The VWBPE Gateway is your departure point for all areas of the
conference. If you get lost or need assistance simply come back
to the VWBPE Gateway and a VWBPE Ambassador will be glad to help
you out. The Gateway area has landmarks to all the major venue
points in addition to swag bags, sponsor booths, and up to the
minute schedule information.
If you have never been in Second Life before we recommend
that you set-up your account, look around and get your
bearings a couple of days in advance. Docents will be on hand
at many of the venue locations to help with minor technical
problems. It is always good to ensure that you can walk,
talk, and hear what is going on before getting to a big
conference such as this.
We recommend that you use a viewer that is consistent with
Linden Lab's Viewer 2 or Viewer 3 standards. These viewers
include features such as web-on-a-prim that aren't available in
It is always good etiquette to ensure that you have your
microphone turned off during presentations. If a microphone
is left on and is disruptive to the presentation, your
avatar will be 'sent home' until the issue can be addressed.
This is to ensure that all participants can enjoy the
Also, in recognition of sim load and to maximize the number of avatars we can have on a sim,
WBPE requests that all attendees attempt to minimize their land impact. Heavy use of mysti-tools,
scripted bling / accessories, and other non-essentials should be turned off or
put away so as to decrease the load on the servers.
Please note that these locations may not be open to the public until
March 15th. For public locations which are open, please respect
that there may be other activities going on in advance of the
VWBPE Main Auditorium
Poster Exhibits and Machinima
VWBPE Social Center
Virtual Abilities - Exhibit / Sandbox
Virtual World Explorations Tours
Virtual World Exploration tours will cover a number of
different virtual worlds this year. If you are planning on
attending one of these sessions you must have the software
pre-installed and an avatar account set-up in order to
participate. The tour will not wait while you may be
downloading software and/or patches. Please ensure that you
People With Hearing Disabilities
Some presentations will have real-time transcribers for
those people with hearing impairments (provided courtesy of
Virtual Abilities). We are not able to provide
transcriptionists for all presentations at the conference.
Please check the schedule in advance.
Group chat during the conference will be facilitated through
SL Groups. If you would
like to participate in a back-chat discussion please join VWBPE.