Event July

ICTA Business Retreat

July 20th - 23rd, 2014

ICTA Business Retreat

Willard Intercontinental Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Dear ICTA Members:

The ICTA Annual Business Retreat will be held in Washington, D.C. from July 20-23, 2014 at The Willard InterContinental Washington, D.C.  The hotel is located two blocks from the White House and five miles from Reagan National Airport.  With its impressive monuments and museums, its stately government buildings and mansions, Washington DC is easily recognizable as the United States capital city.  The city is mainly based on government and everything from museums to mansions brings millions of tourists each year.  Washington DC is the second most visited city in the United States (after New York) and is among the top travel destinations in the world.

President Joe DeMeo, VP Mike Archer, Alan Roe, Treasurer and Board Members Beth Figge and Susie Beiersdorf are working on the educational portion of the retreat and have tentatively set up the following:


Sunday, July 20, 2014
7:00  Golf Outing
Lake Presidential Golf Course
9-6  Registration
2:00  Board of Directors Meeting
7:00  Welcome Cocktail Reception
8:00  Opening Dinner
10:00  Hospitality Suite
Monday, July 21, 2014
8:00  Breakfast for Group
9:00  Trip to MPAA Screening Room (Bus departs at 9am)
Discussion with John Fithian and an MPAA Spokesperson
10:00  Bus Tour for Spouses
A picture stop at the White House, Embassy Row and a tour at the National Cathedral. Lunch at the Historic Martins Tavern and after lunch a short tour of Georgetown with shopping time and back to Hotel by 4:00 PM
10:30   Coffee Break
12:00  Members Lunch
2:00  Members Seminar
Premium Seating, is it always just "The Back Three Rows"
Richard Mitchell, Head of Global Marketing, Harkness Screens Matt Jahans, International Technical Services Manager, Harkness Screens

”Update on Lasers" - Joe DeMeo, Director of sales, Digital Cinema, Projection Division, North America, Barco, Inc.
4:00  Manufacturers Presentations
Paul Marcot, GDC Technology Ltd.
John F. Allen, BGW/High Performance Stereo
Alan Roe, Jack Roe, USA
Clint Koch, USL, Inc.
Medwyn Gillespie, Dolby Laboratories
Andrew Stucker, Arts Alliance Media
6:30  Dinner at Tony & Joe's (Bus departs at 6.30pm)
8:30  Night Tour of Washington, DC -
Monuments and Memorials (Bus returns at 11pm)
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
7:45  Breakfast for Group
8:30  Tour of AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
“Some of my Favorite Projects”
Discussion with Steven Guttag of Cardinal Sound & Motion Picture Systems, Inc. (Bus departs at 8:30am)
10:30  Group departs for Arlington Cemetery,
a stop at the Iwo Jima Memorial and then continue to Olde Towne Alexandria and lunch at the George Washington Mt. Vernon Inn.  After lunch, will tour the Mt. Vernon Estate and a quick stop at the 911 Pentagon Memorial site.
(Bus departs at 10:30am and return to hotel by 6:00)
7:30  Dinner at The Old Ebbitt Grill (Walk to restaurant)
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
8:00  Breakfast for Group
9:00  "Digital Penetration: What's Next"
Tony Adamson, Worldwide Strategic Program Manager, DLP Cinema,
9:30  Manufacturers Presentations
Chris Pollack, Embedded Processor Designs
Wynn Salisch, Casablanca Ventures
Vince Power, Xpand 3D – TBC
Patrick Artiaga, Christie Digital Systems
Dwight Lindsey, Schneider Optics
Dan Taylor, Klipsch
Mark Mayfield, QSC Audio Products
Andrew Stucker, Arts Alliance
10:15  Annual Membership Meeting
11:00  Continuation of Board Meeting
7:00  President’s Reception
8:00  President’s Banquet
10:00   Hospitality Suite