Sneak Preview of MacArthur Foundation's new Second Life island on November 17

Real World Impacts from Virtual World Event Nov 17 2008
On Monday November 17, Global Kids invites you to "Real World Impact From the Virtual World" in Second Life. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the USC Network Culture Project and Global Kids invite you to a sneak preview of a new Second Life sim that features MacArthur programs and grantees. The event will be held on November 17, 2008 from 1-5pm PST.

Join us to learn about how groups use virtual spaces like Second Life to build real opportunities -- preserving native peoples' cultures, creating accessible spaces for people with disabilities, helping obese people make healthy life choices and teaching underprivileged youth about paleontology and science.

This interactive series of events will take place on Foundations Sim (click here to teleport) and the neighboring archipelago that includes the Network Culture Project, Justice Commons (click here to teleport ) and Aloft Nonprofit Commons (click here to teleport).

The full schedule follows...

NOVEMBER 17 SCHEDULE:

1:00PM PST: Real World Impact from the Public Good Community Challenge: Challenge awardees share their lessons learned. Hosted by USC Network Culture Project

2:00PM PST: Tours of the Foundations Sim will be led by avatars from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation at Foundations sim (click here to teleport)
Panel and discussion on Alliance Building in Virtual Worlds hosted by Nonprofit Commons (click here to teleport)

3:00PM PST: "Dropping Knowledge: How Virtual World Educators Are Changing Lives" Panel Discussion on Using Virtual Worlds for Learning, hosted by RezEd.org at Justice Commons (click here to teleport )

4:00PM PST: "Birds-of-a-feather" Breakout Sessions and Social Mixer hosted by Global Kids at Justice Commons (click here to teleport )