For the last year or so the Virtual Policy Network (that I founded) has been working with a group of good people (the Virtual Environment CoLab) and the IEEE on the slow march to establishing a set of Virtual Environment practices and standards.
We are having an event in LA in September – you can come, in fact if you read TerraNova you probably should come as you probably care about Virtual Environments as much as us.
The event is NOT focused on tech standards. What we are doing is setting out a set of social challenges and getting a bunch of experts to come up with solutions that harness Virtual Environments.
The event is titled vPEARL (Virtual Play Exchange Advise Renew Learn), it’s going to be on 20-21 September 2011, Los Angeles, CA in the USA. Registration is $150 and spaces are limited to 100.
The official event page and regisration is here: http://standards.ieee.org/news/vpearl/index.html
I will be intense and fun. You will get to see my shoes. Come.