Events in Second Life, August 2011

Topic: Second Life Community Convention 2011

Date and Place: August 12 – 14, 2011, Oakland, CA  Oakland Marriott City Center

Summary: The Second Life Community Convention is three days of exciting activities, events, musical performances, machinima screenings, panels, workshops, and much more that showcases the abundant creativity of Second Life Residents.  SLCC is organized BY Resident FOR Residents, and they invite you to join the  fun!
Convention tracks: Artistic & Creative Expression, Commerce & Marketing, Developers & Open Source, Public Sector & Education, and Social Experience & Communities


Topic: “ Can We Skip Lunch and Keep Writing?”  Meet the author, participate in the discussions.

Date and Time: August 22, 2011 at5 PM (meet the author), then August 25, 2011 at 6 PM, and continuing every Thursday until the book has been covered.

Contact: Austen Rae

Summary: The Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE) Second Life Team is
proud to announce a book study about “Can We Skip Lunch and Keep Writing?”  They will meet at VSTE Island in Second Life for a kick-off meeting and will meet the author  in Second Life and discuss chapter one. Subsequent chapters will be discussed on the followingThursdays beginning
August 25, 2011 at 9 PM EDT (6 PM SLT), and continuing every Thursday until we finish the book.



Topic: Building your virtual community

Date and Time: August 13 (Building Community), 20 (Using Simple Tools), 27 (Building for Events) at 1:00pm (PST)

Summary: The AAUW Virtual Community Project will be held in August, offering three workshops on building a virtual world community.  If you have been thinking of  teaching in virtual worlds, these free workshops will be useful to you.  The workshops are at the beginner level.  You can attend an informal orientation session in the hour preceding the workshop to be tutored on avatar controls and tools.  During the workshops you will be given a set of free and customizable tools, will be shown how to use these tools (written instructions are also included in your teacher toolkit) and will have the time to practice.  For instructions on how to attend follow this link.


Topic: Second Life Community Convention 2011

Date and Time: Sundays at 5:00pm PST

Summary: The Second Life Left Unity Feminsts Discussion group meets every Sunday at 2 pm Pacific (5 pm Eastern) Time. This is an open discussion:  bring your own questions, topics, suggestions. They are an informal group, everyone is welcome.


For an extensive calendar of Second Life events for educators:

Want to get to the CSU, Chico Second Life campus?

Want to sign up for a Second Life account?

For questions about Second Life call or email the TLP
James Aird x6167 or
Ann Steckel x6780

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