STARFLEET Communiqué

Virtual IC 2022 Update
by LCDR Chris Poole, USS Nomad, R13

Every year STARFLEET International hosts a conference
for its members to highlight the best of what the
the organization has to offer and to have a little fun as a group.

This year the STARFLEET International Conference will
be held virtually and will take place beginning the evening
of Friday, August 12th, through Saturday, August 13th, 2022.
The events will kick off Friday evening with a special
Marines opening ceremony and continue with some special
content created by some of STARFLEET’s auxiliary
departments, such as Petfleet, STARFLEET Academy,
STARFLEET Special Ops, and the STARFLEET Medical
Program.

On Saturday at noon EDT, regular IC programming will
commence and includes introductions from the CS and
RCs, award ceremonies, Final Mission ceremony, an
opportunity to meet the CS candidates, and panels featuring
special Star Trek-related guests. Special guests include
scientists and Star Trek-related writers and actors. The
presentations will be broadcast from a dedicated webpage
(https://sfi-vic.com/) where members can watch and interact
with the live and recorded content from one central place,
as well as broadcast on Facebook and YouTube.

In addition to live and recorded video content, this year’s
Virtual IC will feature a conference space utilizing a technology called Gather. Gather allows you to create an
online virtual community space website (commonly
referred to as a Gather Town) where people can log in,
create a virtual avatar, and interact with other users by
moving their avatar around from room to room. Contained
within our Gather Town will be meeting places for games,
booths for chapters and vendors, and other interactive
content to allow people to meet with one another in a safe
virtual environment.

The Gather Town will open Friday evening and remain
open until Saturday evening. Leading up to and running
throughout the event will be a charity auction with SFI- and
sci-fi-related items benefitting STARFLEET International’s
scholarship program. Members will be able to access and
participate in the auction through a dedicated auction
hosting website accessible through the Virtual IC’s main
website.

For more up to date information on the 2022 SFI Virtual
IC and to register to attend or volunteer, please visit
https://sfi-vic.com/

Thanks!
Chris Poole aka Chrispy Chickensandwich

Read more STARFLEET articles like this in the January – March 2022 Issue #210 of the STARFLEET Communiqué.