The World Economic Forum will take place Wednesday, Jan. 27 to Sunday, Jan. 31, starting at 2:45 AM (ET) on 01/27. Livestream has created a custom grid for the organization, allowing several conference rooms to be broadcast simultenously. The grid has additionally social media tools Twitter and Facebook integrated to the application so that viewers can chat, interact, and share the livestream on these networks.
The 40th Davos meeting will challenge decision-makers to “Rethink, Redesign, Rebuild”. Over 2,500 leaders from over 90 countries representing business, government and civil society will work together on pressing challenges. Haiti will feature on the agenda: “We hope we can present a major common effort to the world community showing true corporate global citizenship in Davos,” said Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the WEF.
Listen to the brightest minds in the business world at http://www.livestream.com/worldeconomicforum.
The Winter X Games Fourteen will stream live from Aspen, Colorado from Thursday, Jan. 28 to Sunday, Jan. 31, starting at 2 PM (ET) 01/28. More than 200 of the best action sports athletes, including past Olympians, will compete in Skiing, Snowboard and Snowmobile events. The Winter X Games are in its 14th season, and will feature Louie Vito, Shaun White, Dane Ferguson, and many more. Hit the slopes at http://www.livestream.com/xgames.
In partnership with AP Live, Livestream is producing a live Red Carpet hosted event at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, Jan. 31 from 3 to 5 PM (ET). Expect to see the latest fashion and some great in-depth interviews with the biggest names in music, such as Lady GaGa, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Taylor Swift—and yes, maybe even Kanye West. Take your place on the red carpet at http://www.livestream.com/aplive.
In continuation with Haiti relief efforts, City Winery will host “New York Sings for Haiti” on behalf of Partners in Health on Monday, Jan 25 at 7 PM (ET). The music-filled fundraiser will feature many Indie artists, such as The Bongos, Amber Rubarth, Ian Axel, Vienna Teng, Wes Hutchinson, Ari Hest, Will Knox, Joey Ryan, Rosi Golan, Nate Campany, Martin Rivas, Dov Rosenblatt, Alex Berger, Greg Holden, and Howie Statland from NYCSmoke. Enjoy the live music at http://www.livestream.com/nysingsforhaiti and donate to Partners in Health at https://donate.pih.org/page/contribute/haiti_earthquake?source=earthquake&subsource=standwithhaiti.
AP Live will interview musicians Neil Sedaka on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 2 PM (ET) and Joe Satriani on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 2 PM (ET). Sedaka, mostly known as a songwriter, has worked with Elvis Presley, The Monkees, Frankie Valli, Olivia Newton-John, Andy Williams, The Carpenters, Elton John, and many more over the past five decades. Satriani is a multi-Grammy Award winning guitarist, who has collaborated with Mick Jagger, Deep Purple, Steve Vai, Sammy Hagar, Chickenfoot, Jason Becker, and has also enjoyed a successful solo career as well. Make sure to watch both music legends’ interviews at http://www.livestream.com/aplive.
World-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind will host an online chat regarding Ground Zero in New York City, as well as his opinions of development projects in Europe—in particular Warsaw. On Thursday, Jan. 28 at 2 PM (ET), Libeskind will debate with young architects, art students, and others about how Warsaw should re-develop and modernize the city. Watch a brilliant architect mind at http://www.livestream.com/live4space.
In support of her new album “Downtown Church,” Christian singer-songwriter, Patty Griffin will host a live session and chat from her studio in Nashville. The broadcast will air live on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 8 PM (ET), giving fans around the world the unique opportunity to watch Patty perform and interact with her. “Downtown Church,” which will release on Jan. 26, is Patty’s seventh album and is a collection of her favorite Gospel standards and two of her original songs. Tune into the live performance and chat at http://www.livestream.com/emicmglabelgroup or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pattygriffin.
The monthly New York Video Meetup will ensue on Wednesday, Jan 27 at 6:30 PM (ET). NY Video is the world’s largest organization of web video professionals, and meet monthly to showcase local startups, content producers, and media companies. For their first meeting of the New Year, they plan to honor “5min” for winning their top award of 2009, while also highlighting exciting new demos from four new local startups. Join New York’s finest web video professionals at http://www.livestream.com/nyvideo.
Asia Society will hold their next live event Thursday, Jan. 28 at 6:30 PM (ET). The program will discuss Indian innovations—specifically grassroots innovations by social entrepreneurs such as SELCO, which provides solar lighting to the poor, Bopay, a mobile payment startup, and Dr. Mohan’s Mobile Medical Van.
