May 31 2009: Second Life Israel hosts Israel’s 61st birthday with opening of ‘Israeli Entrepreneurial Spirit’ exhibition

What: Israel’s 61st birthday Second Life Israel

What 2: I will kindly invited to as the “guest of honor” and talk about “Israel, entrepreneurship, and Virtual Worlds.”


Here’s the official note:

In honor of Israel’s 61st birthday Second Life Israel will be opening an exhibit titled ‘The Israeli entrepreneurial Spirit’ showcasing some of Israel’s finest innovations in a variety of fields. The exhibit’s opening will feature technology expert and Metaverse Labs Founder Dr. Yesha Sivan as its guest of honor. The event will take place in SL Israel on Sunday May 31st at 10 AM SLT (1 PM NYC, 8 PM Jerusalem time).

The Israeli Entrepreneurial Spirit highlights 17 leading Israeli companies in the social, environmental, medical and technological fields. Each of these companies represents the best in Israeli innovation, making a difference in ways that better their communities and the lives of people from around the world. This exhibit is a natural fit for Israel, long described as a second ‘Silicon Valley,’ and Second Life’s technologically savvy membership.

Dr. Yesha Sivan is the founder of Metaverse Labs, and has consulted on technologies for knowledge infrastructures to many companies based in Israel and around the world. His field of expertise is the linking of second life and real life. Dr Sivan received his PhD from Harvard University and teaches at the Software Engineering Department of Shenkar College of Engineering and Design. He has previously taught at Bar Ilan and Tel Aviv University. For the event opening Dr. Sivan will speak about ‘Israel, entrepreneurship, and Virtual Worlds.’ He will then take questions from the audience.

Following Dr. Sivan’s address and the subsequent question and answer session there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony for the exhibit and Israeli music will be played on a dance floor. There will be a chance to speak to representatives of companies that choose to send someone to represent them at the event.

Second Life Israel was launched January 2007 and since then has consistently ranked as one of the top Israel and Jewish sites in Second Life. SL Israel offers Second Life’s millions of members the ability to teleport instantly into the virtual Israel, and to explore a country that is fun and educational, ancient and modern, imaginative and real. There is a tourism information spot for those interested in a real life visit to Israel. Other major sites on SL Israel include the holy sites of the 3 major monotheistic religions, the Tel Aviv Promenade with the Opera House and Dizingoff Fountain, the Dead Sea and mud baths, the Eilat Underwater Observatory, and the Roman Amphitheater in Caesarea.

For additional information

Chaim Landau, SL Israel Founder

Tel: 972-54-753-9943, Email: [email protected]

Who we are: SL Israel, founded by Chaim Landau and assisted by Beth Brown, presents a complete and comprehensive Israel experience, both for the experienced sightseer and for the first time visitor. It aims to convey a variety of experiences about what Israel is all about, and to present the country in its complexity and diversity to a global audience.

Some past coverage on SL Israel

Jerusalem Post


New York Blueprint
Video of last year’s 60th independence party in SL Israel with Omanoot

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