december, 2019

17dec3:00 pm5:00 pmAvaCon Grid Holiday Party3:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST


Event Details

Join AvaCon, for a holiday party located on the AvaCon Plaza region in the AvaCon grid.

This is a chance for final end-of-year networking with other #OSCC19 attendees. You can also find out about the events, resources, and programs AvaCon offers, including the Free Virtual Land for Social Good Community on the AvaCon Grid

To attend, you can login with your OSCC conference grid avatar account or another OpenSimulator account that is Hypergrid enabled, and then you can Hypergrid jump to . Copy the url, open the world map, and paste the url in the little search bar on the right! Click on Find and then on Teleport!

You can also create an AvaCon Grid local account at and if you need more info on connecting, go to

Tuesday December 17, 2019 3:00pm – 5:00pm
On AvaCon Grid – HyperGrid address:

  • Mature Rating Appropriate for All Ages (G)
  • Public or Invitation Only Open to All
  • Region Name AvaCon Plaza
  • Parcel/Venue Name AvaCon Plaza


(Tuesday) 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST


AvaCon Grid


AvaCon IncOUR MISSION Building community in the metaverse. | Building the metaverse community. | Building the metaverse. AvaCon, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the growth, enhancement, and development of the metaverse, virtual worlds, augmented reality, and 3D immersive and virtual spaces. We hold conventions and meetings to promote educational and scientific inquiry into these spaces, and to support organized fan activities, including performances, lectures, art, music, machinima, and much more. Our primary goal is to connect and support the diverse communities and practitioners involved in co-creating and using virtual worlds, and to educate the public and our constituents about the emerging ecosystem of technologies broadly known as the

Speakers for this event

  • Joyce Bettencourt

    Joyce Bettencourt

    AvaCon, Inc., Co-Founder

    Joyce Bettencourt is co-founder and Vice President of AvaCon, Inc.(, a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to promoting the growth, enhancement, and development of the metaverse, virtual worlds, augmented reality and 3D immersive spaces. AvaCon were organizers of 2010 in Boston & 2011 in Oakland Second Life Community Convention, the Federal Consortium of Virtual Worlds virtual workshops, and the ongoing OpenSimulator Community Conference. AvaCon also currently fiscally sponsors the nonprofit community of practice, Nonprofit Commons in Second Life, where Joyce has been a community leader and host of weekly Friday meetings. In addition, she is Creative Director of The Vesuvius Group (, a collaborative studio specializing in developing online immersive and social environments for community-building. Joyce is a 2012 graduate of the Singularity University Graduate Studies program, focused on applying exponential technologies to addressing Global Grand Challenges. Previously she was digital media producer for the Online Leadership Program at the educational nonprofit Global Kids and helped produce digital media learning content including the Second Life Curriculum, many virtual and physical world events, and the social issue game CONSENT! As her avatar Rhiannon Chatnoir, she has organized numerous social good online events, including the Virtual Haiti Relief campaign within the virtual world of Second Life that helped raise awareness and $10,000 USD in virtual micro transactions.


    AvaCon, Inc., Co-Founder

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