Entries by AvaCon.org

AvaCon Moderates Metaverse Panel at Get Immersed!

On November 23-24, 2014, the Get Immersed! conference was held at 99 Sudbury in Toronto to give content makers, technology innovators, and professionals the tools and resources to build their businesses and careers in an immersive world. Organized by the Immersive Technology Alliance, a non-profit corporation for immersive technologies like AR, VR, stereoscopic 3D, and sponsored […]

AvaCon’s Chris Collins a Guest on Metaverse Week in Review

This past Sunday on June 22, 2014, AvaCon’s Chris Collins (Avatar: Fleep Tuque) was a guest on the Metaverse Week in Review to discuss the OpenSimulator Community Conference 2014, recent reports about Linden Lab’s new platform, and the general hype about Oculus Rift and other new hardware VR gadgets and devices coming on the scene. […]

Drax Files Radio Hour with Jo Yardley #14 – Analysis of Philip Rosedale’s VWBPE Keynote

Following Philip Rosedale’s keynote address at the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education 2014 conference, AvaCon’s Chris Collins (Avatar: Fleep Tuque) was asked to provide some feedback and analysis on the Drax Files Radio Hour with Jo Yardley, one of the most popular podcasts about the metaverse. http://draxfiles.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/show-14.mp3 Visit the podcast website and play Episode #14 to listen […]

Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education: OpenSimulator’s Role in the Future of Virtual Worlds Research and Education

AvaCon Executive Board members Joyce Bettencourt and Chris Collins were delighted to participate in a Keynote Panel at the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education 2014 conference on Thursday, April 10, 2014.  The topic of the panel was “OpenSimulator’s Role in the Future of Virtual Worlds Research and Education”, and the discussion focused on OpenSim’s […]

Metaverse Cultural Series 2014 Call for Proposals

The Metaverse Cultural Series is a set of events featuring performances and lectures that highlight unique aspects of metaverse culture, taking place in multiple virtual world spaces.  The series showcases innovative artists, thinkers, performers, and academics whose work is on the forefront of exploring what it means to work, play, and live in the emerging metaverse. […]

Cincinnati/Dayton VR Meetup A Success

On Friday, February 28, 2014, AvaCon Vice President Chris Collins (Avatar: Fleep Tuque) attended the Cincinnati/Dayton Virtual Reality Meetup. The meetup featured demos of the Oculus Rift, Durovis Dive, Razer Hydra, zSpace, CAVE, Leap Motion, Nvis HMDs, 3D projection systems, and a variety of virtual environments, VR software and platforms, and other related technology. “I was […]

AvaCon Seeks Feedback on Moving the Metaverse Forward

Earlier this year, the AvaCon Executive Board engaged in a brainstorming session to think about and plan for our future activities.  We asked ourselves some key questions: – Where is the metaverse today? Where do we want it to go? – What technologies can contribute to the metaverse of the future? – Where are there concentrations […]

First Annual OpenSimulator Community Conference 2013 a Great Success!

AvaCon wishes to thank the Overte Foundation and all of the members of the OpenSimulator community for a terrific first annual OpenSimulator Community Conference 2013! The conference featured two days of keynote sessions and presentations on a special grid designed especially for the conference and here are some statistics from the event: 359 unique accounts […]

OpenSimulator Community Conference Seeks Proposals, Sponsors, & Volunteers!

Conference Website:  http://conference.opensimulator.org The OpenSimulator Community Conference is an annual conference that focuses on the community around the OpenSimulator software.  The conference features two days of presentations, workshops, keynote sessions, and social events across diverse sectors of the OpenSimulator user base. What is OpenSimulator? OpenSimulator is an open source multi-platform, multi-user 3D application server that can be used to create a […]