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2024 NATOA Annual Conference, Charleston, SC

2024 NATOA Annual Conference, Charleston, SC

August 25 - 28, 2024

Sunday, August 25, 2024 at 5:00 PM (EDT) to Wednesday, August 28, 2024 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

* Registration open until 8/25/24 at 3:00 PM (EST)

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 hundreds of 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 Charleston, SC.

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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* The opinions expressed are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the policies or views of NATOA. NATOA endeavors to provide a robust discussion of the topic so differences in opinions may occur.

Nonfiction Storytelling for Impact Featuring Amy DeLouise

Storytelling with non-actors in a real world environment can be a challenge. How do you craft compelling short videos while meeting your deadlines and organizational objectives? How do you “scout” and film in a not-so-exciting location? Or draw compelling, authentic soundbites from your not-so-camera-experienced subject? In this workshop, you’ll be guided by an expert digital storyteller revealing proven strategies to overcome these challenges and make your nonfiction videos deliver impact. From crafting a story arc to designing your creative and technical briefs, from shot coverage planning to the underutilized role of audio in story, this case-study filled workshop will bring you many aha moments. And you’ll leave with tips like ways to get better interview answers to make your edit easier.  Join this engaging workshop and enjoy new ways to improve your craft.

  • Crafting a Nonfiction Story (Motivating Viewers, Story Arc and Why It Matters, Ideation, Creative & Technical Briefs)
  • Scripting & Preparation for Interview/Soundbite-Driven Stories (Shot Planning, Location Scouting Strategies, Audio Storytelling, Shot Coverage, Thinking Ahead to the Edit)
  • The Art of the Interview (Preparing for an interview, Authenticity tips, Introduction to Learning Styles and Interview Practice)
  • Interview Tips & Tricks (Question Techniques, Getting the Answers You Need in the Time You Have, Handling Challenging Interviewees)

Credits Price
NATOA Member Registration
Full conference registration includes admission to all educational sessions, exhibits, luncheons, refreshment breaks, receptions and handout materials. It does not include optional activities or meals for guests. Registration Ends 7/31/24 at 11:59 PM EDT
$875.00
Govt Non-Member Registration
Full conference registration includes admission to all educational sessions, exhibits, luncheons, refreshment breaks, receptions and handout materials. It does not include optional activities or meals for guests. Registration Ends 7/31/24 at 11:59 PM EDT
$1,145.00
Non-Member Private Sector Registration
Full conference registration includes admission to all educational sessions, exhibits, luncheons, refreshment breaks, receptions and handout materials. It does not include optional activities or meals for guests. Registration Ends 7/31/24 at 11:59 PM EDT
$1,245.00
Credits Price
NATOA Member Registration - One Day
One day registration includes that day’s concurrent educational sessions, refreshment breaks, any meals and handout materials. Optional activities and guest meals are not included. You may register for one or two days, otherwise you must register for the entire conference. Registration Ends 8/28/24 at 11:59 PM EDT
$410.00
Government Non-Member Registration - One Day
One day registration includes that day’s concurrent educational sessions, refreshment breaks, any meals and handout materials. Optional activities and guest meals are not included. You may register for one or two days, otherwise you must register for the entire conference. Registration Ends 8/28/24 at 11:59 PM EDT
$510.00
Non-Member Private Sector Registration - One Day
One day registration includes that day’s concurrent educational sessions, refreshment breaks, any meals and handout materials. Optional activities and guest meals are not included. You may register for one or two days, otherwise you must register for the entire conference. Registration Ends 8/28/24 at 11:59 PM EDT
$560.00
NATOA Member Registration - Two Days
Two-day registration includes that day’s concurrent educational sessions, refreshment breaks, any meals and handout materials. Optional activities and guest meals are not included. Registration Ends 8/28/24 at 11:59 PM EDT
$820.00
Government Non-Member Registration - Two Days
Two-day registration includes that day’s concurrent educational sessions, refreshment breaks, any meals and handout materials. Optional activities and guest meals are not included. Registration Ends 8/28/24 at 11:59 PM EDT
$1,020.00
Non-Member Private Sector Registration - Two Days
Two-day registration includes that day’s concurrent educational sessions, refreshment breaks, any meals and handout materials. Optional activities and guest meals are not included. Registration Ends 8/28/24 at 11:59 PM EDT
$1,120.00
Credits Price
2024 Exhibit Booth - NATOA Member
* Two exhibit staff passes * Recognition in NATOA marketing materials * Registration list pre- and post-conference Registration Ends 9/1/24 at 11:59 PM EDT
$2,500.00
2024 Exhibit Booth - Non-Member
* Two exhibit staff passes * Recognition in NATOA marketing materials * Registration list pre- and post-conference Registration Ends 9/1/24 at 11:59 PM EDT
$3,500.00
Additional Exhibitor Pass
Additional exhibitor staff pass - includes the Happy Hour Reception on Monday, August 26th and all events on Tuesday, August 27th. Does not include offsite networking events that require a separate ticket.

If you plan to attend other portions of the conference, you may also purchase a single-day or full conference pass. Contact Karen at kanderson@natoa.org with questions. 
$250.00

NATOA ROOM BLOCK

NATOA has reserved a block of rooms at the Charleston Marriott Hotel at the special rate of $227 plus tax. The discounted NATOA rate is available until July 24, 2024 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. 

Use this link to reserve a room at the NATOA discounted rate or call reservations at (843) 723-3000 and ask for the NATOA Annual Conference group rate. The discounted rate is available 3 days before/after the conference, based on hotel availability.

If you would like a room on nights outside of the Conference dates of August 25-28, we strongly encourage you to make your reservations as soon as possible. These shoulder dates are very limited. 

* The NATOA Conference room rate includes complimentary WiFi internet access in the sleeping rooms.  

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.

TRANSPORTATION

The Charleston Marriott is located 12 miles from Charleston International Airport (CHS).  The airport offers ride sharing, taxi and shuttle options, and rental car options.

Parking: Daily self-parking rates are $15 per day and Valet parking is $22 per day.

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Karen Anderson at kanderson@natoa.org