Sorry about the light week of blogging, but duty has been calling and business has been well…busy. However, I haven’t been too busy to line up our next meeting of PR and marketing communicators in Second Life.
Next Thursday, October 12, 2006, we will meet at Text 100 island in Second Life from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. PT (US), networking will begin at 12:30 p.m. PT. You can use the World Clock Converter to get the start time wherever you are.
(Update: I have added an agenda and additional information in this post)
If you would like, feel free to add this event to any calendars, blogs or other tools in order to broadly get the word out.
The half-hour of networking will allow people to get acquainted and practice moving around (something that I have to do). The main presentation will be 30 to 40 minutes and will be followed by a Q&A; session. To join the meeting, log on to Second Life, hit “Search” and type “Text 100” in the search bar. Once it finds the entry, select it and his the Teleport button. You will then arrive at the meeting place.
Let us know in comments if you plan to attend.
The topic hasn’t been completely set, but we will probably talk about the opportunities of Second Life for businesses, and also how Text 100 went about setting up its agency Second Life. We are hoping someone from the Electric Sheep Company might be there to talk a little about this. Maybe even give a short building demonstration?
I will post more information on this meetup in the next few days. But ask that each of you help to get the word out so that we can continue to grow the attendance of these meetings.
While you may have strong reactions against Second Life, I encourage you to at least be an informed skeptic. That is a category that I feel I am firmly within, but I also think that this kind of technology will break the walls of silos such as second life and as such, I think we should all be aware of them. So, for those who don’t have an account and want to attend, go to the Second Life webpage and get an account (it is free), download the client and spend a little time at Welcome Island before next Thursday. IF you wait until the day of, you will miss the meeting.
Next month, Eric Rice has agreed to host us at his coliseum in Second Life on November 9, 2006, and I am already working on arrangements for December. If there are topics that you think would be good, feel free to leave you suggestions in comments.
Thanks to everyone who attended last month.
A number of people showed up to the first meeting including Lee Hopkins, who hosted the group; Jeremy Pepper of Weber Shandwick, who served as our first speaker; Miller Copeland, a reporter who covered the event; David Parmet; Aaron Uhmacher; Neville Hobson; John Mims; Mike Sansone; moo Money; Chris Thilk; Eric Rice; Steve Lubetkin; and Justin Hayward.
Maybe Mike Driehorst will also make it this time 😉
If you are interested in what happened at our first meeting, you can visit the wrap-up post or take a look at thePDF transcript of the event