VWBPE Calendar

All sessions of the VWBPE 2018 Conference are held in Second Life®. All times are in SLT (PST).
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Mar 24 @ 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
01:00 PM
Presenter: James T. Abraham (El Profesor, OS); Martha Eugenia Lino (Eugenia Calderon, OS).  Glendale Community College Description: Join us for a tour of Escape where you will find a variety of locations that present embedded[...]
Mar 26 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
The Lizards of ARS (c)
10:00 AM
Presenter: Mary Stokrocki.  Arizona State University. Description: The Lizards of ARS, the Latin word for art, functions as a parody improvisational site for visitors to learn about the changing nature of art, and reinterpret its[...]
Mar 28 @ 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Volunteers ROCK Kick-Off @ VWBPE Gateway
02:00 PM
Volunteers ROCK: Getting Started Meeting The Volunteers Rock Kick-Off for all our volunteers is to answer any questions, share last minute news, take some pictures, make sure you have what you need and just have[...]
Mar 29 @ 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Exhibit Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony @ VWBPE Ribbon Cutting
11:00 AM
Listen to music with Ari (Arisia Vita) as he streams soft and soothing piano music during the event. Ari says  that “Second Life gives me the chance to play for you and breathe life into[...]
Mar 29 @ 01:00 PM – 01:50 PM
01:00 PM
Above the Book Interview Host: Kevin Feenan Rockcliffe University Consortium Special Guest: Ebbe Altberg Linden Lab As part of the special program for VWBPE’s tenth anniversary, our host, Kevin Feenan, will interview Ebbe Altberg on[...]
Mar 29 @ 02:00 PM – 02:50 PM
Quadrivium Networking Topic:  VR Technology on the Horizon @ VWBPE Quadrivium
02:00 PM
Quadrivium Discussion Facilitator Adrienne Evans Meet us at our quadrivium where we hope to entice you into a discussion on VR technology, the latest trends, what is viable and what is still too experimental to[...]
Mar 29 @ 03:00 PM – 03:30 PM
The Freewheelin’ Electric Tambourine Man Parade @ VWBPE Parade
03:00 PM
The time’s may be a-changin’ but at 3:00 pm (slt) today, it is time for Peace, Love, Brown Rice and Flower Power! So, if you feel like groovin’ and coming with us on this freewheelin’[...]
Mar 29 @ 03:30 PM – 04:30 PM
Lightning Production’s Bob Dylan and The Band Tribute Concert. @ VWBPE Social
03:30 PM
The legacy of Bob Dylan is still being written. But, it is hard to argue that Dylan is not one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. This past year (October 2016) Dylan[...]
The Keys to Legacy: A VWBPE Quest @ VWBPE Underwater Park Entrance
Mar 29 @ 04:30 PM – 04:50 PM
04:30 PM
Join in the hunt for academic excellence. Four days of underwater adventure that will open the doors to the past, the present, and the future. Find the secret keys of mystery and unlock your Legacy.
05:00 PM
Presenter: Celia Pearce Northeaster University Virtual worlds have been “the latest thing” since the birth of the World Wide Web in 1993. In this “long view,” Dr. Celia Pearce, author of The Interactive Book (1997),[...]
Mar 29 @ 06:00 PM – 06:50 PM
Lizards of "ARS"© Installation Participatory Play @ VWBPE Lecture Area A
06:00 PM
Lecture Presenter: Mary Stokrocki Arizona State University The Lizards of “ARS”© the Latin word for art, functions as a parody improvisational site for visitors to learn about the changing nature of art, and reinterpret its[...]
Mar 29 @ 06:00 PM – 06:50 PM
Through the Visual Literacy Lens to Learn Ecosystem @ VWBPE Lecture Area B
06:00 PM
Lecture Presenter Matthew Sinclair University of British Columbia This project designed to provide students with an immersive environment in which they could learn about ecosystem through a visual literacy lens. The benefits and drawbacks of[...]
Mar 29 @ 06:50 PM – 07:50 PM
Teaching in Second Life, Art and Visual Literacy @ VWBPE Quadrivium
06:50 PM
Unconferencing the Conference This participant-led unconference session will focus on the complementary topics from the previous two lectures on the program, though it is not necessary that you attend either session in order to participate[...]
