Want to hear about the student who set up GaBoom the UK’s first site fortrading video games online?Or how one man left a promising career in advertising at a top UK firm topursue his passion for developing ideas and starting businesses?Back for 2012, Glyndŵr University’s Annual Virtual Enterprise Conference will hostspeakers with inspirational web business success stories.The UK wide event, held from Wednesday 22nd – Thursday 23rd of Feb 2012, willfocus on the opportunities available for students, businesses and entrepreneurs todevelop products and services online.Day 1: (Held in the Nick Whitehead Lecture Theatre): Jessica Ratcliffe - CEO & Founder of GaBoom the UK’s first video game trading website. Josh Liu - founder of MinuteBox.com a portal which allows experts to charge micro sums for their advice. Simon Grice - serial internet entrepreneur and founder of Belocal a website connecting local people, services and events.Day 2 (Held online in Second Life): Dr David Bozward - serial entrepreneur and specialist in mobile communications. John Ulotti - web designer and local entrepreneur. John Lester - an expert in virtual words and technologies. Joel Gascoigne - founder of Buffer and One Page.Plus many more!Website: www.virtualent.co.ukTwitter: @virtualent
House KeepingDay 1 of the conference will be held in the Nick Whitehead Lecture Theatre in themain building (Foyer) of the University’s Plas Coch Campus. Rrefreshments will be provided during breaks in the main foyer. Lunch will be provided in Restaurant 1887, ‘A’ Corridor. Visitor Wi-Fi passwords can be obtained from main reception. Toilets can be found on the ground floor to the right and left of the main reception desk. We are not expecting a fire alarm, should one sound please make your way into the car park following a member of CfEL staff. Your first aider for the day is Matthew Draycott.Day 2 of the conference will be held in Enterprise Central in Second Life – limitedaccess available in L201 in the Edward Llwyd Building on campus SL URL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Enterprise%20Central/122/169/25 This day of the conference can be accessed from any PC with the Second Life client installed, guidance on this can be found at the end of the pack.
Day 1 – Wednesday 22nd Feb 2012The first day of the conference will focus on the opportunities that the social webpresents for students, entrepreneurs and academics to develop themselves and theircareers. Time Event 9:30am - 10:00am Arrivals and Registration in Glyndŵr University Main Foyer 10:00am - 10:20am Matthew Draycott - Welcome 10:20am - 11:20am Chris Ramsden - Zupsa the early stages 11:20am – 12 noon Chris Bradley - Proof Before the Pudding 12:00 - 1:00pm Lunch 1:00pm - 2:00pm Josh Lui - Web Trends and Being an Entrepreneur 2:00pm - 3:00pm Jessica Ratcliffe - Making your Idea Reality 3:00pm - 3:30pm Afternoon Break 3:30pm - 4:30pm Simon Grice - Four Weddings and Funeral 4:30pm - 4:45pm Closing Remarks
Day 2 – Thursday 23rd Feb 2012 Time Event 10:00am - 10:15am Arrivals and Welcomes in Enterprise Central (Second Life)10:15am - 11:00am John Ulotti - How to Start an Online Business Dr. David Bozward - The Virtual Market Place: Just sit Back11:00pm - 12:00pm And Let The Money Flow In12:00noon - 12:30pm Lunch Break 12:30pm - 1:30pm John Lester - Virtual Worlds 1:30pm – 2:30pm Joel Gascoigne - A Start-up Story 2:30pm - 2:45pm Conference Close
Second LifeFor those people attending Day Two of the conference in Second Life you will bevisiting our Island; Enterprise Central:SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Enterprise%20Central/219/169/26To get started with second life you will need to: 1. Navigate to http://secondlife.com/ 2. Click: Join Now 3. Choose an Avatar 4. Select a unique Username 5. Complete your details in the following section 6. You will then receive an Activation Email, click the link contained in the email 7. Download and Install the Second Life Viewer, following all instructions 8. Start the viewer and Login to Second Life 9. Copy and paste the SLURL into the navigation bar in the Second Life Viewer 10. Meet us in Second Life and enjoy the day!For more guidance check out the second life FAQ here:https://join.secondlife.com/faq.php