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Director of the Immersive Education Initiative and Boston College faculty
Director of the Immersive Education Initiative and Boston College faculty

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#ThrowBackThursday "Vintage" posters and photos from the 2008 Immersive Education Boston Summit (iED 2008). For archives of all past iED Summits, and details on upcoming Summits, visit http://summit.ImmersiveEducation.org or http://ImmersiveEducation.org

Immersive Education (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 and workshops that provide attendees with an in-depth overview of immersion and the technologies that enable immersion. 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, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), Federation of American Scientists (FAS), United States Department of Education, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Temple University, Stanford University, Internet 2, Cornell University, Loyola Marymount University, Southeast Kansas Education Service Center, Kauffman Foundation, Amherst College, Boston Library Consortium, Stratasys Ltd., South Park Elementary School, Duke University, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Turner Broadcasting, Open Wonderland Foundation, Gates Planetarium, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Intel, University of Maryland College Park, realXtend (Finland), Computerworld, The MOFET Institute (Israel), Keio University (Japan), National University of Singapore (NUS), Coventry University (UK), Giunti Labs (Italy) and European Learning Industry Group, 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. For archives and details visit http://summit.ImmersiveEducation.org or http://ImmersiveEducation.org
#Immersive #Education #ImmersiveEducation #EdTech #VR #ImmersiveLearning
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#i2017 : Dates & location for #IMMERSIVE ‪#‎ITALY‬ 2017 and the 7th European Immersive Education Summit (EiED 2017) will soon be announced. Sign up for the email alert at http://ImmersiveEducation.org/signup or visit Immersive Education Initiative at http://ImmersiveEducation.org
#ImmersiveEducation #ImmersiveLearning #edtech #vr #education
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#Immersive #Education (iED) Young Ambassadors presenting their school iED Club projects at an international MIT Media Lab conference (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA, USA). Teacher details at: http://ImmersiveEducation.org/clubs

Participants in iED Clubs and/or iED Camps are eligible for the #ImmersiveEducation Initiative’s Young Ambassadors and Young Entrepreneurs programs. These programs help to grow the confidence, experience, and professionalism of young learners enrolled in iED Clubs, Camps and classes by teaming them up with mentors and business professionals from the Initiative’s core collaborators and membership.
Experience as an iED Young Ambassador or Young Entrepreneur is also a powerful addition to resumes (job seeking) and college/university applications.

Young Entrepreneurs are also eligible for funding to help them establish new micro-businesses based on the technologies they’ve learned about in iED programs. #VR #EdTech #Immersion #VirtualReality
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This summer the Mid-America USA Chapter of #Immersive #Education (iED MidAmerica), in collaboration with the Kansas iED Club, will host a special Immersive Education event that is open to students of all ages. Stay tuned for details! For details about iED Clubs and Camps visit http://ImmersiveEducation.org/clubs #ImmersiveEducation #EdTech #VR #Immersion
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Immersive Education (iED) Camp students exploring #VirtualReality for the 1st time. Visit http://ImmersiveEducation.org/clubs to learn more about iED Clubs & iED Camps. #EdTech #Education #VR #ImmersiveLearning #ImmersiveEducation
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Dates and location for #IMMERSIVE ‪#‎ITALY‬ 2017 and the 7th European Immersive Education Summit (EiED 2017) will soon be announced. Sign up to receive the email alert at http://ImmersiveEducation.org/signup or visit the Immersive Education Initiative at http://ImmersiveEducation.org


#ImmersiveEducation #ImmersiveLearning #edtech #vr #education 
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#Immersive #Education​ official Call for Participation (CfP) for #IMMERSION 2016 in #Australia. Speakers, researchers, developers, teachers, trainers, health/safety experts, students, exhibitors, sponsors and other respondents are invited to register for the CfP at http://ImmersiveEducation.org/i2016

Melbourne, Australia has been selected for IMMERSION 2016, the annual #Immersive #Education Summit and Exhibition. The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) is the official host of Immersion 2016. The prestigious university, located in the heart of #Melbourne, Australia, will host the Initiative's annual international conference and exhibition from October 31 through November 4. The event, which is open to the public, will take place the same week as the Melbourne Cup — Australia's premier Thoroughbred horse race — at which a special Immersion 2016 social and Virtual Reality event is anticipated.

