Photo from my flickr stream taken during the June 30th in-world meeting.
The official announcement for the TechSoup Event is out and Deborah Finn has posted the details here. Here's the direct link to the TechSoup Office in SL, click in it if you're all set up in Second Life.
If you are new to Second Life, here are some good introductory pieces:
For more newbie and How-To information, check out the Second Life wiki:
Getting Started in Second Life
Here is a great intro piece on how SL can be used for serious purposes:
Library Services in Second Life
But, I know that reading about it isn't the same as experiential learning. Second Life can feel a little strange at first. As Lori Bell recently noted in an article about library services in Second Life, "The learning curve is somewhat steep because Second Life is like a different culture and things are done differently than in real life."
The best way that I learned was to spend a little "play time" in world and chat with more experienced users. This might help you enjoy the event more and get more out of the presentations if you're new to Second Life. In that spirit, I'm offering an informal newbie mentoring session prior to the event on Friday, July 14th at 2:00 p.m. EST. Let me know if you're coming in the comments.
I've only been in-world for a month, so I'm still learning too - but when I was brand new I really appreciated the help I got from others ...