Coming Soon: Cognicon 2022!

This fall, Cognicon returns! Save the date for October 14-15, 2022 for a virtual event that is like no other!  For those not familiar with Cognicon, the event was started in 2019. This virtual cognitive convention is designed to share information about brain health, wellness, self-care, empowerment, and supportive communities and programs in the virtual platform of (more…)

BEST Virtual Programs Offer Transformation and Sustainability

The upcoming 15th annual Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference focuses on the use of immersive virtual environments for educational purposes including virtual and augmented reality.    The Brain Energy Support Team’s (BEST’s) own Gloria Kraegel/Namaara MacMoragh will be sharing BEST’s story on transforming in person programs and services to virtual platforms as the result (more…)

BEST Second Life Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic Opens

The Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) is pleased to announce a special new feature in our virtual platform. The virtual COVID Vaccination Clinic is now open and welcomes you. The purpose of the COVID Vaccination Clinic at Etopia in Second Life is to provide information and tools related to the COVIC-19 pandemic. Here’s a peek (more…)

What’s The Buzz? Tell Me What’s A-Happening!

What’s the buzz? Tell me what’s a-happening? I was 14 when the smash album became a Broadway sensation. Jesus Christ Superstar ruffled more than a few feathers, but to this rebellious teenager, it was a personally freeing experience. But that’s a story for another time. Norman Jewison, the film’s director, said, “These kids are trying (more…)

BEST & Etopia: A Partnership For the Pandemic Era

We have been offering discussion groups, workshops, and presentations in Second Life since 2009 and opened our official Second Life office at Etopia in 2010.  In May of 2020 we moved all of our programming online and into our main campus; also at Etopia. Because of the restrictions the COVID-19 pandemic placed on our community (more…)

Harvest Party With Our Etopia BESTies!

We know that because of COVID many Americans could not spend the Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends as in past years. So, we hosted the BEST Etopia Harvest Celebration in Second Life. You might be saying to yourself, “Second Life! That’s a video game!” It’s not. Second Life is an amazing, not to mention (more…)