eNATOA seminars are webinars designed to offer a high-quality learning experience to NATOA members and supporters, including those with limited technology access. All sessions last approximately one hour and are offered at 2:00 pm Eastern/ 11:00 am Pacific time. Registration for each session closes at 12:00 pm Eastern on the Thursday prior to the session.
The cost for each one-hour seminar is $45 for members, $90 for non-members. Register for multiple sessions and save! The more sessions the greater the discount.
- Three seminars: $130 (members) $260 (non-members)
- Six seminars: $240 (members) $485 (non-members)
- Nine seminars: $345 (members) $705 (non-members)
- Twelve seminars: $430 (members) $890 (non-members)
Package prices only apply at the time of purchase.
Archived and Historical eNATOAs
Recent and prior year eNATOAs that have already taken place are now available for purchase to view on your computer at your convenience. To purchase prior eNATOA webinars, please click here and complete the order form. The link to the eNATOA(s) selected will be emailed to you upon receipt of completed form and payment. Cost for current year eNATOAs is $45 members and $90 non-members. Prior year eNATOAs are $20 members and $40 non-members.For questions regarding registration and payment, please contact NATOA Headquarters at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 519-8035.
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Franchise Renewal in an IP World
Learn the basics of cable franchise renewal in the context of a technology that might look more IP than cable. Our panelists will discuss legal requirements, performing a community needs assessment, and important deadlines that will optimize your negotiating leverage.
Remote Control and Content Delivery
A look at two products that will broaden your station capabilities without drastically increasing operating costs. AzzurroCam offers full remote control of live TV Studio functionality. A single operator can control camera, audio, lighting, and multi-camera production switching from a PC or laptop with an internet connection. When paired with an IP streaming encoder and decoder, municipal officials can easily capture and broadcast live remote events or produce emergency announcements with little to no technical staff on-site. Teradek is an innovator of wireless video devices and platforms that facilitate creative acquisition and live event broadcasting in full HD. Teradek's H.264 encoders, bonding devices, and latency-free transmission systems are used throughout many industries for aerial video capture, live ENG backhaul, real-time monitoring, proxy recording and webcasting.
The Little Channel That Could - Small PEG Stations
Participate in this interactive question and answer session with some very successful small PEG stations with information on how to not only survive but thrive as a smaller shop.
Preparing Your Community to Be a Gigabit City
Join this session and learn about the planning process every community should consider when contemplating building its own municipal fiber system. For example, does this gig require a Gigabit? Hear from other Community-owned Fiber Communities and from experts on basic steps to take if the goal is to attract an alternative private provider.
FirstNet - Where the National Public Safety Network Stands
It has been two years since Congress created FirstNet, the nation's first interoperable public safety wireless network. This session will provide an update on where the program stands, how grants have been deployed to local communities to assist in the planning process, and how it can (or already has) benefited to deployment of residential internet service - especially in rural areas of our country.
Closed Captioning and the Video Accessibility Act
All new video programming shown on television with captions must also have captions when shown online. Are you in compliance? Our panel of experts will discuss closed captioning rules and what it really means for PEG channels and the internet.
E-rate 2.0 and Funding for Local Communities to Close the Digital Divide
According to the FCC, more than 80% of schools report that their broadband connections do not fully meet their current educational needs, with slow internet connections being the primary culprit. This session will provide an update on the status of e-Rate 2.0 and how municipalities can utilize e-rate funds to bring modern levels of broadband speeds to their schools, and libraries, while keeping these revenues local.
The Courts, The Hill and The FCC - A Year in Review and Setting the Stage for 2015
Our panel of experts will assess how 2014 affected policy and practice on key communications issues and will provide their views of what may be coming in 2015 - and how local governments can prepare.