2024 Annual Meeting & Expo – Call for Speakers
March 25-27, 2024
Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, Des Moines, IA

Iowa Communications Alliance is planning for the 2024 Annual Meeting & Expo, scheduled for March 25-27, 2024, at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines, Iowa. 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 Ideas Include (not limited to)

General Session Topics:

  • How to create a good company culture
  • Attracting and retaining top talent
  • Trends with company policies and practices
  • Other funding opportunities for companies – what’s out there and how to apply for it?
  • Generational differences in expectations from your provider
  • BEAD and NOFA funding opportunities
  • Supply Chain Availability
  • Low Earth Orbiting Satellites
  • How can we leverage AI tools to become more efficient?

Marking & CSR Track:

  • Marketing on a budget (and small staff)
  • SEO Optimization and how to implement at your company
  • Building a better virtual presence (i.e. Facebook/Website)
  • Current trends and hot topics in marketing
  • Understanding ways to explain fiber to the home to customers.
  • Effective marketing for marketing fiber to the home.
  • Educating customers and clients on the importance and cost of fiber to the home.

Board of Directors Track:

  • Board governance and understanding of financial statements
  • Planning for the future and succession planning
  • Ransomware & cybersecurity – what you need to know at a director level.

Technical Track:

  • Information on IPV6 (versus IPV4) and CGNAT considerations
  • Wireless technology and how the bandwidth will need to change
  • Network optimization – What do we plan for? What’s next?
  • Applications for technicians
  • Fiber modernization
  • Wi-Fi 6E and 7
  • TV Services – Where is it going?  

Other topics are welcome that would be fit for the audience.  If you have a different topic to submit, don’t hesitate to do so.   Please fill out the call for speakers on the ICA website by September 20th. 

Submit Proposal Here