Virtual Edge Summit, the conference about virtual tradeshow / virtual events (in a wider sense) starts today.
It’s a sunny day in Santa Clara and room service has just bought breakfast including some much needed coffee. The day is starting well. I have already had one client meeting plus pretty much finished the presentation I’m giving today (!) I spent some time last night on iStockPhoto getting some fun graphics for it.
I plan to make it fairly interactive (“ask the audience”) rather than “Sage on a Stage”. Apparently it’s also being streamed live into a virtual environment the organisers have setup called VirtualU.
VirtualU is a thinly disguised ActiveWorlds inplementation which, amusingly, appears to have modelled the default male avatar on Roo Reynolds of IBM and BBC virtual worlds fame. You be the judge:
More updates from the conference later on. Follow it on Twitter too here: #ve09