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IMMERSION 2015

Breaking News, Alerts & Updates


Paris, France, has been selected as the official site for IMMERSION 2015. Don't miss it!

The full program of IMMERSION 2015 speakers, events and activities will be published in June at the official Immersive Education summit website http://summit.ImmersiveEducation.org

Can't wait until then? Not sure what to expect at IMMERSION 2015 in Paris? New to Immersive Education events? Review last year's IMMERSION 2014 event and also the past 9 years of Immersive Education summits.

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  • Smithsonian and Disney to Keynote IMMERSION 2015:
  • The Immersive Education Initiative has announced that the Smithsonian Institution and Disney will keynote IMMERSION 2015 at the prestigious Paris-Sorbonne University ("the Sorbonne") this September. The keynotes, which will focus on the subject of immersive arts, culture and storytelling, will be followed by in-depth workshops... read more

 

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  • Google Virtual Reality at IMMERSION 2015:
  • The Immersive Education Initiative today announced that Google Virtual Reality (VR) will be featured at IMMERSION 2015 in Paris this September. The international event will host a series of talks, exhibits, demonstrations, and hands-on workshops to give attendees an in-depth overview of Google "Cardboard VR" technology, along with an understanding of how VR is being used today in a wide variety of Immersive Education clubs, camps and classes. Attendees will have the opportunity to create their very own Google VR headset as they explore the fundamentals of Virtual Reality. Teachers and school administrators will also be provided with details on how they can use VR to engage students in—and out—of the classroom... read more

 


  • USA Department of Interior featured at IMMERSION 2015:
  • The Immersive Education Initiative today announced that the United States Department of the Interior (DOI) National Parks Service (NPS) will be featured at IMMERSION 2015 in Paris this September. The international event will feature a series of special talks, presentations and hands-on workshops to give attendees an in-depth understanding of how the video game Minecraft and fully immersive Virtual Reality (VR) are being used to teach American culture and history. Attendees will also be provided with details on how their own schools can participate directly in the U.S. National Parks Service immersive culture and history program... read more

 

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  • International Minecraft "Builder Bowl" tournament:
  • The Immersive Education Initiative today announced the first in a series of international "builder" tournaments during which students and schools compete against one another to build immersive experiences, content, apps and applications. The inaugural Minecraft "Builder Bowl" tournament begins in June, with the championship rounds and awards ceremony to be held during IMMERSION 2015 in Paris this September. Dubbed "the Super Bowl of Building," Builder Bowl tournaments revolve around a wide range of immersive technologies, including Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), simulations, video games, caves and domes, 3D printing and robotics.... read more

 


  • iED Buzz! previews IMMERSION 2015:
  • The Immersive Education Initiative's "iED Buzz!" channel features a number of new technologies that will be addressed at IMMERSION 2015, including Facebook's Oculus Rift, Google-funded Magic Leap, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, Microsoft HoloLens, Facebook immersive video, and... read more

     

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  • Official Host and Dates Announced:
  • The Immersive Education Initiative today announced that Paris-Sorbonne University ("the Sorbonne") is the official host of IMMERSION 2015. The prestigious university, located in the heart of Paris, France, will host the international conference and exhibition from September 7 through September 10. The event, which is open to the public, will take place in the famous lecture halls of the historic Sorbonne building.

    Building on the success of the previous 9 years of Immersive Education (iED) conferences, IMMERSION 2015 convenes the world's leading experts in immersion and immersive technologies in Paris this fall. Speakers and exhibitors at previous events have included Harvard University, MIT, MIT Media Lab, Stanford University, NASA, United Nations (UN), United States Department of Education, Smithsonian, Disney, Google, Microsoft, Intel, Oracle and many other world-class organizations.

    IMMERSION 2015 addresses the personal and cultural impact of immersive technologies such as Virtual Reality (e.g., Facebook's Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, Google Cardboard, HTC Vive), augmented reality and mixed reality (e.g., Microsoft HoloLens), holograms and holography, wearable computing (e.g., Google Glass and Apple Watch), mechanical and neural brain interfaces, cybernetics, affective computing (systems that can recognize, interpret, process, and simulate human feelings and emotions), neuro-gaming technologies that are used to create adaptive and radically compelling entertainment experiences, 3D printing, personal robotics, telepresence, virtual worlds, simulations, game-based learning and training systems, and fully immersive environments such as caves and domes… read more

  • Paris selected for IMMERSION 2015:
  • The Immersive Education Initiative today announced that Paris, France, has been selected as the official site for IMMERSION 2015.

    Building on the success of the previous 9 years of Immersive Education (iED) conferences, IMMERSION 2015 will feature a unique "modular" format that premiered at IMMERSION 2014 in Los Angeles last June. Speakers and exhibitors at the event last year included the Smithsonian Institution, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Microsoft, Google, and other world-class organizations and academic institutions.

    IMMERSION 2015 will address the personal and cultural impact of immersive technologies such as Virtual Reality, augmented reality (AR), holograms and holography, wearable computing, mechanical and neural brain interfaces, cybernetics, affective computing (systems that can recognize, interpret, process, and simulate human feelings and emotions), neuro-gaming technologies that are used to create adaptive and radically compelling game experiences, 3D printing, personal robotics, telepresence, virtual worlds, simulations, game-based learning and training systems, and fully immersive environments such as caves and domes… read more

Breaking News, Alerts & Updates


Paris, France, has been selected as the official site for IMMERSION 2015. Don't miss it!

The full program of IMMERSION 2015 speakers, events and activities will be published in June at the official Immersive Education summit website http://summit.ImmersiveEducation.org

Can't wait until then? Not sure what to expect at IMMERSION 2015 in Paris? New to Immersive Education events? Review last year's IMMERSION 2014 event and also the past 9 years of Immersive Education summits.

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