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The Atlantic Engages FORA.tv To Live Stream 2016 Flagship Events

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San Francisco — Bay Area-based video production services company FORA.tv announced today it has been chosen to live stream three important events for AtlanticLIVE , the events branch of The Atlantic. These events include Washington Ideas Forum 2016, WHAT’S NEXT?, and CityLab 2016.

With the goal of bringing journalism to life, AtlanticLIVE presents multiple events each year to explore a wide variety of topics and ideas with innovators, political figures, and thought leaders. The company is choosing to live stream these events to ensure a wider audience can be involved in the conversations taking place on stage, regardless of where they are in the world.

From September 26 to 29, Washington Ideas Forum will host leaders in policy, business, technology, science, arts, and culture as they engage with top journalists about today’s most significant issues. Hosted in partnership with The Aspen Institute, each discussion will focus on the topics and ideas the next president and Congress need to understand.

WHAT’S NEXT? is held each year to reflect the culmination of invention and exploration. Some questions addressed during this event, which will take place on October 4 and 5, are how will new scientific understanding alter the nature of the universe and how will faster mobility impact the speed of life, to name a few. The event will be underwritten and presented with Boeing to celebrate its 100th anniversary.

CityLab 2016, held October 23 to 25, is dedicated to highlighting effective practices in urban governance. Hosted in partnership with The Aspen Institute and Bloomberg Philanthropies, the world’s most creative mayors and city practitioners will gather in Miami to converse about improving cities and analyzing urban strategies that work. FORA.tv will implement its Boost service during this event to share key moments from the event on Twitter and Facebook to increase awareness and engagement on social.

In addition to these events, FORA.tv will be facilitating the live stream for several other Atlantic events including Race + Justice: An Atlantic Summit on September 15 and Access to Power: Energy Equity in California on September 16.

For more information about these events, as well as others hosted by The Atlantic, visit http://www.theatlantic.com/live/events.

VentureBeat, Presence Learning, San Francisco Baking Institute Choose FORA.tv for Live Streaming

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San Francisco — Three organizations, VentureBeat, Presence Learning, and San Francisco Baking Institute, recently chose FORA.tv to manage and facilitate live streaming during their respective events.

VentureBeat, the leading news source for tech innovation, hosts a series of events during the summer including MobileBeat 2016 and GamesBeat 2016. FORA.tv live streamed MobileBeat 2016, a two-day event jammed packed with pioneers discussing innovative ways to implement AI into technology that consumers use every day. During the event, VentureBeat also utilized FORA.tv’s Boost service, where more than 20 highlights from various sessions were shared and promoted on Twitter and Facebook in real time. VentureBeat was able to quickly repurpose the social highlights by embedding them in several event recap blog posts.

With MobileBeat 2016 being a huge success all around, FORA.tv will partner with VentureBeat again to facilitate both live streaming and Boost during GamesBeat 2016. To learn more about the event or tune into the live stream, visit http://f4a.tv/2a9uX3P.

Presence Learning is a platform that gives students with special needs access to online therapy sessions and training courses. The organization’s executives and staff held an all-hands meeting and wanted a way for all involved, regardless of their physical location, the ability to join the main location’s presentations and proceedings. Using FORA.tv’s expertise and GoToTraining technology, the meeting was an all-inclusive, interactive success.

To celebrate its 20th Anniversary, the San Francisco Baking Institute’s is hosting L’atelier du Pain Serie, or “The Bread Workshop Series.” Since the Baking Institute is charging a fee to access a live stream of the event, they wanted to ensure a seamless purchasing and viewing experience all around. With FORA.tv’s coupon code system, each participant who purchases a ticket to the stream will receive a unique code and have access to both the live stream as well as the content on demand. SFBI will also take advantage of FORA.tv’s Boost service and share highlights from the event on social media.

Hydrocephalus Association, Cheap Chic Weddings, The Beat Museum, and Center for Effective Altruism Enlist FORA.tv For Video Services

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July logosSan Francisco — FORA.tv announced today the addition of four new clients—Hydrocephalus Association, Cheap Chic Weddings, The Beat Museum, and Center for Effective Altruism.

Hydrocephalus Association’s mission is to promote a cure for hydrocephalus, also referred to as water on the brain, while improving lives of those affected by the condition. The organization recently hosted its 14th National Conference on Hydrocephalus and turned to FORA.tv to facilitate the live streaming of several important sessions featured at the conference. The Association also utilized FORA.tv’s Boost campaign to increase awareness of both the conference and the organization’s mission on social media.