IMMERSION 2016 will address the personal, cultural and educational impact of immersive technologies such as #VirtualReality (VR), #AugmentedReality (AR), brain interfaces, cybernetics, #3DPrinting, personal robotics, telepresence, virtual worlds, simulations, game-based learning and training systems, immersive teaching and #ImmersiveLearning systems, and fully immersive environments such as caves, domes and planetariums.
The event will feature cutting-edge research from around the world, and related tools, techniques, technologies, standards and best practices.

Immersive Education Summits (iED Summits) such as IMMERSION 2016 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.

Details are available at http://ImmersiveEducation.org/i2016

#IMMERSION2016 #i2016 #VR

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#CLOSING Early registration (and discount) for #ImmersiveColorado ends in 2 days. Organized in collaboration with the #USA Department of the Interior (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), IMMERSIVE COLORADO addresses the personal, cultural and educational impact of immersive technologies such as Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), 360° VR video, spherical panoramic photography, 3D printing, telepresence, virtual worlds, simulations, game-based learning and training systems, immersive teaching and immersive learning systems, and fully immersive environments such as caves, domes and planetariums.

For details visit http://summit.ImmersiveEducation.org/Colorado


IMMERSIVE COLORADO

Organized in collaboration with the United States Department of the Interior (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), IMMERSIVE COLORADO addresses the personal, cultural and educational impact of immersive technologies such as Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), 360° VR video, spherical panoramic photography, 3D printing, telepresence, virtual worlds, simulations, game-based learning and training systems, immersive teaching and immersive learning systems, and fully immersive environments such as caves, domes and planetariums.

The event, which is open to the public, includes a series of hands-on Virtual Reality (VR) workshops during which attendees will create their very own VR experiences while touring stunning Colorado landmarks such as Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak mountain and historic Bent's Old Fort.

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

IMMERSIVE COLORADO runs from the evening of August 23 through August 26 in collaboration with the United States Department of the Interior (DOI) in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the USA National Park Service (NPS).
The conference features a unique format that spans two locations in Colorado: Denver and La Junta.

The Denver Museum of Nature and Science will host the Denver conference sessions on August 23rd and 24th. The conference begins with an opening reception and series of welcoming talks in the museum's planetarium on the evening of August 23rd, with conference sessions occurring at the museum the following day.
On August 25th the USA National Park Service will host a special conference social event in the evening at historic Bent's Old Fort in La Junta, while Otero Jr. College will host conference sessions in La Junta during the day on August 25th and August 26th.

Transportation from Denver to La Junta on August 25th, the return trip on August 27th, and the Virtual Reality workshops that are conducted at Colorado landmarks along the way are included with the conference registration fee.

A personal Immersive Education Google Cardboard VR headset is also provided to all speakers, presenters and attendees.
During the conference speakers, presenters and attendees are invited to "cut the virtual ribbon" on Immersive Bent's Fort, officially opening the Minecraft rendition of the historic fort to teachers, students and the general public. Participants will receive hands-on Minecraft training in advance of the ribbon cutting ceremony.

For details and to register visit: http://summit.ImmersiveEducation.org/Colorado


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.

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Cut the virtual #Minecraft ribbon at #ImmersiveColorado this month. At IMMERSIVE COLORADO (organized with #USA Department of the Interior National Park Service), attendees are invited to "cut the virtual ribbon" on Immersive Bent's Fort, officially opening the Minecraft rendition of the historic fort to teachers, students and the general public. Participants will receive hands-on Minecraft training in advance of the ribbon cutting ceremony. For details visit http://summit.ImmersiveEducation.org/Colorado

IMMERSIVE COLORADO
Organized in collaboration with the United States Department of the Interior (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), IMMERSIVE COLORADO addresses the personal, cultural and educational impact of immersive technologies such as Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), 360° VR video, spherical panoramic photography, 3D printing, telepresence, virtual worlds, simulations, game-based learning and training systems, immersive teaching and immersive learning systems, and fully immersive environments such as caves, domes and planetariums.

The event, which is open to the public, includes a series of hands-on Virtual Reality (VR) workshops during which attendees will create their very own VR experiences while touring stunning Colorado landmarks such as Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak mountain and historic Bent's Old Fort.

