Australasian Virtual Worlds Workshop 2008 - Register now at http://avww08.eventbrite.com/ !



Live audio streaming of the event is available through http://75.126.100.42:8060. However you need to have Winamp installed. Once installed please click 'File' and then 'Play URL'. Enter 'http://75.126.100.42:8060' and you should be listening live audio of the workshop shoutcasted to you from Melbourne.

    Introduction

A growing number of innovative and enthusiastic researchers, educators and practitioners around the globe are exploring the potential of 3D virtual worlds. Platforms such as Second Life and Vast Park are emerging as the tools of the future for business and education. The Australasian Virtual Worlds Workshop (AVWW-08) is an opportunity for these researchers, educators and practitioners to exchange their ideas, knowledge and visions for the future.

The workshop will be hosted by Swinburne University of Technology with Opening speaker Gerry White (Principal Research Fellow of ACER and Former CEO of Education.au), Guest speakers including Larry Johnson (CEO of New Media Consortium), Bruce Joy (CEO of Vast Park), Chris Collins (Director of Enterprise Business Systems of Linden Lab) and Keren Flavell (Executive Producer of SLCN.TV). The event builds on the successful 'Discover Your Second Life' workshop hosted at Monash last December with panels chaired by Australian Film TV and Radio School (AFTRS) and IBM and guest speakers from leading Australian universities and TAFE colleges. ‘Discover Your Second Life’ was a mixed reality event with people attending in both the real and virtual environments, AVWW continues this theme.

Purpose of the Event
The aim of the workshop is to build local capacity in virtual world expertise that connects with global practice and research. It brings virtual world researchers, educators and industry partners together with invited experts to share knowledge and experience and to foster relationships for the future. Ideas and relationships will be developed through our series of theme-based discussion panels.

Date, Time & Cost
Date: Friday 28th and Saturday 29th November 2008
Time: 8.00am (Registration) – 5pm
Venue: Room 101, EN Building, Swinburne University of Technology (Hawthorn Campus)
Cost: AUD50 for participants, AUD20 for presenters and students. Free only for in-world participants.

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AVWW 2008 Program

The complete program is available here in pdf format - updated 26 Nov .



Live audio streaming of the event is available through http://75.126.100.42:8060. However you need to have Winamp installed. Once installed please click 'File' and then 'Play URL'. Enter 'http://75.126.100.42:8060' and you should be listening live audio of the workshop shoutcasted to you from Melbourne.


Opening speech

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