The Opensimulator Community Conference is an annual conference that focuses on the user community and developers of the OpenSimulator software. The conference features two days of presentations, workshops, keynote sessions, and social events to enhance technical, scholarly, artistic, commercial, and community produced works across diverse sectors of the OpenSimulator user base.
Organized as a joint production by Core Developers of OpenSimulator and AvaCon, Inc., the conference is hosted on an OpenSimulator grid specifically designed for the conference.
Due to the “alpha” nature of the OpenSimulator software, this conference is an experiment in capacity testing for OpenSimulator in addition to being a community event. Therefore, tickets to the conference will be free but limited in number. We hope to be able to accommodate over 350 users in total, a figure which includes speakers, sponsors and staff. Since seats are limited, registration is open on a first-come-first-served basis until the maximum number of virtual conference center tickets is reached. At that point, community members will still be able to register for the live streamed version of the conference that will be available. This will also be free.
The expo area will not be ticketed and so can be accessed by any avatar, subject to constraints on the number of avatars that the exhibition regions can hold at any particular time.
NOTICE & DISCLAIMERS FOR CROWDFUNDER CAMPAIGN
Your donation is being made to AvaCon, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit 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. By making this donation, you acknowledge that funds raised through the OpenSimulator Community Conference Crowdfunder Campaign will be used to further AvaCon’s work in creating an open, shared Metaverse, including the costs to support, produce and manage the OpenSimulator Community Conference, grid and web server hosting and management costs, paid web services such as the online schedule service, honoraria and fees for keynote speakers, and other costs to manage and produce the conference. Further, you acknowledge that some portion of your donation may also be used to cover the cost of shipping and postage for physical items depending upon the level of donation or sponsorship benefits you have selected. AvaCon, Inc. is a Gold Participant of the GuideStar Exchange Nonprofit Directory, where you can find more information about AvaCon, Inc. and our commitment to financial transparency.
Donor acknowledges that the OpenSimulator server software on which the conference will be hosted is in the “alpha” stage of development, and therefore it is possible for technical difficulties to disrupt the conference proceedings from time to time during the event. AvaCon and its associated event partners and server administrators will make a good faith effort to minimize any such disruptions, but all parties acknowledge that disruptions or even a complete failure of the OpenSimulator software shall not result in AvaCon’s liability or delay of performance under this Agreement, and that the donor shall not be entitled to a refund of any donations under any such circumstances.
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Littlefield Systems, LLC
MB Mal Burns
Chatham Charter School
Colorado Technical University
OpenSimulator Core Developer
IC Irene Cruz
Higher Educational Instructor
Virtual Worlds Grid, and A Dimension Beyond
founder and developer of Virtual Worlds Grid
PE/ Paul Emery / avatar: Casias Falta
Paul Emery / avatar: Casias Falta
Ann Cudworth Projects / Alchemy Sims
Creative Director / Founder
Ball State University
Indiana University Northwest
Clinical Assistant Professor
Berklee College of Music
A Dimension Beyond, Inc.
University of California, Irvine
JL Jessica Lyon
IM Iain McCracken
Professior of Practice
LN Larysa Nadolny
Iowa State University
EO Eileen O'Connor
Empire State College / SUNY
MO Michelina Occhioni
Istituto Comprensivo San Cesario
JPP JadaBright Po Pond
JadaBright Po Pond
AR Al Ritondo
AS April Steenburgh
Finger Lakes Community College
The Air University
Distributed Learning Architect
University of Central Florida
Strategic Advisor Immersive Learning