The Western Veterinary Conference provides comprehensive continuing education to veterinary professionals and related groups. Soma Media has been closely associated with WVC starting in 2006, when it first provided recording services for the hundreds of sessions delivered at the annual conference. Since then we have worked closely with WVC to provide innovative solutions customized to their specific requirements.
We replaced their aging Autotutorial system, a DVD collection allowing users to view a wide variety of veterinary videos, with a streamlined, intuitive setup using Apple iTunes. Hundreds of videos were re-encoded and comprehensive metadata was added using an automated in-house script. Users can easily locate the videos on topics of their choice without the need to locate and play individual DVDs.
We recorded and produced DVD-ROM sets with over 700 educational sessions given at the conference. We provided an E-Store fully integrated with their database, allowing WVC to sell video subscriptions and DVD-ROM sets, while allowing for the simple addition of their own products for sale online.
The relationship continues into 2013, with Soma Media offering a complete suite of services, including the EventKaddy mobile guide on iPhone, Android, and Mobile, customized to their data model with over 700 sessions and 800 exhibitors listed. We will also be recording the 2013 conference sessions for the WVC TV conference network, while providing an overflow setup for sessions that are over attended. We will continue to offer services that enable WVC to provide a better experience to attendees and exhibitors alike.