The University of Michigan-Dearborn will be hosting a one day conference titled “Using the Virtual World to Improve Our World: A Conference on the Use of Virtual Environments and Social Networking to Effect Societal Change” on Wednesday June 3, 2009. Registration will be at 9:00 AM. Catered lunch will be at 12:00 PM and closing remarks will be at 3:15 PM. The conference will take place at the University of Michigan – Dearborn, Institute for Advanced Vehicle Systems, 1101 Borg Warner Auditorium, 4901 Evergreen Rd., Dearborn, MI.
There is no cost to attend the conference either in person at UMD or online via Second Life. RSVP to Deborah Knight-Stark by May 28th.
Conference overview: “Inspired and sponsored by the Ford Motor Company Fund’s College Community Challenge project, the University of Michigan-Dearborn is proud to host a conference dedicated to examining the issues and opportunities that technology in general and virtual environments in particular provide for addressing pressing social needs. This conference will include presenters from industry, non-profits, government, and universities who are using various forms of technology to change society. This forum and discussion will provide for the exchange of best practices and innovative ideas that can accelerate the pace of change.”
For more information, visit http://groups.engin.umd.umich.edu/hpceep/slc/FMC3flyer.htm.