Cyberbullying: VR Events Hosts Speak Out

Educators in VR presents VR Event Hosts Speak Out, taking place on AltspaceVR on October 23, 2020, featuring Jeremy D. Nickel, MysterySteve, Andy Fidel, Chris Samuelson, Don Ainsworth, and Donna McTaggart. Together, this panel represents pioneers in social VR with over 3,000 cumulative hours hosting VR events.

Educators in VR Cyberbullying Event Hosts 2018 in AltspaceVR.The event is part of the second annual Cyberbullying Month by Educators in VR, raising awareness and offering training and support sessions covering bullying in the real world and cyber, especially in virtual reality social spaces. For information on how to RSVP and attend an Educators in VR event in VR, we have a simple guide for you.

This panel discussion brings together several passionate event experts/leaders who will share their experiences to bring more awareness regarding bullying at their events. We will discuss trolling, disruptions, bullying from the audience, their techniques and guidelines of the event experts to protect their events from attacks in a virtual space.

Over the years, many event organizers and communities in the social VR space often suffer from various harassment caused by children, trolls or drunks who thought it was funny to disturb others. Unlike web trolls that deliberately offend others and upset them with written words, individuals intend on disruption consider the challenge to use a virtual world on a room scale to disrupt in a variety of ways. Examples include targeting individuals, the host(s), or the entire audience by getting uncomfortably close, violating the person’s or the audience personal space and experience (Nafarrete, 2016) or disturb special event or meetings of online communities.

Educators in VR attendees.While better connecting the world and democratizing information, the internet has allowed individuals to hide behind masks of anonymity. Apart from the fact that more and more attention is being paid to different cyberbullying campaigns, statistics focused on online bullying show that this problem won’t be over very soon. For example, Google Trends data for 2020 shows that there’s much more attention focused on cyberbullying. The volume of worldwide searches for the word ‘Cyberbullying’ increased threefold since 2004. Besides cyberbullying at several social media platforms, bullying and embarrassment can also be a big problem in virtual spaces, like so on virtual events.

While you may think these disruptions, trolling, harassed and bullying from the audience are sadly enough very common in the world of organizing VR events, many social VR platforms like AltspaceVR have instituted event moderation tools and strong community standards and policies that remind users that there’s a real person behind every avatar. By introducing an empathic approach to changing behavior and changing attitudes, these platforms strive to change each other’s hearts and minds.

Educators in VR and their event panel of experts and leaders are excited to share different experiences to encourage others, give self-confidence and show that organizing is still exciting and fun.

Jeremy D. Nickel of EvolVR
Rev. Jeremy D. Nickel is an ordained Unitarian Universalist Minister, he currently serves as the acting Lead Minister of the UU Congregation of Boulder, CO, as well as being the Founder of EvolVR, the world’s first VR Sangha and Spiritual community. As part of his role at EvolVR he leads weekly Overview Effect themed meditations in Virtual Reality in which groups of people from around the world slowly float from the surface of planet Earth to a near earth orbit. When not in Virtual Reality he can be found in Boulder, CO with his wife, Rev. Nicole Lamarche, and daughter Eliza, where they enjoy spending as much time exploring the great outdoors as humanly possible.

MysterySteve, event host/co-owner, We Are ImproVR
Mystery Steve (Stevieboy) is a co-owner of We Are ImproVR, a company that produces improv comedy events in AltspaceVR. He cohosts 3 shows, including “Improv Night w/ Stevieboy and Shoseki,” “A Thing In A Place,” and “Loco And Stevie’s Talking Hour.” For over 3 years he’s been doing comedy in AltspaceVR with the amazing help of his fellow cohosts, wonderful family of moderators and everyone who decides to get involved. His goal is to help as many people as possible to see how interesting they truly are by giving them a platform to show off their life and skills during his events. When he isn’t hosting any shows, he often draws cartoons that more often than not are based off of the wacky ideas thought up by his friends from the aforementioned events.

Andy Fidel of #GetSocial
Spatial Network Evangelist Andy Fidel creates social experiences for remote communities. Founder of #GetSocial, a digital network for emerging technology enthusiasts and creators. This team has produced over 700 events across the multiverse with the aim to engage people in future conversations. They host fireside chats, summits, conference extensions, and experiential hangouts for community and enterprise. Making local conversations, global discussions. Andy studies the impact of VR/AR on digital communications and what the future holds for human connection. She and her team explore the social side of immersive reality hosting weekly chats on virtual identities, collaborative tools, multiverse communities, connected learning, and accessibility. She has collaborated with AltspaceVR by Microsoft, WXR Fund, Verizon 5G Labs, VRScout, YouTube VR Creator Lab, Educators in VR, and communities at large across the multiverse.

Chris Samuelson, event host, LGBTQ+ and Friends
Chris is the host of the VR LGBTQ and Friends Meetups. He ran this event for the last 3 and a half years giving the community a place to meet, hang out in a safe and fun environment. With multiple events throughout every week, he catered to the community from all around the world. Many of the groups’ members are highly active in the VR-community, supporting a wide range of events as volunteers and moderators, and they also organize meetings in the real world.

Don Ainsworth, event host/co-owner, A Think in a Place and Let’s Talk
Don Ainsworth is the co-developer of “A Thing in a Place” comedy podcast with Stevieboy, and creator of “Let’s Talk,” a unique virtual reality show about life, death, and everything in between. Don is famous for just pushing limits, in the real world and virtual, it doesn’t matter.

Donna McTaggart, Educators in VR, Live Loved
Donna McTaggart is the Event Coordinator, Conference and Production Manager, and Project Manager of Educators in VR. Her expertise in VR event production is unparalleled. She is also founder of the company, KAOS, and has twenty years’ experience working with small, international businesses to provide accounting and operational software solutions and implementation services including training, consulting, and mentoring of Microsoft Office products and other office software. She is the co-founder of the Social Media Breakfast in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and continues to lead this group over the past 10 years. She is also a longtime volunteer, coordinator, and get-things done leader with Calgary events and activities as well as a leader and member of the VRARA Alberta group, Educators in VR, Virtual World Society, and many other non-profit and social good organizations.

If you want to know more about this topic or how to handle cyberbullying while hosting an VR event, we invite you to join our panel discussion. We will be inviting questions to the panelists to ask them about their methods, techniques, feelings, guidelines, working with moderators, and on how to protect their events from attacks.

