Three Speaking Spots Just Opened For SM West Next Week, Will Go Fast

As is the case when you have nearly 150 speakers, we've had three cancellations this week. The following sessions have open spots on them and I am accepting all speaking requests. I will be filling them today so please contact me ASAP if interested.

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009
The Impact Of TV Everywhere And Over-The-Top Video – 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
TV Everywhere is currently construed as a TV-to-PC service. Is this type of online service enough to slow consumer consumption of and defection to over-the-top video services? What more must cable providers do to grab the attention of their subscribers? With OTT services now incorporating HD video, social media, 3D interfaces and even new types of entertainment like 1 versus 100, can TV Everywhere possibly compete?

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009
Making Effective Online Video for Training and eLearning – 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The tools for making video are becoming increasingly accessible and easy to use. But when it comes to providing quality education, simply making video is not enough. To be truly useful, video must not detract from the content, and ideally should enhance it. In this panel experts in the field will discuss methods and tips for producing programs that make the most of online video's advantages in order to create a better learning experience.

Thursday, November 19th, 2009
Live Broadcasts & HD Video: Can Web Video Scale To TV-Sized Audiences?
– 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Last year we saw a big uptick in the number of high profile, large-scale live events on the web. Most weren't offered in HD, and the debate still remains whether the Internet is even capable of supporting live events with the kind of traffic seen from TV broadcasts. We'll explore this discussion from all angles-technology, infrastructure, and quality-to get a feel for what the barriers are and when we can expect to see more large-scale live events delivered in HD.