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PHILANTHROPY IN VIRTUAL WORLDS EVENT

Attended this event yesterday. An eye opener as there are more than 200 residents attending. See this minimap as it speaks for itself.

Speakers for that day was Philip Rosedale, Founder and CEO of Linden Labs and Jonathan Fanton, President of the MacArthur Foundation. The event was a mixture of “LIVE” interview with residents able to send IM to ask question and selected questions will be answered “LIVE”. Some more information on the event itself.

PHILANTHROPY IN VIRTUAL WORLDS EVENTUSC ANNENBERG PUBLIC DIPLOMACY ISLANDFRIDAY, JUNE 22, 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM SLT Advancing collaboration and human developmentAn event hosted by the USC Center on Public Diplomacy Please join us for a conversation with Linden Lab CEO Philip Rosedale (a.k.a. Philip Linden) and Jonathan Fanton, President of the MacArthur Foundation, for a discussion about how philanthropy in virtual worlds might better the real world. How might philanthropies capitalize upon the“virtual revolution” to advance the public interest? How can the international nature of virtual worlds best be leveraged? How should charitable funds — real or virtual —  be distributed to non-profit causes? These are just a few of the questions framing this discussion, but we want you to come and ask more questions and share your thoughts. Plus, meet Philip Linden and Jonathan Fanton, as well as a host of others from the foundation, nonprofit, education, gaming, humanitarian, and public policy sectors.

Information on the speakers

Philip Rosedale (Philip Linden in SL)

Jonathan Fanton (Jonathan Fanton in SL)

 Live music was also stream in… very cool.. Took some video, will show them later….

The Event Area

 

The Reception

Interesting Residents in the Event

Special Introduction for King Zuhal as he is the founder for SLPD SWAT and haha, I am one of them.. he is the one that invited us for this event..

That’s all, for this event….

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June 24, 2007 - Posted by | Blogroll

1 Comment »

  1. Excellent coverage … I love the photos you got of the audience!

    My live blog is here
    http://beth.typepad.com/beths_blog/2007/06/macarthur-fou-1.html

    and you can follow the links to the reactions as well.

    Comment by Beth Kanter | June 24, 2007 | Reply


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