Monday, March 12, 2018

Press Release: VWBPE 2018 Kick-Off: “VRevolutions”

March 15 starts the three-day Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference, with an amazing line-up of speakers, workshops, sim demonstrations, poster presentations, open discussions, and more.  The conference will cover a wide range of subjects concerning virtual worlds and their use for education, virtual reality, smart games, arts and science, and the future of technology.

This year's keynote speakers are Dr. Mark Childs and Dr. Bryan Alexander ( They will help us consider the future of virtual worlds and virtual reality in education.

Each VWBPE conference keynote speaker and their respective presentations is featured on the conference website (, along with a calendar of exciting presentations, social activities, and networking events that will set extraordinary discussions in motion. 

We have Immersive Experiences happening before and after  the conference. Our Passport to the Metaverse Quest ( is the ticket to all of our extra-conference activities including wonderful applications of Second Life, Kitely, and World of Warcraft in education.

Additionally, this open and free conference would not be possible without the generous contributions of our VWBPE sponsors (

The Rockcliffe Registration Portal is open for people to register new avatars and find out more about the VWBPE conference in-world. Go to and all the instructions are there to get your friends started.

The full conference schedule is online here: You can also view presentations live on YouTube ( All of the conference events will be in Second Life this year, and the locations are included in the listings. When you click on a conference event and click Add to Calendar, you can add the event to your own calendar (Google+ and more).


VWBPE Main Auditorium

Keynote: Identity, literacy, immersion and presence; joining together the building blocks of virtual world learning
Dr. Mark Childs
TEL Designer, Open University
Thursday, March 15, 2018
9:30 – 10:30am SLT/US Pacific Daylight Time
VWBPE Main Auditorium

Keynote: The VRevolution calls for a new digital literacy
Bryan Alexander
Education Futurist
Friday, March 16, 2018
11:00am – 12:00pm  SLT/US Pacific Daylight Time
VWBPE Main Auditorium

**Above the Book**

Above the Book at the VWBPE 2018 Conference will feature Ebbe Altberg (SL: Ebbe Altberg). This session will be Livestreamed.

Rockcliffe Registration Portal:

Beth S. O’Connell
VWBPE Communications Chair
Avatar: Beth Ghostraven

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