13th Annual

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TFI Communications Technology
Conference

January 25-26, 2018
Courtyard Marriott Downtown,
Austin Texas

Please visit the 2018 TFI Conference Page for information about the conference

 

Videos, Pictures, and Slides from the January 2017 conference

Overview Speakers Schedule Registration and Venue

Join us in exciting downtown Austin for the top technology conference for communications and valuation professionals. In its thirteenth 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.

Gain Background, Insights, and Forecasts:

  • Wireless Communications, including 5G and HetNets
  • Broadband & Video, including Gigabit networks and OTT
  • Network Technologies, such as SDN/NFV
  • Cutting-edge technologies like IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, and Vehicular Automation

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:

  • Strong policy or business interest in the communications network's future, or
  • Work in the tax, depreciation, and/or valuation area, or
  • Impacted by telecom, wireless, and cable television networks major asset changes
  • Value learning, sharing, and collaborating
2017 Conference
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TFI TEAM
Lawrence Vanston, PhD., Conference Director, President, TFI
Lawrence K. Vanston, Ph.D., President, TFI, CONFERENCE DIRECTOR

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

Ray Hodges, Senior Consultant, TFI

Carrie Vanston, TFI, Corporate Cultures That Rock

Carrie Vanston, Lead, Corporate Cultures that Rock

Carrie Vanston, TFI, Corporate Cultures That Rock

CONFERENCE LIASON:                  
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Helen Mary Marek, VP Operations & Creative Director, TFI

2018 Keynotes, Speakers, and Panelists to be announced.
We are currently working on a great lineup for 2018!
Please revisit this page for updates!

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2018 TFI Communications Technology & Asset Valuation Conference
Courtyard Marriott Downtown, Austin, Texas 

Basic Schedule

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2018

6:15–7:15 pm Pre-Conference Reception Meet & Greet, Rooftop

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 2018

8:30 am      Conference Day One Begins, Rio Grande Ballroom
12:30 pm    BBQ Lunch Break, Gatehouse
5:30 pm      Day One Ends
5:45–7 pm   Conference Reception – Rooftop

FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2018

8:30 am      Conference Day Two Begins, Rio Grande Ballroom
12:15 pm   Concluding Remarks
12:30 pm    Box Lunch Presentation and Discussion
1:20 pm     Conference Ends
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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
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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

"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 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
Deloitte

"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

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

"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

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2017 Conference Schedule

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VENUE:
Downtown Austin PhotoLocation/Accommodations: Courtyard Marriott Downtown, 300 E. 4th Street., Austin, TX, 512-236-8008 or 800-321-2211. Guest rooms for the conference are $229 per night. Please let the Marriott know you are with the TFI Conference.
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.

To receive updated seminar details, dates, and registration information for future sessions, please click here.

Please contact Helen Mary Marek at info@tfi.com or call us at (800) 835-3887 or (512) 258-8898 with any questions regarding the conference. ********************************************

Please visit the 2018 TFI Conference Page for information about the conference

Overview Speakers Schedule Registration and Venue

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SPONSORS

TFI Asset Valuation Conference Sponsor, AUS Consultants Depreciation & Valuation Practice

TFI Asset Valuation Conference Sponsor, CostQuest Associates


TFI Asset Valuation Conference Sponsor, Deloitte

What Attendees Say

“... a unique learning experience to be had via the lectures and interaction with the audience and TFI."

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 it."<

Jeffery S. Binkley,
Director, Deloitte

"… 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