VWBPE Calendar

All sessions of the VWBPE 2018 Conference are held in Second Life®. All times are in SLT (PST).
You may access this time zone converter for your local time: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html.

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NOTE:

In most of the United States and most locations in Canada, Daylight Saving Time goes into effect on Sunday, 11 March 2018, the weekend before the VWBPE conference. Is your location affected? Check this page to find out when (and if) Daylight Saving Time begins for you.


Mar
4
Sun
2018
Get Scrooged Redux: Explore A Christmas Carol
Mar 4 @ 07:00 PM – 08:00 PM
Get Scrooged Redux: Explore A Christmas Carol @ Second Life

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 scenes, and a complete new scene has been added to complete the story with a happy ending. Participants will explore the snowy context of the ghost story through nine key scenes, and can click on the characters to hear what they are thinking in each situation.

Location:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/HKU%20Education%20Island/40/124/763

Access: See the conference website for information about creating a Second Life account (Attendees). Either SL or Firestorm viewers are recommended.

This venue will be available for individual exploration after the presentation. For more fun join optional the VWBPE Passport to the Metaverse 2018 Rezzly Quest: https://vwbpe.org/conference/passport-to-the-metaverse-2018

 

Mar
10
Sat
2018
WW1: A Virtual Remembrance
Mar 10 @ 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
WW1: A Virtual Remembrance @ Second Life

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 a solider in the trenches, revisit the spirit of the UK’s Home Guard, and the affects of the aftermath of the war and how the punishments leveled to Germany contributed to WW2.

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/137/99/1488

Access: See the conference website for information about creating a Second Life account (Attendees). Either SL or Firestorm viewers are recommended.

This venue will be available for individual exploration after the presentation.

For more fun join optional the VWBPE Passport to the Metaverse 2018 Rezzly Quest: https://vwbpe.org/conference/passport-to-the-metaverse-2018

Mar
11
Sun
2018
Venice in 1600
Mar 11 @ 07:00 PM – 08:00 PM
Venice in 1600 @ Second Life

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 social constructivist environment have on learning within the virtual world. Gamified learning as a group process will be explored, and data collected on affective issues such as beliefs and attitude towards: the self, the technology, the learning experience, and self-efficacy. This project seeks to develop a methodology for focusing a survey on specific behaviors using the virtual world through tight integration with simulated situations. Participants will be able to experience first-hand the integration of virtual world behaviors (Second Life) and a learning management system (Moodle), designed to eliminate the coding required for HUD interaction and make survey data collection much more tightly focused on specific behaviors. This presentation will be a beta test of this new methodology.

1) Pirate Battle Ship game, designed to examine the social dynamics of operating as a team, and rewarding collaborative effort, and the use of camera controls
2) Assassinate the Duke: a social subterfuge examining the role of identity and self-construal in the virtual world, and rewarding the use of collaboration, communication, and deceit!

Location: SLURL will be available in the Participative Learning Moodle course 1 hour before the presentation.

Access: See the conference website for information about creating a Second Life account (Attendees). Either SL or Firestorm viewers are recommended.

1. Before the presentation, participants should create a new user account on the ParticipativeLearning.org website (http://participativelearning.org/enrol/index.php?id=9), and verify their email address to login to the Moodle course. Use the enrollment key: VWBPE

2. At presentation time, participants should login to their Second Life account and use the SLURL provided in the Participative Learning course to teleport to the Venice in 1600 build on Lingnan Drama Island.

3. Please listen to your tour guide. Remember: Gondolas are not bumper cars.

This venue will be available for individual exploration after the presentation.

For more fun join optional the VWBPE Passport to the Metaverse 2018 Rezzly Quest: https://vwbpe.org/conference/passport-to-the-metaverse-2018

Mar
12
Mon
2018
Making Discoveries with SL Creative Processes
Mar 12 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Making Discoveries with SL Creative Processes @ Second Life

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 of a virtual world can lead to insight, new perceptions, and creative inspiration. We will also demonstrate how these tools can be useful for educators wanting more engaging ways to interact with their students and material.

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Inspiration%20Island/33/92/23

Access: See the conference website for information about creating a Second Life account (Attendees). Either SL or Firestorm viewers are recommended.

This presentation is one time only for VWBPE. This beautiful location is available for individual exploration.

For more fun join optional the VWBPE Passport to the Metaverse 2018 Rezzly Quest: https://vwbpe.org/conference/passport-to-the-metaverse-2018

Mar
20
Tue
2018
Community Virtual Library Tour: Library Land Exploration
Mar 20 @ 05:00 PM – 06:00 PM
Community Virtual Library Tour: Library Land Exploration @ Second LIfe

Hosts: Valerie Hill / Valibrarian Gregg; Marie Vans / amvans lapis; Alyse Dunavant-Jones / alysedunavantjones. Community Virtual Library

Description: Participants will visit the Community Virtual Library which has relocated on Cookie Island in Second Life. A real library in a virtual world shares resources, a networking hub, meeting space, campfires, a book orchard and numerous experiences as ways to connect people with virtual world information and communities of interest.

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cookie/195/211/21

Access: See the conference website for information about creating a Second Life account (Attendees). Either SL or Firestorm viewers are recommended.

This venue will be available for individual exploration after the presentation.

