Sunday, July 13, 2008

Netroots Nation in SL - Healthinfo Island is there!

Netroots Nation (formerly the YearlyKos Convention) helps politically active netroots communities make a difference in the public sphere. The third annual gathering will be held July 17–20 in Austin, Texas. Netroots Nation 2008 will include panels led by national and international experts, including a virtual session held in conjunction with the 2008 BlogHer Conference; identity, issue and regional caucuses; prominent political, issue and policy-oriented speakers; a progressive film screening series; and the most concentrated gathering of progressive bloggers to date.
- from the blog announcement, found here.

I am honored to be speaking on a panel with Gentle Heron, of the Virtual Ability group, about the real life effects of health related activities in Second Life. Our part will be on Sunday, July 20th:

SL Panel "Progressive Values at Work: Using Virtual Worlds for Real World Impact"
Gentle Heron, Vitual Ability, Carolina Keats, Consumer Health Librarian
Time:10:15am-12:30pm (Pacific time):
Place: Netroots Arena

The panel will be in voice, simulcast to the Austin conference location, and may be archived - that part I don't know. What I do know is that it's a wonderful opportunity to talk about how those with disabilities and chronic health conditions can find community in a world none of us could have imagined.