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  1. 1. Schedule WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2008 10:00am - 6:00pm Registration Open 5:00pm - 5:30pm Corporate Council Orientation Meeting 5:30pm - 6:00pm New Member Orientation 6:00pm - 9:00pm Welcome Reception Sponsored by Toner Cable Equipment This event will be held at the Crowne Plaza's Pool and Outdoor Terrace area, which is the perfect location for AHECTA exhibitors, sponsors and members to relax, get re-acquainted and meet new friends. Enjoy some local culinary fare and music and enjoy this year's conference location and all that it offers. Make sure you plan your travel arrangements to arrive in time to attend this exciting opening night event. THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2008 7:00am - 5:00pm Conference Registration and Information 7:30am - 9:00am Continental Breakfast 7:30am - 4:00pm Exhibits Open 9:00am - 10:15am Keynote Address - Dan Barton, President and CEO, Alive Telecommunications 10:15am - 11:00am Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall 11:00am - 12:00noon Concurrent Sessions - Technical I: Continuing Discussions on Campus Emergency Alerts Presented by Bill Naivar, Georgia Institute of Technology, Brian Benz, Campus TeleVideo, Robin Schanzenbach, New York University, Frank Kukulya, New York University, Tim Sullivan, Nickless, Schirmer & Co., Inc. Programming/Operations I: Sharing Content, Sharing Experiences: Content Distribution for Higher Education Outreach and Distance Learning Presented by Mayumi Hirtzel, University of Pennsylvania, Andy Robinson, Syracuse University 12:00noon - 1:00pm Lunch 1:00pm - 2:00pm Dessert in Exhibit Hall 2:00pm - 3:00pm Concurrent Session - Technical II: Analog Today-Digital Tomorrow: Consider Your Options Presented by Robert Peterson, Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. Programming/Operations II: RFPs for Your Campus Cable System: What You Should Know 3:00pm - 4:00pm Refreshment Break and Raffle Drawings in Exhibit Hall Sponsored by Falls Earth Station
  2. 2. 4:00pm - 5:00pm Concurrent Sessions - Technical III: IPTV: What Lies Ahead Presented by Scott Bruckel, Campus TeleVideo and Howard Weinzimmer, Video Furnace Programming/Operations III: Training and Maintaining Student Staff Presented by Brent Smith, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, Linda Lashendock, Elon University 6:30pm - 11:00pm Event Night - Reception and Dinner Federal Reserve Building Sponsored by mtvU The Historic Federal Reserve Building in downtown Providence began its life in 1901 as the Union Trust Bank. The Union Trust remained an independent bank until it was purchased in the 1960's. During the next several decades it served as a bank under many different names. Finally in 1991 the bank closed and in 1996 renovations began changing the spectacular space into a restaurant and special events facility incorporating the 20 foot high windows and décor from its era. The location is a great venue to enjoy outstanding food and drinks at its impressive bar and two-floor setting. Afterwards there will be time to explore downtown Providence and visit the many sites and sounds of this New England capital city. FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2008 7:00am - 5:00pm Conference Registration and Information 7:30am - 9:00am Continental Breakfast 7:30am - 2:00pm Exhibits Open 9:00am - 10:00am AHECTA Members' Meeting 10:00am - 11:00am AHECTA Association Feedback Session 11:00am - 11:30am Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall 11:30am - 12:30pm General Session - "Digital Television Report" Presented by Andrew W. Thornhill, Digital Strategist, founder of THE DIGITAL TELEVISION REPORT (DTR) 12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch 1:30pm - 2:00pm Dessert in the Exhibit Hall, Raffle Drawings 2:00pm - 3:00pm Concurrent Sessions - Technical Session IV: IPTV Panel Discussion: Digital Television is Here (Resistance is Futile!) Presented by Rick Brown, North Carolina State University, Jonathan Ward, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Bob Johnson, Duke University Programming/Operations IV: Get Your Show on the Road: Improving Production Values & Efficiencies Presented by Toni Urbano, New York University, Andy Robinson, Syracuse University 3:00pm - 3:45pm Refreshment Break
  3. 3. Sponsored by Falls Earth Station 3:45pm - 5:00pm General Session - Understanding Undergraduate Lifestyle and Media Habits Presented by Eric Weil, Student Monitor 6:00pm - 10:00pm Event Night - Reception and Dinner Newport Yachting Center Sunset Terrace Sponsored by Time Warner and HBO Located in downtown Newport, the Newport Yachting Center is a beautiful waterfront property with festive tents overlooking the Newport Harbor. This unique waterfront location is the perfect site for this memorable evening. Everyone will be able to walk around the docks, enjoy seeing the boats in the harbor and view an unforgettable sunset while enjoying a delectable Seafood Buffet. At the conclusion of this event, everyone will have ample time to visit the many shops and eateries located in downtown Newport to purchase gifts and food items offered only in this part of the country. SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 2008 7:30am Coffee Service 8:30am - 9:30am Breakfast Sponsored by Cisco Systems 9:00am - 10:30am General Session - Advancements in IPTV and Digital Television on Campus Presented by Bill Reilly, Cisco Systems and Will Kreth, Time Warner 10:30am Conference Adjourns