Kings Cross Goods Yard, York Way, Kings Cross
London, England

The Virtual Worlds Forum Europe 2007 is Europe’s premier conference enabling businesses to harness the power of virtual worlds in engaging with clients,
partners, customers and employees.

Featuring a packed two day conference (Wed 24th - Thur 25th), comprehensive coverage of enterprise virtual worlds and brand engagement, three optional hands-on workshops, and plenty of opportunities for social events and networking, VWFE promises to be the place to explore and do business relating to virtual worlds.

Who will be there:
- Marketing and brand executives from major corporations
- Executives responsible for online, digital and new media
- Executives responsible for corporate collaboration and enterprise virtual worlds
- PR and corporate communications executives
- Virtual worlds and virtual world development agencies
- Senior players from entertainment, media, gaming, technology and mobile

International speakers include:
*Delé Atanda, Diageo
* Professor Richard Bartle, University of Essex
* Thomas Bidaux, NCSoft Europe
* Mark Boyd, BBH
* Betsy Book, Makena Technologies/
* Justin Bovington, Rivers Run Red
* Johann Brenner, Balderton Capital
* Corey Bridges, The Multiverse Network
* Nic Brisbourne, Esprit Capital
* Mike Butcher, Tbites
* Stefano Crosta, Cisco
* David Erixon, Vodafone Global Marketing.
* Robert Gehorsham, Forterra Systems Inc
* Mark William Hansen, Lego
* Paul Hemp, Harvard Business Review
* Ben Holmes, Index Ventures
* Ian Hughes, IBM
* Professor Michael Hulme, Centre for Study of Media, Technology & Culture
* Paul Jackson, Forrester Research
* Raph Koster, AreaE
* Aleks Krotoski, The Guardian
* Joe Little, BP
* Jess Mulligan, Sunflowers GmbH
* Greg Nuyens, Qwaq
* Mike Parsons,
* Adam Pasick, Reuters
* Jerry Paffendorf, Wello Horld / Metaverse Roadmap
* Dr Colin Parris, IBM Research
* Meg Pickard, The Guardian
* Steve Prentice, Gartner
* Lord Puttnam of Queensgate
* Ren Reynolds, philosopher and writer
* Michael Smith, MindCandy
* Timo Soininen, Sulake / Habbo Hotel
* Reuben Steiger, Millions of Us
* Alice Taylor, BBC
* Marco van Veen, Heineken
* Steve Victorino, Makena Technologies
* Ginsu Yoon, Linden Lab
* Susan Wu, Charles River Ventures
* And we’re working on more, to be announced

For a more intimate, hands-on experience, there are also pre- and post-conference workshops from industry experts.

Want to sponsor or exhibit at the event? Email hello [at] for more information.

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SXSWi drinks on Tuesday 23 October, 7-9pm

Virtual Worlds Forum Europe is totally stoked to be hosting SXSWi’sfirst foray into Europe. You’ve heard about their great festival, held each March in Texas, and now you can sample a SXSWi mixer: an evening of drinks and informality, Texan-style.

SXSW Interactive’s first European ‘mixer’ event is an informal evening of drinks and networking targeted at digital creatives and technology entrepreneurs. It will be held in London on Tuesday October 23rd from 7-9pm at Departure Bar ( This premiere event is RSVP only so email [email protected] by Friday, October 19 to ensure you don’t miss out.