TFI Communications Technology & Asset Valuation Conference | Jan 26-27 2017
$265 – $995
TFI Communications Technology & Asset Valuation Conference | Jan 26-27 2017

TFI Communications Technology & Asset Valuation Conference | Jan 26-27 2017

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Courtyard Marriott Downtown

300 E. 4th Street

Austin, TX

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Join us in exciting downtown Austin for the top technology conference for communications and vaulation professionals. In its twelfth year, the TFI conference unites industry, consultants, and government with experts in the technologies that are revolutionizing the industry and impacting the values of communication assets.

Excellent coverage of background, insights, and forecasts on:

  • Wireless Communications, including 5G and HetNets
  • Broadband & Video, including Gigabit networks and OTT
  • Network Technologies, such as SDN/NFV
  • Cutting-edge technologies like IoT, Cognitive Computing, Fast Data, and Vehicular Automation

Stay relevant and timely by understanding and being able to explain how technology is impacting the communications industry in 2017 and beyond with:

  • A high level review of top communications trends by legendary forecaster Dr. Lawrence Vanston
  • Informative presentations on key technologies by topnotch keynoters and featured speakers
  • Illuminating discussions of current and emerging issues facing the communications industry by distinguished panelists and the audience
  • Important insights on the impact of these changes on asset valuation
  • Multiple opportunities to connect and reconnect with fellow valuation 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

  • Impacted by changes in the major assets of the telecom, wireless, and cable television networks

  • Value learning, sharing, and collaborating with like-minded individuals

Past attendees include Communication Professionals involved with:

  • Communications Policy

  • Finance, Asset Valuation and Property Tax

  • Strategic Forecasting

  • Market Strategy

  • Network Planning

  • Legal and Regulatory

  • Depreciation and Asset Lives

Keynotes & Speakers:

More Top Communications Technology Keynotes, Guest Speakers & Panelists to be Announced Soon!

Wireless Keynote: 

Iain Gillott, IGR

Iain Gillott
President and Founder,
 iGR (iGillottResearch, Inc.)

Computer Vision Keynote:

Kristen Grauman, University of Texas

Kristen Grauman,
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science, University of Texas at Austin

Guest Technologist:

Byron Reese, Futurist, Entreprneur, Technologist

Byron Reese
Futurist, Entrepreneur, Technologist
Publisher of Gigaom


Anne Boyen, After the Millenials

Anne Boysen
President & Founder, After the Millenials
Alliance Partner,The Pearson Strategy Group
Vice President, Central Texas World Future Society

August Grant, PhD, Professor, University of South CarolinaAugust (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 Fundamentalsnow in its 15th Edition 

Lawrence Vanston, PhD., Conference Director

Lawrence K. Vanston, Ph.D.
Conference Director
President, Technology Futures, Inc.

Ray Hodges, Sr. Consultant, TFIRay Hodges
Sr. Consultant, Technology Futures, Inc.

Carrie Vanston, TFI, Corporate Cultures That Rock

Carrie Vanston
Vice President, Communications, Technology Futures, Inc.
Lead, Corporate Cultures that Rock

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

Conference Liason:

Helen Mary Vanston Marek, TFI, VanMarek Design

Helen Mary Marek
VP Operations & Creative Director, Technology Futures, Inc.

2016 Sponsors

Special thanks to our 2016 Conference Sponsors, AUS, Costquest, and Deloitte.
2017 Sponsorhips Available

Some of Our Previous Attendees:

  • 3M
  • Advantax
  • American Appraisal
  • AT&T
  • AT&T Mobility
  • AUS Consultants
  • Arizona Attorney 
  • General Office
  • Baker Donelson
  • Bexar Appraisal
  • BCRI
  • Blankenship Resources
  • Capitol Appraisal Group
  • CenturyLink
  • CHR Solutions
  • Clearwire
  • Collin County Appraisal
  • Comcast
  • Cricket Communications
  • CostQuest Associates
  • Dallas Central Appraisal
  • Deloitte
  • Duff & Phelps
  • Embarq
  • Ernst & Young
  • FTTH
  • FMV Opinions
  • Grant Thornton
  • GVTC Communications
  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP
  • Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley LLP
  • Hill Ward Henderson 
  • Law Firm
  • KPMG
  • Law Offices of Peter Michaels
  • Level 3 Communications
  • Millinium Marketing
  • Qwest
  • Revenue Wisconsin
  • Satai Network
  • SC&H Group, LLC
  • Sprint/Nextel
  • State of California Board of Equalization
  • Tarrant County Appraisal
  • Tax Compliance Inc.
  • Thompson Reuters
  • Time Warner Cable
  • T-Mobile
  • TRCI
  • Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
  • UHY Advisors
  • Verizon

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

More details coming soon!

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

Morning Topic(s)
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
12:30 pm    Lunch Break

Afternoon Topic(s)  
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

Morning Topic(s)
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/AccomodationsCourtyard 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 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

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Start 2017 with the latest knowledge and insights on the 
key forces impacting your organization!

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