Black Enterprise Magazine Partners with FORA.tv To Live Stream Multi-Day, Multi-Session Summits

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Black Enterprise continues their partnership with FORA.tv for two summits in March and May 2017. Black Enterprise is the premier business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans. Since 1970, Black Enterprise has provided essential business information and advice to professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and decision makers.

Black Enterprise hosted the Women of Power Summit in Phoenix AZ, where FORA.tv was chosen to partner with them for this multi-day summit. Women of Power Summit is the premier event for women of color to gather for three days of networking, uplifting, supporting, sharing, developing and bonding. There were a number of informational talks given by powerful executives, decision-makers, influencers, and leaders that were live streamed using FORA.tv’s expert production team and Brightcove streaming technology.

This year marks the 22nd anniversary of the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit, which will take place May 17–20, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis Houston. The summit is one of the nation’s largest gatherings of entrepreneurs attended by more than 1,000 business leaders. This year’s summit highlights include the celebration and awards ceremony honoring the 45th anniversary of the BE 100s—the annual ranking of the nation’s largest black businesses with combined revenues over $40 billion. Each year, small business owners and entrepreneurs from all over the country gather to take in advice from strategic, motivational, and leadership sessions designed to benefit emerging and established minority businesses.

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 their sponsors. FORA.tv’s marketing team followed along with the live conferences to cut and promote the most exciting and informative highlights from the conference via FORA.tv’s Boost social media campaign. FORA.tv Blast was also used to multi-channel live stream the conference to their website and social media channels at the same time.

Gracenote, MediaX Conference, and King Abdullah University of Science Technology Utilize FORA.tv Video Services

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Gracenote is the world’s leading entertainment data and technology company. They power the top music services, consumer electronics companies, automakers, media companies and cable and satellite operators on the planet. At its core, Gracenote helps connect people with the entertainment they love most. Gracenote selected FORA.tv to manage and facilitate live streaming for several internal corporate communications events.

MediaX at Stanford University, continues to use FORA.tv video services for filming and post-production of their 2017 conference with the theme, “Sense-Making & Making Sense“. With digital tools, on April 20th, the #mediaX2017 Conference applied knowledge about human sense-making to our explorations of sensors and signals, information processing, analysis, and reasoning by machines. MediaX harnesses the drive of industry and the genius of Stanford to change the world. MediaX helps its members explore how the thoughtful use of technology can impact a range of fields, and research innovative ways for people to collaborate with the information, products, and industries of tomorrow.

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in San Francisco comes on as a new client using FORA.tv to produce video for their recruitment efforts. KAUST’s attracts and develops top talent from the Kingdom and around the world, and allows its members to fulfill their intellectual potential in a state-of-the-art environment. FORA.tv captured footage of alumni interviews and produced a sizzle reel with custom editing.

SF Film Festival, National Constitution Center, and World Monuments Foundation Continue Using FORA.tv To Live Stream and Produce Video.

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The longest-running film festival in the Americas, the San Francisco International Film Festival (SFFILM Festival) is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery. Featuring some 150 films and live events at venues across the Bay Area, the landmark 60th anniversary ran April 5–19, and included more than 100 filmmakers in attendance. FORA.tv has been working with them for years and continues to power their most memorable events, along with a building a custom portal for them – SFFILM screening room – which you can visit at Films.FORA.tv. A notable live stream FORA.tv captured was Bollywood star, Shah Rukh Khan at the Castro Theater in San Francisco. FORA.tv also filmed and post-produced footage for the festival, including William Hearst’s interview about Citizen Kane.  FORA.tv provided a dedicated editor who quickly turned around snippets of content for social media distribution.

The National Constitution Center is the first and only institution in America established by Congress to “disseminate information about the United States Constitution on a non-partisan basis in order to increase the awareness and understanding of the Constitution among the American people.” The Constitution Center brings the United States Constitution to life by hosting interactive exhibits and constitutional conversations and inspires active citizenship by celebrating the American constitutional tradition. FORA.tv live streamed their Freedom Day in Philadelphia which convened a host of luminaries — including leading thinkers on policy, innovation and national affairs — to discuss the changing nature of freedom in America, and examine threats and opportunities in the future.

The World Monuments Fund is a private nonprofit organization founded in 1965 by individuals concerned about the accelerating destruction of important artistic treasures throughout the world. Now celebrating 50 years, World Monuments Fund has orchestrated over 600 projects in 90 countries. FORA.tv will be in New York filming the 2017 Paul Mellon Lecture, The Life and Art of Historic Buildings presented by Principal of Selldorf Architects, Annabelle Selldorf.

Conde Nast partners with FORA.tv for Vanity Fair’s Oscar Party, The New Yorker’s Truth to Power, and Teen Vogue

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Condé Nast is a premier media company renowned for producing the highest quality content for the world’s most influential audiences. Attracting more than 100 million consumers across its industry-leading print, digital and video brands, the company’s portfolio includes some of the most iconic titles in media including Vanity Fair, Teen Vogue and The New Yorker.

Vanity Fair’s annual invitation only Oscar-night bash after the 89th Academy Awards was held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA. Wanting to give fans from all over the world the ability to view the red carpet and be a part of the exciting event, Vanity Fair live streamed the event. FORA.tv streamed the event on VanityFair.com, Facebook and Twitter. This was first time the event has ever been live streamed and it was a tremendous success. FORA.tv organized the full production of a 5 camera production on the red carpet and in a custom built studio. The broadcast featured panel discussions, red carpet interviews, and a stream to a screen in the studio for celebrity commentary.

The New Yorker and Public Theater present a four-series public forum, A Well-Ordered Nation. Over four evenings in the coming months, artists, thinkers, journalists, performers, and politicians will come together at to consider what it means to be responsible citizens and how culture can respond to politics in the age of Donald Trump. As each day brings fresh indications of how President Trump intends to reshape America, anxieties rise, protests continue, and the Administration’s vision of a new world order is watched around the globe with surprise and trepidation. The Public Theater and The New Yorker bring together a group of journalists and artists to examine what it means to tell truth to power. FORA.tv multi-channel live streamed two of the public forums using FORA.tv Blast.

Teen Vogue collaborated with FORA.tv when they live streamed a Beauty and the Beast roundtable discussion on Facebook. FORA.tv provided audio and live streamed Teen Vogue’s evening with Cleo Wade on the upcoming film at the Crosby Street Hotel in New York.

CapXTalks, Salesforce Incubator, Startup Conference, and TechConneXt Summit Partner with FORA.tv

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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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New York Philharmonic, Orion Health, Constitutional Sources Project (ConSource), California Health Care Foundation, and National Association of Mutual Companies (NAMIC) Sign as New Clients with FORA.tv

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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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