Open Video Conference

October 1, 2010 - October 2, 2010
New York, NY

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.

Future of Music Coalition Policy Summit 2010

October 3, 2010 - October 5, 2010
Washington, DC

Future of Music Policy Summit 2010

In ten years of fighting for musicians, Future of Music Coalition has witnessed tremendous changes in the music ecosystem — from to disruptions in traditional business models to alternative revenue streams for creators. Throughout our history, FMC has been guided by the conviction that musicians need access to audiences and adequate compensation to truly thrive.

Meet Interact Connect: Music Industry Conference

October 8, 2010 - October 9, 2010
Syracuse, NY

MIC is an annual, two-day networking event bringing together cutting-edge artists, groundbreaking bands, professional musicians and original music of all genres alongside today’s leading music industry leaders.

MIC strives to serve as a launching ground for intellectual and creative networking, as well as to nurture career growth and to contribute to building professional relationships.

By day, fuse with managers, labels, promoters, press, internet media outlets, fellow artists and other top music industry professionals. Build business interest and relationships at the MIC Trade Show.


May 25, 2010
Washington, DC and ONLINE

National research, education and advocacy nonprofit Future of Music Coalition is pleased to announce its upcoming D.C. Policy Day, which takes place at New America Foundation in Washington, D.C. on May 4, 2010.

“Art, Access & Action: The Moral Imperative?” (A Major Arts & Media Summit in Chicago)

April 8, 2010 - April 9, 2010
Chicago, IL


This year a bunch of groups, organizations, and individuals will be coming together to host a major arts & media summit in Chicago. The Summit will be held at Columbia College Chicago and happen on April 8th and 9th from 10 am to 9 pm on both days.

Here is a list of organizations and individuals involved:


Jeff Biggers, author of “Reckoning at Eagle Creek”

Elisa Kriesinger,

Patrick Lichty, member of the Yes Men/Columbia College instructor

Kari Lydersen, In These Times contributing editor

World’s Fair Use Day

January 12, 2010
Washington, DC

World’s Fair Use Day (WFUD) is a free, all-day celebration of the doctrine of fair use: the legal right that allows innovators and creators to make particular uses of copyrighted materials. WFUD will take place at the Newseum in Washington D.C. on Tuesday January 12, 2010, and will be organized by Public Knowledge (PK), a Washington D.C.-based non-profit, consumer-advocacy group. PK works to ensure that communications and intellectual property policies encourage creativity, further free expression and discourse and provide universal access to knowledge.

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