SCTE Live Learning: ‘The DOCSIS M-CMTS Architecture’ That’s the topic set for Wednesday, March 15, 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, and at no cost. http://www.scte.org/content/index.cfm?pID=940 SCTE’s Chapter Leadership Conference (CLC) 2006 Coming in April The San Marcos Resort in the Phoenix area will be the site of this year’s CLC, set for Wednesday, April 5, through Thursday, April 6. Be sure that your chapter is represented. http://www.scte.org/content/index.cfm?pID=279 Whom Will You Nominate 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 next Friday, March 3. http://www.scte.org/content/index.cfm?pID=26 Who Deserves This Year’s Women in Technology Award? Get details and submit a name for the 2006 award by next Friday, March 3. 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 Technology for the Nontechnical Professional (for managers), which provides 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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