VWBPE Calendar

All sessions of the VWBPE 2019 Conference are held in Second Life®. All times are in SLT (PST).
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Mar 24 @ 06:00 PM – 06:30 PM The Design of Virtual Reality Art Galleries
Host: Steve Guynup (SL: SteveG), Hayfield Isovista Description: This presentation using VRChat covers the design history of online 3D art galleries. Early work in VRML / SL and current efforts in Sansar / VRChat are[...]
Mar 25 @ 06:00 PM – 07:00 PM VCARA Archivium at SJSU
Host: Alyse Dunavant-Jones (SL: AlyseDunavantJones), Virtual Center for Archives and Records Administration, School of Information, San Jose State University Description: Participants will explore the U-See-Um exhibit and interact with diverse media to answer questions about[...]
Mar 28 @ 06:00 PM – 07:00 PM Health Adventures
Hosts: Shannon Bohle, Archivopedia LLC ; Marilyn G. Teolis, Medical Librarian Description: The Adventures of Floridiana Jones is a game created by medical librarians and nurse educators for diabetics. There are two versions of the game.[...]
Mar 30 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Storming the Bastille
Presenter: johannes1977 Resident Description: Storming the Bastille: A Look at the French Revolution will be an interactive walk through timeline, where participants can learn about the French Revolution and get an idea of how they[...]
Apr 1 @ 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM VWBPE 2019 The Vortex
Host: Leticia De Leon (SL: Letty Luckstone), University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Description: Participants in this immersive experience will engage in an allegorical experience that is both storytelling and game. This underwater paradise needs[...]
Apr 2 @ 06:00 PM – 07:30 PM Lingnan Drama Island
Host: Brant Knutzen (SL: MrK Kas), University of Hong Kong Description: You have been recruited to join the Agency, to stop dark forces from diverting the river of time. Your team is forming up to[...]
Apr 4 @ 08:00 AM – 09:00 AM VWBPE Ribbon Cutting
Join us at the Gateway for Kick Off Event of VWBPE 2019.  This is a time to socialize and network with friends, old and new, while enjoying the lovely piano music of Ari (Arisia Vita).[...]
Apr 4 @ 09:30 AM – 10:20 AM VWBPE 2019 Main Auditorium
Keynote Presenter: Dr. Tom Boellstorff, University of California Irvine https://vwbpe.org/conference/keynotes-and-speakers-2019 Description: What possibilities do virtual worlds hold for film as a mode of education? To explore this question I will discuss Our Digital Selves: My Avatar is Me, a[...]
Apr 4 @ 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area A
Presenter: Renne Emiko Brock (SL: Zinnia Zauber), Peninsula College Description: Imparting knowledge and acknowledgment is vital for encouraging curiosity and confidence in students. To hit the target, one must aim higher to reach their mark[...]
Apr 4 @ 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM VWBPE 2019 Quadrivium
Compass Point Round Table Discussion Presenters: Mike Shaw (SL: Shawza Tunwarm), Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; Matthew Burr (SL: Beragon Betts); Robert Knop (SL: Prospero Frobozz); Vic Michalak (SL: Phil Youngblood); Steven van Hook (SL: Kip[...]
Apr 4 @ 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area B
Presenter: Kevin M. Holloway (SL: Jarom Cooperstone); Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Description: The Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) has piloted virtual-worlds based training programs for mental health providers serving military Service members,[...]
Apr 4 @ 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM VWBPE 2019 Parade
The VWBPE Annual Parade is a great way to start our social plans! Meet us at the Lighthouse near Gateway and travel over the new bridge built just for this event!  Together we will re:Vision[...]
Apr 4 @ 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM VWBPE 2019 Social Building
Our parade will end in the main building on the social sim with a fun-filled concert and dancing with DJ Coz Okelly who will spinning the NEW Oldies music from the 80’s!  Many pop stars[...]
Apr 4 @ 01:00 PM – 01:50 PM VWBPE 2019 Quadrivium
Moderator: TBA Assistant: TBA Description: What are the challenges surrounding assessment as we move into the future? What are the current challenges? Are these the same? And if so, how will these be resolved? Join the[...]