Cheap Chic Weddings, a site dedicated to providing advice to people planning a wedding on a budget, recently held its annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest. Presented by Cheap Chic Weddings and Charmin, the contest featured ten fashion designers who created wedding dresses made primarily out of toilet paper. Cheap Chic Weddings live streamed the contest using FORA.tv’s guidance and technology. FORA.tv also created a highlight reel of the event so the top moments could be seen together in a short, digestible video. With the help of Boost, highlights from the event helped inspire aconversation and buzz on social media.

Located in San Francisco, The Beat Museum is dedicated to spreading the spirit of the beat generation, a group of authors whose work influenced American culture in the 1950s. The Museum recently hosted, “ruth weiss,” an evening dedicated to the work of poet, performer, playwright and artist ruth weiss. Wanting to offer viewers the opportunity to watch ruth’s performance at their convenience on demand, The Beat Museum turned to FORA.tv to capture and post produce the event. The Beat Museum will also take advantage of FORA.tv’s Boost campaign to ensure ruth’s performance generates a conversation on social media.

Center for Effective Altruism will be hosting Effective Altruism Global 2016 this month and turned to FORA.tv to manage the event’s live stream. In addition, the organization has asked FORA.tv to produce a sizzle reel that will highlight the top moments from the event to use for future promotion. Center for Effective Altruism will also be implementing Boost to enhance the event’s presence on social media.

“Our partners are becoming increasingly enthusiastic about our Boost services,” said FORA.tv’s Client Relations and Marketing Manager Liz Glazier. “We know consumers turn to social media to engage with brands now more than ever. Promoting video content on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and other social channels is a great way to get your desired message in front of your target audience.”

 

 

H20.ai, The New York University Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, National Cable and Telecommunications Association, and Bounce Exchange Select FORA.tv

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Four diverse and reputable organizations have recently selected Bay Area video production company FORA.tv to manage live streaming at their events— Bounce Exchange, the New York University Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, H20.ai, and National Cable and Telecommunications Association.

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MAPS, Opus You, and The Global Commission on Drug Policy use FORA.tv for Production Services

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San Francisco — Three organizations— MAPS, Opus You, and The Global Commission on Drug Policy—have recently selected FORA.tv to manage a range of production services.

MAPS, which stands for Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, is celebrating 30 years of research and education that have allowed people to benefit from combining therapy with psychedelics and marijuana. MAPS turned to FORA.tv to live stream the event to their remote audience. With the implementation of a clickable donate button on the live stream via Brightcove technology, MAPS hopes to raise $400,000.

The structured, interactive, musical resource platform Opus You chose FORA.tv to facilitate a live stream that will feature four musical performances at their offices in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Opus You wanted to live stream the event to help spread awareness of their interactive and innovative music education services.

The Global Commission on Drug Policy, GCDP, is hosting a press conference to evaluate the advances discussed during UNGASS, a special session about drug policy reform in 2016. GCDP wanted a convenient way for journalists, civil society organizations, and interested individuals to be a part of the conversation and chose to live stream the event using FORA.tv’s technology.

FORA.tv Signs Contracts with Four Prestigious Organizations

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San Francisco — Bay Area-based video production services company announced the addition of four clients: Black Enterprise, Politico, Salesforce, and Vulture Magazine.

“These new partnerships represent our ongoing expansion of diverse clientele,” said FORA.tv’s Director of Sales Andrew Edwards. “We’re enthusiastic that these prestigious organizations have turned to us to help them implement video into their overall event strategy.”

Black Enterprise is an organization that provides information to African American professionals regarding entrepreneurships, technology, and finance. Sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co., Black Enterprise hosted a forum to help African American entrepreneurs understand the importance of acquiring funding for their business. The organization wanted to make the event available to a wide audience by live streaming the discussions. Black Enterprise also implemented FORA.tv’s Boost campaign to promote engagement around the event on Facebook and Twitter while providing added value to JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s involvement.

Political news publication Politico started a special series dedicated to celebrating the power of women called Women Rule. The organization turned to FORA.tv for the third time to live stream Women Rule: Power and Purpose, which featured prominent women encouraging change in their societies, including former First Lady of the United States Laura Bush.

Salesforce, a leading cloud computing platform headquartered in San Francisco, hosts a series of workshops to help startups build, grow, and give back using Salesforce technology. The company wanted to capture these workshops on video to share with those not able to attend in-person and also to use as promotional material for future workshops. Salesforce will be taking advantage of FORA.tv’s Boost campaign to get the content from the workshops in front of their target audience.

Vulture Magazine, the online entertainment destination from the team behind New York Magazine, turned to FORA.tv for the third year to film and produce Vulture Festival 2016. The two day festival includes a lively lineup of actors, singers, pop culture influencers, and more. FORA.tv will capture the Festival on film to extend the shelf life of the star-studded event.

