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xR in EDU: Forum Focused on Accelerating VR/AR/MR in Learning Environments

Edtech Times and SRI International will host xR in EDU, a 1-day forum focused on extended reality in education, The event is taking place at SRI Headquarters on October 26, 2017, in Menlo Park, CA. The hosts will bring together key leaders in the virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), and education ecosystems. The goal is to understand the barriers to education adoption, discuss unique research findings, and facilitate meaningful connections that will accelerate the integration of extended reality (xR) technologies in K12, higher education, and professional learning environments.

xR in EDU will feature dynamic speakers and session leaders from: Unity Technologies (Jessica Lindl, Global Head of Education), HTC Vive (Chris Chin, Executive Director of VR Content),ThingLink (Susan Oxnevad, Director of Education), Pearson (Joanna Webb, Head of Immersive Learning Design & Development), Facebook (Hassan Karaouni, EdMod Labs), San Francisco Unified School District (Melissa Dodd, Chief Technology Officer), STRIVR (Derek Belch, Founder & CEO), DAQRI (Drew Minock, Education Evangelist), Nearpod (Maria Barrera, Chief of Staff), SRI International (Britte Cheng, Principal Scientist), Lifeliqe (Ondrej Homola, CEO), and Avegant (Ed Tang, CTO & Founder).

Google (Rhonya Hamada, Daydream Research Lead), GSV Acceleration (Deborah Quazzo, Co-Founder & Managing Partner), LearnLaunch (Hakan Satiroglu, Co-Founder and Partner), Levy Consulting Group (Peter Levy, Principal), and Pearson’s Immersive Education team (Lead: Mark Christian, Global Director of Immersive Learning) serve as advisors to the event and have been instrumental in developing content for the intensive, day-long experience.

The event is designed to engage and empower individuals and companies working in VR/AR/MR content publishing, software development, and hardware development, as well as decision-makers in education and innovators in the broader edtech space. Attendees will learn from leaders defining the xR education landscape and leave with an understanding of the current available options for catalyzing xR adoption in learning environments today.

“We know that extended reality has the potential to impact EdTech in a huge way. It’s time to get serious about a concerted effort to explore and measure the impact of xR on teaching and learning.” -Hester Tinti-Kane, CEO of EdTech Times

xR in EDU agenda topics are focused on the potential of xR, current uses of xR across learning environments, current research findings, barriers to wider adoption, and next steps forward. Various products showcasing the power of virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality in will be available for demo throughout the day.

“We are excited to partner with SRI to explore the potential for virtual, augmented, and mixed reality in education and professional training across all industries. Given the level of capital investment going into immersive tech at companies like Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon, we feel this conversation is incredibly timely.” -Hakan Satiroglu, Co-founder & Partner, LearnLaunch and Founder, EdTech Times

Technavio expects the global VR in education market to reach $1.7Billion in 2021, growing at a CAGR of more than 55%, with North America expected to dominate the market.

To register, please visit www.xRinEDU.com/special-invitation/.

Sponsorship and Demo opportunities remain. To explore partnership, contact Kyla Pacheco directly at kyla@edtechtimes.com.

This event is hosted by EdTech Times & SRI International.

About EdTech Times
EdTech Times is a digital media company sharing untold stories from the intersection of education, technology, innovation, and work. Follow @edtechtimes on Twitter.

About SRI Education
SRI Education, a division of SRI International, is tackling the most complex issues in education to help students succeed. We work with federal and state agencies, school districts, major foundations, nonprofit organizations, and international and commercial clients to address risk factors that impede learning, assess learning gains, and use technology for educational innovation. SRI International, a research center headquartered in Menlo Park, California, creates world-changing solutions making people safer, healthier, and more productive. Follow @SRI_Intl on Twitter.
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Kyla Pacheco
Director of Events
EdTech Times

Author: VR Reporter

I am a hi-tech enthusiast, VR evangelist, and a Co-founder & Chief Director at Virtual Reality Reporter!

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