Affinity Lunch Topics

May 31, 2018

12:00pm – 1:30pm, Regency Ballroom

  1. Rights-of-Way, Workshop June 1, 9:00am-10:10am, Cairo
    Taxpayers shell out millions of dollars in infrastructure creating the “Public Right of Way”. Let’s talk about how this asset is utilized in your community. What is the future use of this resource and how will it impact our community? What are your community rights and what are the legal benefits that can be derived from effective use of the rights of way? Join Ken Fellman, (Fellman, Helmer, Conley and Kasselman) and get a clear picture of the new and changing landscape of “Public Rights of Way”.

    • Ken Fellman, Helmer, Conley and Kasselman

    • Bob Duthaler

  2. Closed Captioning, Workshop May 31, 3:15pm-4:30pm, Concord
    There is no question that providing closed captioning to our audience is a valuable service. There will be much to talk about at this table regarding what is legally required and what, if any, exemptions can apply. Looking to the future, there are captioning options being created and adopted across the country. Find out how these new caption services can be integrated into your workflow.

    • Brandon Dittman, Helmer, Conley and Kasselman
    • Paul Andrews, SVP of Sales & Marketing, TelVue

    • Dave Ambrosy

  3. Social Media for Access, Workshop June 1, 3:45pm-5:00pm, Cairo
    It’s all about engagement, outreach, and embracing new technology to reach your clients. Today’s social media tools have exploded into our lives and community. The discussion at this table will be a great chance to catch up on the newest methods of engaging your community and clients. What is the impact of social media upon the phenomenon of “fake news”, and what role can individuals and local media play? How can you best use social media to market your content and services successfully?

    • Lawrence Greenberg, Marketing, TV Production, Cage Free Projects

    • Stephanie Yager

  4. Fundraising and Added Revenue, Workshop June 1, 9:00am-10:10am, Venice
    Expanding services and increasing production while facing budget cuts. Nearly all local media organizations have funding issues and a need for both operating and capital dollars. Revenue is out there and there are many ways to secure additional resources. Are your current projects and partners resource specific and able to create grant and funding potential? Have lunch with Chris Mazauskas, (Edison Resource Development) and discuss the various opportunities that are available.

    • Chris Mazauskas, Resource Development Officer, Edison Township

    • Cindy Hahn

  5. Net Neutrality, Workshop May 31, 1:45pm-3:15pm, Concord
    The internet is a vital part of our daily lives and Net Neutrality is at the heart of how we can use it and who controls the delivery of content. Have a seat with Nancy Werner, (General Counsel, NATOA) and learn about what the FCC is up to, what is currently in place, and what is being considered. What is likely for the future and how will these decisions impact our lives, our stations, and our communities?

    • Nancy Werner, General Counsel, National Association of Telecommunication Officers and Advisors
    • Mike Wassenaar, President, Alliance for Community Media

    • J Robertson

  6. Hyper-local Media
    The one true common denominator amongst us is that we are perhaps the only local voice left in community media. Media consolidation, journalist layoffs, and newsroom closings across New Jersey have left far too many towns and cities without local news coverage of happenings and currents events. But there is hope – community access media, start-up hyperlocal news outlets, and other new projects are working hard to keep residents informed and engaged. Join James Thompson from Free Press for a talk about how local media can help elevate the voices of community members and be a true and accurate reflection of the place you call home.

    • James Thompson, News Voices, Free Press

    • Geoffery Belinfante

  7. Grow Your Audience by Simulcasting Your Production
    Distribution is arguably the most important step of any video or live stream. You’ve planned, you’ve worked hard, and you’re ready to share it with the world. Live streaming across multiple destinations, or “simulcasting,” is one of the best ways to reach a wider audience, reduce bandwidth, and simplify your workflow.

    • Varto Keshishian, President, Varto Technologies

    • Anthony Pagliuco

  8. Live Streaming Your Content and Events
    The video industry is moving toward more live content production and this requires more wireless communication using more streamed video. The use of IP architecture makes this more effective and also easier and more economical than ever before. We can discuss how live coverage benefits the PEG community.

    • Ken Freed, Account Sales Manager, JVCKENWOOD USA Corp

    • Jeff Arban

  9. Beyond Cable: Distribution on Multiple Platforms
    This table will discuss all of the different ways you can distribute your content in today’s marketplace. Jesse Lerman, CEO of Telvue, will lead the discussion about creating a robust internet presence on a variety of platforms. The discussion will feature information about ROKU, new HULU options, streaming, video on demand and many more ways to distribute your content to a wider audience.

    • Jessse Lerman, CEO, TelVue Corp

    • Ed Colonia

  10. Editing with Adobe and Final Cut, Workshop June 1, 3:45pm-5:00pm, Beijing
    Editing solutions – pick one or the other (or pick both!). This table will offer a comparison of the current most popular editing systems. Which is better for you, or should you really have both? Join Mary Foti, an Adobe wizard, and Art Aldrich, our Final Cut champion, as they talk about the various options of both programs.

    • Art Aldrich, NJ Final Cut Pro Users Group Rep
    • Mary Foti, Executive Producer, Nautical Media Group

    • Stephanie Gibbons