DropBox, Proofpoint Utilize FORA.tv Live Stream Services

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San Francisco — FORA.tv today announced two new clients – technology pioneers DropBox and Proofpoint. As the power and reach of online video grows, the San Francisco-based video production company plans to help each client implement an effective strategy to make event planning and marketing a success.

DropBox, the popular file sharing site, hosted an internal sales team meeting with some of their remote offices. DropBox used FORA.tv’s live streaming talent and technology, including a plug-and-play embeddable player, to easily connect with each remote location and enable smarter, more reliable communication.

Proofpoint protects data for some of the world’s biggest businesses. When planning a meeting to share best-practices with its sales team, the company prioritized security and privacy. FORA.tv delivered a password-protected live stream, ensuring the discussion would only be accessible to the right viewers.

“We’re seeing online video serve as a key driver in event marketing efforts more and more every day,” FORA.tv CEO Bob Appel said. “We’re proud to work with DropBox and Proofpoint, innovators looking to unlock their event’s full potential.”

Media Contact: Liz Glazier / liz@fora.tv / 415.868.4310 ext. 131

FORA.tv Announces Bob Appel as CEO, Expanding Production Services

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FORA.tv, the San Francisco-based video production services company announced today that the Board of Directors has appointed Bob Appel as Chief Executive Officer. Appel will be joining Chairman Will Hearst, Don Baer, Sean Doherty, Charlie Jablonski, Milo Medin and Tom Paquin on FORA.tv’s Board.

Appel is a member of the original team that founded FORA.tv in 2006 and has since helped the company become a leader in event video production, online distribution and monetization services.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead FORA.tv into the future,” said Appel. “As a founder, I value highly our extensive video library. At the same time, our staff is focused on growing FORA.tv’s services business.”

With the importance of mobile and online video growing at a rapid pace, FORA.tv remains at the forefront of the industry. With the company’s capabilities in live-streaming, production and event services plus a full-service media studio, the company’s goal is to be the go-to resource for all things online video, helping event organizers earn more revenue from sponsorships, pay-per-view, advertising and more.

“The entire company is excited to bring our suite of offerings, which goes beyond video production and integrates the latest in social media marketing, bleeding edge video platforms and white glove consulting,” said Appel.

In addition to the recent change of CEO at FORA.tv, the company is seeing a total brand rehaul, a natural progression due to the exponential growth online video has seen. The company has updated its website to cater more to clients’ production-based needs, while continuing to offer a curated library of more than 25,000 videos. The company has expanded its marketing services, giving partners strategic counsel to ensure that the reach and success of their event is maximized.

The company has also created services that integrate real time highlights of partners’ live stream videos with various social media platforms, elevating the exposure of events. Also, FORA.tv continues to expand its impressive roster of syndication relationships, ensuring partners’ content receives increased exposure.

Media Contact: Liz Glazier / liz@fora.tv / 415.868.4310 ext. 131

EXCLUSIVE INTELLIGENCE SQUARED U.S. DEBATE LIVE STREAM: FORA.tv to Broadcast Debate October 7th: “Mass Collection of U.S. Phone Records Violates the Fourth Amendment”

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FORA.tv will present a free live stream of an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate that questions whether or not mass collection of U.S. phone records is violation of the Fourth Amendment. Arguing in favor of the motion are Alex Abdo and Elizabeth Wydra, against are Stewart Baker and John Yoo.

WHAT: FORA.tv, the leading online destination for video programs from the world’s best conferences and events, will broadcast the Intelligence Squared U.S. (IQ2US) Oxford-style debate, “Mass Collection of U.S. Phone Records Violates the Fourth Amendment.”

Some say that mass collection of U.S. phone records is a gross invasion of privacy. Others say that it is necessary to keep us safe. But what does the U.S Constitution say? “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” Is collection of phone records a “search” or “seizure”? If so, is it “unreasonable”? Does it require a particularized warrant and probable cause? These are among the most consequential-and controversial-constitutional questions of our time.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 7th at 6:30 pm EDT

WHERE: The debate will be streamed live at intelligencesquaredus.fora.tv. The debate will be interactive with a Twitter feed following the conversation around the event. Following the live event, FORA.tv will offer the debate as a free on-demand program, and the full video and highlights will be available to share and embed.

In support of the motion:
Alex Abdo
State Attorney, ACLU Speech, Privacy and Technology Project

Elizabeth Wydra
Chief Counsel, Constitutional Accountability Center

Against the motion:
Stewart Baker
Fmr. Assistant Secretary, Homeland Security & Fmr. General Counsel, NSA

John Yoo
Professor of Law, UC Berkeley & Fmr. Justice Department Lawyer

The Moderator: John Donvan is a correspondent for ABC News. In a career that spans more than two decades for ABC News, Donvan previously served as the Chief White House Correspondent, along with postings in Moscow, London, Jerusalem and Amman.

