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TFI Technology Conference Jan 23-24, 2020

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Courtyard Marriott Downtown

300 E. 4th Street

Austin, TX 78701

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Join us for our 15th Annual TFI Technology Conference, Jan 23-24, 2020, in exciting downtown Austin, Texas. Once again industry leaders and professionals will gather to share the latest trends and developments impacting communications and asset valuation.

We are finalizing the 2020 TFI Technology Conference and schedule and inviting keynotes, speakers, and panelests, so be sure to visit this page often for updates!

Our 2019 Theme was 5G and its Business and Valuation Implications and included tax and valuation-specific segments in the conference to reinforce the relevance of technology change to asset valuation. We hope you’ll join your colleagues in 2020 in what promises to be another interesting and important event!

Gain Background, Insights, and Forecasts:

  • Wireless Communications, including 5G
  • Broadband & Video, including Gigabit networks and OTT
  • Network Technologies
  • Cutting-edge technologies such as virtual and augmented reality

Stay Relevant and Timely:

  • High level review of top communications trends
  • Informative presentations on key technologies
  • Illuminating discussions of current and emerging issues facing the communications industry
  • Important insights on the impact of these changes on asset valuation
  • Multiple opportunities to connect and reconnect with community and thought-leaders

You Should Attend If:

  • You have a business or policy interest in the communications network's future, or
  • You are involved with the valuation of communications assets, or
  • You are impacted by changes in the telecom, wireless, and cable television networks, or
  • You are active in the IoT, AI, VR or other up and coming communication technologies, and
  • You value learning, sharing, and collaborating with industry leaders and professionals

2019 TFI Technology Conference Printable PDF Brochure.

2019 Conference Sponsors

Thank you to the sponsors of our 14th Annual TFI Technology Conference:

Duff & Phelps

Assessment Valuation Advisors (Jeff Binkley's new firm)

Maura's Voice -- Special Sponsor

2019 TFI Technology Conference Sponsors

2020 Sponsorships Available: Contact TFI about Sponsorships

2019 Keynotes and Conference Speakers (List of 2020 Speakers will be added soon)

To give you an idea of the quality of our conference speakers, please visit our 2019 TFI Technology Conference page.

TFI Team:

Lawrence K. Vanston, Ph.D., Conference Director, President, TFI

Lawrence Vanston, PhD., Conference Director, President, TFI

Ray Hodges, Senior Consultant, Technology Futures, Inc.

Ray Hodges, Sr. Consultant, TFI

Carrie Vanston, The Energy Accelerator

Carrie Vanston, Corporate Cultures That Rock and TFI

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

Conference Liaison

Helen Mary Vanston Marek, TFI, VanMarek Design

2019 Conference Schedule (Check back for 2020 schedule)

2020 TFI Technology Conference logo

To give you an idea of the schedule for our program, visit our 2019 TFI Technology Conference page

To give you an idea of the quality of our keynotes, speakers, and panelists, please see our 2019 TFI Technology Conference Schedule, Slides, Videos, Bios & Photos

Past attendees include those from:

  • Communications Policy

  • Finance, Asset Valuation and Property Tax

  • Strategic Forecasting

  • Market Strategy

  • Network Planning

  • Legal and Regulatory

  • Depreciation and Asset Lives

  • New Technology Startups and Developers

Some of Our Previous Attendees

What Attendees Say

"Great program... information is timely and program ties together well. Good for attendees with various background and interests. I highly recommend it." ―Jeffery S. Binkley, CEO, Assessment Valuation Advisors

"...a unique learning experience to be had via the lectures and interaction with the audience and TFI."
―Robert G. Strong, Tax Director, AT&T

"Practical information from industry insiders provided me insight I haven't found anywhere else." Augie Grant, Professor, University of South Carolina

"Great conference as always! Too many excellent speakers to list. Particularly remember 5G presentation."
―Dmitriy Matsyshen, Sr. Tax Manager, T-Mobile

"5 Stars! Informative sessions with dedicated speakers."
―Paul Tucker, Independent Appraiser

"Nice update on technology. ..."
―Charles Burkhardt, Senior Consultant, CostQuest

"Great range of topics & speakers that were both fascinating and provocative."
―Jim Dombrowski, Property Tax Manager, Verizon

"Based on TFI's knowledge, skills and experience, I strongly recommend this 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

"...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

"Great conference for all of those who want an update on trends in the communications industry and the technologies impacting it. As an academic, I found it especially valuable in providing me ideas of what I need to be looking out for in my own areas of interest.
―Kim Houser, Business Law Professor, Washington State University

Registration Information:

Click here or see "Tickets" at Top of Page

General Registration: $995 (Early bird $895)

Assessor/Academic/Government* Rate: $95 (Early bird $85)

*Special rate for assessors, government, or academia

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Start the year with the latest knowledge and insights on

the key forces impacting your organization!

Venue: Courtyard Marriott Downtown

Location/Accommodations: Courtyard Marriott Downtown, 300 E. 4th Street., Austin, TX, 512-236-8008 or 844-473-3959. We have a limited block of guest rooms available at the special rate of $239 per night.

The hotel is in walking distance to Austin's best live music venues and restaurants and near the Texas State Capitol, the University of Texas, and other popular Austin sites. This is a non-smoking facility with complimentary high-speed Internet and wireless access throughout the hotel. (photo source: Marriott)

For more information about Austin, please visit Austin 360 or Austin Chamber of Commerce.


Please contact Helen Mary Marek, at hmvmarek@tfi.com or call us at (512) 258-8898 with any questions regarding the conference.

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