The Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference is a peer-reviewed, free conference open to attendees around the world.
There are two methods available in order to access the main portion of conference.
|Second Life||AvaCon Grid|
|Account Requirements||To create a Second Life account and download the software, go to http://secondlife.com/ and click on the “Play for Free” button. Follow the screen prompts for both account set-up and software download.||To create an AvaconGrid account, go to https://www.avacon.org/blog/avacon-grid/ and follow the instructions.|
|Download Software||To download the Second Life viewer, go to http://secondlife.com/support/downloads/.||AvaconGrid (OpenSim) and Second Life both support a variety of third party viewers. Firestorm works well in both environments. Kokua is also a popular choice. The Singularity Viewer is recommended for AvaconGrid.|
|Voice Access||Voice is integrated into the viewer.||The TeamSpeak software client is required to access Voice in AvaCon Grid. Download and setup instructions are found on the Accessing Voice in OpenSim page.|
VWBPE Gateway is hypergrid enabled for those OpenSim community members who can access the hypergrid.
To get to AvaCon Grid, you can hypergrid jump to:
|Main Gateway URL||http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/VWBPE%20Gateway/129/35/24||By hpyergrid or by logging in with a viewer, you will arrive at the AvaCon Plaza. From there, you can use the VWBPE teleport kiosks to get to the conference.|