TelecomNEXT runs March 19-23 at the Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas.


12:30-2:30 p.m. Future of Content Distribution Lunch presented by B&C and Multichannel News

3-5 p.m. Keynote: Introduction by Walter McCormick, USTelecom president and CEO; Verizon chairman and CEO Ivan Seidenberg; Disney president and CEO Bob Iger; Time Warner Cable president and CEO Glenn Britt; NTT president and CEO Norio Wada; Variety president and publisher Charlie Koones; A One-on-One Conversation With Dick Wolf of “Law & Order”

5-6:30 p.m. Opening Party


8-10 a.m. Keynote: AT&T chairman and CEO Edward E. Whitacre Jr.; Cisco president and CEO John Chambers; EMBARQ CEO Dan Hesse; Cingular president and CEO Stan Sigman; FCC chairman Kevin Martin; Microsoft president, Entertainment and Devices, Robbie Bach


8-10 a.m. Keynotes: BellSouth chairman and CEO Duane Ackerman; Alcatel president and COO Mike Quigley; Siemens president – Networks Division, Harald Braun

Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions panel moderated by president and CEO Susan Miller; Lucent Chief Strategy Officer Janet Davidson; Intel VP – Digital Enterprise Group and GM – Communications Infrastructure Group, Doug Davis; Alcatel North America SVP and CTO Kenny Frank

3:30-5 p.m. Keynote: DiversityNEXT panel: Alltel president and CEO Scott T. Ford, Juniper Networks Chairman and CEO Scott Kriens, Lucent Technologies president John Meyer

Emerging and Independent Networks panel: 2005 “The Apprentice” winner Randall Pinkett; Black Family Channel president and CEO – production, Robert Townsend; SiTV chairman Jeff Valdez; the America Channel chairman and CEO Doron Gorshein; the Tennis Channel chairman and CEO Ken Solomon


8-9 a.m. Keynote: European Telecommunications Network Operators Assn. director Michael Bartholomew; FCC commissioners Jonathan S. Adelstein, Michael J. Copps and Deborah Taylor Tate; U.S. Dept. of State, U.S. Coordinator for Intl. Communications and Information Policy Ambassador David A. Gross

Full sked at www.telecom-next.com/schedule.htm