Immersive Education (iED) Summits are official Immersive Education Initiative conferences organized for educators, researchers, administrators, business leaders and the general public. International in scope and presence, iED Summits consist of presentations, panel discussions, break-out sessions, demos and workshops that provide attendees with an in-depth overview of immersion and the technologies that enable immersive learning. iED Summits feature new and emerging virtual worlds, game-based learning and training systems, simulations, mixed/augmented reality, fully immersive environments, immersive learning and training platforms, cutting-edge research from around the world, and related tools, techniques, technologies, standards and best practices.
Speakers at iED Summits have included faculty, researchers, staff, administrators and professionals from Boston College, 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, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 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, Temple University, Rice University, Stanford University, Internet 2, Cornell University, Loyola Marymount University, Southeast Kansas Education Service Center, Kauffman Foundation, Amherst College, Boston Library Consortium, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Stratasys Ltd., Duke University, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Turner Broadcasting, Open Wonderland Foundation, Gates Planetarium, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, University of Maryland College Park, UCLA, USC, Google, Microsoft, Intel, Halliburton Company, Oracle, Computerworld, The MOFET Institute (Israel), Technion Israel Institute of Technology (Israel), Keio University (Japan), Chukyo TV Broadcasting Company (Japan), Nikko Telecommunications Company (Japan), National University of Singapore (NUS), Open University (UK), University of Glasgow (UK), Coventry University (UK), University of St Andrews (UK), Giunti Labs (Italy) and European Learning Industry Group, University of Barcelona (Spain), 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), Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (India), and many more world-class organizations.
One of the most beautiful cities in the world, Lucerne, Switzerland, will host IMMERSIVE SWITZERLAND and the Blockchain in Education Summit in the first week of October, 2022. For details see the official Summit website.
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.
For the exact dates in October for both conferences, along with the official Calls for Participation (CfP), see see the official Summit website.