Conflict simulation, peacebuilding, and development

Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds Conference

Cross-posted from an announcement at the Association of Virtual Worlds:

Registration is now open for the Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds Conference (, April 23 & 24 at the National Defense University (NDU) in Washington DC.

This is the main conference on virtual worlds for the government. We are expecting 600 to attend at NDU and over 2,000 online in 6 different virtual worlds. We will be live streaming the conference in Second Life (various locations will be posted on the website), Forterra, Protosphere, 3DXplorer, Vastpark, and Active Worlds. This year the program includes keynotes by Christian Renaud, The Technology Intelligence Group (topic: 2020: Technology and Immersion) and Michael Nelson, PhD, Georgetown, (topic: The Cloud, the Crowd, & the 3-D Internet – What’s Next for Collaboration Online); panels on knowledge management, augmented reality, intelligent agents & bots, education, state and local government, technical access solutions, and security; over 30 poster sessions of government projects, and a vendor fair.

If you have any questions, you can email

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