New, Inclusive Business, Networking, and Educational Group Provides Networking Opportunities, “Practical, Fun, Affordable and Authentic” Educational Programs, and Social Events in Rapidly Changing Business of Video, Broadband, Telephony and Commercial Services

“The Cable Apprentice” Competition Rebranded as “Media+Tech Innovation Challenge”

DENVER, Colo. – January 15, 2021 – The Rocky Mountain Cable Association (RMCA) announced today that after nine years as the leading Denver-based association for regional companies and individuals who work in the broader business of cable and telecommunications, the organization will rebrand, expand and reimagine its charter as the Media+Tech Collective (MTC) in 2021. A true “collective,” there will be no restrictions on those members or businesses who may join as a member or sponsor the MTC.

“The Media+Tech Collective was born for those seeking an affordable option to address the need for networking, education and information sharing of best practices for the converged businesses of media and high tech,” said Charlotte Bockstahler, the new President of the Media+Tech Collective.
“We are so pleased to have broadened our mission and charter and offer unmatched value for professionals looking for a casual, but professionally-driven and like-minded group.”

Bockstahler continued, “The new MTC is highly relevant and will meet the demand that we have received for years from those outside of cable wanting to join our group. The MTC is positioned to draw those seeking authentic professional relationships that go beyond the traditional network, as we are benefitting our members personally and professionally with more events and attract all who are passionate about video entertainment and technology.”

Commenting on present and potential future expansion plans, Bockstahler noted, “The MTC will continue to provide the Denver-area a wide range of practical, fun, affordable and authentic industry programs and annual events (Holiday Gala, Golf Tournament, Media+Tech Innovation Challenge) for those in all sectors of the media and technology businesses at-large including video, broadband, telephony, commercial services, and more.”

The RMCA was established in January 2012 as a local successor to the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing Rocky Mountains chapter (CTAMRM) and currently has a membership base of approximately 300 members. With some exceptions, the CTAMRM and RMCA historically limited their membership and corporate sponsor support to those engaged directly in the business of cable.

Annual MTC membership dues for individuals costs $85/year, with discounts available for students and corporate bulk membership purchases.

Entering its 15th year, the RMCA flagship event, “The Cable Apprentice” industry case study competition between teams of graduate students from the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business, the University of Colorado – Denver Business School and the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs College of Business will continue as the rebranded “Media+Tech Innovation Challenge.”

The new website will include new features including member-only resources such as the Membership Directory, a new monthly newsletter, and Resource Library including white papers and videos of past events such as the Cable Apprentice.

While focusing for the foreseeable future on its home base of metro Denver and its surrounding markets up and down the Front Range, the MTC is structured for potential growth in the years ahead outside of the Rocky Mountain region.

About the Media+Tech Collective
“Because Connections Matter,” the Media+Tech Collective ( is a 501c(6) non-profit, open industry association that is dedicated to bringing together members from throughout the businesses of video entertainment and technology – including broadband, telephony, commercial services and more – with networking opportunities, educational programs, and social events. By providing affordable and engaging programs and sharing valuable industry information and contacts with industry peers, MTC members stay better informed and fulfill opportunities to become impactful leaders in their respective organizations. The MTC is using 2021 to phase in full accessibility for those with disabilities and special needs and is the successor to the Rocky Mountain Cable Association (



Eric Becker
Becker PR
Media + Tech Collective PR/Communications Chair
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