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Exploring Lit Fest & Fantasy Faire for the April 19th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Join us Friday, April 19th for the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting featuring a field trip to both Lit Fest & Fantasy Faire. 

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Celebrating its eleventh year, Fantasy Faire 2019 is the largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts, role-players and performers in the virtual world. From Thursday, April 18 to Sunday May 5, treat yourself to shopping, dance and theater performances, DJ parties, auctions, questing, our Literary Festival, fantasy art, events and role-playing as thousands of Second Life residents and creators bring their own visions together to support the American Cancer Society’s vision of a world without cancer.
Fantasy Faire has hosted the Literary Festival within it since 2015. It has featured speakers and workshops, authors and poets, special guests and region tours. It has celebrated the imagination and the works of Terry Pratchett, William Shakespeare, J.R.R. Tolkien and George RR Martin with their own days of events. This year they celebrate April 24th as a day of events around the author Ursula K. Le Guin! Lit Fest has escorted the curious through the Fairelands and encouraged them to put their discoveries into words.
 
Join us in Second Life!
 
Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, April 19th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater at http://bit.ly/NPCinSL
 
AGENDA (all times below PT) 
 
The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to connect communities for social good through education, networking, and collaboration. http://nonprofitcommons.org

Touring the CVL HyperGrid Resources Libraries for the April 12th Nonprofit Commons in Second Life Meeting

Our Friday, April 12th the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life features a field trip to the #VWBPE post-conference expedition - the Community Virtual Library Hypergrid Resources Library Poker Run. Embark on a hypergrid adventure and poker run to visit two OpenSimulator hosted Hypergrid Resource Libraries in development on the Kitely and Avacon grids with Bethany Winslow, Project Lead for CVL’s Hypergrid Resources Library; and Valerie Hill / Valibrarian, Director, Community Virtual Library.

Join us in Second Life, 8:30 AM PT / SLT, at the Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater at http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

AGENDA (all times below PT)
8:30 am Introductions & Updates
8:45 am Mentors Central & Announcements 
9:00 am Help on using OpenSimulator and how to Hypergrid from grid to grid 
9:30 am OpenSimulator Tour - Community Virtual Library Hypergrid Resources Library Poker Run

Info on how to create an account on the AvaCon OpenSimulator grid or hypergrid to it can be found at https://www.avacon.org/blog/avacon-grid/

More info of the HyperGrid tour at http://vwbpe.org/event/cvl-presents-hypergrid-resources-library-poker-run?instance_id=5650&fbclid=IwAR3QwO5f6vrPnJYxAETbhNvScjozfVbrjydTLrDiZ7Zyr9-sDtf2AL0Oong 

April 5th Nonprofit Commons Past Reflections, Future Directions at VWBPE

This Friday, April 5th at 8:30 AM PDT/SLT we will be meeting at Nonprofit Commons  Amphitheater in Second Life then heading over to the 12th Annual Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference for the Keynote with Dr. Tuncer Can at 9:00 AM SLT. 

Tuncer Can is no stranger to the vLanguages community, a VWBPE 2019 partner. His most recent collaboration with vLanguages is GUINEVERE, an EU Commission funded language learning project. An exploration of the GUINEVERE project in OpenSim will be offered as an Immersive Experience after the conference. More info at https://vwbpe.org/event/teacher-training-within-virtual-worlds?instance_id=5684

Then join us at 10:00 AM PDT/SLT for “Nonprofit Commons Past Reflections, Future Directions” Compass Point Discussion! 10 AM PDT here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/VWBPE%20Central%202/6/196/26

 

 

Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education is a global grass-roots community event focusing on education in immersive virtual environments. This open conference is organized by the Second Life community to provide an opportunity to showcase the learning that takes place using virtual worlds. https://vwbpe.org 

Preview of the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education conference for March 29 Nonprofit Commons

This Friday, March 29th, Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is hosting the exceptional Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education team as they preview the upcoming 12th Annual Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference taking place on April 4-6, 2019!

Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education is a global grass-roots community event focusing on education in immersive virtual environments. This open conference is organized by the Second Life community to provide an opportunity to showcase the learning that takes place using virtual worlds. https://vwbpe.org 

Join us in Second Life, 8:30 AM PT / SLT, at the Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater at http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

AGENDA (all times below PT)
  • 8:30 am Introductions & Updates
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central & Announcements 
  • 9:00 am Featured Discussion - Virtual Worlds: Best Practices in Education
  • 9:50 am Community Open Mic & Announcements

I Forgot How To Get Home & Other Memory Stories for March 22 Nonprofit Commons Meeting

At 8:30 AM SLT, Friday, March 22 at the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life, Namaara MacMoragh / G Ronnie Kraegel will present “I Forgot How To Get Home & Other Memory Stories”. Our ability to remember things - big and small, important and irrelevant, far in the past or just a moment ago - is an integral part of how we live our lives in the moment and often informs our relationships with others. What happens when our memories are gone? What can we do to support a loved one with Dementia? All this and more in an engaging presentation with optional audience participation. 

