Gerri Sinclair (the executive director of the World Centre for Digital Media) presents the closing keynote address at the 77th annual Couchiching Conference hosted by the Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs, Orillia, Ont., August 7, 2008. This year’s conference is entitled “The Power of Knowledge: The New Global Currency.”
Ms. Sinclair’s speech explores the increasing popularity of online virtual worlds and online role-playing fantasy games. In particular, she focuses on the disruption that these virtual worlds may cause in the physical world as users invest more time, attention, and money in these online environments. After speaking, Ms. Sinclair fields questions from conference attendees.