If you want to know more about this topic or how to handle cyberbullying while hosting an VR event, we invite you to join our panel discussion. We will be inviting questions to the panelists to ask them about their methods, techniques, feelings, guidelines, working with moderators, and on how to protect their events from attacks.

Educators in VR still maintains last year’s list of Cyberbullying Resources and Research, and hosts regular Cyberbullying Team Project Meetups in AltspaceVR that are open to the public for workshops and open discussions on cyberbullying, harm reduction, prevention, taking action, and how to protect yourself. Also see the research article, “The Extended Mind – Virtual Harassment, The social experience of 600+ regular Virtual Reality users” (2018, 04 03).

Educators in VR is dedicated to providing educational events, trainings, and workshops for educators and learners to prepare them for the future of spatial technologies in education. We offer weekly workshops, socials, and special events in AltspaceVR, ENGAGE, and other platforms featuring key educators, trainers, and developers in VR, AR, XR, and MR technology and education.

You may attend our events in VR or with a Windows 10 or Mac computer. For more information, see our guide on how to attend Educators in VR events.

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Workshop: Build Your Better Self in VR

Build Your Better Self Workshop with Caitlyn Krause Dana Maria May 2020 ASVR Event Tile

In this fast-paced, ever-shifting “new normal” we find ourselves in, it is more important that ever that we get our heads “in the right space,” and what better space to challenge ourselves than in the virtual reality space where we can immerse ourselves and recreate who we are in VR.

Educators in VR is excited to announce a special event May 28, 2020, 10AM PDT, with Caitlin Krause, founder of MindWise, author, educator, and innovator in XR collaboration, mindfulness and presence, and Dana-Maria Faneker, founder of the CaptainVR startup and leader of the Educators in VR vCoaching and Personal Development Team. They are teaming up for a unique and engaging workshop on mindsets, well-being, and transformation for personal and professional development called “Build Your Better Self: We Create Who We Are in VR!

The 2-hour workshop in AltspaceVR is designed to help you transform your life and work in a meaningful way. With their innovative expertise in virtual reality teaching and training, Caitlin Krause and Danna-Maria Faneker will help you learn techniques to empower you to build your best version of yourself using coaching and personal development techniques such as Ki-training, PSYCH-K, mindfulness, and meditation. For business professionals, academics, and trainers, this is a life-changing experience to help you focus and refocus and build your better self.

Caitlin Krause photoCaitlin Krause specializes in UX design, story, and well-being in XR. She works as a story designer in digital therapeutics with a focus on interactive XR, using mindfulness, guided imagery, HCD, biofeedback, BA, and CBT.

Founder of the consultancy MindWise, Caitlin launched her book Mindful by Design (Corwin Press, 2019) at the World Economic Forum and spoke about the Future of Education, Sci-Fi and Immersive Technology. She has been a teacher and curriculum designer for over two decades. Through her leadership and organizational consulting, she helps individuals and teams create connection in the midst of complexity and change. She recently created a mindfulness and SEL series in social VR, fusing presence, storytelling, curiosity, and emotional intelligence. Her mission is to empower humanity through connection.

Dana-Maria FanekerDana-Maria Faneker has been sailing on big traditional Sailing Vessels first as a crew member and later as a Captain and now she is a professional coach/trainer already for 10 years and she started working with VR coaching in 2015.

Dana-Maria’s mission is to is help people to become the Captain of their Lives and Virtual Reality is the most powerful tool to help her with her mission. That’s why she founded a tech-startup called CaptainVR! CaptainVR is developing digital health tools to empower people, so they can practice, learn, and develop in a safe environment. They measure the effectiveness of the tools with Biofeedback and work together with psychologists & researchers to build proven cases. Their main focus is on personal development, stress reduction and immune boosting. CaptainVR also provides education, coaching, and training on how to work with new technology in an effective way. As leader of the vCoaching and Personal Development Team, she hosts weekly workshops in AltspaceVR

Caitlin and Dana-Maria recently hosted a special event in AltspaceVR as part of the Educators in VR vCoaching Team workshops, focusing on helping people find techniques and tools for self-improvement and stress release in this time of crises, finding a new energy and increased focus.

vCoaching - Caitlin Krause and Dana-Maria workshop May 2020 vCoaching - Caitlin Krause and Dana-Maria workshop May 2020

Tickets for Build Your Better Self: We Create Who We Are in VR! are just USD $35 and include all ticket fees. Events like these typically fill fast. Seating is limited to ensure a personal experience, so hurry to ensure your spot at this special event.

Specific instructions on how to attend this innovative event will be in the receipt. Please remember, this is a self-improvement session not therapy.

Tom Furness and the Virtual World Society in AltspaceVR

Tom Furness Keynote the window - Educators in VR International Conference

Tom Furness is coming back to AltspaceVR on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, and this time, he is bringing part of his Virtual World Society team to share what they are doing to turn the education industry upside down with virtual reality.

We’ve shared our love and passion for Tom Furness and the Virtual World Society here on our site and through our social media channels, and if you missed his presentation at the 2020 Educators in VR International Summit, watch it now on our Educators in VR YouTube channel.

Professor Furness will be discussing the work of the Virtual World Society, and announcing some very exciting news that will impact all of us.

He also brings us some homework and requests our support for some very worthy causes the Virtual World Society is supporting.

First, homework. Before the event, please complete this short 2 minute survey that asks you how you are doing with COVID-19 isolation and how you can help the Virtual World Society and how they can help you. The results will be announced at the event.

Next, you will learn about the generous work the Virtual World Society is doing for the Make a Wish program and other community events and activities. Please support these worthy causes by donating and spreading the word as it takes a community.

Consider joining the Virtual World Society and be among the growing membership determined to democratize and disrupt VR in education.

Tom Furness, Virtual World Society founder.Dr. Tom Furness is a virtual reality pioneer and inventor who has earned the title “Grandfather of Virtual Reality.” He is Professor in the University of Washington Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, and the founder of the Human Interface Technology Lab at the University of Washington and its sister labs at the University of Canterbury and University of Tasmania. He is known for his contributions developing virtual interface technology and its applications in education, training, medicine, design and entertainment. He and his students and colleagues have spun off 27 companies in the immersive computing space. He is also the general manager and owner of the RATLab (Rocking and Thinking Laboratory) and Founder of the Virtual World Society.

Expect to see Professor Furness and his Virtual World Society team members in and around AltspaceVR and the metaverse more often, but we won’t share any more details. You’ll just have to show up tomorrow and see what all the fuss and excitement is about!

