Legislative Workshops

Municipalities continue to be faced with rules and regulations that negatively impact local government and its residents. These include changes in the physical landscape of communities, development and support of local businesses, wired and wireless communication services, public safety, and the increase in expenses to local government. This two day package explores current and pending federal legislation and controls implemented and under consideration by the FCC and FAA by a group of expert panelists. Learn the courses of action available to protect the quality of life of the community.

  • Pre-Conference: May 30, 2018


  • Day 1: May 31, 2018


  • Day 2: June 1, 2018


  • Lots to eat at the barbecue and a cash bar with special discounted prices.

    Available to Workshop and Meal Package (All Inclusive) attendees and vendor sponsors. $65.00 to all other attendees and guests.

    Sponsored by TBA.

    Food
    Where
    Terrace Pre-function

  • A continental breakfast with lots of coffee and tea to help you start your day off right.

    Available to all registered conference attendees.

    Sponsored by The Cohen Law Group.

    Food
    Where
    Trade Show Floor

  • Where
    Terrace Ballroom

  • Sponsored by American Federation of Teachers

    Where
    Manhattan Ballroom

  • Don't miss all the exciting new features in Cablecast Community Media by Tightrope on display at the Eastern Video Expo! Get more from Cablecast Flex and spend less on hardware with StreamSource and LiveOverlay. Contribute live RTP feeds over IP from multiple remote locations directly into Cablecast with StreamSource and get graphic overlays over live content with LiveOverlay. Save money on costly monthly services too with new integrated government meeting solutions for Cablecast VOD. Enjoy live VOD chaptering, embeddable and downloadable agendas, as well as fully customizable metadata directly in Cablecast.

    Are you concerned about closed captioning? Cablecast Community Media supports closed captions across all modes of distribution including cable playout, live streaming, on-demand, and coming soon to OTT! Cablecast also supports multiple captioning vendors. Stop by the booth to see it all in action!

    Vendor Presentations
    Presentations
    Where
    Terrace Ballroom

  • Stop My Crises, Vivian Gaspar, Producer
    The Miss Miriam Show, Miriam Rosenberg, Producer

    Vendor Presentations
    Presentations
    Where
    Terrace Ballroom

  • Special Guest Presentations
    Presentations
    Where
    Terrace Ballroom

  • Hyper-local 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.

    Presenter:
    James Thompson, News Voices, Free Press

    Special Guest Presentations
    Presentations
    Where
    Terrace Ballroom

  • Choice of Affinity table topics and a buffet meal will be provided which will take into consideration attendees eating preferences.

    Available to Workshop and Meal Package attendees. $55.00 to all other attendees and guests.

    Sponsored by TBA.

    Food
    Where
    Regency Ballroom

  • Sponsored by Helmer, Conley and Kasselman.

    Prior to 2015 we had net neutrality principles and since then we’ve had FCC rules that prohibited ISPs from throttling or blocking content on their networks, and forbit the practice of paid prioritization – where one content owner pays more than another for faster, prioritized delivery of its message. The current FCC has repealed these rules, and now allows these practices so long as the ISP is transparent and discloses its practices to customers. This session will discuss how the repeal of the net neutrality rules impacts local government, and what can we might do to protect our organizations and our citizens.

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

    Moderator:
    Ken Fellman, Helmer, Conley and Kasselman

    Workshops
    Legislative Workshops
    Where
    Concord

  • For more than 40 years, MSG Networks has been a pioneer in regional sports television. Beginning with its debut as the first regional sports network in the country in 1969, MSG Networks has been at the forefront of the industry, consistently pushing the boundaries of regional sports television. MSG Networks is the television home of 10 professional sports teams, Each year, MSG and MSG+ collectively telecast over 500 live professional games, along with a comprehensive lineup of other sporting events, including college football and basketball, and critically-acclaimed original programming.

    He and his team are responsible for the Operations and Technical infrastructure that successfully brings sports fans throughout the tri- state area live events, highlights, and original programming. Jerry will outline the workflow at the network and the way he and his team solve problems and chose equipment at the busiest regional sports network in the country.

