Back-to-school supplies are out, school buses are circulating – not only is school starting soon, but the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference will be here before you know it! How will you interact with this conference – attending, presenting, volunteering?

  • Put the conference dates on your calendar: March 29 – April 1, 2017
  • Write down ideas for 2 presentations that you’d like to see, and who you’d like hear from
  • Write down 1 idea for something you know about that others might benefit from

Then, for now, put all of that to simmer on the back burner. When you run across someone whom you’d like to see as a presenter, suggest it to them. They might not think they’re qualified to present, but we know better – we’re all experts at something! That goes for you, too – don’t wait to be asked, just put in a proposal when the time comes. It’s not too soon to think about the Legacy you will entrust into the hands of those who follow you.

VWBPE17: Legacy
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The VWBPE Conference is a completely virtual conference that is conducted using simulated environments. Participants experience the conference through a virtual reality type setting including conference rooms, theatres, exposition halls, meeting spaces, and other types of venues similar to a brick and mortar type conference.

Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education is a global grassroots community event focusing on education in immersive virtual environments. Everyone who is interested is encouraged to present, attend and take part in this discussion of collaborative deeper learning and co-presence in virtual worlds and games.

Over 2000 attendees representing 90 countries participate in 150-200 online presentations including theoretical research, application of best practices, virtual world tours, hands-on workshops, discussion panels, machinima presentations, and poster exhibits. You do not have to be a formal academic to participate. The conference is free to attend; the cost of the conference is covered by sponsorship and donations.

The VWBPE17 Call for Proposals is just weeks away. Let’s share our Legacy!