TED risked everything by putting their precious content online for nothing, but it paid off, they are now bigger than ever: the future is live

This is another of those non-TED videos that’s all about TED, but with still more riveting new stuff about this extraordinary phenomenon. At the iij we’re shamelessly captivated by TED’s aspiration: ‘radical openness’.  She’s that same presenter as the last time we covered TED: this time she’s bringing even more insight into what makes TED unique

If you’d like to work your way through her slide show for this talk, which was called:

“TED: The First 21st Century University?”, it’s here in a pdf

Here’s some background on June Cohen:

“imagine the potential we have right now to be able to marry the newest technologies with the oldest and still most powerful education technology we have, and that is a great teacher”

June Cohen, TED

She’s Executive Producer of TED Media for the TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Conference.

She led the effort to bring the conference online, launching the TED Blog in 2005, the podcast series TEDTalks in 2006, the redesigned TED.com in 2007, and the TED Open Translation Project in 2009.

Cohen joined the TED staff in 2005.

She co-hosts the conference with TED curator Chris Anderson

TED.com has won numerous awards, including seven Webby Awards, and the Communication Arts 2008 Interactive Award for Information Design.

According to announcements made at the TED Conference in February 2010, TEDTalks were watched 250 million times in the first 3-1/2 years they were available.

Some of the talks, like those by Hans Rosling, Ken Robinson and Jill Bolte Taylor have become viral hits.

From 1994 to 2000, Cohen worked for HotWired, the first commercial web magazine.

She was part of the team that launched the site in 1994.

In 1996 she launched Webmonkey, the how-to site for web developers.

In 1997, she led the widely publicized launch of HotWired 4.0 which featured extensive use of JavaScript and dynamic HTML.

Cohen was an early innovator in new media.

In 1991, she led a team at Stanford University that developed one of the world’s first multimedia magazines, called “Proteus“.

It was built in HyperCard, and used newly released QuickTime to integrate video.

It was made available over the campus computer network, as a supplement to the campus newspaper, and was phased out after the advent of the web.

Cohen is a graduate of Stanford University, and was Editor-in-Chief of The Stanford Daily from 1991-1992

This presentation was given at the Gov 2.0 Summit

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It was held on August the 6th 2010 in San Francisco and was billed as “Opening the Door to Innovation”.

Here’s the announcement:

The entire program is dedicated to learning about the latest technology and its application, and breaking down the barriers to its adoption.

Innovators from government and the private sector will come together to highlight technology and ideas that can be applied to the nation’s great challenges in areas as diverse as education, health care, energy, jobs, and financial reform.

Gov 2.0 Summit will uncover unique opportunities to rethink how government agencies perform their mission and serve citizens.

Modeled after UBM TechWeb and O’Reilly’s Web 2.0 Summit, the Gov 2.0 Summit will be limited in size, and focused on strategy and networking.

The format will be a two-day executive-level conference featuring insightful on-stage interviews with senior officials and executives, ground-breaking case studies and networking events.

Additional information on Gov 2.0 Summit content, invitation information, and promotional opportunities available at www.gov2summit.com.

Gov 2.0 Summit is an exclusive gathering of technology and government executives focused on fostering thought leadership and driving forward progress in government technology policy.

The Gov 2.0 Summit is a companion event to the annual Gov 2.0 Expo.

Gov 2.0 Summit 2010 proudly presents Diamond sponsor Booz Allen Hamilton; Platinum sponsor ESRI; Gold sponsors IBM, Microsoft , and Palantir; and Silver sponsors Alfresco, Google, Intel, and Omidyar Network.