VWBPE 2014 Kick-Off “Connections” & Press Show coming soon


As many know already VWBPE 2014 will be held on 9th-12th April 2014 in Second Life and on OS Grid this year. There will be many well known keynote and featured speakers for this year’s conference including Philip Rosedale, Ebbe Altberg, Maria Korolov,  Justin Clark, David Gibson and many more.

I think this is very exciting news to hear that VWBPE 2014 is officially happening and I think the keynote/featured speakers sessions will be interesting to attend. The VWBPE 2013 conference took place in late July 2013 with more than 100 attendees attending. This year it’s been moved much earlier and I hope it will be another successful year.

I first became interested in VWBPE in Second Life back in March 2010 and since then the conference gets bigger. See my blog coverage over the years and snapshots since 2010.

I’ve been told there will be press tour happening once the new builds are done both in Second Life and on the OS Grid. It’s not yet known when that will be. For more details see the immediate press release below with links, dates, locations and the main keynote speakers for VWBPE 2014.

For Immediate Release

VWBPE 2014 Kick-Off “Connections”

April 9 starts the 4 day Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference, with an amazing line-up of speakers, panels, workshops, sim demonstrations, poster presentations, 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 include Philip Rosedale, CEO of High Fidelity, founder of Linden Lab and creator of Second Life, and Ebbe Altberg, the new CEO of Second Life.

Over the coming days, each VWBPE conference keynote speaker and their respective presentations will be featured on the conference website (http://vwbpe.org ), along with information on featured panels, exciting social activities, and networking events that will set extraordinary discussions in motion. Additionally, this open and free conference would not be possible without the generous contributions of VWBPE sponsors.

The completed conference schedule should be out within the next 2 weeks, but presenters will receive individual assignments within the next few days. For an overview of the conference schedule, please see this link http://vwbpe.org/conference/conference-overview.

Here are the 2014 Keynote and Featured speakers for this year’s conference.

Opening Keynote: Closing the Gap: Virtual Reality & Education Presenter:

 

  • Philip Rosedale, CEO High Fidelity
  • Date/Time: Wednesday April 9th, at 1:00pm PDT
  • Location: Second Life – VWBPE Central Auditorium

 

Featured Keynote Connections in an Open Place Presenter:

 

  • Justin Clark-Casey, President OpenSimulator umbrella Overte Foundation
  • Date/Time: Thursday April 10th, at 7:00am PDT
  • Location: OSGrid – VWBPE Gateway

 

Featured Keynote: The Coming 3D Future Shock Presenter:

 

  • Maria Korolov, Editor in Chief – Hypergrid Business
  • Date/Time: Thursday April 10th, at 10:05am PDT
  • Location: OSGrid – VWBPE Gateway

 

Featured Keynote: Using Virtual Worlds and Gamification to Enhance Learning Presenter:

 

  • Andrew Hughes, CEO Designing Digitally
  • Date/Time: Friday April 11th, at 7:00am PDT
  • Location: Second Life – VWBPE Central Auditorium

 

Featured Keynote: TBA Presenter:

 

  • Ebbe Altberg, CEO Linden Lab
  • Date/Time: Friday April 11th, at 1:00pm PDT
  • Location: Second Life – VWBPE Central Auditorium

 

Featured Keynote: Design Implications of Game-Based Analyses Presenter:

 

  • David Gibson, Associate Professor at Curtin University in Perth, Australia
  • Date/Time: Saturday April 12th, at 7:00am PDT
  • Location: Second Life – VWBPE Central Auditorium

 

Closing Keynote: “There’s always room for a virtual zipline”, and other lessons from SciEthics Interactive Presenter: Dr. Larysa Nadolny, Assistant Professor, Iowa State University Date/Time: Saturday April 12th, at 1:00pm PDT Location: Second Life – VWBPE Central Auditorium

Those wishing to attend can still register at Eventbrite {http://vwbpe14.eventbrite.com}

Links for the above

 

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Posted on March 12, 2014, in Second Life, SL Announcements, SL Breaking News, SL Coming Soon, SL Community, SL Conference, SL Cool Stuff, SL Events, SL News Alert, SL Press Release, VWBPE and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Educational Best Practises are captured in a predatory Vendor Lock-in and Intellectual Property Piracy, so the Education Grid requirement for Repeatability is fully torpedoed.

    I call that Opportunity Costs and Consumer Detriment, a lack of ICT big picture for Total-Costs-of-Ownership.

    It sounds like VWBPE are on their knees again, in front of the Sun God.

    Don’t buy a used car from Philip…

    Philip Rosedale complains about needing ONE HOUR himself as SL creator to get his audio running in Second Life, next to crashing

    Check the Capability Immaturity Model for Second Life ranking

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capability_Immaturity_Model

    and Anti-Patterns

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-patterns

    Like

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