Community by LearningTimes is promoting the second annual “Virtual Worlds: Libraries, Education and Museums Conference” (VWLEM), which will be held entirely online April 24-25, 2009.

Here are just a few of the topics:
– The Immersive Virtual Natural History Experience
– Virtual Heritage Preservation, An Unfulfilled American Necessity
– Visual Representation of Chemical Data in Virtual Worlds
– Planning an Event in Second Life
– History-Related Sites and Museums in Second Life: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Registration is only $49 and helps cover costs for the operation of Alliance Virtual Library in Second Life. For more information and to register, go to the conference website at:

VWLEM provides a gathering place for librarians, information professionals, educators, museologists, and others to learn about and discuss the educational, informational, and cultural opportunities of virtual worlds.

Keynote speakers include:

Jeremy Kemp, San Jose State University

Jeremy is best known for SLOODLE his instructional technology project connecting Moodle and Second Life. He is an instructional designer at San José State University and keeps the official wiki for educators using the Second Life immersive environment.

Anders Gronstedt of the Gronstedt Group

Anders helps global companies like Dell, Sun Microsystems, Jamba Juice, Volvo Cars, Ericsson and ADT improve workplace performance. He is the host of the weekly “Train for Success”  meetings in Second Life – and his articles have appeared in the Harvard Business Review.

Bryan Carter, University of Central Missouri

Bryan has taught in Second Life for several years and has been involved in the design and develop of several islands in Second Life, including Virtual Harlem and Virtual Montmarte.

Please visit the conference website for the complete program, schedule and and registration:

Conference sponsors are Alliance Library System, TAP Information Services, and LearningTimes.

We hope you will join us online!

Community by LearningTimes


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