The 2012 Defense GameTech Users' Conference will be held March 26-30, 2012 at the Caribe Royale Hotel in Orlando, FL.. Learn about the latest trends in DoD games, virtual worlds and mobile apps for training. http://www.gametechconference.com/
Published by DeAnna Crum on December 12, 2011 at 5:33pm — No Comments
Will anyone be going along to On24's Vue2011 event this week?
I am keen to see how On24 have developed their perpetual environment.
Let me know if you plan to go, would be great to get other industry professionals views on all the platforms out there.
Published by Dave Frampton on November 14, 2011 at 5:17am — No Comments
According to the Virtual Edge (@virtualedge) in 2010 83% of meeting planners saw the need to add virtual elements to their meetings and events. We have seen a major increase in the number of customers asking us for online alternatives to conventional large scale events and the technological developments in the virtual events industry have been significant in recent years. I firmly believe that in the coming years virtual events will become far more mainstream and it will be fascinating…Continue
Published by Simon Malone on June 8, 2011 at 8:17am — No Comments
This may sound a little like productivity blasphemy but yesterday, I had a great time on Facebook. While I’m not an all-day-long-hardcore user of the site, I appreciate that I can quickly catch up on the lives of my friends and acquaintances. I’ve lived on both coasts, the south and across the midwest. I have precious friendships that have grown from business dealings with people many states apart from where I live. As I cooed over pictures of my friend Ashley’s newest baby in New…Continue
Published by Lynn Randall on May 20, 2011 at 9:38am — No Comments
Reinvention, resilience, and rebuilding have been recurring themes lately. There's building this new business, the death of my husband’s grandmother, and a tornado strike devastating the St. Louis airport. I flew to Baltimore for the live web streaming of a panel discussion about virtual events. [Quick note: the entire presentation is available for viewing on demand, along with others, on…Continue
Published by Lynn Randall on May 12, 2011 at 2:07pm — No Comments
The Virtual Edge Institute is holding a livecast on May 13, 2011 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET. With nearly 200 registrants, we have been receiving several questions in advance of the session. Join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #VEI_LC or including your questions below.
Published by Cece Salomon-Lee on May 6, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments
While virtual environments are a hot topic for events, learning and training, the lack of clear defining just what a "virtual environment" is, leads to confusion, and in some cases, some disappointing (and very expensive) results. After 6 years of serious work in the "virtual world" ImagiLearning's John Jamison is offering "Defining Virtual", a 3 hour learning activity that is designed to answer your questions, define the options, and clarify the paths to successful move…Continue
Published by John Jamison on April 22, 2011 at 3:19pm — No Comments
On the Virtual Edge Institute website, we recently published an infographic that seeks to answer that question.
In preparation for the Virtual Edge Summit 2011, VEI published an infographic summarizing key virtual event stats. The goal of that infographic was to help those in the…Continue
Published by Cece Salomon-Lee on April 11, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
What are these organizations thinking? Maritz and Cornell published ‘The Future of Meetings: The Case for Face-to-Face’ in which they pitted virtual against face-to-face. OK at least Cornell’s Center for Hospitality Research was likely paid to participate in this study but Maritz really? (Update: VEI will be talking to Maritz's Chris Gaia VP of Marketing soon so follow the thread!)
Granted the study was released back in September of 2010 but…Continue
Published by Cece Salomon-Lee on March 28, 2011 at 2:30am — No Comments
NOTE: This "draft" was not supposed to escape incomplete as it did. Chalk it up to amateur hour and the wedding my wife and I are producing this weekend. Anyway, I've filled in a few blanks, and, I hope, stimulated some discussion.)Continue
Published by Cece Salomon-Lee on March 10, 2011 at 2:34pm — No Comments
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Published by Cece Salomon-Lee on March 4, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments
With North Africa in a state of contagious revolutions the impact on the world’s oil supply is at the least bad and possibly much worse. Prices are almost at $100 per barrel again and the oil used to make jet fuel is over $112 already. At a Green Meeting conference this week, airline industry analysts predicted that over 40% of airlines would go out of business by 2015 if…Continue
We’ve known for some time that InterCall was actively looking for an acquisition of a virtual event platform, correct that, virtual environment platform to add to its Stream57 event streaming and webcasting business which it acquired last year. It’s no surprise that it chose Unisfair as it is a great platform and it’s been rumored that their VCs have been looking for an exit opportunity. Plus, both companies have a great culture with dedicated people who are focused on seeing their…Continue
Published by John Jamison on January 24, 2011 at 1:13pm — No Comments
One of the questions following our presentation at the Summit was about the technical ability to control a virtual avatar through something other than a mouse or buttons. I mentioned that there was some work being done using the Wii controllers, but expected to see much more happen now that Microsoft had released the Kinect motion-sensing technology on their gaming systems.
Gee, it's fun to be right once in a while...take a look at this:…
Published by John Jamison on January 22, 2011 at 12:24pm — No Comments
Attending the 2011 Virtual Edge Summit reminded me of conferences I attended in my field of education and training about 5 years ago. That is when we were first seriously exploring the potential of the ideas of "virtual", and "3D" as tools to enhance learning and training. Last week, if I only closed my eyes and replaced the term "event" with "courses", I was having that same experience all over again.
The past 5 years have given those of us in eduction and training the…Continue
Published by John Jamison on January 18, 2011 at 12:47pm — No Comments
Vegas is so close to me as a Tucson resident that I thought I might attend the Virtual Edge Summit in person, but once again I will be attending, testing and evaluating the Virtual Edge Summit zeitgeist via the virtual venue of my desktop Mac.
I would love to network with both physical and virtual attendees. The virtual meeting experience is usually a great way to gain information while maintaining a but not the best one for networking with other attendees. That is the…Continue
Published by Nancy Hill on January 7, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments