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tVPN Events

the Virtual Policy Network organizes events that explore a wide range of policy agenda. tVPN events include public conferences, small scale symposia and closed door sessions between key stakeholders.

Where possible, and rights permitting, tVPN events are recorded and copies of presentations made available on this site. Downloads can be found on events pages and are being collated into a media archive.

Forming partnerships is a key aspect of the Virtual Policy Network’s strategic goals and we are actively looking for partners with which to run policy events around the world. tVPN can support an event by:

  • Shaping the agenda to tie into current policy concerns
  • Bringing together policy makers, academics and industry representatives

If your organization is interested in co-runing an event with tVPN contact us at: info AT virtualpolicy.net.


March 2009

United Kingdom-OECD Workshop on Innovation and Policy for Virtual Worlds A workshop on innovation and governance in virtual worlds

11 March 2009 Paris, France

the Virtual Policy Network has organised the program and speakers for this UK Government led workshop on Virtual Worlds hosted by the OECD Committee for Information, Computer and Communications Policy (ICCP). tVPN is also sponsor of the speakers’ lunch.

Details of the event, speakers and presentations can be found here.


August 2008

Digitial Interactive Symposium: Edinburgh
12 August 2008, Edinburgh Intenational Conference Centre.

This half-day event is a sister event to the Edinburgh Interactive Festival and is run in conjunction with EIF and Edinburgh University. In 2008 the event will focused on education and training policy for the games and virtual worlds industry.
For more information click here.

July 2008

Virtual Policy ‘08
A conference on innovation and governance in virtual worlds
22 & 23 July 2008, BERR, 1 Victoria Street, London & Second Life.

Virtual Policy ‘08 was a landmark event focusing on global virtual worlds sited in a European legal and regulatory context.

The event was organized by the Virtual Policy Network and jointly sponsored by BERR (The Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform) and UK IPO (UK Intellectual Property Office), with New York Law School providing program support.
For more information, presentation and videos click here.

Beyond Gov2.0

9th July 2008, Serious Games Institute, Coventry & Second Life.
This one-day event and workshop was developed in conjunction with Coventry University ’s Serious Games Institute.

The event aimed to answer the question: Does v-Government offer new and exciting way to provide government services, engage citizens, innovate policy making, and foster e-democracy or is it yet another distraction from the true business of government.
For more information click here


August 2007

Digitial Interactive Symposium: Edinburgh
15th August 2007, Alison House Atrium, the University of Edinburgh.

The first DIS:E covered a wide range of topics including: training for the games indsutry, regulation and games as an industry.
For more information click here.

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