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Focusing on Virtual Technology

February 8, 2010 - 2 Comments

I am always keen to learn about new virtual technologies and there are several great conferences coming up focusing on just that. Below is an overview on a few of them that I culled from the conference web sites.

Virtual Edge Summit 2010 ( – February 2010

Virtual Edge Summit 2010 is the only event that focuses exclusively on providing education, training and solutions for planning and producing virtual events, meetings and communities.  Over 2 days, dozens of experts will share their expertise with you, and be available for one-on-ones. The Virtual Edge Summit is Produced by the Virtual Edge Institute

The website and Virtual Edge Summit event provide an easy and informative ‘Due Diligence & Best Practices’ destination for all stakeholders interested in virtual events, meetings and marketing.  

Virtual World Best Practices in Education (VWBPE) conference ( –  March 2010

The VWBPE Conference provides opportunities for virtual world communities to showcase projects, courses, events and research that lead to best practices in education. The end result of collaborating, sharing, and co-construction of knowledge during the conference is the creation of innovative and immersive environments in which virtual world residents can learn, work, and play.

Laval Virtual 2010 ( – April 2010

Laval Virtual launches its 12th annual show. From 7 to 11 April 2010, you can get a taste of the future with unmissable innovations through the different aspects of Laval Virtual.

  • The Show: a display of French and international professionals in Virtual Reality.
  • The VRIC’10: the scientific conferences chaired by the greatest international scientists in the field.
  • The Awards: prizes for the best Virtual Reality projects.
  • ReVolution: a competition for the most innovative projects in the subject
  • Virtual Fantasy: student competitions to bring out future professionals.

3D & Virtual Reality Expo, IVR ( – June 2010

Industrial Virtual Reality Expo has grown to become Japan’s largest virtual reality exhibition and has gained a reputation as the place for industry professionals to conduct business.

The exhibition focues on “3D” in addition to “Virtual Reality” and will be relaunched as “3D & Virtual Reality Expo) in 2010. By establishing new fairs called “Next-Generation 3D Images/Broadcast Technology Fair” and “3D Maps/GIS Fair”, this show will gather all kinds of state-of-the-art 3D & VR technology under one roof.

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  1. Thanks for the tips! There are also a couple of AR events coming up in the Bay Area:ARE2010: Augmented Reality Conference:, I am a co-founder of the Augmented Reality Development Camp. If you’re interested, these are my notes from the event and on the state of AR: I’m also a fan of Cisco, let me know if you’d be interested in connecting on LinkedIn.Best,Chris

  2. The Laval Virtual 12th annual show video is awesome, a lot of applications using virtual worlds technology, some seen available to common users, like the Wii controler based one.