You will be asked to pick a Second Life Name and choose a basic avatar. You can change the way your avatar looks later. You will be asked to upgrade to a premium account but DO NOT at this time. There is no need. Choose “Skip this step.”
You will be sent a confirmation email at the address you provided. It may take a while to get your email. You need to follow the instructions in the email to activate that account. If you have already downloaded the software you will just have to respond to the email by clicking the link.
The first time you log in you will be asked to agree to with the SL Standards.
Log into SL using your new account and walk through Orientation Island, OR use this url to go directly to New Media Consortia Orientation (most feel it is easier, less complex and you do not get stuck)
When you use the slurl, you will get a graphic like below. Hit “Teleport now” and you will go to the slurl location.