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SAG-AFTRA, AFL-CIO host labor technology summit Feb. 19

SAG-AFTRA and AFL-CIO are hosting the 3rd Annual Labor Innovation and Technology Summit, an all-digital event that brings together leaders from across the labor, media, entertainment and technology sectors to discuss the future of work, on Friday, Feb. 19 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Click here to register.

Here is the summit’s tentative schedule (Pacific times):

9 a.m. — Welcome & Introduction
Gabrielle Carteris, President, SAG-AFTRA

9:15 a.m. — Straight to Streaming: Pandemic Strategy or New Normal?
David White, National Executive Director, SAG-AFTRA

9:30 a.m. — Streaming & The Changing Business Model
Jeff Cole, Director, Center for the Digital Future
David White, National Executive Director, SAG-AFTRA

10:15 a.m. — Volumetric Video and the Future of Entertainment
Moderator: Matthew Papish, CEO, Immersive Talent Management
Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, SAG-AFTRA
Roi Lev, Director of Business Development, Tetavi
Irfan Merchant, Principal, Mobile Motion MoCap Studios
Piotr Uzarowicz, Head of Partnerships & Marketing, Arcturus

11:15 a.m. — Deepfakes Update
Danielle Van Lier, Assistant General Counsel, Intellectual Property and Contracts, SAG-AFTRA

11:30 a.m. — From Gaming to Dubbing: What’s Hot in VO
Moderator: David Errigo Jr, SAG-AFTRA LA VO Committee, Coalition of Dubbing Actors
Sarah Elmaleh, Voice Actor, Interactive Committee, #in4indies
Xander Mobus, Voice Actor, Coalition of Dubbing Actors

11:45 a.m. — Game Changers from CES
Rebecca Damon, Executive Vice President, New York Local President & National Innovation & Technology Committee, SAG-AFTRA
Aubrey Mozino, SAG-AFTRA National Innovation & Technology Committee
Dileep Rao, SAG-AFTRA National Innovation & Technology Committee

1:15 p.m. — AFL-CIO Keynote Address
Liz Shuler, Secretary-Treasurer, AFL-CIO
“Centering Unions in the Future of Work”

1:30 p.m. — Innovation & the Pandemic: What’s Next for Essential Workers?
Bonnie Castillo, Executive Director, National Nurses United
Marc Perrone, International President, UFCW
Liz Shuler, Secretary-Treasurer, AFL-CIO
Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers
Moderator: Ryan Heath, Senior Editor & Author, Global Translations Newsletter, POLITICO

2:30 p.m. — Labor Organizing in the Technology Sector
*Guests to be announced

3:30 p.m. — Closing Remarks
Gabrielle Carteris, President, SAG-AFTRA

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