Sunday, October 4, 2020

2020 #VWEDU: VWBPE 2020 Keynote: Lessons Learned from the 2020 Educators in VR Conference. Are conferences in digital places viable?

VWBPE 2020 Keynote: 
Lessons Learned from the 2020 Educators in VR Conference. 
Are conferences in digital places viable? 

Are immersive conferences viable?  Of course they are.  I have been reporting on one since 2011 and here present a video of one of the keynotes from this year.

  • Speakers: Lorelle VanFossen / Lorellev, co-founder of Educators in VR Introduction: Lorraine Mockford / LoriVonne Lustre
Lorelle VanFossen is the co-founder of Educators in VR, and producer of the world’s largest immersive virtual conference, the 2020 Educators in VR International Summit, held in February. She is an educator, keynote speaker, trainer, writer, and consultant on virtual reality in eduAre immcation, web writing, digital storytelling, content curation, social media, and blogging. Called a digital evangelist, she’s taught over 1000 workshops and classes in virtual reality and has published over 3,000 articles on digital storytelling, social media, and web publishing as a thought-leader in the industry.

Advantages of digital conferences


  • No travel costs
  • No travel time.
  • No exposure to disease.
  • All of the information you collect is on your computer.
  • All of the contacts you make are in your contact files.
  • You are never away from your office.
  • If you already have a good computer, there are no equipment costs.
  • For some digital places you may want to buy a stereo headset. 
  • But that is optional--you can watch a monocular view on a monitor.


  • Small facility costs; probably less than the janitorial costs of a physical facility.
  • You need not pack everything into a few days.  
  • You can run the conference over several weekends.
  • You can video-capture all events at small cost.
  • You can collect an archive of presentations as is done here.

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