2021 Annual Meeting & Expo

Iowa Communications Alliance is planning for the 2021 Annual Meeting & Expo to be both in-person and virtually streamed for March 29-31st. The in-person conference will be held at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Please note, upon submitting your proposal, we are requiring all presenters to be committed to presenting in-person at the convention center.

We are looking for dynamic, impactful, and educational presentations valuable for the ICA membership. If your company is interested in participating in the program, please review the information below.

Topics of Interest

Submissions are not limited to the following topics, but the membership is particularly interested in proposals for the following:

  • How can rural providers benefit from the expansion of 5G into rural markets or “get in the game” of 5G?
  • Autonomous Driving – can rural broadband and 5G handle this technology?
  • New revenue options or state funded opportunities and other revenue streams ideas for telecommunication businesses  
  • How will Low Earth Orbits affect rural America?
  • How can the telecommunications company incorporate Adaptive Bit Rate into their company business model?
  • Success stories to come out of COVID-19 while assisting other entities (i.e. Fire Department, EMS Services, Teachers, Healthcare Professionals, etc.)
  • Cyber security and social engineering reminders
  • Capital credit trends 
  • Basic financial report readings – What do the numbers and metrics mean?
  • Finding top talent during a pandemic
  • Succession planning for boards and management
  • The effects of Stir/Shaken on your company
  • Training your customers on in-home applications and technology (Wi-Fi Cameras, Roku, Amazon Firestick, Home Security, etc.)
  • Risk management
  • Business continuity and disaster recovery planning
  • Digital marketing strategies for 2021
  • Leadership at any level
  • Top trends to look for in rural broadband for 2021

Submission Instructions
If you have a topic idea that is not listed above, please feel free to submit your topic at the proposal link. We welcome any and all submissions! Submissions should include a session title, description (150 words max), and speaker name/title/bio. Submit via the form below. 

All submissions must be made by Noon, Tuesday, November 10thAn ICA staff member will notify you via e-mail Friday, November 13th if your speaker submission was chosen from the committee. Thank you for your interest in speaking to ICA members.

Submit Your Proposal Here