Open video is about building a future in which everyone is empowered to make and share video. It's about making web video something more than "Internet TV". It's about connecting video to the rest of the technologies that make up the web, and empowering a more participatory culture. And the Open Video Conference is about helping this vision become a reality.
Will technology and public policy support free expression and broader cultural engagement through video? Or will online video become a glorified TV-on-demand service?
The Institute for Information Law & Policy and the Open Video Alliance are proud to present this year's Open Video Conference, a multi-day summit of thought leaders in business, academia, art, and activism to shape the future of online video.
You'll spend your time meeting people, making things, and laying plans. New policy initiative? New software project? This event is designed for builders, tinkerers, makers, and doers.
OVC is a forum for technical and creative innovation in online video that transcends technical details and grapples with larger questions:
The first two Open Video Conferences were collectively host to over 1,800 guests, including 300 workshops, panelists, and speakers. Over 8,000 viewers tuned in from home to watch the live broadcast. The events earned coverage from WIRED, New TeeVee, BBC News, Filmmakers Magazine, and The New Yorker.
This year's OVC takes place September 10-12, 2011 at New York Law School.
For more information, including registration and session proposals, please visit openvideoconference.org
Early Bird Registration runs through June 7th! To register, visit openvideoconference.org