[Air-L] Open Video Conference 2010: call for participation
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Tue May 18 12:56:55 PDT 2010
Open Video Conference: call for proposals
** Submission deadline: June 7th, 2010 **
** http://openvideoconference.org/proposals **
We are now accepting proposals for panels, presentations, workshop
sessions, demo sessions, and other programming for the next Open Video
Conference in New York City. Join us and over 1000 participants during
our groundbreaking two-day conference and take part in the discussions
that are driving the future of the online video medium.
Travel funding is available. Visit http://openvideoconference.org/proposals
to make a submission.
About the Conference
Open Video Conference
October 1-2, 2010
New York City
The Open Video Alliance is proud to present Open Video Conference 2010.
Open video is the idea that the moving image should belong to
everyone. This vision requires not only free and open video
technologies, but also that viewers are empowered to go beyond just
watching—creating, sharing, and engaging in the multimedia public
sphere they now inhabit.
The Open Video Conference (OVC) is a multi-day summit of thought
leaders in business, academia, art, and activism to explore the future
of online video. The first Open Video Conference was host to over 800
guests, including 150 workshop leaders, panelists and speakers. Over
8,000 viewers tuned in from home to watch the live broadcast. The
event earned coverage in WIRED, NewTeeVee, BBC News, Filmmaker
Magazine, and The New Yorker.
This year, OVC is expanding. In addition to highlighting the
industry’s progress toward open video, OVC2010 will feature inspiring
talks, hands-on workshops, technology working groups, film screenings,
and much more. It’s as much about the underlying technologies as the
people and projects who use them. Whether you are a developer, a
storyteller, an entrepreneur, an academic, or just a citizen of the
web, OVC will spark your imagination for what’s possible with video on
Check out the 2009 conference program <http://openvideoalliance.org/2009program.pdf
> to learn more, or visit http://openvideoconference.org.
What types of proposals are you seeking?
We are requesting proposals and ideas for panels, presentations,
workshops, and other sessions that will address how we can shape
online video or take part in the public debates around the medium.
Proposals may be intended for the main conference track, or for more
focused unconference-style sessions. Proposal topics may be legal,
technical, or cultural in focus, though we encourage proposals in all
relevant areas. The more complete and fleshed out a proposal, the more
likely it will be accepted—but we welcome the submission of all good
We also welcome suggestions on relevant speakers or projects. OVC is a
big tent—if you have a person or project to recommend, we want to hear
from you! To make a submission, visit http://openvideoconference.org/proposals
. The deadline to submit a proposal is June 7th, 2010 at 11:59 PM EST
What do you mean by "open video"?
In the narrowest technical sense, open video is the idea that basic
video technologies must be available in free and open source
implementations. But more than that, open video is a vision for a
participatory medium, in which individuals are empowered to wield
video to share their message as powerfully as they can with text. For
its potential to be fully realized, online video must be a dynamic
medium that invites clipping, archival, remix, collage, repurposing,
and other transformations that are currently inhibited by law or by
lack of tools.
How does the conference work?
OVC is a bit like a festival. Over two days, we will host a continuous
main track in the auditorium. These sessions are designed to have the
widest appeal, and will interest anyone with a stake in online video.
In addition, workshops and other events will take place on an ongoing
basis. The conference schedule is a product of this call for
participation, so we want to hear from you!
Do you provide funding?
The OVA selection committee will award travel grants to the most
promising sessions, in accordance with need and other factors. Since
OVC is a non-profit event, we kindly ask that you seek funding from
your company or institution before accepting a travel grant.
When will you notify me about the status of my submission?
We will be in touch no later than June 21th about the status of all
About the Open Video Alliance
The Open Video Alliance, founded in 2009, is a coalition of leading
organizations dedicated to fostering the growth of open
infrastructure, tools, and standards for the online video medium. OVA
members include Mozilla, Kaltura, Participatory Culture Foundation,
and the Yale Law School Information Society Project. To learn about
membership or conference sponsorship, please get in touch at conference at openvideoalliance.org
General coordinator, Open Video Alliance
Contact: (714) 420-6471
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