Join the Nonprofit Commons Track at the SLCC09

With the Second Life Community Convention (SLCC) fast approaching, August 13-16, we’re excited to roll-out the schedule for the Nonprofit Track to everyone! The Nonprofit Track is a set of workshops and presentations provided by nonprofits. Information provided will benefit not only nonprofits, but other organizations as well.

The official hash tags for the event are #NPSL and #SLCC09, so please be sure to use them in your tweets and blog posts to make it a little easier to track.

The SCHEDULE for the Nonprofit Commons Track is as follows:

Workshop: Inspire Engagement through Appearance and Branding: Making Clothes with Missions that Start Action and Stick.
Thursday, August 13, 12:00 noon to 2:00PM
Contact presenter Zinnia Zauber in SL, or email Renne at to find out what to bring to this workshop & to register. Handouts will be provided.

Workshop: Mixed Reality
Thursday, August 13, 3:30PM – 5:30PM
This 2 hour workshop about international mixed reality event production features some of SL’s best mixed reality producers in a hands-on conversation with Q&A.
Presenters Evonne Heyning (In Kenzo), Jeroen Frans (Frans Charming), Joyce Bettencourt (Rhiannon Chatnoir) and Joshua Stortz (Amulius Lioncourt).

TechSoup Global and NonProfit Commons: Lessons Learned and Success Stories
Friday, August 14th, 10:00AM- 11:00AM
Panelists Susan Tenby (Glitteractica Cookie), Megan Keane (Penguin Kuhn), Rebecca Wise (Jani Myriam), Gabrielle Knipper, Dick Dillon (Coughran Mayo) and Ricky Davis (Ricken Flow) will share success stories and the impact of nonprofit Second Life work.

Virtual Museums as K through Adult Learning Platforms
Friday, August, 14th, 3:30PM to 5:00PM
Panelists: Liza Loop (LizaJune Stoop in SL), Paul Doherty (Patio Plasma in SL), David Dexter (Ethelred Weatherwax in SL), Bob Ketner (Agent Heliosense in SL), Randi Kopp (Dusty Artaud in SL), Mary Miner (Doran Horngold in SL), Rebecca Singley (Rebekcca Zebendein in SL)

How to Create a Nonprofit (and Bring It Into Second Life)
Saturday, August 15th, 2:00PM – 3:00PM
Organizer: Ricky Davis (SL: Ricken Flow)

Transitions: A Place for Dreams – Collaboration and Networking in Virtual Worlds
Saturday, August 15th, 3:00PM – 4:00PM
Panelists Sandra Andrews (Ozma Malibu), Joyce Bettencourt (Rhiannon Chatnoir), Evonne Heyning (In Kenzo) and Buffy Bye (Buffy Beale).

Modality and Morality; Fundraising on the Frontier of the Metaverse.
Saturday, August 15th, 4:00PM – 5:00PM
Fleche Xeno (RL : Roger Lee).

Common Good – Common Goals – Common Ground – Effective Immersive Social Networking
Saturday, August 15th, 5:00PM – 6:00PM
Panelists: Coughran Mayo, Ethelred Weatherwax, and Zinnia Zauber.

Health and Support Track:

The healthcare track consists of a series of panels and workshops that highlight the activities and resources available within the virtual world of Second Life to help keep us healthy in real life.

Second Life Health Resources Tour and Challenges/Solutions to using SL for Healthcare (Workshop)
Thursday August 13 – 2:00PM – 3:30PM
Workshop Leader: Bri Gufler

Stories Without Borders™: Tapping the Healing Potential of Story Quests in Second Life (Workshop)
Friday August 14 – 11:00AM-1:00PM
Workshop Leaders: Jenaia Morane, Marty Snowpaw

Conducting a Clinical Study in Second Life
Friday August 14 – 2:00PM -3:30PM
Panel Members: Cooksbranch Chowderhead (Dr. Daniel Hoch), Filthy Fluno, Emmet Watkin

Health Outreach and Support in Second Life
Saturday August 15 – 10:00AM -11:30AM
Panel Members: Treasure Ballinger, Ricken Flow, Pathfinder Linden, Poppy Zabelin

Real Help from Virtual Worlds (Workshop)
Saturday August 15 – 11:30AM – 1:00PM
Workshop Leader: Coughran Mayo

Accessibility to and Benefits of Second Life
Sunday August 16 – 10:00AM -11:30AM
Panel Members: Gentle Heron, Louise Later, Pathfinder Linden, Charles Mountain, Saxet Uralia

The Virtual Helping Hands Team and Max the Virtual Guide Dog Demonstrate Accessibility (Workshop)
Sunday August 16 – 11:30AM-1:00PM
Workshop Leaders: Louise Later, Jolie1 Magic, Charles Mountain, Saxet Uralia

The Benefits Of Virtual Worlds For The Physically Disabled
Sunday, August 16, 1PM
James Larken Smith (Jameslarken Supply in SL)

Written by: Beth J. Bates