It's official: The date for the inaugural Second Life Future Salon is set for Thursday, April 28th. The user created 3D world of Second Life now joins Los Angeles, Palo Alto, San Diego, and Las Vegas as a home to the monthly foresight, networking and all-around-good-times mini-conferences known as Future Salons.
I have a more thorough post at Setpoint Originator for those who are interested. Stay tuned for specifics (speakers, times, and a preliminary practice event will be announced soon). And please write me at jerrypaffendorf [at] accelerating [dot] org if you'd like to get involved or have any ideas or questions.
If you're in Second Life and want to catch up with me, search for SNOOPYbrown Zamboni. If I'm not there, leave me an IM and I'll get back to you. Money-wise, Second Life has a free 7 day trial and $9.95 will get you in for life. Hope to see a bunch of you "in-world" for the first Future Salon foray into the metaverse frontier.
Three interesting SL resources (more in the Setpoint post):
•New World Notes, a blog by embedded SL journalist James Au aka Hamlet Linden
•Living the Dream: Business Community and Innovation at the Dawn of Digital Worlds, audio of keynote presentation by Cory Ondrejka at Accelerating Change 2004
•Snapzilla, Second Life's version of Flickr (amazing)