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

Hosts and Dates
IMMERSIVE COLORADO runs from the evening of August 23 through August 26 in collaboration with the United States Department of the Interior (DOI) in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the USA National Park Service (NPS).

The conference features a unique format that spans two locations in Colorado: Denver and La Junta.

The Denver Museum of Nature and Science will host the Denver conference sessions on August 23rd and 24th. The conference begins with an opening reception and series of welcoming talks in the museum's planetarium on the evening of August 23rd, with conference sessions occurring at the museum the following day.
On August 25th the USA National Park Service will host a special conference social event in the evening at historic Bent's Old Fort in La Junta, while Otero Jr. College will host conference sessions in La Junta during the day on August 25th and August 26th.

Transportation from Denver to La Junta on August 25th, the return trip on August 27th, and the Virtual Reality workshops that are conducted at Colorado landmarks along the way are included with the conference registration fee for which all speakers and presenters receive a discount.

A personal Immersive Education Google Cardboard VR headset is also provided to all speakers, presenters and attendees.
During the conference speakers, presenters and attendees are invited to "cut the virtual ribbon" on Immersive Bent's Fort, officially opening the Minecraft rendition of the historic fort to teachers, students and the general public. Participants will receive hands-on Minecraft training in advance of the ribbon cutting ceremony.

For details visit: http://summit.ImmersiveEducation.org/Colorado

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 http://summit.ImmersiveEducation.org/Colorado

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August 1, 2016: The Immersive Education Initiative today announced that it is developing a series of #PokémonGo guidelines, best practices and certification programs for teachers and business professionals. Immersive Education​ is developing the materials to enable schools and companies to harness the wildly popular mobile game for #education and business.

At #ImmersiveColorado, organized with the #UnitedStates Department of the Interior (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), attendees will be the first in the world to learn first-hand how to apply the Pokemon-Go​ phenomenon to education and business.

During the conference, which begins August 23rd in Denver, Colorado​, a series of Pokémon​ Workshops will conclude with a "live drafting" of the preliminary edition of the Immersive Education Initiative's guidelines and best practices for Pokémon Go.

Attendees will receive exclusive access to the #Pokémon Go materials, which they can use immediately at their own schools and businesses following the conference.

For details visit http://summit.ImmersiveEducation.org/Colorado

IMMERSIVE COLORADO

Organized in collaboration with the United States Department of the Interior (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), IMMERSIVE COLORADO addresses the personal, cultural and educational impact of immersive technologies such as Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), 360° VR video, spherical panoramic photography, 3D printing, telepresence, virtual worlds, simulations, game-based learning and training systems, immersive teaching and immersive learning systems, and fully immersive environments such as caves, domes and planetariums.

The event, which is open to the public, includes a series of hands-on Virtual Reality (VR) workshops during which attendees will create their very own VR experiences while touring stunning Colorado landmarks such as Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak mountain and historic Bent's Old Fort.

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


Hosts and Dates

IMMERSIVE COLORADO runs from the evening of August 23 through August 26 in collaboration with the United States Department of the Interior (DOI) in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the USA National Park Service (NPS).

The conference features a unique format that spans two locations in Colorado: Denver and La Junta.

The Denver Museum of Nature and Science will host the Denver conference sessions on August 23rd and 24th. The conference begins with an opening reception and series of welcoming talks in the museum's planetarium on the evening of August 23rd, with conference sessions occurring at the museum the following day.

On August 25th the USA National Park Service will host a special conference social event in the evening at historic Bent's Old Fort in La Junta, while Otero Jr. College will host conference sessions in La Junta during the day on August 25th and August 26th.

Transportation from Denver to La Junta on August 25th, the return trip on August 27th, and the Virtual Reality workshops that are conducted at Colorado landmarks along the way are included with the conference registration fee for which all speakers and presenters receive a discount.

A personal Immersive Education Google Cardboard VR headset is also provided to all speakers, presenters and attendees.

During the conference speakers, presenters and attendees are invited to "cut the virtual ribbon" on Immersive Bent's Fort, officially opening the Minecraft rendition of the historic fort to teachers, students and the general public. Participants will receive hands-on Minecraft training in advance of the ribbon cutting ceremony.

For details and to register visit: http://summit.ImmersiveEducation.org/Colorado

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.
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