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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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.

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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

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FORA.tv’s Top 10 Moments of 2015

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Happy holidays, everyone! We’re celebrating the New Year by looking back and sharing some of our most popular moments from 2015: exoplanets and brass bands, film festivals and great debates.

10. Cindy Gallop: Get Uncomfortable

At this year’s 3% Conference, an event celebrating creative female talent and leadership, entrepreneur and activist Cindy Gallop gave the closing keynote “Microactions, Accelerants, RESULTS” on the future of advertising.

9. Protecting World Wonders

Historian William Dalrymple gave a lecture entitled Heavenly Paradise and Earthly Reconciliation: The Creation of the Mughal Gardens at Agra at the World Monuments Fund, highlighting the mystery and power of the Taj Mahal.

8. Hurricane Katrina: 10 Years Later

The Atlantic hosted New Orleans: Ten Years Later, a conference on resilience and struggle post-Hurricane Katrina. On a panel called “What Does New Orleans Now Know?” Bennie Pete, founder and bandleader of the Hot 8 Brass Band, shared some hard truths about inequality in the city.

7. What to Do About ISIS?

Intelligence Squared U.S. hosted Containment Is Not Enough: ISIS Must Be Defeated, a debate on terrorism and the Middle East. Foreign policy experts Anne-Marie Slaughter and Michele Flournoy disagreed over how best to dismantle new threats.

6. The Case for Hope

The Atlantic launched its first Race and Justice in America summit exploring mass incarceration, policing, and prison reform. Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile told National Book award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates that there was reason to be optimistic.

5. Fact, Fiction, and Medicine

Open Society Foundations and The British Medical Journal examined ethics, storytelling, and new cures at Medical Investigative Journalism: Staying on the Cutting Edge. Dr. Steven Woloshin from The Dartmouth Institute fact-checked the headlines and asked patients to be skeptical.

4. What is #MakeInIndia?

The Boeing Company and IIT Bombay hosted India’s Time to Fly, a premier summit on aerospace innovation. Boeing’s Chairman James McNerney looked at the the country’s “#MakeInIndia” campaign and laid out his predictions for the future of manufacturing.

3. Learning to Launch

At The Atlantic‘s City Makers Summit on all things innovative, Michael Seibel, partner at Y Combinator, explained that successful startups need to take risks and break rules.

2. Earth 2.0

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first discovery of exoplanets, the Carnegie Institution for Science hosted Hunting Planets with noted astronomers and astrophysicists. Could there be alien life out there in space? Scientists Alan Boss and Natalie Batalha explain what to look for.

1. The Birds and the Bees

The 58th San Francisco International Film Festival was a smash hit with red carpet interviews, on-stage Q&As, and more. Filmmaker and actress Isabella Rossellini talked about her new project “Green Porno”, an exploration of sex, biology, and love.

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