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Government Video Expo

The Mid-Atlantic region's annual event designed for video, AV and IT professionals working for and with various branches of government, public agencies, broadcast, educational institutions, nonprofits, law enforcement and the military, is free to attend.

The two-day event will feature a full exhibit floor, free seminars, keynotes, demonstrations and networking opportunities. Nearly every government sector is involved with creating video.
Join us as we showcase the best practices and innovators in video and AV creation for a wide variety of uses. You’ll hear from those creating and using video for law enforcement, the military, educational institutions, local, state and the federal government. You’ll learn new techniques for production, display and delivery technologies and hear from vendors who have new, cutting-edge products. The exhibit floor will have a wide variety of new products and best-of-breed options.

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Attendees will include producers, general managers, directors of operations, communications and public affairs officers, and numerous other media-related professionals who work for or contract with major government, law enforcement, educational, nonprofit, and media organizations including:

  • ABC Attends to Government Video Expo
  • Associated Press Attends to Government Video Expo
  • A+E Networks Attends to Government Video Expo
  • Anchor Attends to Government Video Expo
  • at&t Attends to Government Video Expo
  • CBS News Attends to Government Video Expo
  • CNN Attends to Government Video Expo
  • C-Span Attends to Government Video Expo
  • Discovery Attends to Government Video Expo
  • Fox News Attends to Government Video Expo
  • IBM Attends to Government Video Expo
  • NBC Attends to Government Video Expo
  • National Geographic Attends to Government Video Expo
  • PBS Attends to Government Video Expo
  • US Air Force Attends to Government Video Expo
  • US Army Attends to Government Video Expo
  • USDDS Attends to Government Video Expo
  • Seal of the US Department of Veterans Affairs Attends to Government Video Expo


Government Video Expo Theater
Day 1 Agenda

10:00 - 10:40am

Keynote: AV & The Next UX Presented by AV Technology

Identifying the components of a solid user experience, both from a customer perspective and a user point of view. In an ROI-driven, big-data scenario, what are the quantifiable metrics in the great equation of experience?

10:40 - 11:20am

Public Sector Video

Video creators from several areas of the public sector, including federal, state and local agencies, detail how they're using video to communicate to and with citizens.

11:20 - 12:00pm

AV Case Study & Demo Presented by AV Technology

Washington D.C. Department of Transportation has to monitor feeds from 750 traffic cameras to keep some of the nation's busiest roadways moving. Learn more about this unique installation and how it benefits the community.

12:00 - 12:20pm

Sponsored Session: Audio Video Brand Builder Presentation

12:20 - 1:00pm

Meet the Government Video Producers

A panel of producers working for government agencies discusses the creative and technical challenges they've faced with recent projects/productions.

1:40 - 2:20pm

Drone Tutorial

Government agencies, educational institutions, law enforcement and even non-profits are finding UAV photography to be an everyday application as they produce video.

3:20 - 3:40pm

Need to Know Session: Blockchain Technologies

As digital footprints grow and cyber infrastructures mature, more industries are exploring potential uses for blockchain, a shared ledger technology for recording transactions and protecting the integrity of digital information. Does it make your head spin? We can help you understand the implications for your business.

3:40 - 4:0pm

Need to Know Session: 5G

The chairman of the FCC has laid out a strategy for making the United States “the best country for innovating and investing in 5G networks.” But what will this mean for content creators?

Creative Planet Theater
Day 1 Agenda

10:00 - 10:40pm

Keynote: Video for Social Change

Our keynote takes a look at how video projects and initiatives—ranging from social media campaigns to documentary features to VR experiences—can be used to impact audiences, advance social justice and enact change.

10:40 - 11:20am

Production Tutorial 1: New Advances in Cameras and Sensors

We review the latest advances in imaging technology.

11:20 - 12:00pm

Production Tutorial 2: New Post Production Workflows

We review the latest advances in editing, color management, and storage.

12:00 - 12:20pm

Drone Videography Demonstration

"How I Did It" session featuring a UAV videographer showing an example of his work and talking about how he produced it.

1:00 - 1:40pm

Live Video and Streaming

Live streaming video projects and processes are reviewed with industry experts to gain a better understanding of potential workflows, hardware and software options and common challenges (and solutions).

1:40 - 2:20pm

Social Media and Video

We examine options and platforms for delivering live video to multiple screens, as well as best practices for successfully engaging audiences

2:20 - 3:00pm

Digital Media: Integrating Video Into Events

Learn new technologies and techniques for event productions and presentations, including the use of live video, real-time graphics, VR, and AR.

