Cox's Woisard, ESPN's LaPlaca To Co-Chair Forum 2013

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Leigh Woisard, vice president of public affairs at Cox Communications, and Chris LaPlaca, senior vice president of corporate communications at ESPN Inc., will serve as co-chairs for the Association of Cable Communicators annual educational conference Forum 2013.

The conference will be held in Washington, D.C., May 8-10, in the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. Forum 2013 immediately follows NCTA's Key Contact Conference, May 6-8, which kicks off the week at the same hotel. During Forum, cable industry professionals will strengthen their communications and public affairs skills, share best practices, and gain an enhanced understanding of how communications and public affairs impact their organizations.

Newly redesigned and relocating back to the nation's capital after stints in New York City and Denver, Forum 2013 is dedicated to cable communications and public affairs professionals who have responsibilities that incorporate communications, government affairs, public relations, customer service, publicity or any combination of these duties, ACC said in a release. Delegates range from front line employees to senior executives who share innovations, explore industry trends and discuss technological advances affecting the full spectrum of communications and public affairs issues.

The Beacon Awards ceremony will be one of the highlights of the conference, with winners announced during an awards dinner on Thursday evening, May 9.  This year’s entry deadline for the Beacon Awards is March 22.