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November 27 - 29, 2018
Walter E. Washington Convention Center

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Government Video Expo Theater
Day 1 Agenda

10:00 - 10:40am

Keynote: AV and the Next UX - Presented by AV Technology & Systems Contractor News

Identifying the components of a solid user experience, both from a customer perspective and a user point of view. In an ROI-driven, big-data scenario, what are the quantifiable metrics in the great equation of experience?

10:40 - 11:20am

Military Video, Civilian Video Producers

Videographers Shane Yeager and Celene Di Stasio of DC Visionaries, and their contract partner, LMD Agency, review their recent video assignments for the Coast Guard, with an emphasis on best practices for collaborating with branches of the military.

Speakers:
Shane Yeager & Celene Di Stasio, DC Visionaries for the Coast Guard

11:20 - 12:00pm

AV Case Study: Presented by AV Technology & Systems Contractor News

The Washington, D.C., Department of Transportation has to monitor feeds from 750 traffic cameras to keep some of the nation’s busiest roadways moving. The team there uses a wall of 90 displays to monitor traffic accidents and other emergency situations. Learn about this unique and complex installation and how it helps the DOT accomplish its public safety mission.

12:20 - 1:00pm

Keynote Conversation: PBS NewsHour Anchor & Managing Editor Judy Woodruff

Government Video Expo welcomes Judy Woodruff, award-winning anchor and managing editor of “PBS NewsHour,” for a can’t-miss conversation about​ the unprecedented media climate of 2018 and her role in it. What can GV Expo content creators learn from the experiences of this veteran broadcaster whose career has included nationally influential work as a White House correspondent, presidential debate moderator and documentarian at PBS, CNN, NBC and Bloomberg Television? She’ll be interviewed by Paul McLane, managing director, content for Future U.S. Their conversation will include ample time for audience Q&A.

1:00 - 1:40pm

AV Technology & Systems Contractor News Sponsored Presentation

1:40 - 2:20pm

The Government Education & Training Network: Interactive Distance Learning by Satellite—Cheap, Fast, & Effective

See how satellite broadcasting can be a “cheap, fast, & effective” medium for distance (or distributed) learning. The Government Education and Training Network (GETN) is a network of Federal Government agencies using a common satellite carrier for HD interactive television (ITV: 1-way video, 2way audio). Audio interaction is achieved using a terrestrial audioconferencing system. This seamless, interoperable network allows user agencies to share video-based distance learning programs and use common facilities. GETN service is provided by Hughes Network Systems in partnership Convergent Media Systems, and is offered through GSA’s Schedule 70 contract.

Speakers:
Philip Westfall, Ph.D.,
Director, Defense Education & Training Network
Department of the Air Force

2:20 - 2:40pm

AV Technology & Systems Contractor News Sponsored Presentation

3:00 - 3:40pm

Need to Know: VR & AR Production - What’s Possible

Speaker:
John Martin, CEO, BundlAR Augmented Reality Solutions

Gain a better understanding of the potential for VR storytelling with content creators who will review and discuss the creative and technical challenges of recent projects.

Creative Planet Theater
Day 1 Agenda

10:00 - 10:40am

More and More Video!

As video is increasingly used to engage with supporters, nonprofits need to produce more and more, for many different channels. Toby Hayman, who runs an in-house video team for The Nature Conservancy, will talk about his work producing hundreds of videos a year with a small team and a minimal budget.

Speaker:
Toby Hayman, Director of Film & Video, The Nature Conservancy

10:40 - 11:20am

Technology Update: Live Streaming

Industry experts review live streaming video products and processes to provide attendees with a better understanding of potential workflows, hardware and software options, and common challenges (and solutions).

11:20 - 12:00pm

Story First: A Toolkit for Every Platform

Every video platform requires its own unique storytelling toolkit – whether for TV, mobile, eLearning, and now immersive VR video experiences. As platforms proliferate, we all need to innovate new techniques and deploy new technologies to meet your audience in every medium. This presentation will take you through ModernEpic’s unique ‘Story First’ approach: a combination of storytelling insights and interdisciplinary production tools from two decades of experience fusing scripted drama, documentary, animation, VR, and educational content.

Speaker:
Aaron Lewis, CEO, ModernEpic

12:00 - 12:20pm

Break

12:20 - 1:00pm

Sponsored Session: Audio Video Brand Builder Presentation

1:00 - 1:40pm

From the “Situation Room” to the Thailand Caves - - Today's Evolving Journalism

Tom Foreman is an Emmy award-winning journalist whose experience spans more than three decades, and touches virtually every major news story in that time period. Foreman has traveled to all 50 U.S. states and more than twenty countries to report on, among many topics, CNN's America's Choice 2016 presidential campaign cycle, the Paris terror attacks, the disappearance of passenger plane MH370, and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Speaker:
Tom Foreman: Emmy-Award winning journalist and author, CNN

1:40 - 2:20pm

Making the Most of Washington, D.C.’s Creative Community

We examine several of the programs, associations, grants and networking opportunities available to support creative professionals in the Washington, D.C., metro area.

2:20 - 3:00pm

Technology Update: Cameras and Sensors

We review the latest advances in imaging technology, including new cameras, sensors, lenses and acquisition formats.

