VWBPE Calendar

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Morning Unconference @ VWBPE 2019 Social Plaza
Apr 6 @ 08:00 AM – 08:50 AM
Morning Unconference @ VWBPE 2019 Social Plaza
08:00 AM
What’s an Unconference? It’s an unconventional conference within the VWBPE conference! We use Twitter and local chat to engage in dialogue about the topics that were discussed the previous day. Watch this space for topic[...]
Apr 6 @ 09:00 AM – 09:50 AM
Eureka World: An educational virtual world ecosystem @ VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area B
09:00 AM
Presenters: Ori Shapira (SL: turh zane), Educators and Trainers; Dani Seryoti (SL: s Maya), Educators and Trainers Description: Eureka World’s platform takes a broader perspective on learning and involves a wide spectrum of actors from[...]
Apr 6 @ 09:00 AM – 10:20 AM
Metaphorical insights with Symbolic Modeling @ VWBPE 2019 Workshop
09:00 AM
Hands on Workshop Presenters: Niela Miller (SL: Marly Milena), Educators and Trainers; Janie Teague-Urbach (SL: Katsii Tennen), Support and Help Communities Description: We will show some short films demonstrating the use of Symbolic Modeling (SymMods)[...]
Re-visioning art and design education: Nourishing collaborative creativity in virtual worlds @ VWBPE 2019 Quadrivium
09:00 AM
Compass Point Discussion Presenters: Yi Meng (SL: Emma de Pizan), Educators and Trainers; Xiangling Feng (SL: Belldance), Artists, Designers and Builders; Qian Wang (SL: Zoemmmua), Artists, Designers and Builders; Xinyi Wei (SL: Wuixinyi), Artists, Designers[...]
The significance of virtual archaeology @ VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area A
Apr 6 @ 09:00 AM – 09:50 AM
The significance of virtual archaeology @ VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area A
09:00 AM
Presenter: Marion Smeltzer (SL: Nova Saunders), Educators and Trainers, VIBE Description: Virtual archaeology has expanded with new features and landscapes representing archaeological and historical places that have been part of “real world” archaeological research. Any[...]
Apr 6 @ 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Dickens Project exemplifies virtual collaboration @ VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area A
10:00 AM
SPOTLIGHT Presenters: Valerie Hill (SL: Valibrarian Gregg), Peninsula College; Breiana Theodore (SL: Jodie Landon); Mary Pat Lynch (SL: Aoife Lorefield) Description: The Dickens Project, a virtual simulation of A Christmas Carol and the life and[...]
KEYNOTE :: Crossing the Horizon together: Scanning, transforming, and sharing "What Works" in Immersive XR @ VWBPE 2019 Main Auditorium
11:00 AM
Keynote Presenter: Dr. Jonathon Richter, Salish Kootenai College and Executive Director, Immersive Learning Research Network https://vwbpe.org/conference/keynotes-and-speakers-2019 Description: TBA Accessibility: Voice & Transcriptionist
Apr 6 @ 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM
Blue Mars on Virtual Harmony for agile mindsets @ VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area B
12:00 PM
Presenters: Cynthia Calongne (SL: Lyr Lobo), Educators and Trainers; Andrew Stricker (SL: Spinoza Quinnell), Educators and Trainers Description: Join us for Blue Mars on Virtual Harmony, a 3D OpenSimulator game. The game blends NASA data[...]
Re/visioning virtual education @ VWBPE 2019 Quadrivium
Apr 6 @ 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM
Re/visioning virtual education @ VWBPE 2019 Quadrivium
12:00 PM
Compass Point Discussion Presenters: Hsiao-Cheng (Sandrine) Han (SL: Kristy Handrick), Educators and Trainers; Junsong Zhang (SL: Junsongz), Educators and Trainers; Kyle Stooshnov (SL: StrangeSensei), Educators and Trainers; Fabian Frahlich (SL: Fironboy), Educators and Trainers Description:[...]
