June 30, 2009

USING VIRTUAL REALITY FOR STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT: A ONE DAY MINI-CONFERENCE ON SECOND LIFE

IF YOU work in the public sector you have stakeholders. Did you ever wonder how to use Web 2.0 technologies to better educate those folks?

If so, you might want to give the "Using Virtual Reality for Stakeholder Engagement" mini-conference some thought. The event is presented by PublicDecisions and will be held on Thursday, July 16 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm (Eastern).

Conducted entirely in the virtual world Second Life, this one-day conference will provide you with the opportunity to experience and learn about the possibilities of hosting stakeholder learning events using virtual reality. You'll participate in presentations (including a virtual deliberation held in Second Life), discussions . . . even "field trips" that demonstrate how virtual reality is being used for stakeholder learning today.

What You'll Learn:
  • The benefits and drawbacks of working with stakeholders in Second Life, including when it's appropriate, efficient and effective—and when it's not
  • How Second Life differs from other technologies used for stakeholder engagement
  • How Second Life can be used for a range of subject areas, including—but not limited to—environmental management
  • Tips for using Second Life effectively, including how to access existing "islands" or spaces within Second Life's virtual world and how to create your own space
No experience is needed in order to attend the conference. You will, however, need to create a Second Life account (it's free) in order to participate. An orientation for registrants new to Second Life (and those who want a refresher) will be provided prior to the conference.

Learn more here >


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