The VWBPE 2015 organisers have announced this year’s keynote speakers and featured speakers via the VWBPE website. It’s a interesting list of speakers I think and for me I’ll be looking forward to Ebbe Altberg keynotes speech the most.
This year marks the 8th annual VWBPE event in Second Life and it’s going to be a fascinating conference from the start to the end. VWBPE 2015 kicks off on 18th March until 21st March 2015 and the theme is Crossroads. See last year’s VWBPE numbers!
Here are the announced speakers for VWBPE 2015!
- Ebbe Altberg will be opening the conference at 1pm SLT on Wednesday 18th March 2015. Ebbe will be speaking about the relationship between Linden Lab and educators.
- Pamela Broviak will be speaking at 7am SLT about virtual spaces and civil engineering on Thursday 19th March 2015.
- Gord Holden will be speaking at 1pm SLT about K-12 education, virtual worlds and experiential learning on Thursday 19th March 2015.
- Jeroen Frans will be speaking at 7am SLT about impressive projects that engage learners on Friday 20th March 2015.
- Sensuous Maximus will be speaking at 1pm SLT about her views on virtual teaching and skill sets on Friday 20th March 2015.
- Susan Toth-Cohen will be speaking at 7am SLT about her life changing work of applying virtual worlds in her graduate program for occupational therapy on Saturday 21st March 2015.
- John Fillwalk will be speaking at 1pm SLT about simulation and virtualization on Saturday 21st March 2015.
- Jay Jay Jegathesan will be speaking at 4pm SLT at the closing about the large span of influence over the arts, research, machinima, teaching, and architecture on Saturday 21st March 2015
For a more in-depth read of the speakers above, see here.
- The VWBPE 2015 Calendar is available here
- Exhibitor space & displays submissions open until 27th February 2015
- Feature your virtual world at the “Post-Conference Virtual World Tour”: submissions until 27th February 2015
- Thinkerer Award: Please nominate your outstanding candidates by 1st March 2015
- Register Here for tickets
Are you excited about VWBPE 2015 ?
Please post your views in comments! 🙂
Next weekend (6th-8th March) marks the start of 11th annual Relay for Life of Second Life 2015 season and to mark this special occasion there will be fireworks, live performers, games, fund raising events and much more.
This year the Kick Off Weekend is taking everyone back to 2005 and back to the first ever virtual relay in Second Life. It’s going to be great fun and everyone is welcome to attend.
Sunday 8th March 2015
- 9am – 10am SLT – T1 Radio Pre-Kick Off Show
- 10am – 11am SLT – Kick Off Opening Ceremony (including speeches from the RFL of SL 2015 planning committee)
- 11am – 7pm SLT – Live Performers and DJs continue the celebrations
- 6:45pm SLT – Fireworks Show
On Tuesday 24th February Linden Lab posted a new blog post asking for Second Life educators to share their educational success stories.
Check out the new Education Forum Thread here.
The full blog post reads this…
Are you an educator seeing positive results from using Second Life? We’d love to hear from you! Please join us in this Education Forum thread to share your answers to the following questions:
- What educational organization do you represent?
- How do you use SL in your educational endeavors?
- Most importantly, what positive results have you seen from using SL?
From direct conversations, press coverage, and the like, we’ve heard of a number of organizations seeing positive results using Second Life for education, but we’re always eager to hear more and we hope you’ll add your voice to the thread.
For those that couldn’t make it to the first snowball fight a few weeks ago there is another chance to throw snowballs at the Lindens. The 2nd snowball fight will be held at 1pm SLT today over at the Winter Wonderland regions in Second Life. SLURL
Spread the word and have fun! 🙂