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Speakers

Justin Bovington Justin Bovington. Founder and CEO of Rivers Run Red™, has been instrumental in developing some of world's major virtual launches. At Rivers Run Red, he pioneered the development of the Immersive Workspaces™ Platform, a complete collaboration solution for the enterprise. Recognized as one of the leading visionaries of the 3D Web, Justin is a frequent speaker and regular contributor to the media on the subject of virtual worlds.
Joe Greene Joe Greene manages Technology Enhanced Learning at Intel Corporation. Key to this is participation in the Education Competence Centre sponsored by Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland, also with EU Framework 7 plus recent and ongoing research projects with National University of Ireland, Galway and the University of Ulster.
Jonathan Himoff Jonathan Himoff, Founder and CEO of Rezzable, believes that web-based virtual world are the beginning of a very exciting direction toward the 3D Web, where a new type of interaction with information, content and people will be possible. The avatar will be the essential interface/guide/companion for this dynamic new environment.
Ian Hughes Ian Hughes, BSC, Information Technology, is a metaverse evangelist, best known for leading the way for IBM in the new technology and social revolution caused by Second Life and similar technologies. In 2008, Ian received the Virtual World Innovation in the Enterprise Award and is now Director. at Feeding Edge Ltd.
John O’Connor John O’Connor, Head of School of Art, Design & Printing at Dublin Institute of Technology, led the development of the BA in Visual Art using remote and distance learning - the only such programme of its type in the country. He launched the MA in Professional Design Practice and developed a partnership with the Shanghai Institute of Visual Art, Fudan University. He teaches "Virtual Environments: Is one life enough?"
Timothy Savage Tim Savage, BA, Sociology, HDIP IT, Education, MSC, Computer Science, is a lecturer in the School of Computer Science and Statistics in Trinity College, Dublin University. He is a member of the Centre for Research in IT in Education (a joint initiative between the School of Education and the School of Computer Science & Statistics).
Helene Zuili Helene Zuili, LLB, Law, MA, English, and PHD, American Civilization, is consultant and producer of business solutions and education in virtual worlds As web marketing consultant and expert on virtual worlds, Helene founded her own brands and training center. She is co-owner of MakeMyWorlds.
Joel Foner aka Joel Savard Joel Foner manages projects, holds business meetings, leads distributed teams and creates engaged communities using social media, telepresence and virtual worlds platforms. Joel is the creator and facilitator of the weekly global discussion group "We Are The Network." JoelFoner.com
 Jan Northoff  Jan Northoff, CTO and Co-Founder of YOUin3D, believes "there is no such thing as virtuality, all information is real!" BERLINin3D, a true to scale reproduction of Berlin in Second Life, includes multiple choices for visitors including art, culture, e-learning, events, and especially events that take place in real Berlin, duplicated online. YOUin3D
Nicole Yankelovich Nicole Yankelovich is Executive Director, Open Wonderland Foundation, and Visiting Scientist, Center for Educational Computing Initiatives at MIT. The Open Wonderland source project provides is a free and open source toolkit designed to create 3D virtual worlds for education, business, and government applications. Nicole lead the collaborative computing research group in Sun Labs who developed Project Wonderland. Open Wonderland Foundation
   
   

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May 6     Travel Day
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