GV Expo: Government Video Theater's Full Session Schedule Announced

Venue will feature two days of back-to-back educational sessions and keynotes
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WASHINGTON, D.C.—The official schedule of education sessions taking place in the Government Video Theater at this year's Government Video Expo has been announced. To access the full schedule, please visit www.gvexpo.com/government-video-theater/. To register to attend, go to www.gvexpo.com/register.

On Wednesday, Dec. 7, the exhibit hall doors will open at 10 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. Wednesday's sessions in the Government Video Theater are open to all, free of charge and are scheduled as follows:

  • 10:15–11 a.m. "Rise of the Drones," Presented by Television Internet Video Association (TIVA)
    In this panel discussion, members will explain the range of uses for drones in aerial cinematography for television and motion pictures, real estate, industrial survey and inspection, 2D/3D mapping and more. Speakers include Todd Clark, vice president of the Television Internet Video Association (moderator); Brian J. Kelly of Single Malt Media; Mike Sobola, private pilot/drone pilot, MikeSobola.com; Belinda Kilby of Elevated Element; Terry Kilby of Elevated Element; Stuart Showalter of Hover Solutions; Nathanael Showalter of Hover Solutions; and Rodney Mitchell, programming chair, Television Internet Video Association.
  • 11–11:45 a.m. "When You Should Be Shooting in 4K," Presented by Panasonic
    Michael Bergeron, Panasonic System Communications' business development manager, will discuss best practices for shooting in 4K and address the range of cameras available for your next production.
  • 12–12:30 p.m. "A Conversation with PBS's Renard Jenkins"
    TV Technology magazine editor-in-chief Tom Butts will talk with Renard T. Jenkins, vice president of operations at PBS, about that network's live end-to-end test of ultra-high definition (UHD) technologies, including high dynamic range (HDR) video and DTS:X next-gen audio.
  • 12:30–1 p.m. "LED Studio Lighting Conversion at WETA-TV," Presented by Barbizon Video
    Brian Diltz, a Barbizon Lighting systems integrator, and Charlie Ide, WETA-TV's lighting director, will discuss how they overcame the challenges of integrating tungsten and LED lighting at WETA's large broadcast studio.
  • 1–2 p.m. Keynote Session "The C-SPAN Perspective: Opportunities and Challenges in the Digital Era"
    Robert G. Kennedy, president and co-CEO of C-SPAN, returns to GV Expo with an update on how C-SPAN has responded to challenges posed by the digital environment and how the network's use of technology has evolved and expanded over the years.
  • 2–3 p.m. "Long-Term Retention of Video Data: Big Data at a Low Cost," Presented by Ultrium LTO
    Video retention policies are getting longer each year—in some cases, like legal and government, files are kept for decades. With that in mind, attendees will learn about multiple solutions that use LTO technology with LTFS to make data retention more cost-effective. The discussion will be led by Laura Loredo, product marketing manager of nearline storage at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, The LTO Program.
  • 3–4 p.m. Keynote Session "Combat, Culture and Communication: A War Correspondent's Stories from the Front Line"
    Speaker Gail McCabe has been in the thick of it, from Desert Storm to Africa, Afghanistan and Iraq. Through it all, she has answered the demands of covering the American military mission as a one-woman-band: videographer, reporter, producer and editor. McCabe will talk about producing experiences and the video technology she has used over the years to do her job. Gail McCabe is currently the executive director of CreativeMediaMatters.
  • 4–5 p.m. "Delivering Secure Internal Video," Presented by IBM Cloud Video
    Scott Grizzle, Senio sales engineer at Ustream, will share the story of Ustream and IBM's investment in cloud video, which is powering internal video solutions for government organizations. He will explain how Ustream's solutions facilitate management of internal-facing video, address how government organizations can avoid internal network bottlenecks and detail how the acquisition from IBM is continuing to shape and improve internal video solutions.
  • 5–5:45 p.m. "Law Enforcement and Public Safety, Search and Rescue," presented by Stampede
    Fred Bivetto, dean of the School of Unmanned Technology at UVU, will talk about the ways first responders, law enforcement agencies, and search and rescue personnel are using unmanned aerial vehicles in the field. Topics include sensors, operations, tactics and technology.

On Thursday, Dec. 8, the exhibit hall doors will open at 10 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. Thursday's sessions in the Government Video Theater are open to all and are scheduled as follows:

  • 10:15–11 a.m. "Producers Guild of America Talks Virtual Reality," Presented by the Producers Guild of America
    A panel of virtual reality creators, journalists and industry insiders will engage in a thought-provoking and insightful conversation about the past, present and future of this "new" technology. Speakers include Shawn DuBravac, Chief Economist at the Consumer Technology Association; William Anthony, Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection; Caitlin Burns, Vice Chair, Producers Guild of America, New Media Council;Katy Jones Garrity, Vice Chair, Producers Guild of America, National Capital Chapter; Brian Savoie, Director, Technology, Education and Outreach, NAB;Dara Padwo-Audick, Chair, Producers Guild of America, National Capital Chapter; Anne Sittman, Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection; Anna Davalos, Co-Chair, New Media Committee, Producers Guild of America, National Capital Chapter; Lynn Hughes, Chair Emeritus, Producers Guild of America, National Capital Chapter.
  • 11 a.m.–12 p.m. "From Convergence to Software-Defined: How You Can Prepare for the Next Tech Wave," Presented by Quantum
    Dave Frederick, senior director of media and entertainment at Quantum, will talk about how converged architectures can optimize your workflows today while preparing you for the future.
  • 12–1 p.m. Keynote Session "Live Video Supports Tactical Decision-Making in the Nation's Largest Fire Department"
    Timothy Herlocker, director of the Emergency Operations Center at the Fire Department of New York City, will share insights about how the FDNY uses video to support its decision-making in emergency situations.
  • 1–2 p.m. Keynote Session "More and Better Pixels–How NASA Plans to Use HDR, 4K, VR and Other Technologies to Take Everyone Along for the Ride to Mars"
    Rodney Grubbs, program manager of NASA's Imagery Experts Program at the Marshall Space Flight Center, will discuss how NASA is currently developing plans for human exploration of Mars by the 2030s. He will present recent VR footage from Mars as well as programming from NASA's UHD television channel and take questions from the audience.
  • 2–3 p.m. Keynote Session "Drone Fever–UAS Issues for Media Production"
    Recognized as one of the foremost authorities on drones and law, Lisa Ellman, partner and chair of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Practice at Hogan Lovells, will speak about the legal implications of the use of unmanned aerial systems in media production and other commercial uses, as well as the process of connecting innovators with policymakers to more quickly bring about the benefits of drones in a safe, secure way that gains the public's trust.
  • 3–3:45 p.m. "Law Enforcement and Public Safety, Search and Rescue," presented by Stampede
    Fred Bivetto, dean of the School of Unmanned Technology at UVU, will talk about the ways first responders, law enforcement agencies, and search and rescue personnel are using unmanned aerial vehicles in the field. Topics include sensors, operations, tactics and technology.

Government Video Expo takes place Dec. 6-8 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

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