The Alliance is planning its annual Video Seminar, which has been renamed as Convergence TV.  We will host sponsored User Group meetings on the afternoon of Tuesday, September 11th, and the main conference will be held on Wednesday, September 12th at the West Des Moines Marriott.  Convergence TV is dedicated to video operations and the transition toward broadband-supplied video for small providers. 

Our planning committee is asking all ICA members to share their expertise on all matters relating to video operations, broadband television, and over-the-top services. 

This is a great opportunity to show your expertise and to meet and network with more than 75 attendees who already offer some form of video service to their customers or are looking at expanding their video operations.

As a video provider you will be educated on the following topics: 

  • Legal and Regulatory Developments Impacting Video Providers
  • A technical session describing the impact of OTT (i.e., YouTube TV) on our networks through the use of caching servers, peering points, and managed wi-fi
  • Marketing aspects of managed Wi-Fi services – best practices of what to do and what not to do
  • Best practices on reducing costs of video operations when content costs keep increasing
  • Best practices on transitioning the network to becoming a broadband pipe for services provided by others (i.e., operators considering no longer providing video service)
  • Tips for companies seeking to introduce video for the first time
  • An example of an operator from another state to describe how products are used
  • Steps by linear providers to address OTT
  • Other current topics of interest to providers of video services

Registration and sponsorship information for this event coming soon! 

In the meantime, we are looking for speakers to provide top-notch information to our members! Click below to register yourself or someone else as a speaker. 

Call for Speakers