VWBPE Calendar

All sessions of the VWBPE 2020 Conference are held in Second Life®. All times are in SLT (PST).
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Volunteers Rock Kickoff
Mar 14 @ 06:00 PM – 07:00 PM
Volunteers Rock Kickoff @ Second Life

Volunteers, come join us to make sure you have what you need, get a picture taken of the group and dance to get us started for our next wonderful VWBPE Conference.

This is the time we bring together the volunteers of VWBPE who have helped contribute to the success of the conference for the past 11 years. Volunteers ROCK!

Etopian Evolution for Real World Solutions
Mar 17 @ 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM

G Ronnie Kraegel/Namaara MacMoragh (Avatar)
Advocacy and NonProfit

As an ever evolving project, Etopia is designed to bridge SL and RL by providing safe, educational space and activities for skills exploration with partners such as Peninsula College and Brain Energy Support Team. The benefits of learning social, sustainable, and behavioral skills in a virtual world give participants the opportunity to create a better quality of life for themselves and the communities they are in.

Participants will learn how Etopia has integrated real life solutions into the Second Life experience.
Participants will learn how a mutually supportive community experience can address real world environmental and social challenges.

Format: Spotlight Presentation
Track: Creativity and Innovation in Design, Practice, and Learning
Accessibility: Voice & SpeakEasy HUD Tool

Waiting for the VR Evolution
Mar 17 @ 04:00 PM – 05:00 PM

Facilitator: Paul Rudman/PD Alchemi (Avatar)
Assistant: Zia Rivera-Clarkson/Amari DiRicchezi (Avatar)

Meet us at our quadrivium where we hope to entice you into a discussion on the VR Evolution. For many who have embraced change and have been early adopters, waiting for the rest of the world to catch up has not been easy. Join us for a discussion on surviving until the change happens and catches up to everyone else. Bring your ideas and join us for an engaging quadrivium discussion.

Track: VRevolution
Format: Networking Quadrivium
Accessibility: Voice & Transcriptionist

Volunteers ROCK Kick-off
Apr 3 @ 05:00 PM – 06:00 PM

All Volunteers, please join us at our VWBPE Volunteer’s ROCK kick off. Bluebarker Lowtide is our DJ and photographer. This is for our Volunteer picture, and will be to make sure you have what you need, answer any questions, share last minute news and just have some fun. Hope you can join us!!

We will party TWICE, at 3:00pm SLT and then at 5:00pm SLT.

Location: Show Office