PS: This week is his 77th birthday. To celebrate and honor his life-long work and passion, join the Virtual World Society and let’s make his dreams come true.

UPDATE: Rocking Out the Summit in AltspaceVR & Somnium Space

UPDATE: To ensure the best experience for our users, we will be hosting the main event for the closing ceremonies in both worlds simultaneously: Somnium Space and AltspaceVR.

Access to Somnium Space is available only to PC/VR users, not desktop/2D or mobile users. If you have access, join the party there. We will have a live stream from the event there into AltspaceVR for the first part of our Rock Out the Summit event.

Join us on both of these innovative platforms to celebrate this record-breaking International Summit.


Somnium Space - Educators in VR 2

SIX DAYS! We can’t believe it. We have completed five and we are on our way to six. We have an amazing closing ceremony called the “Rock Out the Summit” at noon PST Saturday, February 22, in Somnium Space. Come join us in celebrating this record-breaking 2020 Educators in VR International Summit!

Somnium Space people from website.We are so thrilled to be a part of the grand opening of Somnium Space, and we’ve accepted the challenge to fill it with another record-breaking event: the largest group of people in a single virtual space.

The current record was by High Fidelity and stands at 462 people in the same virtual space. That is our goal, and with the help of Somnium Space, and you, we can break that.

Somnium Space - Educators in VR 1Somnium Space is an open, social, and persistent virtual reality world. You may buy land or import objects and instantly monetize and shape your own universe and experience.

VRScout described Somnium Space:

Somnium 2.0 has been designed to host all the players in a single interface, unlike other multiplayer VR gamers where players are categorized into sub servers and mirrored instanced rooms. The solution will be studded with new lucrative features such as persistent server architect and native NFT integration. These unique features help the creators to design and deploy the creations on the land owned by them. Somnium 2.0 will uplift the experience with features like enhanced graphics, full-body Avatars, along with support for Builder and Unity SDKs for creation and avatar importing.

We are thrilled to celebrate the opening of this innovative virtual space. It is currently only accessible by PC 2D Desktop and PC VR devices, not mobile like Oculus Go and Quest. They are working on that, but right now opening up to Educators in VR members and community and everyone to not just celebrate their grand opening but our own record-breaking conference.

To join, you may join on the web or download their client from Somnium Space. Register and when you arrive, you should see signs and information for our Educators in VR celebration. They’ve set up a special pavilion for us.

Accept the challenge and join us for the closing ceremonies and help us rock out the Summit tomorrow, noon, in Somnium Space.

We will also have an after party social in AltspaceVR, which we will be announcing in the next couple hours!

Tom Furness ENCORE in 2020 Educators in VR International Summit

Tom Furness presenting in AlstpaceVR.Tom Furness is back for an ENCORE at the 2020 Educators in VR International Summit on Friday – today at 6PM PST in AltspaceVR.

Tom was our keynote speaker Monday at the start of the Educators in VR International Summit and part way through his presentation when, we assume the power of his presentation combined with the impact of the Educators in VR International Summit blew out the power in his University of Washington VR Lab.

This ground-breaking pioneer in VR and founder of the Virtual World Society worked with his team to restore power, but too late for the event. He’s been with us on and off throughout the week, and is now back to not only look at the past, to the beginings of virtual reality, a field he developed, creating the prototypes that eventually became the devices we wear on our faces, but where we are going in the future as we play with fire and push the technology even further.

Come join us to not only celebrate the life and thought-leader, Tom Furness, but help us boost the event through the last 24 hours into the record books!

Tom Furness - Speaker Card - 2020 Educators in VR International summit.

Expanding Minds in the Metaverse: Special Panel Presentation

The 2020 Educators in VR International Summit, February 17-22, 2020, is breaking all the rules and the records, and continues on through Saturday. Come join the fun. It’s free and accessible in 2D(PC Desktop with headphones) or 3D devices in AltspaceVR, ENGAGE, rumii, and Somnium Space.

Tonight, we are honored to have five leaders in the virtual technology industry with us for a special panel discussion, Engaging Minds in the Metaverse in AltspaceVR, Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 10:00 PM PST / 1AM Thu EST / 6AM UK/GMT.

This is an incredible opportunity to meet the people behind the devices, educational and social platforms, developers, researchers, and thought-leaders of virtual technology, to hear their thoughts about where spatial technology in education is today, and where it is going. We are thrilled to welcome Alvin Wang Graylin, Artur Sychov, Mat Chacon, David Whelan, and Karolina Manko to our virtual stage tonight.

Alvin Wang GraylinAlvin Wang Graylin, President, HTC Vive, Mr. Graylin is the China President at HTC, leading all aspects of the Vive/VR (VIVE.com) and the Smartphone businesses in the region. He is also currently Vice-Chairman of the Industry of Virtual Reality Alliance (IVRA.com) with 300+ company members, President of the $18B Virtual Reality Venture Capital Alliance (VRVCA.com) and oversees the Vive X VR Accelerators (VIVEX.co) in Beijing, Shenzhen and Tel Aviv.

Artur SychovArtur Sychov is Founder and CEO of Somnium Space. He has been navigating virtual worlds for more than two decades starting with Ultima Online in 1999, then Second Life and many more. Artur strongly believes in the ultimate future of Virtual Reality worlds with open and decentralized economy, amazing creation tools where imagination is the only limit. Artur has worked as an investment trader for many years before creating his first startup and becoming a serial entrepreneur.

Mat ChaconMat Chacon is the co-founder of Doghead Simulations and the innovative educational and meeting platform, rumii. In 1994, he started a website development company, and at 25, took part in the $63 million USWeb IPO. By 45, he was named a top 20 VR executive. He eventually returned to school and attended college, and now teaches online education for free, much of it in virtual reality, determined to make education accessible and affordable to all.

David WhelanDavid Wheland is a tech entrepreneur and founder of VR Education PLC. He is a former Editor-in-chief of Virtual Reality Reviewer and a multi-awarding winning VR director and producer with 10+ years web development, a background in app creation and programming large CRM systems. David believes in a future where education is accessible to all no matter your geographical location or financial status. David’s company VR Education PLC are also the people behind the ENGAGE virtual training and education platform providing users easy to use tools to create and share immersive learning experiences. David has directed and produced Apollo 11 VR and 1943 Berlin Blitz. David also produced Titanic VR and Shuttle Commander.

