Volunteer

VWBPE volunteers come from many different walks of life and professional backgrounds, all dedicated to promoting applications of virtual worlds in education. Those in academia will find that Service to the Community is a fundamental requirement of most college and university tenure bound educational professionals. VWBPE is an internationally recognized conference that provides opportunities to gain service experience and some scholarship as part of your involvement. Don’t pass up these opportunities as they can provide valuable experience for yearly reviews, promotion, and advancement. Use the volunteer signup form found at the bottom of this page.

Service

Scholarship

Peer Reviewers help with the review of proposals. They recommend acceptance and propose changes to proposals to help keep all content in line with VWBPE goals and objectives.

Hosts help with greeting and directing attendees to the conference venues. As the most visible members of the volunteer team, they are found in various locations of the conference, distributing information and materials to attendees.

Technical

Technical Support will assist Mentors and Presenters, as needed, with any technical concerns or logistical issues. They are liaisons with Estate Managers when issues arise on the parcel.

Stream Team members help with A/V Streaming in SL and AvaCon Grid, along with recording and editing streaming of other workshops throughout the conference.

Quadrivium Facilitators help by leading a networking session on a topic that is often just rising in the field. Each of the Quadrivium networking sessions is followed up by an article of the salient learning that was achieved during the conference. This is an opportunity to get published.


Teaching

Mentors help provide presenters and attendees with understanding the VWBPE conference layout, how to access the different areas of the conference, and help with technical concerns.

If you are interested in any of the roles indicated here, you can sign up using the form below. More detailed information about the responsibilities of each role is found on the Volunteer Role Details page.


Volunteer Signup

For Mentors: We will try to match you to presenters in a similar time zone. Use SLT as in this example: SLT+0 = US Pacific Time (Be mindful of the Daylight Saving Time change date in your country.)
If you need more information, we will be happy to answer your questions.