[CITASA] 2012 FCVW Annual Conference "Inspire the Future" is coming May 16 - 18!

Tzafnat Shpak tzafnat.shpak at jvwresearch.org
Tue Apr 10 08:24:43 EDT 2012

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Dear members,

The Journal of Virtual Worlds Research  (JVWR) is happy to support calls
for the *5th Annual Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds Conference
"Inspire the Future" May 16, 17 & 18, National Defense University,
Washington DC.*

Don’t forget to register for the best FCVW Conference Program we have ever
had! *REGISTER NOW*<http://www.ndu.edu/icollege/fcvw/registration.html?utm_source=Journal+of+Virtual+Worlds+Research+Announcements&utm_campaign=5ceee3bde6-Federal_Consortium_for_VW_May_2012&utm_medium=email&gooal=eyJjaWQiOiI1Y2VlZTNiZGU2IiwidGFnIjoiQ0ZQX01hbmFnZXJpYWxfYW5kX0NvbW1lcmNpYWwxXzE2XzIwMTIiLCJ1aWQiOiJkZTRmYTJhNDM1MzgyY2IxZmE2N2NiNzA4In0%3D%7C%5BB64EMAIL%5D>

 Conference schedule is on the FCVW website (
since Friday, April 5.

 *WORKSHOPS—May 16*: You will have the choice between 17 workshops offered
throughout the day.

   - Three-hour workshops include: iHub (Stylianos Mystakidis), DoD Virtual
   Worlds Framework (Carl Rosengrant), and Developing Content in Unity 3D
   (Eric Hackathorn).
   - 75-minute workshops include: Authentic Avatar (Brock-Richmond),
   Designing 3D VW Education & Training Courses (Reyer), Cognitive Ethnography
   (Dubbels), Immersive Intelligence and 3D Data Virtualization (Richard
   Hackathorn), Growing Your Organizations vTraining Presence (Perkins), PTSD
   (Kevin Holloway), Microsoft and VW, VWs for Analysis and Experimentations
   (Aguilar), Lessons from goXOgo (Kearney), NTER (Cohen), Personal
   Transformation in a VW (Deveneaux), Advanced Telemedicine (Dillion), MOSES
   Open Simulator (Maxwell), and Using Serious Games in OpenSim to Model
   Taxpayer Behavior (Creekmore).

Schedule will be available this week.  More detailed information on each
workshop will be available on our website by April 30.

 *SPEAKERS*: We have incredible speakers this year.  Randy Hinrichs, CEO
2b3d and editor of “Transforming Virtual World Learning” and “Engaging the
Avatar” will be the opening keynote!  James Blascovich, Director and
co-founder of the Research Center for Virtual Environments at UC Santa
Barbara and co-author of “Infinite Reality: The Hidden Blueprint of our
Virtual Lives will discuss the reality of the avatar.  Michelle Fox, Chief
Strategist for Education and Worksforce Development at the Department of
Energy will show us the NTER project and its virtual world capabilities.
 Jesse Schell, game designer  at Carnegie Mellon’s Entertainment Technology
Center will challenge us to think outside of the box with games and 3D

*Check out the schedule and bios of the speakers on the website. *

 *PANELS*: Charles Wankel, author and editor of more than 30 books,
including a co-Author of Transforming Virtual World Learning (Cutting-Edge
Technologies in Higher Education) (2011) and Higher Education in Virtual
Worlds: Teaching and Learning in Second Life (International Perspectives on
Education and Society) (2009) is putting together a great education panel.
Other panels include: a telemedicine panel led by Kevin Holloway, Army
psychologist from T2 and award winner for his PTSD island; DoD panel that
will address the use of OpenSim MOSES Project a virtual world space for
groups in DoD and led by Douglas Maxwell, Science and Technology Manager
Virtual World Strategic Applications created by Army Research Labs.  The
final panel will address the important topic of Cyber Security in Virtual
Worlds.  The Panel will be led by Barbara Endicott-Popovsky, the Director
for the Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecuity and the Academic
Director, Master of Infrastructure Planning and Management at the
University of Washington.

*More details with panel membership will be posted on the website no later
than April 30.*

 *GOVERNMENT POSTER SESSIONS:* We still have room for a few more government
project poster sessions.  Awards will be given for the best poster sessions
voted by conference participants.  If you have a virtual world or 3D
collaborative game project with the government, please send your name and
contact information in an email to FederalConsortiumVW at ndu.edu. Complete
list of government poster sessions will be posted by April 30, 2012 on the

 *VENDOR FAIR*: We still have some vendor spaces available for the
conference vendor fair.
Please send your inquiries ASAP to
FederalConsortiumVW at ndu.edu<FederalConsortiumVW at ndu.edu?subject=%5BFCVW2012%5D>and
we will send you the information you will need to be part of this

 *RECEPTION (May 17) 3:30-7:30*—Come and network with a great group of
people, see government projects, and interact with vendors.

 Paulette Robinson, PhD
 Associate Dean for Teaching, Learning &Technology
 National Defense University, iCollege
 Washington DC

*Sent by support of the Journal of Virtual Worlds Research *

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