Let’s talk about the future of media delivery
Join us at the Maison de la Poste in Brussels on Wednesday 18 May for DVB World 2022. It’s not a conference – it’s an unconference.
DVB World 2022 will be entirely focused on the topics and questions that are of most importance to our community. We’re planning a one-day unconference, a highly interactive event where the emphasis is on peer-to-peer learning and collaboration.
You propose the topics; you ask the questions; you share your experiences; you listen to what others have to say. From inspiring conversations in small groups to open dialogue about the future of our industry; from hands-on demos to quickfire talks; this is not business as usual. We’re trying something new and we hope you’ll come along for the adventure!
After more than two years of online meetings, it’s time to meet again in real life. DVB World 2022 is not a hybrid event – to participate, you must travel to Brussels.
We’ve kept the registration fees very low for this year’s event to encourage participation. However, please consider choosing the “supporter” option when registering: it means additional income for our event and additional visibility for your company. More information below.
The Maison de la Poste in Brussels is quite unlike any venue previously used for DVB World. Within its historic walls you will find inviting spaces full of character, each refurbished with the help of world-renowned interior designers. And it sits right alongside the Gare Maritime, under whose breathtaking wooden atrium you can discover a newly emerging indoor city quarter. It’s all part of Tour & Taxis, a major urban regeneration project that is transforming this part of the city.
How it works
Think about the sessions and topics you would like to see on the agenda – we’ve prepared a guide to inspire you (PDF).
Get to Brussels, ideally the night before, to join our icebreaker, but certainly in the morning on 18 May, at the Maison de la Poste.
After some time to mix and chat, we will together develop an agenda for the day, guided by a professional facilitator.
Join the sessions of most interest to you, contributing in all the ways you can. Food and drinks will be plentiful to keep energy levels up.
At the end of the afternoon we’ll review the day together, before continuing the discussions at our social sessions.
Registered participants have been telling us about the topics they are most interested in learning about at DVB World and the sessions they are considering proposing at the event. Here’s a sample of the topics that have come up.
DVB-I and 5G • Broadcasting post-COVID • Transport Stream vs ISOBMFF/DASH
IP technology for AV distribution • Convergence of TV with mobile networks
Future codec considerations for DVB • VVC & HEVC from codec-implementer point-of-view
Playout ecosystems in the age of the cloud • Native IP • DVB-I plugfest and client showcase
Broadcast and multicast support by mobile phone chips and LEO satellites • spectrum for TV broadcasting
LCEVC in action • The promise of ABR Multicast • CDN 3.0
Standards, open source, test & reference materials – what future role for DVB?
The agenda for the DVB World 2022 unconference will be created when participants gather at the Maison de la Poste on 18 May. Below you can find the main timings for the event as a whole.
Tuesday 17 May
DVB working group meetings (see the meeting calendar on our Member portal for details – will be updated as meetings are confirmed)
(Note that the HbbTV Association will hold its General Assembly in Ghent, Belgium, on this day.)
20:00 to 22:00 – Icebreaker at the Gare Maritime; all participants welcome. We’ll meet on this historic station concourse that has been transformed into an indoor city, with a food market that brings together offerings from many of Belgium’s leading chefs. In a reserved area under the breath-taking wooden atrium, we will provide the drinks and you can order whatever takes your fancy from the surrounding food counters.
Wednesday 18 May
The event takes place at Maison de la Poste. Tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks will be provided throughout the day, as well as lunch and dinner.
09:00 to 10:00 – Welcome to DVB World: catch up with colleagues over a light breakfast and explore our inspiring venue.
10:00 to 11:00 – Guided by a professional facilitator, we will create the day’s agenda together.
11:00 to 17:00 – Sessions will run in parallel throughout the day; a lunch buffet will be provided, along with an opportunity to take the conversation outside the building and through the “indoor city” of the Gare Maritime for our Inside-out Lunch.
17:00 to 18:30 – Plenary session to review the day and capture what we’ve discovered and learned.
18:30 to 22:00 – We continue with the Social Sessions: drinks, food, conversation, demos, music and more!
Thursday 19 May
These meetings are taking place in the DoubleTree by Hilton Brussels City hotel. Please see the meeting calendar on our Member portal for details. It is very important to complete the RSVP for these meetings and to indicate that you will attend in person. (DVB Members only!)
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Travel & Accommodation
While we not have a special conference rate, the hotels around Place Rogier are a 15-20 minute walk from the Maison de la Poste.
The DVB group meetings on 19 May (TM-AVC and Steering Board) will take place in the DoubleTree by Hilton Brussels City hotel, so this may be a convenient choice for some attendees.
We have block booked a small number of rooms at the DoubleTree by Hilton at the price of €189, including breakfast, with free cancellation up to three days before arrival. Click here to take advantage of this offer (until 27 April).
There are several other hotels in the Place Rogier area that are conveniently located to get to the Maison de la Poste, including Thon Hotel, Hotel Indigo, Yadoya Hotel and Max Hotel (budget accommodation).
Those travelling by train should get to Brussels North station, from which the venue is a 20-25 minute walk.
Those landing at Brussels Airport can either take one of the regular trains to Brussels North station (~€10) or take a taxi (~€45) or Uber (~€35) directly to the venue. The taxi rank is clearly indicated at the arrivals area; Uber pick-up usually takes place in parking P1 on level 4 or 5.
While Brussels is a safe and welcoming city, the area around Brussels North station has been the focus of some antisocial behaviour. We do not recommend walking around this area alone after dark.
- Taxi Verts – the biggest operator in Brussels. You can order via an app (Android or iOS) or by calling +32 2 349 49 49
- Uber – operating in Brussels
We will align with the guidance of the Belgian authorities with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic. The most up-to-date information can be found on this website: info-coronavirus.be
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Why an Unconference?
A new approach
We believe now is the ideal time to try something new. We’re planning an event that puts the emphasis on meaningful conversations and real connections, after two years in which we have all been starved of human contact. By participating in this unconference, you can achieve several goals:
- Explore new ground-breaking ideas with fellow media-delivery experts
- Expand your network
- Discover new partnership opportunities
- Learn from and with others in your professional field
The day is designed with the support of a professional facilitator who brings many years of experience working in corporate and tech-related contexts.
At an unconference, the programme is created at the event itself, by the people who are there. It is your chance to ask for input, discuss challenges you face, explore new ideas and develop solutions together.
Join us in building the prototype for a new DVB World!