eXtension Virtual 3D to Exhibit at Washington D.C. Conference

The Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds annual conference “Collaboration: The Roadmap Forward” takes place May 12-14, 2010 at National Defense University in Washington, D.C. The conference features keynotes and workshops by leading experts in 3D immersive education, such as Tony O’Driscoll, Duke University, and Edward Castronova, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Virtual world projects by government organizations such as the Department of Defense, the U.S. State Department, NOAA, and eXtension will be on display May 13 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. eXtension’s exhibit will feature immersive learning content the Morrill sims in the Second Life® virtual world.

Registration for the conference is now open and the event may be attended in person or online, streamed into several virtual worlds.

The Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds (FCVW) consists of members from government (federal, state & local, & international), academia, and corporate sectors. The Consortium supports individuals and organizations to improve government collaboration through the use of virtual worlds to enrich collaborative online experiences. It provides a venue to share best practices and lessons learned for the collaborative use of virtual worlds, address common challenges, and create structures to share resources.

eXtension Virtual 3D provides an opportunity for Communities of Practice to explore the use of immersive 3D and social virtual worlds as a tool for education, outreach, networking, and collaboration. For more information, contact Luann Phillips, eXtension’s Virtual Worlds Coordinator, at luann.phillips@extension.org.