Welcome to the OpenSimulator Community Conference 2017!

Welcome to the OpenSimulator Community Conference 2017! 

Join us for the fifth annual OpenSimulator Community Conference 2017 today at 7 AM PST (-8 UTC) on the OSCC Grid!

Follow @opensimcc on Twitter and use the hashtags #oscc or #oscc17, and post your pictures and snapshots of the day on our Flickr group.

Conference Schedule

We have an exciting program lined up, with great keynote presentations, breakout sessions, social events, and plenty of Expo regions to explore over the next two days! Don’t miss the Keynote sessions, including the OpenSimulator Developer Panel on Saturday morning, along with dynamic short presentations and panels that take place Saturday, December 9th and Sunday, December 10th within our OSCC Keynote regions.

You can view all #OSCC17 sessions on the schedule at https://oscc2017.sched.com/

The schedule also includes community and social events, and plenty of Expo regions to explore over the weekend! Don’t miss the special HyperGrid Tour on Sunday at 11 AM PDT, and the many how to’s, resources, and scavenger hunt landmarks to interesting destinations where you can learn to HyperGrid visit throughout the OpenSimulator metaverse. There is also the chance to attend live music at the virtual venue of Maritime Club Belfast, and many after parties and simulation tours.

Conference Streams

We will be live streaming the conference on YouTube live!  See the online schedule and watch the live conference video stream live on our OSCC conference site.

Connecting to the Conference Grid

If you requested a new local account be created for the OSCC Conference Grid, you should have received an email with the login details. See the Login Info page for instructions on how to download an OpenSimulator viewer and more information about how to connect to the grid. If you have a Local Account and have forgotten your password, use the Forgot Your Password link to reset it.

For those accessing the OSCC Grid via HyperGrid, the Login URI and HyperGrid link is: http://cc.opensimulator.org:8002

Optimize Your Viewer

For the best experience, make sure to enable Streaming Media & Music, and turn on AUTOPLAY for Parcel and Prim media. We also recommend turning your Draw Distance settings down to a reasonable level. The lower your Draw Distance, the better your viewer performance will be. See the FAQs for more information. We also have some additional tips for those who might have trouble viewing some video and streaming media in world.

OSCC Zone Groups Access

When you log in, you will land on your designated Landing Zone region 1, 2, 3, 4, or the HyperGrid (HG) Landing Zone. Check the rotating banner in your Landing Zone to see the corresponding Keynote region that you should use for keynote presentations. You will only be able to access the Keynote region that matches your Landing Zone unless you are a presenter. See the Online Map for an overhead view of the conference grid.

Attending Sessions

When you arrive at a Keynote region or Track region please sit in a chair ASAP during the sessions! The conference grid will perform best if everyone takes a seat in the presentation areas. All of the conference presentations will take place via parcel streaming media, so we recommend that you set your viewer to AUTOPLAY parcel and prim media. In-world voice will be disabled in those areas, so please use text chat for socializing, networking, and asking questions of the speakers.

Expo Zones

The conference would not have been possible without the financial support of our Sponsors and Crowdfunders, so please be sure to visit their exhibits and booths in the Expo Zones to thank them! Explore five regions of terrific booths and fun activities provided by our sponsors and Crowdfunders – and invite your friends who didn’t get a conference ticket! The Expo Zones are open to public HyperGrid visitors!

HyperGrid Tour & Learning Resources

Visit OSCC Expo Zone 2 for the HyperGrid Tour & Resources section of the conference. There you will find step by step help on how to HyperGrid if you aren’t familiar with jumping from one OpenSImulator grid to another grid world, as well as helpful website links, and a curated collection of HyperGrid landmarks for those more experienced to explore the interconnected OpenSimulator metaverse. OSCC17 will also feature a special HyperGrid Tour organized by Thirza Ember, that will take attendees on a tour of several OpenSimulator grid location that offer up amazing creations and experiences. This two-hour OSCC HyperGrid tour starts at 11 AM Pacific, on Sunday, December 10th, and is not to be missed if you want a fun, guided way of learning to HyperGrid.

OSCC Poster Session Expo

You can find accompanying poster materials, resources, gifts, and links from this year’s OpenSimulator Community Conference presenters in a special OSCC Poster Session Expo area located in OSCC Expo Zone 3.

OpenMetaQuest Game

Play the OpenMetaQuest to test your knowledge about the open Metaverse – and have fun! Your mission, should you be brave enough to accept it, is to find 12 hexagon-shaped game tokens across 7 sims while matching your MetaKnowledge for prizes. Look for the Adventure Hippo to begin your journey and win terrific prizes!

Technical Difficulties

Although we hope everything goes smoothly, it is always possible for there to be technical difficulties during the conference program. If this happens, we appreciate your patience and understanding while we work to resolve the issue.

If you are disconnected from the grid, please wait a moment or two, check the conference Twitter stream @opensimcc for updated information, and then try to log back in. We will do our best to resolve issues quickly and stick to the conference schedule. No matter what happens, we’re sure the day will hold plenty of surprises!

A tremendous thank you to all of our speakers, sponsors, crowdfunders, volunteer staff, streaming team, and attendees! We hope you enjoy the conference program and we’ll look forward to seeing you in-world or on the web today!

Sincerely,

The OpenSimulator Community Conference 2017 Team

Conference Organizing Committee
Joyce Bettencourt | Rhiannon Chatnoir
Cynthia Calongne | Lyr Lobo
Maria Korolov | Maria Korolov
Barbara Truman | Delightful Doowangle
Grid Administrator: Michael Cerquoni | Nebadon Izumi
HyperGrid Activities Coordinator: Thirza Ember
Streaming Team Coordinators: Mal Burns, Michael Bailey | Marcus Llewellyn, James Lloyd | James Atlloud
Web / Scripting Coordinator: Jeroen Frans | Frans Charming
Volunteer Coordinator: Sunbeam Magic

Conference Advisory Committee
Michael Cerquoni | Nebadon Izumi
Crista Lopes | Diva Canto
Melanie Thielker | Melanie Milland

OSCC17 Sponsors
AvaCon Inc. | http://avacon.org
OpenSimulator | http://opensimulator.org
UC Irvine Institute for Virtual Environments and Computer Games | http://ivecg.uci.edu
Rockcliffe University Consortium | http://urockcliffe.com
Yippee Ki-Ay Blues™ | http://www.yippeekiayblues.com
Galactic Systems, Inc. – GridFone | http://galacticsystems.net
LLOUD LLC | http://lloud.com
PurePowerStreams | http://purepowerstreams.net
Virtual Outworlding | http://virtualoutworlding.blogspot.com

And the many #OSCC17 Crowdfunders and Volunteers that made this possible.

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