“…Would you like to get together for drinks in the cyberworld after our virtual convention ends?
It’s not a typical invitation for drinks, but Vancouver’s Utherverse Inc., doesn’t deal in regular feet-on-the-ground conferences either.
Utherverse puts on 3D virtual conventions, allowing keynote speakers and participants to take part from their homes, offices or from anywhere in the world via personalized avatars in a virtual world.
The result is similar to being in a video game but it’s still like being at a real convention, said CEO and company founder Brian Shuster.
“For example, you can overhear conversations,” he said, referring to avatars strolling through virtual convention halls and visiting virtual booths.
“You can run into people and have random encounters.”
Participants communicate at a virtual convention through text messaging and audio, said Shuster…”
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