National DTV Symposium Takes Place in Des Moines
September 28, 2007
Public Television to Host 13th Annual DTV Symposium Iowa
More than 400 professionals to attend national conference in Des Moines
Symposium continues to draw participants from across the country with
well-known technical speakers and informative, up-to-the-minute content. This
year, David K. Rehr, president and CEO of
|the National Association of Broadcasters, will deliver the keynote address at the opening day luncheon on Monday, October 1. During his address, Rehr will discuss NAB's aggressive public awareness campaign to educate all Americans about the switch to digital television on February 17, 2009.
The NAB will also sponsor a panel discussion to help broadcasters understand what is expected in their responsibilities for educating the public as the February 2009 DTV transition completion date approaches. The panel will be led by William T. Hayes, director of engineering at Iowa Public Television; Mark Erstling, senior vice president at the Association of Public Television Stations; Jason Oxman, vice president, communications with Consumer Electronics Association; Jonathan Collegio, vice president, digital television transition marketing and communications with NAB; Mary Lou Kenny, partnership manager with the National Telecommunications & Information Administration; and Marc Pearl, executive director of the Consumer Electronic Retailers Coalition.
Other presenters at this year’s symposium include:
· John L. Bolend, chief content officer for PBS,
· Michael Rosenblum from Rosenblum Associates Inc.,
· Peter Crithary, senior support engineer for Sony Electronics, Inc.,
· James Martinolich, vice president, Mobile Products with Chyron Corporation,
· Andrew Baron, creator and producer of Rocketboom,
· John C. Dvorak, columnist, author and editor.
For more information on the 2007 DTV Symposium, including a complete list of speakers and their presentation topics, visit the Web site at Iptv.org/dtv.
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For immediate release:
September 28, 2007
For information contact:
Kristen L. Gray
Director of Communications