2:20 - 3:00pm

Featured Sponsor Presentation

Government Video Expo Theater
Day 2 Agenda

10:00 - 10:40am

Keynote: 2019 Technology Trends—What to Know, How to Prepare

Innovations throughout the video industry have allowed for new production possibilities, experiences and means of delivery and consumption. Where will these developments take us in 2019?

Speaker:
Steve Koenig, VP, Market Research, Consumer Technology Association

10:40 - 11:20am

The Rise in Broadcast/Production Drones

Drones have been considered “edgy” and “fun” in the video production channel for several years. Having reached the tipping point in recent months, production houses and broadcasters alike are seeking answers to using drones going beyond flight. Regulation, challenges & changes in the industry, using drones on set beyond high-level flight, and future developments in the industry are presented in this discussion with an industry insider.

Speaker:
Douglas Spotted Eagle
Managing Producer/Trainer/Author
Sundance Media Group

11:20 - 12:00pm

AV Technology & Systems Contractor News Sponsored Presentation

Storytelling is evolving the technology in the AV space. This presentation will share a forward-looking vision of what we can expect in the future from this direction within the industry.

12:20 - 1:00pm

Enterprise AV Deployments Presented by AV Technology & Systems Contractor News

Success stories with unified collaboration adoption, real-time operations support models, commissioning AV on secure networks and standardized system designs

1:00 - 1:40pm

Immersive Learning: Educators on the Reality of Mixed Reality

1:40 - 2:00pm

AV Technology & Systems Contractor News Sponsored Presentation

2:20 - 3:00pm

AV Technology & Systems Contractor News Sponsored Presentation

3:00 - 3:40pm

Need to Know Session: AR & VR Experiences

Speaker:
Mark Lambert, Founder, VArtisans

VR producer/director Mark Lambert, founder of VArtisans,will give GV Expo attendees an overview of developments in the VR field, then share examples and “how he did it” stories from projects including the VR Bus, an international, location-based entertainment job; the massive VRZoo undertaking, which involved the recording of 12 separate endangered species; and “A Letter Home,” a narrative 360° video for the PBS series “Mercy Street.”

3:40 - 4:00pm

Best Practices for Live and Event Video Production

We examine options and platforms for delivering live video to multiple screens, as well as best practices for successfully engaging audiences.

The way information is being shared and distributed throughout a growing number of ecosystems is changing. In this Need to Know session, we will distill what Blockchain is all about, how it’s evolving and how that affects video and AV professionals.

Creative Planet Theater
Day 2 Agenda

10:00 - 10:40am

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Video Production

This session will dive into the following questions: How will the content creation process be affected by AI? Is it conceivable that creative choices can be made by intelligent systems? How is this likely to unfold? We’ll take a look at what you need to know to be current with these impactful and dynamic trends.

Speaker:
Tom Ohanian, IBM Watson Media, Global Sales Executive

10:40 - 11:20am

Government Agencies as TV Producers

While private and public sector organizations are rightfully enamored with the distribution potential of social media, the number of eyeballs that can see a production featuring a government agency is much higher still with television distribution. Russ Hodge, President of 3 Roads Communications brings us success stories and best practices in this area.

Speaker:
Russ Hodge, President & Executive Producer, 3 Roads Communications

11:20 - 12:00pm

Advancements in Live Video for Situational Assessment Decisions

Government agencies are increasingly looking to use technology when it comes to assisting with real-time situational assessment decisions in the field. Advancements in remote live video provide leaders and commanders with the ability to view high resolution pictures of fast changing events as they are happening and allowing them to make more informed decisions. This session will cover some of the latest in video capture, streaming and distribution technologies, and its use by agencies such as law enforcement.

Speaker:
Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks

12:20 - 1:00pm

Best Business Practices for Independent Producers

Speaker:
Gail McCabe, Founder, Creative Media Matters

Experienced producer Gail McCabe of Creative Media Matters, who has worked both for government agencies and independently, offers guidance on how to navigate networking, pitching, bidding and collaborating with clients.

1:00 - 1:40pm

Technology Update: Understanding New Imaging Formats

A technical presentation examining specifics of new imaging formats and previewing how they’ll impact content creation, including high dynamic range (HDR), wide gamut color (WGC) and 4K/UHD projects.

1:40 - 2:20pm

Esports Are Taking Over the World

Esports are a growth business that nobody ever expected. Industry revenues may hit $1 billion this year. Video and AV professionals are taking note of the new production and streaming components in esports. Twitch is one of the leaders in the space. This session will provide a unique industry overview and perspective from one of its leaders.

Speaker:
Nathan Lindberg, Director, Esport Sponsorship Sales

2:20 - 3:00pm

Featured Sponsor Presentation

3:00 - 3:40pm

Making the Most of Washington, D.C.’s Creative Community

This session brings together directors from regional film offices who will share their recent successes in bringing film and television studios to their locales, and what attendees need to know in order to work with them. Join us as we examine some of the programs, associations, grants and networking opportunities available to support creative professionals in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding states.

Speakers:
Andy Edmunds, Director, Virginia Film Office
Jack Gerbes, Director, Maryland Film Office