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  Previous Speakers

Previous Speakers have included:

Joakim Achren, Chief Executive Officer, Ironstar Helsinki
Kevin Alderman (aka Stroker Serpentine), CEO, EROS, LLC
Motty Alon, CEO, Memex Technologies
Brent Arslaner, VP of Marketing, Unisfair
Linda Ban, Client and Program Strategy Executive, 3DInternet and Digital
  Convergence, IBM Research

Jeff Barr, Senior Web Services Evangelist, Amazon Web Services
John Bates, Evangelist, Entropia Universe
Michael Bellavia, Managing Director, Animax Entertainment
Betsy Book, Director of Product Management, Makena Technologies
Ken Brady, Director, International Strategies, Centric Agency of Change
Matt Bostwick, SVP, Franchise Development, MTV Music Group
Dr. James Bower, CEO, Numedeon Inc /
Corey Bridges, Co-founder, Executive Producer, & Marketing Director, The Multiverse Network
Ron Burns, President, ProtonMedia
Yuanzhe (Michael) Cai, Director, Broadband & Gaming, Parks Associates
Chris Carella, Creative Director, The Electric Sheep Company
Dorcas Casey, VP of Project Strategy & Development, FunWebProduct
Edward Castronova, Associate Professor, Indiana University
Rafhael Cedeno, CTO and co-founder, Multiverse
Beth Coleman, Professor of New Media, MIT
Jonathan Collins, Executive Producer, The Electric Sheep Company
Giff Constable, GM, ESC Software, The Electric Sheep Company
Susan Lucas-Conwell, CEO, SDForum
Aaron Delwiche, Co-founder, Metaversatility, Inc.
Mike Dowdle, Vice President of Business Development, Kaneva
Jeska Dzwigalski, Product and Community Wrangler, Linden Lab
Nevin Fouts, Associate Dean for Information Technology, Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business
David Gardner, Executive Vice President, Icarus Studios
Robert Gehorsam, President, Forterra Systems
Rick Giolito, President, Trilogy Studios
Ben Goertzel, CEO, Novamente LLC
Mary Ellen Gordon, Owner, Market Truths Limited
Guntram Graef, Co-Founder, Anshe Chung Studios, Ltd., China
Joel Greenberg, VP, Marketing Innovation, The Electric Sheep Company
T. J. Gentle, President,
Karl Haberl, Director, Sun Microsystems Laboratories
Adrienne Haik, Co-Founder, Metaversatility, Inc.
Robin Harper, Vice President, Marketing & Community Development, Linden Lab
Erik Hauser, Founder/Executive Creative Director, Swivel Media
Ian Hughes, Metaverse Evangelist, IBM
Teemu Huuhtanen, President, N.A. & EVP Bus. Dev., Sulake Corp. Ltd.
Nabeel Hyatt, Founder & CEO, Conduit Labs
Joe Hyrkin, Vice President, Sales & Business Development, Gaia Online
Ben James, Communications Strategy Director, Rivers Run Red
Daniel James, CEO, Three Rings
Greg Johnson, Chief Marketing Officer, GGL Global Gaming
Sean Kane, Attorney, Drakeford & Kane LLC
Sampo Karjalainen, Chief Creative Officer, Sulake Corporation
Darius Kazemi, President, Orbus Gameworks
Bob Ketner, Creative Director, Studio SFO
Sandy Kearney, IBM Global Director, IBM 3D Internet and Virtual Business
Rita J. King, CEO and Creative Director, Dancing Ink Productions LLC
Christopher Klaus, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Kaneva
Raph Koster, President, Areae, Inc.
Stephen Lawler, General Manager of Virtual Earth, Microsoft
Christian Lassonde, President, Millions of Us Inc.
賴志迢(Chi Tai Robert Lai), Chief Scientist, Beijing China Recreation District
Blake Lewin, Vice President Product Development, Turner Broadcasting Inc.
Brad Lineberger, CTO, Icarus Studios
Peter Marx, Managing Partner, Analog Protocol
Steve Metzger, CEO, VT&T
Jean-Ann Mills, Events Producer, The Electric Sheep Company
Mattias Miksche, CEO, Stardoll
Nic Mitham, Managing Director, K Zero
Mike Monello, Partner / Creative Director, Campfire
Randal Moss, Manager of Futuring and Innovation Center, American Cancer Society
Paco Nathan, Technical Director, HeadCase Humanufacturing, Inc.
Greg Nuyens, CEO, Qwaq
Ryan Olson, Marketing Coordinator, Outspark
Bryan O'Sullivan, Hacker, Linden Lab
Tony O’Driscoll, Professor of the Practice in the College of Management, North Carolina State Univ.
Jerry Paffendorf, CEO, Wello Horld
David Peck, New Media Consultant, Britney Mason Productions
Peter Phillips, Technical Director, Millions of Us
Jeffrey Pope, Senior Manager, Far East Region, Sun Microsystems
Scott Raney, Venture Capitalist, Redpoint Ventures
Christian Renaud, Chief Architect, Networked Virtual Environments, Cisco
Kyra E. Reppen, Senior Vice President & General Manager, NeoPets
Ben Richardson, VP Business Development, Makena Technologies
Eric Rice, Executive Producer, Slackstreet Entertainment
Ren Reynolds, writer, philosopher and consultant
Jason Root, Senior Vice President, Digital, and
Yuki Saeki, International Coordinator, Centric - Agency of Change
Daniel Schiappa, GM, Strategy Entertainment and Devices Division, Microsoft
Stefanie Schwartz, Vice President of Marking and Operations, NeoPets
Joey Seiler, Reporter,
Christopher V. Sherman, Executive Director, Virtual Worlds Management
Craig Sherman, CEO, Gaia Online
Naoyoshi Shimaya, CEO, Metabirds
Art Sindlinger, VP, Activation Director - Social Media & Gaming, Starcom
Yesha Sivan, EIR - Metaverse, JVP Studio Ventures
Trevor F. Smith, Founder, Transmutable
Timo Soininen, Chief Executive Officer, Sulake Corporation
Michael Solomon, Professor, Saint Joseph's University
Paul Steinberg, Intel Software Network, Intel Software Solutions Group
Tim Stevens, President & CEO, Doppelganger
Reuben Steiger, CEO, Millions of Us
Matthew Sunkin, Network Engineer, Intel Corporation
John Swords, The Electric Sheep Company
Jodi Turton, Community Manager, Makena Technologies
Sibley Verbeck, CEO, The Electric Sheep Company
Mark Wallace, blogger,
Rich Weil, Commuity Relations Director, Cartoon Network
Sharon Weinbar, Managing Director, Scale Venture Partners
Valerie Williamson, VP of Marketing and Business Development, The Electric Sheep Company
Michael Wilson, CEO, Makena Technologies
Susan Wu, Principal , Charles River Ventures
Hui Xu, Founder & CEO, HiPiHi Co., Ltd
Paul Yanover, Executive Vice President & Managing Director, Disney Online
John Zdanowski, Chief Financial Officer, Linden Lab
Mark Zohar, Founder and Senior Vice Presiden, SceneCaster




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