TFI Announces its 3rd Annual Public Seminars and Conference: Technology Forecasting Mini Seminar, Broadband Futures Seminar, and Technology Futures Asset Valuation Conference

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Technology Futures, Inc. (TFI) announces its 3rd annual seminars and conference: Technology Forecasting Mini Seminar, Broadband Futures Seminar, and Technology Futures Asset Valuation Conference, scheduled February 6-8, 2008, respectively, at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown in Austin, Texas. Trends in technology, broadband, and telecommunications are changing the industry at a dramatic rate. Readers are looking for insight into where the future is going and how to best get there. Inclusion of one or more of these sessions in the calendar or upcoming events section of websites and publications would be an excellent way to make readers aware of resources that will help them craft innovative, future-proof strategies that fit their organizations.

Technology Futures, Inc. (TFI) announces its 3rd annual seminars and conference: Technology Forecasting Mini Seminar, Broadband Futures Seminar, and Technology Futures Asset Valuation Conference, scheduled February 6-8, 2008, respectively, at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown in Austin, Texas. Trends in technology, broadband, and telecommunications are changing the industry at a dramatic rate. Readers are looking for insight into where the future is going and how to best get there. Inclusion of one or more of these sessions in the calendar or upcoming events section of websites and publications would be an excellent way to make readers aware of resources that will help them craft innovative, future-proof strategies that fit their organizations.

(1) Technology Forecasting Mini Seminar, http://www.tfi.com/sems/public_tfms.html
Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2008, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: The Marriott Courtyard Downtown, Austin, Texas
Overview: This seminar provides an overview of the philosophy and methods behind Technology Futures' Five Views of the Future Strategic Analysis Framework, http://www.tfi.com/rescon/five_views.html , for planning and forecasting. This framework allows the consideration of both tangibles and intangibles, and has resulted in accurate forecasts by Technology Futures during the past 29 years in fields such as communications, information technology, and consumer electronics.
Seminar Leader: Lawrence K. Vanston, Ph.D., President, TFI, http://www.tfi.com/staff/bios/vanstonl.html
Presenters: John H. Vanston, Ph.D., Chairman, TFI, http://www.tfi.com/staff/bios/vanstonj.html ; David Smith, Vice President, TFI, http://www.tfi.com/staff/bios/smithd.html
Price: $495
Location: Courtyard Marriott Downtown, Austin, Texas
Contact: Helen Mary Marek by e-mail or (800) TEK-FUTR, (512) 258-8898
Sponsoring Organization: Technology Futures, Inc.
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(2) Broadband Futures Seminar, http://www.tfi.com/sems/public_bf.html
Date: Thursday, February 7, 2008, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: The Marriott Courtyard Downtown, Austin, Texas
Overview: Broadband is now generally recognized as the key to success in the communications industry. It has become top priority for carriers, suppliers, users, and potential new players. This seminar provides a comprehensive review of broadband trends and their driving forces, and provides Technology Futures' latest forecasts and insights regarding broadband and its applications including VoIP, IP video, and wireless broadband.
Seminar Director: Lawrence K. Vanston, Ph.D., President, TFI, http://www.tfi.com/staff/bios/vanstonl.html
Presenters: David Smith, Vice President, TFI, http://www.tfi.com/staff/bios/smithd.html ; and Kermit Ross, Founder and Principal, Millennium Marketing
Price: $495
Location: Courtyard Marriott Downtown, Austin, Texas
Contact: Helen Mary Marek by e-mail or (800) TEK-FUTR, (512) 258-8898
Sponsoring Organization: Technology Futures, Inc.
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(3) Technology Futures Asset Valuation Conference, http://www.tfi.com/sems/public_ibt.html
Date: Friday, February 8, 2008, 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
Location: The Marriott Courtyard Downtown, Austin, Texas
Overview: The necessity to provide very-high-speed broadband will cause the obsolescence and ultimate replacement of much of the existing communications equipment in the traditional telephone, wireless, and cable television networks. This conference focuses on how to quantify the impact of technology change on the value of communications assets. It also addresses important current issues in three featured sessions with invited panelists.
Conference Director: Lawrence K. Vanston, Ph.D., President, TFI, http://www.tfi.com/staff/bios/vanstonl.html
Presenter: Ray L. Hodges, Senior Consultant, TFI, http://www.tfi.com/staff/bios/hodges.html
Panel Speakers: Pam Willmoth, Corporate Tax Department, AT&T Mobility; Carl Hoemke, Managing Director, Duff & Phelps; Jeffery Binkley, Managing Director, Thomson Property Tax Services; Mark Semerad, Manager, Property Tax, Level 3 Communications; other invited panelists to be announced
Price: $495
Location: Courtyard Marriott Downtown, Austin, Texas
Contact: Helen Mary Marek by e-mail or (800) TEK-FUTR, (512) 258-8898
Sponsoring Organization: Technology Futures, Inc.
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Attendees receive a discount for attending more than one day: $495, $945 for two days, or $1,250 for all three days. For course topics, who should attend, and further information on this series, please click the links above or contact Carrie Vanston (see below).

Seminars/Conference Director Lawrence K. Vanston, Ph.D., http://www.tfi.com/staff/bios/vanstonl.html , is an internationally-recognized authority in the use of technology forecasting in the telecom industry. His research reports and forecasts are used and referenced extensively worldwide. His forecasting track-record (see attached sample) is legend. The September 21, 1998 issue of The Wall Street Journal featured an in-depth interview entitled "Consultant's Call: Lawrence Vanston Makes Some Pretty Bold Predictions for the Future of Telecommunications. He Has Been Right Before." The predictions therein have come true as well.

For 29 years, Technology Futures has helped organizations plan for the future by offering outstanding technology forecasting, strategic planning, trend analysis, and strategic market research services in high-technology and telecom technologies. Drawing on proven, quantifiable forecasting methods and strategic applications, we combine the vision of the futurist with the down-to-earth judgment of the technologist. Let us be "Your Bridge to the Future."

We are always happy to comment on the subjects of technology and telecom trends. For a list of citations by our staff members, please see TFI News, http://www.tfi.com/pressroom/tfinews.html . For press information, please see our Press Room, http://www.tfi.com/pressroom/index.html .    

PRESS CONTACT: Please contact Ms. Carrie Vanston by e-mail or at (800) TEK-FUTR, (512) 258-8898 with questions about the seminars, and/or to arrange an interview with Dr. Vanston, or other technology and telecom experts at Technology Futures.

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