The Iowa DTV Symposium 2004 will be held October 5, 6, and 7 at the Des Moines Marriott Hotel.


All registrants will be notified via e-mail the availability of Symposium presentations and streaming videos. At your leisure, you will be able to view them on the Iowa DTV Symposium 2003 Web site.

Listen / View 2003 Presentations.


It's official! John Orlando, Executive Vice President for Government Relations at the National Association of Broadcasters, will keynote the Iowa DTV Symposium.

The 9th annual DTV Symposium kicks off with a bang as John Orlando delivers the keynote address at the opening day luncheon Tuesday, October 28, 2003. Be sure to make your travel plans to arrive early on Tuesday so as not to miss it.

Mr. Orlando's remarks will address the following topics:
- Where Washington stands on the transition to digital television.
- Who are the major players?
- What is necessary for continued success?


The invitation is extended to all personnel associated with the transition to digital, both technical and content. Everything begins Tuesday, October 28 with a keynote lunch followed by panel discussions then continues October 29 and 30 with scintillating, provocative presentations sure to enlighten and enrich your understanding of the digital realm. Everything will wrap up October 30 at 3:00 pm. Interested? Click on the above links for technical or content and take a look at the tentative agenda we are working on for 2003.(Titles and times are subject to change.) REGISTER EARLY, SPACE IS LIMITED!

Breaks, lunches throughout the Symposium and lunch on the 28th are provided through the generosity of the sponsoring organizations. These provisions by the sponsors allow us, once again, to produce an event without charging a registration fee. We are very appreciative of their support.


Detailed directions to the Hotel Fort Des Moines may be found here.


Please look at the HOTELS & TRAVEL on the Web site. The host hotel for this year's Symposium is The Hotel Fort Des Moines. A block of rooms has been placed under Iowa DTV Symposium 2003. Reservations will be taken on a first come, first served basis. All attempts will be made to accomodate your request but the host hotel does fill up quickly. Please don't wait, call 515.243-1161 and make your reservations today!


If you are flying into the Des Moines International Airport, I have made some arrangements with our travel agent, Shorts Travel, for a possible discount rate. You must book your travel through them in order to receive the possible discount. Call them at 1-800-568-7045 ask them for the Iowa DTV Symposium rate for the November meeting. Their Web site is or you can email Tina or Angie at Tell them Karen sent you!


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