General Information

VWBPE Post-Conference Survey

The VWBPE Committee would appreciate a few moments of your time to complete the post-conference survey. This information will help us improve the conference and be better positioned to deliver content that meets your meets as virtual world pioneers.

Click here to take survey

VWBPE Gateway
(http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/VWBPE%20Gateway/130/128/35)
(http://slurl.com/secondlife/VWBPE%20Gateway/130/128/35)

The VWBPE Gateway is your departure point for all areas of the conference. If you get lost or need assistance simply come back to the VWBPE Gateway and a VWBPE Ambassador will be glad to help you out. The Gateway area has landmarks to all the major venue points in addition to swag bags, sponsor booths, and up to the minute schedule information.

New to Second Life
(http://secondlife.com)

If you have never been in Second Life before we recommend that you set-up your account, look around and get your bearings a couple of days in advance. Docents will be on hand at many of the venue locations to help with minor technical problems. It is always good to ensure that you can walk, talk, and hear what is going on before getting to a big conference such as this.

Conference Etiquette

It is always good etiquette to ensure that you have your microphone turned off during presentations. If a microphone is left on and is disruptive to the presentation, your avatar will be 'sent home' until the issue can be addressed. This is to ensure that all participants can enjoy the conference.

Conference Locations

Please note that these locations will not be open to the public until Thursday Morning at 6am PDT

Main Theatres

Second Life URL

Central Auditorium Viewer 1 Viewer 2
North Theatre 1 Viewer 1 Viewer 2
North Theatre 2 Viewer 1 Viewer 2
Machinima Theatres 1 & 2 Viewer 1 Viewer 2
South Auxillary Theatre Viewer 1 Viewer 2
Teen Fair Viewer 1 Viewer 2
Tool Demonstrations and Workshops Viewer 1 Viewer 2
West Auxillary Theatre Viewer 1 Viewer 2
     
Virtual World Departures    
West Departure Areas 1 & 2 Viewer 1 Viewer 2
     
Ongoing Activities    
Educator Swap Meet Viewer 1 Viewer 2
Main Sandbox Viewer 1 Viewer 2
Posters / Sponsors Viewer 1 Viewer 2
Teen Sandbox Viewer 1 Viewer 2
     
Special Event Venues    
Coffee Shop Viewer 1 Viewer 2
Fashion Show Viewer 1 Viewer 2
Irish Pub Viewer 1 Viewer 2
Social Beach Viewer 1 Viewer 2
Steampunk Ballroom Viewer 1 Viewer 2

Broadcasting of Presentations

Treet TV, MBC, and MBTV (Metaworld 6) are again broadcasting direct to the web during the conference this year. Sessions to be broadcast are marked by either a Treet TV or MBC Link in the conference schedule which will take you directly to the VWBPE Broadcasting Portal.

Virtual World Explorations Tours

Virtual World Exploration tours will cover a number of different virtual worlds this year. If you are planning on attending one of these sessions you must have the software pre-installed and an avatar account set-up in order to participate. The tour will not wait while you may be downloading software and/or patches. Please ensure that you come prepared.

People With Hearing Disabilities

Some presentations will have real-time transcribers for those people with hearing impairments (provided courtesy of Virtual Abilities). We are not able to provide transcriptionists for all presentations at the conference. Please check the schedule in advance.

Group Chat

Group chat during the conference will be facilitated through SL Groups. There are three groups available if you would like to participate in a back-chat session. VWBPE, VWBPE Chatroom A, and VWBPE Chatroom B. There will not be a chatbridge facility set-up for this year's conference.