VWBPE17 opens call for proposals

(Image courtesy VWBPE.)

(Image courtesy VWBPE.)

The tenth annual Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education conference will be held March 29 through April 1 of next year — and is currently accepting proposals.

Conference organizers are looking for presentations about new projects, research, services, or tools that benefit educators, or retrospectives about previously-presented work.

Academic papers should be submitted to the academic category. Projects, services or tools should be submitted to the communities of practice category. Exhibits, posters or videos should be submitted to the creative category, and immersive locations or games should be submitted to the immersive experiences category.

The submission page is here.

The deadline for submissions is November 27.

The theme of the conference will be reflecting on the past ten years of education in virtual worlds, and a discussion of what is to come.

“This is the point of reflection where we make all the core decisions on who and what we want to be in the future,” organizers said in an announcement.

Academic paper submission guidelines are here.

The conference, which is free, is also looking for volunteers and sponsors.

Proceedings of previous conferences are archived here and video recordings are here. Mal Burns’ recordings are here.

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Maria Korolov

Maria Korolov is editor and publisher of Hypergrid Business. She has been a journalist for more than twenty years and has worked for the Chicago Tribune, Reuters, and Computerworld and has reported from over a dozen countries, including Russia and China.

  • Carlos Loff

    Great stuff, I love it when virtual worlds proof they are not a game