Knowledge Tokens Announced For Immersive Italy 2017

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Lucca, Italy — November 14, 2017

Earn up to 60 Euro or Dollars in Digital Tokens By Trying Immersive Technology

The Immersive Education Initiative today announced that it will issue up to 60 Euro or Dollars in Knowledge Tokens™ ("Knowkens") to the first 300 individuals who try the free hands-on exhibits at Immersive Italy in Lucca, Italy, this Thursday and Friday. The free (no cost) public exhibits include Microsoft HoloLens and Mixed Reality, Samsung Gear VR, Google Cardboard VR, Apple Augmented Reality, HTC VIVE, United States National Park Service VR, 3D printing, and drones.

The digital tokens may be used to pay for conferences, training & certification programs, camps, clubs, Minecraft accounts & servers, VR headsets, 360 degree VR cameras, VR and gaming graphics cards (GPUs), and more. Details on how participants can collect their tokens will be provided during the conference Day 1 opening talks this Thursday morning.

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Building on 11 years of Immersive Education conferences, Immersive Italy addresses the personal, cultural and educational impact of immersive technologies such as Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), video games, 3D printing, drones, robots, and fully immersive environments such as caves, domes and planetariums. Event details are available at http://summit.ImmersiveEducation.org/Italy

The annual conference is organized by the international non-profit Immersive Education Initiative in direct collaboration with INDIRE, the research division of the Italian Ministry of Education. Founded in 1925, INDIRE (National Institute for Documentation, Innovation and Educational Research) is the Italian Ministry of Education's oldest and most highly regarded educational research organization and is considered the benchmark for educational research in Italy.

This year the prestigious international conference will take place in Lucca, Italy, from November 16-18 and conclude on November 19 with special hands-on Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality workshops and social activities at the world-famous Leaning Tower Of Pisa in nearby Pisa, Italy. The event will be co-organized and hosted by UIBI Foundation, the Italian non-profit institution dedicated to teaching and pedagogical innovation.

Speakers at previous Immersive Education conferences have included faculty, researchers, graduate students, administrators and executives from the world's leading academic and cultural organizations, universities, and companies, such as the United Nations, NASA, United States Department of Education, Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Smithsonian, Google, Microsoft, Intel, Stanford, and other world-class organizations and academic institutions.

Free Public Events

In celebration of their new collaboration the Immersive Italy organizers have made all opening talks, keynote talks and exhibits freely available to the public at no cost. For details visit http://summit.ImmersiveEducation.org/Italy

In addition the organizers have developed a special series of 9 teacher-training (Professional Development) workshops, offered in both English and Italian, for which attendees can participate in any 3 for a total of only 15 Euro.

This unique "Pick 3 for 15" series of hands-on workshops enables teachers and members of the general public to learn how to create Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MXR). In addition, the workshop series includes Minecraft for education, virtual worlds for education, and 3D printing.

About Immersive Italy and EiED 2017

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Speakers at previous Immersive Education conferences have included faculty, researchers, graduate students, administrators and executives from the world's leading academic and cultural organizations, universities, and companies, such as the United Nations, NASA, United States Department of Education, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), MIT Media Lab, Smithsonian Institution, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Google, Microsoft, Intel, United States Department of the Interior (DOI) National Park Service, Stanford University, USC, UCLA, Keio University (Japan), INDIRE (Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research institute), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italian National Research Council), Università degli Studi di Padova (University of Padua, Italy), University of St Andrews (UK), University of Glasgow (UK), Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), University of Barcelona (Spain), National University of Singapore (NUS), Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (India), Technion Israel Institute of Technology (Israel), University of São Paulo (Brazil), and other world-class organizations and academic institutions.

Building on the success of the previous 11 years of Immersive Education Summits (iED Summits), Immersive Italy 2017 and EiED 2017 will address the personal, cultural and educational impact of immersive technologies such as Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), virtual worlds, telepresence, simulations, learning games, 3D printing, personal robotics, immersive teaching and immersive learning systems, and fully immersive environments such as caves, domes and planetariums. The academic and technical event, which is open to the public, will feature cutting-edge technology and research from around the world along with related presentations, exhibits, tools, techniques, standards and best practices.

Located in Italy's Tuscany region, and in close proximity to both Pisa and Florence, Lucca is known for the well-preserved Renaissance walls that encircle the city's historic center. Conference attendees will walk together down the historic cobblestone streets and broad, tree-lined pathways that run along the tops of Lucca's massive 16th- and 17th-century ramparts as they take part in unique hands-on outdoor workshops.

Registration

Registration is now open through the official Immersive Italy web site at:

http://summit.ImmersiveEducation.org/Italy

Immersive Education Summits (iED Summits) are official Immersive Education Initiative conferences organized for educators, researchers, administrators, business leaders and the general public. iED Summits consist of presentations, panel discussions, break-out sessions, demos, exhibits, hands-on workshops and hands-on professional development programs that provide attendees with an in-depth understanding of immersion, the technologies that enable immersion, and immersive teaching and immersive learning techniques and best practices.

World-renowned Speakers

Speakers at Immersive Education events have included faculty, researchers, graduate students, staff, administrators and executives from the world's leading academic and cultural organizations, universities, and companies, such as 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), INDIRE (Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research institute), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italian National Research Council), Università degli Studi di Padova (University of Padua, Italy), Open University (UK), University of Oulu (Finland), Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (EnsAD; France), Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (Israel), Technion Israel Institute of Technology (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), University of São Paulo (Brazil), Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS; Brazil), Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (India), and many more world-class organizations detailed at http://summit.ImmersiveEducation.org

 

Press Contact

Barbara Mikolajczak
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barbara.miko@ImmersiveEducation.org
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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, immersive teaching and immersive learning platforms, 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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