2009 Virtual Conference on Counseling
The first Virtual Conference on Counseling, was held on September 16-18, 2009. The EVENT was held at the CESL Conference center and the Scholars in Residence island in Second Life® (SecondLife.com), a persistent, synchronous online environment in which people to interact through avatars, or graphical representations.
You can find the conference schedule at http://SL.counseloreducation.org/vccschedule.htm
The FULL CONFERENCE PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE AT http://SL.CounselorEducation.org/Program.pdf
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.