Good Morning, VWBPE! @ VWBPE Social
Mar 30 @ 05:00 AM – 06:00 AM
Good Morning, VWBPE! @ VWBPE Social
05:00 AM
VWBPE – Day Two. Join us for early morning coffee, continental breakfast, and an early dip “Under The Sea.” This is your chance to enjoy a guided tour of the undersea gardens, explore the Mermaid[...]
Mar 30 @ 06:00 AM – 06:50 AM
How to Run Educational Communities in SL @ VWBPE Lecture Area A
06:00 AM
Lecture Presenter: Dragon Shichiroji Over the last ten years Mystic Academy and its educational staff have developed resources and skills which are matured and available for sharing. This presentation from the Founder gives an opportunity[...]
Mar 30 @ 06:00 AM – 06:50 AM
Immersive Experience for Learning @ VWBPE Lecture Area B
06:00 AM
Power Promo Presenter: Graziano Ferro Michela Fragona BBN Srl Educational Publisher Proposed immersive experience for learning English as a second language for Italian students. We would like to take advantage of the immersive VE for[...]
Mar 30 @ 06:50 AM – 07:50 AM
Educational Communities, Teaching Tools, and Immersive Fun @ VWBPE Quadrivium
06:50 AM
Unconferencing the Conference This participant-led unconference session will focus on the complementary topics from the previous two lectures on the program, though it is not necessary that you attend either session in order to participate[...]
Mar 30 @ 08:00 AM – 09:50 AM
08:00 AM
Legacy Panel Panelists: Beth Ritter-Guth John Lester Ken Hudson Kevin Feenan The Legacy Panel will take a look back, where we were, and a look forward, where we are potentially going, not only with virtual[...]
Mar 30 @ 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Assessing/Promoting Informatics Competencies @ VWBPE Lecture Area A
10:00 AM
Lecture Presenter: Toni Hebda Chamberlain College This project assessed nursing informatics competencies in faculty in one graduate nursing program. Faculty also received an orientation to Second Life. Faculty members were asked to self-assess their informatics[...]
Mar 30 @ 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Master's in Nursing Virtual Practicum Skills @ VWBPE Lecture Area B
10:00 AM
Lecture Presenter: Karen West Debra Duncan Chamberlain College of Nursing Review of a short term project to facilitate avatar skills with a group of Master Degree of Science Nursing students.
Mar 30 @ 10:50 AM – 11:50 AM
Support Teams, Nursing and Informatic Skills @ VWBPE Quadrivium
10:50 AM
Unconferencing the Conference This participant-led unconference session will focus on the complementary topics from the previous two lectures on the program, though it is not necessary that you attend either session in order to participate[...]
Mar 30 @ 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Machinima with Gridjumper (tanya.smedley) @ VWBPE Social
12:00 PM
Comedy, drama, tutorials …entertainment and instruction brought to you via Machinima, the art of making movies in virtual and digital game environments.  Spend an hour watching some Legacy works with others who create such works[...]
Mar 30 @ 01:00 PM – 02:50 PM
Creating Characters with Artistic Tools @ VWBPE Workshop
01:00 PM
Workshop Presenters: Niela Miller Octagon Creations Barbara Swords Avilion Cameo Theatre This session will provide attendees with an experience of creating characters out of prims and digital art and bringing them to life.  We will[...]
Quadrivium Networking Topic:  Critical Thinking in the Age of Information Overload @ VWBPE Quadrivium
03:00 PM
Quadrivium Discussion Facilitator Peggy Daniels Lee Meet us at our quadrivium where we hope to entice you into a discussion on critical thinking in the age of information overload. We live in an information society[...]
Mar 30 @ 04:00 PM – 05:00 PM
VWBPE Legacy Party Barge Excursion @ VWBPE Social
04:00 PM
\We have ice cold beer and other assorted refreshing drinks for everyone. Grab your favorite drink and join the fun as we relax and tour the entire VWBPE conference on this unique floating barge. The[...]
Mar 30 @ 05:00 PM – 06:50 PM
Building the VWBPE Quest: a Global Collaboration @ VWBPE Lecture Area B
05:00 PM
Panel Panelists: Valerie Hill Community Virtual Library Brant Knutzen University of Hong Kong Carla Pritchett Tulane University This presentation shares the partnership between librarians and educators to create a live literature-based experience at The Quest[...]
