SESP Convocation 2017

Today, we are back at Cahn Auditorium supporting Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy Convocation 2017 events. Every year, we film the SESP convocation as well as provide an overflow feed from our camera for extra attendees on campus and this year to SESP’s website! SESP has two convocations we support: one for the PhD and Master’s candidates and one for the Bachelor’s degrees.  Dean Penelope Peterson, SESP Dean since 1997, will be retiring in August which made today extremely emotional. Dean Peterson said during her opening remarks, “[convocation] is truly the highlight of my year…but this year it will be my last”.  Cahn had posters up throughout the theater reminding graduates and their families to share their photos using #SESPLOVE. Congrats SESP ’17 graduates!

Commencement 2017

We were delighted to support and live stream Commencement this morning.  The ceremony celebrated the accomplishments of the graduates, the support of family and friends, and highlighted the Northwestern community value of diversity and inclusion.

In an inspiring talk, keynote speaker Billie Jean King encouraged graduates to work for gender equity and LGBTQIA rights, and argued that life is not a marathon but a series of sprints.  Congratulations to all of the 2017 graduates!


Latinx Congratulatory 2017

This evening we are delighted to be celebrating with the Class of 2017, their family, and their friends at the Latinx Congratulatory Celebration!  “The Latinx Congratulatory is our way of recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments of Northwestern’s Latinx graduates” (Multicultural Student Affairs, 2017).

This celebration is taking place in a combination of Spanish and English, and to support this we developed a very cool online solution.   For  the in-room audience slides with translations in Spanish for English-language keynote speeches and translations in English for Spanish-language keynotes.  For the online audience, we combined the video feed with text from a teleprompter to create a flexible subtitle.

During each keynote, my colleague Nate listened in one language and ran the teleprompter in another.  The AMPS team also coordinated live English text captioning for the event.

We are thrilled to be a part of this event and look forward to future opportunities to develop multilingual streaming options!

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