Annual Conference Agenda

Below is an outline of the conference agenda. This agenda is subject to change and as the details of each segment become available this site will be updated.

If there is a topic you would like to present at the conference, fill out and submit our Call for Speakers form. Principal Members selected to present at the Annual Conference will receive a $200 discount towards conference registration.

Visit our Concurrent Session Tracks page to better understand which sessions best fit your needs.

Click on the title of a session to be brought to our detailed agenda page for that session.

Concurrent Session Codes
Job Duties
OM- Operations Management
TD- Technical Development

Industries
EN- Enterprise
ED- Education
HC- Healthcare
GEN- General (applicable to all sectors)


Sunday, October 21


1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Conference Check-In and On-Site Registration


Monday, October 22


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Conference Check-In and On-Site Registration

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Training Session - Usage & Adoption Planning
Provided by Compass Business Solutions and limited to 50 seats. You can select this training session on our registration form.

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Morning Break

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Lunch on your own

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Technical and Engineering Special Interest Group

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Afternoon Break

3:10 PM - 4:15 PM (Choose One)
Distance Learning Special Interest Group
Healthcare Special Interest Group
Enterprise Industry Special Interest Group
Super User Group Meeting

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Opening Ceremonies

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall

6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Complimentary Shuttle to Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row


 Tuesday, October 23


7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Conference Check-In and On-Site Registration

8:00 AM - 8:55 AM
Breakfast

9:05 AM - 9:20 AM
Opening Remarks

9:20 AM - 9:50 AM
Keynote Presentation 
Stuart Monks, Vice President, Group Solutions, Technology and Architecture, Polycom, Inc.

9:50 AM - 10:30 AM
Exhibit Hall Open (Dedicated from 9:50 AM - 10:30 AM)

9:55 AM - 10:15 AM
Showcase Theater - Polycom, Inc.
Polycom Product Introduction - Steven Zabriski, Sr. Product Manager, Polycom

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Morning Break

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Keynote Presentation
Cisco Systems, Inc.

11:05 AM - 12:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Open

11:05 AM- 11:55 AM
Concurrent Sessions (Choose One)
It's Not Just About the Technology (ED/OM)   
The Videoconferencing EXPERIENCE: More than Just Lip Service (EN/OM)    
Implementing UC in a Health Care Environment (HC/TD)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
The Future of Telepresence, Videoconferencing and Effective Visual Collaboration
Howard S. Lichtman, President, Human Productivity Lab / Telepresence Options

1:30 PM- 3:30 PM
Exhibit Hall (Dedicated from 2:25 PM - 3:30 PM)

1:35 PM - 2:25 PM
Concurrent Sessions (Choose One)
Video Interoperability? (GEN/TD)   
Incorporating Funding Solutions as Part of Your Technology Roadmap (GEN/OM)    
Innovations in Meeting Room Technology: Keeping Good Meetings from Going Bad (GEN/OM/TD)

2:25 PM - 2:45 PM
Afternoon Break

2:45 PM - 3:05 PM
Showcase Theater - AVI-SPL
Managing the Video Enterprise - John Vitale, Vice President of Products, AVI-SPL

3:10 PM - 3:30 PM
Showcase Theater - Cisco Systems, Inc.

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Panel Discussion

4:25 PM- 5:15 PM
Video In the Cloud Panel Discussion

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Monterey Beach Party


Wednesday, October 24


8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Conference Check-In and On-Site Registration

8:00 AM - 8:55 AM
Breakfast

9:05 AM - 9:20 AM
Opening Remarks

9:20 AM - 9:50 AM
Keynote Presentation
Ofer Shapiro, President, CEO, Board Member and Co-Founder, Vidyo

9:50 AM - 11:30 AM
Exhibit Hall (Dedicated from 9:50 AM - 10:35 AM)

9:55 AM - 10:15 AM
Showcase Theater - Vidyo
The Evolution and Future of Video Conferencing: An Innovator’s Perspective

10:15 AM - 10:35 AM
Morning Break

10:35 AM - 11:25 AM
Concurrent Sessions (Choose One)
The USB Revolution (GEN/TD)       
Streaming and Webcasting (GEN/OM/TD)      
Extending the Reach of UC (GEN/EN/OM)  

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Immersive Telepresence Panel Discussion

12:15 PM- 1:15 PM
Lunch

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Exhibit Hall (Dedicated from 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM)

1:20 PM - 1:40 PM
Showcase Theater 
Jules Trono, President & CEO, Compass Business Solutions

1:45 PM- 2:05 PM
Showcase Theater - Glowpoint, Inc.
Video-as-a-Service – ‘Turning On’ Videoconferencing for Businesses of All Sizes

2:10 PM - 2:25 PM
Prize Drawing in Exhibit Hall 

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Industry Leader and Analyst Chat (with Food and Drink)

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM 
General Session- Unified Communications and Skype Update

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Training Session - CVE Update
Provided by Compass Business Solutions and limited to 50 seats. You can select this training session on our registration form.

6:30 PM- 10:00 PM
Complimentary Shuttle to Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row