DVB prepares for another unconferencing adventure in Brussels

The future of media delivery is on the agenda for DVB World 2023 in Brussels on Thursday 22 June. In fact, strictly speaking, for now the agenda is empty: it will be filled with topics and sessions when more than 130 participants gather that morning for the opening circle of DVB’s second unconference.

An event that has been running for more than 20 years was reborn in 2022 with a new format that prioritizes focused conversations and participant engagement. While attendees at least year’s event, also in the Maison de la Poste in Brussels, were initially uncertain and even sceptical about the unconference format, by the end they were convinced.

Hot topics

With a mix of broadcasters, operators, manufacturers, service providers and regulators registered to attend, there will be scope for sessions across a broad spectrum of topics and questions. It’s clear from preparatory discussions that we can expect several pitches related to DVB-I and DVB Native IP, but also sessions on new developments in streaming technology, video codecs, 5G broadcast, targeted advertising, sustainability questions, and more.

The unconference format – where any participant can pitch a session – means some surprises are also likely! The icebreaker event taking place the evening before DVB World will also provide an opportunity for session proposals to take shape.

The agenda from last year’s conference will give an idea of the kinds of session that are likely to be proposed. A new development for 2023 is a special Unconference Hub, where participants will be able to access the agenda, view the participant list, as well as to file and read session reports as the day proceeds. (Access details for the hub are provided on registration.)

It is still possible to register for DVB World 2023. See: dvbworld.org