The South Central Regional Library Council is hosting a dual platformed conference: Martin Learning Center, SCRLC, Ithaca and Rennaisance island in Second Life. Registration is free but limited to the first 50 people. Called Renfest, the conference focuses on librarianship and the Renaissance. It offers an immersive experience on a variety of topids ranging from librarianship during the Renaissance to jousting, music, and educaiton.
From the webpage, "In this two-day virtual conference, participants will explore the use of virtual worlds in librarianship, education, and music. Learn why librarians, including the American Library Association (though no longer maintaining a sim in Second Life), continue to maintain a presence there. Explore best practices in 3-D learning and multimedia teaching. Watch a student performance at the Globe Theatre; experience an early music concert from Fribourg, Switzerland while immersed in Tudor, Britain. The program includes a tour of selected exhibitions and projects that students, librarians, educators, and aficionados have been created.
You may participate two ways: Join us in Ithaca to watch the proceedings on SCRLC’s wide screen; or, jump into the virtual world using your own avatar (i.e., online representation) or one that SCRLC has created for you. In either case, experienced mentors will provide assistance. As with first-time (or not first time!) GoToWebinar users, we will work with you prior to the program to ensure that your software is connecting properly and that you have a good experience."
Conference is 12-4:30 on Friday, March 30 and 12-5:30 on Saturday, March 31.