Karolina MankoKarolina Manko, Program Manager and Marketing, AltspaceVR, is an expert project manager in media and technology (XR/MR) sectors. As a project and community manager, she managed Future of StoryTelling community, creating year-round events and community projects, responsible for growth and management of FoST Community including working individuals and key orgs such as Meow Wolf, The VOID, Columbia Digital Storytelling Lab, Punchdrunk, Samsung, Apple, Microsoft, etc. A thought-leader and published author, and winner of the 2017 BOAAT Writers’ Fellowship, The 2012 David Markowitz Poetry Award, and the 2012 Esther Unger Poetry Prize. She is also a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society, and Phi Betta Kappa Honor Society.

Join us tonight North American time zone, morning UK, and whatever time it is in your time zone.

Spotlight: Alvin Wang Graylin, HTC Vive

Alvin Wang GraylinWe are proud to announce one of our Spotlight speakers, Alvin Wang Graylin of HTC VIVE presenting “Education Elevated vs Reimagining Education,” a special keynote in ENGAGE Monday, February 17, 10PM PST, to help us kick off the 2020 Educators in VR International Summit.

He will be returning to us in Altspace for a special panel called “Expanding Minds in the Metaverse,” 10PM PST on Wednesday along with innovators and thought leaders in the XR industry including Artur Sychov of Somnium Space, Mat Chacon of rumii, David Whelan of ENGAGE, Dr. Sana Farid, Healthcare Futurist.

Mr. Graylin is the China President at HTC, leading all aspects of the Vive/VR (VIVE.com) and the Smartphone businesses in the region. He is also currently Vice-Chairman of the Industry of Virtual Reality Alliance (IVRA.com) with 300+ company members, President of the $18B Virtual Reality Venture Capital Alliance (VRVCA.com) and oversees the Vive X VR Accelerators (VIVEX.co) in Beijing, Shenzhen and Tel Aviv.

Mr. Graylin has over two dozen years of business management experience in the tech industry, including 18 years in Greater China. Prior to HTC, he was a serial entrepreneur, having founded four venture-backed startups in the mobile and internet spaces, covering mobile social, AD tech, search, big data and digital media. Additionally, he has held $100+ million P&L roles at a number of public companies.

Mr. Graylin was born in China and educated in the US. He received his MS in computer science from MIT, MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and BS in electrical engineering from the University of Washington, where he had specialized in VR and AI over two decades ago. Mr. Graylin is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.

We are honored to have Mr. Graylin with us on two platforms in VR, and he is eager for your questions on the future of virtual reality and XR.

AltspaceVR: 2020 Educators in VR International Summit

AltspaceVR logo.The 2020 Educators in VR International Summit, February 17-22, is hosted on multiple virtual social and educational platforms. The following is a list of events hosted on one of our partner educational platforms, AltspaceVR.

To access these events, visit AltspaceVR and login in or install the virtual platform for PC VR (desktop/2D) or VR device and check out their Events listings, or access directly though these links.

Due to the complexity of the AltspaceVR events calendar, many of these events are set in sessions of 1-3 hours. Please note the time of the event and click on the link to its title or session name and click the RSVP button to ensure an email reminder is sent to you an hour before the event as a reminder. These events will also appear in your Events > Interested list when you are inside AltspaceVR. To see only events related to the Educators in VR International Summit, check the Educators in VR Channel in AltspaceVR.

Note: Some events are still pending. Stay tuned for updates.

Times are in Pacific Standard Time for Seattle/Los Angeles.

