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A full day of live streaming education.

November 8th, 2019


Learn  ⇨  Network   ⇨   Get Results

The StreamGeeks® Summit is for anyone who wants to better understand the world of live streaming. Join us for a full day of education with industry leaders who will help simplify the tech and provide action plans that can be applied to almost any industry. 

The StreamGeeks Summit is NOT another consumer electronics show. This event is a celebration of the opportunities made by live streaming.

Come for a day of collaboration, and mingle with the industry’s top live streamers. This summit is the best way to jump start your next live streaming project.

Live streaming is changing the way the world consumes media.

It’s happening faster than most of us can keep up with.

Who should attend?

Anyone interested in live streaming

We are living in a digital age. Live streaming is now the fastest, most authentic way to reach an audience. With Facebook, YouTube, Amazon, Twitter, and LinkedIn all offering live streaming, the business implications are wide-reaching. If you’re interested live streaming, this is an event you won’t want to miss.


Two words: Interactivity & Engagement. Live streaming is interactive, and it’s your opportunity to boost audience engagement in creative memorable ways. Live streaming is quite literally changing the game. Uncovering the power of live streaming can optimize your company’s content creation workflow. At the StreamGeeks Summit, you will gain strategies from top industry leaders. Virtual and in-person attendees can participate in live demonstrations, and join workshops focused on live streaming technology.

Marketing Professionals & Content Creators

Live video production isn’t easy. That’s the truth. You have to create a plan, build a set, and produce engaging content that holds your audiences attention. This summit will prepare your team with forward thinking plans of action that can lead the way.

You can accelerate your company’s interaction with online audiences and crowd-source consumer feedback. These interactions can be the key to shortening the sales cycle, tweaking your pitch, or building your community. 

Brands, Businesses, and Creative Minds

Live streaming is perhaps the latest new trend in online communications. Learning how to harness these capabilities can streamline your next creative campaign. Maybe you want to start your own live show. Perhaps you have an online community you want to tap into. The power of live streaming on social media can reach into verticals across every major industry.

Check out these amazing speakers!

The Main Stage Experience will include panelists highlighting today’s major live streaming platforms.

There are currently less than 10 tickets available for the StreamGeeks Summit!


Geoffrey Colon

Head of Microsoft Advertising Brand Studio

Geoffrey Colon is a compelling voice at the intersection of marketing, tech, media, and popular culture.

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Bryan Samis

Bryan Samis

Sr. Specialized Solutions Architect @ AWS

Bryan Samis is a Sr. Specialized Solutions Architect with Amazon Web Services, focused on video transport, processing, and distribution in the cloud. He has over 10 years of experience working with leading media

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Emil Bodenstein

Emil currently has emerged himself in the world of Esports. After forming Jobu Media Group in 2018, Emil was able to acquire a license from Major League Baseball Players Association and have more than 130 professional athletes

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Ariel Viera


Ariel is an innovator in live-streaming and 360 video. Known as Urbanist, Ariel’s regular live stream on Facebook Live has over 7 million views and gained him a finalist spot for Live Streamer of the Year at the Shorty Awards 2018.

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Dr. Mickey Blank


Dr. Blank is a scientist, educator, travel photographer, and a social media expert.

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Jake Branzburg

VP Content & Marketing

Jake Branzburg leads YouNow’s Content and Marketing teams. Prior to joining YouNow, Jake managed a number of teams at Uber, where he set marketing strategy,

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Darryl Spangler

Darryl Spangler

President at Mobile Video Devices, Inc.

Darryl has been in the video production for many years. He is now the CEO of Mobile Video Device and he’s launching a new brand “StreamGear”

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Ryan Brenneman

CEO of Allegany Media

Ryan is the CEO of Allegany Media and his organization is behind some of the most shared, and popular Facebook live streams in Allegany County, Maryland.

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Michael Lisi

Solutions Consultant & Technology Evangelist

Michael is an industry veteran who specializes in networked-AV solutions for asynchronous video streaming and synchronous video collaboration.

