Virtual Ability

Media, Community and Social Justice for the February 19th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, February 19th, for our weekly TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life meeting, we will be taking a special field trip to the Virtual Ability community for a mixed reality panel presentation. Panelists Courtney Steele, Ellen Lundwell, Alice Krueger will each describe their organizations and how their work addresses the intersection of media, community, and social justice.
 
The panel will be hosted by Dr. Susan Sci, assistant professor of communication at Regis University, Denver, CO, and include: 
  • Courtney Steele, of The Open Media Foundation
  • Ellen Lundwell, of World Affairs Challenge
  • Alice Krueger (Gentle Heron), of Virtual Ability, Inc. 
The voices of the non-Second Life panelists will be broadcast into Second Life, with Alice/Gentle being projected live into the physical venue.
 
Join us in Second Life!
 
A Special Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting
Friday, February 19h, 8:00 AM PT / SLT
This week, taking place in the Sojourner Auditorium, Virtual Ability island at: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Virtual%20Ability/54/170/23
 
AGENDA (all times below PT) 
  • 8:00 am Special panel: Media, Community and Social Justice (taking place in the Sojourner Auditorium) 
  • 9:40 am Open Mic / Announcements (this will take place back at our Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater: http://bit.ly/NPCinSL
 
The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is a program sponsored by Caravan Studios - http://caravanstudios.org, a division of TechSoup Global, http://techsoup.org. The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. 

NPC goes to VWBPE for the March 20th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, March 20th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature a visit to the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education virtual conference (http://vwbpe.org). VWBPE is a global grass-roots community event focusing on education in immersive virtual environments, including research, health and nonprofit presentations. We will meet as usual, and then after introductions, and a chance to share announcements, we will travel to the panel focused around the Virtual Ability disability support community. 

 

Join us in Second Life!

 

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 

Friday, March 20th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 

http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

 

AGENDA (all times below PT) 

 

In addition to the Virtual Ability panel, there are many nonprofit topic focused panels happening, and NPC community members presenting this year, and we encourage community members to check them out. You can view the full schedule at: http://vwbpe.org/conference/vwbpe-2015-calendar, and check out the NPC member presentations below.

  • March 19th, 9:00 AM PT - Learning by Leading – Discover Your Destiny, Renne Brock-Richmond (Zinnia Zauber in SL)
  • March 20th, 7:00 AM PT - Creating Dinosaurs & Earning Badges, Jeroen Frans (Frans Charming in SL)
  • March 20th, 3:00 PM PT - Content Curation Through Virtual World Communities
  • March 21st, 9:00 AM PT - NonProfit Commons Community panel

 

http://nonprofitcommons.org 

The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions.

Transcript of August 10 Nonprofit Commons Meeting - Behind the Scenes at IDRAC2012 with Gentle Heron of Virtual Ability, Inc.

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting
August 10, 2012, 8:30 AM SLT / PST
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater

AGENDA
8:30 AM Introductions
8:40 AM TechSoup Announcements
8:45 AM Mentors Central
9:55 "Behind the Scenes at IDRAC2012" with Gentle Heron and iSkye Silverweb Bond of Virtual Ability, Inc.
9:30 AM Open Mic / Announcements
http://nonprofitcommons.org

- Unabridged Transcript –

Introductions

[08:28] Zinnia Zauber: Good morning!

[08:28] Gentle Heron waves at all those brave pioneers who managed to
get in this morning.

[08:29] Zinnia Zauber: Good to see everyone!

"Behind the Scenes at IDRAC2012" with Gentle Heron and iSkye Silverweb Bond of Virtual Ability, Inc. for August 10 Meeting

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting
August 10, 2012, 8:30 AM SLT / PST
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Plush%20Nonprofit%20Commons/88/126/26

Field Trip to International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference at Virtual Ability for August 3 Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Field Trip to the 2012 International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference at Virtual Ability, Inc. Island for August 3 Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting – Field Trip to VAI
August 3, 2012, Presentations Start at 7:00 AM SLT / PST
The Sojourner Auditorium on Virtual Ability Island 

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Virtual%20Ability/53/172/23

 

Many thanks to Brownrice Internet for hosting the NPSL site.

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