    Presenter:
    Jerry Passaro, Senior Vice President of Operations and Distribution, MSG Network

    Special Guest Presentations
    Presentations
    Where
    Terrace Ballroom

  • Access A/V will highlight the amazing features & cost savings of the CASTUS digital media playback server. See why it has become the fastest selling system throughout the New England states. Plays most Any format natively; built-in, multi-region bulletin boards; browser-based/operate from home; available VOD-Streaming system; user friendly & fast, multi-level tech support; low cost-saves thousands!

    Vendor Presentations
    Presentations
    Where
    Terrace Ballroom

  • Vendor Presentations
    Presentations
    Where
    Terrace Ballroom

  • Sponsored by Helmer, Conley and Kasselman.

    An update on Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) rules and legal positions on closed captioning for municipal video communications on television and the internet.

    CEU Credits: CMFO/CCFO, RMC, QPA, information technology

    Panelists:
    Brandon Dittman, Helmer, Conley and Kasselman
    Paul Andrews, SVP of Sales & Marketing, TelVue
    Nancy Werner, General Counsel, National Association of Telecommunication Officers and Advisors
    Mike Wassenaar, President, Alliance for Community Media

    Moderator:
    Dan Cohen, The Cohen Law Group

    Workshops
    Legislative Workshops
    Where
    Concord

  • Vendor Presentations
    Presentations
    Where
    Terrace Ballroom

  • User Groups
    Where
    Concord

  • A great time to choose attendees you would live to sit with at dinner.

    Available to Workshop and Meal Package attendees.

    Sponsored by NJ Wireless Association

    Food
    Where
    Conference Center

  • A gourmet’s delight.

    Available to Workshop and Meal Package (All Inclusive) attendees. $80.00 to all other attendees and guests.

    Sponsored by TelVue Corporation.

    Food
    Where
    Manhattan Ballroom

  • A hot and cold breakfast buffet. Good for those that need a lite snack or the big breakfast to start a day filled with workshops.

    Available to Workshop and Meal Package attendees. $45.00 to all other attendees and guests.

    Sponsored by Helmer, Conley, and Kesselman.

    Food
    Where
    Conference Center

  • Start your day with a bang. Simon Mandal will dazzle you with mind blowing (and often hilarious) customized magic, bringing you into the present moment, putting you in a positive frame of mind. See why NY Times Best Selling Authors, World Class Motivational Speakers, and Thought Leaders turn to Simon Mandal to start their day right!. In this fun and fast paced hands on workshop, you'll learn a few incredible (and easy) beginner magic tricks directly from one of the world's top pros. In addition to learning to amaze your friends and family, we'll also glean some unusual insights into human nature, how we see the world, and how we take part in it. Get ready for some unforgettable fun!

    Guest Facilitator:
    Simon Mandal, Magician/Comic

    Workshops
    Team Building Workshops
    Where
    Manhattan Ballroom

  • Finding money to fund your station is a thankless, never ending task. Intuitively you know there are grants out there that can help fill the gap, but how do you go about finding them and even more daunting, how do you apply for them. Fortunately for us mere mortals there are professionals who understand the world of foundation funding and the tricks of grant writing. Our panel will discuss all you need to do in advance to present your organization as one that qualifies for grant funds. And then understanding how to mold your request to ensure consideration.

    CEU Credits: CMFO/CCFO, budget

    Panelist:
    a href="http://www.easternvideoexpo.com/speaker/chris-mazauskas/">Chris Mazauskas, Resource Development Officer, Edison
    a href="http://www.easternvideoexpo.com/speaker/lewis-hurd/">Lewis V. Hurd, Housing, Authority of Plainfield, Director of Finance

    Moderator:
    Geoffery Belinfante, Board, Hometown TV

    Workshops
    Operations Workshops
    Where
    Venice

  • Over the years, Barry Farber has hosted over 400 Radio and Television shows. He has interviewed celebrities, athletes, scientists and business men. This workshop will focus on the techniques that he has developed to get the most out of any interview subject. He will discuss topics like: how to research for your interview; what to say when you meet your interviewee for the first time; how to create a conversational atmosphere on set; and how to craft questions that yield more informative answers. Barry will even share some thoughts on how to land that difficult to get interviewee and how to manage the pace of an interview to fit comfortably into the time allotted. He also manages and represents talent as a marketing agent, manager and producer and is the winner of 3 Telly Awards and nominated for an Emmy. He will not only share his interviewing techniques but also the strategies created for celebrities and business leaders hosting their own programming.

