This year the FCVW, in conjunction with the University of Washington, is hosting bloggers from universities and community colleges that have programs utilizing virtual worlds. The bloggers will be writing about the presentations, speakers, and events occurring at this year’s 2011 Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds conference at the National Defense University in Washington, DC scheduled for May 11-13.
The University of Washington will host one of the live streams of the 2011 FCVW Conference into Second Life at the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Island’s main auditorium where the bloggers will be attending: http://tinyurl.com/4dauxrw ;http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/T2%20PTSD%20Education/71/69/30 . The bloggers will also be covering special events in the various virtual worlds into which the FCVW conference will be live streaming, as well as blogging about the Virtual Government Poster Session hosted in 3DXplorer.
VastPark, 3Dxplorer, TechWizards, web.alive, Metanomics, and IRMC Island are also hosting this year’s conference stream. Student bloggers and other participants can explore these other virtual world venues for a wider range of unique experiences. See the conference web site for more information on how you can participate virtually: http://www.ndu.edu/icollege/fcvw/virpart.html