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The Most Expensive Event In History

Shanghai gets set to welcome the world.

On May 1 will you be visiting my favorite metropolis? Shanghai, China’s most populous city, welcomes you to the opening of the World Expo 2010, the “biggest outdoor entertainment event in history.” Beginning Saturday and continuing until Oct. 31, you and some 70 million others–the number of expected visitors–will be able to see 253 pavilions from 192 countries. The world’s first developing country to host a world fair is ending up creating the largest one ever.

The Expo will be just like the Olympics, only much bigger and far more exorbitant. Initially, Beijing promised the Shanghai event would be a modest affair. Chinese leaders, however, could not help themselves. Officially, they say they will spend the equivalent of $4.2 billion to host the event. Yet add in all the amounts poured into infrastructure and other preparations, and the cost balloons to more than $58 billion. Call it the most expensive event in history.

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CGAT 08 The Annual International Conference & Symposium on Computer Games & Allied Technology

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Conference Update:

The evidently expanding Global & Asian Gaming industry defines the need for the Computer Games & Allied Technology 08 conference at Singapore. The conference provides a platform for the international gaming community experts to discuss and deliberate with their Eastern counterparts on the state-of-the-art, new research results, perspectives of future developments, and innovative applications relevant to games development and related areas. The conference shall strive to shed light on the inherent sociological and design differences between the East and the West while exploring the challenges faced by the Asian Gaming industry. The conference also provides an opportunity to the international and regional Gaming studios, Game production companies and Allied technology and service providers to showcase their technology, products and services at the concurrent industry symposium.

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Fly 4 hours in a 747, vs fly via avatar for 30 secs to the virtual meeting

APLINK Pick of the WEEK – Imagine if you will that by some freak of undersea volcanic activity, a brand-new continent suddenly appeared in the middle of the ocean, and within a two-year period, 8 million people from 105 countries worldwide decided to make it a vacation destination, some of them on a daily basis…..

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SL Events: Education – Second Life International Best Practices Education Conference

As I have 2 clients currently offering Education & Training (Genovate Solutions & Intense Animation Studio) I spotted this post on SLOZ

So I visited the wiki for the first Second Life International Best Practices in Education Conference!

“The conference will be held on May 25, 2007 in venues all over the Second Life world, with exciting presentations, vendors and exhibitors, and everything an educator needs to know to get started exploring the possibilities for teaching, learning, and research in Second Life!”

The wiki site is full of good content so do drop by. I believe we are ALL learning every single day of our lives, second life and other virtual worlds offer a new and immersive environment to collaborate & educate globally, i will definitely be attending this SL conference, anyone else want to drink some nice coffee in the wee hours with me?

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Ping.sg becomes official online media – itsReal

About ping.sg

Ping.sg is a community meta blog for Singapore bloggers. It aims to create a comprehensive and thorough database for blog entries written by local bloggers and/or with local interest. Ping.sg is a platform for bloggers to gain readership and for blog readers to discover new blogs of their interests,

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Chua U-Zyn, creator of ping.sg said, “ping.sg is happy to be collaborating with them (BuyButtonz) as an official online media for this event. During the event, ping.sg would be broadcasting a live streaming via Ustream.tv of the event on our homepage. I believe that this would be a strong opportunity to promote ping.sg as a community platform for local bloggers..

Official Event Poster for BuyButtonz Launch – Sunday May 6th 2007

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SL ITE 2007 Event – Get up Early…or Don’t go to Sleep

Over the next three days SL will be host to the International Technology Expo – 2007. It opens on Friday April 20, at noon PDT (April 21st at 3.00am Singapore Time).

The organisers have billed it as “showcasing the most innovative in technology products and services created by its residents for business and personal needs.”

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The full listing of expo scheduled events has been posted but along with the technology focus there should be a few visitors dropping in for the concert events (in Australian EST):

April 21 Midday Concert – John Legend
April 22 Midday Concert – Black Eyed Peas

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Second Life Gets Real with Virtual Technology Expo, April 20-22 – itsReal

3-Day Event to Showcase the Best SL-Related Technology from around the World for Practical 3D Business Strategies

Over 55 Vendors, Thousands of Attendees Expected, with Highlights to Include Keynote from Sun Microsystems’ Jim Parkinson – Vice President of Collaboration and ISV Engineering

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NEW YORK, NY, April 2007—Fortune 500 firms, brand managers, financial services firms, advertising agencies, universities, non-profits with a global mandate – in short, anyone or any organization struggling to develop a bottom-line strategy for extending their real-life dealings into the virtual realm should point their digital selves in the direction of the first-annual International SL Technology Expo (SL-ITE), which will be held in Second Life, Friday through Sunday, April 20-22, with entry at the Expo Welcome Center on Silicon Island.

Organized by Greenwich, Connecticut-based virtual events and services firm the V3 Group, the SL-ITE 2007 (http://www.thev3group.com/ite.html) will showcase the best Second Life-related technology solutions and offer best-practices demonstrations from the most creative developers. The likes of Sun Microsystems and Dell Computers will also be represented in support of honoring the vendors.

Sponsored by Cattle Puppy Productions, Reallusion, S Media, and the Second Life Broadcasting Company, the free, 3-day event boasts 50 vendors from China, Singapore, Australia, the Czech Republic, Finland, Spain, Romania, United States, England, Cuba, and others; and will welcome thousands of SL attendees from around the world.

Among the subjects to be discussed at SL-ITE’s various panels:

• “Digital Property: Creating It, Using It, and Protecting It;”
• “Developers Perspective on Client Demands: Community, Architecture, Technology & Environment;”
• “Making Sense of Market Research Related to Second Life;”
• “Breaking the Boundaries of SL: Developing a Robust User Experience for Corporations & Residents Inside & Outside SL.”

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EVENT Second Life: Silicon Island ITE2007 – April 20 – 22 – itsReal

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Silicon Island announces International Technology Expo 2007

 

“Honoring Excellence in SL Technology”

The International Technology Expo (ITE) on Silicon Island is dedicated to showcasing over 40 of the finest business related SL products that either improve RL business operations, or improve a RL company’s access to a target market in SL. Products include Telecommunications, Construction Tools, Web-Based Interactive Linking Systems, Content Management Tools, Marketing & Advertising Systems, and 3rd Party Innovations.

ITE’07 is dedicated to showcasing the most innovative in technology products and services created by its residents for your business and personal needs.”

As well as extensive exhibition halls, to satisfy your Tshirt-grabbing needs, you can expect a full programme of lectures, product launches, demos and discussions. But if you find that thought too earnest and worthy, you might be more interested in the concerts and parties. The programme is not yet finalised but is set to include:

• Friday April 20 noon to 6:00 pm SLT 7:00 PM EXPO CONCERT – John Legend
• Saturday April 21 noon to 6:00 pm SLT 7:00 PM EXPO CONCERT – Black Eyed Peas

Full Agenda Click HERE

Exhibitor List Click HERE

Press Release: ITE 2007

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