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OpenSimulator Community Conference 2018 - December 8 - 9, 2018

The OpenSimulator Community Conference is an annual conference that focuses on the developer and user community creating the OpenSimulator software. Organized by AvaCon, the virtual conference features presentations, workshops, keynote sessions, and community social events and tours across diverse sectors of the OpenSimulator user base.

More info at http://conference.opensimulator.org and to register, go to https://oscc18.eventbrite.com
Community social events can be scheduled on dates leading up to the conference on Saturday 12/8/18, after 7PM PDT on Sunday 12/9/18, or in the following days. Submit your community event for us to add to this conference schedule.
 
Events taking place Saturday, Dec 8, and Sunday, Dec 9 will be live simulcast streamed to https://gaming.youtube.com/c/AvaconOrg/live

ALL TIMES LISTED IN PACIFIC STANDARD TIME (PST/SLT) (-8 GMT)
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Saturday, December 1 • 7:00am - 12:30pm
Mainstreaming Virtual World Learning Colloquium LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

The Mainstreaming Virtual World Learning Colloquium will be held on December 1, 2018 (9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Central Time).

Mainstreaming Virtual World Learning Colloquium is sponsored by the Tulane University School of Professional Advancement with funding from the Carol Lavin Bernick Faculty Grant Program, and organized by AvaCon, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission focuses on supporting the user and developer communities growing the metaverse.  

Registration: https://mainstreaming-virtualworlds.eventbrite.com 
Location: AvaCon Grid, quarternary regions
Info on how to access grid: https://www.avacon.org/blog/avacon-grid/ 



Time (CST)
Presenter
 9:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Welcome - Kay McLennan, Tulane University
9:15 – 9:45 a.m.
Rachel Umoren, University of Washington
9:45 – 10:15 a.m.
Eileen O’Connor, SUNY Empire State College
10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
Joyce Bettencourt, Nonprofit Commons
10:45 – 11:15 a.m.
Barbara Truman, University of Central Florida
11:15 – 11:45 a.m.
Andrew Stricker, Air University
11:45 – 12:15 p.m.
Cynthia Calongne, Colorado Technical University
12:15 – 12:45 p.m.
BREAK
12:45 – 1:15 p.m.
Valerie Hill, Community Virtual Library Database
1:15 – 1:45 p.m.
Crista Lopes, University of California-Irvine
1:45 – 2:30 p.m
Questions & Audience Discussion Period


Attendees will be able to hypergrid in with their OSCC conference grid or other avatars from HyperGrid enabled grids. You can also attend via a local AvaCon grid avatar, whether a prior account or local accounts requested during registration. 

Contact Kay McLennan to learn more about the Mainstreaming Virtual World Learning Colloquium.

Speakers
avatar for Joyce Bettencourt

Joyce Bettencourt

Founder / Creative Director, AvaCon Inc.
Joyce Bettencourt (Rhiannon Chatnoir)Joyce Bettencourt is co-founder and Vice President of AvaCon, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to promoting the growth, enhancement, and development of the metaverse, virtual worlds, augmented reality and 3D immersive spaces. AvaCon were orga... Read More →
avatar for Lyr Lobo / Cynthia Calongne

Lyr Lobo / Cynthia Calongne

Professor, Colorado Technical University
Dr. Cynthia Calongne, aka Lyr Lobo, is a Professor of Doctoral Studies at CTU and in Computer Science at CCCOnline. She taught 52 university classes in virtual worlds and received the 2017 Thinkerer award from the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education. Her team won the $25,000... Read More →
avatar for Valibrarian Gregg / Valerie Hill

Valibrarian Gregg / Valerie Hill

Directory, Community Virtual Library
Dr. Valerie Hill (Valibrarian in virtual worlds) is the director of the Community Virtual Library in Second Life and Kitely. Dr. Hill served as a school librarian for twenty years and has taught literature and information science at all grade levels from kindergarten through college... Read More →
avatar for Crista Lopes

Crista Lopes

Professor & OpenSimulator Core Developer, University of California Irvine
Crista Lopes (Diva Canto) is professor within the Department of Informatics, Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California Irvine and a core OpenSimulator developer. She developed Hypergrid, which is a federation architecture and protocol for OpenSimulator virtual worlds that supports the seamless transfer of avatar... Read More →
avatar for Kay McLennan

Kay McLennan

Director of Online Learning & Educational Technologies, Tulane University
Dr. Kay McLennan is the Director of Online Learning & Educational Technologies at the Tulane University School of Professional Advancement, where Kay holds the title of Sr. Professor of Practice. Kay created the Tulane SoPA Metaverse and has been creating and using virtual world learning... Read More →
avatar for Eileen O'Connor

Eileen O'Connor

Associate Professor, SUNY / Empire State College
Drs. Eileen O’Connor and Nicola Marae Allain are both associate professors at SUNY/Empire State College working in learning and emerging technologies within the Masters of Arts in Learning and Emerging Technologies (MALET) program. Eileen also specializes in STEM (science, technology... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Stricker

Andrew Stricker

Instructional Architect, The Air University
Dr. Andrew Stricker serves Air University by helping to design, develop, and implement advanced and emerging learning technologies into Air Force educational and professional military education programs. Prior to his arrival to Air University Andrew served Vanderbilt University as... Read More →
avatar for Barbara Truman

Barbara Truman

Graduate faculty member & simulation researcher, University of Central Florida
Dr. Barbara Truman serves as a Strategic Advisor for Immersive Learning & Collaboration in the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Simulation & Training in Orlando. At UCF, Barbara founded an award-winning department representing Online@UCF. Her background is in Instructional... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Umoren

Rachel Umoren

Asst Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington
Dr. Rachel Umoren is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington where her research focus is in virtual simulations for pediatric training in local and global settings.



Saturday December 1, 2018 7:00am - 12:30pm
AvaCon Grid http://grid.avacon.org:8002