I spoke on Open Media Network this past week telephonically to the Southern University Research Association/Video Development Initiative (ViDe) 2006 conference in Atlanta and in person to a forum in Washington, DC sponsored by the New America Foundation. My slides for both presentations are now available online on the ViDe and NAF web sites. Although they're not posted yet, the SURA/ViDe slides for the presentations of my colleagues Gerry Field about the PBCore metadata initiative and Ed Caleca about the PBS public television Next Generation Interconnection System should be available on the ViDe site soon (I produced the session, so thanks to both for their contributions!). It may be that both the ViDe and NAF sessions will be available as a video stream or download. If so, I'll update this post.
Between the SURA/ViDe presentation on Wednesday and the NAF presentation on Thursday, OMN decided to make the 1.0 release of the OMN client slip five or six weeks to around the first of June, so the SURA/ViDe date is incorrect. --Dennis