On Tuesday 12th September AvaCon announced details about their upcoming fifth annual OpenSimulator Community Conference due to take place 9th-10th December 2017. The main focus this year will be on the latest OpenSim software releases along with visions for the future of OpenSim.
The OpenSimulator Community Conference is an annual conference that focuses on the developer and user community creating the OpenSimulator software.
AvaCon hope to accommodate over 400 users in total at this year’s conference. The 2017 OpenSimulator Community Conference will feature many interesting presentations, performances, panels, workshops and much more. On the main stage there will be more in-depth talks featuring Education, Technical, Creative and Experiential topics of interest.
The annual conference is organized as a joint production by Core Developers of OpenSimulator and AvaCon. Here are the important deadlines and important dates you should know about.
September 12, 2017 – Announcement of the Call for Proposals!
October 8, 2017 – Proposals are due by 11:59 PM PST (Pacific Standard Time).
October 22, 2017 – Proposal acceptance emails and with conference information.
October 29, 2017 – Accepted speakers must register for the conference to create an entry in the conference schedule and the program.
November 11, 2017 – Speaker Orientation & Training sessions and Presenter Booth Setup to prepare speakers for the conference.
November 18, 2017 – Deadline for stage props and audio-visuals (beyond textures) for conference program.
December 9-10, 2017 – OSCC17 – Conference dates – Bring the WOWness!
December 10, 2017 – OSCC Hypergrid tour and community events.
The 10th annual VWBPE conference officially opens today from 11am SLT/PDT in Second Life through until 1st April 2017. There will be educational presentations, demonstrations, workshops, social events and much more happening every day.
The tenth anniversary of VWBPE is going to be awesome from start to end. The VWBPE regions this year have been completely been revamped and look amazing.
The VWBPE 2017 conference officially opens next week on Wednesday 29th March through until Saturday 1st April 2017 in Second Life. The theme for this year is Legacy and it’s worth mentioning this will be the 10th anniversary of the annual conference.
VWBPE 2017 is a free to attend event and here are some of the exciting speeches ahead.
Ebbe Altberg will be attending this year and will be giving a speech about education and Second Life at 1pm SLT on Wednesday 29th March
Draxtor Despress will be giving a speech about VR and education at 3pm SLT on Saturday 1st April
John Lester will be giving a speech about virtual worlds at 4pm SLT on Saturday 1st April
These sessions will be in a private region. To get your invitation to attend you need to submit a question for our guests. Start thinking about what to ask! Questions must be submitted no later than Sunday March 26 at 11:59pm PST (extended from original March 20th deadline).
Want to bring a friend? Starting March 21st, the Rockcliffe Registration Portal will be open for people to register new avatars and find out more about the VWBPE conference in-world. Invite your friends to go to https://urockcliffe.com/reg/second-life/ and follow the easy instructions to get started. We suggest that they come a day or two early to get oriented, so they don’t miss any part of the conference.