Date Time Track Presentation Title Speaker Session
17 Feb Mon 2:00 PM PST Opening Event Rock In the Summit Opening
17 Feb Mon 3:30 PM PST Spotlight Event Spotlight: Playing with Fire Tom Furness
17 Feb Mon 5:00 PM PST Spotlight Event VRARA Panel Julie Smithson, Carlos Ochoa, Olivia Wenzel, Pat Owens
17 Feb Mon 11:00 PM PST vLanguage Language, Culture, and Vocational Learning in a Gamified Context Thomas Hansen Virtual Languages and Culture
18 Feb Tue 12:01 AM PST vLanguage USAY AR App: Blackfoot Language Chaz Prairie Chicken Virtual Languages and Culture
18 Feb Tue 1:00 AM PST Diversity Inclusive Presentations in VR for People with Disabilities Thomas Logan Inclusive VR: Disabilities / Virtual School
18 Feb Tue 2:00 AM PST General Topics Creating a K-12 School That Only Exists in VR Can Olcer Immersive VR Research / Platform Design
18 Feb Tue 3:00 AM PST General Topics Virtual Reality Content that Promotes Conceptual Understanding Craig Frehlich
18 Feb Tue 3:00 AM PST Dev Make Student VR/AR Builders Rohit Chaube Student Builders / VR for Dementia
18 Feb Tue 4:00 AM PST Medical & Science Phenomenal Results When Using Virtual Reality for Dementia David de Jong Student Builders / VR for Dementia
18 Feb Tue 5:00 AM PST Corporate Education Through Cloud Learning Julie Smithson Cloud Learning / Cognitive Neuroscience
18 Feb Tue 5:00 AM PST Medical & Science The Fire Escape: Teaching Fire Safety Safely Through VR AmySue Mertens
18 Feb Tue 6:00 AM PST Diversity VR Research Methods for Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology Panagiotis Kourtesis Cloud Learning / Cognitive Neuroscience
18 Feb Tue 8:00 AM PST Diversity Use of VR in Psychological Research Lazaros Gonidis Phsychological Research / Immersive Experiences / XR Super Girls
18 Feb Tue 9:00 AM PST Computer Science Creating Engaging Immersive Educational Experiences Cameron Tynes Phsychological Research / Immersive Experiences / XR Super Girls
18 Feb Tue 10:00 AM PST Diversity XR Super Girls Maya Bartolf Phsychological Research / Immersive Experiences / XR Super Girls
18 Feb Tue 10:00 AM PST Computer Science Computer Science in VR Nicolas Barone
18 Feb Tue 11:00 AM PST Spotlight Event Setting the Table for the Next Decade in XR Charlie Fink
18 Feb Tue 12:00 PM PST Special Event Translating Training Requirements into Immersive Experience Joe Millward VR Training / Metaverse Learning / Queering VR
18 Feb Tue 12:01 PM PST Medical & Science Virtual Reality for Paramedic Education Lydia Abel VR Paramedic Ed / Global Medical Education
18 Feb Tue 1:00 PM PST Corporate Learning and Living in the Metaverse Kalila R. VR Training / Metaverse Learning / Queering VR
18 Feb Tue 2:00 PM PST Diversity Queering Virtual Reality: Playful Exploration of Gender and Sexual Marginalization Dylan Paré VR Training / Metaverse Learning / Queering VR
18 Feb Tue 2:00 PM PST Medical & Science VR and Global Medical Education Professor Shafi Ahmed VR Paramedic Ed / Global Medical Education
18 Feb Tue 3:00 PM PST Computer Science NASA Suits: The Gateway for Student XR Development Angel Lim NASA / World Design Philosophy
18 Feb Tue 3:00 PM PST Research CANCELLED – RESCHEDULING – Finding a New Literacy for a New Reality Dr. Sarah Jones
18 Feb Tue 4:00 PM PST Down to Basics VR Space Design Philosophy Jeremy D. Nickel NASA / World Design Philosophy
18 Feb Tue 4:00 PM PST Research Inter-cognitive and Intra-cognitive Communication in Virtual Reality Michael Vallance, Ed.D New Literacy / VR Cognitive Communication
18 Feb Tue 5:00 PM PST Diversity Music Therapy in VR for People with Quadriplegia Ben Loveridge VR Music Therapy / VR Design
18 Feb Tue 5:00 PM PST General Topics Religion and Spiritual Teaching in VR Donna McTaggart, DJ Soto, Jeremy Nickels, Reb Zusha Nachman
18 Feb Tue 6:00 PM PST General Topics CANCELLED Design Immersive Lessons with AR & VR Michael Fricano II
18 Feb Tue 7:00 PM PST vCoaching How is Learning Creative Arts Made Better with VR? Dr. Joshua Cohen Creative Arts in VR / Roblox Studio
18 Feb Tue 8:00 PM PST Dev Roblox Studio in VR: Build, Play, Rebuild, Share Philip Williams Creative Arts in VR / Roblox Studio
18 Feb Tue 8:00 PM PST Corporate Create Strategic Snapchat & Instagram AR Campaigns Dominique Wu
18 Feb Tue 10:00 PM PST General Topics VR4Edu.io: Virtual Campus Initiative Domingo Flores VR4Edu.io / VR Consumer Usage / Accessible VR
18 Feb Tue 11:00 PM PST Corporate What’s Holding VR Usage Back? Dupain Louis VR4Edu.io / VR Consumer Usage / Accessible VR
19 Feb Web 12:01 AM PST Diversity Making VR Accessible to All Chris Lewis VR4Edu.io / VR Consumer Usage / Accessible VR
19 Feb Web 1:00 AM PST Medical & Science VR for Elderly and Dementia Suzanne Lee Elderly & Dementia VR / Cognitive Benefits / Immersive Reading
19 Feb Web 1:00 AM PST Special Event Mixed Reality in Classrooms Near You Mark Christian Mixed Reality Classes / Designing Educational Content
Wed 2:00 AM PST Research Cognitive Benefits Applicable to VR Learning Dr. Marc Holmes CANCELLED
19 Feb Web 2:00 AM PST Dev Designing Educational Content in VR Avinash Gyawali Mixed Reality Classes / Designing Educational Content
19 Feb Web 3:00 AM PST Research Case Study: Immersive Reading Environments Federico Pianzola Elderly & Dementia VR / Cognitive Benefits / Immersive Reading
19 Feb Web 4:00 AM PST Corporate Integration of VR into a Workplace Safety and Prevention Training Program Tania Killan VR Workplace Safety / Assessment & Design / Breaking Rules
19 Feb Web 4:00 AM PST General Topics LearnCraft: The Potential of MinecraftVR for Educators Daniel Dyboski-Bryant Society 3.0 Abundance by Technology
19 Feb Web 5:00 AM PST Research VR Education and Assessment: How It Influences Design Choices Richard Ward VR Workplace Safety / Assessment & Design / Breaking Rules
19 Feb Web 5:00 AM PST General Society 3.0 Abundance by Technology Jurjen de Vries LearnCraft / Society 3.0 / Back to the Future
