VWBPE 2012 Be Epic!


VWBPE 2012 will be taking place next month in Second Life from 15th-17th March 2012. This will be the 5th annual conference inworld which i’m looking forward to because I have been really impressed with previous VWBPE events. Be Epic! is the theme for VWBPE 2012 which sounds really cool. Submissions for VWBPE 2012 are due before 11:59pm SLT on 15th February 2012.

VWBPE 2012 attendance will be free, sessions will be live and recorded during the conference weekend. Yay!

The Virtual Worlds Best Practice in Education (VWBPE) is a community-based conference that provides opportunities for participants in all virtual worlds to share current teaching, learning, and research practices in 3D virtual environments. Conference presentations focus on teaching/learning, scholarly work, projects, events, activities and new and innovative tools for virtual education. Presenters will focus on the identification of best practices in education designed for 3D virtual world technology.

Watch this recently uploaded VWBPE 2012 video by EduMachinima Fest.

Here are the official 2011 VWBPE statistics from last year. I’m sure that VWBPE 2012 will be great fun and a big success. My hope is that more of the SL community will be more engaged with the conference this year. 🙂

In 2011, educators participated in:

  • 150 virtual sessions
  • Tours of eight virtual  worlds
  • 52 interactive poster displays
  • An Educational Machinima Fest
  • Awards Ceremony celebrating the People’ Choice in Machinima and Interactive Poster displays

2011 Attendees included:

  • 2411 unique avatars
  • 7,290 hours
  • 91 Counties and Territories
International Distribution
  • North America 51.5%
  • Europe 30%
  • South America 6.3%
  • Asia 5.7 %
  • Oceania 3.5 %
  • Middle East  1. 5%

Will you be attending VWBPE 2012 ?