Apr 4 @ 02:00 PM – 02:50 PM VWBPE 2019 Main Auditorium
The ever engaging Above the Book interviews continue for 2019. To start us off, join our intrepid VWBPE and RUC leader, Kevin Feenan (SL: Phelan Corrimal), for a discussion of what’s new at Linden Lab.[...]
Apr 4 @ 03:00 PM – 03:50 PM VWBPE Quadrivium
Compass Point Discussion Presenters: Hsiao-Cheng (Sandrine) Han (SL: Kristy Handrick), University of British Columbia; Yi Meng (SL: Emma de Pizan); Wenyi Gong (SL: Hermione524); Peisen Ding (SL: AAADeanAAA) Description: Our team seeks to create a[...]
Apr 4 @ 03:00 PM – 03:50 PM VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area B
Presenter: Josain Zsun (avatar), Chilbo Description: Expedition Central was a location providing links for avatars to travel and explore Second Life. With Cyrus Hush, (Expedition Central founder), passing, no further maintenance can be done. Had[...]
Apr 4 @ 03:00 PM – 04:00 PM VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area A
Presenter:  Alice Krueger (SL: Gentle Heron), Virtual Ability Inc. Description: Our organization, as do others in virtual worlds, holds virtual conferences annually. How does conference organization and preparation compare to physical world conferences? What advantages[...]
Apr 4 @ 04:00 PM – 05:00 PM VWBPE 2019 Social Plaza
Discussion Moderator: Lorraine Storry Mockford (SL: LoriVonne Lustre) Join us on the Social Plaza for a discussion about the making of Our Digital Selves: My Avatar is Me as a follow up from this morning’s keynote[...]
Apr 5 @ 08:00 AM – 08:50 AM VWBPE 2019 Social Plaza
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 5 @ 09:00 AM – 09:50 AM VWBPE 2019 Main Auditorium
Keynote Presenter: Dr. Tuncer Can, Istanbul University https://vwbpe.org/conference/keynotes-and-speakers-2019 Description: This presentation will look at how training teachers within Virtual Worlds could enhance innovation in the class and change the lives of real people by ensuring them[...]
Apr 5 @ 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area A
Presenter: Jessie Nunes (SL: Catalina Staheli), Northwest Arctic Borough School District Description: Bringing powerful, positive change to remote, rural areas through an introduction of opportunities in online careers as content-creators, 3D modelers online, and more.[...]
Apr 5 @ 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM VWBPE 2019 Quadrivium
Compass Point Discussion Presenters: Cynthia Calogne (SL: Lyr Lobo); Joyce Bettencourt (SL: Rhiannon Chatnoir); Renne Emiko Brock (SL: Zinnia Zauber); Buffy Beale (SL: Buffy Bye); Sheila Webber (SL: Sheila Yoshikawa) Description: After a year of[...]
Apr 5 @ 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area A
Presenter: Vasili Giannoutsos (SL: Bluebarker Lowtide), Virginia Society of Technology in Education (VSTE) Description: A look at over a decade of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) online in forum, virtual worlds, and video hangouts. From participant[...]
Apr 5 @ 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area B
Presenter: Mary Howard (SL: mrshoward118), Grand Island Central School District Description: Virtual environments provides extraordinary opportunities to engage students in instruction. From building to immersive experiences, students can receive tremendous benefits from the use of[...]
Apr 5 @ 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area B
Presenters: Heike Philp (SL: Gwen Gwasi); Letizia Cinganotto Description: Digital game-play has become a popular way of practising a language and many youngsters enjoy playing this in their spare time. EU funded project GUINEVERE (2017-2019)[...]
Apr 5 @ 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM VWBPE 2019 Quadrivium
Compass Point Discussion Presenters: Hsiao-Cheng (Sandrine) Han (SL: Kristy Handrick), University of British Columbia; Kwesi Yaro (SL: Banapeh); Diana Ihnatovych (SL: dianaihn); Jennifer Zhao (SL: JenniferZhao); Peisen Ding (SL: AAADeanAAA) Description: Have educators considered online[...]
Apr 5 @ 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM VWBPE 2019 Social Building
Join us at the main social building to listen and dance to the music of live singer Jeffah. Jeff has performed all over the RL world, and quickly became a fan favorite in SL. You[...]
