Press release:Â Registration is nowÂ open for the 4th annual OpenSimulatorÂ Community Conference
AvaCon is pleased to announce the third annual OpenSimulatorÂ Community Conference, to take place virtually onÂ the OpenSimulator Conference Center grid on December 10Â and 11, 2016.
The OpenSimulator Community Conference is an annual conference that focuses on theÂ developer and user community surrounding the OpenSimulator software. Organized as a jointÂ production by Core Developers of OpenSimulator and AvaCon , this yearâ€™s conference will focus
on the visions for the future and technologies or content today that are shaping the future of theÂ platform. The conference is one concentrated series of talks on the main stage in the areas ofÂ Creative, Education, Techie, and Experiential.
â€œLast yearâ€™s conference was a terrific success with more than 600 attendees within the 3DÂ virtual world conference space, and thousands more watching on via live video stream.â€ saidÂ conference organizer Joyce Bettencourt. â€œThis year we hope to build on that success by offeringÂ more opportunities for the community to be involved and doing more outreach to attract newÂ users. With all the interest surrounding the Oculus Rift, Vive, and other virtual realityÂ technologies, we want the VR community to know that OpenSimulator is a great platform forÂ building the open metaverse.â€
The OpenSimulator Community Conference 2016 features keynotes from core developers ofÂ OpenSimulator and others in the virtual reality technology space, along with a series of dynamicÂ short presentations and panels that spotlight the best of the OpenSimulator platform and
Registration for this yearâ€™s conference is now open, as well as opportunities to sponsor andÂ exhibit.
Watch a promo video for the conference below:
OpenSimulator is an open-source platform that supports the creation of collaborative,Â immersive, distributed and social 3D virtual environments over the Internet. OpenSimulatorÂ software is now the basis for many virtual world â€œgridsâ€ of varying sizes and purposes.
AvaCon, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the growth,Â enhancement, and development of the metaverse, virtual worlds, augmented reality, and 3DÂ immersive and virtual spaces. We hold conventions and meetings to promote educational andÂ scientific inquiry into these spaces, and to support organized fan activities, includingÂ performances, lectures, art, music, machinima, and much more. Our primary goal is to connectÂ and support the diverse communities and practitioners involved in co-creating and using virtualÂ worlds, and to educate the public and our constituents about the emerging ecosystem ofÂ technologies broadly known as the metaverse.