[SLED] Mardi Gras Conference on Virtual Worlds - Deadline extended to Oct 6

Stephen David Beck sdbeck at lsu.edu
Fri Oct 3 08:37:25 PDT 2008

Mardi Gras Conference on Virtual Worlds Extends Abstract Deadline to  
Monday, Oct. 6

The 2009 Mardi Gras Conference on “Virtual Worlds: New Realms for  
Culture, Creativity, Commerce, Computation and Communication” has  
extended the deadline for abstract submissions to Monday, Oct. 6. The  
conference currently is accepting abstract proposals for papers,  
workshops, panels and posters. If you or other faculty/students at  
your university are conducting research in the broad and far-reaching  
area of virtual environments such as Second Life, MultiVerse and  
Croquet, please consider submitting a topic to address during the  

The 2009 Mardi Gras Conference will mark the first occasion where  
people conducting research in a variety of disciplines using virtual  
environments will have a chance to collaborate and hear about the  
latest trends in both business and academia. This two-and-a-half-day  
conference, which will take place in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Feb.  
19-21, 2009, will feature workshops, panel sessions, posters and  
papers in addition to several invited speakers. Participants will  
travel to New Orleans Saturday night, Feb. 21, and attend the Krewe of  
Endymion parade, one of the city’s most spectacular Carnival  

The program committee will review the papers and notify selected  
participants by Nov. 15. Final papers will be due Jan. 9, 2009. Please  
visit the conference Web site, www.mardigrasconference.org, for more  
information. This site is frequently updated, so please check back  
often. For more information on the conference, including registration,  
lodging information, directions for submitting a proposal and a  
tentative schedule, please visit www.mardigrasconference.org  or e- 
mail mardi_gras09 at cct.lsu.edu.


Stephen David Beck, Ph.D.
AVATAR Initiative
Louisiana State University
14 Johnston Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

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