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1. virtual business meetings and conventions

1.1. what are the benefits?

1.1.1. "Reality of the virtual." Buying Business Travel 41 (2009): 86. Hospitality & Tourism Complete. EBSCO. Web. 20 May 2010.

1.1.2. Second Life Work. Case Study: Intel, 2009. Web. 19 May. 2010.

1.2. downfalls? Criticisms?

1.3. selling products

1.3.1. trade shows

1.3.2. expos

1.3.3. Machan, Dyan. “Business by Avatar.” Smart Money. 19 (4). EBSCO. Web. 20 May 2010.

2. meeting and event planners out of a job?

2.1. future event planners must be skilled in second life and virtual meetings?

2.1.1. . "Meetings Professionals Take Note and Ste-Up Shop in Second Life." Hospitalitynet.org. Industry News, 24 April 2007. Web. 20 May. 2010.

2.2. how is this affecting the way we train event managers?

3. history of virtual meetings

3.1. how they got started

3.1.1. "How Real are Virtual Meetings?." Successful Meetings 57.9 (2008): 24. Hospitality & Tourism Complete. EBSCO. Web. 20 May 2010.

3.1.2. New node

3.2. how quickly did the technology develop

3.3. how many businesses are using it on a regular basis?

3.4. How long until this is the norm when it comes to expos/trade shows/business conferences

4. how is this different from other forms of social networking?

4.1. Kaplan, Andreas M., Haenlein M. "The fairyland of Second Life: Virtual social worlds and how to use them." Business Horizons (2009): 52(6). Science Direct. Web. 20 May 2010.