(Virtual) Virtual Worlds Symposium: The Future of Retail in Virtual Worlds and Web 3D

My good friend John Eyles is an educator, philanthropist and activist, and also leads research and alliance efforts at Telecom New Zealand.  He is organizing this symposium to explore possibilities for retail endeavors in virtual worlds (ideally imagining possibilities beyond the usual brick and mortar simulacra).  I am doing a session on mobile gaming and virtual worlds (a la Parallel Kingdom, which launches Oct 31st), and he is also looking for some more contributors for other sessions that might be of interest, or inspire some new thinking in this area.

It's Oct. 29th - 31st, running for 30 hours so people world-wide can participate.

More information at http://www.futuretelco.net.  Schedule, etc. is forthcoming.

Comments on (Virtual) Virtual Worlds Symposium: The Future of Retail in Virtual Worlds and Web 3D:

Sofia says:

nice stuff!
"The bigger problem on Elance, in my experience, is dummy projects. Some buyers post projects simply to get an idea of the cost or to try to find free work."
Actually our organization wanted to hire virtual employees for web designing and SEO. And we are looking for whole virtual team. Because now it's become very expensive for our organization to recruit employees :( And we need reliable and quality virtual employees.
We were prepared to post our requisite on freelancers or e lance sites. But we have observed the unacceptable thing. “Dummy projects”. Due to which we people unable to understand that why our bids not get awarded. Ultimately the outcome is wastage of time as well as money in the entire biding process. So, what next?
Then our team decided to directly contact companies who are providing virtual employee services. But the question is "RELIABILITY and Hiring charges".
We have got replies from some forums and communities. So, now we have one option company www.marketraise.com. It’s nice.
But we want best service provider with better package.
So, the major facts which we believe with freelancing/e lance/other bidding sites are
Disadvantage- time and money saver
Advantage – ensure reliability
Thanks in advance

Posted Nov 5, 2008 7:47:41 AM | link

jacob says:

yea Sofia you Right as you have explained the thing it happened lot's of to me.then i was also looking for a way apart from this thank you very much for the suggestion .

Posted Nov 21, 2008 6:17:58 AM | link