Thursday 26 May, 2016

Hosted by University of Leeds

Charles Thackrah Building  •  Rooms 1.01-1.04  •  101 Woodhouse Lane, Woodhouse, Leeds, UK

Thanks for Joining Us!

Enthusiastic Mediasite users from across the continent met at the Mediasite European Summit to share and collaborate around how video is transforming their organizations. With the University of Leeds as our gracious host, this energized group readily shared ideas, best practices and the unique and practical ways they use Mediasite and video every day. Very inspiring!

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Summit Agenda


17:00 – 19:00  |  Pre-Summit Welcome Reception

The evening before the Summit, get to know your Mediasite peers and the Sonic Foundry team with a casual get-together and drinks at The Faversham at 1-5 Springfield Mount, Leeds West.


8:15  |  Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00  |  Welcome & Attendee Introductions

Sonic Foundry — Ray Hassell, VP International Sales

University of Leeds — Neil Morris, Director of Digital Learning

9:40  |  Mediasite Roadmap

Sonic Foundry — Rob Lipps, Executive VP Sales & Dharmesh Sampat, VP Engineering

As your video creation, viewership and engagement continue to grow exponentially every year, our roadmap is on track to provide you the workflows and tools to succeed. Rob and Dharmesh share what’s in store to help you further leverage video, foster deeper collaboration and streamline video management.

10:25  |  Break

10:45  |  Mastering My Mediasite for User-Generated Content

Sonic Foundry International — Robert Jan Brouwer, Commercial Director (on behalf of Roel De Ryck, University of Antwerp)

Sonic Foundry — Tom Irons, VP Field Sales Engineering

My Mediasite equips faculty, trainers and students with the tools to easily record, upload and share their own videos. Robert Jan highlights several of University of Antwerp’s unique uses of My Mediasite to capture:

  • Student-generated screencasts demonstrating their problem-solving skills
  • Discussion exercises for instructor and student peer review
  • Video examples of physiotherapy students for evaluation

Tom then provides a tour of My Mediasite’s new managed-publishing workflows to ensure content approval and privacy, where needed.  Attendees are encouraged to share and discuss their own user-generated content processes.

11:45  |  Useful Tools to Re-Purpose Mediasite Videos and Enhance Learning

Vrije University Amsterdam – Erik Boon, Consultant and Product Developer, Audiovisual Centre

Using the Mediasite API, Erik has developed a useful tool that enables instructors and students to re-purpose Mediasite videos in meaningful ways. He will demonstrate VU’s LectureMash which allows blended learning instructors to easily create new learning objects from parts of previously recorded lectures.

12:05   |  Networking Lunch

13:00  |  Mediasite Video Platform in Action

University of Leeds — Jim Bird, Application Support Specialist

Bristol University — Lee Mills, Implementation Officer, Strategic Projects Office

University of Leeds and Bristol University are transforming the educational experience through highly automated and scalable lecture capture at their respective institutions. They share how standardizing Mediasite workflows for both content creators and managers is the key to efficiently and cost-effectively scaling their video platforms.

13:40  |  Mediasite and the Changing Video Landscape

Sonic Foundry – Dharmesh Sampat & Tom Irons

The changing landscape for media formats, browsers and plug-ins poses challenges to media storage and distribution. Luckily, Mediasite insulates you from these technology changes. Dharmesh takes a deep dive into best practices for media encoding, content storage and content delivery, sharing the most compelling ways to:

  • Set up your encoding settings
  • Establish your quota policies and retention policies
  • Play back video content

He’ll also shed light on the future evolution of media delivery and playback.

14:40  |  Break

15:00  |  Mediasite Join: Bridging the Unified Communications & Video Management Gap

UNINETT – Thorleif Hallen, Senior Advisor – Services & Delivery

Sonic Foundry — Rob Lipps

Video conferencing and other collaborative technologies play an integral role in deepening communication engagement in today’s work places and classrooms. Mediasite Join is a key new services to bridge the unified communications and video management gap. Thorleif shares UNINETT’s plan to offer this new service to its clients – comparing and contrasting their current and future solutions to capture, deliver and archive video conferences. We also open the discussion about future collaborative platform support for Mediasite Join.

15:40  |  Introducing Mediasite Catch: Automated, Software-Based Room Capture

Sonic Foundry — Dharmesh Sampat 

Capturing and preserving all campus courses, regardless of the room in which they’re held, has just become easier and more economical. Meet Mediasite Catch which extends lecture capture to any space on campus. Sonic Foundry provides a sneak peek at how Catch combines the trusted reliability of automated, recording schedules with the flexibility of a software-based podium solution.

16:10  |  Mediasite Listening Session

Sonic Foundry — Gary Weis, CEO, Rob Lipps & Dharmesh Sampat 

Open opportunity to share any additional thoughts, questions and insights about Mediasite products and services with Sonic Foundry’s leadership team.

16:40  |  Your Mediasite Community & Closing Remarks

Sonic Foundry — Kristin Zurovitch, Director of Marketing & Ray Hassell

16:50  |  Mediasite Tour of Leeds

See a variety of different Mediasite-powered classrooms as well as other Leeds campus highlights.

18:00  |  Summit Happy Hour 

Join your Mediasite colleagues and continue the day’s conversationsat Roxy’s Ball Room at Trinity Square, Boar Lane, Leeds

Thanks to Our Host

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It is recommended to take public transportation, if possible, as parking is very limited at the University. If you plan to drive:

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About Leeds

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Leeds, a city in West Yorkshire, England, was one of the leading centers of industry in Victorian England. The Leeds City Museum is a great place to brush up on local history, and many travelers say no visit to town is complete without exploring the Royal Armouries. You’ll also find lovely parks and a lively restaurant scene, with many eateries specializing in international cuisine.

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