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OpenSimulator Community Conference 2016 

The OpenSimulator Community Conference is an annual conference that focuses on the developer and user community creating the OpenSimulator software. Organized as a joint production by Core Developers of OpenSimuator and AvaCon, the virtual conference features presentations, workshops, keynote sessions, and social events across diverse sectors of the OpenSimulator user base.

More info at: http://conference.opensimulator.org and to register, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opensimulator-community-conference-2016-registration-28824725530 

Events taking place Saturday, Dec 10, and Sunday Dec 11 will be live simulcast streamed to https://gaming.youtube.com/c/AvaconOrg/live

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Saturday, December 10 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Enabling the Forgotten Avatars

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Up until this point, Open Simulator and other Virtual World systems have not been designed with the needs of all people with disabilities in mind. We will identify some areas where the development community needs improvement in its approaches and discuss some simple solutions that could be implemented now. Future innovation ideas will also be discussed to look for new simple and creative ways to get everyone involved in the Virtual World Community no matter what their needs are.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Elliott

Tim Elliott

Metaverse Developer, A Dimension Beyond
Tim Elliott works with A Dimension Beyond, Inc. as a coder and advisor on | making OpenSim work for disabled people. Tim has Cerebral Palsy and the challenges | related to that. He has been involved in Virtual Worlds since 2007. He has written and | presented several of his papers at research conferences including one called How Cyber-Anthropology relates to MMORPGs and Metaverses. It is about Anthropology and the | holistic study of humanity and... Read More →
avatar for Steve LaVigne

Steve LaVigne

CFO, ADB
Steve LaVigne is the CFO or Secretary-Treasurer of “A Dimension Beyond, Inc.”  He has been actively involved in virtual worlds and virtual reality since 2007. He has set up many OpenSim servers all over the world, and has regions in OSGrid, Metropolis, The AngelFire Grid, and Virtual Worlds Grid. He is active in the MOSES project. He is a strong advocate of going a dimension beyond in using virtual technology to help many types... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Laxton

Lisa Laxton

President, Laxton Consulting, LLC
Inspired by technology evolution in the virtual world, virtual reality, and augmented reality arena online and its relationship to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) efforts, Lisa Laxton, and the team at Laxton Consulting, LLC, actively supports development of 3D open standards and applications. Founded in 2009 by Lisa Laxton, Marion DeGhetto, and Georgia Laxton, PhD, the team developed proprietary solutions using these... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
OSCC Keynote Regions Hypergrid address: http://cc.opensimulator.org:8002/

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