ABOUT FORA.TV
FORA.tv is the leader in video production, online distribution and monetization services for the conference and event industry. FORA.tv helps hundreds of organizations including the Aspen Institute, the Economist, the New York Public Library, and Wired expand the audience for their events. FORA.tv has been named a Top 50 Web Site by TIME, and a Top Education Site by The Telegraph. FORA.tv is based in San Francisco. For more information, visit http://fora.tv.

ABOUT INTELLIGENCE SQUARED U.S. DEBATES (IQ2US)
Winner of the 2013 Silver Radio Award for Best Public Affairs Program and named one of the “Five Podcasts that Will Change the Way You Think” by Forbes, Intelligence Squared U.S. was founded in New York City in 2006 by Robert Rosenkranz, and has grown into an internationally syndicated series heard and watched by millions. The debates have attracted some of the world’s top thinkers, including Steven Forbes, Neal Barnard, Paul Krugman, Karl Rove, Malcolm Gladwell, and Arianna Huffington. With over 80 debates, Intelligence Squared U.S. has encouraged the public to “think twice” on a wide range of provocative topics. Author and ABC News correspondent John Donvan has moderated IQ2US since 2008. The executive producer is Dana Wolfe.

EXCLUSIVE INTELLIGENCE SQUARED U.S. DEBATE LIVE STREAM: FORA.tv to Broadcast Debate September 30th: Flexing America’s Muscles in the Middle East Will Make Things Worse

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FORA.tv will present a free live stream of an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate that considers what role the United States should play in the Middle East. Arguing in favor of the motion are Aaron David Miller and Paul Pillar, against are Michael Doran and Bret Stephens.

WHAT: FORA.tv, the leading online destination for video programs from the world’s best conferences and events, will broadcast the Intelligence Squared U.S. (IQ2US) Oxford-style debate, “Flexing America’s Muscles in the Middle East Will Make Things Worse.”

The rise of ISIS, the disintegration of Iraq, Syria’s ongoing civil war, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the promise and peril of the Arab Spring… What role should America play in the Middle East? For some, America’s restraint has been a sign of disciplined leadership. But for others, it has been a sign of diminished strength and influence. How do we strike a balance between our national interests, moral obligations, and the maintenance of world order? Are we simply recognizing the limitations of our power, or does this embattled region require a bolder, more muscular, American presence?

WHEN: Tuesday, September 30th at 6:45 pm EDT

WHERE: The debate will be streamed live at intelligencesquaredus.fora.tv. The debate will be interactive with a Twitter feed following the conversation around the event. Following the live event, FORA.tv will offer the debate as a free on-demand program, and the full video and highlights will be available to share and embed.

In support of the motion:
Aaron David Miller
V.P. for New Initiatives, Wilson Center & Fmr. U.S. Mideast Negotiator

Paul Pillar
Sr. Fellow, Georgetown’s Center for Security Studies & Fmr. National Intelligence Officer

Against the motion:
Michael Doran
Sr. Fellow, Brookings Institution & Fmr. Senior Director, National Security Council

Bret Stephens
Deputy Editor, Editorial Page, The Wall Street Journal

The Moderator: John Donvan is a correspondent for ABC News. In a career that spans more than two decades for ABC News, Donvan previously served as the Chief White House Correspondent, along with postings in Moscow, London, Jerusalem and Amman.

ABOUT FORA.TV
FORA.tv is the leader in video production, online distribution and monetization services for the conference and event industry. FORA.tv helps hundreds of organizations including the Aspen Institute, the Economist, the New York Public Library, and Wired expand the audience for their events. FORA.tv has been named a Top 50 Web Site by TIME, and a Top Education Site by The Telegraph. FORA.tv is based in San Francisco. For more information, visit http://fora.tv.

ABOUT INTELLIGENCE SQUARED U.S. DEBATES (IQ2US)
Winner of the 2013 Silver Radio Award for Best Public Affairs Program and named one of the “Five Podcasts that Will Change the Way You Think” by Forbes, Intelligence Squared U.S. was founded in New York City in 2006 by Robert Rosenkranz, and has grown into an internationally syndicated series heard and watched by millions. The debates have attracted some of the world’s top thinkers, including Steven Forbes, Neal Barnard, Paul Krugman, Karl Rove, Malcolm Gladwell, and Arianna Huffington. With over 80 debates, Intelligence Squared U.S. has encouraged the public to “think twice” on a wide range of provocative topics. Author and ABC News correspondent John Donvan has moderated IQ2US since 2008. The executive producer is Dana Wolfe.

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