For more fun join optional the VWBPE Passport to the Metaverse 2018 Rezzly Quest: https://vwbpe.org/conference/passport-to-the-metaverse-2018.

Mar
23
Fri
2018
Digital Citizenship Museum in Kitely
Mar 23 @ 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Digital Citizenship Museum in Kitely @ Kitely

Hosts: Valerie Hill / Valibrarian Gregg; Marie Vans / amvans lapis; Alyse Dunavant-Jones / Antemeridiem Diskjockey. New Media Arts, Inc

Description: Digital Citizenship has become essential for everyone from tiny tots to the elderly, from students to those dealing with national security. This tour shares a Digital Citizenship Museum built by the Community Virtual Library in Kitely. Participants will be given information on how they can participate by adding content to the museum.

Location: Kitely

Access: Create an account and download Kitely at https://www.kitely.com/.  Paste the following address in the address bar at the top of the screen:  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Cookie%20II/640/896/34

This venue will be available for individual exploration after the presentation.

For more fun join optional the VWBPE Passport to the Metaverse 2018 Rezzly Quest: https://vwbpe.org/conference/passport-to-the-metaverse-2018

Mar
25
Sun
2018
The Power of Perspective: A Forest Adventure
Mar 25 @ 07:00 PM – 08:00 PM
The Power of Perspective: A Forest Adventure @ Second Life

Host: Brant Knutzen / MrK Kas, University of Hong Kong

Description: This adventure exploring the Yurei Forest will provide experiential learning about the potential emotional arousal inherent in certain situations, and the variation in valence that different people assign to them. We will explore how perspective and our ancient fears of the dark forest can still trigger primal emotions, even in a safe space like a virtual simulation. Note: this simulation is not for the faint of heart! If you are easily offended, have serious phobias or a heart condition, this immersive experience is not for you. If you enjoyed the Blair Witch Project, we hope you will enjoy this exploration of the dark side of the human psyche.

Please listen to your tour guide, and try to muffle your screams of despair, cuz if you make any noise, more will come

Location: Yurei Forest, Lingnan Drama Island – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lingnan%20Drama%20Island/99/45/3644

Access: See the conference website for information about creating a Second Life account. Either SL or Firestorm viewers are recommended.

After this session the Yurei forest simulation will return to the quiet place for reflection it was intended to be, where wandering in the vast quiet of nature is a peaceful experience.

For more fun join optional the VWBPE Passport to the Metaverse 2018 Rezzly Quest: https://vwbpe.org/conference/passport-to-the-metaverse-2018

Mar
29
Thu
2018
Immersive Tribal Quest
Mar 29 @ 04:00 PM – 05:00 PM
Immersive Tribal Quest @ Second Life

Host: Dragon Shichiroji, Mystic Academy

Description: Take part in a fascinating and enhanced immersive adventure designed by Mystic Academy in which you take the role of the Explorer, discovering and learning about the wisdom and myths of indigenous cultures such as the Native American, Vedic, Aboriginal, Incan, and beyond earth. Participants will have much fun learning and gaining greater appreciation for these cultures which contain much value, hope and timeless wisdom for the modern world. A great set of gifts are your reward at the end to help you to go onward and also build other communities.

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Inspiration%20Island/154/72/2514

Access: See the conference website for information about creating a Second Life account (Attendees). Either SL or Firestorm viewers are recommended.

This venue will be available for individual exploration after the presentation.

For more fun join optional the VWBPE Passport to the Metaverse 2018 Rezzly Quest: https://vwbpe.org/conference/passport-to-the-metaverse-2018

Apr
3
Tue
2018
Easter Ethnography: Noblegarden Exploration in WoW
Apr 3 @ 08:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Easter Ethnography: Noblegarden Exploration in WoW @ World of Warcraft

Hosts: Chris Luchs / Terrior; Cynthia Calongne / Lyr; Kae Novak / Cytie. ISTE Games and Simulations Network

Description: Join us for ethnographic exploration of the Noblegarden Event in World of Warcraft. Participants will select their participant role: complete participant, complete observer, participant-as-observer, and observer-as-participant and collaborate with others to document the culture, interactions, and themes from the experience. Once all data is collected, the group will discuss themes, patterns and categories of interactions and discuss future research opportunities in games. You need to RSVP to attend this event – See ACCESS information.

Location: World of Warcraft. See ACCESS information below.

Access: You can find the minimum and recommended system requirements for World of Warcraft at https://us.battle.net/support/en/article/76459 Typically, if you can run Second Life, you will be able to run World of Warcraft.

1. No existing WoW account using Trial Account: Two to three days before the event, go to https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/start and make an account. Once you have your account, download the trial and allow it to update. It will take a bit to download so make sure you allow time and space for a large download (about 30 GB). Once the game is downloaded, log in and create a Horde character on Area-52 server. RSVP: Email abacuscapalini@gmail.com your character’s name at least 24 hours before the event.

2. Existing WoW account: Email abacuscapalini@gmail.com  to set up Battletag sharing to allow for cross-realming. Please email your Battletag at least 24 hours before the event to RSVP.

Discord information will be shared with those who RSVP by emailing abacuscapalini@gmail.com

This venue is a seasonal event within WoW.

For more fun join optional the VWBPE Passport to the Metaverse 2018 Rezzly Quest: https://vwbpe.org/conference/passport-to-the-metaverse-2018