Social & Communities Track
The Social & Communities track will explore all the ways in which OpenSimulator offers communities for nearly every interest, from role playing groups to science fiction communities, to virtual towns and interest groups, historical explorations, religious and spiritual communities, book clubs, and so much more. This track will feature sessions that focus on sharing about and improving the social experience and overall community of OpenSimulator users.
Call for Presentations
In this track, we seek proposals that explore aspects of the social experience in OpenSimulator, and what it takes to create, build, and sustain communities. Proposals might include presentations that discuss how to market and attract users, issues and barriers to sustaining communities, and what the OpenSimulator platform may need in the future to become a broadly adopted platform for community building in the metaverse.
Topics of Interest
- Marketing strategies
- Community Management
- Building themed communities, including roleplay, non-profits, simulations, education, commercial, etc.
- Technical tools to help attract and sustain communities
- Tutorial Tools & Workshops
- Cross-Media Integration
- Avatar Behavior & Culture
- Event Planning & Management
All proposals must be submitted no later than midnight PDT on July 1, 2013.
If your proposal is accepted, you will receive an email by August 1, 2013. Accepted speakers must register for the conference by August 7, 2013 in order to be included in the conference schedule and program. You may wish to register for the conference even before receiving notification of your proposal status to ensure that your registration has been processed by the August 7th date.
When you submit your proposal, you will need to select an appropriate presentation format that will best fit your content and style.
Single Presenter Presentation
This presentation format is for a solo presenter who has at least 40 minutes of content to share. Generally the speaker should reserve 10 to 15 minutes of the presentation for Q&A if the presentation is largely lecture style, though we also encourage more interactive sessions that engage the audience.
Multiple Presenters Presentation
This format is most appropriate for a team presentation approach that has more than one speaker, though there is a separate format specifically for panels. Multiple presenters still need to reserve 10 to 15 minutes for Q&A, and so will need to coordinate in advance how to break up the 40 minutes of content.
The panel presentation style works well with 3 or more speakers, usually who have different perspectives or expertise on a particular topic. Panel presentations also have 40 minutes for content and 10 to 15 minutes for Q&A.
Workshop or Training Class
Workshops or training classes specifically focus on teaching attendees new skills, usually with hands on activities that encourage the audience to practice the skills being taught. Ideally, presenters who select a Workshop or Training Class format should have previous experience delivering training online.
This can be a live music performance, a short theatrical sketch, a live poetry reading, an interpretive dance or any other performance art. This presentation format is generally popular in the Artistic & Creative Expression track, but depending upon your performance, it may also be appropriate in other tracks. Please indicate in your submission if your performance should be slotted into a 30 minute or 1 hour time slot, and be very specific about your technical requirements or venue needs.