FORA.tv Gives Technology Industry Events An Edge

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Four companies have partnered with FORA.tv to help fulfill a variety of video production services for technology-centered events. These events include several CapXTalks hosted by Capital One, Salesforce Incubator Series hosted by Salesforce, Start @ A Startup Conference hosted by Business Today, and TechConneXt Summit 2016 hosted by Black Enterprise.

“It’s so exciting to be delivering multi-platform live streaming services to technology companies,” said Bob Appel. “They develop and promote the latest in tech, we deliver the events live to a global audience.”

Capital One hosts a series of discussions called CapXTalks and invites financial planners, entrepreneurs, bankers, and more to discuss all things finance. Capital One wanted these discussions to be available to the public and worked with FORA.tv to live stream a total of six CapXTalks. For several of these events, FORA.tv’s marketing team worked alongside Capital One to identify ways to build awareness and audience. By sending out dedicated newsletters and promoting the events via paid social campaigns before, during, and after each event, more than 7,000 viewers tuned in to CapXTalks.

Knowing the importance of startups and incubators in the tech world, Salesforce organizes seminars that provide insights on how small companies, especially cloud-based, can become customer and community-focused. FORA.tv records these sessions for Salesforce so the organization can use them as learning tools to share in the future. Knowing there is a highly active audience on social media interested in new technology and the startup world, Salesforce utilized FORA.tv’s Boost campaign to promote these engaging conversations on Twitter.

In partnership with Sequoia Capital, Business Today’s Start @ a Startup Conference connects the brightest college students with representatives from startups from across the country for a weekend of educational and recruiting events. FORA.tv recorded sessions at Start @ a Startup Conference so Business Today could share the content with those not able attend the conference. Wanting a way to make new audiences aware and excited about the event next year, FORA.tv worked with Business Today to create a sizzle reel that the organization could use for future promotional materials.

Over the course of two days, Black Enterprise welcomed leaders in the technology community to TechConneXt Summit 2016 and encouraged conversations that would propel the industry. There were a number of informational talks given by professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers that were live streamed using FORA.tv’s expert production team and Brightcove streaming technology. Students from universities across the country were invited to compete in the 2016 BE Smart Hackathon, which was also live streamed. FORA.tv’s marketing team followed along with the live conference to cut and promote the most exciting and informative highlights from the conference via FORA.tv’s Boost social media campaign.

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Five Organizations Turn to FORA.tv for Facebook and Brightcove Live Streaming

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San Francisco — FORA.tv announced today the addition of five new clients – New York Philharmonic, Orion Health, Constitutional Sources Project (ConSource), California Health Care Foundation, and National Association of Mutual Companies (NAMIC).

The New York Philharmonic is in its 175th year, and to celebrate the momentous occasion, the symphony held an Opening Gala Concert under the direction of Conductor Alan Gilbert. Wanting to give fans from all over the world the ability to view the concert and be a part of the exciting event, New York Philharmonic decided to stream the concert via Facebook Live. Knowing FORA.tv has expertise in Facebook Live streaming and the ability to insert real-time graphics, New York Philharmonic turned to the company to facilitate the program’s live stream. More than 75,000 viewers tuned into the dynamic performance in real time.

Orion Health, a global health care platform, held its quarterly company meeting to keep its stakeholders informed of company news and updates. With offices all over the world, Orion Health knew that live streaming the event would give all of its employees and investors the ability to engage with each other during the meeting. FORA.tv applied a password protected gate on a custom Brightcove live stream player to ensure only those invited to join the meeting would have access to the information being discussed on the stream. The organization also took advantage of tlk.io chat technology to promote conversation and engagement from all viewers during the meeting.

With a goal of providing information about constitutional history, ConSource hosted its eighth annual Constitution Day celebration. With prestigious speakers such as Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals Judge Robert Katzmann and Pace University School of Law Professor Emily Gold Waldman, ConSource wanted to make the event available to the public and asked FORA.tv to film and live stream the event.

California Health Care Foundation held an Opioid Safety Coalitions Convening to discuss ways communities can take action to fight the epidemic of opioid addiction and how public health officials are approaching the crisis. Wanting to inspire a conversation within the health care community, CHCF made the conference accessible for remote audiences via FORA.tv’s live streaming technology. CHCF also took advantage of tlk.io chat technology to allow viewers to converse and ask questions in real time.

Having worked with FORA.tv in 2015, National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) turned to the video services company to facilitate its 121st Annual Convention. Over the two day conference, NAMIC employees and stakeholders were able to view the conference via live stream player that was facilitated by FORA.tv and hosted on NAMIC’s website.

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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.

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How Much Does It Cost to Live Stream an Event?

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You want to use video to amplify your next event – great idea!
But you probably want to know: how much will this cost?

Let’s find the answer by talking about the when, where, whathow, and why of your event.

When is it? Fall (October and November) and Spring (March and April) are peak event seasons, so planning ahead will help cut costs and give you plenty of lead time to prepare. Don’t wait until it’s too late to make the call!

Where will it be? In a conference room, a music hall, a stadium? This will affect logistical and technical expenses: sound, lighting, travel expenses, union fees, etc.

What else do you want in addition to the live stream? We encourage event organizers to think bigger – social video, sizzle reels, backstage interviews. It all come with a price tag, but it may be well worth it.

How many cameras do you want? Is it an all day event or a brief panel discussion? The bigger the team, the bigger the production, the higher the cost.

Why do you want to live stream your event? What are your goals?

It can be overwhelming to bring live streaming into your event strategy, but FORA.tv will help you every step of the way.

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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.

Four Organizations 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.”

 

 

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FORA.tv Gains New Clients in Psychedelic Studies, Music, Global Drug Policy

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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.

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