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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Thursday, December 8


#OSCC16 Presenter Poster Session & Expo Booth Networking
Join us for a pre-conference networking event. Come explore the OSCC Expo zones as a chance to meet and greet presenters and attendees before the weekend's presentations kick off, while exploring speaker poster booths, hypergrid resources, and expo booths from sponsors and community crowdfunders. 

Hypergrid Address : http://cc.opensimulator.org:8002/

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Joyce Bettencourt

Founder / Vice President of the Board, AvaCon Inc.
Joyce Bettencourt (Rhiannon Chatnoir)Joyce Bettencourt is an artist, interactive designer and digital media producer whose focus is where creativity, community, social good and the future converge online. She is the Online Community Manager for TechSoup Global’s NonProfit Commons... Read More →
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Lyr Lobo / Cynthia Calongne

Professor, Colorado Technical University
Dr. Cynthia Calongne, aka Lyr Lobo, is a Professor of Doctoral Studies at CTU and in Computer Science at CCCOnline. She taught 52 university classes in virtual worlds and received the 2017 Thinkerer award from the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education. Her team won the $25,000... Read More →
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Thirza Ember

Founder, HG Safari
Thirza Ember organizes the OpenSim travel group, HG Safari, which has been promoting the community spirit by arranging weekly group visits to grids all over the OpenSim Hypergrid for the past 3 1/2 years.

Thursday December 8, 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm
OSCC Expo Zones http://cc.opensimulator.org:8002/
Saturday, December 10


VIP: Keynote Q&A 11:15 a.m.
A special chance to ask questions to core developers of the OpenSimulator platform - a VIP event open to #OSCC16 Crowdfunders.

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Robert Adams

OpenSimulator Core Developer
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Michael Cerquoni

Planning Committee, OpenSimulator Core Developer
Michael Cerquoni is a core developer for the OpenSimulator project and 3D Content Developer for Encitra & 4Dialog. Michael has been involved with the OpenSimulator project since July of 2007 and is one of the original founders of OSgrid. His primary interest in OpenSimulator has been... Read More →
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Kevin Cozens

Core Developer, OpenSimulator
Kevin has been coding for open-source projects since 1992 including being a member of the OpenSimulator Core Developer team since March of 2014, and created, or maintains several add-on modules including the OpenSimSearch, OpenSimProfile, and OpenSimMutelist modules which are use... Read More →
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OpenSimulator Core Developers

OpenSimulator is an open source multi-platform, multi-user 3D application server. It can be used to create a virtual environment (or world) which can be accessed through a variety of clients, on multiple protocols. It also has an optional facility (the Hypergrid) to allow users to visit other OpenSimulator installations across the web from their 'home' OpenSimulator installation. In this way, it is the basis of a nascent distributed Metaverse. OpenSimulator allows virtual world developers to customize their worlds using the technologies... Read More →
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Crista Lopes

Professor & OpenSimulator Developer, University of California Irvine
Crista Lopes (Diva Canto) is professor within the Department of Informatics, Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California Irvine and a core OpenSimulator developer. She developed Hypergrid, which is a federation architecture and pro... Read More →
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Melanie Milland

Founder, Avination
Melanie Thielker is the founder of Avination. As an OpenSimulator Core Developer, Melanie has been one of the most active contributors to virtual world software in general, and OpenSimulator in particular. A long term Second Life™ resident, she has gained much experience in using virtual worlds. Melanie has been involved in a number of virtua... Read More →
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Ubit Umarov

OpenSimulator Core Developer
Avination grid collaborator in the area of simulators software development for several years.

Saturday December 10, 2016 11:15am - 12:00pm
OSCC Keynote Regions Hypergrid address: http://cc.opensimulator.org:8002/
Sunday, December 11


HyperGrid Safari at #OSCC16
HyperGrid Safari - a choice of two hypergrid tour routes exploring locations in the OpenSimulator metaverse, featuring artistic builds, community, educational spaces, and free 3D content resources.

"We call it a Hypergrid Safari, because there's no saying what marvels you will see out there... but we can guarantee you a few close shaves, some friendly natives, and a bumpy ride!" - Thirza Ember

Improve your hypergrid skills, meet new people,  and learn about the joys of group grid jumping.Hypergridding is a way t test the limits of OpenSim technology, to inspire and encourage creators, and to strengthen the bonds of our community.

