The 2023 FCBA Annual Seminar – “Disruption, Data, DEI, and Deployment” – will be held at Kingsmill Resort on April 28-30. The Annual Seminar Committee is planning what promises to be an outstanding program filled with the latest information on telecom issues and great networking opportunities. Panels will discuss critical issues facing the telecom and tech world in 2023, including spectrum management, broadband deployment, digital equity, and the future and challenges of content distribution. As always, we will welcome a wide range of stakeholders from both the government and private sector, including FCC Commissioners Brendan Carr, Geoffrey Starks, and Nathan Simington, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information April McClain-Delaney, potentially other FCC advisors, as well as key staffers from the relevant committees on the Hill. Look for further program details in the coming weeks!
Important Room Reservation Information: The FCBA special group rate will only be guaranteed through THURSDAY, MARCH 30. After this date, it is likely that the room rates will increase.
Reservations Online: You may also make reservations online by accessing the following link https://reservations.kingsmill.com/15459?groupID=3418429#/guestsandrooms. This link will direct guests straight to the Federal Communications Bar Association reservation site.
Resort guest rooms are located along the golf course and tennis courts and are a short walk to the sports club, spa and restaurants. Deluxe guest rooms are located in close proximity to the fitness center, spa and restaurants, and overlook Wareham’s Pond. River guest rooms feature views of the James River and are closest to the pools, fitness center, spa and restaurants. All guest rooms feature a private balcony or patio.
Reservations by Phone: You may make reservations over the phone by calling the Resort Reservation Department at 800-832-5665 or 757-253-1703. In order to receive the preferred rate, attendees will need to identify themselves with the Federal Communications Bar Association.
Rooms for government employees are available at per diem rates. Contact Kerry Loughney (email@example.com) for more information. Please reserve your rooms now!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE ANNUAL SEMINAR AND ACTIVITIES.
CLICK HERE TO SPONSOR THE ANNUAL SEMINAR.
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Thanks to the Annual Seminar Sponsors!
(as of 3/7/23)
AT&T Services, Inc.
Covington & Burling LLP
Lerman Senter PLLC
Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Friday Evening Reception
Friday Night Bingo
AT&T Services, Inc.
Friday Night Karaoke
Saturday Morning Break
The Brattle Group
Saturday Evening Reception
The social side of the seminar will begin with a reception Friday evening followed by our traditional family BBQ dinner. Following dinner, attendees will have an opportunity to compete for unique prizes at the always popular Bingo Party. Later in the evening the FCBA’s Club Karaoke will provide the opportunity for one and all to showcase their singing talents for their colleagues, families, and friends. Saturday will open with our breakfast buffet. Saturday afternoon will feature FCBA golf and tennis tournaments, in addition to a few activities still being organized. Saturday evening will feature a reception followed by a dinner buffet and evening activity. Sunday morning the seminar closes with a breakfast buffet.
Saturday Afternoon Activities
Golf and Tennis. Participate in the golf outing and enjoy an afternoon on the Plantation Golf Course, an Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay design that challenges players of all skill levels. The 6,432-yard, par-72 course favors accurate iron play and good putting. If you would rather play tennis, join your fellow FCBA friends in a round robin tournament!
Customized Guided Tour of Colonial Williamsburg. Register in advance so you don’t miss the opportunity to participate in the walking tour of Colonial Williamsburg. For about three hours, Colonial Williamsburg official tour guides will escort you through the historic village while sharing the history of this restored and reconstructed 18th century Capital on the eve of the American Revolution. While stopping to visit significant buildings within this living history museum, you will hear inspirational stories of our nation’s founding men and women.
Silver Hand Meadery Tasting. Join us for a 45-minute sensory experience where we’ll explore the aromas and flavors of honey, the main ingredient for mead. Mead is one of the most historic fermented drinks found on Earth, having the creativity of craft beer and the elegance of wine, but is in a category all its own. Learn more about the honey bee as we showcase the inner workings of an empty beehive. Space is limited, so register early. This activity organized by the Young Lawyers Committee will take place Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Not interested in a tasting? Drop by the Meadery any time!
Kingsmill is about 3 hours from DC by car without traffic. We STRONGLY advise that you leave very early on Friday morning (or even Thursday afternoon) to avoid traffic issues. For those that don’t have cars or prefer not to drive, Amtrak provides daily service to Williamsburg from Washington, DC and points north.
Kingsmill is situated on 2,900 protected acres along the James River, 150 miles from downtown Washington, DC. The resort offers many unique experiences. To learn more about Kingsmill and its many amenities and activities, go to: https://www.kingsmill.com/.
Williamsburg offers tons of exciting adventures and activities. You can step back in time and relive the days of Colonial Virginia, go to Busch Gardens, or explore a variety of shops and boutiques.
If you plan to book a spa treatment, call 757-564-5353 as soon as possible. Appointments are certain to book up quickly. Guests are entitled to receive a 15% discount on spa services, based on availability. When contacting the resort for any service, be sure to mention that you will be attending the FCBA Seminar. Visit https://www.kingsmill.com/spa/overview/ for information about the services offered.
Babysitting and Childcare
Please contact Kerry (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions about babysitting or childcare throughout the weekend.