Open Video Conference

October 3, 2010

Open Video Conference
Oct 1-2, 2010 / Fashion Institute of Technology

This October 1st & 2nd, Open Video Alliance presents the second annual Open Video Conference in New York City. OVC is two days of talks, workshops, panels, and film screenings on the future of web video.

Whether or not you can make it to the Open Video Conference, you should definitely join us at ITP on October 3rd for Open Video Conference hack labs. Tons of creators and open video developers will collaborate on cool open video projects, including clever uses of HTML5 and video. Plus, hey! Free pizza.

While the OVA focuses on creating and promoting free and open technologies, policies, and practices in online video, the Open Video Conference also embodies the important need for discussion which transcends online video and grapples with the larger questions of mass media, participatory culture, and the state of freedom and openness online. Last year’s conference featured talks by thinkers and activists like Jonathan Zittrain, Yochai Benkler, Josh Silver of Free Press, Mark Surman of Mozilla, and legendary hacker DVD Jon—as well as artists and filmmakers like Eyebeam, Eclectic Method, and Ted Hope.

This year’s line up is set to be just as diverse, stimulating, and informative, featuring speakers like telecommunications scholar Tim Wu (who first coined the term “net neutrality”); former Obama adviser Susan Crawford; Amelia Andersotter, Europe’s youngest member of parliament representing the Pirate Party; and lead singer/guitarist Damian Kulash of the band OK Go. For an up-to-date list of speakers and sessions, check out

And surprises await…

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OVC hack labs: Sunday, October 3

Join us at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program for an all-day open space gathering for innovators of all stripes. Meet and collaborate with conference attendees, HTML5 developers, transmedia storytelling experts, and more. Among the planned activities:

  • Make interactive HTML5 video using WebMadeMovies technology like popcorn.js
  • Map out a transmedia strategy for your content
  • Build a custom HTML5 player for your site
  • Create robust video sites using the free+open source Kaltura CE 2.0 self-hosted software stack
  • or just grab a room and hack on your project!

OVC hack labs are free and open to the public.

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