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Election Day LIVE events – Mon/Tues

Today and tomorrow, visit Ustream for Election Day live streams happening around the country.  We’ll have a variety of content streaming from many different sources. Join us for a momentous day—here a few highlights:

John McCain Campaign Schedule and live stream
Monday: 9 a.m. in Tampa, 11:45 a.m. at Airport Rally, 1:50 in Pittsburgh, 4 p.m. ET in Indianapolis, 6 p.m. MT in Roswell, NM, 7:45 p.m. in Las Vegas, NV, midnight MT in Prescott, AZ
Tuesday: 11:30 a.m. MT in Grand Junction, CO

Barack Obama Campaign Schedule and live stream
Monday: 9:30 a.m. CT in Lee’s Summit, MO, 11 a.m. ET in Jacksonville, FL, 3:45 ET in Zanesville, OH, 5:25 p.m. ET in Charlotte, NC, 7:15 p.m. ET in Akron, OH, 9:10 p.m. ET in Manasass, VA, 10:15 p.m. ET in South Philadelphia, PA
Tuesday: 9 p.m. CT in Chicago

Rock The VoteRock the Vote and Warner Brothers is partnering with Ustream to live stream its phone bank from New York all day on Monday and Tuesday. Volunteers will be calling to remind young people to vote. Visit the channel to view the phone bank and chat with volunteers. Several music artists will be stopping by as well. It can all be seen here starting on Monday here.

ABC News logoABC News will be streaming all of their live election coverage on Ustream. If you can’t get to your TV in time, or want to embed the footage on your own web site or blog, check it out.

PressPassTVPressPassTV, a 4-time Emmy winning site, brings live interviews and chat with professional athletes from around the world on Election Day with Ustream. Athletes include James Ihedigbo, Chansi Stuckey, David Clowney, Abrham Elam from the New York Jets; Sinorice Moss from the New York Giants; Geoff Pope from the Bengals; Darrell Reid from the Colts; John Starks formerly of the Knicks; Butch Beard, former Knicks, Nets and Golden State coach and player; and Leon Washington. The evening will be hosted by Jack Cognetta and the athletes, broadcasting live from Hoboken, NJ from 8:30-11pm Eastern Time. The stream can be viewed here.

One News will be broadcasting live Christian Conservative election coverage from 6 p.m. to midnight Central Time on Election Day. Get a Christian world view of the election results.

Comment by SMS, email or phone, or visit the live blog.

PoliticoPolitico’s James Kotecki will be streaming live on Tuesday evening 7 p.m. to midnight ET from New York City. He will be streaming as a panelist on “FOX Report” with Shepard Smith. See the stream here.

WHPK-FM 88.5 will be broadcasting from Hyde Park, Illinois, near University of Chicago. WHPK’s Election Night program will feature guest commentators starting at 7 p.m. Central Time. Tune in live coverage of the results and events of Election Day 2008, from Barack Obama’s hometown here.

10/30/2008 McCain v. Obama: The Technology Policy Smackdown

Thursday at 12:30p EST, be sure to tune in for live coverage of a joint New America/WIRED magazine event –

Join us as two top presidential campaign advisers debate these specific issues and describe the candidates’ respective visions for maximizing technological innovation and access. Why is the United States falling behind the rest of the world in broadband access, and how can we reverse that? What should our immigration policy be for skilled tech workers? These questions and others will be answered LIVE!

Moderated by Nicholas Thompson the Senior Editor, for WIRED magazine.

Representing Sen. McCain will be the campaign’s chief economic policy adviser, Douglas Holtz-Eakin. Representing Sen. Obama will be former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt.

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10/24/08 XPrize Lunar Lander Challenge – Live Fri/Sat

One small step..

One giant corporate funded lander!

Our good friends at Spacevidcast are LIVE on the scene in New Mexico for the 2008 Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge. The LLC will be held October 24-25 at the Las Cruces International Airport in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Two teams are expected to fly during the competition: Armadillo Aerospace and TrueZer0.

Benjamin and CariAnn Higginbotham will be live on site all day giving play by play of the challenge.  From the XPrize site: “The Challenge is designed to accelerate commercial technological developments supporting the birth of a new generation of Lunar Landers capable of ferrying payloads or humans back and forth between lunar orbit and the lunar surface. Such a vehicle would have direct application to NASA’s space exploration goals as well as the personal spaceflight industry, including the Google Lunar X PRIZE competitors. Additionally, the challenge will help industry develop the operational capacity to launch quick turnaround vertical take-off, vertical landing vehicles, which will be of significant use to many facets of the commercial launch procurement market.”

