2023 WTA Fall Educational Forum

The need for robust broadband has never been more apparent and your company plays an increasingly critical role in the health of your communities. How can we learn from these rough roads and uphill climbs? What’s around the bend in the path ahead and how can we prepare? What adjustments do we need to make to new situations and obstacles?
These questions and many others will be addressed at WTA’s 2023 Fall Educational Forum in Coeur d’Alene, ID from September 10-13 at the beautiful and serene Coeur d’Alene Golf & Spa Resort. Make plans to join us in the fall to reunite with your industry partners and remember that if it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you!

Fall Educational Forum Tentative General Schedule (Subject to Change)

Updated Agendas will be posted as more information becomes available.

Sunday, September 10, 2023: Table Top Set Up/Welcome Registration Reception

Monday, September 11, 2023: Opening/General Session I/Golf Tournament/Monday Night Tailgate Party & Fundraiser

Tuesday, September 12, 2023: Committee Breakfast Meetings/General Session II & III/PPC Luncheon Meeting/Dinner on Your Own

Wednesday, September 13, 2023: Committee Breakfast Meetings/General Session IV/Adjourn at 12:00p/Board of Directors Luncheon Meeting

Full schedule coming at a later date.

2023 WTA Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorships are designed to help you engage, impress, and network with convention attendees. Whether you are seeking new business, jump-starting entry into the telecommunications industry, or want to grow your partnerships with key clients, a WTA sponsorship is your chance to leverage your exposure to WTA members. No matter your budget or size, a partnership with WTA is a can’t-miss opportunity. Individually tailored sponsor packages are available upon request. 2023 Sponsorship Opportunity information updated as of 11.02.22

WTA’s Educational Planning Committee Seeks Session Topics and Speakers for 2023 Educational Forums

WTA’s Educational Planning Committee invites you to share your knowledge and expertise with the attendees at the 2023 WTA Spring Educational Forum (April 23-26, 2023, Napa, CA) or 2023 WTA Fall Educational Forum (September 10-13, 2023, Coeur d’Alene, ID). WTA has always offered a remarkable lineup of education and networking opportunities targeting the needs and concerns of the WTA membership.

SUBMISSION PROCESS:
The deadline for submitting session proposals for the Spring Educational Forum is Friday, December 9th, and the deadline for submitting session proposals for the Fall Educational Forum is June 2nd. All proposals must be submitted through the 2023 Educational Session Submission link below. Incomplete proposals will not be considered. A separate proposal must be submitted for each proposed session.

WTA Fall Forum Registration & Payment

Register for WTA’s Educational Forum by clicking Register & Payment below. Once you have completed the Registration process, you will have the opportunity to pay via credit card or request to be invoiced. Payment for invoices must be received within 10 days to avoid increased registration fees.

Registration will open in May, 2023.

Fall Registration Information

  • Telco Member Registration:
    $899 by July 7 / after July 7 $999 / $1,099 at-the-door
    • Registration includes admittance into all educational sessions and receptions scheduled (does not include golf).
  • Associate Members Sponsoring Registration:
    $899 by July 7 / $999 after July 7 / $1,099 at-the-door
    • Registration includes admittance into all educational sessions and receptions (does not include golf). Associate Members who sponsor a minimum of $2,000 will receive this registration. Sponsoring registration discounts are noted on the registration form.
  • Associate Members NON-Sponsoring Registration:
    $1,099 by July 7 / $1,199 after July 7 / $1,299 at-the-door
    • Registration includes admittance into all educational sessions and receptions (does not include golf).
  • Not a WTA Telco Member Registration:
    $1,399 by July 7 / $1,499 after July 7 / $1,599 at-the-door
    • Registration includes admittance into all educational sessions, receptions, and breaks (does not include golf).
  • Not a WTA Associate Member Registration:
    $1,899 by July 7 / $1,999 after July 7 / $2,099 at-the-door
    • Registration includes admittance into all educational sessions, and receptions (does not include golf).
  • Spouse/Guest/Children 10 and older Registration (not a telco, broadband provider, association, vendor or employee in the industry):
    $150 by July 7 / $160 after July 7
    • Registration includes Welcome Reception, Dessert Reception, and breaks (does not include golf). Single event tickets will not be available for purchase. In order to avoid your guest(s) from being asked to leave a WTA function, please make sure they are registered and paid.
  • WTA Golf Tournament – Monday, September 11th, 2023
    $175 by July 7 / $185 after July 7 / or $200 at-the-door (if space available)
    • Includes greens fee, cart fee, range balls, tournament service, box lunch. Beverage carts will circulate during the tournament. Forecaddies are required for each foursome and work on gratuities. Forecaddie gratuities are not included in the cost to play and a minimum of $25 per player is customary. The conference full/social registration fee is required in addition to your golf fee to participate in the tournament.

