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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Note: Daylight Saving Time

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 26 @ 08:00 AM – 09:00 AM
Kick Off and Ribbon Cutting @ VWBPE Gateway
08:00 AM
Join us at the Gateway for the Kick Off Event of VWBPE 2020. This is a time to socialize and network with friends, old and new, while enjoying the lovely piano music of Ari (Arisia[...]
Out of this World Parade @ VWBPE Parade Start
Mar 26 @ 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Out of this World Parade @ VWBPE Parade Start
11:30 AM
The VWBPE Annual Parade is a great way to start our social events! Meet us at the starting area and travel by rocket for a tour of the social sim!  You will enjoy the sights[...]
Music and Dancing @ VWBPE Social Spaceport
Mar 26 @ 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Music and Dancing @ VWBPE Social Spaceport
12:00 PM
Our parade will end at the Social Building and Spaceport for a Stellar Space Party with fabulous tunes and dancing with DJ Coz Okelly. This is a great way to greet old friends and make[...]
Can SL improve access to STEM education and collaboration for autistic students? Exploring potential for a STEM Outreach Firm @ VWBPE Lecture Area A
01:00 PM
Speaker: Laura Gilmour / Zeppelin123. University of Alberta. Ph.D. Candidate in Educational Psychology, M.Ed. Special Education, B.A. Psychology, Autistic Self-Advocate. Stairway to STEM, a National Science Foundation-funded organization helps autistic succeed in post-secondary education. Resources[...]
Mar 26 @ 03:00 PM – 03:50 PM
Educator's Networking Forum @ VWBPE Quadrivium
03:00 PM
Meet the VWBPE Sponsors! Moderator: Kevin Feenan / Phelan Corrimal; Rockcliffe University Consortium Nine sponsors have come together to support this year’s Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference. This open forum is your opportunity[...]
Smashing Space Saucers @ VWBPE Social Smashing Saucers
Mar 26 @ 04:00 PM – 05:00 PM
Smashing Space Saucers @ VWBPE Social Smashing Saucers
04:00 PM
Remember the bumper boats of your childhood? We have taken this to the next level with our “Out of this World” Space Saucers! We will play as teams to push the satellite to our opponents’[...]
Mar 27 @ 09:00 AM – 09:50 AM
A Nonprofit Commons Salute to the Stars @ VWBPE Quadrivium
09:00 AM
Speakers: Cynthia Calongne / Lyr Lobo; Joyce Bettencourt / Rhiannon Chatnoir; Renne Emiko Brock / Zinnia Zauber; Buffy Beale / Buffy Bye; Valerie Hill / Valibrarian Gregg Join our constellation of stars as we explore[...]
Mar 27 @ 09:00 AM – 09:50 AM
Virtual conferences and social responsibility @ VWBPE Lecture Area A
09:00 AM
Speaker: Linda Wylie / Linda March With global temperatures increasing, the debate is heating up in academia about the value of face to face conferences. Academics travel many miles creating a huge carbon footprint to[...]
Live Music by Camme Carver @ VWBPE Social Spaceport
Mar 27 @ 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Live Music by Camme Carver @ VWBPE Social Spaceport
01:00 PM
Join us at the Social Building to listen and dance to the live guitarist and singer Camme Carver. Camme, also known as CC, is a genuine entertainer with a broad range of songs from today’s[...]
STELLA, An Art Installation @ VWBPE Stella Installation
Mar 27 @ 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM
STELLA, An Art Installation @ VWBPE Stella Installation
02:00 PM
Betty Tureaud, a Danish artist in RL, is a builder who optimizes the use of light and space in SL.  You won’t want to miss STELLA, her amazing and beautiful installation at VWBPE 2020. Your[...]
Join the Team: Ready to Launch? @ VWBPE Lecture Area A
Mar 27 @ 03:00 PM – 03:50 PM
Join the Team: Ready to Launch? @ VWBPE Lecture Area A
03:00 PM
Speakers: Valerie Hill / Valibrarian Gregg, Wordsmith Jarvinen.  Community Virtual Library Education in virtual worlds requires collaboration among colleagues and communities to overcome many obstacles including lack of administrative support, digital disruption leading to too[...]
Mar 27 @ 05:30 PM – 06:00 PM
Red Carpet and Pre-show Experience @ Royal Opera Garnier
05:30 PM
Most SLer’s love to dress up!  Put on your favorite, fancy outfit and join us on the red carpet. Make yourself low lag by removing scripts and huds. You will have a chance to take[...]
DeJa Vu – The Forest Queen @ Royal Opera Garnier
Mar 27 @ 06:00 PM – 07:00 PM
DeJa Vu - The Forest Queen @ Royal Opera Garnier
06:00 PM
DeJa Vu has been an SL theatre & ballet group since 2014. Their ballet, “The Forest Queen”, will stimulate your imagination, accompanied by beautiful Celtic music. The direction, set design, and choreography are by Ina[...]
Let’s talk! Coffee and a Chat @ VWBPE Social Spaceport
Mar 28 @ 08:00 AM – 08:50 AM
Let's talk! Coffee and a Chat @ VWBPE Social Spaceport
08:00 AM
Grab a passing rocket and start your day at the Social Spaceport. The coffee is on — Let’s review the first couple of days of the conference. What surprised you? What have you learned? How[...]
Mar 28 @ 09:00 AM – 09:50 AM
You Don't Have To Go To Space for Effective PD! @ VWBPE Lecture Area A
09:00 AM
Speaker: Becky Adams / Elli Pinion, University of New Mexico I will share findings of my research with a small group of K-12 teachers who participated in an online professional development initiative. Issues regarding the[...]
Second Life Squares @ VWBPE SL Squares
Mar 28 @ 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Second Life Squares @ VWBPE SL Squares
01:00 PM
Remember the famous TV show Hollywood Squares? Catboy Qunhua, a comedian and game creator, will be hosting the show, which will be a blast! Please “come on down” and be a contestant or occupy one of[...]
Live Music Performance @ VWBPE Auditorium
Mar 28 @ 05:00 PM – 06:00 PM
Live Music Performance @ VWBPE Auditorium
05:00 PM
Relax with us at the Main Auditorium before the Closing Ceremony and enjoy the music of Samm Quendra.  Samm describes herself as just a simple, ordinary girl who loves to sing. She believes that everything[...]
Closing Ceremony @ VWBPE Auditorium
Mar 28 @ 06:00 PM – 07:00 PM
Closing Ceremony @ VWBPE Auditorium
06:00 PM
Join us as we reflect upon the highlights of the conference, with closing remarks from Phelan Corrimal and other VWBPE Committee Chairs. This event is hosted by the one and only Pooky Amsterdam, CEO of[...]
Ziggy Stardust Tribute @ VWBPE Lightning Stage
Mar 28 @ 07:00 PM – 08:00 PM
Ziggy Stardust Tribute @ VWBPE Lightning Stage
07:00 PM
Lightning Productions, led by Coz Okelly, has performed for the VWBPE closing performance for many years. This year they will host a tribute to David Bowie as “Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.”  Jet[...]
Dance The Night Away @ VWBPE Lightning Stage
Mar 28 @ 08:00 PM – 09:00 PM
Dance The Night Away @ VWBPE Lightning Stage
08:00 PM
Immediately following the David Bowie Tribute Show,  join us for a “Dance The Night Away” party! There is no better way to end the 2020 VWBPE conference than to dance, chat, and enjoy good company[...]