Hybrid Production: Putting All the Pieces Together
Hybrid Event Production for Fasano Longevity Conference Putting All the Pieces Together for Part Virtual, Part Remote Conference with Live Speakers
MTI recently got a call to produce a very tricky event. The job was the annual Fasano Longevity Conference, a full-day event put on by Fasano Associates in downtown Washington, D.C. The yearly event focuses on investments, mortality research, and life insurance settlements. This year’s program attracted 200 professionals, about half in person and half remotely. Because this was a hybrid production, with live speakers and both a live and online audience, extra care had to be taken to make sure that everyone was seen and heard.
MTI’s John Bogley monitors three laptops to keep the program both live and streaming.
And so MTI used Chatroll to handle the comments on the livestream and Dacast, the live-streaming and video hosting platform, to ensure end-to-end connectivity for the Q&A. Because there would be multiple speakers using Powerpoint presentations, we used picture-in-picture to show the graphics on the big screen, with the speakers in a smaller window.
Another challenge was that the client wanted “unique passwords” for all of the remote viewers. This meant that MTI partnered with Inplayer to supply the individual passwords.
Speakers at Fasano Associates live and remote conference included Dr. Barbara Stranger of Northwestern Univ.; Mike Fasano, President of Fasano Associates; Dr. Steven Rigatti, founder of Rigatti Risk Analysis, LLC; and Tony Roth, CIO of Wilmington Trust.
MTI supplied the Director of Streaming/TD John Bogley, with Greg Fabic on Camera One. We also provided a robotic camera for the Q&A.
Of course, all MTI staff and crew are fully vaccinated and follow all Covid protocols.
Speakers at Fasano Associates live and remote conference included Bryan Nicholson, Executive Director, Life Insurance Settlement Association; James Westerlind, partner, Arent Fox; John Bikus, president, PBI Research; and Matt Morton, Chief Actuary at LTCG.
Bogley used the Blackmagic ATEM 2 Switcher, and Fabic was on the Sony FS 7 M II. Amaran 200x Bi-Color LED lights made the event look sharp.
At the end of a long day, the client and the crowd had a great experience, thanks to the planning and production of MTI’s crew.
The conference featured both live and online Q&A to manage.
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