VWBPE Calendar

All sessions of the VWBPE 2017 Conference are held in Second Life (represented in blue on the calendar). All times are in SLT (PST). You may access this time zone converter for your local time: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html.

Mar 29 @ 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM VWBPE Ribbon Cutting
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 VWBPE Main Auditorium
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 VWBPE Quadrivium
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 VWBPE Parade
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 VWBPE Social
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[...]
Mar 29 @ 04:30 PM – 04:50 PM VWBPE Underwater Park Entrance
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.
Mar 29 @ 05:00 PM – 05:50 PM VWBPE Main Auditorium
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 VWBPE Lecture Area A
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 VWBPE Lecture Area B
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 VWBPE Quadrivium
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 @ 05:00 AM – 06:00 AM VWBPE Social
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 VWBPE Lecture Area A
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 VWBPE Lecture Area B
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 VWBPE Quadrivium
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 VWBPE Main Auditorium
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 VWBPE Lecture Area A
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 VWBPE Lecture Area B
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 VWBPE Quadrivium
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 VWBPE Social
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 VWBPE Workshop
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[...]
Mar 30 @ 03:00 PM – 03:50 PM VWBPE Quadrivium
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 Social
\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 VWBPE Lecture Area B
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[...]
Mar 30 @ 07:00 PM – 07:50 PM VWBPE Lecture Area A
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 VWBPE Quadrivium
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 @ 06:00 AM – 07:00 AM VWBPE Social
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 VWBPE Quadrivium
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 VWBPE Workshop
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 VWBPE Lecture Area B
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[...]
Mar 31 @ 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM VWBPE Lecture Area A
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 VWBPE Quadrivium
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 VWBPE Social
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 VWBPE Main Auditorium
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 VWBPE Social
… “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 VWBPE Lecture Area A
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[...]
Mar 31 @ 03:50 PM – 04:50 PM VWBPE Quadrivium
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 VWBPE Social
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.[...]
Mar 31 @ 06:00 PM – 07:00 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.[...]
Apr 1 @ 07:00 AM – 08:00 AM VWBPE Social
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 VWBPE Lecture Area B
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 VWBPE Quadrivium
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 VWBPE Workshop
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 VWBPE Circus
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 VWBPE Workshop
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[...]
Apr 1 @ 03:00 PM – 03:50 PM VWBPE Main Auditorium
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 VWBPE Main Auditorium
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[...]
Apr 1 @ 05:00 PM – 06:00 PM VWBPE Main Auditorium
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[...]
Apr 1 @ 06:00 PM – 07:00 PM VWBPE Main Auditorium
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 VWBPE Beatles-Tribute-Concert
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[...]
Apr 1 @ 08:00 PM – 09:00 PM VWBPE Beatles-Tribute-Concert
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[...]
Apr 3 @ 05:00 PM – 06:00 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
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
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
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
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[...]