Bootcamp for Virtual Teachers @ VWBPE Lecture Area A
Mar 30 @ 07:00 PM – 07:50 PM
Bootcamp for Virtual Teachers @ VWBPE Lecture Area A
07:00 PM
Lecture Presenters: “Sen” Sensuous Maximus Builder’s Brewery Yen Verhoeven University of Rochester This updated version of the 2015 VWBPE presentation unmasks the overlooked but necessary skills, tips, tools, and procedures for those who run lectures[...]
Mar 30 @ 07:50 PM – 08:50 PM
Teaching Tips and Tools, Inworld Lectures and Workshops @ VWBPE Quadrivium
07:50 PM
Unconferencing the Conference This participant-led unconference session will focus on the complementary topics from the previous two lectures on the program, though it is not necessary that you attend either session in order to participate[...]
Good Morning, VWBPE! @ VWBPE Social
Mar 31 @ 06:00 AM – 07:00 AM
Good Morning, VWBPE! @ VWBPE Social
06:00 AM
VWBPE – Day Three. Join us for early morning coffee, continental breakfast, and an early dip “Under The Sea.” This is your chance to enjoy a guided tour of the undersea gardens, explore the Mermaid[...]
Mar 31 @ 07:00 AM – 07:50 AM
Quadrivium Networking Topic:  The Technology of an Ideal Education System @ VWBPE Quadrivium
07:00 AM
Quadrivium Discussion Facilitator Dauna M. Kiser Meet us at our quadrivium where we hope to entice you into a what-if discussion about the technology of an ideal education system. What new and trending technologies, applications,[...]
Mar 31 @ 08:00 AM – 09:50 AM
OYEAS: Algebra and Calculus thru 3D numbers @ VWBPE Workshop
08:00 AM
Workshop Presenters: Danielle Patterson Rebecca Patterson Dream Realizations Camera controlled interactive workshop of revised 2015 session, Open Your Eyes And See Numbers: without words or symbols. The updated session includes recent work that lays the[...]
Mar 31 @ 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
PIVOTE: From Second Life to Fieldscapes @ VWBPE Lecture Area B
10:00 AM
Lecture Presenter: David Burden Daden Limited The presentation will look at Daden’s PIVOTE eDrama approach for defining virtual world learning exercises, and how that approach has evolved through implementations in Second Life and OpenSim to[...]
Virtual World and Creativity @ VWBPE Lecture Area A
Mar 31 @ 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Virtual World and Creativity @ VWBPE Lecture Area A
10:00 AM
Lecture Presenter: Hsiao-Cheng (Sandrine) Han The University of British Columbia This paper presents the findings from a high school art project by using participatory observational case study from the perspective of creativity. The main research[...]
Mar 31 @ 10:50 AM – 11:50 AM
Virtual World Learning Exercises, Creativity, and Interactions @ VWBPE Quadrivium
10:50 AM
Unconferencing the Conference This participant-led unconference session will focus on the complementary topics from the previous two lectures on the program, though it is not necessary that you attend either session in order to participate[...]
Mar 31 @ 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Telima (Diamond Spiritor) Lunchtime Concert @ VWBPE Social
12:00 PM
Telima has always had a passion for singing. She began her SL career singing in a Karaoke lounge. The audience told her she should stream live, and in her words, “I have never looked back.”[...]
Mar 31 @ 01:00 PM – 01:50 PM
01:00 PM
Presenter: Chris Dede Harvard Graduate School of Education Many people of different ages now participate in immersive virtual and augmented environments, from World of Warcraft to Pokemon Go. Mobile VR is now affordable and practical,[...]
Mar 31 @ 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Under The Sea, Under The Sea... @ VWBPE Social
02:00 PM
… “Darling it’s better, Down where it’s wetter, Take it from me. . .Under the sea!” Or, better yet, come explore it for yourself!  Bring your friends and snorkel.  Take the guided undersea tour, and/or[...]
Mar 31 @ 03:00 PM – 03:50 PM
Lessons from Years of Teaching in Second Life @ VWBPE Lecture Area A
03:00 PM
Lecture Presenter: Greg Perrier Northern Virginia Community College I will cover 13 different actions that promote student learning in a virtual world. I will share 10 teachable moments that helped shape my understanding of education[...]
Barriers to Teaching in Second Life, Technology Integration, and Promoting Learning @ VWBPE Quadrivium
03:50 PM
Unconferencing the Conference This participant-led unconference session will focus on the complementary topics from the previous two lectures on the program, though it is not necessary that you attend either session in order to participate[...]