    Guest Speaker:
    Barry Farber, TV/Radio Host, author, marketing consultant

    Moderator:
    J Robertson, Managing Director at Ho’ike: Kauai Community Television, HI

    Workshops
    Production Workshops
    Where
    Beijing

  • Sponsored by CineTech.

    Award Winning cinematographer David Landau will give a workshop on how to use lighting as a storytelling element. Different interviews can call for different lighting, based on how we want the viewer to perceive what is being said. A better understanding of light and how lighting effects the perceptions of the viewer and will help you create better images that communicate what you want the viewer to feel and think about what they are watching. All of this can be accomplished without large amounts of lighting units as David will demonstrate.

    Guest Speaker:
    Dave Landau, Director of Photography, Cinematographer Teacher and Author

    Moderator:
    Lawrence Greenberg, Cage Free Projects

    Workshops
    Technology Workshops
    Where
    Paris

  • User Groups
    Where
    Basel

  • Sponsored by Helmer, Conley and Kasselman.

    Wireless service providers and infrastructure owners have inundated communities across the nation with requests to deploy new technology to meet the growing/changing demand for wireless broadband services and the expected future deployment of what has become known as “5G” technology. Changes in some state laws and pending changes in federal law have created a need to reexamine how these facilities are sited. This session will explore the current state of the wireless industry, potential changes in the regulatory framework and provide examples of how communities can effectively promote fair deployment of new facilities while protecting local interests through innovative changes to their right-of-way and zoning regulations.

    CEU Credits: CMFO/CCFO, office management and ancillary subjects; RMC, professional development

    Panelists:
    Dan Cohen, The Cohen Law Group
    Ken Fellman, Helmer, Conley and Kasselman
    • Verizon and T-Mobile representatives invited

    Moderator:
    Edward Purcell, DiFrancesco Bateman

    Workshops
    Legislative Workshops
    Where
    Cairo

  • User Groups
    Where
    Basel

  • Every small town mayor has a lot on his plate—lower taxes, control spending, fix the roads in town, and court new business for their community. However, one of their biggest challenges is to communicate with their citizens. How do they keep them informed about what’s going on in town; how do they keep them safe in emergencies; and how do they market the town to attract business and home owners. They need tools to do all these things, and now our panel of Mayors talk about how they view the value of having a video facilities to deliver content on various platforms to multiple communication devices.

    CEU Credits: CMFO/CCFO, budget; QPA, office admin./general duties

    Panelists:
    Mayor Donald Hahn, State College, PA,
    Mayor Brian Wahler, Piscataway

    Moderator:
    Rich Desimone, Managing Director, JAG

    Workshops
    Operations Workshops
    Where
    Venice

  • Sometimes, when beginning to tackle a new production, the task seems daunting—where to start; what to include; what to leave out; who to interview; what story to tell. Now two accomplished writer/producers will share how they approach creating their next documentary or book. Ouisie Shapiro (a six time Emmy Winner) and John Florio (novelist, writer, educator) are film makers and authors who have written books, made documentary films for HBO, and created articles for the New Yorker, The New York Times and the Atlantic monthly. In this workshop they’ll explain how they approach a project; the methods they use to identify the story they want to tell and the people they want to tell it; and the process they use to put it all together.

