Mary Busby


WICT and The Cable Center Announce Cable Boot Camp and Beyond

Essential Industry Primer Takes Place September 22-23, 2009




The Cable Center Contact:  Joanne Dant 
October Strategies, Inc.
P: 303-346-5527

Chantilly, VA - Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT), in partnership with The Cable Center, today announced that they will present Cable Boot Camp and Beyond September 22-23, 2009 at The Cable Center in Denver, Colo.  This indispensible two-day primer takes participants through the business models, regulatory landscape, financial metrics and technology products that define and drive the cable telecommunications industry.

“We are pleased to present Cable Boot Camp and Beyond in concert with The Cable Center,” said Laurie Root, WICT’s vice president of education and program development.  “Participants will gain an understanding of technology essentials including HSI, VOIP and Switched Digital, and will boost their strategic insight by grappling with current industry challenges in a case study environment.”

“The program is ideally suited for those with less than three years in the industry, those embarking on a new discipline or those seeking an in-depth industry refresher,” said Jana Henthorn, The Cable Center’s senior vice president of programs and education.  “This comprehensive program accelerates a participant's performance curve by developing a solid industry foundation.”

Cable Boot Camp and Beyond will be taught by industry veterans Dick Clark and Carol Vernon, Bill Dorman of The Cable Center and Dr. Ron Rizzuto, Senior Fellow at The Cable Center and professor at the University of Denver. And as a bonus, attendees will receive two of the industry’s indispensable resources: Definitive Broadband by Leslie Ellis and Relentless: Bill Daniels and the Triumph of Cable TV by Stephen Singular.

The two-day program is nominally priced at $795.  Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) and The Cable Center recognize Scripps Networks as the 2009 presenting partner of Cable Boot Camp and Beyond.  For more information on Cable Boot Camp and Beyond, visit

About WICT
For thirty years, Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) has partnered with cable and telecommunications leaders to provide leadership programs and services, and create professional advancement opportunities for women. With over 7,800 members, WICT is the oldest and largest professional association serving women in the cable and telecommunications industry. Comcast, Rainbow Media, Time Warner Cable and Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. are WICT’s 2009 Strategic Partners. WICT recognizes Scripps Networks as a 2009 presenting partner of Cable Boot Camp and Beyond.

About The Cable Center
The Cable Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is a leading resource for information, education and expertise on cable telecommunications. Based in Denver, Colo., The Cable Center unites the cable community by delivering educational programs; strengthening professional relationships; building a link with the academic community and preserving and honoring cable's past and future. The Center's program areas include the Cable Mavericks Lecture Series, Customer Care Central, Learning and Development, the Cable Hall of Fame and the Barco Library. Please visit for more information. 

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