Join us in beautiful Downtown Austin as top industry leaders and professionals from around the country gather once again to connect with each other and learn about the latest trends and developments impacting communications and asset valuation.
Covering Communication Technology's Most Vital Interest Areas
Broadband & Video
Cutting Edge Technologies driving Communications such as IoT, Cognitive Computing, Fast Data, and Vehicular Automation
Leave this event understanding--and being able to explain--how technology is impacting the communications industry in 2017 and beyond
The latest overview and updates of changing communications technology
A summary and annual review of top communications trends by legendary forecaster Dr. Lawrence Vanston and his TFI experts
Illuminating discussions of current and emerging issues facing the communications technologies
Insights on the impact of these changes on asset valuation
Opportunities to connect and reconnect with top communications professionals and thought-leaders during special events
You should attend if you have one or more of the following:
A strong policy or business interest in the future of the communications network
Work in the tax, depreciation, and/or valuation area
Have an interest in changes involving the major assets of the telecom, wireless, and cable television networks
Value learning, sharing, and collaborating with other communications professionals
Past attendees include Communication Professionals involved with:
Finance, Asset Valuation and Property Tax
Legal and Regulatory
Depreciation and Asset Lives
Keynote & Speakers:
President and Founder, iGR (iGillottResearch, Inc.)
August (Augie) Grant, Ph.D.
Broadband & Video Speaker and Session Host
Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communications,University of South Carolina;
Co-Editor, Communications Technology Update and Fundementals, now in its 15th Edition
Lawrence K. Vanston, Ph.D.
President, Technology Futures, Inc.
More Top Communications Technology Keynotes, Guest Speakers & Panelists to be Announced Soon!
Conference Keynotes from our 2016 Conference were from NXP Semiconductors, PandoMedia, TFI, and The University of Texas at Austin Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering and focused on The Internet of Things, Wireless, and Broadband & Video.
Guest Speakers from our Jan 2016 Confernce: CHR Solutions, Dublinvention, Duff & Phelps, SocialCare, and University of South Carolina School of Journalism & Mass Communications
2016 Panelists were from AT&T, AUS Consultants CenturyLink, City of Austin, Correlation Advisors, CostQuest, Deloitte, Duff & Phelps Pecan Street, Inc., TFI, T-Mobile, and Verizon.
Stay tuned. We are putting together another great group for 2017!
Last Year's: 2016 Conference Speakers and Schedule
Sr. Consultant, Technology Futures, Inc.
Vice President, Communications, Technology Futures, Inc.
Lead, Corporate Cultures that Rock
Helen Mary Marek
VP Operations & Creative Director, Technology Futures, Inc.
Some of Our Previous Attendees:
- American Appraisal
- AT&T Mobility
- AUS Consultants
- Arizona Attorney
- General Office
- Baker Donelson
- Bexar Appraisal
- Blankenship Resources
- Capitol Appraisal Group
- CHR Solutions
- Collin County Appraisal
- Cricket Communications
- CostQuest Associates
- Dallas Central Appraisal
- Duff & Phelps
- Ernst & Young
- FMV Opinions
- Grant Thornton
- GVTC Communications
- Hiscock & Barclay, LLP
- Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley LLP
- Hill Ward Henderson
- Law Firm
- Law Offices of Peter Michaels
- Level 3 Communications
- Millinium Marketing
- Revenue Wisconsin
- Satai Network
- SC&H Group, LLC
- State of California Board of Equalization
- Tarrant County Appraisal
- Tax Compliance Inc.
- Thompson Reuters
- Time Warner Cable
- Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
- UHY Advisors
What Attendees Say:
"Thank you for putting on your seminars and conference. Although I have used various TFI tables over the years and read several of your publications, there is an additional and unique learning experience to be had via the lectures and interaction with the audience and TFI. Through the questions, comments, and answers one hears the issue presented from a variety of perspectives and has the opportunity to put in one's own words their own comments and questions to see if they understand it or not, etc. One-on-one with the authors, the experts, a wonderful educational opportunity."
Robert G. Strong, Tax Director, AT&T
"Based on TFI's knowledge, skills and experience, I strongly recommend their annual Technology Futures Asset Valuation Conference to anyone who is involved in assessing telecommunications equipment or anyone involved with telecommunications in some form or another."
Raul Reyes, Business Personal Property Supervisor, Dallas Central Appraisal District
"Great program...information is timely and program ties together well. Good for attendees with various background and interests. I highly recommend."
Jeffery S. Binkley, Senior Director, Thomson Reuters
"I found the insights on technology changes in-process and planned and their current and expected impact on replacement of assets most useful. Proper valuation must take into account technological externalities that will diminish the value of the existing assets. The technological innovations are having a such an impact that keeping up is essential. This conference keeps me up to date."
Roger Grabowski, Managing Director , Duff & Phelps
2017 Conference Schedule
Pre-Conference Reception -- Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 6:15 am - 7:15 pm
DAY 1 -- Thursday, January 26, 2017, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm + Reception
8:30 am Introductions and Welcome
8:40 am TFI Research: News and Overview – Lawrence Vanston, President, TFI
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
12:30 pm Lunch Break
1:30 - 5:45 pm
5:45 - 7:00 pm Reception
DAY 2 -- Friday, January 27, 2017, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm + Box Lunch
8:30 am - 12:30 pm Conference Ends
12:30 pm Box Lunch and Discussion
1:20 pm Lunch Ends
Last Year's: 2016 Conference Schedule
Location/Accomodations: Courtyard Marriott Downtown, 300 E. 4th Street., Austin, TX, 512-236-8008 or 800-321-2211. The hotel is in walking distance to Austin's famous 6th Street and is near the Texas State Capitol, the University of Texas, and other popular Austin sites. A limited block of rooms is being held under "TFI Asset Valuation" until January 4, 2017 at the rate of $229 for King, $239 for Queen/Queen, or $249 for an executive King per night -- plus tax. Register online (select the night(s) you plan to stay) or call for reservations and tell them you're with the TFI group.
This is a non-smoking facility with complimentary high-speed Internet and wireless access throughout the hotel.
For more information about Austin, please visit Austin 360 or Austin Chamber of Commerce.
(photo source: Marriott)
Please contact Helen Mary Marek at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (800) 835-3887 or (512) 258-8898 with any questions regarding the conference.
Registration Information -- See "Tickets" at Top of Page
Early Bird Special $895.00 -- Ends Dec 7, 2016
Early Bird Special Assessor/Academic/Government*: $265.00 -- Ends Dec 7, 2016
Regular General Admission: $995
Regular Assessor/Academic/Government Rate*: $295.00
*Special rate for assessors, government, or academia
Start 2017 with the latest knowledge and insights on the
key forces impacting your organization!