Cancellation Policy and Liability

WTA will refund 50% of registration fees (golf and sponsorships will not receive any refund) if written notice of cancellation (kelly@w-t-a.org) is received on or before July 28, 2023 (phone call cancellations will not be accepted). No refunds will be made for cancellation requests received after July 28, 2023.

It is mutually agreed that WTA is not responsible for damaged, lost or stolen property, or personal injuries resulting from any cause. All claims for any such loss, damage or injury are expressly waived by the attendee or exhibitor.

The Coeur d’Alene Golf & Spa Resort is the WTA Fall Educational Forum Headquarters

115 S. 2nd Street, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

It’s all about our Guests. From inception, The Coeur d’Alene Resort has been dedicated to providing the best Guest experience possible. This philosophy was instilled by our founder, Duane Hagadone, and continues to drive The Resort and its namesake city forward, propelling Coeur d’Alene to the upper echelons of world-class luxury destinations worldwide.

The Coeur d’Alene Resort is located in northern Idaho, on the north shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene, acclaimed by National Geographic as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. In the years since our founding in 1986, The Resort has grown into top travel site for visitors from near and far, and we are proud to be considered part of Pacific Northwest history. In addition to our world-famous golf course featuring the world’s only floating green, amenities at our resort include The Coeur d’Alene Resort Spa, convention facilities, a marina, a fitness center and pools, shops, and various restaurants and nightlife—all featuring excellent service, incredible views, and an emphasis on our beautiful natural surroundings.

WTA has contracted a limited number of rooms directly with The Coeur d’Alene Resort. WTA will not have the opportunity to increase the number of contracted rooms. Please check the resort fees/taxes, parking fees, additional persons charge and cancellation policies when making your reservations. Cut-off date for the group reservations, based on availability is August 7, 2023. All rates include the resort fee. All reservations must be accompanied by first night’s deposit. Rates apply only to those registered and attending the WTA Fall Educational Forum. If you have any problems with your reservation, please contact Taylor at taylor@w-t-a.org.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS: Reservations will open in May, 2023 

HOTEL RATES:
Run of the House Rooms are available, based on single or double occupancy (room type is based on availability and not guaranteed): Lake Tower $269/Park Tower $239/North Wing $185

DEPOSIT/CANCELLATION:
The Resort requires a deposit equal to the first night’s room, tax and surcharges. Room cancellations are subject to a cancellation fee equal to one night’s payment. Be sure to review the Resort’s departure and cancellation policies.

EARLY DEPARTURE FEE:
The Resort may add an early checkout fee of one room night, tax and surcharges to the guest’s individual account for early departures. Attendees wishing to avoid an early checkout fee should advise the Resort at least fourteen (14) days prior to arrival. Be sure to review the Resort’s early departure policies.

How To Get To The Coeur d’Alene Resort
Coeur d’Alene is located in northern Idaho approximately 31 miles east of Spokane, Washington. The Coeur d’Alene Resort is easy to reach by automobile via Interstate 90 (Exit 11) or Highway 95 (Northwest Blvd.). From the exit, follow the directions to downtown and watch for The Resort on your right.

The Coeur d’Alene Resort is located 40 minutes east of the Spokane International Airport, offering non-stop or one-stop access from most major U.S. cities. Airline carriers include Alaska Airlines, America West, Delta Airlines, Horizon Airlines, Skywest, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines.

The Coeur d’Alene Resort Destination Services offers a fleet of options for transportation between The Resort and Spokane International Airport. A 24-hour notice is requested for all transportation needs. Please contact the Resorts transportation department for scheduling and pricing at 800.688.5253 ext. 7132.
Resort Parking (fees subject to change):

Valet Parking: $23 per night. Self-Parking: $15 per night

WTA Fall Golf Tournament | Monday, September 11, 2023

The Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course | Home of the World’s Only Floating Green

Check-in time is 12:00p with a Shot Gun Start at 12:30p. A minimum of 60 golfers will be required for a shotgun start. Be sure to check with the WTA Registration Desk prior to the Tournament to verify tee times. Rental club rentals are available at by contacting the Pro Shop directly at 208.667.GOLF. Proper attire specifically designed for golf must be worn.

