Talton Gibson
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202-827-4782

2/28/2017

Registration Opens Today for 2017 WICT Leadership Conference

September 25-26 Conference Kicks Off Cable's Diversity Week in New York;
Woman of the Year, Woman to Watch honorees to be Recognized at
Touchstones Luncheon on September 25

Washington, DC - Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) announced today that registration is officially open for the 2017 WICT Leadership Conference.

The Leadership Conference will take place at the New York Marriott Marquis on Monday, September 25 and Tuesday, September 26. Conference registration includes all workshops, breakouts and keynote sessions, as well as a ticket to the WICT Touchstones Luncheon on Monday, September 25. During the Touchstones Luncheon, WICT will recognize the Woman of the Year and Woman to Watch honorees.


The WICT Leadership Conference kicks off the cable industry's Diversity Week, which also includes the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) conference and the annual fundraising dinner of the Walter Kaitz Foundation. All three groups will celebrate and promote the critical role diversity and inclusion plays in the media industry.


"The WICT Leadership Conference is a robust educational and networking opportunity for our members and other stakeholders, thanks in large part to the hard work of our conference planning committee, which includes some of the greatest minds in media," said Joanna Dees, WICT's Associate Vice President of Educational Programs. "Our industry recognizes the business necessity of diversity and inclusion, as well as the meaningful societal impact. We are delighted to join our partner organizations once again for Diversity Week in New York."

The WICT Leadership Conference is the preeminent leadership and professional development opportunity for cable professionals at all levels of their career journeys. Through inspiring keynote speakers and innovative workshops covering a variety of topics, as well as connecting with industry colleagues, each attendee will be immersed in leadership activities designed to help impact their career and their company's bottom line.

More information about the 2017 WICT Leadership Conference and details concerning registration and accommodations may be found online at www.wictconference.org.

WICT proudly recognizes Comcast NBCUniversal as the Platinum Sponsor of the 2017 WICT Leadership Conference, as well as Disney and ESPN Media Networks, HBO and TV One as Champion Sponsors.

WICT also gratefully acknowledges AMC Networks as the Premier Sponsor of the 2017 WICT Touchstones Luncheon.

About WICT
For over thirty-five years, Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) has partnered with cable and telecommunications leaders to provide professional development programs, research and services that help advance women in media. With over 10,000 members, WICT is the oldest and largest professional association serving women in the industry. Comcast NBCUniversal, Charter Communications, and Turner are WICT's Strategic Touchstone Partners. Please visit www.wict.org or follow @WICT on Twitter for more information.


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