Update: The LEA blog post has been revised since this article was posted, and the following has been revised to suit.
The first Silicon Valley VR (SVVR) Conference and Expo will take place on Monday 19th May and Tuesday 20th May 2014, at the Computer History Museum, Mountain View, California.
The conference will bring together a host of experts in the VR and in virtual environments, including the likes of Palmer Luckey (Oculus VR), Philip Rosedale, Ebbe Altberg, David Holtz (Leap Motion), Ben Lang (Road to VR), Jan Goetgeluk (Virtuix) and many more – see the list of speakers and panelists on the conference website – as well as including exhibits and demos from some of the top names in the field.
For those unable to attend the event in person, the Linden Endowment for the Arts has announced that sessions will be streamed to the LEA Theatre, starting at 14:00 on Monday May 19th with Philip Rosedale’s presentation, and the Creating the VR Metaverse Panel also being streamed (see below).
Creating the VR Metaverse Panel
Tuesday May 20th will see a panel discussion take place on the topic of creating the VR metaverse. Occurring at 15:00 on the 20th, the discussion will feature Ebbe Altberg (Linden Lab), Philip Rosedale (High Fidelity), Stefano Corazza (Mixamo), Tony Parisi (Vizi), and will be moderated by Draxtor Despres. Together, the panel will be considering topics such as:
- One global metaverse or many?
- Identity and privacy
- Virtual World Governance: democracies, the greek god model, or benevolent dictators
- Intellectual property and legal jurisdictions
- Avatar portability and standards
There will also be an opportunity for the audience to put questions to the panel on these and other metaverse / VR-related subjects, and you can also potentially have your own question put to the panel. Simply add your question to the comments following THIS article (link), and if selected, Drax will put it forward during the course of the discussion.