Game On – Game Benefits for Nonprofits for May 13th NonProfit Commons Meeting

image by Vivian ViolaThis Friday, May 13th, TechSoup’s NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature Cynthia Calongne (SL: Lyr Lobo) of Colorado Technical University. Join us as we explore the benefits of games and examine a few serious game design examples to stimulate our creativity. Come prepared to share strategies for rapid game design using the skills we learned from childhood to motivate and strengthen our communities.
Cynthia Calongne, known as Lyr Lobo, joined Colorado Technical University’s Computer Science Doctoral department in 1996, and prior to it, was a software engineer for 13 years for AF Space Command and for an environmental organization. She has hosted 200+ keynote addresses, research paper presentations, and workshops. Her team won the $25,000 Grand Prize in the Federal Virtual World Challenge for the Mars Expedition Strategy Challenge, a space simulation, and in 2005, she completed an artificial intelligence grant for the National Science Foundation. Her research began in 1995 when she evaluated a user interface paradigm for using virtual environments on a personal computer.
Join us in Second Life! 
Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, May 13th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 
AGENDA (all times below PT) 
  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central 
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation: Game On – Game Benefits for Nonprofits 
  • 9:50 am Open Mic / Announcements
The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is a program sponsored by Caravan Studios –, a division of TechSoup Global, 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