Technology Workshops

This year’s event features five technology workshops designed to better meet the information needs of the industry. Workshops are open to all registered League Summit attendees and sponsors. The technology workshops will take place at the New York Hilton from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on December 13, 2010. NOTE: Workshop Four (Audio – 5.1 and Beyond) will take place from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Dolby Screening Room across the street from the New York Hilton.

Each workshop will be chaired by workshop leaders who will create an environment promoting open dialogue with an emphasis on problem solving and helping attendees understand new concepts and technology developments. Event sponsors will also participate via educational presentations focused on new innovations. The workshop topics are as follows:

- WORKSHOP ONE: Remote Engineering
- WORKSHOP TWO: Sports 2.0
- WORKSHOP THREE: 3D Production
- WORKSHOP FOUR: Audio – 5.1 and Beyond (10:00-4:30)
- WORKSHOP FIVE: IT Network and Infrastructure

WORKSHOP ONE: Remote Engineering

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WHERE:
New York Hilton, Murray Hill Suite A (Second Floor)
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
The engineering workshop is designed for remote production professionals, engineers, and more to discuss new developments related truck design and operations.
WHO IS LEADING IT:
Paul Bonar, Game Creek Video, VP of Engineering; Hank Cenkner, FAA; Brad Cheney, MLB Network, Director of Engineering; Dave Greany, Corplex, VP of Engineering; George Hoover, NEP Broadcasting, CTO; Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Editorial Director; Thomas Vernon, FAA; Glenn Vitale, L-3, EHS Coordinator/SPSG; Rusty Waite, Stagetec USA, President
WHAT WILL BE DISCUSSED:

-Truck Design Trends
-Deploying IP Technologies in Remote Operations
-How 3D Impacts Engineering Staffs
-Understanding Embedded Audio
-Fiber Technology Update-Connected Venues
-Safety Issues and Fall Prevention

WORKSHOP TWO: Sports 2.0

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WHERE: New York Hilton, Murray Hill Suite B (Second Floor)
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
More and more sports content is being delivered via broadband, WiFi, and mobile phones. If you’re interested in understanding how these technologies will impact your career and what they mean for your viewers this is the place to be.
WHO IS LEADING IT: Mike Barros
, Inlet Technologies, SVP of Sales and Marketing; Tab Butler, MLB Network, Director of Media Management; Jason Dachman, SVG, Associate Editor; Jens Loeffler, Adobe Systems, Senior Technical Evangelist, Strategic Media Alliances; Bob Sokol, Deloitte Consulting LLP; Will Weiss, NeuLion, Pre Sales Engineer
WHAT WILL BE DISCUSSED:
-Understanding Streaming Media
-Laptop-based Production and Publishing
-Proxy-based Editing Systems
-The Tablet and Mobile Revolution
-Web Enabled TV and Devices
-Transcoding Challenges

WORKSHOP THREE: 3D Production

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WHERE: New York Hilton, Trianon Ballroom (Third Floor)
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
We’ve all seen 3D on the screen but what is going on behind the scenes? This workshop is designed for industry professionals looking to gain insight into how 3D equipment operates; new career opportunities; and the basics of producing quality 3D.
WHO IS LEADING IT:

Ken Aagaard
, CBS Sports, EVP, Engineering, Operations and Production Services; Gary Adock, Studio 37 Inc.; Julianna Barbieri, CBS Sports, Director, Graphics; Michael Bergeron, Panasonic Broadcast, Strategic Technical Liaison; Mark Chiolis, Grass Valley, Senior Director of Marketing; Jason Cohen, HBO Sports, Director of Live Event; Bob Gabrielli, DirecTV, SVP, Programming Operations; Bruce Goldfeder, CBS Sports, Director of Engineering; Mark Grant, CBS Sports, Director; Ted Kenney, 3ality Digital, Director of Production; Steve Schklair, 3ality Digital, CEO; Mark Schubin, SMPTE Fellow
WHAT WILL BE DISCUSSED:

-3D Rig Basics and the Future of 3D Rigs
-3D On the Front Bench: Directing and Producing
-Overview: HBO Boxing in 3D
-A Look Back at the US Open in 3D
-3D Transmission Basics

WORKSHOP FOUR: Audio – 5.1 and Beyond (10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

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WHERE: Dolby Screening Room (across the street from New York Hilton)
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
As HD video becomes the norm for live event sports coverage, broadcasters are moving toward standardizing on discrete 5.1 audio for all programming.  This workshop will explore the operational and engineering challenges of 5.1DTV audio production and serve as a forum for mixers and audio professionals to share successful strategies and help lay out a game plan for efficiently creating true HDTV audio.
WHO IS LEADING IT:
Fred Aldous, FOX Sports, Senior Audio Mixer; Dennis Baxter, Olympic Broadcast Services, Sound Designer; Roger Charlesworth, DTV Audio Group, Executive Director; Kevin Cleary, ESPN, Senior Technical Audio Producer; Dan Daley, SVG, Audio Editor; Bob Dixon, NBC Olympics Unit, Director of Sound Design; Richard Friedel, FOX Networks, EVP, Operations and Engineering; Jean Paul Moerman, Salzbrenner Stagetec, International Projects and Applications Manager; Michael Nunan, CTV, Post Sound Supervisor; Tom Sahara, Turner Sports, Senior Director of Remote Operations and IT; Steve Silva, FOX Networks, Director of Training Procedures, Engineering; Jay Spears, Avid, Professional Console Sales Manager; Jim Starzynski, NBC Universal, Principal Engineer
WHAT WILL BE DISCUSSED:

- Overcoming Infrastructure Challenges to Discrete 5.1 Product
- Multi-channel Serial Microphone Acquisition and Signal Distribution
- Case Study: Embedded Audio
- Implications of Single-Threaded Delivery and Discrete 5.1 Production
- 5.1 and the HD Transition
- Multi-channel Microphones for Sports Production
- Making it Work; Practical Challenges to 5.1 Production
- Infinity and Beyond
- The Big Convergence
- Deploying Large-Scale Quick-Turn Editing for 5.1 Day-of-Air Production
- DTV Audio Group Online Training Initiatives

WORKSHOP FIVE: IT Network and Infrastructure

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WHERE: New York Hilton, Madison Suite (Second Floor)
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
The Information Technology and Systems Workshop is designed for IT and broadcast executives and staffers interested in learning more about how traditional broadcast and IT technologies are coming together within broadcast facilities, venues, and more.
WHO IS LEADING IT:
Ken Adelson, Industry Consultant; Peter Brickman, CTO, New Meadowlands Stadium; John Cave, Director Software Architect, NFL; Sammy Choi, Director Event Presentation, NFL; Cindy Cortell, Director of IT, MLB Network; Joe Manto, Vice President Information Technology, NFL; Grant Nodine, Director of Technology, NHL; Gary Olson, GHO Group, President; Nik Stamatakis, Senior Software Developer, NFL
WHAT WILL BE DISCUSSED:

- Where Worlds Collide – IT Meets Broadcasting
- Getting a Signal: Cellular and Wi-Fi Congestion in Venues
- NFL RedZone – From The Small Screen To The Big Screen
- Sports IT Network Infrastructure Design, Operations and Security
- Sports Server Symposium
- Broadcast IT Bootcamp: File-Based Workflow and Architecture

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