From the symposium website
In August 2007 (12-18th) the “NMC is planning a very special, one-of-a-kind event — a week-long online symposium on the topic of creativity to be called the Symposium on Creativity in Second Life. The first in a series of conferences and events exploring virtual worlds of all kinds, the symposium is intended to redefine the way we think about online conferences.”
The symposium will involve
“hands-on workshops led by master craftspeople in Second Life that offer an opportunity to develop your skills in a particular area under the guidance of an expert mentor. Participants can choose from Machinima, Fashion, Sculpture and Modeling, Virtual Photography, or Teaching Environments. Each studio session will last the duration of the week long symposium, beginning on August 12 and culminating in a series of showcases on August 17.”