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2018 Communications Industry Executive Forum

August 21-23, 2018
Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colorado

CoBank presents its
2018 Communications Industry Executive Forum

An Outstanding Program

CoBank’s 2018 Communications Industry Executive Forum will bring together some of the nation’s leading experts on geopolitical risks, technology trends, the economy, and politics.

Through a series of thought-provoking and informative sessions, the leaders of America’s rural communications providers will gain valuable knowledge, insight and information they can use in their business and personal lives. The conference will also offer attendees the opportunity to network with industry peers and enjoy golf and other activities in a world-class venue. 


Tom Halverson ~ President and Chief Executive Officer, CoBank
Mike Allen ~ Co-founder and Executive Editor, Axios
Timothy Biltz ~ President and CEO, Lumos Networks and Spirit Communications
Doris Kearns Goodwin ~ Presidential Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning Author
Marci Rossell ~ Economist
Willis Sparks ~ Director of Global Macro, Eurasia Group
Greg Williams ~ Editor-in-Chief, WIRED Magazine
Annika Sorenstam ~ World Golf Hall of Famer

Additional Information

Please click on the registration tab to access our online registration site. There is no charge to attend the conference beyond your travel and hotel expenses.

Be sure to make your hotel reservation as soon as possible to ensure availability. Please click on the hotel tab for additional information.

For further information, contact CoBank’s Corporate Communications Division at 303-740-6442 or by email at

Dress code for this meeting is business casual. Please bring a jacket for the evening functions as it can get cool in the mountains, but ties are not required. Please dress comfortably for the reception and dinner on Wednesday night, at The Broadmoor’s Seven Falls as there will be walking and opportunities to hike up parts of the Falls for additional views.  Jeans and tennis shoes are appropriate for this event. 

Dress code at The Broadmoor East Course requires that all guests are properly attired while on the championship golf course. Men are required to wear a shirt with a collar. Ladies are required to wear a blouse with a collar or sleeves. Ladies’ and men’s shorts are to be Bermuda length. Soft spikes are required. Inappropriate attire, such as bare midriffs, short shorts, cut-offs or denim jeans, may result in denied access to golf facilities.

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