Rep. Davis, Cox's Esser Head D.C. Diversity Program3/11/2009 3:12 PM Eastern
Congressman Artur Davis (D.- Ala.) and Cox Communications president Pat Esser will head the "Cable Cares About Diversity" program on April 2 in Washington, D.C.
The program, held by The Walter Kaitz Foundation, along with the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications, is scheduled for April 2 in Washington, D.C.
Part of Cable Show '09 and Cable Connection - Spring, April 1 -7, Cable Cares About Diversity is a one-day master class designed to bring information to a diverse group of "millennials." The purpose of the program: to educate students about the cable industry, expose them to business trends and opportunities, and help them understand how to interpret trends that will shape essential business strategies in the decade ahead.
"This is a wonderful opportunity for the cable industry to attract college students, representing multi-ethnic backgrounds, to pursue careers in the cable industry," said David Porter, executive director of The Walter Kaitz Foundation, in a statement. "By working closely with NAMIC, we are able to create partnerships among member companies that, in turn, provide the industry with a diverse talent pool of millennials for internships and hiring opportunities."
Noted NAMIC president Kathy Johnson: "For millennials, diversity and inclusion is a workplace imperative, and NAMIC is pleased to support the cable industry's efforts to attract and retain this new generation of talent. NAMIC is proud to partner with The Walter Kaitz Foundation and industry executives to develop a diverse pipeline of entrants into the cable industry."
The agenda is as follows: 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., welcome remarks and keynote address, Davis and Esser; 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m., "Cracking the Code with Cable Insiders" session; 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., "HR Confidential" session; 12:30-2 p.m., networking lunch; 2:15 p.m.- 3 p.m., "Young Turks: A View from the Inside" session; 3:30 p.m.- 5 p.m., exhibit floor tour; and 5 p.m. - 6 p.m., closing network reception.
The full agenda, including complete session descriptions, and application information are available online at www.walterkaitz.org/cablecares and www.namic.com. Application deadline for the program is March 20, 2009.