The International Academy of Web Television will be celebrating it’s first birthday next month. Looking back over the past year in web television, it’s exciting to see how much the world of online entertainment has grown, and even more exciting to catch a glimpse into its very promising future. As a community driven membership organization, composed of the leaders and pioneers of the online entertainment industry, the IAWTV is an important piece of the web television ecosystem — but its work is only just beginning, and it’s looking to expand its ranks.
On October 19, at the Digital Hollywood conference in Los Angeles, the Academy held its inaugural membership meeting and hosted a broad-ranging conversation about the issues facing our emerging industry. A subsequent New York based meeting for prospective members will be held tomorrow, November 18th in Manhattan.
As Streamy Awards season edges closer, the IAWTV has formally launched its annual Membership application window, which extends through January 15. If you have considered applying for membership, now is the time to submit your application. As newly appointed IAWTV Chairman, Michael Wayne, said in his letter to the membership, the IAWTV “will only be as good as the collective efforts of its members. So, if you are truly interested in helping us build the IAWTV into a world-class organization, here is your opportunity.”
Interested in joining the IAWTV? Attend the New York Prospective Members Meeting this Wednesday, November 18th at 7pm at Blip.tv, followed by a networking session sponsored by Pond5, the world’s stock media marketplace. And don’t forget to apply for IAWTV membership by the January 15th deadline!
Support the IAWTV
Interested in supporting the International Academy of Web Television? Want to own a piece of Streamy Awards history? Now you can do both! Purchase a collectible Streamy Awards program, generously sponsored by our friends at KoldCast.TV. The program is a commemorative record of the first ever Streamy Awards and includes a full run-down of the evening’s show, as well as a list of the official nominees and IAWTV members. Proceeds go to support the work of the Academy.