I'm kind of perplexed, exactly who is it that the CTIA thinks they represent these days!!!
Sure putting on grandiose events with Al Gore and Billy Crystal (both of which have absolutely nothing to do with wireless but I'm sure cost a bomb in speaking fees) stroke your egos but how does this have anything to do with your charter.
How about spending members money on stuff that counts like better wireless access and encouraging more advanced carrier functionality/R&D.
Billy Crystal FFS!!! what were you thinking.