Veteran industry planner and mentor
will begin teaching in the virtual world Second Life in January.
The Eisenstodt Learning and Community Matters Center, part of the
Virtualis Mega Convention Center being launched by Dan Parks of
Corporate Planners Unlimited, developer of the MeCo (Meetings
Community) Mansion. "The main reason I'm joining is because I'm
intrigued by it and I'm interested in education in any form," said
Eisenstodt. "This has the eyes and ears of so many people and I
want to try something new." She plans to use tools like
improvisation and Q-Storming to explore different learning models
and how space can be used for meetings. Also in the virtual
convention center will be a grand ballroom, an exhibition hall and
four breakout rooms, all geared to supporting the meetings
industry. Parks, who had planned originally to build the facility
near the mansion, ended up buying a Second Life island to house his
Experient has created a new web-based tool for trade show
organizers to help them keep track of, and market to, attendees.
The Attendee Customer Relationship Management (ACRM) system allows
organizers to centralize attendee data from multiple trade shows,
including their buying behavior, interests, and information about
their companies or organizations. The system also can be used as a
communication and on-site registration tool.