Hsiao-Cheng (Sandrine) Han/Kristy Handrick (Avatar)
Educators and Trainers

This presentation provides an example of how to host an academic virtual world conference that uses Second Life and Google Hangout on Air with zero budget for long term impact and presents findings regarding the advantages and challenges of a virtual world conference. The goal of an online virtual conference is to reach out to an increased number of people and to create community. I suggest a hybrid approach to hosting a virtual conference and discuss the future possibilities of virtual conferences.

Participants will be able to know how to use hybrid approach to host a virtual conference.

Track: Collaboration and Distance Connections
Format: Spotlight Presentation
Accessibility: Voice & SpeakEasy HUD Tool