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Video Veritas - Building a 21st Century Video Platform for a High-Performance Society

Monday, August 12, 2013

8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.               Session I.  Video Realities 2013

This session opens the conference with a look at the video artform, and how consumers receive and view it in 2013.  This will include all forms of video from the traditional program seen on television screens to the video conference seen on mobile phones.  It will also look at the means and economics of distribution.

9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.              Session II.  The Evolution of Video Regulation

Participants will review the means of government regulation of video, including the goals for regulation or intervention, as well as the means taken to achieve those goals.  It will then explore new thoughts and ideas for how governments should concern themselves with video.

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.            Session III.  Developing Scenarios for the Future of Video: the Axes

Participants will arrive at two axes on which to base the conference’s scenarios for video in the future.  These might be based on the production and distribution models of users on one side and large companies on the other. What axes will allow for the ability to foresee how these media might change? What are the likely drivers of change that each segment should consider?

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.               Working Groups for developing Scenarios

From the previous session, the conference will have developed a roadmap of the future of video.  

Each Scenario Group will develop one of the segments in terms of drivers that will move this segment, major regulatory issues facing it, and signposts of what might be coming.

Scenario Group A – OTTP

Scenario Group B – TV/Cable

Scenario Group C – Youtube

Scenario Group D – Video-Conferencing

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.              Session IV.  Arriving at Scenarios

Participants will describe a road map of the future of video by means of the four segments identified the previous day.  In each the group will name the segment, describe the drivers of change, the signposts of movement within the segment, as well as signposts that the sector itself is changing relative to the others.  What are the key drivers of change?  What are the key issues in developing a free flow of diverse information within the segment?

10:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.            Session V.  Approaching Regulation: the Goals

After the group identifies the developing video scenarios, it turns to when and where the Government should become involved.  What are the traditional ends which governments seek to achieve in relation to the production, delivery and reception/use of video?  Which ones are valid in the future portrayed in the scenarios?

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.           Working Groups

In light of the previous discussion, particularly taking into account the scenarios developed, and the legitimate ends for government regulation where necessary and appropriate, what approaches should governments take with respect to future of video in the following areas:

Working Group A:  Production of Content

Working Group B:  Distribution of Video

Working Group C:  Protection of Consumers/Users

Working Group D:  Devices

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

8:45 a.m. – 10:10 p.m.            Session VI. Working Group Reports and Refinements

Participants will consider the reports of the Working Groups and refine their conclusions.

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.            Session VII. Overview of Future of Video Regulation

In this final session, participants will draw conclusions from the scenarios and working groups to suggest broader conclusions about the future of video and how to think about the role of government in that future.