F.C.V.W. Event Almost Here

The Federal Consortium of Virtual Worlds (F.C.V.W.) Conference is being held May 11-13 in Washington, D.C. Sponsor and host of the event is the National Defense University’s iCollege, Fort McNair.

The first-day morning keynote speaker is David A. Smith of Lockheed Martin, whose topic is “The Augmented Human.” In the afternoon, Mk Haley of Carnegie Mellon University will address “Innovation in Virtual Worlds — and Then Back Out into Our Own.”

The second-day morning keynoter is Dr. Chris Dede of Harvard University, whose topic is “How Immersion in Virtual Worlds Helps Learners in the Real World.” In the afternoon, Frank DiGiovanni of the federal government speaks on “Virtual Worlds in DoD.”

Topics for panel discussions are:

>> “World-wide Application of Immersive Environment in Administration, Politics and Education”

>> “An Ecosystem Approach to Designing Virtual Worlds”

>> “Virtual Worlds in State and Federal Government”

>> “Command and Control Centers in Virtual Worlds”

>> “Challenge A.I. Finalists – Technical Discussion”

Interesting events that are unique to this year’s F.C.V.W. Conference:

>> More Hands-on workshops: Learn about virtual-world games for decision-making, virtual world standards, assessment strategies, building networked virtual world using X3D Graphics, and more.

>> Networking opportunities: Participate in an on-site networking program designed just for this conference.

>> More interaction: Games, contests, and a chance for you to be the judge. You can participate in games like the virtual obstacle course, test-drive government-developed games, interact with nifty vendor displays (like the Holowall).

>> Special activities/prizes: The conference participant who Mingles (networks) the most will also receive a prize during the awards program on the last day. He/she must be present to win. All on-site participants also get the chance to be a judge by rating each government poster. The poster session participant with the highest rating will win a prize, which will be awarded on the last day.

–More info: www.ndu.edu/icollege/fcvw/index.htm

The Federal Consortium of Virtual Worlds (F.C.V.W.) Conference is being held May 11-13 in Washington, D.C. Sponsor and host of the event is the National Defense University’s iCollege, Fort McNair.

The first-day morning keynote speaker is David A. Smith of Lockheed Martin, whose topic is “The Augmented Human.” In the afternoon, Mk Haley of Carnegie Mellon University will address “Innovation in Virtual Worlds — and Then Back Out into Our Own.”

The second-day morning keynoter is Dr. Chris Dede of Harvard University, whose topic is “How Immersion in Virtual Worlds Helps Learners in the Real World.” In the afternoon, Frank DiGiovanni of the federal government speaks on “Virtual Worlds in DoD.”

Topics for panel discussions are:

>> “World-wide Application of Immersive Environment in Administration, Politics and Education”

>> “An Ecosystem Approach to Designing Virtual Worlds”

>> “Virtual Worlds in State and Federal Government”

>> “Command and Control Centers in Virtual Worlds”

>> “Challenge A.I. Finalists – Technical Discussion”

Interesting events that are unique to this year’s F.C.V.W. Conference:

>> More Hands-on workshops: Learn about virtual-world games for decision-making, virtual world standards, assessment strategies, building networked virtual world using X3D Graphics, and more.

>> Networking opportunities: Participate in an on-site networking program designed just for this conference.

>> More interaction: Games, contests, and a chance for you to be the judge. You can participate in games like the virtual obstacle course, test-drive government-developed games, interact with nifty vendor displays (like the Holowall).

>> Special activities/prizes: The conference participant who Mingles (networks) the most will also receive a prize during the awards program on the last day. He/she must be present to win. All on-site participants also get the chance to be a judge by rating each government poster. The poster session participant with the highest rating will win a prize, which will be awarded on the last day.

–More info: www.ndu.edu/icollege/fcvw/index.htm

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