400 - 21 Water St
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1A1

If you work at the intersection of technology and community-building, we hope you'll join us for the March gathering of Social Tech Brewing's Vancouver chapter. Social Tech Brewing brings together folks from social media, nonprofit organizations, community service, social activism, social ventures and technology to share ideas -- and beer!

Our March event will bring together people who are using Second Life and other virtual worlds as environments for learning and community-building. Our speakers will be Chuck Hamilton, a Learning Solutions Leader for IBM, and Gerri Sinclair, Executive Director of the Masters in Digital Media program at Great Northern Way Campus (GNWC), a collaboration between the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design, and the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Chuck is leading the new IBM@PLAY program that was one of the winning initiatives to emerge out of IBM's Innovation Jam, and will give us a snapshot of how IBM is using Second Life as a space for collaboration and training. Gerri will give us the scoop on GNWC's Second Life campus, which is the most talked-about Second Life project to emerge out of the Lower Mainland.

Whether you're already exploring Second Life or other virtual worlds, or you're curious to find out what the buzz is all about, this is a great chance to meet some of the leading innovators and hear about some very exciting projects We also hope this event will attract people working in Second Life, other virtual worlds and the gaming community to come out and join us -- this a great chance for us to meet up in the real world.

Presentations & discussion will start at 7:00 and wrap by 7:45. At about 8:00 we'll move across the street to 6 Acres pub for another hour of libations, gossip exchange, and general consipracy-hatching.

Please RSVP and let us know you're coming. We hope to see you there!

Official Website: http://socialtechbrewing.org

Added by aaronpettigrew on March 8, 2007