19 Feb Web 6:00 AM PST Down to Basics Presentations in VR: Breaking Old Rules and Unlocking New Possibilities Yulia Barnakova VR Workplace Safety / Assessment & Design / Breaking Rules
19 Feb Web 6:00 AM PST vCoaching Back to the Future of XR Heather Elizabeth Dodds LearnCraft / Society 3.0 / Back to the Future
19 Feb Web 7:00 AM PST Medical & Science Designing VR Experiences for and with People Living with Dementia James Hodge
19 Feb Web 8:00 AM PST Research Virtual Reality Research in Native Country Angelina Dayton
19 Feb Web 8:00 AM PST Research Virtual Reality Technologies for Learning Designers Margherita Berti
19 Feb Web 9:00 AM PST Special Event RESCHEDULING: Benjamin de Wit: Fireside Chat Benjamin De Wit
19 Feb Web 10:00 AM PST Medical & Science VR and Elderly Care Marloes Henderikx VR Elderly Care / Mixed Reality / Corporate Diversity
19 Feb Web 10:00 AM PST Research Didactic Activity of the Use of VR and Virtual Worlds to Teach Design Fundamentals Christian Jonathan Angel Rueda VR Design / Biblioverse / Training & Embodiment
19 Feb Web 11:00 AM PST Spotlight Event Microsoft Mixed Reality for Education Anson Ho VR Elderly Care / Mixed Reality / Corporate Diversity
19 Feb Web 11:00 AM PST Special Event Gamifying the Biblioverse with Metaverse Amanda Fox VR Design / Biblioverse / Training & Embodiment
19 Feb Web 12:00 PM PST Diversity Corporate Diversity and Inclusion Training in VR Tracy DeTomasi VR Elderly Care / Mixed Reality / Corporate Diversity
19 Feb Web 12:00 PM PST vCoaching The Power of Virtual Embodiment for Training Camille Donegan VR Design / Biblioverse / Training & Embodiment
19 Feb Web 3:00 PM PST General Topics Virtual Learning Journeys with Georgia Public Broadcasting Bethanie Boswell Virtual Learning / Molecular Science
19 Feb Web 3:00 PM PST vLanguage Language Learning in RezMela’s Cube Anabel Nowak RezMela’s Cube / VR UX
19 Feb Web 4:00 PM PST Down to Basics VR User Behavior and User Experience Alan Chao RezMela’s Cube / VR UX
19 Feb Web 4:00 PM PST Medical & Science Making Molecular Science Immediately Obvious Keita Funakawa Virtual Learning / Molecular Science
19 Feb Web 5:00 PM PST Special Event Bringing High School To An Island In Africa Using VR Mat Chacon VR High School in Africa / LGBTQ+ Panel
19 Feb Web 6:00 PM PST Diversity LGBTQ+ Diversity Panel John Williams, Alan, Chris, Henry, Smartie, Stevie, Meta VR High School in Africa / LGBTQ+ Panel
19 Feb Web 7:00 PM PST General Topics Deep Dive: Research Comparing Immersive VR to Desktop Content Dr. Mina Johnson VR Training / Metaverse Learning / Queering VR
19 Feb Web 8:00 PM PST Dev Immersive Platform Design Eric Hawkinson Technology Acceptance / Learning Assessment
19 Feb Web 10:00 PM PST Spotlight Event Expanding Minds in the Metaverse Alvin Wang Graylin, Artur Sychov, Mat Chacon, David Whelan, Dr. Sana Farid
19 Feb Web 11:00 PM PST Down to Basics Creating VR/AR Ecosystems for Schools of the Future Carlos J. Ochoa Fernandez VR/AR School Ecosystems / VRKeer Bike Safety
20 Feb Thu 12:01 AM PST Corporate Children Bicycle Safety Game: VRKeer Carl Boel VR/AR School Ecosystems / VRKeer Bike Safety
20 Feb Thu 1:00 AM PST Research From Lecture Hall to Holodeck Rolf Kruse Lecture to Holodeck / Gangs
20 Feb Thu 2:00 AM PST Research Virtual Decisions: Personal Awareness about Gang Membership Dr. Atif Mohammed Ghani Lecture to Holodeck / Gangs
20 Feb Thu 2:00 AM PST Special Event Status of Enterprise AR Ecosystem – What’s to Come for Educators Mark Sage of ARENA Enterprise AR / VR Language Learning
20 Feb Thu 3:00 AM PST Medical & Science Social VR for Health Care Simulations Susan Toth-Cohen Social VR Health Care / Immersive Health Care / Emergency Medicine
20 Feb Thu 3:00 AM PST vLanguage VR Language Learning and Teaching Michael McDonald Enterprise AR / VR Language Learning
20 Feb Thu 4:00 AM PST Medical & Science The Future of Immersive Learning in Health Care Rob Theriault Social VR Health Care / Immersive Health Care / Emergency Medicine
20 Feb Thu 5:00 AM PST Medical & Science Virtual Reality for Emergency Medicine Education and Training Timothy Koboldt Social VR Health Care / Immersive Health Care / Emergency Medicine
20 Feb Thu 5:00 AM PST vCoaching Enabling the Future of Virtual Learning through Crowdsourcing and Co-Creation Nick van Breda Crowdsourcing Virtual Learning / VR Classroom Management / Life-Changing VR
20 Feb Thu 6:00 AM PST Down to Basics Making Classroom VR Management Easy Sean Strong Crowdsourcing Virtual Learning / VR Classroom Management / Life-Changing VR
20 Feb Thu 6:00 AM PST vCoaching Partner Dancing Lessons in VR Jorge Ortiz & Rebekah Diaz
20 Feb Thu 7:00 AM PST vCoaching Using VR for Life-Changing Purposes Christophe Leske Crowdsourcing Virtual Learning / VR Classroom Management / Life-Changing VR
20 Feb Thu 9:00 AM PST Corporate Social VR As Intellectual Salon: Venue, Content, & Workflow Chuck Webster of Health Systems Chat Social VR Health Care / Immersive Conversations
20 Feb Thu 9:00 AM PST Computer Science Pipe Building System in VR Yair Bautista VR Pipe Building System / XR Ed Trends
20 Feb Thu 10:00 AM PST vLanguage Transforming Learning Using Dynamic, Free-Flowing Conversations with Virtual Humans Lee Brighton Social VR Health Care / Immersive Conversations
20 Feb Thu 10:00 AM PST Special Event Landscape of XR Education Trends & Design Patterns Kent Bye VR Pipe Building System / XR Ed Trends
20 Feb Thu 11:00 AM PST vCoaching Closing the Gap Between eLearning and XR Richard Van Tilborg XR eLearning / Laughter Medicine
20 Feb Thu 11:00 AM PST Research Technology Acceptance and Learning Process Victoria Bolotina Technology Acceptance / Learning Assessment
20 Feb Thu 12:00 PM PST vCoaching How to Use Laughter as Medicine in VR Frank Chindamo XR eLearning / Laughter Medicine
20 Feb Thu 12:00 PM PST Research Assessment of Learning Activities in VR Evelien Ydo Technology Acceptance / Learning Assessment
20 Feb Thu 1:00 PM PST vCoaching Connecting Realities Dr. Joshua Cohen, Dana-Maria (CaptainVR)
