Mental Health Symposium 2016 for Jue 17th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

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Mental Health Symposium 2016 for Jue 17th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Joyce Bettencourt-2
This Friday, June 17hTechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will iSkye Silverweb presenting on this weekend's Virtual Ability’s Mental Health Symposium 2016 event, taking place on Saturday, June 18, 2016, at The Sojourner Auditorium on the Virtual Ability Island in Second Life. This year's theme is “Down But Not Out” which will feature mental health professionals and individuals who are doing incredible work. You will see a broad range of perspectives and approaches to diagnosing and treating mental illnesses, network with others, and gain insights that may give you a new perspective on mental health and the outlook for treatment and quality of life possibilities. Below are a few of our distinguished guest presenters who will be with us on that day.

You can view the full agenda and speaker list of this year's Mental Health Symposium 2016 at

iSkye Silverweb wears a few hats in the Virtual Ability community: Virtual Ability community events scheduler, Community calendar keeper, Virtual Ability Flickr maven, and a Virtual Ability Mentor. She helps plan the two annual conferences hosted by Virtual Ability: Mental Health Symposium and International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference and is also a member of several mentor groups besides the Virtual Ability Mentors. She enjoys helping new residents get a good start in their Second Life experience. For fun, iSkye does grid hunts, explores art installations, goes shopping, and participates in activities with BURN2 and the Lamplighters. 

Join us in Second Life! 

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, Junw 17th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 

AGENDA (all times below PT) 
  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am TechSoup / Caravan Studios Announcements
  • 8:50 AM Mentors Central
  • 9:00 am Mental Health Symposium 2016
  • 9:40 am Open Mic / Announcements

The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is a program sponsored by Caravan Studios -, a division of TechSoup The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. 

Joyce A. Bettencourt

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aka Rhiannon Chatnoir inSL

Creative Director of The Vesuvius Group development studio

Co-Founder and Vice President of 501c3 nonprofit AvaCon, Inc.,

artist, designer, blogmistress, community organizer & new media girly geek

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