If you're in Southern California or just want to teleport there next week, I have 10 free passes for the Virtual World Conference & Expo, taking place in Los Angeles on September 3rd and 4th.
I won't be at this one, but it looks like a great agenda that will cover the present and future of everything from virtual worlds for kids and the ties between the virtual world and the world of entertainment, to enterprise applications and developing technologies. The passes will grant you access to the full conference, the exhibit floor and the Virtual Worlds Innovation Awards.
Be one of the first 10 people to register at the event site, using the code gverd4, and you and your avatar are in. Please note that the gverd4 code will work 10 -- and only 10 -- times, so don't grief me if you're registrant number 11. Cool? Cool.
If you have the opportunity to attend, I'd love to hear your perspectives after the event.