Monday, May 13, 2024

Press Release: Virtial Ability's Mental Health Symposium- May 17

 Virtual Ability Presents Our 13th Annual Mental Health Symposium- May 17

This free international professional conference will take place in Virtual Ability’s Sojourner Auditorium, on Virtual Ability island in Second Life, on Friday, May 17, 2024.

The theme of this year’s Conference is “Our Youth, Our Elders.” Children and the elderly face unique mental health challenges that are not well understood and often not adequately addressed. Our presenters will share information from a variety of perspectives related to the conference theme.

Our eight presenters come from all over the world: Australia, Canada, Nigeria, the UK and the US. Some are academic researchers, others are practitioners. Their interpretations of the conference theme are as varied as their geographic origins. We will learn about immigrant children and church-going elders, hear about intergenerational activities that combat loneliness in older adults, and discuss peer support for elders and their caregivers as well as social relationships with AI.

We encourage you to attend live in Second Life, so you can interact with our presenters. However, if you would prefer, you can watch the sessions on Virtual Ability’s YouTube channel. The sessions will be archived in both text and video format on Virtual Ability’s website shortly after the conference.

You can view the conference schedule here:

All conference times are in Pacific Daylight time (also known as SLT). Please check the conference webpage for updates as we get closer to May 17.

We hope to see you at the conference!

The SLURL is here:

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