VWBPE 2023: Uncommon Realities

March 23-25, 2023

International Conference on Education in Virtual and Augmented Reality

Introducing the VWBPE 2023 Keynotes and Invited Speakers

Feb 23, 2023 | VWBPE News

Uncommon Realities abound with the VWBPE 2023 Keynote and Invited Speakers. We can’t wait to hear what they have to say!

The VWBPE regions have been redesigned this year; we come down to ‘earth’, with venues nestled into diverse biomes. The conference regions open to the public on 20 March, giving lots of time for exploration before the start of the conference on Thursday 23 March 2023.

:: Keynote Speakers

Keynote: Tom Boellstorff

Dr. Tom Boellstorff
Thursday 23 March @ 9:00 AM SLT / PT

Tom is a long term friend to VWBPE and virtual environments. HIs work is engaging and most definitely Uncommon.

Keynote: Stylianos Mystakidis

Dr. Stylianos Mystakidis
Friday 24 March @ 8:00 AM SLT / PT

Stylianos is known to many in virtual environments and we are pleased he will be sharing the Uncommon Realities of his research and teaching.

Keynote: Alexandra Humphreys

Alexandra Humphreys
Friday 24 March @ Noon SLT / PT

Alex is the author of “Playing with Reality: Gaming in a Pandemic”. She will be sharing her findings about the uncommon realities of playing and learning through distributed platforms like games and other virtual environments.

:: Above the Book Interviews

THURSDAY 23 March @ Noon SLT / PT :: What’s Up at the Lab?

VWBPE is grateful to have the support of Linden Lab in bringing our conference to fruition. Kevin Feenan / Phelan Corrimal chats with our friends at Linden Lab, Patch and Grumpity, exploring updates of particular interest to educators and the VWBPE community at large.

Patch Linden, VP of Product Operations
Grumpity Linden, VP of Product

SATURDAY 25 March @ 3:00 PM SLT / PT :: Catching Up with the Thinkerers

We continue to catch up with previous Thinkerer Award recipients as Valerie Hill / Valibrarian (2018) speaks with Kevin Feenan / Phelan Corrimal.

Valerie Hill


FRIDAY 24 March @ 5:00 PM SLT / PT

Join Draxtor Despres and Cat Sparks in the beautiful wetlands of the VWBPE Social Region for a discussion about the importance of climate science fiction. Cat Sparks is the author of “Lotus Blue”, set in a dystopian future where wetlands no longer exist. What is the importance of climate based fiction? Are there lessons to be learned as we explore the ‘what ifs’?

Cat Sparks

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28 February 2023: VWBPE 2023 Program Published
20 March 2023: Exhibits Open to Public
23 March 2023: VWBPE 2023 Conference Opens

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