SL12B: Lab staff headline great talks in Second Life

The SL12BCC Dreamitarium - venue for some great talks throughout the celebrations
The SL12BCC Dreamitarium – venue for some great talks throughout the celebrations

The SL12B Community Celebrations commence on Sunday, June 21st, when the gates officially open at midday for a week-long   series of events to mark the platform’s 12th anniversary, spread across 15 regions.

As usual, this year includes some amazing builds – the main stages are all visually stunning once again, and promise to wow visitors touring the celebrations. The auditorium is also another phenomenal build this year – and one I find particularly attractive, given it is modelled on the theme of a planetarium 🙂 .

The auditorium – or Dreamitarium, as it’s being called this year to fit with the theme of the celebrations – in SL12 B Astound, will be the focal point for one of the main series of events through the week of SL12B: the talks and presentations, including a series of talks and panels once again sponsored by Prim Perfect.

The Dreamitarium lobby area
The Dreamitarium lobby area

Saffia Widdershins contacted me with news of the talks, which are just a part of the overall series of events and activities occurring at the Dreamitarium, and I’m happy to provide insight to them here.

There will be five streams of talks presented by Prim Perfect and their partners this year, which are each scheduled for the same time each day, as follows.

Meet the Non-profit – daily at 09:00 SLT

A chance to learn about some of the great work being done by non-profit organisations active in Second Life Grid. Organised by Rhiannon Chatnoir of Non-profit Commons who also co-sponsor the talks.

Monday 22 June Virtual Ability Inc. with Gentle Heron
Tuesday 23 June Health non-profits with Coughran Mayo and Brena Benoir
Wednesday 24 June
Arts non-profits with Zinnia Zauber
Thursday 25 June Create a Community Dream Lissena Wisdomseeker and Whole Brain Health
Friday 26 June Non-profit Commons in SL Community Panel with Buffy Beale, Coughran Mayo, Glitteractica Cookie, Rhiannon Chatnoir and Zinnia Zauber
Saturday 27 June Relay for Life with Gem Sunkiller
Sunday 28 June A Wisdomseeker’s Dream with Lissena (Wisdomeseeker)

Meet the Lindens – Monday – Friday, 13:00 SLT

A chance to meet with some of the people who keep Second Life working, who bring us new tools and capabilities, and provide support to the community:

Monday 22 June Oz Linden, Engineering Director, Second Life
Tuesday 23 June Patch Linden, Senior Manager, Product Operations, and  Dee Linden, Land Product Specialist
Wednesday 24, June Xiola Linden, Lead Community Manager, and Pete Linden, Senior Director, Global Communications at Linden Lab
Thursday 25 June Danger Linden, Sr. Director, Product, Virtual Worlds and Troy Linden, Senior Producer
Friday 26 June Ebbe Linden, CEO of Linden Lab

There will be two additional, non-Linden presentations at 13:00, as follows:

  • Saturday 27 June:  Follow Your Dream: Writing Tips for Future Authors (Lyr Lobo)
  • Sunday 28 June: Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream (therose resident)

Meet the Designer – daily at 15:00 SLT

Come and hear designers in a wide range of fields discussing their work, inspirations and aspiration to Saffia Widdershins.

Sunday 21 June Fantasy Faire Designers: Alia; Sharni; Kayle
Monday 22 June Nardya Rousselot – Nardcotix, Victoria Grau – VG Shoes, Eboni Khan -House of Hucci
Tuesday 23 June TBA
Wednesday 24, June Kaerri Rae
Thursday 25 June Reven Rosca
Friday 26 June
Ladies of Mesh: Shai, Nardya Rousselot (The Loft), Colleen (The Loft) pending
Saturday 27 June La Vian
Sunday 28 June Men of Mesh : Loz Hyde, Maxwell Graf, Cain Maven
The main auditorium
The Dreamitarium main auditorium

Meet the Artist – daily at 16:00 SLT

A chance to hear from artists who are using Second Life in a variety of ways for artistic expression in conversation with Taralyn Gravois.

Sunday 21 June TBA
Monday 22 June IanLee Patton
Tuesday 23 June Moya Patrick
Wednesday 24, June Haveit Neox
Thursday 25 June Krystalli Rabeni
Friday 26 June
Wildstar Beaumont
Saturday 27 June TBA
Sunday 28 June TBA

 Meet the Community – daily at 17:00

Communities are the bedrock of Second Life – how are they forged? How are they sustained? And can they be transposed elsewhere? Saffia Widdershins finds out!

Sunday 21 June Sanctuary
Monday 22 June Angel Manor
Tuesday 23 June Milkwood (Writers’ Community)
Wednesday 24, June Al Raqis
Thursday 25 June The Power of Virtual Education
Friday 26 June
Performance Arts – Aelva
Saturday 27 June New Babbage
Sunday 28 June Raglanshire


So, get ready for some great presentations, talks and conversations sponsored by Prim Perfect!  And don’t forget there is a lot more going on at the auditorium and the two forum meeting rooms at the Dreamitarium through the week of S12BCC activities, so be sure to check-out the official auditorium’s schedule daily!

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