On January 25th, 26th, and 27th, the virtual doors swing open for the 2011 Virtua Design Conference hosted in collaboration with the Professional Virtua Design Society and Intel Labs. This conference will be held on Science Sim.
Virtua Design Conference Keynotes
Keynoting this event are some seriously smart people whose vision and focus with digital convergence and virtual world development is helping to define various aspects of the 3D internet and virtual worlds. Leading the way is IBM Fellow Grady Booch, who is recognized internationally for his innovative work in software architecture, software engineering, and collaborative development environments. He has devoted his life’s work to improving the art and the science of software development.
Suzy Deffeys is a Senior Technical Staff Member (STSM) in the office of the IBM CIO, and has over 20 years of 3D graphics software expertise at IBM. She currently leads projects focused on Augmented Reality, including creating a vision based augmented reality application running on Android mobile devices. In the past she has led projects on Virtual Worlds Interoperability and OpenGL 3D development and is currently IBM’s representative in the COLLADA working group.
Dr. Mic Bowman is a principal engineer in Intel Labs and leads the Virtual World Infrastructure research project. Mic and his team develop technologies to enable new ways of interacting through virtual environments and online games.
Founder of the Fashion Research Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on helping designers achieve their dreams with dignity, integrity and respect, Shenlei Winkler is currently the CEO of the Fashion Research Institute that is focused on researching and developing virtualization technologies with particular emphasis for the apparel industry.
Break Out Sessions
Over two full days of sessions, we’ve pulled in even more experts in their respective fields to discuss topics such as licenses, rights and permissions, DMCA, hypergrid content and content solutions. You’ll hear from the leaders in this emerging industry. The current agenda can be viewed here.
Members of the Professional Virtua Designer Society Attend FREE
As a member of the PVDS, this annual conference is included in your membership at no additional cost. We do still need you to register.
If you’re not a member, you can head on over to the PVDS site and JOIN TODAY! or purchase a ticket for this guaranteed to be awesome event.
Non-Member Tickets On Sale
EARLY BIRD Non-Member 2011 Virtua Design Conference Pass SAVE $$