VWBPE Social Networking Opportunities 2011

The following areas are on-going and open 24/7 during the conference for you to meet, greet, and network with other VWBPE conference participants. Please use these spaces and places. Be sure to add your marks, leave your footprints, and show the world that YOU ARE HERE! We hope you will take full advantage of the following networking areas. As much as possible we will have volunteers in theses areas to answer questions and help you get the most out of the conference. ENJOY!

VWBPE Scavenger Hunt

Steamin Punk-a-Joe’s Coffee House (North) http://slurl.com/secondlife/VWBPE%20North%203/200/160/36 

A great way to get around and see all the VWBPE Sims. Grab your scavenger hunt notecard from your VWBPE Swag Bag or at the VWBPE Gateway. Follow along and collect all the clues before 3pm slt on Saturday, March 19. Drop your completed notecard in the drop box at the Coffee House. Prizes: $500L First Place, $300L Second Place, and $200L Third Place winners. (Scavenger Hunt sponsor Surreal Estates ~ A Second Life Estate Management Company)

Steamin’ Punk-a-Joe’s Coffee House

Steamin Punk-a-Joe’s Coffee House (North) http://slurl.com/secondlife/VWBPE%20North%203/200/160/36 

Come to VWBPE’s hotest Coffee House, Steamin’ Punk-a-Joe’s, to grab a cup of streaming hot coffee and sit around collaborating with fellow educators from all over the world! This special area is just the spot for you to reflect on all of the wonderful sessions you have attended and to talk about the upcoming sessions you plan to attend. Listen to the delicate sounds of cool Jazz as you unwind and enjoy great company and a good cup of steamin’ punk-a-Joe’s!

Penny Farthing Bike Path

Penny Farthing Bike Path VWBPE West, VWBPE West 1 (34, 5, 38) - General

Do you like the challenge and fun of exploring new territories? The Penny Farthing Bike Path will take you on the long and winding paths that lead to many fun areas. To liven it up even more, perform stunts on your bike along the way, or try something totally different by riding a Penny Farthing bike, or even a bicycle made for 5! Look for the vintage ice cream carts to enjoy a free, delicious ice cream cone while you stroll along or ride a bike!

WE ARE HERE Picture Wall

There will be many Kodak moments during this conference! While you are in sessions, social activities, networking, or just enjoying the conference with friends, we encourage you to take pictures, post them on the wall, and share them with others. Let’s all show the world that WE ARE HERE by posting pictures on the wall! BTW – once everyone starts posting pictures you will want to stop by and look at them. Who knows, you may find yourself!

The Rusty Cog Irish Pub

Irish Pub (West) http://slurl.com/secondlife/VWBPE%20West%204/192/172/28

The Rusty Cog Irish Pub is the place to hang between sessions or at the end of the day. It is a great place to meet up with your friends, talk about sessions you have attended, things you still want to see and do, catch up on conference news, or simply sit back and relax, savoring the moments that YOU ARE HERE! There is almost always someone to talk with. If you wear your tag, you can be sure The Rusty Cog is a place where everyone knows your name. Make sure to stop by The Rusty Cog for a glass of cold green beer or cup of hot Irish Coffee! Make it your place to be!

EdSwap

Swap Meet (West) http://slurl.com/secondlife/VWBPE%20West%201/128/128/22 

Have you collected useful tools for teaching in virtual worlds you would like to share? Are you looking for an object or script to perform a function and you don’t have it? Would you like an opportunity to network with other virtual world educators? The Educator’s Swapmeet has moved to VWBPE to help meet the virtual needs of new educators. EdSwap is open during the entire VWBPE conference, so come by and visit anytime you are free between events.

Social Networking Tower

Bloggers Hut http://slurl.com/secondlife/VWBPE%20West%202/56/76/34

Are you blogging about VWBPE? If so, you will want to post your url in the hut so others can read what you have to say. If you want to know the latest news about VWBPE, latest fashions, who’s in, who’s out, what’s hot, what’s not, then Blogger’s Hut is the place for inquiring minds, like yours! Stop by Blogger’s Hut and discover the latest VWBPE news!

The Price Is Right Victorian Shoppes

Social Beach (West) http://slurl.com/secondlife/VWBPE%20West%203/188/140/32 

Love to shop until you drop, especially when the price is right? Then you will want to make your way to the Price Is Right Victorian Shoppes on the Boardwalk, above the train stop, at the beach. If you are looking for something to wear to the Bloomin’ Bloomer’s Beach Party or the Steampunk Ball, this is the place that has it all! We can get you covered, and the price is right – you can’t beat FREE! There are also changing rooms available at the beach, so you can be stylin’ as you attend the fun social events at VWBPE.

Green Acres Golf

Green Acres Golf Course, Romantic Times (26, 165, 21)

Morton Decosta, golf pro and designer of Green Acres Championship 18 hole Golf Club, has invited anyone attending the VWBPE Conference to take a break and visit the Green Acres Golf Course and play either 9 or 18 holes of golf for FREE. Grab a couple of friends and head over to Green Acres and checkout the beautiful view, filled with rolling hills, lakes, and the best sunrises and sunsets in second life. There is no better way to relax, connect with friends, and make plans for how you can use all of the knowledge you are gaining at the conference back in your own setting, than while playing a round of golf. ENJOY!

Steampunk Sandbox

Have you ever wanted to learn how to build in second life? Blu Heron has put together several tutorials that can help you do just that. Simply choose a project and let the fun begin! There are several levels of steampunk gadgets that you can learn to build depending on your experience level. There will be volunteers standing by to assist you and answer questions. During the conference there are several building sessions in the sandbox area. Your SWAG bag has some fun items as well as instructional tools that you can rez in the sandbox. Whether you are new to second life and need help getting things out of your inventory or want to learn more about building, be sure to come play in the sandbox!