The cable industry celebrates, for the second consecutive year, the return of Diversity Week to New York City, October 3-7, 2011.

Diversity Week will feature multiple events held by cable's diversity organizations: Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) will kick off the week with its highly successful Leadership Conference, followed by the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), which celebrates its 25th consecutive year as a learning and development opportunity for the industry wishing to advance mult-ethnic diversity and inclusion within their companies and culminating in the much-anticipated annual fundraising dinner of The Walter Kaitz Foundation. All three groups will celebrate and promote the critical role diversity plays in the cable telecommunications industry.

In coordination with Diversity Week, the Association of Cable Communicators (ACC) will once again hold its annual conference FORUM 2011 and the Beacon Awards Luncheon and Ceremony at the Hilton New York and rounding out the week, CTAM: Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing will host its annual conference at the New York Marriott Marquis.

For the most up-to-date information on each event, or to register, please visit each partner's website. All events to take place at the New York Hilton in New York, NY unless stated otherwise.

2010 WICT Leadership Conference

2011 WICT Leadership Conference
October 3-4   |   Register: www.wict.org

WICT's Leadership Conference is the preeminent conference for educating women in the industry. Through inspiring keynote sessions, innovative workshops and interfacing with industry colleagues, attendees will be immersed in leadership activities that will help to impact their bottom line. Registration includes attendance at The WICT Touchstones Luncheon on October 3. WICT will recognize individuals and organizations that are paving the way for the development of women in the cable industry. Don't miss your one chance per year to join in as WICT convenes its critical masses for this invaluable educational experience.

Contact: Marilee Peterson at mpeterson@wict.org or 703-234-9810.

25th Annual NAMIC Conference

25th Annual NAMIC Conference
October 4-5   |   Register: www.namic.com

The 25th Annual NAMIC Conference is the cable telecommunications industry's premier educational forum for acquiring strategies and practices that create business growth and bottom-line impact as the workforce and consumer base becomes more globally diverse. Meaningful and relevant content drives the conference's educational offerings with a speaker line-up of highly diverse thought leaders addressing a wide range of topics within the realms of Digital Media, Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership Development and Multi-ethnic Content and Imagery.

Conference highlights include: Breakfast Honoring the CableFAX Most Influential Minorities in Cable; Town Hall Meeting on Diversity; L. Patrick Mellon Mentorship Program Luncheon (presented in partnership with WICT and sponsored by the Walter Kaitz Foundation); presentation of the Mickey Leland Humanitarian Achievement Award; Excellence in Multi-cultural Marketing Awards; and the Diversity in Communications Career Expo.

Registration includes access to all educational sessions, meals, reception celebrating the conference's 25th Anniversary and the Career Expo. The breakfast honoring the CableFAX Most Influential Minorities in Cable requires a separate ticket purchase.

Don't miss this learning and development opportunity for professionals at all levels from every discipline.

Contact: Sandra Girado at Sandra.Girado@namic.com or 212-594-5985.

Walter Kaitz Foundation

The 28th Annual Walter Kaitz Foundation Fundraising Dinner
October 5   |   Register: www.walterkaitz.org

The Walter Kaitz Foundation's Annual Fundraising Dinner has become the hallmark of the cable industry's fundraising activities and serves as the centerpiece of the cable industry's Diversity Week activities which culminates in a series of meetings and conferences each fall in New York City.

The Fundraising Dinner unites cable industry leaders, public policy advocates, the media and others in an event that raises significant funding for the Foundation’s diversity partners: The Emma L. Bowen Foundation, The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications, and Women in Cable Telecommunications. Each of these organizations makes diversity its central mission.

Contact: Stephen Little at SLittle@walterkaitz.org or 202-222-2490.

CO-LOCATED EVENTS

Association of Cable Communicators

ACC Forum 2011
October 5-6   |   Register: www.cablecommunicators.org

ACC offers its members educational opportunities through FORUM, a national, three-day conference that brings members and industry colleagues together to share information and strengthen their communications and public affairs skills. Attendees share best practices, learn about new industry trends, and discuss communications issues that impact their organizations.

Contact: Steven Jones at SJones@cablecommunicators.org or 202-222-2370.

CTAM

CTAM In New York
October 5-7   |   Register: www.ctamnyc.com

The CTAM annual conference continues to be the single best place to connect with industry colleagues and innovate for success. From pioneering to practice, The conference delivers a comprehensive landscape of cable's business at the intersection of marketing and advanced technology. Unique, collaborative formats such as the popular Face Time sessions, signature networking events and knowledge opportunities from thought-provoking speakers inside and outside the cable industry comprise what TV Week called "Year in and year out, the smartest event we attend."

Contact: Antoinette Allen at 301-485-8900.