Join us in Second Life, 8:30 AM PT / SLT, at the Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater at http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

AGENDA (all times below PT)
  • 8:30 am Introductions & Updates
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central & Announcements - including an update on G+
  • 9:00 am Featured Discussion - I Forgot How To Get Home & Other Memory Stories
  • 9:50 am Community Open Mic & Announcements

The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to connect communities for social good through education, networking, and collaboration. http://nonprofitcommons.org

 

March 15th - Trusted Friends: Archival and Digital Legacy Preserving Your Digital Work at Nonprofit Commons

Join us Friday, March 15th the Nonprofit Commons will feature Budd Turner / Josain Zsun presenting on “Trusted Friends: Archival and Digital Legacy Preserving Your Digital Work”. Promoting the need for all Virtual Worlds and social media users to determine a Trusted Friend with their account info. Learn what can be done so VW users stop having to see too many great builds fade away with silent friends.

Friday, March15, 8:30 - 10:00 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater at http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

AGENDA (all times below PT)
8:30 am Introductions & Updates
8:45 am Mentors Central & Announcements
9:00 am Featured Discussion - Trusted Friends: Archival and Digital Legacy Preserving Your Digital Work
9:50 am Community Open Mic & Announcements

The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to connect communities for social good through education, networking, and collaboration. http://nonprofitcommons.org

The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is peer governed and funded! If you would like to help support NPC, you can donate via PayPal to donate@nonprofitcommons.com or send a donation in world to the avatar: NonprofitCommons Actor

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Astronauts and DNA for the March 8th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

This Friday, March 8th, the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life features Shannon Bohle (Archivist Llewellyn in Second Life) presenting on “Astronauts and DNA: Twin Studies are Just the Beginning”, with the help of Plutchik - a chatbot-based artificial intelligence capable of fully autonomous lecture presentations. The presentation will cover the topic of epigenetics and looks closely at NASA’s recent Twins Study featuring Mark Kelly and Scott Kelly where NASA inadvertently spread fake news about epigenetics across a range of national media. The lecture explains NASA’s error and corrects it. 
 
Shannon holds a Master's degree in Library and Information Science. She was a finalist for the Linden Prize in 2010 for creating and directing the Neil A. Armstrong Library and Archives.
 
Join us in Second Life, 8:30 AM PT / SLT, at the Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater at http://bit.ly/NPCinSL
 
The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to connect communities for social good through education, networking, and collaboration. http://nonprofitcommons.org

Touring the Health Hacienda for the March 1st Nonprofit Commons Meeting

This Friday, March 1st, the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life features Elisabeth Jacobsen Marrapodi / Brielle Coronet leading a field trip to the Health Hacienda at Whole Brain Health at 8:30 AM SLT.
 
Brielle is a Medical Librarian at a teaching hospital in New Jersey, USA with over 30 years of experience. With a small NLM grant and IRB approval, she created interactive quizzes in SL about various health topics to help improve health literacy. She has also published “Improving Health Information Literacy with Games in the Virtual World of Second Life“ including a textbook chapter and an article in Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet about this project. 
 
Join us in Second Life, 8:30 AM PT / SLT, at the Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater at http://bit.ly/NPCinSL
 

3DWebWorldz for the February 22nd Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Friday, February 22nd at the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life, developer and architect Yvonne DeBandi / SingerGirl Mode / Evie Marie presents about 3DWebWorldz Virtual World in a Web Browser. Learn about the new options available to utilize 3DWebWorldz as a stand-alone environment or a compliment to a Classic Virtual World. 
 
Join us in Second Life at 8:30 AM PT / SLT at our Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater at http://bit.ly/NPCinSL  
 
AGENDA (all times below PT) 
  • 8:30 am Introductions & Updates
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central & Announcements
  • 9:00 am Featured Discussion - 3DWebWorldz
  • 9:50 am Community Open Mic & Announcements
 
The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to connect communities for social good through education, networking, and collaboration. http://nonprofitcommons.org

Self-Care is Healthy Living for the February 15th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

On Friday, February 15th the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life features Marie Celestin (talkwithmarie / Red) presenting on self-care and healthy living. Marie will share her journey in SL and as a health & wellness coach to adopt a healthy lifestyle & mindset where self-care is a positive habit with simple steps to prioritize YOU. 
 
Join us in Second Life at 8:30 AM PT / SLT at our Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater at http://bit.ly/NPCinSL  
 
AGENDA (all times below PT) 
8:30 am Introductions & Updates
8:45 am Mentors Central & Announcements
9:00 am Featured Discussion - Self-Care is Healthy Living
9:50 am Community Open Mic & Announcements
 
The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to connect communities for social good through education, networking, and collaboration. http://nonprofitcommons.org

 

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