OpenSimulator Community Conference Announces High Fidelity CEO Philip Rosedale as Keynote Speaker

The OpenSimulator Community Conference is pleased to announce Philip Rosedale, Founder and CEO of High Fidelity, Inc. will be a keynote speaker at the second annual OpenSimulator Community Conference, scheduled to take place virtually on November 8-9, 2014 in a virtual conference center designed for the event.

Mr. Rosedale’s keynote presentation will address the question, “What is the Metaverse?” and discuss the opportunity to develop an open platform for virtual reality over the internet, including new hardware devices that catalyze entirely new kinds of interactions between avatars.

In 1995, Philip Rosedale created an innovative Internet video conferencing product (called “FreeVue”), which was later acquired by RealNetworks where in 1996 he went on to become Vice President and CTO. In 1999, Rosedale left RealNetworks, founded Linden Lab and built a virtual civilization called Second Life, fulfilling his lifelong dream of creating an open-ended, Internet-connected virtual world.

Since leaving Second Life in 2010, Rosedale has worked on several experiments in distributed work and computing, including Coffee & Power and In 2013, he co-founded High Fidelity Inc. to explore the future of a next-generation virtual reality system.

“Philip Rosedale is one of the foremost thinkers about virtual reality and the Metaverse today,” said conference chair Chris Collins. “We look forward to hearing his thoughts on the next generation of open Metaverse platforms, including OpenSimulator.”

Registration for the virtual OpenSimulator Community Conference is free and opens on September 15, 2014.  Sign up to be notified when registration opens!

3 replies
  1. steven
    steven says:

    Philip is a true business leader, a visionair and an inspiration for all active in the metaverse!, and a great speaker! We as DXexchange, being still active as one of the largest companies in SL, we support the HF development, everyone should check it out!!

  2. Adil F
    Adil F says:

    Philip Rosedale is a true genius, by integrating the crypto currencies in the virtual worlds it will bring some millions dollars to it’s project and provide it’s community with a military grade secure ecosystem (encrypted with SHA256d and Scrypt 1024bits) …
    you know that it is enough to write 150 lines of code to implement a crypto currency on OpenSimulator ??? (more infos? by mail)
    unfortunately I’m not developer 🙁 snifff …and without a secure economic system, OpenSimulator have no future… or the foundations and GridMasters have to ask charity and donations to be able to organize things and events … or survive…
    thank you for all the great work you’ve done since 2009 and good luck (i use and follow opensim from 2010) .


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