The VWBPE 2017 Calendar is Live!

Calendar imageYou 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 will be in Second Life this year, and the locations are included in the listings:

This year’s academic program has some truly engaging and varied lectures, workshops, and panels, as well as new features for engaging and extending discussions beyond the virtual regions in Second Life. Not only do we have amazing keynotes and a new Above the Book feature, we also have topics in building communities, teaching in virtual environments, creativity and art, and much more. The live program will also be enhanced with special activities such as a Legacy Exhibit, a living museum to ten years of conferences, as well as a special Keys to Legacy quest you won’t want to miss. Our social program and Immersive Experiences also have lots to offer. Stay tuned for more information about exhibits!

Pre-Conference Gala on March 16!

Many thanks to all who have attended our first two sponsorship socials! We had a great time while raising funds to support the VWBPE 2017 Conference. We appreciate our sponsors’ generosity and commitment to making virtual educational opportunities possible!

Be sure to mark your calendars for the final social prior to conference, the Pre-Conference Gala. This is your chance to take a sneak peek at some of the VWBPE Conference Areas in 2017.

It’s a St. Patrick’s Day Sham-Rockin’ Party!

Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 5:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time (12:00 midnight UTC)
The VWBPE 2017 Conference Social Sim in Second Life

Lots o’ luck will come your way if you join us for St. Paddy’s Day! Get out your shamrocks and join us for a wee bit of blarney and a lot of Irish cheer at this social event. Stellar DJ Coz OKelly will on hand to spin some great dance tunes and some Celtic music too. Once again he is donating his time in support of VWBPE. Wear your lucky green outfit and your dancing shoes!

We look forward to a bit of malarkey and lots of green beer on the new social sim designed especially for the VWBPE 2017 conference.

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  • Submit your questions for Ebbe and Drax here: Above the Book Question Submittal
  • Volunteers are still needed for a few spots; apply here!
  • Daylight Saving Time is now in effect for the US and most of Canada, as of Sunday, March 12. The rest of the world will ‘spring forward’ on Sunday March 26. The World Clock web page can help with planning.
  • Immersive Experiences start Sunday, March 12, with ArtQuest at 1:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time (8:00 pm UTC) and Literature Alive! at 6 pm Pacific Daylight Time (1:00 am on March 13 UTC); see the VWBPE calendar here (link) for more information
  • Immersive Experience “Which Worlds Are You?” on Saturday, March 18 at 1:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time (8:00 pm UTC)