VR and virtual worlds: One and the same? @ VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area A
Apr 6 @ 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM
VR and virtual worlds: One and the same? @ VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area A
12:00 PM
Presenters: Alyse Dunavant-Jones (SL: AlyseDunavantJones), Advocacy and NonProfit; Valerie Hill (SL: Valibrarian), Advocacy and NonProfit; Marie Vans (SL: amvans Lapis), Advocacy and NonProfit Description: Through librarians’ perspectives, this presentation analyzes conflicting definitions of VR and[...]
Under the Sea Adventure @ VWBPE 2019 Under the Sea Adventure
Apr 6 @ 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Under the Sea Adventure @ VWBPE 2019 Under the Sea Adventure
01:00 PM
Come explore the beautiful underwater area of the social sim. This is your chance to be a mermaid or merman! There are free outfits available and volunteers will be available to help ease you into[...]
Apr 6 @ 02:00 PM – 02:50 PM
Above the Book: Catching up with Thinkerer @ VWBPE 2019 Main Auditorium
02:00 PM
Moderator: Kevin Feenan (SL: Phelan Corrimal) Description: Today Kevin will be catching up with a great friend to VWBPE , and the education and arts community in virtual environments: the first recipient of the VWBPE[...]
Apr 6 @ 03:00 PM – 04:00 PM
Lizard of ARS: Secondary students design parody masks and installation on the OpenSim @ VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area A
03:00 PM
Presenter: Mary Stokrocki (SL: MaryLou Goldrosen), Educators and Trainers Description: After exploring the OpenSim with students for four years, I invited them to revise my parody play, The Lizards of ARS/ART, a satiric reinterpretation of[...]
Apr 6 @ 03:00 PM – 03:50 PM
Quadrivium: re:Visioning Technology @ VWBPE 2019 Quadrivium
03:00 PM
Moderator: TBA Assistant: TBA Description: Where will the future of teaching and learning with technology take us? What should we do to prepare ourselves? Our students? How do you choose which technologies to incorporate into[...]
Apr 6 @ 04:00 PM – 05:00 PM
Gamification of education: The roles of collaboration and virtual identity @ VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area B
04:00 PM
Presenter: Brant Knutzen (SL: MrK Kas), Educators and Trainers Description: This project is an investigation of the factors which affect the engagement and satisfaction of learners using a multi-user virtual immersive environment. The focus is[...]
Live Music Performance @ VWBPE 2018 Main Auditorium
Apr 6 @ 05:00 PM – 06:00 PM
Live Music Performance @ VWBPE 2018 Main Auditorium
05:00 PM
Relax with us at the Main Auditorium before the Closing Ceremony and enjoy the music of Samm Quendra.  Samm describes herself as just a simple, ordinary girl who loves to sing. She believes that everything[...]
Closing Ceremony @ VWBPE 2019 Main Auditorium
Apr 6 @ 06:00 PM – 07:00 PM
Closing Ceremony @ VWBPE 2019 Main Auditorium
06:00 PM
Join us as we reflect upon the highlights of the conference, with closing remarks from Phelan Corrimal and other VWBPE Committee Chairs. This event is hosted by the one and only Pooky Amsterdam, CEO of[...]
Dick Clark Tribute Concert @ VWBPE 2019 Closing Concert
Apr 6 @ 07:00 PM – 08:30 PM
Dick Clark Tribute Concert @ VWBPE 2019 Closing Concert
07:00 PM
Heaven is Full of Music! Re:Vision great musicians of the past while joining Lightning Productions and the Dick Clark American Bandstand tribute show.  Come dance with us in the clouds as Dick Clark brings back[...]
Dance The Night Away @ VWBPE 2019 Closing Concert
Apr 6 @ 08:30 PM – 09:30 PM
Dance The Night Away @ VWBPE 2019 Closing Concert
08:30 PM
Immediately following the American Bandstand Tribute Show, join us for a “Dance The Night Away” party! There is no better way to end the 2019 VWBPE conference than to dance, chat, and enjoy good company while[...]
Apr 7 @ 08:00 AM – 09:00 AM
German Reform Education : Past and Present @ German Reform Educatino
08:00 AM
Host: Santiboy Resident Description: In Germany, in early 20th century, responding to restrictive schooling, a couple of alternative educational ideas were transferred into operating schools. While differing a lot in detail, most approaches labeled “Reformpaedagogik”[...]
