Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Press Release: 7th Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference

April 9-12, 2014 SecondLife / OSGrid

Opening Keynote: Philip Rosedale, CEO of High Fidelity and creator of Second Life, April 9, 1:00 PM PST. http://vwbpe.org/blog/vwbpe-announces-philip-rosedale-as-opening-keynote-for-2014

Ebbe Altberg, CEO of Second Life, will present at the conference on April 11, 1:00 PM PST. http://vwbpe.org/blog/vwbpe-announces-invited-keynote-ebbe-altberg

This four-day conference has a brilliant line-up of over 70 peer-reviewed presentations (speakers, panels, workshops, sim demonstrations, poster presentations) covering virtual worlds and their use for education, virtual reality, smart games, arts & science, and the future of technology.

Keynotes: Justin Clark-Casey, Maria Korolov, Andrew Hughes, David Gibson, Larysa Nadolny

Featured Panels:

April 10: OpenSimulator’s Role in the Future of Virtual Worlds Research and Education
Joyce Bettencourt/Rhiannon Chatnoir, Chris Collins/Fleep Tuque, Crista Lopes/Diva Canto,
Melanie Thielker/Melanie Milland, Michael Cerquoni/Nebadon Izumi

April 10: Virtual Worlds Education Roundtable: A Best Practices Influence
Evelyn McElhinney/Kali Pizzaro, AJ Kelton/AJ Brooks, Shailey Minocha/Shailey Garfield

April 11: The Science Circle: Connecting Different Disciplines, and Inspiring Creativity and Inventiveness
Chantal Snoek/Nymf Hathaway, Jesse Stannard/Jes Cobalt, Phil Youngblood/Vic Michalak,
Hajime Nishimura/Yan Lauria, Deepthinker Oh

April 12: Connecting the Past, Present, and Future of Second Life
Botgirl Questi, Will Burns/Aeonix Aeon, Terry Beaubois/Tab Scott, Kevin Feenan/Phelan Corrimal

April 12: The Freedom Project: How Artistic Expression Transcends Real Life Challenges
Jay Jay Jegathesan/Jayjay Zifanwe, Alice Krueger/Gentle Heron, FreeWee Ling, Dianne Elton

For an overview of the schedule, please see this link: http://vwbpe.org/conference/vwbpe-2014-calendar.

If you haven’t already registered for the conference, please do so at Eventbrite (http://vwbpe14.eventbrite.com).

Website: http://vwbpe.org
Twitter: http://twitter.com/vwbpe
Facebook Group: Virtual Worlds - Best Practices in Education
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Virtual-Worlds-Best-Practice-in-3754644

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Video by Mal Burns (Aeonix Aeon)

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