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Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference 2016

Virtual Worlds: Best Practice Education

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Ticket Type Quantity
General Attendance in Second Life
Ticket does NOT need to be validated to attend. Pre-registrations are to provide a receipt for proof of attendance to VWBPE15 and to be included on the mail list for important announcements related to the conference.
Free  
General Attendance in OpenSim
If you are planning on attending the OpenSim component of the conference and do not have a hypergrid enabled account, we can arrange for a temporary account. We are limiting the number of temporary accounts to a maximum of 150 on a first come, first served basis. You must pre-register no later than February 19, 2016 if you need one of these accounts. Please do not select this option if you have a hypergrid account. We would like to reserve these accounts for those people that absolutely need them.
Free  
Crowdfunding Option 1: Go Green
VWBPE is paid for completely through sponsorships and donations. For every $20 donated to VWBPE we will arrange to offset 1 tonne of carbon which is the equivalent of driving approximately 6000 km or 3700 miles or a one-way flight between New York and Los Angeles.
Crowdfunding Option 2: Thirsty for More
VWBPE is paid for completely through sponsorships and donations. For every $75 or more donated to VWBPE participants have their option of a VWBPE 15 oz coffee mug, 12 oz. insulated beverage bottle, 10 oz food thermos, or 24 oz BPA-Free water bottle.
Crowdfunding Option 3: Wear with Style
VWBPE is paid for completely through sponsorships and donations. For every $150 or more donated to VWBPE participants have their option of any single item from our VWBPE merchandise catalog (See http://www.cafepress.com/vwbpe).

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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. 

Over 2,500 people from 50 countries attended our last conference in March 2015. There were 80+ presentations in three days including featured presenters and keynotes including

  • Ebbe Altberg, CEO of Linden Lab 
  • Pamela Brovaik, Public Works Group
  • Gord Holden, Heritage Christian Online School

 and more. 

This year VWBPE will be holding the conference in multiple virtual world locations for the 4th year in a row. While Second Life’s virtual environment will still be hosting the main venues, other locations may include OpenSim and other “non-traditional” virtual world environments which are capable of supporting presentations, discussion forums, demonstrations, and hands-on workshops.

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 as the Journal of Virtual Studies by Rockcliffe University Consortium.

In just the past several years, over 80 hours of video footage has been captured and has been made available free to the academic community in addition to other video broadcasts, with thousands of views.

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


FOR THIS YEAR'S CONFERENCE
YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR THE OPENSIM COMPONENT.

Seating is limited if you do not have an OpenSim account with HyperGrid access. An explanation of hypergrid and how it works can be found at http://www.hyperica.com/how-to-travel/. If you need an account to be set-up for you we are limiting the new of new account set-ups to 150 and you MUST pre-register before February 19th, 2016 for these accounts. The accounts will be temporary and only available for the month of March. All content from OpenSim will be streamed Live. If we have sold out you can still watch and participate in the conference remotely by going to our Watch Live page at http://vwbpe.org/program/watch

Have questions about Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference 2016? Contact Virtual Worlds: Best Practice Education

Organizer

Virtual Worlds: Best Practice Education

The Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education organizational committee is made up of volunteers from across the world. With 250 presenters each year, a small army of over 60 volunteers help make this conference possible. Volunteers are responsible for everything from the design and layout of the conference facilities, social activities, communications, programs, training, security, and journal publications. 100% of all donations and sponsorships toward the conference go directly towards program activities. 

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Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference 2016
Conference Family & Education

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