Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Hosting SecondLife Orientations Focus of March 9 Virtual Worlds for Engmt Mtg

Please join us this coming Wednesday (tomorrow!) for our March Virtual Worlds for Stakeholder Engagement Working Group.  This month’s meeting focuses on the subject “Orientations to Second Life.”  Beth Offenbacker/PublicDecisions (Bettina Mint in SL) and Hope Kandel Gershik/Learning Times (Rye Checchinato in SL) will speak on the key elements of hosting an effective Second Life orientation for folks new to the technology.  Participants are also encouraged to bring their own materials, resources and tips to share.

Date: Wednesday 9 March
Time: 16:00 Eastern/New York (see www.worldtimeserver.com for your respective time zone)
RSVP to Beth Offenbacker at beth@publicdecisions.com.

This group is free and the meeting is open to anyone interested in attending; you must have a Second Life account (they’re free) to participate.  We’ll convene at our regular meeting spot on Squirrel Island.  The group is co-sponsored by PublicDecisions and Learning Times.

Our April 13 meeting will feature the subject, “How to Hold a Virtual Deliberation in Second Life.”  Bill Corbett/The Center for Voter Deliberation of Northern Virginia (Jim Acacia in SL) and Craig Paterson/Deliberative IDEAS (Giarc Glenwalker in SL) will provide a practical overview of the steps they took for planning and hosting recent virtual deliberations in Second Life.  Stay tuned for details!
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