Apr 5 @ 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM VWBPE Social Plaza
Meet us on the social sim for an exclusive tour of the exhibits.  Working in groups we will start the exhibit scavenger hunt if you haven’t already and work through it together. You will have[...]
Apr 5 @ 03:00 PM – 03:50 PM VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area A
Presenter: Christian Jonathan Angel Rueda (SL: ecoonis), Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro ; Juan Carlos Valdes Godin, (SL: interpres) Description: The present work is based on the macro concept of 3D-IDEs, in specific virtual world environments,[...]
Apr 5 @ 03:00 PM – 03:50 PM VWBPE 2019 Quadrivium
Moderator: TBA Assistant: TBA Description: How do you benefit from from engagement with professional learning communities (PLC)? Are your PLCs physical or virtual? How is this connected to professional development?  Bring your ideas to this[...]
Apr 5 @ 04:00 PM – 04:50 PM VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area B
Presenter: Kenneth Y T Lim (SL: Veritas Raymaker), Description: This presentation introduces an approach to the use of Augmented Reality (AR) in the design of learning environments, which foregrounds the surfacing of novice conceptions. Termed[...]
Apr 5 @ 04:00 PM – 04:50 PM VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area A
Presenters: Susan Toth-Cohen (SL: Zsuzsa Tomsen), Thomas Jefferson University; Anne C. Smith (SL: Annemaree Michigan), Five Sparrows Counseling and Educational Services. Description: From their inception, virtual worlds have attracted educators from many disciplines, and benefits[...]
Apr 5 @ 05:00 PM – 05:30 PM VWBPE 2019 Misfit Forest Theater
Most SLer’s love to dress up!  Put on your favorite fun and funky but low lag outfit and join us on the red carpet during our pre-show experience. You will have a chance to take[...]
Apr 5 @ 05:30 PM – 07:00 PM VWBPE 2019 Misfit Forest Theater
Join JenzZa Misfit and her dance troupe; Dulcikate Noel, Phoebe (darkentippy), Kyradevon Graves, and RebeccaLynn Fhang for an amazing performance of “Misfit Follies” – Think Broadway in SL! Music! Dance! Sets! Costumes! Special Effects! JenzZa[...]
Apr 6 @ 08:00 AM – 08:50 AM VWBPE 2019 Social Plaza
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 VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area B
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 VWBPE 2019 Workshop
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)[...]
Apr 6 @ 09:00 AM – 10:00 AM VWBPE 2019 Quadrivium
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[...]
Apr 6 @ 09:00 AM – 09:50 AM VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area A
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 VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area A
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[...]
Apr 6 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM VWBPE 2019 Gateway
Wow! So many things to see and do at a conference, even a virtual one. Why not take a break and catch up with a colleague? Have you found the photo booth and display at[...]
Apr 6 @ 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM VWBPE 2019 Main Auditorium
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 VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area B
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[...]
Apr 6 @ 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM VWBPE 2019 Quadrivium
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:[...]
Apr 6 @ 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area A
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[...]
Apr 6 @ 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM VWBPE 2019 Under the Sea Adventure
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 @ 03:00 PM – 04:00 PM VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area A
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 VWBPE 2019 Quadrivium
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 – 04:50 PM VWBPE 2019 Main Auditorium
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 @ 04:00 PM – 05:00 PM VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area B
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[...]
Apr 6 @ 05:00 PM – 06:00 PM VWBPE 2018 Main Auditorium
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[...]
Apr 6 @ 06:00 PM – 07:00 PM VWBPE 2019 Main Auditorium
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[...]
Apr 6 @ 07:00 PM – 08:30 PM VWBPE 2019 Closing Concert
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[...]
Apr 6 @ 08:30 PM – 09:30 PM VWBPE 2019 Closing Concert
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 Educatino
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 Sacred Cauldron in SL
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 Escape the Vikings
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[...]
Apr 11 @ 12:00 PM – 01:30 PM GUINEVERE Island in OpenSim
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 Hypergrid Library in Kitely
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 CVL's Music Library in SL
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 in Sinespace
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[...]
Apr 15 @ 05:00 PM – 06:00 PM Digital Citizens Around a Community Drum
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[...]
Apr 17 @ 02:00 PM – 03:30 PM Operation Avatar in SL
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[...]
Apr 19 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Digital Citizenship Museum in Kitely
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[...]