Jupitermedia announced that the conference faculty for the upcoming Web Video Summit Spring '07 consists of nearly 100 visionary technologists, creatives, and business experts who will help shape the future of the Internet through Web video.
Debuting at the San Jose Marriott from June 27 – 28, 2007, Web Video Summit Spring ‘07
will feature the latest industry developments, new companies, hot products, video screenings and special events, along with a conference program designed to enable video professionals to re-think the way they approach Web video projects and to adapt to this rapidly-changing medium.
TVover.net's Curtis Sund and Judson Skoog-Smith will be on the scene so keep an eye out for them and please introduce yourself. Sund will also be moderating the "iPhone and other Video Encoding Challenges" panel early on Thursday.
"We are delighted that many of the industry's experts will be here discussing the hottest topics related to Web Video," said Dave Burstein, Conference Chair and Editor, DSL Prime and Future of TV. "We've created what we consider a ‘must attend' event for producers and anyone who needs to know the future of Video on the Web," added Burstein.
Some of the Web video innovators and the topics they will cover include:
- "HD Over the Net; Ya Gotta Believe" - live demonstration at 6-10 megabits with Microsoft's Ben Waggoner, Yaron Samid of Pando, Gary Croke of Cachelogic, and others.
- Citizen Steve Grove of YouTube will take a break from interviewing all the Presidential candidates and speak on "Making News New" joined by J.D. Lasica, Brian Conley of Alive in Baghdad, and Josh Wolf, out of jail after 200 days for refusing to turn his video reporting over to a grand jury.
- Graham Leggat, Director of the San Francisco Film Festival, will chair a session with Justin Kan of Justin.tv and award-winning San Francisco Vloggers. A dozen other video award winners will be featured during the event.
- Suranga Chandratillake, Founder, blinkx, and Tom Wilde, CEO, Podzinger BBN Delta are joined by AOL's chief architect Dr. Pete Kocks, Mary Hodder of Dabble, and David Lee of Stumbleupon will discuss Video search using voice recognition to find content.
- "iPhone and other Video Encoding Challenges" with MPEG expert David Price and On2 CTO Eric Ameres (the man in charge of the Flash codec).
- Greg Brannan (VP Programming and Content, CNET Networks) and Rachael McLean (VP, Music Group, GoTV Networks) will tell attendees what people will watch as "Video Goes Mobile".
- BitTorrent's Ashwin Navin and a dozen others from large and small companies will explain "How to Reduce Distribution Costs".
- Stanford's John Cioffi, inventor of ADSL DMT, will be joined by Cisco's John Chapman on "The Path to 100 Megabits".
A complete list of sessions and speakers can be found here: http://www.webvideosummit.com/conference/sessionsbyday.php
Sponsored by Adobe and Limelight Networks, WebVideo Summit will also feature exhibits that showcase the latest products, tools and services for creating and delivering video over the Web. For information on sponsoring or exhibiting at the event, please contact Neil Whitney, firstname.lastname@example.org or 661-257-4161. To view updated conference information and to register for the full two-day conference, or the free exhibits and Wednesday Web Video Explosion, please visit http://www.webvideosummit.com/register.php