Apr 8 @ 04:00 PM – 05:00 PM
Woolston-Steen Theological Seminary Virtual Ritual @ Sacred Cauldron in SL
04:00 PM
Hosts: Stasia Weston (Aevalle Galicia); Belladonna Laveau (Belladonna Yarrowroot); Stacia Sylvester (Stacia Abonwood); Isidora LaVeau (IsidoraKite Resident); Woolston-Steen Theological Seminary Description: In this immersive experience, we’ll start by providing a short orientation and then allowing[...]
Apr 9 @ 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Hunt Adventure: Escape the Vikings! @ Escape the Vikings
02:00 PM
Hosts: Ann von Rhein, CET; Quintus Petilius Secundus, MUSA SL; Petrus Cornelius Silvanus Description: The hunt is an interactive and immersive activity in one part of a virtual museum set up as a Viking village[...]
GUINEVERE Island in OpenSim @ GUINEVERE Island in OpenSim
Apr 11 @ 12:00 PM – 01:30 PM
GUINEVERE Island in OpenSim @ GUINEVERE Island in OpenSim
12:00 PM
Hosts: Heike Philp (Gwen Gwasi); Nick Zwart; Tuncer Can; Carol Rainbow; All – GUINEVERE Project Description: Come join us for a visit to GUINEVERE island, built for EU funded GUINEVERE project. GUINEVERE stands for “Games[...]
Apr 12 @ 09:30 AM – 11:00 AM
CVL Presents: Hypergrid Resources Library Poker Run! @ CVL Hypergrid Library in Kitely
09:30 AM
Hosts: Bethany Winslow (Bethany Winslow), Project Lead for CVL’s Hypergrid Resources Library; Valerie Hill (Valibrarian), Director, Community Virtual Library Description: Embark on a hypergrid adventure and poker run to visit two Hypergrid Resource Libraries in[...]
Apr 13 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Creative Expression at CVL's Music Library @ CVL's Music Library in SL
10:00 AM
Hosts: Alyse Dunavant-Jones (AlyseDunavantJones), Community Virtual Library, New Media Arts; Niela Miller (Marly Milena), OCTAGON:Creative Exploration, Virtual Inspiration Island Description: Participants will visit the Community Virtual Library’s new Music Library. The experience will begin with[...]
Apr 14 @ 09:00 AM – 10:00 AM
CERTsimulator: Community Emergency Response Team Basic Training @ CERTsimulator in Sinespace
09:00 AM
Host: Cindy Bolero Description: CERTsimulator (Beta) is an immersive multi-user online 3D disaster management training and practice platform. It is designed to utilize the FEMA Incident Command System (ICS), and for post Community Emergency Response[...]
Digital Citizens around a Community Drum @ Digital Citizens Around a Community Drum
Apr 15 @ 05:00 PM – 06:00 PM
Digital Citizens around a Community Drum @ Digital Citizens Around a Community Drum
05:00 PM
Hosts: Valerie Hill (Valibrarian Gregg), Community Virtual Library; Kara Bennett (Dancers Yao), Elder Voices Description: As digital citizens, we each are journeying along a unique path with a personal story and perspective. Global digital participatory[...]
Operation AVATAR and Snoozeum @ Operation Avatar in SL
Apr 17 @ 02:00 PM – 03:30 PM
Operation AVATAR and Snoozeum @ Operation Avatar in SL
02:00 PM
Hosts: Kevin Holloway, PhD (Jarom Cooperstone); Kelly Chrestman, PhD (kellychrestman); Andrew Santanello, PhD (sonnylabington); Jenna Ermold, PhD (jermold); All – Center for Deployment Psychology / Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences Description: The Center[...]
Digital Citizenship Museum in Kitely @ Digital Citizenship Museum in Kitely
Apr 19 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Digital Citizenship Museum in Kitely @ Digital Citizenship Museum in Kitely
10:00 AM
Hosts: Marie Vans (amvans lapis); Valerie Hill (Valibrarian Gregg); Alyse Dunavant-Jones (Antemeridian Discjockey); All – Community Virtual Library Description: Participants will first participate in an interactive presentation that describes Digital Citizenship and the goals of[...]