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Moving the web from flat 2D pages...

...to rich 3D places.

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Avatars

Virtual Currencies

User Identity

Physical World

Artificial Intelligence

3D Modeling

Oculus Rift

iOS

Semantic Web

Maker Culture

Reputation Economy

Haptic Devices

Metaverse

Location Aware

Gaming

Kinect

Hypergrid

Robotics

Intellectual Property

Android

Terms of Service

Simulations

Data Visualization

Content Creators

Communities

Technical Standards

Forecasting

The Future of Work

User Rights

Google Glass

Opensimulator

Developers

End Users

Grid Owners

Code of Conduct

Hobbyists

Professionals

Research

Bandwidth

Pixels

Polygons

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We organize conferences.

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We showcase great work by great people in the metaverse community.

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We build beautiful virtual places...

...to host awesome virtual events.

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We promote metaverse art and culture.

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We bring developers and user communities together.

We accelerate the development of the metaverse.

Visualization of code commits as a result of the OpenSimulator Community Conference 2013.

Video by Nebadon Izumu.

metaverse (ˈmɛtəˌvɜːs)

The Metaverse is created by the convergence of virtually enhanced physical reality and physically persistent virtual space. Conceptually, it is a future iteration of the internet, made up of persistent, shared, 3D places linked into a perceived virtual universe.[1]

OUR MISSION

Building community in the metaverse. Building the metaverse community. | Building the metaverse.

AvaCon, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the growth, enhancement, and development of the metaverse, virtual worlds, augmented reality, and 3D immersive and virtual spaces.  

We hold conventions and meetings to promote educational and scientific inquiry into these spaces, and to support organized fan activities, including performances, lectures, art, music, machinima, and much more.

Our primary goal is to connect and support the diverse communities and practitioners involved in co-creating and using virtual worlds, and to educate the public and our constituents about the emerging ecosystem of technologies broadly known as the metaverse.

ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

We believe healthy dialogue between developers and users will make a more vibrant, innovative metaverse.

METAVERSE CULTURAL SERIES

Virtual events that highlight unique aspects of metaverse culture on the forefront of exploring what it means to work, play, and live in the emerging metaverse.
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AVATAR MEETUPS

Meetups and performances in various regional cities to foster knowledge sharing and social networking about scholarly and creative uses of the metaverse.
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CONFERENCES & CONVENTIONS

Conferences for metaverse technology developers and user communities to share best practices and accelerate the development of the metaverse.
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VIRTUAL EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

Nurturing the nascent metaverse through virtual events and workshops that showcase the cutting edge of metaverse technology.
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HEADLINES & HAPPENINGS

What we’re doing to move the metaverse forward today.

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GET INVOLVED

Help us make the metaverse of the future a reality.

DONATE

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JOIN OUR TEAM

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ORGANIZE A MEETUP

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HIRE US

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