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OSU Campus Tours at #AHECTA2018!

Ohio Stadium photo

Tour Opportunities during AHECTA conference in Columbus, OH, 10-08-18

AHECTA conference attendees have an exciting opportunity to tour the Ohio Stadium on Monday, 10-08-18, ahead of our annual conference. Details and RSVP info below:

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Ohio Stadium Tour

  • Tour stops may vary because of previously scheduled events, but normally include the North Rotunda, Steinbrenner Band Center, Recruit Room, Press Box, University Suite, Huntington Club, Varsity O Room, and the Field.  The tour typically lasts 1.5 hours.  There is a large amount of walking involved.  Groups are permitted to take photos on the field, but are prohibited from other physical activities (i.e., tossing a football, running across the field).

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Ohio Stadium “Tekkie” Tour

  • After the main Ohio Stadium tour, there will be an additional tekkie tour of how we distribute a/v signals throughout the stadium. Approx time 1hr for this portion. We will visit the operations room, remote cable TV headend and some other spots if accessible during this tour.

4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.: Buckeye TV Studio Tour

  • Get an inside look at the workings of Buckeye TV, The Student TV Station at The Ohio State University!


Please RSVP for tours no later than Sept. 7 to Kathi Schlieff at .

Register for the #AHECTA2018 Conference here:

We hope to see you there!


Ohio Stadium image attribution: I, Skorry [GFDL (, CC-BY-SA-3.0 ( or CC BY-SA 2.5 (], from Wikimedia Commons

Captioning and Audio Description Guidelines from AMAC

Posted on July 20th, 2018 in Featured Articles | No Comments

AHECTA is working with AMAC Accessibility to keep our members informed and supported when it comes to captioning, audio description, and other accessibility rules, options, and services. AMAC has shared with us their Information for Requesting Captioning or Audio Description Services for Events and Media document, updated for FY19.

Go here for the documentation.


New AHECTA logo

Posted on January 15th, 2018 in Featured Articles | No Comments

2018 marks the start of a new year, for all of us and for AHECTA, too! New beginnings, a chance to change and adapt, and to improve collaboration and communication among academic peers and corporate vendors to find innovative solutions to challenging video and distribution issues. As part of this new beginning, we are proud to share our new official logo as the Association for Higher Education Communications Technology Advancement. There’s a seal logo, a banner logo, and a social media logo:

The new AHECTA logo was designed by Jasmine Lang, of North Carolina State University.

AHECTA Members Google Group

Posted on October 11th, 2017 in Featured Articles | No Comments

Access the AHECTA Members Only Google Group for the latest announcements, discussions, and opportunities for video in higher ed! (Your institution or company must be an AHECTA member in good standing.)

How to Join:

Visit the following link:!forum/ahecta_members

You will come to a page that says:

Click Apply for membership to open this dialog box:


You can use any email address to join, even if it’s not a Google/Gmail address, though you will have to create a Google identity and password for that email address.

Control your AHECTA Google Group mail preferences using this Google identity. You can unsubscribe at any time using the Google Groups portal…but you’ll be missing out on all the latest AHECTA news if you do!

If you have questions or issues with your login or Google Group status, please contact us.

AHECTA Acronym Redefinition

Posted on August 30th, 2017 in Featured Articles | No Comments

It’s been twenty years since AHECTA began as the Association of Higher Education Cable Television Administrators. In those twenty years, the use of video on campus has grown beyond the relatively simple scope of cable TV. So, too, have our responsibilities in our institutions and our companies evolved, into more diverse areas of video application. To acknowledge the change of focus of video technologies on campus from one service to many, AHECTA is changing our acronym, what defines us to the world at large. To make that change, we want your feedback.

On Wednesday, August 30, 2017, all AHECTA members in good standing should have received an invitation to the latest AHECTA Members’ Survey, with options for a new acronym definition. This survey will close on September 14, 2017. Make your voice heard by answering the survey today!

If you have not received the AHECTA acronym survey, please contact Jim Manke, AHECTA’s chief management officer, at jrmanke-at-associationsolutions-dot-com.

“BARS and TONE” – AHECTA’s Own Podcasts

Posted on November 17th, 2016 in Featured Articles | No Comments