Concurrent with the Virtual Worlds Expo in Los Angeles, they will be announcing the first annual Virtual Worlds Innovation Awards. These awards are to recognize key contributions to the development of the industry, and are broken down into the categories of:
Overall Innovator Award
Best Innovation in a Consumer Market
Best Innovation in the Enterprise Market
Best Innovation in the Youth Market
There may be multiple awards depending on the space and players, we're (thankfully) staying flexible.
Joey Seiler at Virtual Worlds News, Steve Prentice at Gartner, Nic Mitham at KZero, Erica Driver at ThinkBalm, Robert Bloomfield at Cornell, and I are the judges for this year's awards. I have already received a number of suggestions from the community, and now it's time to open up the nominations. Who would you like to see get an award? Speak up now as we are nearing the decision point. Rationales and reasons welcome.