Mar 31 @ 05:00 PM – 06:00 PM
The Ballet Pixelle First Performance of Phylogeny @ VWBPE Social
05:00 PM
Come join us for refreshments on the red carpet during our pre-show experience. You will have a chance to take photo ops and mingle with other guests before the immersive performance by The Ballet Pixelle.[...]
06:00 PM
Come join us for refreshments on the red carpet during our pre-show experience. You will have a chance to take photo ops and mingle with other guests  before the immersive performance by The Ballet Pixelle.[...]
Good Morning, VWBPE! @ VWBPE Social
Apr 1 @ 07:00 AM – 08:00 AM
Good Morning, VWBPE! @ VWBPE Social
07:00 AM
VWBPE – Day Four. Join us for early morning coffee, continental breakfast, and a refreshing dip “Under The Sea.” This is your chance to enjoy a guided tour of the undersea gardens, explore the Mermaid[...]
Apr 1 @ 08:00 AM – 09:50 AM
Metaverse Libraries: Communities as Resources @ VWBPE Lecture Area B
08:00 AM
Panel Panelists: Valerie Hill Peninsula College Marie Vans HP Inc. Alyse Dunavant-Jones San Jose State University This paper examines the purpose and potential for virtual world libraries and librarians to help share resources, including virtual[...]
Apr 1 @ 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Quadrivium Networking Topic:  Defining the True Digital Literacy @ VWBPE Quadrivium
10:00 AM
Quadrivium Discussion Facilitator Yen Verhoeven Meet us at our quadrivium where we hope to entice you into a discussion on how to define digital literacy. The term gets used a lot, but what is it[...]
Apr 1 @ 11:00 AM – 12:50 PM
New Frontiers in Online Brain Training @ VWBPE Workshop
11:00 AM
Workshop Presenters: Lissena (aka Wisdomseeker) Thuja Hynes Francisco Koolhoven Ewan Bonham Whole Brain Health 6 members of Whole Brain Health lead sample activities to demonstrate our multi-dimensional Brain Training program. Our sim’s group programs, self-guided[...]
Apr 1 @ 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
The ChangHigh Sisters Fireshow Circus @ VWBPE Circus
01:00 PM
Everyone enjoys the circus, and the ChangHigh Sisters have created and designed a very unique and extremely powerful circus / fire-dancing show that is a MUST SEE! Watch them perform in rotating trapezes, on high[...]
Apr 1 @ 02:00 PM – 02:50 PM
Building a Virtual Science Fair @ VWBPE Workshop
02:00 PM
What is involved in creating virtual science fairs? What are the logistics, the learning opportunities, and the engagement of students in problem solving? Join the discussion and find out how you and your students can[...]
03:00 PM
Above the Book Interview Host: Kevin Feenan Rockcliffe University Consortium Special Guest: Bernhard Drax The Drax Files As part of the special program for VWBPE’s tenth anniversary, our host, Kevin Feenan, will interview Bernhard Drax[...]
Apr 1 @ 04:00 PM – 04:50 PM
04:00 PM
Presenter: John Lester Virtual Rehab The ability to leverage virtual worlds and VR technologies to improve quality of life and increase social good has never been greater. In this keynote, John will present how different[...]
KJJeff Kohn Pre-Closing Concert @ VWBPE Main Auditorium
Apr 1 @ 05:00 PM – 06:00 PM
05:00 PM
Jeff Kohn has been performing in RL for over 22 years and has performed at a variety of SL venues. Jeff performs at weddings, concerts, parties and other special events. He has built his repertoire[...]
VWBPE Legacy 2017 Closing Ceremony @ VWBPE Main Auditorium
Apr 1 @ 06:00 PM – 07:00 PM
06:00 PM
Join us as we reflect upon the highlights of the conference, closing remarks from Phelan Corrimal and other VWBPE Committee Chairs. This event is hosted by the one and only inimitable Pooky Amsterdam, CEO of[...]
Apr 1 @ 07:00 PM – 08:00 PM
The Beatles Tribute Concert in The Octopus’s Garden Palladium @ VWBPE Beatles-Tribute-Concert
07:00 PM
Lightning Productions proudly presents a special tribute to The Beatles immediately following the closing ceremony in the Octopus’s Garden Palladium, Under The Sea. The legacy of The Beatles stands as one of the world’s most[...]
