Yesterday I dropped in on the virtual Climate Conference 08 hosted by Imperial College London and being held in Second Life. I was interested to see how others are using Second Life for conferences, especially as we at IBM have just launched an online community for academics interested in virtual worlds. This was their first conference, so they were pretty pleased with the results – well done! 🙂 The talk I saw by Franklin Orr sounded interesting, although I’m no green expert so it started to go a bit over my head 🙂 He used a great chart though on the worlds energy balance.
They decided to stream the speakers voice in rather than use Voice Chat. I think this is the biggest learning point for them perhaps, as the speaker did not have an avatar, and so it seemed a little disembodied. Again though, well done for experimenting 🙂
I bumped into Mal Burns there too – good to catch up.