Expo Details

Details about the trade show and workshops will be updated to reflect the most current information and exciting developments!

The Morristown Hyatt is within walking distance of restaurants, clubs and amenities.  The hotel is located a few blocks from the train station that services NJ Transit.  Trains are also available to and from Newark Liberty Airport and New York City.

Wednesday, May 30th 2018

Start your expo experience by meeting new people and catching up with old friends! The evening “Meet and Greet” includes a terrific buffet dinner with opportunities to meet new people and socialize with other attendees, guest speakers and workshop panelists.

Thursday, May 31st 2018

Trade Show

Sponsored by Verizon.

The vendor trade show will be the largest of its kind in New Jersey! This is a one day trade show with over 40 exhibitors that will include the newest technology focusing on the needs of PEG stations, local government communications, and system integrators when transitioning to the latest technology.

Be sure to check out the Trade Show Floor Map to find your way around.

Vendor Presentations

Sponsored by PSE&G.

There will be a number of vendor presentations throughout the day demonstrating the latest in broadcast/storage servers, editing systems, lighting equipment, video switchers, TV cameras, web streaming technology and others that will have just been released weeks before at The National Broadcasters Association Conference.

Click here for more details on Vendor Presentations.

Welcome Affinity Lunch

Sponsored by Rushworks.

The Welcome Affinity Lunch provides a unique opportunity for attendees with shared interests to engage in conversation about a specific topic. Affinity topics include issues related to the creation and distribution of programming, legislation, technology, operations, and production. Legislation topics are supported by NATOA and technology topics are supported by vendors that are organizational members of JAG. Production and operations topics are facilitated by area professionals.

The Affinity Luncheon offers a great meal and the opportunity to get information, seek solutions, and join others in lively discussion!

Student Symposium

The Student Symposium is a unique opportunity for area high school students. Our partnering efforts will reach out to the educational community to include area high schools and vocational schools. Students interested in media will be afforded the opportunity to participate in a day-long program that will include time to visit with the exhibitors.

This is an opportunity to have teachers and students interact and exchange ideas with other school districts. They will share their work and experiences with other high school students. The program will include the opportunities to explore career pathways in the media field by participating in a panel discussion with TV station managers and producers. They will share experiences and learn about potential employment opportunities in the TV broadcast, PEG Access, educational broadcast and tele-communications field.

Students will have the opportunity to visit the vendor areas and learn about cutting-edge media technology. There they can ask questions, handle and operate the newest technology, while increasing their exposure to video production and creating awareness of the complexities of managing television production facilities. This program is an interactive experience that will provide learning opportunities, introductions to field professionals and networking with other schools, teachers and vendors. The Student Symposium is provided free of charge as part of JAG’s community media outreach program and made possible through donations and sponsors.

Partners Awards Banquet

Sponsored by TelVue Corporation.

The Partners Awards Banquet will host the 2018 JAG Video Awards, and includes a sumptuous dinner buffet! This event always provides a fun-filled night with the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends.

Friday, June 1st 2018

Friday is a day jam-packed with great workshops that provide tools for station managers, technicians, engineers, producers, telecommunication officers and advisors, government administrators, IT staff, and elected officials. The information provided in conference workshops will aid attendees in contributing to their station, programming, video content, communication technology, and community.

Click here for more details on Workshops.

This full day of workshops focuses on providing panels consisting of industry professionals. Workshops will cover a large assortment of topics designed to assist in the production and distribution of content on multiple platforms and address concerns of municipalities about telecommunication regulations. Workshop leaders will guide presentations, manage question and answer sessions, and help to facilitate open and honest discussions among peer groups.

Click here for more details on Speakers.

Sponsors

Attendee registration costs are kept affordable due to the generosity of many of our Vendor Partners who sponsor events at the conference. We are proud of their involvement and grateful for their help in insuring the continued success of our conference. When you are looking for services and are buying equipment we ask that you think SOS and Support Our Sponsors by giving them a call.

Click here for more details on our Sponsors.

All-Inclusive Food Package

The all-inclusive food package includes:

  • Pre-conference Meet and Greet
  • Thursday’s Breakfast with the Vendors
  • Welcome Affinity Luncheon
  • Fabulous Partners Awards Banquet
  • Friday’s Networking Breakfast
  • Keynote Luncheon

The Partners Awards Banquet promises to be an amazing night of food, entertainment, awards, and surprises. You will not want to miss this!