Session

Reality Bites: The Future of Gaming + Virtual Worlds 2.0

Susan Wu, Principal, Charles River Ventures
Joichi Ito, Chairman, Creative Commons
Raph Koster, President, Areae, Inc.
Lane Merrifield, Club Penguin
Craig Sherman, CEO, Gaia Online
Ginsu Yoon, Vice President, International, Second Life

Track: Strategy and Business Models
Date: Wednesday, April 18
Time: 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Location: 2009

The next evolution for the Web isn't about 3D. It's about a sense of place. Already we see that Web 2.0 is pushing the notion of web communities even further into the foreground. What we don't have yet is a sense of location, landscape, and proximity. The future of the Web lies at the intersection of massively multiplayer online games like World of Warcraft and social networks like MySpace. The age of the webpage is ending, and the age of the webplace is beginning.

Come hear best practices for building immersive, engaging communities from some of the world's best online game designers.

SPONSORS

Diamond Sponsor

  • Etelos

Platinum Sponsors

  • Adobe Systems, Inc.
  • AOL
  • Coghead
  • Cognizant
  • WebEx

Gold Sponsors

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Ask
  • Cambrian House
  • Citrix Systems
  • Curl
  • eBay
  • Fast Search
  • Google
  • Hinchcliffe & Company
  • IBM
  • Impetus
  • Intel
  • Nokia Nseries
  • PayPal
  • Vidoop
  • Web2corp
  • Yahoo!

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  • Coradiant
  • Dapper
  • Denodo
  • effective UI
  • Egnyte
  • eSnips
  • Fatdoor
  • Fotango
  • JackBe
  • Juniper Networks
  • Kapow Technologies
  • Layered Technologies, Inc.
  • LongJump
  • Microsoft
  • MindTouch
  • n software
  • Octopz
  • OrangeHRM
  • Radialpoint
  • Reply
  • Salesforce.com
  • Socialtext
  • Sonnenschein Venture Technology Group
  • StrikeIron
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Tellme
  • ThinkFree
  • Venyo
  • ZCubes
  • Zoho

Launch Pad Sponsors

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  • Startup Capital

Media Partners

  • ACM Queue
  • Blogher
  • Business Management
  • Dr. Dobb's Journal
  • Entrepreneur
  • Fast Company
  • Federated Media
  • Information Week
  • InfoWorld
  • ITtoolbox
  • MSDN
  • Network Computing
  • Nikkei Net
  • Online Publishers Association
  • Red Herring
  • Revenue Magazine
  • Technology Review
  • TechWeb Network
  • Topix.net
  • Wall Street & Technology
  • Webware
  • Wired Magazine

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