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 DetailsThe event will be recorded via live video and audio and will be archived on the Nonprofitcommons.org Web site.
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
[[rtsp://video.slserver.com:8250/live.sdpWatch the live web stream from 11:15 AM-12:15 PM]]
Twitter Hashtag for this event: #npslexpo
Panels Times- all times are in Second Life or Pacific Standard Time 8am eXtension Accessible Home Demonstration Tours. Click here to be teleported to the Home Demonstration location.
9 am Virtual Support for Mental Health Issues Panel
10 am HIV/AIDS Awareness Panel11am Faster Cures
11:15 am Mobile/Phone Health Information Panel- this panel will be held live at NetSquared and broadcast into Second Life
12:15pm TechSoup Stock Donated HIPPA solutions
1 pm Physical Activity/Dietary Habits/Healthy Lifestyles Panel
2 pm Disability Panel
3pm Cancer panel4 pm Screening for the 21st cent _________________________________________________________________
NPSL: Nonprofits in Second Life Wiki
The Nonprofit Commons project, managed by TechSoup Global, is a virtual community of practice for nonprofits to explore the opportunities and benefits of Second Life. You do not have to have an office in the Nonprofit Commons to get involved! This site provides documentation and other helpful information not only for NP Commons tenants, but for any nonprofit that is interested in learning about Second Life. You can find out more and start getting involved by the following ways to join our community:
Visit us in world: Teleport SLURL to NPC Plush NPC Aloft
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Subscribe to, read, and comment on the NPSL Blog
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Join and read about our discussions in our Google Group
Learn about the Impact of Nonprofits in Second Life
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