VWBPE Program

All sessions of the VWBPE 2020 Conference are held in Second Life®. All times are in SLT (Pacific Time).
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In most of the United States and Canada, Daylight Saving Time is in effect as of 8 March 2020. Is your location affected? Check this page to find out when (and if) Daylight Saving Time begins for you. The Spring/Fall time change occurs throughout March and April, if at all, depending upon your location.


Mar
19
Thu
2020
Full Immersion Swing Era Dance Class in Second Life @ Full Immersion Swing Era Dance
Mar 19 @ 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM

SavoyBallroom.org and 2Ldance.org have produced a full-immersion dance class experience in Second Life which teaches the dances, music, bands, dance halls, and history of the Swing Era. Volunteer partners are usually available to enjoy the class with, or bring your own. The 50 minute class runs continuously and you can enter the class at any time. General info is available at http://savoyballroom.org. The Dance 301 class operates 24 x 7 x 365 and can be entered at any time. Two hosted sessions are offered for this VWBPE Immersive Experience. Several of the creators of Savoy and Dance 301 will be onsite to hand out our design abstract for the class, and discuss it with guests.

  • Participants will be able to experience the dances, music, bands and dance halls of the Swing Era
  • Participants will gain insights into the roll swing dancing played in desegregation

Host: Carlyle Chaparral

Access: Second Life: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Creations%20Park/35/54/28
The Dance 301 Swing Era Class is in the back of the learning center, and also accessible from the ballroom.

Accessibility: Scripts and notecards available on site

 

Full Immersion Swing Era Dance Class in Second Life @ Full Immersion Swing Era Dance
Mar 19 @ 06:00 PM – 07:00 PM

SavoyBallroom.org and 2Ldance.org have produced a full-immersion dance class experience in Second Life which teaches the dances, music, bands, dance halls, and history of the Swing Era. Volunteer partners are usually available to enjoy the class with, or bring your own. The 50 minute class runs continuously and you can enter the class at any time. General info is available at http://savoyballroom.org. The Dance 301 class operates 24 x 7 x 365 and can be entered at any time. Two hosted sessions are offered for this VWBPE Immersive Experience. Several of the creators of Savoy and Dance 301 will be onsite to hand out our design abstract for the class, and discuss it with guests.

  • Participants will be able to experience the dances, music, bands and dance halls of the Swing Era
  • Participants will gain insights into the roll swing dancing played in desegregation

Host: Carlyle Chaparral

Access: Second Life: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Creations%20Park/35/54/28
The Dance 301 Swing Era Class is in the back of the learning center, and also accessible from the ballroom.

Accessibility: Scripts and notecards available on site

Mar
26
Thu
2020
Quadrivium 1: The digital divide of immersive technology (AR, VR, XR) @ VWBPE Quadrivium
Mar 26 @ 01:00 PM – 01:50 PM

Facilitator: Andrew Wheelock / Spiff Whitfield ; Assistant: Marie Vans / amvans Lapis

The digital divide has been a concern for years. This has generally been understood as the gulf between those who have access to technology like computers and the internet. Has the proliferation of immersive technologies increased this gulf? What are the solutions? Bring your ideas to the first Quadrivium of the conference as we explore this important topic.

Accessibility: Voice to text transcription

Mar
28
Sat
2020
Quadrivium 3. Ethical Considerations and virtual environments @ VWBPE Quadrivium
Mar 28 @ 04:00 PM – 04:50 PM

Facilitator:  Linda Sautereau (SL)/Peggy Lee (RL)
Assistant:  Kaylee West (SL)/Scott Grant (RL)

Where do our responsibilities lie when working in virtual environments? More importantly, what are the ethics of working in these spaces with our learners? This topic has been addressed by several of our speakers over the last couple of days considering access, privacy, harassment, Terms of Service and software. Join us at the last Quadrivium of the conference as we look for the answers together.

Accessibility: Voice to text transcription

Apr
18
Sat
2020
Volunteer Appreciation Party @ VWBPE Social Spaceport
Apr 18 @ 12:00 PM – 02:00 PM

As is our annual custom, we like to thank our volunteers for their hard work and dedication toward making the VWBPE conference the success that it has been, and we do it with a party! Everybody loves a party! Everyone is welcome – be sure to join us for a couple of hours of fun and news to look toward for next year.

Location:VWBPE Social Spaceport