Pixelodeon Festival

Celebrating Innovation in Online Media


About the Schedule of Pixelodeon 2007

In order to fully celebrate and explore the best content and innovation in independent online media, Pixelodeon Festival artfully designed its schedule to ensure participants and presenters alike could get the most out of the festival. The festival kicked off with a welcome ceremony hosted by the organizers and DivX CEO Jordan Greenhall, one of the primary sponsors of Pixelodeon, and each day, Pixelodeon would begin and end with a keynote address. Overall, Pixelodeon’s schedule promoted the notion of the festival as both a traditional film fest and a networking conference.

After the first keynote address, participants and presenters would break out into four sessions each hour. In the main hall, the Mark Goodson Theater, curators would present on broad topics that appealed to a wide audience, including subjects such as YouTube, well-known internet cartoons, and the politics of technology. More personal and targeted presentations occurred in the Ted Ashley Theater; these presentations included sessions such as “The Simple Pleasures,” which focused on vlogging for the everyday, and “The Green Scene: Promoting Environmentalism and Sustainability,” which presented videos that sought to challenge viewers to think more critically about environmental topics.

The third theater, the Frankovich/Barnes Theater, hosted sessions led by sponsors of Pixelodeon Fest. DivX, Pixelodeon’s major sponsor, held a session that discussed the notion of consensus reality, and other sponsors, including Wordpress, SpinXpress, and Current TV, similarly gave presentations relevant to their business. Finally, the DIY Tech Room hosted video sessions chosen and curated by users involved in the online independent media community. To allow user-generated video content, Pixelodeon set up a wiki for the public to submit and select content to be featured in the DIY Tech Room.

Additionally, after the events of the first day of Pixelodeon, the festival hosted a party to promote networking and camaraderie among attendees and coordinators. The party featured DJs and other musical acts, and attendees could indulge in free food and drinks. Though the party was 21+, the festival offered younger participants the option to meet for bowling, promoting Twitter as a way for non-partygoers to keep up to date with the events of the evening.