Cost Per Player: $175 by July 24/$185 after July 24/$200 at-the-door if space is available. Includes water taxi to the course, greens fee, cart fee, range balls, tournament service and box lunch. Beverage carts will circulate during the tournament. Forecaddies are required for each foursome and work on gratuities. Forecaddie gratuities are not included in the cost to play and a minimum of $25 per player is customary. The conference full/social registration fee is required in addition to your golf fee to participate in the tournament.

Teams: Pairing requests will not be accepted. Golf pairings will be selected as follows: All associate member and member golfers will be divided evenly among all the teams. Spouses will be paired together.

A minimum of 60 golfers will be required for a shotgun start. Be sure to check with the WTA Registration Desk prior to the Tournament to verify rules, teams and shot gun start/tee times. Proper golf attire required (including Practice Facilities) to include collared shirts and spikeless shoes. Rental club information will be provided to all golfers at least 30 days prior to the tournament.

OTHER THINGS TO DO:

The Spa Coeur d’Alene…Northwest Inspired.
The Spa Coeur d’Alene will immerse your body and soul in Northwest Cedar scents and revitalizing Alpine Mountain Waters. The Spa has agreed to give WTA attendees a 10% discount on any services over the Fall Meeting dates. Reservations are recommended. For reservations or questions call The Spa at 800.765.4000 ext. 5000.

The Route of the Hiawatha mountain bike or hike trail is 15 miles long with 10 train tunnels and 7 sky high trestles. The 1.66 miles long St. Paul Pass Tunnel, also known as the Taft Tunnel, is a highlight of the trail that follows the crest of the Bitterroot Mountains near Lookout Pass Ski Area. The best part is…it’s all downhill with shuttle buses available to transport you and your bike back to the top. This family friendly trail is easily enjoyed by a wide variety of people from young children to super seniors. Trail passes, shuttle tickets and mountain bike rental are available at Lookout Pass Ski Area located right alongside Interstate 90, Exit 0, at the Idaho-Montana state line, 12 miles east of historic Wallace, Idaho. Lodge and bike rental shop open at 8:00 am. The trail is open from 8:30a to 5:00p daily. This is 61 miles from the resort. For more information.

Enjoy a variety of activities on beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene. There are boat rentals, fishing, swimming and the famous Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises. For information contact the Coeur d’Alene Resort directly at 855.703.4648.

Coeur d’Alene Casino is about a 30-minute drive from the Coeur d’Alene Resort and offers gambling, great restaurants, and outdoor concerts. For more information.

WTA Tailgate Party | Monday, September 11, 2023

WTA will be hosting the Monday Night Tailgate Party. Attendees will enjoy the game on a large screen along with some amazing food, desserts, and beverages. A ticket is required for admission and is included in all Full and Social Registrations. Individual tickets will not be sold for this event.

WTA Foundation Fundraiser:

The WTA Foundation will be hosting its annual Fall Fundraiser during the Monday Night Tailgate Party. If you would like to donate to the fundraiser, please contact taylor@w-t-a.org. More information will be provided in the future.

Fall Educational Forum Attire

Resort casual is the dress throughout the Fall Educational Forum unless otherwise noted. Just as a reminder it is difficult to maintain a comfortable temperature for everyone in the meeting rooms. Please bring a jacket or sweater for your comfort. Be sure to bring your favorite team jersey to wear during the Monday Night Tailgate Party.

RUS Meetings Available

Private meetings with RUS representatives from Washington, DC will be scheduled on Monday and Tuesday. WTA invites you to take advantage of these one-on-one meetings. Appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please complete the RUS information on the Registration Form to schedule your meeting times.

If you have any questions, please contact WTA at 202.548.0202 or email eric@w-t-a.org.

Questions & Special Needs

If you have any questions or need any assistance regarding the WTA Fall Meeting or need accommodations to fully participate, please contact WTA.

Call 406-443-6377 or email taylor@w-t-a.org