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Aaron Nagler LiveX

Aaron Nagler

Show Host

Aaron co-founded the website in 2007 with Live X founder Corey Behnke. What started as a simple WordPress blog grew to become one of the most popular Packers sites on the Internet. Together, Nagler and Behnke created

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Paul Richards

Paul is the Chief Streaming Officer at the StreamGeeks and the author of “Live Streaming is Smart Marketing.” Richards teaches over 20,000 students on UDEMY

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Claudia Barbiero

LiveU Director of Marketing & Strategic Live Events

Claudia oversees the strategic marketing planning and execution for LiveU’s award-winning, IP-based live video services

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Daniel Pisarski

VP of Engineering, LiveU

Dan is an engineering leader in the online, video, and broadcast industries with over 20 years’ experience.

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Matt Allard

Product Marketing Manager- Vizrt Group

Matt Allard is a product marketing and product management professional focused on digital media for more than 25 years. Having traversed the computing, software, and

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Jeremy Kloosterman


Jeremy has more than 10 years of professional broadcast video production experience.

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chris neto

Chris Neto

Market Development Manager

Chris is a 20-year AV industry pro, and the Market Development Manager for Experience & Engagement at Starin.

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Ryan Forquer

Ryan Forquer

Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer @ Lightstream

Ryan has driven design and creative strategy in both agency and startup environments for the past 15 years.

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Phil Kluba

CEO of Press It

Phil Kluba is the founder & CEO of ‘Press It’, a Toronto-based media production company providing innovative content solutions.

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Aubrey Russell

Head of Production - LiveX

With a background in the arts, Aubrey has experience as the Technical Producer (2017), Supervising Producer/Script Writer (2018), and Director (2019) for the Official Times Square New Year’s Eve Webcast.

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Eddie Vaca - AmpLive

Eddie Vaca

CEO of AmpLive

Eddie Vaca is Founder and CEO of AmpLive, the live stream audience development and targeting platform helping enterprise marketers multiply audiences for live events.

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Rudy J Ellis - Switchboard Live

Rudy J. Ellis

CEO of Switchboard Live

Rudiger J. Ellis, better known as Rudy, is the CEO of Switchboard Live; a live video social media management platform.

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Tess Protesto

Summit Host

Tess Protesto is best known for her work on the PTZOptics & StreamGeeks live streams. Tess has already hosted the official NAB show and appeared on numerous popular live streaming shows!

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Cliff Sobel

Cliff Sobel

CEO of Streamcast Network

Consulting with some of the world’s largest corporations as a digital imaging specialist, Cliff became a live streamer and founded The Streamcast Network.

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Michael Luttermoser

Summit Photographer

Mike has over 10 years of video production experience. Starting with photography, moving to video production, and now live production,

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John Mahoney

Executive Producer at The Streaming Alchemy Show

John is the Executive Producer at The Streaming Alchemy Show. He is an inventor and live streaming enthusiast who knows his tech.

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matthew davis

Matthew Davis

Chief Engineer for PTZOptics

Matthew Davis is the lead engineer at PTZOptics. Matt is behind some of the live streaming camera market’s greatest breakthroughs. He’ll be teaching sessions on selecting cameras and production equipment.

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Philippe Laurent

CEO of EasyLive

Philippe Laurent is the CEO of EasyLive. Philippe is the industry leader in cloud-based video production and his company is a verified partner for Facebook live, LinkedIn Live, YouTube, Twitch and more…

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Streaming media is creating massive business opportunities.

Let’s uncover them together.

Ticket Options

streamgeek summit tickets smallFull Day Pass $295:

A Full Day Pass gives you access to all sessions and workshops with a complimentary virtual ticket to share with your colleagues. Once the conference is over you will gain access to all of the recorded video content on-demand to review with your team for one (1) year. Lunch will be served for all attendees at noon.

