Live Streaming Summit

There’s no second chance in live streaming, and so it’s more important than ever to hone your skills and knowledge about how to do it right. Now in its fourth year at Streaming Media West, the Live Streaming Summit covers all things live—tentpole entertainment and sports events, webcasting in the enterprise, streaming live to social networks, delivering live linear channels, and more. The Summit covers every step of the live video workflow, including ingestion, transcoding, content management & protection, distribution & delivery, analytics, and post-event evaluation. Live Streaming Summit is a must-attend event for technical and business decision makers whose jobs depend on delivering large-scale live events and live linear channels to multiple devices and platforms.

Streaming Media’s Live Streaming Summit is the only U.S. event to address the highest-level issues and opportunities related to live streaming. This is a must-attend show for technical and business decision makers whose jobs depend on delivering successful large-scale live events and live linear channels online. 

Registration Includes

Live Streaming Summit may be registered for separate OR is included with our All Access and Full Two-Day Conference Pass Option. For more information on registration please click here.

  • Access to all Live Streaming Summit conference sessions
  • Access to the Streaming Media West keynotes
  • Access to the Discovery Track
  • Light continental breakfast and morning and afternoon breaks
  • Lunch on Tuesday
  • VIP Mixer on Monday plus the Happy Hour in the Expo and Beer Garden on Tuesday
  • Admission to the Streaming Media West Expo

Sponsorship Opportunities

 Sponsorship opportunities are available. Click here to learn more. 


Tuesday, Nov 13

Track LSS: Live Streaming Summit


LS101. Monetizing Live Streams

Tuesday, November 13: 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

It’s not always about how many eyeballs are on your streams. Sometimes you just need the right audience and the right platform to monetize live shows. But who is willing to pay? Social media can boost total viewer numbers, but social monetization is still taking shape. Premium content paired with a premium experience can lead to a loyal viewership and more targeted native and branded content advertisers. This group of innovators shares their stories and discusses the successes and failures in monetizing live video.


, CEO and Founder, Streaming Media, THE.LAND and


, Founder and Producer, Adrenaline Garage

, CEO, M2A Media, UK

, Principal Product Architect, Zype


LS102. Maximizing Resources in the Field

Tuesday, November 13: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Learn how to build a toolbox for successful streaming, no matter what constraints or timelines you may face. Productions are often put together in days or even several hours. With shrinking budgets and shifting quality expectations, productions have to be more nimble and cost-effective than ever before. Still, you never know what’s coming until the phone rings. With change being the one certainty, how can you prepare for what’s next? This panel discusses spinning up a show quickly and making sure it goes off without a hitch!


, Director of Production, VideoLink and AVI-SPL


, VP, Encoding & Digital Strategy, BC Live Productions

, Principal Strategist, Dillon Media Ventures


LS103. Live Production in the Cloud

Tuesday, November 13: 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Take your production off-site and online, as this panel talks about solutions for production in the cloud. No longer is it necessary to own every piece of hardware and software needed to produce professional live shows. Redundancy, automation, switching, and graphics can now be done online rather than on location. Sending to multiple destinations, adding overlays, and interactive elements are just some of the options available to today’s live streamers. Learn how to make live streaming easier and more cost effective by leveraging today’s cloud solutions.


, Solutions Architect, M2A Media, UK


, CEO, Easy Live

, Advisor, Singular.Live

, CEO, Switchboard Live


LS104. The New OTT Experience

Tuesday, November 13: 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

The next generation of live streaming applications is bringing in the new breed of OTT networks. No matter how many options there are, viewers just seem to want more content. Today’s audiences are becoming an active part of the live experience. Interacting with hosts and chatting in the comments can often be just as entertaining as the show itself. Many OTT applications are finding interactivity and low latency more of a requirement than a wish-list item. Today’s OTT players are reimagining what it means to be a platform.


, CMO, Witbe


, Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO, STAGE

, CEO, nanocosmos

, Customer Engineering, Google Cloud Media Services

, VP Marketing and Communications, Nice People at Work (NPAW)


LS105. Live Streaming Spotlights

Tuesday, November 13: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Leaders in live streaming present case studies that take you behind the scenes of some of the industry’s biggest success stories. Details announced soon!

Fireside Chat with Facebook Live
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

, Producer & Co-Founder, LiveX

, Product Manager, Facebook


Wednesday, Nov 14

Track LSS: Live Streaming Summit


LS201. Live Content at Scale

Wednesday, November 14: 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Learn how live video fits into your content strategy and how brands and publishers are using live video to reach their audiences. In a mobile-first, socially driven landscape, live streaming can be the best way to connect products with experiences. Finding the right approach and the right partners, can enable you to create live content at scale. This panel discusses what it takes to reach your audience wherever they may be and how to deliver a successful marketing campaign through live streaming.


, SVP Sales and Business Development, Brandlive


, VP of Marketing & Strategic Live Events, LiveU

, CEO, First Tube Media

, CEO/Founder, Bulldog DM

, Global Head of Media and Entertainment, Google Cloud


LS202. Live Streaming Spotlights

Wednesday, November 14: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Leaders in live streaming present case studies that take you behind the scenes of some of the industry’s biggest success stories. Details announced soon!

Reaching the Audience—Advances and Challenges in Captioning Live Streams
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Captions continue to expand well beyond traditional television, reaching new audiences every day via screens, tablets, and smartphones. With an hour of video uploaded to YouTube every second, and 85% of Facebook video viewed without sound, companies have taken notice as content providers seek every competitive edge in the battle for viewership. Accessible online video is the key to reaching, and expanding, audiences. John Capobianco explains the many approaches to accessible live-streamed media.


, Chief Marketing Officer, VITAC


LS203. Solo Streamers & Social Influencers

Wednesday, November 14: 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Today’s solo streamers can stream every minute of their lives and form deep connections with their fans. Many events and series seek out social influencers to join in, star, or even host in an attempt to build off their personal following. It’s important to find someone that fits the brand and culture so naturally. Learn how to leverage the talent and the following of a solo streamer, as well as what it means to be always-on with sometimes multiple live appearances in a single day.


, Owner, PNK Creative Collective


, VP of Livestreaming, The Meet Group

, President and Founder, Quinn Social Media Management


LS204. Technical Producer Panel

Wednesday, November 14: 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Learn how to approach a live production from both the creative and technical sides, as this panel dives deep into what it means to be a live producer. Successful live shows start with a solid plan, but they’re only as good as their final result. Producers balance stakeholder demands with technical concerns in order to deliver on time and on budget. Learn from live producers as they talk about how they prepare, document, and deliver a live show.


, Head of Production, LiveX


, Director/Technical Manager, Live Digital Entertainment

, Technical Producer, Suite Spot LLC

, Owner/Technical Producer, BCLive

, Technical Producer, Live Event Production, Production Rockstars and UFC

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