Join the Wharton School’s “Higher Education Web Symposium” using the Virtual Experience Platform

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Philadelphia, PA — The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania announces online coverage of its annual Higher Education Web Symposium an interactive virtual event. The conference was held on campus from July 21-22, 2010. Speakers included Dr. Don Norman, the author of acclaimed usability books, such as The Design of Everyday Things and Cory Ondrejka, the co-founder of Linden Lab and the principal architect of Second Life.

 In conjunction with the live conference, and as an exploration of virtual technology, Wharton streamed live the Web Symposium sessions and will provide on-demand coverage until August 23, 2010. Streamed session videos and content can be viewed by registering at no cost here: http://wharton.veplatform.com. “On Demand” content is available in the virtual auditorium and meeting rooms. Wharton Computing partnered with 6Connex, a company specializing in customized events, on its Virtual Experience Platform. Far more than the streaming videos and message boards of traditional collaborative learning, this product is designed to be an immersive experience.

“At Wharton, we are continuously evaluating innovative technologies that are intuitive, cost-effective and add value to the user experience, said Sarah Spaulding, IT project leader and organizer of the exploratory virtual event. She added, “6Connex’s Virtual Experience Platform presents leading-edge social engagement technology along with tools and resources to make one’s experience quite seamless.”

Deirdre Woods, associate dean and CIO of the Wharton School added, “This virtual exploration is one of many initiatives and part of Wharton Computing’s mission to foster creativity and the development of new tools to provide Wharton’s community transformative experiences that connect, engage, inform and educate audiences, while delivering real business results.”

“We are pleased to partner with The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in delivering this distinctive virtual technology solution that extends their reach to the Wharton community of students, alumni, faculty and friends ,” adds Brian Lane, vice president of healthcare and life sciences at 6Connex. “Offering a virtual knowledge and collaboration center, leveraging our Virtual Experience Platform, provides organizations such as The Wharton School the opportunities to cost effectively extend their educational reach worldwide.”

About Higher Education Web Symposium
The Wharton Higher Education Web Symposium (Wharton UICONF) is a two-day event held every July that brings together web site designers, programmers, and project managers who want to create amazing experiences for their users. This year, there are over 30 sessions covering topics ranging from “HTML 5, the Future of the Web” to “Neuroscience and Usability”. Other topics covered include “Usability Testing in the Wild!” and “Designing Navigation that Works.”

About 6Connex
6Connex, a wholly owned subsidiary of Design Reactor, is the pioneer of virtual experience technology marketing solutions. Our Virtual Experience Platform enables businesses and individuals to connect and engage virtually anytime and anywhere using a dimensional environment-like architecture for B2B or B2C social networking whether it’s as a tradeshow, event or conference, and beyond. 6Connex has developed award-winning, results-oriented virtual technology marketing solutions for industry leaders such as Cisco, DuPont, HP, Intel, Kaiser Permanente and Procter and Gamble. Visit http://www.6connex.com for more information.

About the Wharton School
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania — founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school — is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. The most comprehensive source of business knowledge in the world, Wharton bridges research and practice through its broad engagement with the global business community. The School has more than 4,900 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 annual participants in executive education programs; and an alumni network of 85,000 graduates.

For more information: www.wharton.upenn.edu.


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