Category Archives: VWBPE

Video: Ebbe Altberg at VWBPE 2018


If you missed Above the Book with Ebbe Altberg session at VWBPE 2018 on Thursday 15th March here is the full recording of it.

This year the one hour session was done somewhere else on the grid and was broadcasted live via YouTube. Questions were picked and chosen from the Second Life community in advance.

Stats

  • Total Run Time: 59 minutes / 20 seconds
  • Views So far: 243 views
  • YouTube Viewers Watching Online: 106+
  • Inworld Attendees (main VWBPE regions): 86+

Ebbe Linden talked about VR, Second Life, Sansar, education, land prices and much more. There was no major announcements this year to mention but rather small updates.

The attendance was pretty good this year for both inworld and online numbers. A few Lindens made a special appearance at the Main Auditorium and it’s always great to see them wondering around.

Main Auditorium during Ebbe Linden live session

Stay updated on VWBPE 2018 here

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VWBPE 2018 Opens Tomorrow


The 11th Annual Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education (VWBPE) conference officially opens tomorrow on Thursday 15th March through until Saturday 17th March 2018. The theme for this year is VRevolutions and the focus will be on how the VR evolution is shaping the way people learn/interact.

The VWBPE 2018 opening ceremony starts at 8am SLT/PDT at the VWBPE Gateway regions. Phelan Corrimal will officially start the conference with the 2018 ribbon cutting ceremony. The Conference Executive and Organization Committees will be sharing a few or so upcoming key highlights.

The CEO of Linden Lab Ebbe Altberg will be speaking live at 1pm SLT/PDT at the VWBPE Central regions on Thursday 15th March talking about topics that are most important to educators and communities within Second Life.

Events Of Interest 

Thursday 15th March

Friday 16th March

Saturday 17th March

Key VWBPE 2018 Links

VWBPE 2018 Map

This year there will be 8 VWBPE regions to check out.

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Historical VWBPE Snapshots 

VWBPE 2018: VRevolutions Call for Proposals


VWBPE 2018

The VWBPE committee is now calling for proposals for next year’s annual conference which will be taking place from 15th to 17th March 2018. The committee “seeks submissions of presentation proposals along with proposals for exhibits and immersive experiences (pre- and post-conference virtual experiences).”

Proposals for exhibits and immersive experiences are now open. Here are the three formats for presentation proposals:

  • Spotlight Presentations (1 hour)
  • Hands on Technology Workshops (90 minutes)
  • Compass Points Roundtable Discussions (1 hour)

VWBPE18 VRevolutions

We are living in a disruptive age, where technology innovation has changed they way we live, the way we learn, and the way we interact. Innovation isn’t just a word used by scientists and entrepreneurs, it has come to describe our ever changing society. VRevolutions is your time to be part of that change.

VWBPE is an ecosystem of digital spaces. While the conference is hosted in Second Life, our conference features a variety of virtual and digital spaces. To present at VRevolutions, think outside the virtual space and consider how multiple available technologies and devices redefine what it means to work, create, and learn “virtually”. The VRevolution is about doing what scares you, what excites you, breaking and creating new paradigms.

At VRevolutions, VWBPE welcomes the multifaceted communities that contribute to and expand best practices in digital and virtual spaces to support practice, creation, and learning. Regardless of the community you represent, your proposal should consider how it contributes and expands the knowledge base for innovative and revolutionary change through the increasingly complex landscape of digital technology.

Call for Proposals

The VWBPE committee seeks submissions of presentation proposals along with proposals for exhibits and immersive experiences (pre- and post-conference virtual experiences). The call for proposals encompasses these three categories, with further details about each in the section below.

There are seven tracks and three formats. When formulating your proposal, we encourage you to consider the current theme of the conference, which in 2018 is “VRevolutions”.

We invite proposal submissions from a broad range of communities, such as, and not limited to, the following:

  • Educators and Trainers
  • Artists, Designers and Builders
  • Advocacy and NonProfit
  • Support and Help Communities
  • Entertainers and Performers
  • Coders, Scripters, and System/IT Analysts
  • Business and Entrepreneurs

Apply Here

    • The deadline for proposals is

8th January 2018

VWBPE 2017: Video Replays Available


VWBPE 2017 ended on 1st April in Second Life and for anyone that missed any of the key speeches then here is another chance to watch them again. This year was a special because it was the tenth anniversary of the annual conference. Well done to all the organizers, speakers, volunteers, mentors, the technical team and everyone who made the conference work smoothly.

Ebbe Linden – Above the Book: A Conversation about Education and Second Life

Legacy Panel: A Look Back at the Inworld Conference

Draxtor Despres – Above the Book: Will VR Matter in Education ?

John Lester – Beyond Escapism in Virtual Worlds

For more conference videos please visit the official VWBPE YouTube channel for the latest key speeches.