Call for Proposals

In the distance is a new horizon, with a banner that flies and waves to you like a call to action. It is time. You are the virtual explorer, the expert who has created virtual realities in three dimensional spaces for various reasons: to educate, inform, engage, inspire, advocate. It is your time to shine the light on your creations, on the work that is innovative, paradigm altering, and provocatively immersive.

We are calling on you to share your best practices once again at the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference that takes place March 9-12, 2016.

Ever with an eye to the future, this year our conference explores the horizons and distant shores of possibility as the worlds of virtual reality, technology, mobile, and cloud computing are starting to blend into a rich tapestry of creative scholarship and professional development. Innovative approaches to curriculum design will lead to new methods of pedagogy that will change forever the way we look at educational models in the future.

We are accepting presentations, exhibits, machinima, power promos, and immersive experiences from across a variety of virtual worlds and gaming platforms. Once again the bulk of our presentations, workshops, and panels will take place in Second Life and AvaCon Grid. However, opportunities to showcase projects and immersive experiences in other platforms—even formal gaming environments—are possible. Will you answer the call?

Join us in the multiverse and accept this year’s challenge to chart the horizons of what we may be.

Track Call Opens Call Closes
Academic October 26, 2015 January 17, 2016
Communities of Practice October 26, 2015 January 17, 2016
Creative :: Exhibits October 26, 2015 January 31, 2016
Creative :: Machinima October 26, 2015 January 10, 2016
Immersive Experiences October 26, 2015 January 17, 2016

Note that there will only be one call for proposals this year and the deadline will not be extended.
Please make sure you get your proposals in early.

See the complete Call for Proposals for more details.