The Open Video Conference takes place here in New York October 1st and 2nd and explores the future of video on the web. It comprises talks, workshops, parties, and screenings, and features some heavy-hitters in the online video space (it is put on by Mozilla and Kaltura). I'll be presenting my project 3rd Rail as part of the associated Hack Day on October 3rd, where developers hack together code in real-time -- we're hoping to see how our multiple-video project would look when implemented in HTML5. In the conference's words:
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.
Registration for the two-day conference is $75 for individuals and $35 for students. Anyone can come watch filmmakers and developers collaborate at the hack labs on October 3rd (it's free and open to the public). More about OVC at Workbook Project.
Link: Open Video Conference