The Best Professional Development Event In The Country

7:30am Friday. Empty Classroom. Coffee coursing through my veins. Nerves on edge.


OETC Update: Your Conference, Your Way

 OETC is proud to welcome Linnette Attai as its keynote speaker on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 9 a.m.


The OETC/SVN 2016 Broadcast Center

Looking for the SVN Broadcast Center at OETC this year? Just look for the brilliant ViewSonic Video Wall in the main concourse.


See our Partners at OETC 2017

It all begins at the North Canton's Mobile Storyteller

This year, the focal point of the SVN/OETC Broadcast Center is North Canton City Schools Mobile Storyteller, a product of video - journalism programs and the NCtv educational StorytellerWash01 600television station.

Parked right in the middle of all the action, we invite everyone to stop by and see North Canton Hoover and Plain Local GlenOak High School students producing news content, editing packages and doing live interviews from our studio. While you’re there, take a tour of the Storyteller and check out all the gear we use to make a story come alive.

This mobile classroom is the result of generous donations from supporting foundations such as the State Farm Youth Advisory Board, The Hoover Foundation, The Henry and The Louise Timken Foundation, and School Video News. Cameras and other control room equipment has been provided by Blackmagic Design.

As we say on the Mobile Storyteller, Your Story Begins Here.

Then walk around and visit our partners and check out their solutions. 

DSC 0457 375NPI Audio Visual Solutions – Booth #407

NPI has been providing quality equipment and service to the education market since 1992 with special attention to detail during the design, fabrication, installation and service phases of all projects. In addition to our staging, rental and video production departments, NPI offers audio-visual system consultation, design and implementation employing some of the finest system integration engineers and technicians in the area. Whether your needs are simply to purchase or rent a piece of equipment or call for a complete design and build system, we stand ready to take your projects from conception to completion.

This year NPI has partnered with NewTek, JVC, & Prompter People to display and demonstrate the latest technology for broadcast studios, video scoreboard control systems and web streaming applications. They will have “hands-on” demos on their Portable AV Flight Pack Systems powered by the NewTek TriCaster AV Switchers, 3PLAY Instant Replay Systems and TalkShow Skype Systems along with various levels of video cameras, teleprompters and animated software packages.

Whether you looking to broadcast morning announcements with virtual sets, provide content on a video scoreboard, or web stream commencement, NPI can provide the technology and training for all of your AV needs ( purchases, rentals & production ). Stop by Booth # 407 for more information.

Teradek – Booth #255

Teradek manufactures wireless video devices for remote video capture, camera control, real-time monitoring, color correction and webcasting. For complex IP video systems, Teradek's cloud-based workflow management platform allows users to remotely operate a fleet of Teradek encoders in real-time from anywhere in the world. All Teradek products are designed and manufactured in the USA.

At OETC, Teradek's BOLT wireless camera transmission system will be used to connect live cameras around the venue with the master control in the SVN/OETC Broadcast Center.  Also, Teradek will be exhibiting the Teradek Live:Air system. Live:Air brings your live stream to life with a host of real-time editing tools, video effects and multi-camera switching all from your iPad or iPhone.

ViewSonic 450ViewSonic - Booth #1033

Moving from passive learning to peer-to-peer collaboration takes a redesign of the classroom. ViewSonic can help. We understand that there’s no one-size-fits-all solution for every classroom, and we understand the challenges that both teachers and students face. That’s why we offer a broad array of future-proof technologies to fit your school’s changing needs.

As leaders in interactive displays, ViewSonic meets the needs of 21st century learners. From ViewBoard interactive flat panel displays with one touch save to Google Drive, to projector solutions for aging white boards, we design award-winning solutions to help you connect and collaborate.

To see how our innovative education solutions can help enhance classroom instruction, lead to improved academic achievement, and make learning more fun, stop by booth #1033

proline studio 2 high 375PrompterPeople – Booth #407 with NPI Audio Visual Solutions

NPI Audio Visual will be showing 3 key Prompter People products at the show in booth 407 of the exhibition hall.

NPI integrates A/V systems for schools and is featuring the Prompter People RoboPrompter for PTZ cameras. RoboPrompter has a 16:9 aspect reversing monitor that allows for tele-presence, tele-conferencing and standard teleprompting using PTZ robotic cameras. RoboPrompter is suitable for classrooms and studios and assures perfect eye contact between presenter and remote audience. Also shown by NPI will be a Proline Studio 17 teleprompter for cameras in size from compact to full ENG size and the UltraFLEX iPADPRO 12 teleprompter for use with any iPAD or tablet from mini size up to full iPAD or Surface Pro size. The UltraFLEX features the portability and elegance of an iPAD solution coupled with Prompter People’s durable and rugged design built to take years of use at the school level.

JVC Sports Production Cameras – Booth #247

Exhibiting an innovative and affordable Sports Production Camera enabling professional-quality, single-camera, single operator sports coverage.

The GY-HM200SP makes sharing with your audience easier than ever. This new professional camcorder enables single-camera sports coverage producing real-time score overlays on recorded or streamed HD video without requiring an external CG or production switcher. It’s easy for one person to shoot the game, record, insert graphics, and stream the production live—all directly from the camera.

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JVC Workshop - Room C-170

Sports Production and Coaching with the Latest Video Technology

Wednesday, Feb 15th 11:00a 

Session Description
The session will provide practical explanations as to how a school may provide live streamed coverage of sporting events using minimal personnel and funds. It will include case-study examples and easy-to-understand guides to wireless solutions and ideas for revenue generation from streamed events.

Learning Objectives
1) A basic understanding as to how the latest technology represents new possibilities for community engagement and fund-raising
2) Appreciation of the relative simplicity of wireless solutions for event streaming
3) Inspiration from presented case-studies to commence or enhance live video event coverage

LightFlashingTally-Lights – SVN Broadcast Center

See our wireless tally lights in use in the Broadcast Center. As part of our total tally light solution, the wireless tally light controller enables you to have a tally light on a mobile or studio camera without cable from the camera to the controller.  This allows the camera operator and talent to know when that camera is live on a mobile or studio unit.

In addition to our wireless system, We provide solutions for a wide range of Tally Lights System including the NewTek TriCaster series and most other popular video switchers/mixers. Our expert electronics engineers provide reliable and affordable solutions to your Tally light needs.


SVN, Hoover HS Return to OETC 2016

For the third year, School Video News in partnership with Hoover High School will create the video content for OETC in SVN’s Broadcast Center February 9th through the 11th in Columbus.