    Guest Speakers:
    John Florio, historical crime novels
    Ouisie Shapiro, writer/producer of sports documentaries

    Moderator:
    • Geoffery Belinfante, Ex. Board, Hometown TV

    Workshops
    Production Workshops
    Where
    Beijing

  • For some reason, as a viewer, any kind of problem understanding the audio can be more annoying than problems with the video. As production professionals we have all faced challenging audio situations—too much background noise; hum in the signal, no good place to put a microphone; or talent that pops their “p’s” There are solutions to many of these problems and in this workshop, sound professionals will share the tricks they’ve learned to solve challenging audio situations. This will include microphone selection and placement, mixing techniques to help challenging situations, and environmental solutions to poor sound recording conditions. This workshop is a must for everyone who is involved in making good television.

    Panelists:
    Roy Yolkelson, film score producer/recording engineer, audio director, Antland Productions
    Larry Fast, SYNERGY Electronic Music, Inc.

    Moderator:
    Stephanie Yager, Operations Manager, C-Net, State College, PA

    Workshops
    Technology Workshops
    Where
    Paris

  • Sponsored by The Cohen Law Group.

    In recent years, there have been dramatic changes in video technology, the cable industry, and the regulatory landscape of cable television. The emergence of video streaming (also known as “over the top” programming) has led to customer “cord cutting” and consternation among local governments about future erosion of cable franchise fees. Recent mergers and acquisitions have led to consolidation within the cable industry that has also impacted municipalities. Meanwhile, both the FCC and Congress are considering actions to further preempt local governments from regulating wireline operators. Against the backdrop of these winds of change swirling within the cable arena, the Eastern Video Expo has assembled an outstanding panel of experts from both the cable industry and local governments.

    CEU Credits: CMFO/CCFO, budget

    Panelists:
    Dan Cohen, The Cohen Law Group
    Ken Fellman, Helmer, Conley and Kasselman
    • Comcast and Altice representatives invited

    Moderator:
    • TBA

    Workshops
    Legislative Workshops
    Where
    Cairo

  • A hot buffet and a workshop with a panel of distinguished panels of industry leaders.

    Available to Workshop and Meal Package attendees. $60.00 to all other attendees and guests.

    Sponsored by Varto Technologies.

    Food
    Where
    Manhattan Ballroom

  • Presented in association with New Jersey Wireless Association.

    As the next evolution of LTE, 5G is expected to help in those scenarios with support for higher data rates, lower latency and a denser network. We hear a lot about 5G and that its infrastructure needs to be deployed in government rights-of-way, but what is 5G? How is it different than just another “G” rollout from carriers? This session will help us understand what 5G is, and what it will mean to our communities.

    Panelist:
    Joshua Broder, CEO, Tilson
    Danny Dichter, Senior Manager-RF Design, Verizon Wireless
    Anthony Suppa, Project Manager, PSE&G
    • Charlie Bostek, Nokia

    Moderator:
    Mayor Brian Wahler, Piscataway, Chair of the NJLOM Telecommunications Committee and Chair of the Utilities Task Force

    Workshops
    Legislative Workshops
    Special Guest Presentations
    Presentations
    Where
    Manhattan Ballroom (Keynote Lunch)

  • Sponsored by Helmer, Conley and Kasselman.

    An update on the evolving world of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) regulation from a municipal perspective. This session will focus on the municipal role as both an operator and regulator of UAS and offer practical advice on both.

    CEU Credits: CPWM, government; RMC, professional development

    Panelists:
    Brandon Dittman, Helmer, Conley and Kasselman
    Christina Engh, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Brigade Advisor, US Army

    Moderator:
    • TBA

    Workshops
    Legislative Workshops
    Where
    Paris

  • Once upon a time you needed a large truck full of equipment and a small army of technicians to produce a sporting event for television. Today, thanks to changes in technology, it is possible to produce a sporting event with multiple cameras, quality graphics, and even instant replay in a small van. Many access channels and high schools are taking advantage of this new technology to produce local games that generate excitement in their communities. Our panelists will review the technologies available and show you clips of locally produce games that would make a network executive proud.

