The Virtual World Best Practices in Education Conference began on March 17 with over 200 attendees either on one of the 20 sims, watching on treet tv, and/or following on Twitter.
Botgirl Questi and her alter ego delivered the keynote address discussing identity, multiple personality capability and the use of virtual identity for positive change. The session was recorded and can be viewed at Treet TV.
Following the keynote, educators from around the world transported their avatars to multiple venues and grids to learn more about the use of virtual spaces for education. Two more days of expert presentations are scheduled.
A variety of social events including multiple person bicycle rides and music and dancing at an Irish pub are available all 3 days.
The builds, a collaborative effort of many hours, are elaborate and imaginative creations in a Steampunk theme. All 20 sims will be dropping into the pixel sea at the end of the month so teleport over to http://slurl.com/secondlife/VWBPE%20Central%202/3/19/42 and fly around while it is still there. Take some photos, capture some video and sit in on a session or two. You may just learn something.
Hmmm – maybe a good set for some Machinima.
Been doing just that. And after the day’s conferences are over you can fly or ride some of your steampunk vehicles around the 20 regions of venues without disturbing anyone (trust me, they all flee to bed!).