2019 Call for Speakers

Submit Your Proposal

Deadline extended to January 17

Each year, Streaming Media events receive many more speaking submissions than available speaking slots. Because of that, we strongly suggest you submit your Streaming Media East 2019 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.


We’ve revamped Streaming Media East to offer more than ever before. Below you'll find a detailed description as well as suggested topics to help get your proposal started.

Technical & How-To Track

This track 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, DASH, CMAF, WebRTC, video optimization, QoS/QoE, or AI and machine learning, 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.

Possible proposal topics include:

  • The Future of Video Codecs
  • The Year Before the Year of ATSC 3.0
  • Using WebRTC to Reduce Latency
  • 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
  • How CMAF Can Simplify Streaming
  • The State of UHD and HDR
  • IMF: One Format to Rule Them All or Just One More Format?
  • Developing and Deploying Progressive Web Apps
  • Managing a Multi-CDN Delivery Strategy
  • Are Microservices the Future?

Business/Strategy Track

Attention CEOs, CSOs, media strategists, and business development executives: This is your home at Streaming Media East. This forward-thinking track offers high-level strategic discussions where you can learn from the best where the online video economy is moving. The Business/Strategy Track will shed light on the future of the online video marketplace, discussing ways broadcasters, cable & satellite operators, MVPDs, and content rights holders can unlock the value of OTT and TV Everywhere. It will point to improvements in content creation, acquisition, and monetization, and reveal coming shifts in consumer viewing habits. A sea change is coming to entertainment and sports; this track is for executives who want to ride the wave.

Possible proposal topics include:

  • The State of Server-Side Ad Insertion
  • Creating User Experiences that Delight Viewers
  • Maximizing Reach with Syndication
  • Effective Social Media Video Strategies
  • Reaching Viewers on Multiple Platforms and Devices
  • Global Content Licensing Challenges
  • How Blockchain Can Revolutionize Media 
  • Using Data and Machine Learning to Give Viewers what they Want
  • Best Practices for Enterprise Video
  • New Strategies for Education and Training Video
  • How OTT is Revolutionizing TV News

Video Engineering Summit

Video compression and related technologies are the bedrock of the online video industry, and they’ve always been the heart of Streaming Media, so we decided it’s time to give it its own summit. The Video Engineering Summit is for the hardcore video engineers, the ones who are really pushing the boundaries of video quality and compression efficiency. It’s a deep dive into 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, DASH, CMAF, WebRTC, video optimization, or perceptual quality, you’ve come to the right place. Our expert speakers will help you take your video to the next level.

Possible proposal topics include:

  • Tools & Techniques for Diagnosing & Resolving Problems in Large-Scale Events
  • VVC: The Next Big Thing in Encoding?
  • The State of AV1
  • Identifying Root Cause via Playback Metrics
  • Leveraging Machine Learning in Your Encoding Pipeline
  • Using CMAF to Cut Cost, Simplify Workflows, and Reduce Latency
  • WebRTC: The Future Champion of Low Latency Video
  • Architecting Your Own One-to-Many Ultra-Low Latency Video Service
  • Objective vs. Subjective Video Quality Metrics

OTT Leadership Summit

OTT is the future of television, and this summit is a deep dive into how broadcasters, cable & satellite operators, MVPDs, vMPVDs, and content rights holders can unlock the value of OTT and TV Everywhere. Because business and technology factors work hand-in-hand to create a successful OTT service, we’ll look at the entire OTT ecosystem to provide a thorough understanding of the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. We’ll also unveil fresh OTT research to give you actionable data and help you thrive in this increasingly competitive market.

Possible proposal topics include:

  • Subscription Fatigue: Are There Too Many OTT Services?
  • Is Addressable Television Ready for Prime Time?
  • Building the OTT Services Viewers Want
  • The Pros and Cons of Owned-and-Operated OTT Services
  • Combatting Video Piracy
  • The State of Data in OTT
  • The Future of the Skinny Bundle
  • New Strategies for Audience Measurement

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 East. We need presenters who can show people how to do things step by step as a stand alone presenter in a 45-60 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 full, complimentary registration to the conference, a $895 value, 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.

Additional Speaking Opportunities

If you are interested in speaking at Live Streaming Summit, you can find out more here.

If you are interested in speaking at Content Delivery Summit, you can find out more here.

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