This year Thirza Ember of HG Safari has organized a special double trip around the hyperverse. Two separate trips depart from Expo Zone 2 on the OSCC grid at 11am. The whole adventure will be streamed with a commentary by Hypergrid experts such as John 'Pathfinder' Lester and Mal Burns

This year, two tours to cut the lag in half, and double our fun!You can choose to go on either the 'Dragon' tour or the 'Butterfly tour. Each will visit three different grids, and see builds that feature Big Art, Education, and interactive Entertainment. You will get to see what is means to travel from grid to grid and meet builders and owners and hear about how they have successfully used OpenSim.You'll experience a variety of different grids, from large to small, from commercial to non profit, in Europe and the United States. 

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Mal Burns

Inworld Review
Mal Burns is host of the "Inworld Review" - a weekly news and discussion program which has been running for almost 10 years. He and Tara Yeats run Metaworld Broadcasting to provide input and output services for TV in virtual worlds and the expertise for the same. Mal has used virtual... Read More →
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John Lester

Immersive Learning and Virtual Worlds/VR/AR Designer
As a self-employed independent consultant and contractor, I'm currently working on Product Design at Achievement Network, an education nonprofit that helps schools boost student learning with teaching that’s grounded in standards, informed by data, and built on the successful practices... Read More →

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Thirza Ember

Founder, HG Safari
Thirza Ember organizes the OpenSim travel group, HG Safari, which has been promoting the community spirit by arranging weekly group visits to grids all over the OpenSim Hypergrid for the past 3 1/2 years.

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Sunbeam Magic

Owner, HG VISIONZ Magazine
Been an Virtual World Avatar for approximately 10 years plus... love staying active and writing about the Metaverse and its folks. Owner and co-builder of AAcme City, an industrial fantasy var region located on the 3rd Rock Grid, owner of SunbeamS shops, freebie items on different... Read More →

Sunday December 11, 2016 11:00am - 2:00pm
OSCC Keynote Regions Hypergrid address: http://cc.opensimulator.org:8002/


Avatar Repertory Theater Performance - Two Gentlemen of Verona

Julia will go to any means to snare Protheus who lusts for Silvia who loves Valentine but must marry Sir Thurio, because her dad the Duke says so. Mix in nefarious Outlaws, flippant servants, and a smelly dog. What could possibly go wrong?  

Please join Avatar Repertory Theater for OSCC as we present Shakespeare’s Two Gentlemen of Verona, Sunday December 11, 2Pm grid time at grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II 

Please come a bit early so we can teleport you to the theater world and get everyone in and seated before show time (to optimize grid performance). The show will be in Talk.     

Actors in order of appearance: Iain McCracken, Sam Brautigan, Em Jannings, Pipsqueak Albatross, Madame Thespian, JadaBright Pond and Ada Radius. Adapted, produced and directed by Ada Radius and Em Jannings.

www.avatarrepertorytheater.org is a project of www.newmediaarts.org.


  • Valentine - Iain McCracken
  • Protheus - Sam Brautigan
  • Speed - Madame Thespian
  • Julia - Pipsqueak Albatros
  • Lucetta - Madame Thespian
  • Anthonio - Em Jannings
  • Silvia - JadaBright Pond
  • Launce - Iain McCracken
  • Crabbe the Dog - Cindy, designed by Ferd Frederix
  • Thurio - Madame Thespian
  • Duke - Em Jannings
  • Outlaw1 - Ada Radius
  • Outlaw2 - Sam Brautigan
  • Outlaw3 - Em Jannings
  • Host - Ada Radius


Sunday December 11, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Kitely grid, Cookie !! region grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II


Live Music at Maritime Club Belfast
Live music in the oldest live venue in the metaverse - the maritime club belfast on OSGrid featuring the popular musical performers in opensim.

Virtual World musicians Truelie Telling and Casias Falta have been regulars on the stage of the Maritime Club for almost a decade with Truelie doing her all original folk-noir country-punk ballads http://www.reverbnation.com/truelietelling live from her Nashville studio and Casias  live from Detroit http://www.reverbnation.com/paulemerycasiasfalta playing classic blues and witty originals.

For the closing live music event of OSCC they will be joined onstage by some of the other great musicians currently playing in Opensim for a " pass the mic" session in the oldest continuously-running live music venue in the metaverse.

More info on the Maritime Club http://www.3dcolab.com/projects/maritime.html 

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Stiofain MacTomais

Stiofain has been running weekly live events in virtual worlds for over 9 years and organised very successful closing events for the previous OSCCs

Sunday December 11, 2016 2:00pm - 3:50pm
OSgrid Maritime Club Belfast hg.osgrid.org:80:Maritime Club Belfast