Premium Virtual Ticket $45:

This is your virtual ticket to the “Main Stage Experience”. The StreamGeeks are confident this will be a virtual experience like no other. If we know one thing, it’s live streaming. So we will be bridging our main stage multi-camera production with mobile LiveU backpack to take viewers front and center, plus behind the scenes. The Premium Virtual Ticket includes access to the “Main Stage Experience” plus on-demand video access to all the workshops. This is the only way to gain access to all of our Summit’s workshop session recordings.

Watch the Main Stage Live Stream for Free!

Get the live stream link emailed to you and the “Main Stage Experience” for free. Sign up for for a free basic virtual ticket for a limited time!

The Main Stage Experience

  • 8:00am - 8:45am Morning Check-in

    Check-in and get ready for a day of learning.

  • 8:45am - 9:00am Welcome to StreamGeeks Summit 2019

    Welcome to the Summit. With Paul Richards and Tess Protesto.

  • 9:00am - 9:45am Facebook Live Streaming

    Let’s take a look back at what Facebook Live streaming has done for the industry. Now let’s break out into individual sessions to learn how to leverage Facebook live.

  • 10:00am - 10:45am Business Opportunities & the Future of the Medium

    LinkedIn live streaming is brand new. It’s B2B. Let’s reflect on what we know with our experts and break out into small groups.

  • 11:00am - 11:45am eSports and Gaming

    Esports is growing fast. In this panel, let’s take a moment to understand how sports as we know it is changing. What is Esports and how does live streaming play a part? We have partnered with HighSchool.GG and Center for Educational Innovation to host a live Esports tournament in the backdrop of this panel. We have a student run broadcast which will be live streamed to homepage of for this session!

  • Lunch, Esports Tournament Winner Announcement & Behind the Scenes Tech Tour Noon

    Lunch will be served for all guests. Paul Richards will review the technology setup in the Gallery used to produced the Summit live stream. The live Esports tournament winner will be announced at the end of this panel.

  • 1:00pm - 1:45pm Marketing and Monetization

    Learn how to market your business and make money with live streaming.

  • 2:00pm - 2:45pm The Technology Game Changers

    In this session, our team will discuss the technology game changers. These are the live streaming technologies you need to know about. Once again, this session is meant to have our experts engaging directly with each table of attendees.

  • 3:00pm- 3:45pm Keynote - The Conjoint Effect - Geoffrey Colon

    “People, brand, celebrities, and content creators are all acting like each other and stealing each others ideas, tricks, business models and content. Everybody is an angency. Everybody is a media company.” This keynote will explore examples where livestreaming could evolve to influence the podcast industry, the gaming industry, the live music industry and the sports industry. “Business more than any other occupation, is a continual dealing with the future. It is a continual calculation and instinctive exercize in forsight.” Geoffrey Colon will help us peer into the future of where the live streaming industry, which is expected to grow to $70 billion by 2021, is headed.

  • 4:00pm-5:00pm Group Photo -->> Networking

    Take a moment for the group photo with our Summit photographer Michael Luttermoster. Then meet with the speakers and other attendees.

Gain access to the world’s leading experts on live video production, audience engagement, and brand building, all at one venue!

Floor Plan

Workshop Areas

Hands-on workshops will feature small classroom environments for groups between 25-30. Each workshop will be recorded, so don’t worry if you can’t make it to every single session. Bring your laptops and smart devices for interactive lessons on video production using today’s latest technology.

Press Room

The press room will be dedicated to members of the press from 8AM-12PM and 1PM-5PM. Between 12PM and 1PM this room will also be used for extra table space for the lunch included for all guests. Julia Sherwin will be managing all PR for this event. Please request Julia at check in. Julia can be emailed at [email protected]

Esports Area

We have teamed up with Twitch, the Center of Educational Innovation, Highschool.GG and Helix Esports to put together an unforgettable Esports tournament. This tournament will happen in the backdrop of our professional Esports panel. This Esports tournament will be broadcast by a student-run team from the S.A.R High School and Hofstra University. Learn more about our Esports streaming setup here.

