John Lester: “To Invent the Future, we must Build Dreams” for the October 26th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, October 26th, Nonprofit Commons is happy to feature John Lester. Next Generation multiuser 3d virtual worlds will be tightly integrated with other key communication technologies such as the web and mobile devices. And a future convergence between the technology of virtual worlds and Augmented Reality will offer many new opportunities. In this presentation, John will discuss some of the key features of next generation virtual worlds and best practices on how to build truly engaging simulations within them. He will also give an overview of ReactionGrid’s “Jibe” platform (


John Lester’s focus is on 3D Simulations and Virtual Worlds for Learning. His background is in neuroscience research and medical education, and he previously worked at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital and Linden Lab. John is currently the Chief Learning Officer at ReactionGrid Inc. (, helping clients develop new systems for immersive learning using next-generation virtual world platforms that integrate with the web and mobile devices. For more information about John please see

Join us in Second Life!

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, October 26th, 8:30 AM SLT / PST

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater


  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central
  • 8:55 am Main Speaker: John Lester
  • 9:30 am Open Mic / Announcements

The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions.

Written by: Rhiannon Chatnoir