Global HR Summit Starts Tomorrow

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Tickets are still available for the Global HR Summit staring tomorrow and running for 3 days in AltspaceVR.

I explained this innovative summit in a LinkedIn article and in our original announcement about what it means to Educators in VR as well as educators, trainers, and students around the world.

Teaching thousands to prepare for the future of web technologies, today, as co-founder of Educators in VR, I prepare educators, trainers, and students of all ages and experiences in XR technologies, moving beyond the web to immersive and spatial design, development, and deployment. That’s the job of teachers. We prepare people for the future, one arriving faster than you can imagine. It is already here.

…As an educator working with college job services, internship programs, and a trainer for schools and businesses in VR/AR/XR and web technologies, I’ve seen first hand the power of HR to connect and influence. So have you.

According to the IDC 2020 future of work predictions (PDF) and other supporting research, by 2025, 25% of G2000 firms will use “integrated workplace sensing systems to optimize and personalize the employee experience.” They predict by 2025, this will not only become normalized, but 20% of G2000 workers will use “fit for purpose” forms of human augmentation and assistance, expanding into exoskeletons, robotics, AR, VR, and wearables to ease workflow and communication.

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We are seeing directly how immersive technologies like VR and AR is changing lives and the workplace, and the Global HR Summit is your opportunity to learn, discuss, and meet experts in HR, job hiring, training, and education to learn how to prepare yourself, your students, and your schools for the future workplace.

This is a fundraiser for the Virtual World Society, a non-profit focused on global educational outreach programs and innovations, with the goal of raising USD $250,000. Additional donations are welcome.

Tickets are available now, and Educators in VR student and educator members are entitled to a discount as in FREE TICKET by using EDUCATORSINVR in the coupon of the ticket order.

Get your tickets now for the in-world AltspaceVR experience or to watch the private YouTube livestream.

VR/AR High School Virtual Hackathon

VRoKC VRX Extended Challenge 2020 logoEducators in VR is proud to support the VXR Extended Challenge 2020 by VRoKCs (VR Rocks), the non-profit, software development mentoring program for high school students out of Kansas City. While usually a real-life challenge and event working with student teams and teachers, this year it’s gone totally virtual with students working from home.

To help you learn more about this virtual hack-a-thon style collaborative event, Rohit Chaube of VRoKCs will present an overview and discussion of the VXR Extended Challenge 2020 in AltspaceVR Tuesday, April 14.

The VXR Extended Challenge 2020 is a pressure-test in utilizing design thinking and collaboration with virtual teams to build a functioning VR/AR prototype that addresses a specific problem. After the challenge, teams may receive help to build their prototype into a minimal viable product (MVP), working toward making it a commercially viable product.

The challenge will be issued April 17 at 12PM GMT, igniting the spirit of collaboration and teamwork in VR and AR development.

The final project and pitch video is due online by May 3 at noon GMT, then submitted to a panel of VR/AR and industry partners for judging. Winners and prizes will be announced at the upcoming Students in VR conference, May 7-8, 2020, in AltspaceVR and ENGAGE.

Throughout the challenge, there will be workshops and Q&A sessions hosted online for the student participants to help them learn from industry expertse the latest VR/AR tools, techniques, and problem-solving. Technical mentors and subject matter experts will also be available to help the student teams.

This is a powerful educational and self-directed learning challenge and experiment for the students every year, but this year is even more challenging. The challenge is also now open to any high school student (9th-12th grade). Students must provide their own devices, and any VR/AR device is acceptable including the use of smart phones, Google Cardboard, and Oculus, VIVE, and other VR devices. Don’t have one, they recommend the students be creative and borrow one or sue web browser based VR tools like A-Frame, or build your own. That’s part of the challenge.

If you are a high school student, or a teacher of high school students, and wish to be involved, attend our special event Tuesday in AltspaceVR for an overview, and visit VXR Extended Challenge 2020.

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.


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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!

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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.

Mozilla Hubs: 2020 Educators in VR International Summit

Mozilla Hubs logoThe 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, Hubs by Mozilla.

Mozilla Hubs - Panda avatar.To access these events, visit Hubs by Mozilla and login in or install the virtual platform for PC VR (desktop/2D) or VR device.

Please note that these are first come, first serve events with a limited seating, so mark your calendar and get in there early.

Date Time Presentation Title Speaker Track
19-Feb Wed 3:00 AM PST How to Share and Access Education 3D Content Online Thomas Flynn General Topics
20-Feb Thu 4:00 PM PST Mozilla Hubs: Designing for All Elgin-Skye McLaren Dev
21-Feb Fri 9:00 AM PST VR Experiences as Substitute for Museums and Planetariums Alexander Kaurov Medical & Science

Mozilla Hubs - Avatars in room.Schedule subject to change without warning.

rumii: 2020 Educators in VR International Summit

rumii logoThe 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, rumii.

To access these events, visit rumii and login in or install the virtual platform for PC VR (desktop/2D) or VR device.

You will require the Room Code to enter each session.

Please note that these are first come, first serve events with a limited seating, so mark your calendar and get in there early.

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

Date Time Presentation Title Speaker Room Code Track
17-Feb Mon 5:00 PM PST Ask Me Anything: Panel of Spatial Experts Mat Chacon rnread Spotlight Event
18-Feb Tue 1:00 PM PST Save 80% Travel Costs with VR Mat Chacon r6zkx8 General Topics
20-Feb Thu 5:00 PM PST Power of Connectivity Jenn Chavez r6zkx8 General Topics
20-Feb Thu 6:00 PM PST From Fat to Fit in VR Mat Chacon rn228z Medical & Science
21-Feb Fri 9:00 AM PST MetaInk Pitch Fest Amanda Fox rnread Special Event

Schedule subject to change without warning.

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.