Workshop Room

  • 9:00am - 10:00am Live Streaming 101

    In this presentation, John J. Mahoney takes us through the steps he took to start his live streaming show Streaming Alchemy. Mahoney will review the basics for live streaming 101.

  • 10:00am - 11:00am PTZ Cameras & IP Video Production & New Product Announcement from StreamGear?

    IP Video Production has changed the game in live streaming. Matthew Davis will talk about some new PTZOptics live streaming camera and he will be joined with StreamGear who has a brand new product announcement just for the Summit! What is it? You will litterally be the first person to find out!

  • 11:00am - noon Producing Your Own Live Stream in real Time

    Producing Your Own Live Stream in real Time will be an interactive workshop reviewing techniques for creating and streaming educational content with Michael Lisi of Wolfvision. This workshop will include hands-on demonstrations and will actually be live streamed.

  • Noon Lunch & Learn with NewTek!

    Matthew Allard will review NDI and the implications of IP video production over lunch. Bring your lunch to the workshop area and learn about the NDI (Network Device Interface) technology being used in this video production.

  • 1:00pm - 1:45pm IRL - Mobile Streaming and Internet Connectivity

    In this presentation, George Klippel, will be opening the box and getting workshop attendees familiar with the components necessary for live streaming on the go.

  • 2:00pm - 2:45pm Production for corporate and educational video content

    Learn techniques for creating engaging content that is professional for corporate and educational use.

  • 3:00pm - 3:45pm Starting your first channel with AWS

    Bryan Samis from Amazon will be reviewing the benefits of working with AWS and how to start your first channel.

Our Esports Tournament & Student-run Broadcast

Happening in the backdrop of our Esports Panel.. Learn more.

You won’t want to miss our NYC Stream Crawl Thursday Night before the Summit! Lead by a Ariel Vera (Urbanist)

VIP NYC Guided Tour of Chelsea!

Join us as our tour guide Ariel Viera (Urbanist) gives us a historical tour of the Meat Packing District. Ariel will be live streaming the event as we taking an exciting tour around this historic NYC neighborhood.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is parking available at the venue? 

There is street parking available at the venue. This venue is located in the Chelsea neighborhood of NYC. It’s a busy area, so you may want to consider public transportation or use of the hotel valet.

The StreamGeeks Summit is held at the Dream Downtown boutique hotel in NYC.

Address: 355 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011
Phone: (212) 229-2559

The Summit will have a block of rooms with discounts for attendees. Make sure to check your email for this link.

There is limited space for our workshops. We expect each attendee will be able to attend 2-4 workshops during our one-day event. But all workshops will be recorded. All ticket holders in-person and virtual will receive a link to watch the on-demand recordings of all workshops.

Yes, the Dream Downtown will provide WiFi. The WiFi name and password will be printed on the back of your Summit Pass.

Is parking available at the venue? 

There is street parking available at the venue. This venue is located in the Chelsea neighborhood of NYC. It’s a busy area, so you may want to consider public transportation or use of the hotel valet.

We are currently accepting ticket payment in two ways: Kickstarter and Eventbrite. You can purchase a ticket with early-bird pricing by supporting our Kickstarter. By supporting us via Kickstarter you are making this event happen. Together we are combining the worlds of crowdfunding and event planning to create a summit that is truly community sponsored. If you are supporting us on Kickstarter there will be no refunds. If you are purchasing a ticket through Eventbrite, the refund policy is noted on this website. You may request a full refund within 7 days of your purchase.

Yes. It is possible to transfer your ticket but it must be done within 30 days of the event. This is because all attendees will receive printed badges which need to be ordered before the event. Virtual passes also must be transferred before 30 days before the event.

The VIP tour of the Meat Packing District will be roughly 1 hour. You will be emailed information if you have supported the Summit on Kickstarter.

Summit Sponsors

Want to be a sponsor? Email [email protected] – 610-585-9756

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