UC Berkeley is supposed to be quiet on the week of Spring Break as the students leave campus to take a well deserved break. However for a three day event named “Science for Parks, Parks for Science”, professors, academics, and great minds came from all over to gather here at UC Berkeley to think and speak on key issues concerning National Parks.
This event was hosted by the College of Natural Resources with National Geographic, The National Parks Service and KQED. ETS played a key part in making sure presenters had technology support to share their groundbreaking work with the world. The hard work of a team of 12+ technology experts contributed to the overall success of the three-day event.
Jon Schainker, the Executive Producer and Manager for Berkeley Video said, “This event was a great success! We were responsible for producing nearly twenty hours of live webcast content in multiple locations over three days with livestream overflow rooms and also supporting the technology requirements for eight different breakout rooms across campus. This was the biggest event we have produced in my tenure.”
All live broadcasts published on the UC Berkeley Events YouTube page provided access to the event’s great speakers from any location. Speakers included Edward O. Wilson professor at Harvard University who gave the Plenary Keynote and our own Professor of Conservation Biology Steve Beissinger.
A key evening event, "America’s Two Best Ideas: Public Education and Public Land" was standing-room only. So an overflow room was set up in the historic Maude Fife Auditorium so additional guests could experience the conversation. The evening program featured figures such as President of the University of California Janet Napolitano and UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks.
ETS worked hard to make sure that this event would go off without a hitch. And we’re happy we got the opportunity to contribute to a great cause.