2010 - 2nd Virtual Conference on Counseling (2VCC)

The 2nd Virtual Conference on Counseling, will be held on September 15-18, 2010.  The EVENT will be held at the CESL Conference center and Cooperative Extension Education Center locations in Second Life® (SecondLife.com),  Second Life is a persistent, synchronous online environment in which people to interact through avatars, or graphical representations.

The 2VCC will cover 4 days with over 40 presentations on issues related to counseling, counselor education, supervision and the use of technology (particularly Second Life) in counseling practice and training.

The conference is FREE and available to interested professionals. Reregistering for the conference on this website will assure that you will get information notecards and a program booklet emailed to you for this conference.

You can attend the conference in Second Life starting at the Counselor Education in Second Life center SLURL Port Dervon 44, 65, 26. The schedule of presentations will be available through this website.

You can also watch a live stream of the conference provided by http://www.onlinevents.co.uk The live stream is a great opportunity to show portions of the conference to your whole class without the burden of having to manipulate your avatar into Second Life.

Conference registration: http://sl.counseloreducation.org/Registration/registration.php
Conference schedule: http://sl.counseloreducation.org/2VCCSchedule/2VCCSchedule.html

The virtual environment for this conference provides the opportunity to extend the reach of the delivered content.  Those who cannot afford the time to travel to a "traditional" conference can easily attend this virtual event.  As a training tool this virtual environment allows whole classes to attend the conference; either as a group directly from the classroom or with each participants logging in from separate locations.

Presenters were provided with all the traditional  presentation tools including the ability to use PowerPoint or slides, show videos, have large and small group discussions, and provide handouts.  In addition, session minutes and conversation transcripts can quickly be provided to all participants.