About the Conference

Golf & Family Events Attendee List Exhibitor List

All conference events take place at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center, Kansas City, MO

The Independent Show features three days of educational sessions, networking opportunities, exhibits and a great summer destination for the family. This year, we'll be bridging opportunities — connecting you with ways to protect and grow your business.


All attendees are asked to check-in at the Conference Registration desk to receive their conference badges, bags and other important information. Registration will open on at 10:00am on Sunday and 7:00am on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. The Conference Registration desk will be located in the Crown Center Convention Center Foyer.

The Mid-America Cable Show will host their conference immediately following The Independent Show!

Did you know that NCTC was started from the members of the Mid-America Cable Association?
Be sure to make plans to stay thru Wednesday and participate in the Mid-America Cable Show.

Members Meeting & Educational Sessions

The NCTC & ACA Member Meetings will begin on Monday at 8:00am. Educational Sessions will be held Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning. See the agenda for more information about available sessions.

Exhibit Hall

Dedicated Exhibit Hours: Monday 1:30-5:30pm, Tuesday 9:00am-Noon

The Exhibit Hall will feature over 140 Programmers, Technology Solution Suppliers and Service Providers. It will be located in the Crown Center Exhibit Hall. You can find a list of exhibitors by visiting the interactive Exhibit Floor Plan.


All meals and events are included with the purchase of a full registration by Attendees and Exhibitors. The following meals are provided during the conference.

Sunday Night “Tailgate” Party Wear your favorite team colors
Monday Lunch w/Speaker Plated or Hot Buffet lunch provided
Monday Night at Union Station Gangsters, gambling and barbecue
Tuesday Breakfast Full breakfast buffet for all registered participants
Tuesday Lunch Networking lunch buffet, a perfect time for individual meetings.
Tuesday Night Dinner & Entertainment Plated event and recognition of “IOY”
Tuesday Night Children’s Party Dinner and fun with professionally supervised care.
Wednesday Breakfast w/Speaker sponsored speaker will share a message for the entire family.
(The Christians in Communications Breakfast will be held on Monday, July 28th at 7:00am. This event is held in conjunction with The Independent Show but is not included in the registration fee. A donation is requested.)

Guest Event Pass

You may register your guests for an Event Pass. This pass includes breakfast and all evening events. Sessions and Lunches are not included. Additional Guest/Family activities will be available for individual purchase.

Golf Tournament, Family Events & Entertainment

One of the best things about The Independent Show is the family friendly atmosphere.

Make it a working vacation and bring the spouse and kids? Be sure to register them for the Evening Events, the Guest Program and the professionally organized Children's Activities. Don't forget the annual Golf Tournament, an excellent opportunity to network and have fun at the same time. More information »

Conference Attire

Attire is business casual for all events. Because temperatures vary in the meetings rooms, you may want to bring a light jacket or sweater.

Attendance Policy

The Independent Show is an invitation only event. Please read the TIS Attendance Policy to ensure you are eligible to attend.

Cancellations and Changes

If you need to change or cancel your registration, please submit the request via email or fax to Lisa Miller at (913) 599-5900 Ext:1550 or lmiller@nctconline.org. Refunds will not be given for cancellations received after July 15th, 2013.

Have questions? Please contact Lisa Miller at (913) 599-5900 Ext:1550 or lmiller@nctconline.org.