20 Feb Thu 2:00 PM PST Down to Basics Expert Panel: Hosting Events in VR Stevie, Don, Mike P, Lorelle, Chris, Mark
20 Feb Thu 4:00 PM PST Research Calling All Angels: Designing and Analyzing XR Research Heather Elizabeth Dodds XR Research Design / Healthcare Hygiene
20 Feb Thu 5:00 PM PST Medical & Science Immersive Technology and Health Care: Barriers of Entry, Patient Experience, and Hygiene Demands Amy Hedrick XR Research Design / Healthcare Hygiene
20 Feb Thu 6:00 PM PST Down to Basics Copyright and Plagiarism Protections in VR Jonathan Bailey
20 Feb Thu 7:00 PM PST Dev The Positive Environment: Creating a World Around You as a Teaching Tool Through Virtual Reality Carlos Acevedo
20 Feb Thu 8:00 PM PST Diversity Cyberbullying in VR John Williams, Brennan Hatton, Lorelle VanFossen
21 Feb Fri 12:01 AM PST Research Drones, Digital Nature and Eye Tracking: Leveraging VR in Social Science Jan-Willem van ‘t Klooster Drones and Eye Tracking / AVR Training / Prison in VR
21 Feb Fri 1:00 AM PST Computer Science Change Paradigm of Training with AVR and Classroom 3.0 Marcin Kasica Drones and Eye Tracking / AVR Training / Prison in VR
21 Feb Fri 2:00 AM PST General Topics UNICEF Education XR Startups Fabien Benetou
21 Feb Fri 2:00 AM PST Corporate Prison in VR, Diversity in VR Nina Salomons Drones and Eye Tracking / AVR Training / Prison in VR
21 Feb Fri 3:00 AM PST General Topics Mixed Reality is Reality Now Ewout Warringa Mixed Reality / Across the Virtual Divide
21 Feb Fri 4:00 AM PST General Topics Teaching Across the Virtual/Actual Divide Lori Landay Mixed Reality / Across the Virtual Divide
21 Feb Fri 4:00 AM PST vCoaching VR: Antidote to Modern Education Brendan Black VR Education / Training Use Cases
21 Feb Fri 5:00 AM PST General Topics Using Analog Media Production Practices to Create Immersive Digital Content Timothy Mitchell Immersive Digital Content / VR Community
21 Feb Fri 5:00 AM PST Corporate Validation of Use Cases for Training Sam Watts VR Education / Training Use Cases
21 Feb Fri 6:00 AM PST General Topics Exploring VR Community Growth Sonya Haskins Immersive Digital Content / VR Community
21 Feb Fri 8:00 AM PST vCoaching Stress Reduction and Burnout Prevention in VR Dana-Maria (CaptainVR) VR Stress Reduction / Dance Class
21 Feb Fri 8:00 AM PST Medical & Science Where VR Makes Sense for Health Professionals’ Education Janet Corral
21 Feb Fri 9:00 AM PST vCoaching Dance Class in VR Rebekah Diaz VR Stress Reduction / Dance Class
21 Feb Fri 10:00 AM PST vCoaching VR and Autism: Learning Self-Control with Social VR Esther Simao VR Autism / VR for Empowerment
21 Feb Fri 11:00 AM PST vCoaching Empowering People with VR Dana-Maria (CaptainVR) VR Autism / VR for Empowerment
21 Feb Fri 11:00 AM PST Special Event Operation Literacy: Addressing SDGs through XR Amanda Fox Operation Literacy / Alloverse
21 Feb Fri 12:00 PM PST Special Event How XR will Democratize Education Globally Alan Smithson
21 Feb Fri 12:00 PM PST Dev Alloverse: Building the Open Metaverse Nevyn Bengtsson Operation Literacy / Alloverse
21 Feb Fri 1:00 PM PST Corporate VR Applications and Use Cases: Discussion Jim Intriglia VR App Use Cases / 360 Careers
21 Feb Fri 1:00 PM PST General Topics WebXR and The Immersive Web Gabe Baker WebXR / AR Pedagogy
21 Feb Fri 2:00 PM PST Corporate Career Exploration Through 360-Degree Media David Grandison Jr VR App Use Cases / 360 Careers
21 Feb Fri 2:00 PM PST General Topics AR Pedagogy: Inspire Students to be Digital Storytellers Paula MacDowell WebXR / AR Pedagogy
21 Feb Fri 3:00 PM PST Special Event A Guided Tour of Microsoft’s Spatial Galaxy Thomas Lewis
21 Feb Fri 4:00 PM PST Medical & Science Using 3D Modeling to Teach Biochemistry Joe Laureanti 3D Biochemistry / AR in Classrooms
21 Feb Fri 5:00 PM PST Down to Basics Integrating Augmented Reality into the Classroom Steve Grubbs 3D Biochemistry / AR in Classrooms
21 Feb Fri 5:00 PM PST Corporate The Future of Social Media, Education, and Online Teaching Andy Fidel, Paula Paulino, Bobby Carlton
22 Feb Sat 12:01 AM PST Corporate Effectiveness of VR in Training Carl Boel
22 Feb Sat 2:00 AM PST Corporate Importance of Maritime Virtual Reality Ephrem Dela Cerna Jr Maritime VR / Embodiment
22 Feb Sat 3:00 AM PST vLanguage Embodiment: Evidence for Learning by Doing in VR Jack Ratcliffe Maritime VR / Embodiment
22 Feb Sat 5:00 AM PST General Topics Emerging Space Technologies Creating an Inclusive and Sustainable Future Roxanne Shewchuk Space Explorers Academy / VR eSports
22 Feb Sat 6:00 AM PST General Topics VR eSports in the Educational Setting Sonya Haskins Space Explorers Academy / VR eSports
22 Feb Sat 6:00 AM PST Corporate Hardhat Not Required: XR in Nuclear Power and Other Industries Shachar “Vice” Weis XR Nuclear Power / VLanguage Products
22 Feb Sat 7:00 AM PST vLanguage Prototyping a Language Learning Product Giuseppe Fantigrossi XR Nuclear Power / VLanguage Products
22 Feb Sat 8:00 AM PST Corporate The Myth of Learning Organizations Thiên-Sinh Polodna Learning Organizations in VR / Augment Class / VR Revolution
22 Feb Sat 8:00 AM PST General Topics CANCELLED – Storyframing: Finding the Holy Grail of a Formalised Narrative Language as a VR Framework Dr. Jodi Nelson-Tabor
22 Feb Sat 9:00 AM PST General Topics Augment Your Classroom Georgina Dean Learning Organizations in VR / Augment Class / VR Revolution
22 Feb Sat 9:00 AM PST General Topics VR: So Much More Than a Field Trip Shannon Putman Storyframing / More Than a Field Trip / History Lessons
22 Feb Sat 10:00 AM PST Corporate Education: The Past, Present, and Coming Revolution David Sime Learning Organizations in VR / Augment Class / VR Revolution
22 Feb Sat 10:00 AM PST General Topics Transform Your History Lessons with AR and VR Michael Fricano II Storyframing / More Than a Field Trip / History Lessons
22 Feb Sat 12:00 PM PST Rocking Out the Summit Closing Ceremonies

