With just five days before the launch of INTX, we wanted to share the important INTX 2015 links and reminders that’ll help you get the most out of The Internet & Television Expo.
The INTX Marketplace is a re-imagined show floor with new features and plenty of opportunity to experience the new services that are making headlines every day. As you make your way around the Marketplace, traditional aisles between booths have been transformed into themed boulevards and expressways that guide you to the related INTX Intersection. These five interactive and educational Intersections showcase the Internet of Things, TV Everywhere, Navigation, Streaming, and Gaming. For a complete list of booths and a map of the show floor, go to https://intx15.ncta.com/show-floor/.
At the epicenter of the floor is Imagine Park, the live portal that will host 11 sessions, 43 segments and 25 demonstrations on its stage. Don’t forget, Imagine Park sessions are streamed live at https://intx15.ncta.com/live/. Unwind and plug-in at the Imagine Park Café, equipped with Wi-Fi and charging spaces.
The INTXHACK is a 24-hour developer challenge where technologists, developers and designers from across the industry will compete in an epic battle to create new, innovative ways to produce, present and experience TV, movies, games and other digital entertainment. The Hack takes place May 2-3 at tech incubator 1871, with the top six teams advancing to the live stage in Imagine Park on Wednesday, May 6. Stop by and meet the INTXHACK finalists in the Marketplace and while you’re there be sure to visit a selection of leading entrepreneurial companies from the Chicago tech community in the Start-Up Showcase.
- Tuesday’s General Session features Comcast’s Brian Roberts, The Chernin Group’s Peter Chernin, MediaLink’s Michael Kassan, AOL’s Tim Armstrong, NCTA’s Michael Powell and Re/code’s Kara Swisher.
- Wednesday’s General Session features FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, Charter’s Tom Rutledge, Cox’s Pat Esser, Liberty Global’s Michael Fries, Cablevision’s Jim Dolan, Time Warner Cable’s Rob Marcus, AMC’s Josh Sapan, Showtime’s Matt Blank and FX’s John Landgraf. Julia Boorstin of CNBC serves as host.
- Thursday’s General Session features U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, A+E’s Nancy Dubuc, Vimeo’s Kerry Trainor, and Re/code’s Peter Kafka.
Sessions, now called “INTX Talks: Conversations & Perspectives,” showcase speakers from outside our industry for some edgier discussions and brand new topics. INTX Talks are made up of 30 sessions (eight of them are streamed live), 149 speakers, and 6 partner associations.
CONNECT WITH THE EXPO
Your best source for news, announcements and last-minute updates during INTX will be @intxncta on Twitter. For other INTX news, you can follow @NCTACable and sign up for updates from platform, NCTA’s official blog. And most importantly, don’t forget to join the conversation as it happens via #intx2015 on both Twitter and Instagram. For the first time this year, look for even more videos we’re sharing via Periscope. If you’re not in Chicago, or you miss your favorite panel, you can watch these events streamed live at https://intx15.ncta.com/live/ and catch them on-demand shortly after.
SPRING TECHNICAL FORUM
The Spring Technical Forum produced by NCTA, SCTE and CableLabs returns to INTX 2015, pulling together the very best in technology and science, like next-gen TV experiences, evolving network architectures and the potential of DOCSIS 3.1. Here you’ll hear live from authors whose work has been selected for inclusion in The Spring Technical Forum Proceedings. The Proceedings will be available online for download on the newly launched website, http://www.nctatechnicalpapers.com/, as well as an archive of all technical papers from years past.
For even more, hear what NCTA President and CEO Michael Powell is most looking forward to at INTX: