2019 Event Agenda

Monday, September 23, 2019
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Cocktails Reception for Early Arrivals
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Opening Luncheon
2:05 PM - 2:35 PM
Boardroom Presentations
2:40 PM - 3:25 PM
Session 1: Tech and News: News Consumption in the Digital Age
This panel will provide an overview of the key themes of the Summit, using market research on how people access and use news to explore a variety of new technologies that can help news
organizations better adapt to those viewing patterns.
Moderator: Tom Butts, Content Director, TV Technology
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Refreshments & Networking
4:05 PM - 4:50 PM
Session 2: Next Generation ENG: 5G and Other New ENG technologies
Competitive success remains heavily dependent on how quickly and efficiently news organizations
can produce, share and distribute stories. This panel will dive into the recent advances in ENG,
cellular bonding, 5G, remote production, content sharing systems, life social media feeds and other
technologies designed to quickly produce and deliver video feeds to stations, networks and digital
Moderator: Wes Simpson, Telecom Product Consulting
4:55 PM - 5:40 PM
Session 3: New Technologies for News and Sports Operations and Production
This panel will cover tech advances in news and sports operations and production, including new cameras, graphics, logging and monitoring, newsroom systems, touch screens, AI for automated metadata, editing, virtual sets, clipping services, archives and storage, digital distribution of highlights, augmented reality and other technologies.
Moderator: Phil Kurz, Contributing Editor, TV Technology
5:45 PM - 6:55 PM
Cocktails & Networking
7:00 PM
Dinner Event
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Breakfast Event
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
Session 4: Reinventing News Operations: Building Cloud, IP, AI and Enabled Media Systems
This panel will explore key issues related to the deployment of newer infrastructures using cloud-based systems, IP video, artificial intelligence, enabled media, ATSC 3.0 and other tech efforts that are revolutionizing the way news organizations operate.
Moderator: Wes Simpson, Telecom Product Consulting
9:05 AM - 9:35 AM
Boardroom Presentations
9:40 AM - 10:25 AM
Session 5: Speed to Air: Finding New Efficiencies and Profits in News Ops
This panel will explore new advances in automation, workflow software, content management, newsroom systems and editing that allow stations to be more efficient and flexible in the way they create and deliver content to viewers.
Moderator: Tom Butts, Content Director, TV Technology
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Refreshments & Networking
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM
Session 6: ATSC 3.0 and AWARN: Next Gen TV and the Future of Emergency News and Information
Leading news executives discuss ATSC 3.0 and new tools for both sending alerts and providing on-going news and information after the alerts are sent. What are some of the opportunities for geo-targeting, automation, and reaching smartphones and connected cars? How will broadcast and app-based news work together? How will relationships with local emergency authorities change?
Moderator: John Lawson, Executive Director, AWARN Alliance
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Luncheon Event
2:00 PM