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 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 and follow the instructions.
Download Software To download the Second Life viewer, go to 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.
HyperGrid Enabled No 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:
You will land at the AvaCon Plaza landing point.

Main Gateway URL By hypergrid 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.