NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 19, 2009) - The first ever Open Video Conference will be taking place today and tomorrow (with a Hack day on Sunday) at the NYU campus in New York City. The Open Video Conference is a two-day gathering of more than 800 global leaders in technology, business, public policy, art, and activism to explore the future of video on the web.

The conference is a production of Kaltura (developers of the world's first full open source online video platform), Yale Internet Society Project, Participatory Culture Foundation (creators of the open source Miro internet TV player) and, in partnership with Mozilla, Red Hat, Creative Commons, Level3, Akamai, the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and more.

In addition to talks from internet luminaries, screenings of video art, and demonstrations of the newest internet video technology, the event will serve as the inauguration of the Open Video Alliance, an umbrella coalition dedicated to furthering best practices in online video.

"We have received an amazing response on all fronts to this event. With sponsorship and participation from all the large players, an outstanding speaker lineup and over 800 registrants, this full blown industry conference is going to be a blast," said Shay David, co-founder and VP of Business and Community Development at Kaltura. "This revolutionary event will further bring to the top of everyone's mind the concept of open video and the great value that openness brings to the industry."

Full details and live streaming from the event are available online at

Contact Information: Contact: Ben Moskowitz Twitter: @openvideo Lisa Bennett Kaltura (212) 981-3965