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World's experts in educational immersion and blockchain technologies to convene in Lucerne, Switzerland

18 January 2022 — The Immersive Education Initiative today announced that Lucerne, Switzerland, is the official location for the organization's 2022 European Immersive Education Summit ("IMMERSIVE SWITZERLAND") and 2022 Blockchain in Education Summit. The events will be held in collaboration with the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and the Lucerne Business Development Agency.

Speakers at previous events have included the United Nations, United States Department of Education, NASA, Harvard, Smithsonian, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Walt Disney Animation Studios, Google, Microsoft, Intel, Stanford, and other world-class organizations and academic institutions.

Widely considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Lucerne will host both conferences.

Immersive Education : Lucerne Chapel Bridge : SwitzerlandOne of the most beautiful cities in the world, Lucerne, Switzerland, will host both conferences.

The prestigious academic and technical conferences, which are open to the public, will feature cutting-edge technology and research from around the world along with related hands-on exhibits, tools, techniques, standards and best practices:

  • IMMERSIVE SWITZERLAND 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 Blockchain in Education Summit will convene the world's leading educational technology and blockchain experts this spring to: 1) address the emerging role of blockchain technology in the fields of education and training, and 2) examine the role and impact of academic and corporate research on blockchain technologies and standards.

The exact dates for both conferences, along with the official Calls for Participation (CfP), will be announced at the beginning of next month (see below).

Teachers, faculty, researchers and graduate students are encouraged to respond to the forthcoming CfP as noted below.

Details and Calls for Participation (CfP)

Building on the success of the previous 15 years of Immersive Education (iED) conferences, the IMMERSIVE SWITZERLAND conference and the Blockchain in Education Summit 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.

Hosts, dates and corresponding Calls for Participation (CfP) will be announced early next month:

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 https://summit.ImmersiveEducation.org



Annelise Martson
Immersive Education Initiative



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Immersive Education Initiative, the world's foremost experts in immersion and immersive technology, 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.

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