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AvaCon, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the growth, enhancement, and development of the metaverse, virtual worlds, augmented reality, and 3D immersive and virtual spaces. We hold conventions and meetings to promote educational and scientific inquiry into these spaces, and to support organized fan activities, including performances, lectures, art, music, machinima, and much more. Our primary goal is to connect and support the diverse communities and practitioners involved in co-creating and using virtual worlds, and to educate the public and our constituents about the emerging ecosystem of technologies broadly known as the metaverse.
AVACON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. All employment decisions at AvaCon are based on business needs, job requirements, and an individual’s skills, knowledge, abilities, job performance and other appropriate qualifications, without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, age, sexual or affectional orientation, veteran status, gender identity and expression, or any other characteristic protected by law. AvaCon is committed to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246, and any other laws or regulations relating to equal employment opportunity.
AvaCon invites people passionate about the metaverse and virtual worlds to help us showcase all of the terrific work being done in OpenSimulator, Second Life, Unity3D, Open Wonderland, Utherverse and other metaverse-y platforms. We’re also planning workshops and events that explore other immersive technologies, from beacons and location-aware devices, to gesture controls like the Kinect and Leap Motion, to the Oculus Rift and Google Glass. We believe bringing developers and users together for great conversations will make a better metaverse!
As a non-profit organization, we are fortunate to be driven by our ideals and our passion for AvaCon’s mission, rather than being driven by the bottom line.
Some of the benefits of working at AvaCon include:
- As a completely virtual organization, everyone at AvaCon works remotely, which means you have the flexibility to work from wherever best suits you (including at home in your PJs!) . And unlike other companies that have both on-location and remote teams, you won’t find yourself at a disadvantage for not being in a physical office with the boss. At AvaCon, we believe the future of work can and should be accommodating to a variety of lifestyles and we do our best to take advantage of virtual reality to make our physical reality and life/work balance better, too.
- Most of our project work also permitsvery flexible scheduling. So long as deadlines and milestones are met on time, you often will have the choice to work when you want as well as whereyou want. Are you a dedicated night owl? An early bird? Either way, chances are you can choose your own schedule to best fit your needs.
- Cutting edge experience with cutting edge technology. AvaCon’s mission is to help develop the metaverse of the future, and much of what we do involves working with technology developers and technology users to explore how virtual reality can and will impact everything from education to medicine, business and economics, politics, and so much more. If you consider yourself a futurist, are a passionate geek, gamer, or metaverse enthusiast, or are just plain curious about what the future of virtual reality holds, then you will love working at AvaCon.
- Creative, Collaborative, Innovative, Change Agent, Positive Disruption, Future Focused. If you’re tired of hearing these words said but not practiced, we invite you to join our team and find out what’s it’s like to work with people who actually value innovative thinking.
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