ACC moves conference and Beacon Awards to D.C.

The Association of Cable Communicators said Thursday that it will move its annual conference and awards program this year to Washington, D.C.

For several years each fall, ACC has held its ACC Forum conference and The Beacon Awards Ceremony in New York during the cable industry's Diversity Week. While Women in Cable Telecommunications and the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications still plan to hold conferences in New York in October, ACC said it will run its Forum and Beacon Awards in D.C. on May 9.

ACC executive director Steve Jones told FierceCable Thursday that ACC's board decided to move the event from New York to D.C. in order to draw executives that will be attending the Key Contact Conference that has been scheduled by the National Cable & Telecommunications Association. "The board felt there was a much better fit," Jones said.

ACC, whose members include communications and public affairs officials at cable MSOs, networks and technology providers, said it has set an entry deadline of March 22 for its Beacon Awards program.

NCTA also plans to hold The Cable Show Convention in D.C. in June. The American Cable Association also holds its annual ACA Summit conferences in the D.C. area.

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