This is the future of space here folks.  With government dollars for NASA expected to continue to shrink, we will be relying more and more on the dollars of corporate America to fund and push the space technological limits.

For more information, please visit:

10/21/2008 Henry Kissinger Live On Ustream

On Wednesday October 22, at 7 pm EST, The Center for U.S. Global Engagement is hosting an event live with Henry Kissinger and Robert Rubin who will be discussing foreign policy and the election. This live event will be followed by Ed Rendell and John Lehman representing the Obama and McCain campaigns.


The Center for U.S. Global Engagement works to educate and inspire support among the public, opinion leaders, and policymakers for increasing American assistance abroad and strengthening our leadership in international affairs.


Be sure to tune in at

Weekly events for 10/20: Campaign Coverage & More

With the presidential elections just 16 days away, Barack Obama and John McCain have many live events scheduled in their final days on the campaign trail that will be streamed here. Tune in, or embed it on your own web site:
Barack Obama’s Schedule:
Monday 10/20: Tampa, FL Eastern Time
Monday 10/20: Orlando, FL 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Tuesday 10/21: Lake Worth, FL 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time

John McCain’s Schedule:
Monday 10/20: 10 a.m. in St. Louis, MO; 10:45 a.m. in St. Charles, MO; 4:45 p.m. in Belton, MO (Central Time)
Tuesday 10/21: 10 a.m. in Philadelphia; 10:45 a.m. in Bensalem, PA; 2 p.m. in Harrisburg, PA; 5:30 p.m. in Pittsburgh, PA Road; 6:15pm in Moon Township, PA (Eastern Time)
Wednesday 10/22: 9:30 a.m. in Manchester, NH; 3:30 p.m. in Akron, OH; 4:30pm in Green, OH; 6:30 p.m. in Cincinnati, OH (Eastern Time)
Thursday 10/23: 10 a.m. Florida Event (Eastern Time); 5:15 p.m. in Panama City, FL (Central Time)
Friday 10/24:10 a.m. in Denver; 10:45 a.m. in Denver; 2 p.m. in Colorado Springs; 2:45 p.m.: John Rich pre-program performance; 6 p.m. in Durango, CO (Mountain Time)
Saturday 10/25:10 a.m. in Albuquerque; 3:30 p.m. in Las Cruces, NM

Menudo will host a live web chat on Monday 10/20 at 8 p.m, Eastern Time:

Virginia Tech Professor John Boyer will stream his World Regions Geography 1014 class tonight (Monday 10/21) from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Eastern Time, as well as his office hours every Tuesday from noon-1 p.m. Eastern Time. Students and other interested viewers can tune in to hear the lecture or to chat with Dr. Boyer at:

10/17/08 Get Higher Quality!

We just released our Flash Media Encoder integration! Now, any Ustream user can produce higher quality Ustream broadcasts with Flash Media Encoder. For those of you who are not yet familiar, Flash Media Encoder (FME) uses cutting edge codes to produce professional-quality audio and video broadcasts.

Coupling FME’s encoding power with Ustream’s robust broadcast console is the perfect solution for users seeking both high quality streams and powerful interactive features.

Ustream’s FME Broadcast Console allows users to:
* Start and stop their FME broadcasts
* Create FME broadcast recordings
* Add customized graphic overlays to their FME broadcasts
* Add polls
* Invite cohosts

Click here to get started or learn more about using FME.

10/2/08 – Digital Music Forum West, Oct. 2 & 3

The 3rd annual Digital Music Forum West has quickly grown to become the premier convergence of music and digital media industry leaders, sparking discussions, deals and debates that catalyzes the way we listen to music. Presented by digital media insider blog, Digital Music Forum West will broadcast all day Oct. 2nd and 3rd.

And Ustream is proud to present every single moment of it live, right here.

Digital Music Forum West ’08 will feature the big wigs from heavy hitting music companies like Myspace, imeem, Pandora, eMusic, Live Nation, Yahoo! Music, YouTube, Rhapsody, and every single major label. Keynotes include Amit Kapur, COO of MySpace, Jac Holzman Founder of Elektra Records, Don MacKinnon Founder, HEAR Music, Cory Ondrejka SVP, Digital Strategy of EMI Music and Co-Founder of Second Life and Tim Westergren, Founder ofPandora.

Full lineup and schedule can be found here:

Leave your questions for the panelist here in the comments section, and I will personally submit them into the deck!

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