Yes, VlogEurope 07 is on! September 1st-2nd, Heidelberg, Germany.
News and related discussions
Sign up!: http://vlogeurope.com/wiki/index.php?title=2007_Participants
Gosh, it has been a long time since I followed the conversations over here
at the yahoogroups!
Yes, VlogEurope is a go - in 1 month from now! If you attended VlogEurope 05
in Amsterdam or 06 in Milan, you know what to expect. An intimate
atmosphere, lots of discussions in the corridor, or the cityscape, or the
nature, some good eating, and overall a setting that is a bit less about the
hype and a bit more about the discussions, the questions, the interaction
with other videobloggers.
When I think back at videoblogging since it has developed when I first
started doing this - it is an amazing thing. Back then, bandwidth was our
biggest worry. I remember Ryanne Hodson or Michael Verdi talking about their
bandwidth issues. Then, Ourmedia came around, and then blip.tv and youtube
and later a zillion other networks and services catering to our use. The
scene has changed, but some of the questions still remain.
I remember one of the topics at VlogEurope 05 in wonderful Amsterdam was
"long-term vlogging". How do we manage to do this in a long-term manner? How
do we make sure that our children and grand-children have access to this
media? Still, it seems like the internet archive is one of the safest bets -
at least they DO promise you that they will keep your media forever (even if
that is not possible beyond a certain timeframe).
This year's VlogEurope is, like the others, mainly a meet-up of
videobloggers. We might have a stage, and some presentations, and sponsors
who help us with covering the costs of the event - but in the end, it is
still about the VlogEurope atmosphere - the discussions, the meeting with
old and new fellow vloggers, the probing into questions that mean something
to you and the others.
VlogEurope is, like Jeffrey said, taking place the same weekend as PodCamp
UK. Of course, that is a shame in one sense - that means that less UK people
will be present at VlogEurope in Heidelberg. But on the other hand, it could
be a very interesting opportunity to work with space; physical space and
virtual space - as arenas for discussions. What questions are being probed
at PodCamp UK that might interest the people at VlogEurope? How does this
relate to other conferences taking place - maybe that weekend, or at other
times? How do we keep track of all the discussions? How do we Further them?
VlogEurope came into being from discussions centered around the european
flashmeetings in 05, where we realized that - heck! we want to meet!. I want
to keep faithful to that basic premise: Meeting other videobloggers from
Europe and beyond.
This year's VlogEurope has been a lot less advertised than for instance last
year's event in Milan, which was wonderfully hosted and organized. Some have
asked: Is VlogEurope happening? Of course it is! September 1st-2nd,
Heidelberg, Germany. Be there! :) We are currently negotiating with a few
companies to try to get the expenses covered so that you don't have to pay
for attending the event as a videoblogger.
Having been very inactive in the vlogosphere the last year or so (basically,
since The PAN imploded), I have looked at the scene / market with a mixture
of dread and hints of that old old enthusiasm (an example of the enthusiasm
is expressed here: http://www.dltq.org/v1/?p=64
Today, YouTube and CNN partner together. There are similar attempts at
bridging the gap between the online audience and real-life politics taking
place all around the world. (One of the interesting projects I follow is
). A question to me is: What IS
happening around Europe? What is happening in Portugal, or Poland, or
Bosnia-Herzegovina, or Finland? How is videoblogging working to integrate
the European community (within and outside the EU), or link the local with
the global? How do language barriers create sub-cultures that are invisible
to each other? For instance, in Norway there is a pretty large community of
people who publish videos at www.snutter.no - here is a video I just found
of a local politician running at the upcoming local elections:
This video is locked in within the snutter.no community. Is this good
How aware are we of what is happening in other countries? Are we perhaps too
busy exploring our own web2.0y circle of friends or acquintances?
is a great resource - where are the
others? How good are we at pointing at new sources?
Ok, that was a big sidetrack - my point was to show that VlogEurope is not
just an isolated event, but is part of an ongoing discussion. I look forward
to seeing many european videobloggers at VlogEurope (sign up here:
), and I also
hope to see videobloggers from other continents. Last year, we had a good
deal of Americans coming over, and I hope you enjoyed your Milan experience!
This year VlogEurope takes place in Heidelberg. In case you do not know much
about this great German city, I can give a few links:
Heidelberg timelapse movie: http://youtube.com/watch?v=vONI05rkSjs
A tour guide video of Heidelberg: http://www.blip.tv/file/194642/
Heidelberg @ Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heidelberg
Aske Dam, who was one of the speakers at last year's VlogEurope, will give
one of the presentations this year as well. Aske is well versed with video -
in fact, he was one of the pioneers of interactive television, and he gives
decades of experience to the conference.
More information about VlogEurope and discussion about the state of the
European Vlogosphere will be available at www.vlogeurope.com over the coming
days and weeks. Whether you will make it to the event or not, you are also
welcome to join our Facebook group ( http://tinyurl.com/3d9hgc)
or follow us
at twitter: http://twitter.com/vlogeurope
Raymond M. Kristiansen
personal vlog/blog: www.dltq.org
On 8/1/07, Jeffrey Taylor <thejeffreytaylor@...> wrote:
> So we're exactly one month away from this year's vlog Europe in
> Germany on 1 and 2 September.
> Here's what we want you to know:
> 1) You can check out up-to-the-minute details at http://vlogeurope.com and
> the wiki at http://www.vlogeurope.com/vlogeurope-07/wiki/
> 2) We've created a Facebook Group at http://tinyurl.com/3d9hgc Anyone can
> join, even if you don't plan on going but are interested in seeing what's
> 3) Joel has secured a venue, and we're in the process of setting the
> schedule and sessions. Check the wiki/Facebook Group and you'll see what's
> 4) We know Podcamp UK is the same weekend, and we're in conversation with
> the nice folks with Podcamp to see if we can do a joint session via
> 5) If you know you're going to attend, please make sure you let us know on
> the Wiki. If you are a maybe or are having issues with getting
> a place to stay, let us know and we'll see how we can assist you.
> 6) You can always mail me with questions at thejeffreytaylor@...<thejeffreytaylor%40gmail.com>or
> leave a message on the Facebook group. Or you can ask questions here and
> Raymond, Joel or I will get back to you.
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