Why Attend GV Expo?

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“Getting the Message Across in a Crisis”… “Technology Serving Justice”… “Broadcast Production at College”... These are just a few of the story headlines you've seen in the pages of Government Video magazine over the past year. Now you can get a chance to delve deeper into these and a myriad of other video production topics up close and personal by attending the annual GV Expo, Dec. 1-3, at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center.

Every year we strive to bring the most newsworthy and relevant topics and speakers to the Expo and this year is no exception. One topic that has been garnering extensive mainstream news coverage is the role that video plays in law enforcement. Two important keynotes from officials on the frontline will address this important topic: Bob Blakley, captain with the Fairfax County Police Dept. in Northern Virginia and Cathy Lanier, police chief of the Washington, D.C. police department. Bob is one of the leaders of Fairfax County's Body-Worn Camera initiative and was recently appointed Chair of the newly created Body-Worn Camera working group by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government, where the goal is to report on best practices to the region's chiefs of police. And with July's announcement that the D.C. police is expanding their deployment of body-worn cameras, Lanier's take on the issue also will be widely anticipated.

Along with the expo this year, NewBay Media is also launching our first National Drone Show, which promises to create a lot of “buzz” around the convention center. The show will feature a Drone Flying Cage; free-to-attend sessions on the exhibit floor covering the latest drone technologies and regulatory topics; and in-depth paid training sessions for UAV users produced in partnership with Stampede.

The issues important to those of us in the PEG sector will also get enhanced focus at the show with Nantz Rickard, president and CEO of DCTV, the public access cable network in Washington, will give a keynote addressing the challenges and opportunities available to those of us in the PEG sector, in both communities large and small. There will also be a day-long seminar presented by the Federal Government Distance Learning Association.

Want to know more about getting the best drone shot or developing your expertise on Final Cut Pro? Check out the Post|Production Conference, which will provide three days of training for those of you who want to hone your editing skills. And with nearly 100 exhibitors on the show floor covering everything from cameras to audio to systems integration, you're sure to get the personal attention that is sometimes missing from the larger trade shows.

All of the keynotes, sessions and exhibit floor are free; however there is a fee for the Post|Production Conference.

Nearly 6,000 registered for the 2014 Government Video Expo, which is the east coast's largest annual show focused on video in the education and government sectors. Will you join us this year?