Government Video Expo Theater
Day 2 Agenda

10:00 - 10:40am

Keynote: 2019 Technology Trends: What to Know, How to Prepare

Innovations throughout the video industry have allowed for new production possibilities, experiences and means of delivery. Where will tech this take us in 2019?

10:40 - 11:20am


We'll talk to representatives from several universities who are responsible for managing virtual reality/augmented reality/mixed reality/extended reality labs and educational centers.

11:20 - 12:00am

Integrated AV Experiences Presented by AV Technology

Storytelling is evolving the technology in the AV space. This presentation will share a forward-looking vision of what we can expect in the future from this direction within the industry.

12:00 - 12:20pm

Affordable Production Technologies

A range of powerful—yet affordable—video tools are available today to help production professionals. An experienced producer reviews how to maximize your production with a minimal budget.

12:20 - 1:00pm

Enterprise AV Deployments Presented by AV Technology

Success stories with unified collaboration adoption, real-time operations support models, commissioning AV on secure networks and standardized system designs

1:40 - 2:20pm

Drone Tutorial

Government agencies, educational institutions, law enforcement and even non-profits are finding UAV photography to be an everyday application as they produce video.

2:20 - 3:00pm

Need to Know Session: AI & Machine Learning

We’re all familiar with the concept of artificial intelligence and “machine learning”: machines or computers carrying out complex tasks and being able to learn as they go. How will this affect communication, media production & distribution, our economy and society? All we can say for sure is another great technology revolution is well underway.

3:00 - 3:40pm

Need to Know Session: AR/VR Experiences

There is huge audience potential in the rising AR/VR and 360 video market. We'll hear from a prominent director and VFX supervisor whose team of artists, programmers and cinematographers are exploring new ways of immersive storytelling via major projects and art and experimental pieces.

3:40 - 4:00pm

Keynote & Demo

Creative Planet Theater
Day 2 Agenda

10:00 - 10:40am

Keynote: Video for museums and public institutions

Video is an effective, impactful tool for public institutions, and we're seeing continuous innovation with how organizations incorporate all kinds of video. Here, we examine some of the many innovative uses of video by museums and other institutions, including interactive video, experiential video, and virtual reality.

10:40 - 11:20am

Mobile Video Production

Learn about the tools you'll need to create, manage and distribute video content using mobile devices.

11:20 - 12:00am

Lighting Techniques

We discuss lighting approaches for a number of scenarios, from one-on-one interviews to large event shoots

1:00 - 1:40pm

Interview Techniques

Whether producing a video message from an agency's director or directing a documentary, content creators need bring out the best of their interview subjects. This session gives concrete strategies for conducting the most impactful interview.

1:40 - 2:20pm

VR Production Basics

Get started in VR/360 with an overview of the practical aspects involved in image capture, management, delivery, and consumption.

2:20 - 3:00pm

VR Production: What’s Possible

Gain a better understanding of the potential for VR storytelling with content creators who will review and discuss the creative and technical challenges of recent projects.


Federal Government distance learning professionals

Uniquely focused on the needs of Federal Government distance learning professionals, this event provides a venue for us to make connections, discuss the latest developments, and identify new regulations and trends that affect our industry.

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DC Post|Production Conference

A three-day training event, the DC Post | Production Conference is designed for professionals in TV, video, film, motion graphics and new media who wish to maximize their creativity and efficiency and improve their technical skills.

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Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

801 Mount Vernon Place NW,
Washington, D.C. 20001

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an extraordinary 2.3 million-square-foot conventions and meetings facility, is equipped to handle events of all sizes, from small groups and break-out meetings to events for 500 to 42,000 attendees. One of the most energy-efficient buildings for its size, the Convention Center includes a range of mixed-use exhibit spaces, 198,000 square feet of flexible meeting space with a total of 77 break-out rooms and the largest ballroom in the region. Whatever the size of the event, the service of the Convention Center staff is unparalleled.

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2018 Exhibitors to be announced soon.

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Andy Friedman
Senior Producer, Events
Jackie Gospodinoff
Sales Director, Events
Exhibitors/Sponsorship Inquiries jackie.gospodinoff@futurenet.com 212-378-0493
Kathy Paton
Operations Manager
Exhibitors/Sponsorship Inquiries kpaton@showessentials.com 732-749-3018
Cristina Clapp
Conference Director
Speaker and Press Inquiries cristina.clapp@futurenet.com
Kelly Boon
Corporate Events Director