DigitalSpace Events Schedule
Year 2000 DigitalSpace Events

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January 23-27 Was the 2000 Western Multiconference in San Diego CA where DigitalSpace was to have presented a special demo based on the paper by Damer, de Bruin(s) and Gold on Conferences and Trade Shows in Inhabited Virtual Worlds A Case Study of AVATARS98 as part of the VWSIM 2000 sub-conference. on Monday January 23rd, 8:30am -10:00am.

February 21-24 Was the Web3D/VRML 200 Symposium in Monterey California. DigitalSpace presented the Datafusion and Avatars99 Year 2000 Event projects during the Web3D roundup.

March 3-5 Was CONTACT 2000, the 17th annual conference of CONTACT COTI (Cultures Of The Imagination), the grandfather organization of the Contact Consortium. This is a truly unique conference bringing together anthropologists, space scientists, science fiction writers and others at the Biltmore Hotel and Suites in Santa Clara. This year's dinner keynote speaker will be Octavia E. Butler. During this event, DigitalSpace presented a special session on the Avatars99 cyberconference, the V-Learn initiative, and the Moon world reenactment of the Apollo XI landings.

Apr 30 Bruce Damer and Galen Brandt presented virtual worlds at the KnOwhere Store (MG Taylor) in Palo Alto to a group from Knight Ridder new media.

May 8-9 Was VirComm 2000, the Conference for Virtual Community Professionals in San Francisco California.

May 8-10 Was Euromedia 2000 in Antwerp, Belgium sponsored by the SCS where Jan de Bruin and Dirk-Jan de Bruin presentedConferences and Trade Shows in Inhabited Virtual Worlds A Case Study featuring new results from the recent Avatars99 cybertradeshow.

May 17-19 Was the Delphi Group Conference on Corporate Portals in London U.K. Bruce Damer, President and CEO of DigitalSpace, together with Stuart Gold, Chief Architectural Officer and Galen Brandt, presented a special session "Back to the Future of the Corporate Portal" during the executive retreat on April 17th.

May 18-21 Was the Laval Virtual Conference in Laval, France, a major forum for the international scientific and professional exchanges regarding Virtual Reality. June 14-16: Was the IEEE (Wetice) Workshop on KNOWLEDGE MEDIA NETWORKING at the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST), MD, USA.

June 2-4 The New Media Institute presented Growing Things at the Banff Centre for the Arts (Media and Visual Arts Programme) in Banff, Alberta Canada. Bruce Damer, Charles Ostman and other members of the Consortium SIG will be presented. Speakers listed here.

July 5-7 Is Virtual Worlds 2000 hosted by the International Institute of Mulimedia (Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci) in Paris, France. This is the second in a series and is focused on virtual worlds with a component of Artificial Life. There is both a scientific and art show component to the event.

Aug 8-13 Was SIGGRAPH 2000 in New Orleans LA.

Aug 23-26 Was Consciousness Reframed 2000 at the Centre for Advanecd Inquiry in the Interactive Arts (CAiiA), University of Wales College, Newport, Wales, UK, hosted by CAiiA-STAR*. Bruce Damer presented virtually from California with Conference chair Roy Ascott in Wales.

Sept 10-12 Was Collaborative Virtual Environments (CVE) 2000 in San Francisco California where Bruce Damer, Stuart Gold and Galen Brandt presented a keynote address.

Sept 14-15 Was the Highlands Forum in Carmel California. Bruce Damer and Galen Brandt participated in a special event on the future of software with policy and planning specialists from the DOD/Pentagon. Organized by the Highlands Group. Note: this event was by invitation only.

Early October Bruce Damer and Galen Brandt will be presented at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

October 13-14 Avatars2000 was a big success, read all about it! Avatars2000 and VLearn3D combined. Five years of previous conferences are covered here. These conferences were produced by DigitalSpace.

November 13-17 Bruce Damer and the DigitalSpace team presented at Fall COMDEX in Las Vegas with the DelphiGroup. A special session on making the Corporate Portal more human through Inhabitation featured live virtual worlds serving the B2B and B2C communities. See the slides from the COMDEX presentation here and the paper from the May London Corporate Portals conference for coverage of this material.

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