I'm excited to pass along the news that I have been asked to give the first keynote presentation at the 2011 Second Life Community Convention from August 13-14 in Oakland, California! I plan on talking about some of the most exciting, inspiring and ground-breaking applications of Second Life for charity, social good, and education, that I have been covering here on Betterverse.org ... as well as some of the challenges and opportunities moving ahead for nonprofits in the virtual world.
For those that don't know, SLCC is a volunteer-run, community-based, real world gathering of residents of Second Life. In truth, it's a "mixed-reality" event, with the talks and panels beamed live into the virtual world, and avatars in Second Life presenting to the real world audience. But I think the principal value of these events is the ability to actually press the flesh with the humans behind the avatars.
This year promises to be a very interesting one. Since it is so close to the headquarters of Linden Lab, the makers of Second Life, we can anticipate a strong showing from their officers and staff, including their new CEO Rod Humble. And the organizers seem very open to this being a very grassroots, fun event, so I hope as many of my friends and colleagues can be there -- physically or virtually.
I'm so honored to be invited to keynote at SLCC 2011. And I look to you all for your ideas on what you would like me to highlight and address.
Head to the official website for more information and to register! Oakland is lovely this time of year!