    Panelists:
    Darryl Love, DNS Media Group
    Nick Besink, Station Manager, Oradell, Ivy League Network Representative
    John Proctor, Starcast Productions

    Moderator:
    J Robertson, Managing Director at Ho’ike: Kauai Community Television, HI

    Workshops
    Production Workshops
    Where
    Beijing

  • Have you ever been at a table when everyone orders steak and you order the fish. You may feel out of sync, but you like fish and it's better for you. Well it turns out that there are a lot of editors that also order the "fish." It seems most editors use one of the big three programs--Premier, Final Cut Pro or Avid. However there are lots of other editing programs out there with strengths and weaknesses. Our panelists will review their favorite alternative editing programs and explain what features they find most valuable.

    Panelists:
    Ed Cologna, Pres. Cologna Productions
    Bob Nicholson, Station Manager, West Milford

    Moderator:
    Linda Besink, JAG Executive Board

    Workshops
    Technology Workshops
    Where
    Venice

  • To say that today’s media landscape it very crowded is an exercise in stating the obvious—Hundreds of cable channels, YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram just to name a few options in the war for eyeballs. How can access channels and independent producers stand out from the pack? What do we have that no one else has and how do we spread the word about our product differences. Our panelists are experts on marketing non-profit organizations. They're familiar with the fact that marketing budgets vary from slim to none. Never the less, they’ll discuss ways to work smarter than the competition; what strengths to emphasize; and how to communicate those strengths to potential viewer.

    Panelists:
    Kyle Ruffin, K Ruffin & Associates
    Joe Amditis, Associate Director, Center for Cooperative Media, School of Communication and Media, Montclair State University
    Janet Garraty, Boss Lady, The Garraty Group

    Moderator:
    • Geoffery Belinfante, Ex. Board, Hometown TV

    Workshops
    Operations Workshops
    Where
    Cairo

  • A little energy to wrap up the day and your travels home. Thanks for attending.

    Available to Workshop and Meal Package attendees.

    Sponsored by DiFrancesco Bateman.

    Food
    Where
    Conference Center

  • Good editors are story tellers who use techniques like special effects, graphics, music, and sound effects to effectively communicate story lines, emotions, and even points of view to the viewers of their work. The professional editors on our panel will share their years of experience to show how you can go beyond the dissolve to use the medium to truly enhance any story. Someone once said you can learn the mechanics of editing very quickly and then spend a lifetime learning how to edit. This workshop will give you some insights into the art of editing from some real experts.

    Panelists:
    Joshua Vorensky, Associate Producer, ESPN
    Mary Foti, Executive Producer, Nautical Media Group
    Art Aldrich, NJ Final Cut Pro Users Group

    Moderator:
    Stephanie Gibbons, Station Manager, Metuchen TV

    Workshops
    Production Workshops
    Where
    Beijing

  • Today, using newly developed technology, there are many new ways to reach your citizens without the expense of originating a traditional cable channel. here are inexpensive platforms available that can store video content, and that content can easily be accessed “on demand” using computers, tablets, and mobile phones anytime, anywhere. New streaming devices have also made the delivery of live content easily accessible on those same mobile devices, and these live events can even be interactive allowing citizens to participate in meetings and events as never before. This workshop will identify the equipment necessary to take advantage of all this new technology.

    CEU Credit: CMFO/CCFO, CTC, CPWM, RMC, QPA, information technology

    Panelists:
    Jessse Lerman, CEO, TelVue Corp
    Ed Cologna, Pres. Cologna Productions

    Panelist/Moderator:
    Bob Duthaler, Duke Multimedia Productions

    Workshops
    Technology Workshops
    Where
    Venice

  • Once those product differences have been identified and you produce all that great programming that you want to share with your viewers, how do you use social media to draw attention to all your hard work? This workshop will focus on the methods professional social media marketers use to generate interest in their products. Learn how to use Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and other social media platforms to niche market your content to the folks who will truly appreciate your content.

    Panelists:
    Donna Liu, Director for New Media Services, TelVue Corp
    Lawrence Greenberg, Marketing, TV Production, Cage Free Projects
    Emily Salshutz, Social Marketing Manager, Animoto

    Moderator:
    Sabrina Teekah, COO, Op-X Consulting Services Inc.

    Workshops
    Operations Workshops
    Where
    Cairo