10th Annual Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education
March 29 – April 1, 2017
2017 Theme : Legacy

The VWBPE Conference is a completely virtual conference that is conducted using simulated environments. Participants experience the conference through a virtual reality type setting including conference rooms, theatres, exposition halls, meeting spaces, and other types of venues similar to a brick and mortar type conference.

The conference is free to attend. The cost of the conference is covered by sponsorship and donations.

* Play * Explore * Engage * Immerse * Learn *

VWBPE 2017 Registration is OPEN
Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education is a peer-reviewed community event focusing on education in immersive virtual environments. This open conference is organized by educators, for educators, to provide an opportunity to showcase the learning that takes place in this community of practice.

Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education is a meaningful way for presenters to share their research and experience about the rich learning systems in virtual worlds and games. This free online conference is produced entirely by volunteers. Conference proceedings are published in the Journal of Virtual Studies by Rockcliffe University Consortium.

Join us and be a part of this amazing one-of-a-kind conference!

VWBPE 2017 Proceedings

VWBPE Proceedings Published VWBPE 2017 Proceedings in the Journal of Virtual Studies Hot off the presses is a special edition of the Journal of Virtual Studies, Rockcliffe’s flagship journal. Volume 8, Number 2 packs in four days of the conference’s academic program....

VWBPE Legacy Takes a Final Bow (Almost)

One week after the tenth annual VWBPE Legacy conference, it isn’t over yet. What can you do until April 23? Attend an immersive experience.Discover and learn new things!See the VWBPE calendar. Visit the Exhibits and find some surprises,freebies, and unexpected...

VWBPE Pushes Boundaries for Its Legacy Year

Legacy is about pushing boundaries, and this year, VWBPE has taken the concept of “conference” beyond the boundaries of time and made it possible to learn, explore information - and even interact with it! This year, we have two special events that are not really on...

Tick Tock Tick Tock – VWBPE Countdown!

The Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference is quickly approaching. The conference isn’t just 4 days, however. There are lots of things to see and do both before and after the main events. To see everything we start by opening the regions early so you...

VWBPE 2017 Volunteer Opportunities Still Open!

Volunteers are signing up, but we still have room for you! We have a very exciting VWBPE Legacy conference ahead. The dates are March 29th – April 1. And we still need the critical volunteers who help it happen! Every year at VWBPE, our volunteers have provided an...

It’s a Date with VWBPE!

The VWBPE 2017 Calendar is Live! You can start planning your personal schedule for each day of the conference. When you click on a conference event and click Add to Calendar, you can add the event to your own calendar (Google+ and more). All of the conference events...

VWBPE 2017 Social Program

Are you ready to have FUN? Are you ready to MAKE SOME NOISE? Are you ready to try things in Second Life® that you have only dreamed of doing in Real Life? Then, you will want to be sure to save the dates and times for all of the social events at this year’s Virtual...

VWBPE 2017: Above the Book

The Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education 2017 conference is celebrating 10 years of education, art, science, discussion, and networking using immersive virtual environments in education. For our 10th Anniversary, VWBPE is looking back to the Legacy that’s been...

VWBPE 2017 Legacy: Announcing Keynotes

“Originality must compound with inheritance.” Harold Bloom, The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages At the upcoming Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference we will celebrate ten years of education, art, science, discussion, and networking...

VWBPE Sponsorship Fundraiser: Relive the Roaring Twenties!

Many thanks to all who attended our last sponsorship social! We raised $325 USD and 23,600 Lindens! We appreciate your generosity and commitment to making VWBPE 2017 Conference possible! Be sure to mark your calendars for the next VWBPE Sponsorship Social, “The...

VWBPE 2017 Call for Volunteers

It takes a village of volunteers to organise a conference like the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education (VWBPE) Conference. Our volunteers come from a wide array of backgrounds, countries, and cultures. We need dozens of individuals like you, to support...

VWBPE 2017 Immersive Experiences – Deadline 27 January 2017

What sets virtual world education apart? What is the role of play in our practice? What types of immersive experiences are we developing to enhance teaching and learning? These questions are at the heart of the Immersive Experiences category at the Virtual Worlds Best...

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