VWBPE Program

All sessions of the VWBPE 2021 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 14 March 2021. 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
18
Thu
2021
Kick Off Event @ VWBPE Gateway
Mar 18 @ 08:00 AM – 09:00 AM

Join us at the Gateway for the Kick Off Event of VWBPE 2021. This is a time to socialize and network with friends, old and new, while enjoying the lovely piano music of Ari (Arisia Vita). The Conference Planning Committees will share a few of the upcoming highlights. Executive Director, Phelan Corrimal, will officially start the conference with the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.  Be sure to find the retro rocket and pick up your swag bag with teleport HUD, schedules and other important information.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/VWBPE%20Gateway%20Pyxis/100/128/23

Out of this World Parade @ VWBPE Social Spaceport
Mar 18 @ 01:30 PM – 02:00 PM

The VWBPE Annual Parade is a great way to start our social events! This year our “parade” will be an Art Walk. We will tour Gallery 360 which surrounds the Social Spaceport. You won’t want to miss viewing art work by SL creators from around the world…maybe even the universe!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/VWBPE%20Social%20Lyra/96/176/1644

Music and Dancing @ VWBPE Social Spaceport
Mar 18 @ 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM

After the Art Walk we will gather in the Social Building for a Celestial Space Party with fabulous tunes and dancing with DJ Coz Okelly. This is a great way to greet old friends and make new ones. Put on your Rocket Boots – I mean dancing shoes, and come join the fun!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/VWBPE%20Social%20Lyra/96/177/1644

Forbidden Words @ VWBPE Rings of Saturn
Mar 18 @ 05:00 PM – 06:00 PM

You won’t want to miss this word guessing game, where one player has to describe a given word in local text chat while the other players are guessing the described word in text chat. The trick is that there are five forbidden words you may not use! This is an easy, engaging, and fast paced game! Think Taboo! Come join the fun! 

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/VWBPE%20Social%20Lyra/66/224/1717

Mar
19
Fri
2021
Live Music @ VWBPE Social Spaceport
Mar 19 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Join us at the Social Spaceport to hear the talented, live musician, Suzen Juel Resistance. Suzen was one of the first female musicians in the beginning of SL performances. She brings years of talent, experiences and emotions that embed themselves deep into her songs. You are bound to hear something you enjoy in her repertoire of Blues, Americana, and Folk songs.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/VWBPE%20Social%20Lyra/96/177/1644

Moonwalk @ VWBPE Koray
Mar 19 @ 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM

SL is all about doing what you can’t do IRL (in real life), like: putting on a pair of anti-gravity shoes and exploring one of the moons of Lyra Prime. This is going to be fun and easy, even for beginner spacewalkers. So wear something comfortable for walking upside down and come join the fun!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/VWBPE%20Social%20Lyra/59/109/1291

West Side Story Pre-show @ VWBPE NYC 1950s
Mar 19 @ 05:30 PM – 06:00 PM

Most SLer’s love to dress up!  Put on your favorite, retro 50’s outfit and join us at the venue. Guys may want to wear dungarees, button down shirts and high tops. Gals your favorite summer dance dress with heels would be  fashionable. Make yourself low lag by removing scripts and huds. You will have a chance to take photos with friends and mingle with other guests before the show begins. Come early to get some ice cold drinks and snacks, then sit back and enjoy the show!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/VWBPE%20Social%20Lyra/132/128/3506

Mar
20
Sat
2021
Innovative tools to promote, track, and engage @ VWBPE Lecture Area B
Mar 20 @ 08:00 AM – 08:45 AM

Speakers: Lissena (Wisdomseeker), Ageless Mind Project, Inc.; Thuja Hynes; Fran Koolhoven

The Whole Brain Health (WBH) team employs a sophisticated set of tools (our Meta-Brain) to promote events, draw public participation, track and analyze participant data, and to directly engage participants. We maintain a thorough public internet presence. In SL we use the latest free techniques for automated notices. On-sim tools include a unique visitor counter and a critical security system. We provide dozens of methods to navigate and explore, and hundreds of opportunities for interaction and feedback.

  • Participants will learn about innovative tools for visitor attraction, tracking and engagement
  • Participants can share their own needs and ideas about using and improving the tools presented

Lecture B  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/VWBPE%20Aquila/165/211/1419

Accessibility: Speakeasy HUD tool

Prim Quiz @ VWBPE Ainar
Mar 20 @ 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM

Builders and Guessers Welcome! Prim Quiz is the SL version of pictionary, but rather than drawing a sketch of something, you have to build it with prims! A willing builder will be given the name of something to build. If you are a new builder you can still take part as you can guess and then pass the building part onto someone else! Come have some fun with us!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/VWBPE%20Social%20Lyra/97/59/1003

Closing Ceremony @ VWBPE Auditorium
Mar 20 @ 06:00 PM – 07:00 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 Pooky Media. The 2021 Thinkerer Award Recipient will be named during this ceremony. Come celebrate your experiences with your colleagues from this amazing conference. 

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/VWBPE%20Lacerta/238/247/1392

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/VWBPE%20Monoceros/14/239/1396

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/VWBPE%20Cetus/243/6/1393