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2023 NATOA Annual Conference, Long Beach, CA

2023 NATOA Annual Conference, Long Beach, CA

October 2 - 5, 2023

Monday, October 2, 2023 at 1:00 PM (PDT) to Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 9:00 PM (PDT)

* Registration open until 10/5/23 at 8:00 AM (PST)

Event Details



Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - Join National Edward R. Murrow and Emmy Award winning storyteller Mike Castellucci for this year’s Storytelling Workshop and learn how to “Phone It In.” A pioneer in new technology storytelling, Mike will show you how to film your stories using your phone and other equipment to produce a quality story.  

  • Learn what kind of equipment you can use within your budget to take your productions to the next level.
  • Learn how to tell a story that resonates with your audience and grabs their attention.


Whether a one person shop or a member of a large department, his tips and tricks will help you excel and serve your community better.

HANDS ON EXPERIENCE! Attendees will take what they learn and film their own video in downtown Long Beach to be discussed by the group. The Hyatt Regency Long Beach and the surrounding areas will provide the perfect location for your story. *Mike will show as many videos as time allows. 

NATOA’s Conference is the premiere educational event for local government telecommunications professionals working on communications, multimedia, programming, wireless, broadband, franchising and siting issues in today’s ever-changing landscape. Join over 200 local government professionals from across the country and learn the latest on emerging issues and cutting edge technology in your career.

Experts from all facets of telecommunications will be sharing case studies, solutions and proven strategies to enhance your skills, your profession and your community. Get practical insights on the latest trends while participating in interactive panel discussions, immersive conference workshops and peer networking in beautiful Long Beach, CA.

From the Government Programming Awards to the Community Broadband Awards to many other conference honors get your work nationally recognized and meet other individuals and organizations of distinction.

NATOA brings you keynote speakers, hands-on tech demos, tours and interactive exhibits relevant to your planning and decision-making process when you return home.

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NATOA has reserved a block of rooms at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach Hotel at the per diem rate of $183 plus tax. To reserve a room at the discounted NATOA rate, BOOK HERE or call (562) 491-1234 and ask for the NATOA Annual Conference group rate. The discounted NATOA rate is available until September 8, 2023 or until the block is full. NATOA's room block has filled to capacity in the past and we cannot guarantee that additional rooms can be added to the block. We encourage you to make your reservations early to ensure you receive the discounted rate. 

The discounted rate is available 3 days before/after the conference, based on hotel availability.

* The NATOA Conference room rate includes complimentary high speed internet access in the sleeping rooms. The $25 daily destination fee does not apply to NATOA's room block and will not appear as a charge on your bill. 

NOTE: NATOA does not contract with travel agencies, housing bureaus or room representatives. If someone other than NATOA staff or the hotel reach out regarding your reservation, please consider it a scam and notify NATOA immediately.


Long Beach is accessible by a number of airports. Los Angeles area traffic is often congested and the mileage shown does not reflect travel time to the hotel.

Long Beach Airport, Daugherty Field (LGB): 10 miles

Los Angeles Airport (LAX): 21 miles

John Wayne Airport (SNA): 23 miles

Burbank Airport (BUR): 43 miles

Ontario Airport (ONT): 53 miles

Each airport offers various transportation options to the Hyatt Regency Long Beach Hotel, including shuttles and ride-sharing options. 

Parking: NATOA attendees will receive a 10% discount on overnight self-parking rates (currently $33)


Join us Monday, October 2nd from 1:00 - 4:30 pm for a private tour of SoFi Stadium, the unparalleled, first indoor-outdoor stadium to be constructed. Participants will be treated to a guided tour of the entire facility and multimedia set up. Tour also includes access to the Kinsey Collection Art Exhibit. Truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Separate ticket purchase required. Limited tickets available, tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. All others will be wait-listed and added if space becomes available.

$45 per person, includes round-trip transportation. The shuttle will depart from the Hyatt Regency Long Beach Hotel promptly at 1:00 pm. 


Wednesday, October 4th, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for a taste of Spain in Long Beach! We have reserved the private VIP Theater at Café Sevilla for an evening of fun, music, and delicious food. Bring your dancing shoes as we will have a DJ, dancing and
private salsa dancing lessons!
Café Sevilla is located at 140 Pine Avenue, 0.4 miles from the hotel.
(The reception is included in all Full Conference, Wednesday and Exhibitor registrations. Additional tickets can be purchased separately in advance.)


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Karen Anderson at