March 14-16, 2024

Attending the VWBPE Conference

Attendees of the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference are provided opportunities to network, learn, provide service to their community, and to engage in scholarly activities which promote the general welfare of the educational community as a whole. This international conference brings together people from over 50 countries around the world. It allows educators and non-educators alike to identify new trends in virtual curriculum, social engagement, and technology.

Together, let’s ensure that this global online learning environment will be friendlier and more effective for everyone. Registration for this free international conference will open soon.

Where Will the Conference Sessions Be?

The conference will be held in Second Life®. Second Life is a 3D user-created virtual environment. 

Do you already have a Second Life account?

You can visit the main VWBPE Gateway region in Second Life by going to 
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/VWBPE%20Grasslands%20Gateway/128/123/23 or 

From there we have friendly greeters to help you find your way, have lots of swag to add to your inventory, and general information about how to get around the conference venue and more.

Alternatively, you can find the direct Second Life URL (SLURL) by clicking on the “Go to event website” found in the calendar events.

From there you can follow the “Visit This Location” link which will launch your Second Life viewer and take you directly to the venue or you can simply cut and paste the SLURL into your Second Life viewer directly.

Are you entering Second Life for the first time?

If you are new to virtual worlds, we can get you started, and we encourage you to do this in advance of the conference.

On the main campus of the Rockcliffe University Consortium there is a gateway to enter Second Life which includes a welcome and orientation area. There you can quickly learn the basics to navigate in Second Life, and when the conference opens in March, the Gateway can be your starting point to go to the VWBPE conference.

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