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 @ 01:00 PM – 01:50 PM
Quadrivium 1: The digital divide of immersive technology (AR, VR, XR) @ VWBPE Quadrivium
01:00 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[...]
Mar 27 @ 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Scholars VR: Engaging New Audiences with the Scholarly @ VWBPE Lecture Area B
10:00 AM
Speaker: Patrick Pennefather / Vesuviusblowhorn. University of British Columbia This conceptual case study lays the groundwork for a Virtual Reality (VR) research creation undergoing co-construction; shared to champion the continual experimentation with and investigations of[...]
Mar 27 @ 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM
Only what we do is real. Let us do VR @ VWBPE Lecture Area B
12:00 PM
Speakers: Reiner Schneeberger / Art Blue; JulietteSurrealDreaming This presentation will explore a way to bring art creations made in the virtual world of Second Life into HMDs mainly for educational projects so to create awareness[...]
Mar 27 @ 04:00 PM – 04:50 PM
Survey Says! Developing Criteria for VR Courses @ VWBPE Lecture Area B
04:00 PM
Speakers: Alyse Dunavant-Jones / AlyseDunavantJones; Pat Franks / Preceptor Amat; Marie Vans / Amvans Lapis                                                         San Jose State University, School of Information In Fall 2019, San Jose State University’s Virtual Center for Archives[...]
Mar 28 @ 09:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Workshop: Symbolic Modeling: A Great Teaching Tool @ VWBPE Workshop Area A
09:00 AM
Speakers: Niela Miller / Marly Milena; Janie Teague-Urbach / Katsii Tennen. We offer a glimpse into a unique training for educators, counselors, artists, coaches and facilitators who wish to discover a way of using arts-based[...]
Mar 28 @ 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM
Keynote: Lessons Learned from the 2020 Educators in VR Conference @ VWBPE Auditorium
11:00 AM
Speakers: Lorelle VanFossen / Lorellev, co-founder of Educators in VR Introduction: Lorraine Mockford / LoriVonne Lustre Lorelle VanFossen is the co-founder of Educators in VR, and producer of the world’s largest immersive virtual conference, the[...]
Mar 28 @ 03:00 PM – 03:50 PM
Virtual Reality in Education: Intentional Immersion @ VWBPE Lecture Area A
03:00 PM
Speakers: Valerie Hill / Valibrarian Gregg, Community Virtual Library; Bethany Winslow / Bethany Winslow; Marie Vans / Amvans Lapis. Virtual reality offers opportunities and challenges that impact education (both on head-mounted displays and desktops) for[...]
Mar 28 @ 04:00 PM – 04:50 PM
Quadrivium 3. Ethical Considerations and virtual environments @ VWBPE Quadrivium
04:00 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[...]