Watch the live webcast at http://www.livestream.com/asiasociety.
The JAMAICA Jazz and Blues Festival will be streamed live from Thursday, Jan. 28 to Saturday, Jan. 30. The 2010 staging of the JAMAICA Jazz and Blues Festival will be a celebration of The Art of Music that will see Montego Bay engulfed in the awesome sights and sounds of the TurnKey Productions event. The event will feature performances by Gladys Knight, Joss Stone, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmunds, Erykah Badu, John Secada, Deborah Cox, Kelly Price, Tamia, Machel Montano HD, Billy Ocean, The Whispers, as well as reggae band Third World. Tune in, starting at 6:45 PM (ET), for days filled with great Jamaican music at http://www.livestream.com/jamaicajazzandblues.
While celebrities have been given most of the attention surrounding relief efforts in Haiti, every day people—like Internet fan communities—have been doing their part as well. Started by online Harry Potter, Heroes, Lost, True Blood, The Wire and Firefly fan communities, “Helping Haiti Heal” will be a live fundraiser webcast on Saturday, Jan. 23 at 2 PM EST.
The live webcast fundraiser will feature special appearances, interviews, and performances by The Leaky Cauldron, PotterCast, The HP Alliance, MuggleNet, MuggleCast, Hogwarts Radio, FictionAlley, The Signal and TrueBloodNews, actors from “The Wire,” and “Heroes”; wizard rock from Harry and the Potters, Draco and the Malfoys, The Remus Lupins, Ministry of Magic, Lauren Fairweather, and The Whomping Willows, and author Neil Gaiman. Also, J.K. Rowling—author of the Harry Potter series—is rumored to make an appearance.
In addition, hundreds of great prize donations from authors, musicians, and activists will be made available for purchase to fans—in which the proceeds will go directly to Partners in Health, an organization helping those hardest hit by the tragedy.
Make sure to tune into the action-packed fundraiser at http://www.livestream.com/sayaha.
This week, Haiti has been coping with devastating earthquakes, which has left the small Caribbean country in a state of utter despair. In an attempt to spread the news of the natural disaster strike, Livestream has helped a variety of their grassroots news partners – including Haiti Pal, The UpTake and The Voice Project – to vocalize the recovery process in Haiti.
Haiti based TV channel Haiti Pal has been extensively covering the disaster from day one at http://www.livestream.com/Haiti_Pal. The channel has been a destination for local and global viewers to get the news, live from location. The hosts are additionally taking calls from residents reaching out to relatives and friends, and bringing the news from each area.
Tune into their Livestream channel for 24/7 coverage, live from Haiti:
In continuation with their coverage of Haiti, yesterday morning at around 10:05 AM (ET), TheUpTake.org streamed a live feed of President Barack Obama at www.livestream.com/theuptake, speaking on the recovery efforts in Haiti. Similar to his press conference yesterday, President Obama reiterated the United States’ full support of the relief efforts—and as reported this afternoon, the Obama Administration has pledged $100 million in U.S. aid towards the recovery process.
The United States, Great Britain, as well as many relief organizations have immediately deployed medical services, food, water, and many other basic amenities to aid Haiti. Since Haiti has long been an economically deficient country, the effects of the earthquake have been two-fold – the levels of destruction, homelessness, and hunger are at an all-time high, and are seemingly endless.
blog updates and interviews about the crisis. They have also teamed up with Oxfam, the renown and mainstream relief organization, as they physically help the Haitian victims rebuild and move on.
At 6pm (ET) on Wednesday night, The Voice Project streamed a live event with many Oxfam volunteers at www.livestream.com/voiceproject—including the Director of Oxfam. Oxfam, who has more than 3,000 partners in over 100 countries, is spearheading the reconstruction process in Haiti, providing the local people with both emotional and physical support.
Citizen journalism organization TheUpTake.org covered the very exclusive press conference today, in which President Barack Obama spoke on behalf of the earthquake-shaken Haiti.
For the past week, Haiti has been dealing with copious amounts of destruction, homelessness, and hunger as a result of the earthquakes – contributing to further financial hardships for the poverty-ridden country.
In the press conference, President Obama affirmed, “Haiti will have the full support of the United States,” which will include emergency medical relief services, and the transportation of water, food, and many other basic amenities. The President also urged Americans and the entire world to contribute to the Haitian victims at Whitehouse.gov.
TheUpTake.org will continue to show the replay of the press conference at http://www.livestream.com/theuptake.
Watch the replay of President Obama’s press conference: