Nonprofits in Second Life Health Panel Expo Event tomorrow, Wed. May 27th
- Hi everyone-
I wanted to let you all know about an exciting event we're having
tomorrow as part of our NetSquared conference. There's many ways to
participate, so I hope you'll join us for this terrific line-up of
speakers from health-oriented nonprofits.
Apologies for any cross-posting.
The Nonprofit Commons, a project of TechSoup Global (TSG), today
announced an all-day, innovative online event in Second Life to showcase
recent developments in health care research, and to connect efforts in
fighting disease and creating a cooperative and supportive environment
for patients and their providers. The Health Panel Expo, an
international online conference sponsored by FasterCures.org, will be
held on Wednesday, May 27, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST (also
called Second Life Time, SLT) in the virtual world of Second Life and
simultaneously in the real world, being broadcast live at the fourth
annual NetSquared Conference at Cisco in San Jose, CA.,The Second Life
online event is free to attend and open to all interested participants.
It will be accessible through Second Life, and all information will be
available at http://www.nonprofitcommons.org/healthpanel.
The Health Panel Expo panelists will include speakers from Aids.gov and
Community Voicemail discussing mobile health initiatives; Virtual
Ability, Inc., a nonprofit that brings people with disabilities and
chronic health conditions into virtual worlds; and Susan Tenby, Online
Community Director for TSG and the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life.
Other panelists include experts from the disability, recovery services,
nutrition, cancer, and AIDS communities.
The Health Panel Expo marks the official launch of the Health Commons in
Second Life. As part of TSG's Nonprofit Commons project, Health Commons
seeks to bring together real-world health-related nonprofits, academics,
educators, thought-leaders, foundations, and volunteer-supporters to
showcase recent developments in health care.
The Health Panel Expo: Event Details
* The Health Panel Expo is a day-long event with several hour-long
expert panels in the virtual world of Second Life at Health Commons AMO
* The Mobile Health Initiatives panel is a mixed-reality session
on Wednesday, May 27, from 11:15 am-12:15 pm PST (SLT). The live portion
will take place in the real-world of San Jose, California as part of the
NetSquared Conference <http://www.netsquared.org/n2y4> , and
simultaneously within the virtual world of Second Life
<http://slurl.com/secondlife/AMO/125/59/22> . The panel will also
feature interactivity between the two worlds.
* Panels and tours of Nonprofit Commons' four virtual locations
will take place throughout the day. The complete agenda can be found on
the NonprofitCommons.org Web site
* The event will be recorded via live video and audio and will be
archived on the Nonprofitcommons.org <http://www.nonprofitcommons.org/>
* Twitter hashtag of the event: #npslexpo
* Twitter account for Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is @npsl.
* Our main events will be taking place on the new Health Commons
* As we may have more than one full sim, please feel free to watch
streaming events today from:
Plush Nonprofit Commons
Aloft Nonprofit Commons
Nonprofit Commons in Second Life
Founded in late 2005, Nonprofit Commons consists of four virtual
locations, including the EcoCommons, designed for environmental
nonprofits; and the Health Commons, designed for health-related
nonprofits. With membership spanning 62 countries and with more than 400
members from social benefit organizations, the Nonprofit Commons is
managed by a community of volunteers under the leadership of TSG. This
virtual community of four nonprofit islands was designed as a virtual
office park of sorts. It attempts to lower the barriers of access to
Second Life and to create a community of practice for nonprofits to
explore and learn about the virtual world. The Nonprofit Commons
provides an accessible entry-point to Second Life and creates a
community where nonprofit and social benefit organizations can
effectively collaborate with one another via an experiential learning
environment, which allows for interactivity that could not happen on the
traditional Web and in the real world.
Members of Nonprofit Commons meet every Friday in the Nonprofit Commons
in Second Life at 8:30 PST/SLT (also known as Second Life Time) at Plush
Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater. Visitors are welcome to join. For more
information, please visit the Nonprofit Commons blog
http://www.nonprofitcommons.org <http://www.nonprofitcommons.org/> and
the wiki at http://npsl.wikispaces.com <http://npsl.wikispaces.com/> .
About TechSoup Global
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<http://www.techsoupglobal.org/> ) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
that provides technology information to individuals and organizations in
more than 190 countries, has provided consulting services in more than
fifty countries and, through its global network of capacity-building
NGOs, manages product donations to more than 96,000 organizations in 23
countries. The product donations program has enabled organizations to
save over $1.3 billion in expenses as of March 2009.
TechSoup Global continues to innovate with a goal of bringing increased
resources and capacity to organizations working diligently on their
social missions. TechSoup Global has a network of more than 35 corporate
donor partners including Microsoft, Cisco and Symantec. For more
information about technology donations and resources, visit
Megan Keane <http://friendfeed.com/penguinasana>
Online Community Manager, TechSoup Global <http://www.techsoup.org/>
435 Brannan Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94107
Email: megan@... <mailto:megan@...>
Nonprofits in Second Life: http://www.nonprofitcommons.org
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