March 14-16, 2024

About the Conference

The 17th annual Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference is an online distributed conference happening in multiple virtual spaces. This conference focuses on the use of immersive virtual environments for educational purposes including virtual and augmented reality.

To the best ability possible, VWBPE provides educational and networking opportunities that are relevant to educational curriculum development utilizing virtual environments and “best practices”. These include

  • helping to build community through extension of learning best practices to practical application of those ideas and techniques;
  • providing networking opportunities for educators and the communities that help support education; and
  • providing access to current innovations, trends, ideas, case studies, and other best practices for educators and the communities that help support education

One of the key challenges faced by the educational community is how to make the best use of new immersive technologies in a way that is sustainable and accessible based on limited budgets available to both instructors and students. Platforms that are free or open source, or that can be shared across a broad audience are showcased including methods and research around best practices in their use and applicability.

VWBPE will again be using Linden Lab’s Second Life® environment as our primary conference venue for meetings, exhibits, roundtables, and discussions. Participants are encouraged to submit proposals and immersive experience tours on any environment for education using technologies for virtual or augmented reality. We actively encourage showcasing multiple technology platforms. This includes practical application, researched papers, conceptual, and content creation supporting those technologies.

Our theme for the VWBPE 2024 conference explores the concepts behind our Mythic Origins.

Mythic stories can provide a way to engage students in critical thinking and analysis, as well as developing their creativity and imagination.

Mythic origins can provide students with a deeper understanding of their own cultural heritage and how it has evolved over time.

It allows us to explore the origins of our socially constructed myths and legends that have inspired educators and their various works.

To tell our own stories.

To show people our strengths.

And to inspire others to not be afraid of being different.

More importantly, it allows us to explore a profusion of ideas we may never have thought of if not for our willingness to share and be seen.

Important Dates for VWBPE 2023


Immersive Experiences
OPEN: Fall 2023
CLOSE: 11 February 2024

OPEN: Fall 2023
CLOSE:11 February 2024

Main Conference
OPEN: 14 March 2024
CLOSE: 16 March 2024

Call for Proposals

OPEN: Fall 2023
CLOSE: 04 February 2024

OPEN: Fall 2023
CLOSE: 11 February 2024

Immersive Experiences:
OPEN: Fall 2023
CLOSE: 11 February 2024

Call for Sponsors

Call for Sponsors:

OPEN: November 13, 2023
CLOSE: February 11, 2024

VWBPE24 Sponsor Now


OPEN: 22 January 2024

Conference Schedule

Published: TBA

Exhibitors Access

OPEN: 23 February 2024

Networking Events

VWBPE 2023 Networking Socials

First Networking Social: 11 January 2024

Second Networking Social: 08 February 2024