VWBPE Kicks Off 8th Annual Education Conference


VWBPE 2015: Crossroads Use of 3D virtual technology has been making its way into mainstream education, non-profit and business settings. This 8th Annual Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference (VWBPE15) is the definitive event bringing together educators/trainers, practitioners, administrators and policy makers from around the world to present, discuss and review ongoing developments in the field of 3D virtualization, its applications, and opportunities.

Over 3,300 people from 45 countries attended our last conference. There were 80 presentations in three days including keynote addresses by Ebbe Altberg, CEO of Linden Lab and Philip Rosedale, Second Life creator and CEO of High Fidelity.

In just the past several years, over 60 hours of video footage has been captured and has been made available free to the academic community in addition to other video broadcasts, with thousands of views.

Similarly, blogs, articles and interviews, wiki’s, vast amounts of social media posts have reached thousands of other educators and related professionals around the world, which has fostered an ongoing interest in the importance of the conference, its reach, and effects.

This year VWBPE will be holding the conference in multiple virtual world locations for the 3rd year in a row. While Second Life’s virtual environment will still be hosting the main venues, other locations may include OpenSim and other “non-traditional” virtual world environments which are capable of supporting presentations, discussion forums, demonstrations, and hands-on workshops.

Join us and be a part of this conference! Watch this website for updates and follow us on our social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


Linden Lab CEO Ebbe Altberg to Open VWBPE in 2015


Ebbe Altberg, CEO Linden Lab

Ebbe Altberg, Linden Lab

Great things are happening again this year at the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference, so don’t miss out! We are very pleased to announce that Ebbe Altberg, CEO of Linden Lab, will be back on March 18, 2015, this time as our opening keynote speaker.

Ebbe will be joined by many other noteworthy presenters such as educators, researchers, professionals and instructors representing a broad range of areas including non-profits, sciences, IT , artists and of course, education. Would you like to be one of them?

Send us your proposal by December 14, and we look forward to seeing you at the 8th Annual Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference.

Do you have an organization that you would like to promote? VWBPE is internationally renowned and becoming a sponsor of the conference is a wonderful opportunity to get your organization’s name in front of all of our attendees. Sponsorship is opening on December 15.

Whether you submit a proposal or become a sponsor, you know that you will be in distinguished company at the crossroads of education.