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Industry Events on our Radar for April and May 2009

Future Play LogoOn April 20 and 21, 2009, the 3D Training, Learning and Collaboration (3D TLC) event will be taking place in Washington, DC, to discuss business strategies and virtual worlds. The event which lists over 30 featured speakers will explore the general use of virtual worlds in the workplace to specific examples of applications for e-Learning, onboarding, sales training, collaboration, meetings, and more.

The Immersive Education Initiative will be holding its London, UK Summit on April 23-24, at the London School of Economics. This event will showcase new and emerging virtual worlds, learning games, educational simulations and share related tools, techniques, technologies, standards and best practices. The summit will feature presentations, panel discussions, break-out sessions and workshops that provide attendees with an in-depth overview of immersive learning platforms and technologies. Read More...

Upcoming Serious Games Events

Serious Games Summit LogoThere are several industry events taking place in coming weeks relating to serious games. Here is an update to our previous listing of upcoming industry events.

The Serious Games Summit will be running from March 23-24, as part of the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco. The event will spotlight the rapidly growing serious games industry that features the use of interactive games technology within non-entertainment sectors. The summit will provide a forum for game developers and industry professionals to examine the future course of serious games development in areas such as education, government, health, military, science, corporate training, first responders and social change. Read More...

Recent and Upcoming Industry Events Worth Noting

Triangle Game Conference LogoOn March 9 at the Microsoft offices in Mountain View, CA., Fountain Blue will present “Virtual Worlds: The Hype, The Reality, The In-Between”. The event will notably feature panelists from Microsoft, IBM, Second Life’s Linden Labs, who discussed the emergence of social virtual worlds as a cultural and business phenomenon.

On March 30 the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. will be hosting the panel “Virtual Worlds, the Origins and Evolution of a New Medium”. This special discussion will convene an in-person group of avatars of the medium of Social Virtual Worlds. Read More...