National Council of State Telecom Association Executives (NCSTAE) Annual Conference
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9/6/2017 to 9/8/2017
When: Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Where: Inn and Spa at Loretto
211 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, New Mexico  87501
United States

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State Executive: $375
State Executive & Spouse: $625

Art Tour: Free (R.S.V.P. required)
Culinary Walking Tour: $120/person (registration required)

Lodging Reservations:

Inn and Spa at Loretto
211 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(866) 582-1646
Room block deadline: July 28

Thank you, sponsors!


Moss Adams




US Telecom



Registration is available by mail only. Please download the registration form (PDF) and send it with payment (check only) to:

PO Box 2473
Olympia, WA 98507

Agenda (draft)

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

10:00 a.m.

Optional Free Pre-Conference Tour of the New Mexico State Capitol Art Collection (sign-up required)


Lunch on your own

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Optional Pre-Conference Culinary Walking Tour of Santa Fe
Registration required, $120/person, group size limited to 20.
Tour includes appetizers and wine at four fabulous restaurants.

4:30 p.m.

Registration Opens

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Join us to officially kick off our 2017 Conference!
Hosted liquid refreshments
Lumanaria Garden

6:30 p.m.

Dinner on your own

Thursday, September 7, 2017

7:30 a.m.


8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast
Acoma Ballroom

8:30 a.m.

Meeting Begins with Welcome, Introductions and a Review of Anti-Trust Laws
Betty Buckley, President, NCSTAE Member Fan Club
Dave Duncan, CAE and CEO of the Iowa Communications Alliance
Tesuque Ballroom

9:45 a.m.

National Associations Roundtable — News from the FCC

10:30 a.m.

Serving Indian Country
Congressman Ben Ray Lujan
Tesuque Ballroom

11:15 a.m.

The Alaska Plan — What is it and what can we all learn from it?
Christine O’Conner
Tesuque Ballroom


Acoma South

1:00 p.m.

Life Line Update
Jessica Zufolo
Tesuque Ballroom

1:45 p.m.

Future of the Internet of Things
Bob Gnapp, NECA
Tesuque Ballroom

2:45 p.m.


3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Roundtable Discussion (State Executives Only)

5:00 p.m.

Private tour of Keshi: The Zuni Connection
Join us to learn about the art and culture of the Zuni Tribe

6:30 p.m.

To a Fine Day!
Lumanaria Patio

7:00 p.m.

Fine Dining with our Friends
Lumanaria Patio

Friday, September 8, 2017

8:00 a.m.

Acoma Ballroom

8:30 a.m.

National Executive Panel: What does the Trump Administration mean to our industry?
Tesuque Ballroom

9:30 a.m.

FCC by the Numbers
Moss Adams
Tesuque Ballroom

10:30 a.m.


10:45 a.m.

Why you Need an Employee Handbook and Other HR Solutions
Tesuque Ballroom


Acoma Ballroom

1:00 p.m.

Panel: Leveraging Partnerships
Moderated by Michael Romano, NTCA
Tesuque Ballroom

  • Electric Co-op
  • Municipalities
  • Tribes

2:00 p.m.

State Executives Closed Session: Lessons Learned Well and Those We’re Still Learning
How we can be a resource to other state execs, and resources we’re still hoping to develop.

4:00 p.m.

Election of Officers and Conclusion of Conference
Tesuque Ballroom

5:30 p.m.

Social Reception
Lumanaria Patio

6:30 p.m.

Dinner hosted by ITTA, NECA, NTCA, USTelecom and WTA
La Casa Sena

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