Maria Korolov speaking

Call for Proposals

The OpenSimulator Community Conference 2016 Call for Proposals is now open! The OpenSimulator Community Conference 2016 wants everyone to know what is exciting about our favorite social 3D platform. We are looking for those individuals or groups on the forefront who are shaping the Metaverse, hosting exciting activities, and changing the game to bring the WOWNESS. This year’s conference will focus on the visions for the future and the evolution of the platform. The conference features a concentrated series of talks on December 10th-11th on the main stage in the Creative, Education, Techie, and Experiential tracks.

The speaker sessions offer 20-minute presentations to engage the mind while the community-sponsored tours, content give-aways and Hypergrid explorations take attendees to far away places. We are particularly interested in speakers that can dramatically tell the story of their work and employ great props and graphics.

The organizers encourage presentations that span current innovations and activities, performance artistry, educational simulations, innovative business cases or have a publication or track record of real world use.

Important Dates & Deadlines

  • September 12, 2016 – Announcement of the Call for Proposals!
  • October 9, 2016 – Proposals are due by 11:59 PM PST (Pacific Standard Time).
  • October 23, 2016 – Those submitting proposals will receive an email from the conference organizers with  acceptance details and more information.
  • October 30, 2016 – Accepted speakers must register for the conference in order to be included in the conference schedule and the program.
  • November 19, 2016 – Any custom content, props, and audio-visuals must be submitted to be included in the conference program.
  • November 19, 2016 – Presenter Orientation & Training sessions to prepare speakers for the conference and to setup your Presenter Booth.
  • December 10-11, 2016 – OSCC16 takes place – Bring the WOWness!
  • December 11, 2016 – OSCC Hypergrid tour and other community events

Submit a Proposal
To submit a proposal,  complete the Proposal Submission form in the fields below and describe your session and the track. If you have questions or need more information, please contact the conference organizers.  Thank you!

  • Creative
  • Education
  • Techie
  • Experiential
  • Other

We look forward to reviewing your submissions!


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Presenter Contact Information

Please double check your email address, since this will be our primary way of contacting you regarding your proposal status!
Please provide a phone number where we will be able to reach you in the event of an emergency. Ideally this will the phone number where you can be reached during the conference. PLEASE INCLUDE COUNTRY CODE AND AREA CODE.
If you have a personal website we should review, please enter the URL here.
If you have a professional or work related website we should review, enter that URL here.
If you have any other website we should review, please enter the URL here.
Do you have a Twitter account? If so, what is your Twitter URL. (URLs please, NOT just your username.)
We use Skype for audio streaming during the conference. If you don't have a Skype account, please sign up for one (it's free) and enter your Skype username here.

Presenter Photos


This is the image we will use for the conference program, website, and other media and marketing about the conference. Whether your photo is a real life or avatar picture, it should be a well-lit headshot primarily of your face, not a graphic, design, or full body shot, and as high resolution as you can provide in .JPG or .PNG format. All photos must be professionally appropriate!

Proposal Information

What is the title of your presentation? This is the text that will be printed in the program schedule and on the conference website. Please double-check for spelling and typo errors!
Please provide a brief description of your presentation in NO MORE THAN 2-3 SENTENCES. This is the description that will be used in the conference program and on the conference website. Please double-check for spelling and typo errors! Please don't use bullet points, or other formatting, just simple plain text descriptions in one or two paragraphs. Maximum word count is 200.
Please enter a brief, professional biography in NO MORE THAN 2-3 SENTENCES. Please keep it brief! This information will be used in the conference program and website, so please proofread for spelling and typo errors! Please don't use bullet points, or other formatting, just simple plain text. Maximum word count is 200.

Proposal Details

The following information will only be seen by proposal reviewers and conference organizers.
Please describe in greater detail what your presentation will cover. Clearly state the problem, issue, or topic that your presentation will address. If you are proposing a live performance, describe in detail the kind of performance you plan to give. Please don't use bullet points, or other formatting, just simple plain text descriptions in one or two paragraphs. Maximum word count is 500.
Please describe your target audience - who do you think will be most interested in attending your presentation or performance? Who are you trying to reach? Also include expected outcomes from your presentation - after a participant leaves your presentation, what will they have learned? If your proposal is a live performance, you may enter "N/A" in the outcomes section if it does not apply. Please don't use bullet points, or other formatting, just simple plain text descriptions in one or two paragraphs. Maximum word count is 500.
Briefly describe what will take place at your session in the order the events will happen. Your response should give us a good understanding of what will take place in your session. The primary format for this year's OSCC is a series of short (20 minutes presentation + 5 minutes for Q/A), dynamic presentations by a single, or duo of presenters, on a topic that will highlight the best projects, use cases and work being done with OpenSimulator. Please DO NOT use bullet points, or other formatting, just simple plain text descriptions in one or two paragraphs. Maximum word count is 200.
What equipment do you need for your presentation? Do you have any special needs or setup requirements? Please note that conference organizers will do their best to meet all requests, however, we cannot guarantee that special equipment, space, or setup options will be available. Musical performers are expected to stream their own audio, and should be as detailed as possible in listing any special requirements. Please don't use bullet points, or other formatting, just simple plain text descriptions in one or two paragraphs. Maximum word count is 200.

Multiple files should be uploaded as a single .zip or other common archive file.