The cost is $45 USD per person. Registration is available at the website: http://www.steppingintohistory
According to organizers:
The highly interactive experience will include "field trips" into historical locations that have been created in Second Life. We will explore 19th century America, where participants will meet Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln; Virtual Harlem, to hear live music from the Jazz Age/Harlem Renaissance; and Renaissance Island, for a Shakespearean play in a replica of London’s Globe Theatre. Everyone will discuss what they have experienced with simulation creators and other conference participants.Stepping into History in Virtual Worlds
The conference will continue with a panel discussion with a variety of experts and a late afternoon photo workshop. The program concludes with a period ball at the Lincoln era White House.
What if instead of talking about history, we could experience it?
What if, instead of looking at photos or drawings of historical sites, we could walk into and through them?
What if, instead of reading the words of a Lincoln or a Ghandi, we could hear them speak?
The technology of virtual worlds is opening up a new universe of possibilities in promoting and teaching a love of history. The 'Stepping into History' conference is your chance to learn about, and experience for yourself, the power of virtual worlds at the service of history.