A satellite teleconference is a live event delivered via satellite technology to a broad audience located at sites across the nation and internationally. It is a viable resource for professional and faculty development, allowing administrators, faculty and staff to participate in lively discussions on the latest trends and issues in their fields of study without having to travel.
Many agencies and organizations provide training and information programs throughout the year via satellite teleconferences. These programs are typically produced and advertised for specific audiences through professional organizations and associations. Registration to receive the programming is usually required and may include additional costs.
Using our rooftop satellite dishes, Learning Support Services can downlink these programs for you. We can feed programs from our dishes to one of several viewing locations on the Clarion main campus for live viewing or we can videotape programs to VHS videotape for later viewing. For availability and scheduling of equipped rooms, contact the Campus Events and Scheduling Office.
To fill out our online satellite teleconference downlink request form, click here - making sure all information needed is completed before submitting.
How to Request a Satellite Program Downlink
Please do not submit the form in step 6 until you have completed steps 1 – 5 and all information needed by the form is available.
Helpful Scheduling Tips
When scheduling a satellite teleconference for your department, please be aware that the following information is critical in determining whether or not we can accommodate your request.
Satellite Technical Information
Learning Support Services will need the following information ahead of time to determine whether it is possible to receive the satellite teleconference broadcast.
· the name of the satellite (for example TelStar5)
· the satellite band (Ku or C)
· if the transmission is analog or digital (currently we can only accommodate analog transmissions)
· transponder (vertical or horizontal polarity)
· frequency (for example 4060 MHz
We will need to know whether you would like to reserve a classroom for viewing, whether you would like to record the teleconference for later viewing, or both options.
Videotaping of Satellite Program:
· If you would like to videotape the satellite teleconference, please be sure you obtain TAPING PERMISSION or TAPING RIGHTS from the organization producing the satellite teleconference.
Viewing Room for Satellite Program:
· When reserving a viewing room, please be sure to indicate the estimated attendance so that Events and Scheduling can book the appropriate facilities.
· Satellite teleconferences are usually live and often interactive. You may want to also check if there is a landline phone in the room so you can call in your questions to the panelists during the teleconference.
When scheduling a satellite teleconference for your department, please be aware that it is the requesting department’s responsibility to handle all charges related to the teleconference. There are two types of costs related to teleconference programs that the requesting department should keep in mind when planning to participate in a satellite teleconference.