Italy Selected for 6th European Immersive Education Summit

 IMMERSIVE ITALY and  6th European ‪‎Immersive‬ ‪‎Education‬ Summit (EiED 2016) poster

Boston, MA - January 22, 2016

The Immersive Education Initiative today announced that Italy has been selected as the official site for the 6th European ‪‎Immersive‬ ‪‎Education‬ Summit (EiED 2016).

The prestigious academic and technical conference will run in parallel with the inaugural IMMERSIVE ITALY "general public" conference this June.

Speakers at previous events have included United Nations, NASA, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Smithsonian Institution, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Google, Microsoft, Intel, United States Department of the Interior (DOI) National Park Service, Stanford University, UCLA, USC, and other world-class organizations and academic institutions.

Details and Call for Participation (CfP)

Building on the success of the previous 10 years of Immersive Education (iED) conferences, IMMERSIVE ITALY and EiED 2016 will feature a unique modular format that premiered at IMMERSION 2014 in Los Angeles, California, and IMMERSION 2015 at Paris-Sorbonne University ("the Sorbonne") in Paris, France.

IMMERSIVE ITALY and‎ EiED‬ 2016 will address the personal and cultural impact of immersive technologies such as Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), 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.

The official host, venue and dates for IMMERSIVE ITALY and EiED 2016 are expected to be announced next week. Speakers, exhibitors and researchers are encouraged to visit  the IMMERSION 2015 program in anticipation of the forthcoming Call for Participation (CfP). Additional details are available at

World-renowned Speakers

Speakers at Immersive Education events have included faculty, researchers, staff, administrators and professionals from Harvard University (Harvard Graduate School of Education, Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, and Harvard Kennedy School of Government), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), MIT Media Lab, The Smithsonian Institution, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), Federation of American Scientists (FAS), United States Department of Education, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), United States Department of the Interior (DOI) National Park Service, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Stanford University, Cornell University, Duke University, UCLA, USC, Google, Microsoft, Intel, Oracle, Halliburton Company, Turner Broadcasting, Gates Planetarium, Computerworld, Technion Israel Institute of Technology (Israel), The MOFET Institute (Israel), Keio University (Japan), Chukyo TV Broadcasting Company (Japan), Nikko Telecommunications Company (Japan), National University of Singapore (NUS), University of St Andrews (UK), University of Glasgow (UK), Coventry University (UK), Giunti Labs (Italy) and European Learning Industry Group, Open University (UK), University of Oulu (Finland), Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (EnsAD; France), Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (Israel), Graz University of Technology (Austria), University of West of Scotland (UK), University of Barcelona (Spain), Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain), University of Vienna (Austria), Government of New South Wales (Australia), Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem (Hungary), Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS; Brazil), Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (India), and many more world-class organizations detailed at



Barbara Mikolajczak
Immersive Education Initiative
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The Immersive Education Initiative is a non-profit international collaboration of educational institutions, research institutes, museums, consortia and companies. The Initiative was established in 2005 with the mission to define and develop standards, best practices, technology platforms, training and education programs, and communities of support for virtual worlds, virtual reality, augmented and mixed reality, simulations, game-based learning and training systems, and fully immersive environments such as caves and domes.

Thousands of faculty, researchers, staff and administrators are members of the Immersive Education Initiative, who together service millions of academic and corporate learners worldwide.

Chapters support the rapid and continued growth of Immersive Education throughout the world, and constitute the geographically distributed structure of the organization through which regional and local members are supported and enriched. Chapters organize officially sanctioned Summits, Days, workshops, collaborations, seminars, lectures, forums, meetings, public service events and activities, technical groups, technical work items, research, and related activities.

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