Reconnaissance is Social, Too

You will want to be sure to save the dates and times for all of the social events at this year’s Virtual Worlds Best Practices In Education (VWBPE21) RECONNAISSANCE Conference.

The VWBPE Conference is excited to present attendees with opportunities to meet other educators in an informal environment while exploring Second Life and having fun. Social activities at the conference add to the professional connections we make, through networking with friends and colleagues new and old from around the world.

This year the VWBPE social activities offer creative, fun events that take advantage of what is not possible in real life but is easy in a virtual world. For example, you will have a chance to try out anti-gravity boots! You will not want to miss our great live music, musical performance of West Side Story by Lightning Productions, and other fun social events we have planned!

The kick-off of this exciting conference takes place with the Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Gateway, featuring classical piano music, snacks, and a few words from the organizers. We encourage you to grab your swag bag, socialize, and get ready for the first keynote speaker.

In addition, there is lots to do on the social sim. We have some fantastic freebie outfits, flying saucers and games for everyone to enjoy.

There will be many opportunities to appreciate some of SL’s best performers, including Keeba Tammas and her backup band, “The Tiny Maniacs” and Suzen Juel Resistance. one of the first female musicians in SL.

Please plan to join us for some wonderful social events that will be both fun and invigorating. Our social schedule is below. You can also view the entire conference calendar on this page.

Thursday, March 18th

8:00 AM

9:00 AM SLT

Exhibit Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Piano music provided by Ari (arisia.vita) A great time to socialize and network.

1:30 PM

2:00 PM SLT

This year our “parade” will be an Art Walk. We will tour Gallery 360 which surrounds the Social Spaceport.

2:00 PM

3:00 PM SLT

Music and Dancing
Join us for music and dancing in the Social Building with DJ Coz Okelly!

5:00 PM

6:00 PM SLT

Forbidden Word
Join us in Forbidden Word, an easy, engaging, and fast paced word guessing game. Think Taboo! Come join the fun!

Friday, March 19th

11:00 AM

12:00 PM SLT

Live Music
Enjoy a concert by Suzen Juel Resistance, a well known singer-songwriter who does a deep emotional ride of Blues as well as Americana, Folk and Roots

2:00 PM

3:00 PM SLT

Try some Anti-gravity boots and moonwalking while exploring one of the moons of Lyra Prime. This is going to be fun and easy, even for beginner spacewalkers.

5:30 PM

6:00 PM SLT

Pre-show Experience
Come early for West Side Story, you will have a chance to take photos with friends and mingle with other guests before the show begins. Help yourself to ice cold drinks and snacks, then sit back and enjoy the show!

6:00 PM

7:00 PM SLT

West Side Story
You won’t want to miss this musical tribute concert performed by LIGHTNING Productions!

Saturday, March 20th

7:00 AM

8:00 AM SLT

Coffee Chat
Gather with friends to discuss highlights of the conference. Be sure to grab a cup of Rocket Coffee!

1:00 PM

2:00 PM SLT

Prim Quiz
Builders and Guessers Welcome! Prim Quiz is the SL version of pictionary and lots of fun!

5:00 PM

6:00 PM SLT

Live Music
Enjoy a concert by entertainer Keeba Tammas and her backup band, “The Tiny Maniacs” at Main Auditorium before the closing ceremony.

6:00 PM

7:00 PM SLT

Closing Ceremony
Join us as we reflect upon the highlights of the conference and celebrate the recipient of the 2021 Thinkerer Award.

7:00 PM – ? Dance the Night Away

End the 2021 VWBPE conference while DJ Night keeps the party hopping!

VWBPE 2021

March 18-20, 2021

* Play * Explore * Engage * Immerse * Learn *