Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Orange Presents Identity Summit: Avatars and Identity - November 15th & 16th

On Friday, November 16, Orange Island will host a series of discussions by Second Life residents and community leaders on the nature of identity and avatars. Panels will address such topics as non-human avatars, avatars as personas, and avatars as personal brands. Speakers joining us on these panels include: Ordinal Malaprop, Torley Linden, Celebrity Trollop, Michi Lumin, and Forseti Svarog. In addition to the panels, open-ended discussion is encouraged during exhibits throughout the day. Everyone is welcome to listen, share, and discuss these fascinating issues.

Leading in to the Identity Summit, Orange Island is hosting an Avatar Showcase on the plaza at 10am Thursday November 15. Residents are invited to present their most unique and interesting avatar in this two hour event. The top three avatars will have their portraits made and displayed during one of the gallery exhibitions during the following day's discussions.

Orange Island is a community site sponsored by Orange to foster and encourage resident collaboration, innovation, and creativity. The Identity Summit is only the first in a series of Orange Presents discussion days, and is part of a robust events schedule that includes classes, games, exploration, and discussions. To get involved with the Orange community in Second Life, stop by the island and talk to the staff: Fandango Milena, Fab Outlander, and Moe Anderton. Events announcements and community opportunities are sent via SL group, Orange Island, and posted on our blog,

Contact Adri Saarinen ( or Haver Cole ( for more information.

Identity Summit Schedule

Thursday, November 15

10am -12pm – Avatar Showcase
(participants are encouraged to register with Haver Cole ( ) prior to the event to ensure they will have a chance to present.)

Friday, November 16

9am – 10am – Avatar as a Personal Brand
Speakers: Torley Linden, Celebrity Trollop, and Saeya Nyanda
Moderator: Haver Cole

10am – 11am – Open Discussion on Avatar and Brand Identity

11am – 12pm – Persona and Identity Transparency in Business
Speakers: Ordinal Malaprop, Forseti Svarog

12pm – 1pm – Open Discussion and Gallery Showing of Avatar Showcase Winners

1pm – 2pm – Non-Human Avatars
Speakers: NeoBokrug Elytis, Kumi Kuhr, Michi Lumin
Moderator: Adri Saarinen

2pm – 3pm – Open Discussion and Gallery Showing of You and Your Avatar photos

3pm – 5pm – Wind Down Mixer and Discussions
Music and entertainment by DJ Doubledown Tandino

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