Although ISTE has published a controversial “Video/Audio Recording Code Of Conduct” for the NECC 2008 conference in San Antonio, they also have announced facilities will be provided for podcasters at the conference. According to the “NECC Presenter: Final Preconference Email” message this evening:

Room 215 at the convention center will be set up as a resource for people who wish to create podcasts. There will be two stations for conducting and recording interviews and tables with electricity and Internet connections for editing and uploading.

From what I take from this “code of conduct,” ISTE is wanting participants to create podcasts of interviews from the convention hallways and vendor floor, rather than recordings of full conference sessions.

As in the past, selected NECC presentations will be published as podcasts by Apple on the Apple Learning Interchange following the conference. The NECC session program search includes a radio button to query the database for those sessions pre-selected for podcasting.

NECC 2008 program search for podcasted sessions

As of this evening, 27 sessions show up as “pre-selected for podcasting” presentations. I wonder if all these presenters have provided written permission to ISTE in advance that it is OK for their session to be recorded and shared? One of the presentations designated to be officially podcasted is “One Hour PowerPoint: A Strategy for Improving Presentations” by David Jakes and Dean Shareski. I’ve asked them both via twitter:

Has ISTE asked you both to provide written permission for your NECC session to be recorded and shared as a podcast?

It will be interesting to see the answer.

I did submit this evening via email a formal request to ISTE conveners to audio record for subsequent, non-commercial podcast publication 32 different NECC 2008 sessions, including two of my own. Hopefully ISTE will say yes! Since they are providing podcasting facilities at NECC 2008, I’d sure like to be able to use them!

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7 Responses to Podcasting facilities to be provided at NECC 2008

  1. My questions are: When someone presents at a conference, who “owns” the presentation? I know my presentations are “owned” by my employer. So, do I need written permission from my boss or his boss or his boss for someone to record me, too? Is this about copyright, intellectual property or CYA (to be a little crude) or just plain ol’ $$?

  2. One of my presentations at NECC 2007 was shared as a podcast. In February of 2007, I received an email “invitation” (from ISTE) to be podcast by Apple. I was required to reply to the email in the affirmative AND print, sign, and return an attached release form.

  3. Cathy Nelson says:

    Tammy this is probably reason numero uno why they revised their stance on what could be podcast/videoed. Someone with a lot of legal knowledge probably pointed out that they did not go about this the proper way. Hence, a year to decide how it will be done in the future. I just hope they make it a relaxed and easy method. I’m all for protecting the presenters, but not at the expense of losing membership or attendees, including the presenters I really like to see and hear (live and in person!) My fear is the presenters will shun the conference. Who wants that?

  4. My response was to Wes’s question about whether ISTE got permission from presentersfor their “official” podcasts. I felt like ISTE DID go through the proper channels last year. They invited me to participate and then required me to respond via email AND to sign and return a release form.

    The controversy this year deals with “unofficial” podcasts done by participants. Originally their policy stated that one would need written permission from both ISTE and the presenter. However, I received an email earlier this evening from ISTE stating that for non-commercial use, written permission is required from the presenter, but NOT from ISTE.

  5. MIke Muir says:

    Wes, NECC has changed their policy so that you need written permission from only the presenter, not ISTE. Also, the presenter of any session preselected to be podcast received a form that needed to be signed and return, so yes, they got written permission.


  6. Wesley Fryer says:

    Mike that is GREAT news, thanks for passing this along. I notice that the official NECC Registration Overview for Attendees page still has the same language, however, in the “VIDEO/AUDIO RECORDING CODE OF CONDUCT.” Do you have a link to an ISTE page which confirms this policy change?

    I am very glad to hear ISTE has changed this policy! Yeah for responsive organizational leaders who listen to their constituents!

  7. Wesley Fryer says:

    Mike: I just checked my email and saw the message from ISTE. Hooray! I’m sure they’ll get the website revised to reflect this change soon…. 🙂

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