THE VIRBELA AUDITORIUM
9:00 - 10:00 am PDT (USA)
5:00 - 6:00 pm BST (UK)
VIRTUAL DANCE PARTY
THE VIRBELA SPEAKEASY
feat. DJ Jazzy Jeff
10:00 - 11:00 am PDT (USA)
6:00 - 7:00 pm BST (UK)
ACS Scavenger Hunt
THE VIRBELA OPEN CAMPUS
Open 24hrs from Thursday 28th October
9:00 am PDT (USA)
5:00pm BST (UK)
Follow up the Innovation Panel with an Afterparty in the Virbela Speakeasy.
We’re bringing some of the world's most influential nonprofits and tech experts into Virbela’s Open Campus with interactive features that include a virtual beach, a scavenger hunt, multiple venues, and a speakeasy. You’ll get your own virtual profile page in support of American Cancer Society, get creative and make your very own avatar, take part in a Scavenger Hunt (maybe win an Oculus), join the in-world Nonprofit Panel and hang out for the live and exclusive after-party with DJ Jazzy Jeff. This is for the innovators - this is for you!
Sign up to the free event in advance, and get your profile page set up! Your fundraising target is entirely optional, and your page will be synced with your Virbela login!
Download & Install Virbela onto your desktop. Register on the Virbela app, Login and Create your avatar to enter the world of Virbela. You are free to explore the campus before event day!
Join us on the 28th!
Be sure to log in on the 28th! The Scavenger Hunt will be going all day, so login before the event to get your best chance at winning. We’ll be in there too, so we look forward to seeing you there.
Digital is evolving, and so is Fundraising
The world of personal giving is changing, and as we embrace new and wonderful ways of interacting virtually, the nonprofit world has a huge opportunity opening up ahead of it.
While the rise of avatar-based platforms has been broadly embraced as a meeting and conference solution, it seems the not for profit sector has yet to experiment with integrating additional platforms to the virtual space in order to further engage supporters and facilitate donations.
Together, American Cancer Society, Funraisin and Virbela have set out to explore this possibility both through theoretical discussion and practical applications... all while having a great time!
We aim to provide unique entertainment, new ways of imagining how digital giving can play in our future, whilst together, united in making an impact on global cancer control.
Let's try something new and lead the way for exciting innovations in fundraising.
Associate, Special Events
Marc spends his time planning and executing a portfolio of signature event properties, including The Million Reasons Run. He is genuinely excited about the shift to digital-first strategies and the opportunity to deliver truly innovative experiences.
Manager, Special Events
Angela Rose has over 10 years of nonprofit experience and oversees the peer-to-peer strategy for SickKids Foundation’s signature events including the first-ever Million Reasons Run, a virtual running challenge held in May 2021. Despite the uncertainty of launching this brand new event during a global pandemic, The Million Reasons Run was hugely successful in raising over $2.2 million to benefit 13 children’s hospital foundations across Canada.
American Cancer Society
Matt joined the American Cancer Society in January 2016. He was previously at the Irish Cancer Society and before that the Cancer Council Victoria. Matt has lived all over the world focusing on his work in the volunteer sector.
Nick's seen well over a million people cross the finish lines of our events during this time. Together, we've raised over £100 million for incredible charitable causes in the process.... and counting.
Keith's career in technology, has mostly been focused on his passion and obsession to connecting people with experiences and impact that matter, and has lead some of the largest social giving platforms, event registration platforms the world has seen. He now focuses his time supporting and leading the next generation platforms for giving.
Director, Business Development
A DO GOODER extraordinaire, Jillian has spent 15 years working in P2P fundraising events. In her role as Director of Business Development at Event 360, she works with non-profit organizations to do more good. She can perfectly partner clients with the services they need and ensures the Event 360 team delivers flawless event experiences that yield happy participants and stellar results. She also leads the 5x5K FOR GOOD Charity Partnership program.
See DJ Jazzy Jeff perform live and in-platform!
Experience a live gig performance within a virtual world.
WIN an Oculus VR kit
Take part in our scavenger hunt to learn more about Global Cancer Control - and why it matters so much.
PROUD TO BE SUPPORTING
American Cancer Society: Global Cancer Control
The American Cancer Societies global work is focused on lower-income countries, where we work across the full cancer continuum, predominantly in national referral hospitals, often the only facilities where cancer is currently addressed. We seek measurable results in countries where Ministries of Health, hospitals and civil society partners can make the most significant impact.
This event aims to explore this possibility both through theoretical discussion and practical implementation of such tools.
Through registering, creating your profile page and attending the event you will have the option to fundraise and donate to help the global cancer commmunity.