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Registration Opens Tomorrow for 2014 WICT Leadership Conference

- September 15-16 Conference Kicks Off Cable's Diversity Week in New York
- Woman of the Year, Woman to Watch to be Recognized at Touchstones Luncheon September 15


Washington, DC - Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) announced today that it will begin accepting registrations for its 2014 Leadership Conference starting Wednesday, February 26.


The conference will take place at the New York Marriott Marquis on September 15-16. Conference registration includes attendance at the WICT Touchstones Luncheon on September 15. During the luncheon, WICT will recognize the Woman of the Year and Woman to Watch. WICT will also celebrate the 20th Anniversary of its Betsy Magness Leadership Institute during the conference.


The WICT Leadership Conference marks the beginning of 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 cable telecommunications industry.


"Our industry recognizes the value and influence of diverse voices coming together, and we are pleased to join our partner organizations once again for Diversity Week in New York," said Christina Vergara, WICT's Vice President of Education & Program Development. "The WICT Leadership Conference provides an opportunity for our members and their colleagues in cable media to strengthen their skills and build strong connections."


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 interfacing 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 2014 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 2014 WICT Leadership Conference, as well as Viacom Media Networks/EPIX (Gold Sponsor); Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (Silver Sponsor); Suddenlink Communications (Bronze Sponsor); and HBO (Champion Sponsor).

WICT also gratefully acknowledges AMC Networks as the Premier Sponsor of the 2014 WICT Touchstones Luncheon.


About WICT
For 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 cable media. With nearly 10,000 members, WICT is the oldest and largest professional association serving women in the cable and telecommunications industry. Comcast|NBCUniversal, Time Warner Cable, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and Suddenlink Communications are WICT's Strategic Touchstone Partners. Please visit www.wict.org or follow @WICT on Twitter for more information.

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