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Virtual & Augmented Reality K-12 Education Summit
3249 S. La Cienega Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90016
ABOUT THE EVENT /
Working with leading developers and educational K-12 institutions, the summit is designed to identify challenges, create opportunities, promote collaborations, and build partnerships to bring VR, AR, and XR realities into K-12 classrooms.
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2018 Sample Schedule
Registration & Check-In
THOMAS FURNESS, Ph.D
VR 101 Course At Bellevue College
Student Voice, Social Justice, Immersive Computing
Panel: XR From All Angles
AMY PECK, GIL BARON, LEAH HANES, AZINE DAVOUDZADEH
Lunch & Networking
Breakout Room #1: Air Studio
AARON MOFFATT, CARLOS VELAZQUEZ, BRITTAN HELLER
The Future Is Now: Fundamentals Of Learning
The Frothy Edge of Learning
Mindfulness For Teens: Take Pause
Bridging Experiences With WebXR
Teaching Through Touch: How Haptics Technology Will Enhance Learning In VR
Video Games: VR As Literature
Augmented Reality For iOS
XR - Transforming Teaching And Learning
HALL DAVIDSON, JACKI MORIE
End Day - Closing Notes
Meet the Keynote
Known as the Grandfather of Virtual Reality, Dr. Thomas Furness is an American inventor and virtual reality pioneer based in Seattle, Washington. Furness is a professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Washington. He is the founder of the Human Interface Technology Lab at the University of Washington, as well as its sister labs at the University of Canterbury and University of Tasmania. Since the 1960's, his career has been about how to achieve radical innovation through helping others to “see anew.” In inspiring a paradigm shift in thinking about the virtuality continuum, his work and global network of labs has shifted the thinking from being about function to purpose; perception to performance; from capabilities to possibilities.
Furness recently received the first-ever lifetime achievement award for his 50 years service in the fields of virtual and augmented reality from the Augment World Expo in Santa Clara, California. In addition to being a professor at the University of Washington, he is also the general manager and owner of the RATLab, an engineering research and development company.