If your teacher wore Steampunk* attire to class, would you sit up and pay attention? Suppose you got to attend a science lab dressed from from top to toe in the wildest, most gadget-loaded outfit you could imagine?

We know why we do things in virtual worlds:

  • We can teach concepts in ways that are not possible in RL
  • We can use virtual environments to engage our students, so they really learn
  • We can overcome geographical and other barriers to collaborative projects

VWBPE helps educators (and students!) network with each other. Your participation in the VWBPE community is why we keep planning these annual conferences. While considerably less expensive than face-to-face physical gatherings and far easier to attend, there are still costs involved with virtual conferences like VWBPE.

We are always grateful for the donations we receive of both time and funding.Our fundraising socials are not solely for raising money, but also for ongoing networking and especially for showing appreciation for the community’s support.

Most of all, we love to have fun together, and who would pass up an opportunity to get a little outrageous in the process?!

“Victorian Steampunk”

VWBPE Fundraising Social

Thursday, February 21, 2019
5:00 p.m. SLT
Rockcliffe Village

Join us for an evening with friends and colleagues at the VWBPE 2019 second networking and fundraising social. All donations are welcome, and while cash contributions (USD) are preferred, Linden dollars are also accepted.

DJ Coz Okelly will on hand to spin some fantastic dancing tunes. Ladies and gentlemen alike, dust off your brass goggles, fancy top hats, and brocade or leather fineries – you won’t want to miss this evening of networking, fundraising, dancing, and merriment!

Let’s re:Vision our Victorian past and experience Steampunk at its finest! This era of creativity and imagination will inspire you to think outside your steam-powered “box.”

*Visit this site for more information about Steampunk: “Imagine what the past would look like if the future had happened sooner.”

For more information about Steampunk culture and attire, visit these sources in Second Life®:
Caledon Oxbridge University
Caledon Library Steampunk Collection
Steampunk Information Centre in Mieville Doyle


11 February 2019: Call for Exhibit and Immersive Experience Proposals CLOSES
21 February 2019: Networking Event: Social Fundraiser
28 February 2019: Thinkerer Award Nonimation Closes
4-6 April 2019: VWBPE Conference!