Call for Speakers

Deadline is July 30

We're headed back to the beach and want you to join us as a speaker! We typically receive many more speaking submissions than available speaking slots, so we strongly suggest you submit your Streaming Media West 2022 proposal early. We often review and confirm positions upon receipt. Don't wait until the last minute to submit! If you are submitting on behalf of a vendor, you are required to submit with a customer.

Dedicated Conference Tracks

Below you'll find a detailed description as well as suggested topics to help get your proposal started.

OTT and Beyond

OTT is the future of television, but the future of video is much bigger, so we've expanded our OTT track to include the innovations happening in short-form, social, and gaming. Because business and technology factors work hand-in-hand to create successful content and platforms, we'll look at the entire ecosystem to provide a thorough understanding of the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. We’ll also unveil fresh research to give you actionable data and help you thrive in these increasingly competitive markets that will point to improvements in content creation, acquisition, and monetization, and reveal coming shifts in consumer viewing habits.

Sample topics include:

  • Making the Leap to CTV
  • Building the OTT Services Viewers Want
  • The Pros and Cons of Direct-to-Consumer OTT Services
  • Combatting Video Piracy
  • Does Live Linear OTT Have a Future?
  • The State of Data in OTT
  • NFTs, Blockchain, and Web3
  • What We Can Learn from Silicon Beach
  • How to Set Up a FAST Channel
  • New Strategies for Audience Measurement
  • SSAI vs. CSAI: The Battle Continues
  • Creating User Experiences that Delight Viewers
  • The Role of Local Content in OTT
  • The Future of AVOD
  • TikTok, Snap, Insta, and Other Short-Form Video
  • Reaching Viewers on Multiple Platforms and Devices
  • Global Content Licensing Challenges
  • Using Data and Machine Learning to Give Viewers what they Want
  • How OTT is Revolutionizing TV News

Video Engineering & Technology

Combining the popular Video Engineering Summit with our technology & how-to track, the Video Engineering & Technology Summit is for CTOs, engineers, and developers who want one thing: solutions. The video ecosystem is a fragmented mix of platforms and devices: Learn from the pros how you can eliminate the bottlenecks and deliver results. Expert presenters will offer sessions on encoding and transcoding, packaging and delivery, player and UI development, and formats, protocols, and standards. If you’re looking for deep dives into HEVC, VP9, AV1, VVC, EVC, LCEVC, DASH, CMAF, WebRTC, video optimization, QoS/QoE, or live streaming challenges, you’ve come to the right place. This is the place to go under the hood and learn real skills and improvements you can put in place as soon as you’re back in the office, and our expert speakers will help you take your video to the next level.

Sample topics include:

  • The Future of Video Codecs
  • Maximizing the Value of Your Video with AI & Machine Learning
  • Fine-Tune Your Adaptive Encoding Groups with Objective Quality Metrics
  • Choosing the Best Off-the-Shelf Video Player
  • The Impact of Open Source Protocols
  • Live Streaming Best Practices
  • How CMAF Can Simplify Streaming
  • 8K and Beyond
  • Managing a Multi-CDN Delivery Strategy
  • Scaling for the Demands of Growing Live Audiences
  • Are Microservices the Future?
  • Controlling QoE with Better Data
  • How to Customize Encoding, Packaging, & DRM for All Target Formats
  • Are You Ready for CMAF?
  • Objective vs. Subjective Video Quality Metrics

Live Streaming at Scale

Live streaming has never been more crucial, nor more popular, and the COVID-19 pandemic brought unprecedented advances in live production and delivery. From the production team on the ground (on-site or remote) to distribution in the cloud and at the edge, pulling off a successful large-scale live event is a Herculean task, one where failure isn’t an option. The Live Streaming at Scale track is all about how you can leverage those advances, offering how-to and best practices sessions and panels that will help you make sure your live events go off without a hitch, whether your audience is in the thousands or in the millions.

Sample topics include:

  • How Low (Latency) Do You Need to Go, and How Can You Get There?
  • Remote Production Best Practices
  • Leveraging the Cloud for Production and Distribution
  • Virtual vs. In-Person vs. Hybrid Events
  • The Role of 5G in Live Event Production
  • Upping Your Sports Streaming Game
  • Monetizing Large-Scale Live Streams
  • The Future of Concert Streaming
  • Adding Interactivity to Your Live Streams
  • Real-Time Live Video for Betting, Auctions, and Gaming
  • Closed Captioning for Live Events
  • Live Stream Monitoring and Analytics

Video for Enterprise & Education

It's not all about OTT. The past two years have proven that streaming video is the bedrock of corporate communications and training, the world of education and academia is an increasingly virtual one, and video is crucial to the future of nonprofits, government agencies, and faith-based organizations as well. This summit is for CTOs, IT architects, digital media specialists, enterprise video specialists—anyone who is responsible for the video strategies both behind and beyond the firewall. Come learn the latest developments in webcasting, video management, delivery, analytics, and user-generated video for corporate communications, training, collaboration, digital signage, and more.

Sample topics include:

  • Best Practices for Enterprise Video
  • New Strategies for Education and Training Video
  • Video in Manufacturing
  • From Executive Town Halls to Small Group Meetings
  • Getting the Most Out of LinkedIn Live
  • Effective Social Media Strategies
  • Bring Your Own Device? How About Bring Your Own Content?
  • Keeping the Faithful with Video
  • Engaging Viewers with Interactive Video
  • Does Mixed Reality Have a Place in Education and the Enterprise?
  • Collaborative Video Tools
  • Making Your Videos Accessible to All
  • Tips for Effective Training Videos
  • Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Video in Education

Session Types

There are two kinds of speaking sessions available:

How-To Presentations

Technical experts who are willing to share their practical tips, tools, or strategies for deploying online video, please consider volunteering to speak at Streaming Media West. We need presenters who can show people how to do things step by step as a stand alone presenter in a 30-60 minute session. We are NOT looking for product pitches or product demos.

Round-Table Panels

These sessions consist of four speakers and a moderator discussing topics pertaining to business models, monetization strategies and industry trends in a 45-60 minute session where no presentations are required.

Benefits of Speaking

All speakers receive a complimentary registration to the conference, plus great exposure in the industry — so think over your latest success stories or technology ventures — and submit your proposal today! At this time, due to the large number of speakers, we are not able to pay any travel or lodging related expenses.

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