Sorbonne the official host of IMMERSION 2015

IMMERSION 2015 - PARIS

PARIS, France - March 19, 2015

World's experts in immersion and immersive technologies convene in Paris this fall.

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.

As a special event that is open to the public, the first two days of IMMERSION 2015 will feature general-interest keynote addresses, talks, panel discussions and exhibits. The event concludes with hands-on workshops and a 2 day technical (research) conference specifically for researchers, academics, teachers and corporate trainers.

Calls for speakers, exhibitors, and research papers (CfP) will be issued in late March. Prospective participants are encouraged to review last year's IMMERSION 2014 event and also previous Immersive Education Summits in advance.

PAST SPEAKERS AND EXHIBITORS

Speakers and exhibitors 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, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), Federation of American Scientists (FAS), United States Department of Education, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Smithsonian Institution, Stanford University, Cornell University, Duke University, Walt Disney Company, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle, Turner Broadcasting, Gates Planetarium, Computerworld, Stratasys, The MOFET Institute (Israel), Keio University (Japan), National University of Singapore (NUS), Coventry University (UK), Giunti Labs (Italy) and European Learning Industry Group, University of Glasgow (UK), Open University (UK), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain), 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 Essex (UK), 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) and many more world-class organizations detailed at http://summit.ImmersiveEducation.org

 

PRESS CONTACT

  Barbara Mikolajczak
  Immersive Education Initiative
  http://ImmersiveEducation.org
  barbara.miko@ImmersiveEducation.org
  +1 (617) 997-1017

 

THOUSANDS OF MEMBERS WORLDWIDE

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.

Visit http://ImmersiveEducation.org for more details or to join the Initiative.