The VWBPE 2017 conference officially opens next week on Wednesday 29th March through until Saturday 1st April 2017 in Second Life. The theme for this year is Legacy and it’s worth mentioning this will be the 10th anniversary of the annual conference.
VWBPE 2017 is a free to attend event and here are some of the exciting speeches ahead.
Ebbe Altberg will be attending this year and will be giving a speech about education and Second Life at 1pm SLT on Wednesday 29th March
Draxtor Despress will be giving a speech about VR and education at 3pm SLT on Saturday 1st April
John Lester will be giving a speech about virtual worlds at 4pm SLT on Saturday 1st April
These sessions will be in a private region. To get your invitation to attend you need to submit a question for our guests. Start thinking about what to ask! Questions must be submitted no later than Sunday March 26 at 11:59pm PST (extended from original March 20th deadline).
Want to bring a friend? Starting March 21st, the Rockcliffe Registration Portal will be open for people to register new avatars and find out more about the VWBPE conference in-world. Invite your friends to go to https://urockcliffe.com/reg/second-life/ and follow the easy instructions to get started. We suggest that they come a day or two early to get oriented, so they don’t miss any part of the conference.
The 2017 Relay For Life of Second Life season officially starts at 10am SLT with the opening ceremony on Sunday 5th March 2017 over at the RFL regions. The festivities start from 9am SLT with more events planned during the day.
Team registrations are now underway and if you are interested starting a new team you can apply here.
The Artist’s Palette event will open at 8am SLT on Friday 10th March through until 31st March 2017 in Second Life. The main goal of this event is to gather at least 40 creators from across the grid of different cultures to showcase their work linking to the theme of color, creativity and culture. The event is organised by the Sunset Mist Event Management.
The Artist’s Palette
March 10- 31, 2017
Open: March 10, 2017 at 8am SL time
Ends: March 31, 2017 at 8am SL time
Organized by: Sunset Mist Event Management
THEME: Color, Creativity and Culture
To be able to gather content creators of SecondLife on a fair to showcase and sell 1 or more of their creations that is within the theme.
To assist in promotion of their business and creations; and, to generate income through this fair for the designer’s SL business.
To give awareness to other residents about one’s cultures through one’s creation/item or object for sale.
To aid in building awareness among residents of SecondLife on the matter of eliminating discrimination in all forms.
Our goal is to gather at least 40 creators of different cultures to showcase their work following our theme: color, creativity and culture.
To organize events that will not just create sales and popularity but to also be able to share information and education amongst the residents.
With this, we will be able to help each other in understanding one’s culture and life. An awareness that can build respect and unity among us in SecondLife and in Real Life.
And, through this, we hope that, even in a small way, we, together with the creators, will be able to help in stopping the segregations of race, language, nationality, gender, status, et al.