Mark your calendars for two upcoming virtual worlds conferences:
11 February 2008
Virtual Worlds and New Realities in Commerce, Politics, and Society
Emory University, Atlanta GA
18-19 February 2008
Worlds in Motion Summit (part of the ’08 Games Developer conference)
Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, CA
More information below:
Virtual Worlds and New Realities in Commerce, Politics, and Society:
"Emory University will host a public forum discussing both research and long-term implications of virtual and real-world interactions with regard to commerce, politics, and society. The conference is part of Emory University’s strategic plan, “Where Courageous Inquiry Leads”, and seeks to engage scholars in a strong and vital community to confront the human condition and experience and explore twenty-first century frontiers in science and technology, specifically involving virtual world phenomena.
Four panels will be held, to include:
- Evolution of Virtual Worlds
- Emerging Virtual Institutions both in Business and Politics
- Mirrored Influence of Virtual and Real-World Elements
- Possible Futures of Virtual Worlds and Society"
(via Edward Castronova, Synthetic-Worlds-L)
Worlds in Motion Summit (A CMP United Business Media property)
"The Worlds in Motion Summit is a definitive event tailored for the growing number of industry professionals and Fortune 500 companies developing interactive online spaces for both entertainment and commercial purposes. Discussion forums will delve into online worlds, social gaming and media and player created activity.
These will provide insight for developers of all backgrounds into how the game industry is collectively building socialization into games and integrating personalization and player-generated content into gameplay—while widely accessible Web and networking tools are looking to the game industry for their way forward."
More info on Worlds in Motion Summit here.
(via Worlds in Motion)
December 26, 2007