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The Opensimulator Community Conference -is an annual conference focusing on the user community and developers of the OpenSimulator software.

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OpenSimulator Community Conference

December 11-12, 2021

The Opensimulator Community Conference is the annual conference focusing on the user community and developers of the OpenSimulator virtual world software.

#OSCC 2021 kicks off with a Friday pre-conference launch event, then two days of fast-paced presentations, panels, performances, and immersive tours spotlighting the technical, scholarly, artistic, commercial, and community-produced works across diverse sectors of the OpenSimulator user base. New for 2021 will be a series of curated workshops on technology skills and topics relevant to those using and developing for VR and virtual worlds.

OpenSimulator is an open-source multi-platform, multi-user 3D application server. It can be used to create a virtual environment (or world) that is accessible through a variety of clients, on multiple protocols. Users can also visit other OpenSimulator virtual worlds, across the web by using the Hypergrid protocols. In this way, it is the basis of an open - distributed Metaverse.

Find more info, including schedule once released at https://conference.opensimulator.org

Help us build an open platform for an open metaverse!


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The conference is hosted on an OpenSimulator grid specifically designed for the conference.

We hope to be able to accommodate over 400 users in total, which includes speakers, sponsors, and staff. Since virtual 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.

The expo area will not be ticketed and can be accessed by any avatar, subject to constraints on the number of avatars that the exhibition regions can hold at any particular time.

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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, payment processing fees to Eventbrite and PayPal, 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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