Schedule subject to change without warning.

January 2020 Events Schedule

Educators in VR - Daniel Dyboski-Bryant presents a workshop in AltspaceVR.Educators in VR’s weekly workshops continue on Tuesdays in AltspaceVR, educating and inspiring you with creative ways to integrate VR, AR, XR, and MR into education, even though the wheels are turning at a furious pace for our upcoming 2020 Educators in VR International Summit, February 17-22, 20202.

January 8, 2020 – Chris Madsen’s Setting Up a VR Classroom: Chris Madsen will cover some of the basic challenges and how to overcome them to develop VR in the classroom. His innovative research over the past year will help you learn how to handle the concerns of administration and faculty, and how to create a safe and secure environment for the students and teachers. Chris is a lively and fascinating expert, so bring your questions and concerns to the workshop tomorrow. RSVP so you won’t miss it.

January 14, 2020 – Nicolas Barone on Teaching Computer Science in VR: Nicolas spent the last few months developing innovative methodologies for teaching computer science and programming in a VR environment, specifically working with AltspaceVR, testing its limits and pushing boundaries. The founder of Universe, a collaborative online computer science educational company, he will share his experiences, lessons learned, and innovations with us in a week, so make sure you RSVP now to receive a reminder before the event.

January 21, 2020 – Educators in VR 101: The Educators in VR Curriculum Team has been developing this introductory program, Educators in VR 101, over the past year and it continues to develop as new technology and research into methodologies evolve. If you are new to immersive technologies in education and the classroom, this hour workshop introduces you to the basics and offers you the opportunity to get the answers you need to take the next step toward introducing yourself and your classroom or research to this new emerging technology.

January 28, 2020 – Exploring the Immersive Classroom: Teaching in VR’s unique immersion experience brings many challenges and concerns. The Educators in VR Curriculum Team’s workshop on working with immersive classrooms explores the potential of working with virtual worlds and spaces in education, from teaching within them, working with students to create immersive worlds, and encouraging virtual worlds as homework assignments. Each session takes you to two or more worlds that serve as examples.

February 4, 2020 – Educators in VR Social: We offer a social networking meetup regularly to allow us to connect through the magic of VR with other educators, learners, researchers, and enthusiasts from around the world and learn about how they use immersive technologies in education. Come join us for a drink and a virtual snack in our beautiful Educators in VR training facility in AltspaceVR.

2020 Educators in VR International Summit poster.February 17-22, 2020 – 2020 Educators in VR International Summit: While the International Summit is still evolving as the deadline for speakers just passed and we are starting to pour through the outstanding submissions and notify speakers, expect 80+ hours of educational programs, workshops, fireside chats, and panels on a wide-sweeping range of topics on immersive and spatial technologies in education. The event will be hosted in AltspaceVR, ENGAGE, and other social and educational virtual platforms. The event will be live streamed from each of the platforms for the main conference track, and other events will be recorded and shared later via our website and Youtube channel.

Consider subscribing to our Educators in VR event subscription channel to receive regular reminders of upcoming events there.

Educators in VR is dedicated to providing educational events, trainings, and workshops for educators and learners to prepare them for the future of spatial technologies in education. We offer weekly workshops in AltspaceVR and other platforms, and a monthly meetup featuring key educators, trainers, and developers in VR, AR, XR, and MR technology and education.

Join our Educators in VR Discord group, Facebook, and follow us on Twitter for information on meetups and how to become more involved.

Some other educational and informative events happening in AltspaceVR that you might not want to miss include:

  • AltspaceVR 101: AltspaceVR offers regular 30 minute workshops with tips and techniques for learning how to use AltspaceVR and be introduced to the strong and healthy metaverse community. The are held five days a week at various hours for different time zones. The next ones are Wednesday, Saturday early and later in the day, and Sunday.
  • Tech Tock with Jesse Damiani: Thursdays, the technology reporter from SNHU, Forbes, and The Verge features intimate conversations and open discussions with the leaders in the virtual technology fields from artists and developers to producers and entrepreneurs.
  • Improv Night with Stevieboy and Shoseki: Every Saturday, AltspaceVR becomes an innovative zone for crazy and good times as users become improvisational actors on the stage working with audience suggestions. Totally unpredictable, it’s a great example of the potential for the same comedy interactivity and collaboration you might bring to your classroom.
  • CES 2020: VR/AR/XR, Healthcare, AI, Robots, Drones, Sustainability & Climate with Health Systems Chat: Thursdays, Chuck Webster of Health Systems Chat covers a wide ranging topic related to healthcare technologies. This week is the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and he will be covering the event. His next event is about the history, recipes, science, and farming of potatoes to honor the international Potato Expo in Las Vegas that week. And on January 30, he tackles the topic of assistive technology and virtual reality.
  • C# Programming Course: Mohamad offers C# programming courses in AltspaceVR. Sunday, January 19, he begins his next series on intermediate level courses.
  • Introduction to Unity: Nicolas Barrone and his team are joined by Matt Cook this month to teach world building and VR app and game development using Unity. The free course starts January 22.
  • Meditating on Morality: Tom Nickels of EvolVR, an expert on mortality and meditation, holds regular sessions in AltspaceVR tackling these serious issues with great insights and experience.
  • The EvolVR Book Club: Meeting month, the EvolVR Book Club explores spiritual books and teachings. Last month’s book was The Tibetan Book of the Dead, and this month’s book is Ram Dass’ Be Here Now.
  • Humanism: The Self-Domestication of Humans: An innovative educational exploration on how humans share many of the characteristics of domesticated animals and the evolution of this process, one of many fascinating topics shared by Ron Flannery at the monthly Humanism Meetups.
  • Poetry Slam: A biweekly event on Mondays with users stepping up to the stage to share their poetry, rap, and short stories, another example of the potential for a classroom experience.
  • Creative Writing Meetup: Lorelle hosts an innovative workshop Tuesdays for creative writers writing short stories, essays, memoirs, poetry, or those just wishing to expand their creative writing abilities. This is the second year of the meetups and this year more special event workshops, classes, and programs will be featured.

To Attend Educators in VR Events in AltspaceVR

We meet in AltspaceVR, a free virtual reality social app and community. You may RSVP on our events page and AltspaceVR will send you a reminder an hour before the event.

You may attend as a guest or member using the free AltspaceVR mobile app or 2D version. AltspaceVR is available for Samsung Gear, Steam Store for HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality, and the Oculus Store for Rift, Go and Quest users. If you do not have a VR device, you may also install the 2D version for use on your Windows desktop computer. A headset and microphone (quality earbuds acceptable) is required to participate. Otherwise please stay muted during the event as the background noise and echoes may be disruptive. For more information on accessing and installing AltspaceVR, check out their download web page.

If you would like to present at one of our weekly workshops, please submit your speaker’s proposal to us. Considering joining one of our many team projects. If you have questions or need more information, please contact us or connect with one of our many social media channels.