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April 16, 2007

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SHIFT is also putting online videos of talks:

http://blog.shift.pt/

will there be Hans Rosling's talk from this year? so far there are only 4 talks from last TED 2007 online, will there be more?

To what degree (if any) do you think this trend is being driven by the conference speakers themselves?

Personally, for the last several years I've stipulated that if I'm videotaped at all, the video must be released free to the public under the appropriate Creative Commons license, so I'm delighted to see conference videos released with even fewer restrictions. This is a great step.

And Fora.tv is a new service that provides this to independent booksellers, conference providers, NGOs, etc. It has partnerships with the Global Philanthropy Forum, World Affairs Councils and bookstores around the country. I already find it disappointing when I miss a conference and can't find the video shortly thereafter.

“the multiplication of conference videos may open a niche for a meta-curator role, picking the best of the best". I think you just wrote your own job description, Bruno.

Thank you Michele, too kind. :-)
Adam: I commend you for asking organizers to release your talks, but I suspect the movement is driven more by the intersection of public demand (too many people trying to get too few tickets for top conferences) and of the explosion of online video (organizers see an opportunity).
Johannes: two or three new TEDtalks are released every week on ted.com, including Rosling's and all the others from 2007.
Bruno

For once we do something before TED I think it deserves to be mentionned ;-) So LIFT was the first conference of the triad you mention to put ALL its videos online for free, back in February 2006!

More info on the ideas behind giving away the presentations on the NYT website: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/16/technology/16ecom.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

In a much more local scale, the swiss network for professionals Rezonance.ch has released until now more than 60 hours of free online videos of the well known "First Tuesdays" conferences in the french part of Switzerland, since 2003! Sorry guys, but as we all know, no man is a prophet in his own country.
Bruno, thanks for always bringing us interesting news, hope to see you soon :-)

This really makes me unimpressed. With the exception of Lift (well done, Laurent), these free talks are given away so long after the event that there's almost no point. TED in particular; you can read the presentation in the NYT Times (Steven Levitt), the media in general (Steven Pinker) and even in a book (Richard Dawkins) before you can swoon over the free podcast. I think events like these can stop patting themselves on the back and crowing about their new-style digital democracy when they achieve the gold standard - live webcasts and podcasts available a few hours after the event. Everything else is just window-dressing and an alibi for open-ness.

Allow me to disagree, Peter. These talks are not about news: they're about ideas and knowledge. If you check out some older ones (click on the Malcom Gladwell link above, it's a video from 2004) you will see that they are still fresh and relevant. The exercise in openness of these and other conferences (I'm not talking on behalf of TED here, this is Bruno speaking) is pretty remarkable if you compare it to the exclusivity they used to harbor just a few minutes ago. But look at it this way: they need to maintain some sort of exclusivity (hence, delayed release of the videos) in order to be able to attract attendees - and, in a way, make those same videos possible.

Laurent, Florent: yes, LIFT and Rezonance and many other conferences have been putting videos online for a while now -- that's what I have written in the very first paragraph. The new trend is that of very exclusive and expensive conferences doing so, and doing so in an edited, curated way. But my hat off to you for the openness and the generosity in sharing your conference's content with the world. :-) Bruno

While I really like conference videos (and agree with you - they're about the ideas) it would be really useful to have information on how important the ‘visuals’ are – and if they're low having an option to convert to MP3 for listening only (for those of us who listen during runs etc).

We're going to have to agree to disagree, Bruno. But to Peter - it is remarkable (if you were there, which in two out of three cases I have been) just how little importance the visuals have to the speech. Maybe there's a lesson here (or is that just me?).

A similar thing, The Veritas Forum, coming out of Harvard in 1992 has been putting their talks on Christian topics online for some time now. Most are mp3, but they have some video too.

www.veritas.org

From what I understand, their format is more single talks on university campuses, and not so much conferences.

Visit the fllowing site for some more links on the interesting videos as well as interesting Books

http://ceo-articles.blogspot.com/

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