Dance The Night Away with DJ Coz OKelly @ VWBPE Beatles-Tribute-Concert
Apr 1 @ 08:00 PM – 09:00 PM
Dance The Night Away with DJ Coz OKelly @ VWBPE Beatles-Tribute-Concert
08:00 PM
Immediately following The Beatles Tribute Concert, join DJ Coz OKelly for our traditional end of the conference “Dance The Night Away” party! There is no better way to end the 2017 VWBPE conference than to[...]
Exploring Information: The New Rockcliffe Library on Avacon
05:00 PM
Presenter: Melanie Putnam (RUC Librarian, OS).  Rockcliffe University Description: Participants will discover new information resources on the 4 sim Rockcliffe Library campus on the AvaCon Grid. Presentation goal: Demonstrate information resources available in Education, the Humanities,[...]
Apr 4 @ 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
01:00 PM
Presenter: David Burden (Corro Moseley). Daden Limited Description: The presentation will introduce attendees to the Fieldscapes platform, and to the ability of teachers to use it to create and share learning experiences. Tour will include the[...]
Apr 8 @ 08:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Whole Brain Quest - Day One
08:00 AM
Presenter(s): Thuja Hynes (SL), Lissena Wisdomseeker (SL), Francisco Koolhoven (SL). Whole Brain Health Description: Day One of the Whole Brain Quest events at Inspiration Island. Go to the starting SLURL below for the full schedule[...]
Apr 9 @ 08:00 AM – 04:00 PM
08:00 AM
Presenter(s): Thuja Hynes (SL), Lissena Wisdomseeker (SL), Francisco Koolhoven (SL). Whole Brain Health Description: Continuation of the Brain Quest events at Inspiration Island in Second Life from 08 Apr. Go to the starting SLURL below[...]
Apr 9 @ 05:00 PM – 06:00 PM
05:00 PM
Presenter:  Dragon Shichiroji (SL). Mystic Academy Description:  Come and explore the immersive and educational experience created by educators in the Mystic Academy community to showcase the mythology of indigenous cultures. Participants will learn and gain greater appreciation[...]
Mar 4 @ 07:00 PM – 08:00 PM
Get Scrooged Redux: Explore A Christmas Carol @ Second Life
07:00 PM
Host: Brant Knutzen / MrK Kas,  University of Hong Kong Description: Meet in the Counting House as Scrooge introduces participants to Dicken’s classic Victorian novella: A Christmas Carol! Additional dialogue has been added to some[...]
Mar 10 @ 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
01:00 PM
Host: Johannes1977 Resident Description: This experience will showcase key components of World War One in honor of the centenary of this epic event. Participants will go through a WW1 bunker and learn about life as[...]
Venice in 1600 @ Second Life
Mar 11 @ 07:00 PM – 08:00 PM
Venice in 1600 @ Second Life
07:00 PM
Host: Brant Knutzen / MrK Kas, University of Hong Kong Description: Based on findings from The Quest, this immersive experience introduces participants to the impact that an idealized virtual identity and the perception of a[...]
Mar 12 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Making Discoveries with SL Creative Processes @ Second Life
11:00 AM
Host: Niela Miller / Marly Milena Description: Using arts-based processes and tools such as building shapes, digital art,and a drawing board, we will explore how the representation of ourselves and our experiences in and out[...]
Mar 15 @ 08:00 AM – 09:00 AM
Opening Ceremony of VWBPE 2018 @ VWBPE 2018 Gateway
08:00 AM
Join us at the Gateway for Kick Off Event of VWBPE 2018.  This is a time to socialize and network with friends, old and new, while enjoying the lovely piano music of Arisia Vita. The Conference[...]
Identity, literacy, immersion and presence; joining together the building blocks of virtual world learning @ VWBPE 2018 Main Auditorium
09:30 AM
Presenter: Mark Childs/Gann McGann (Avatar) What are the digital literacies that virtual worlds require and can everyone acquire them? What are some of the barriers which virtual worlds present to learners? How can avatars redefine[...]
Mar 15 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
The Minecraft VRevolution: Collaborative Learning @ VWBPE 2018 Quadrivium
10:30 AM
Presenters: Katherine Hewett/TwelfthNight (Avatar) Educators and Trainers Mary O’Brien/Serena Offcourse Educators and Trainers Beth S. O’Connell/Beth Ghostraven Educators and Trainers Kim Harrison/Thunder Insippo Educators and Trainers The session features an panel of educators actively utilizing[...]