FINAL SCHEDULE

Opening Reception
Thursday, November 16th, 2017
6:00pm-10:00pm
The Fund for American Studies
1706 New Hampshire Ave., Washington, DC 20009
Please RSVP

Friday, November 17th, 2017

8:00am-9:00am – Registration and Light Breakfast

9:00am-9:05am

Introduction
Robert Fine, VR Voice

9:05am-9:10am

Welcome to George Washington University
Lex McCusker, Director of Student Entrepreneurship Programs, George Washington University

9:15am-9:45am

Welcome to the VR for Good Summit
Ken Ehrhart, CEO, Paracosma – Conference Co-Chair/Moderator

9:45am-10:15am

“A Beginner’s Primer to the VR/AR Market and Ecosystem”
Charlie Fink, Writer/Producer/Futurist, VR Voice, Forbes

10:15am-10:45am

“Four Walls: Using Virtual Reality to Drive Social Action”
Cathe Neukum, Executive Producer, International Rescue Committee
Gordon Meyer, Head of Marketing, YouVisit

10:45am-11:30am – Networking Break / Demonstrations

11:30am-12:00pm

“Virtual Innovation Inspired By An Escape From The Real World – The Potential and The Risks of VR / AR Development in Humanitarian, Medical and Social Projects”
Piotr Łój, Founder of The Virtual Dream Project, Poland

12:00pm-12:30pm

“Seeing is Believing: Utilizing Virtual Reality to Educate About The Impacts of Climate Change”
Shayna Skolnik, CEO and Co-Founder, Navteca

12:30pm-1:30pm – Lunch Break / Demonstrations

Afternoon Track 1

1:30pm-2:00pm

“Improving Accessibility in Virtual Reality”
Hannah Gillis, Project Manager, Lucasfilm
Ben Peck, Engineer, Lucasfilm

2:00pm-2:30pm

“VR for Good: Elevating Social Causes and Education through Transformative Experiences”
Cindy Ball, Program Manager of Education, Oculus

2:30pm-3:00pm

“Bridging The Generational Divide with Virtual Reality”
Amanda Cavaleri, Founder, Connect The Ages, AARP Innovation Fellow

3:00pm-3:30pm Networking / Demonstrations

3:30pm-4:00pm

“Honor Everywhere: Using Virtual Reality To Allow Aging World War II Veterans The Opportunity To See Their WWII Memorial”
Sarah Hill, CEO & Chief Storyteller, StoryUp

4:00pm-4:30pm

“Engagement VR: Transparent Newsroom and Community Interaction”
Hans Meyer, Associate Professor, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University

4:30pm-5:00pm

“Educating and Teaching History Through Virtual Reality – A Newseum Case Study: The Berlin Wall”
Rob Cloutier, CEO, Digital History Studios

Afternoon Track 2

1:40pm-2:10pm

“How HTC is Supporting The VR for Good Movement”
Dario Laverde, Senior Developer Evangelist, HTC

2:10pm-2:40pm

“Designing and Creating Profound and Impactful Experiences Through Immersive Music and Sound”
Peter Costa, CEO, Baltu Studios and Co-Organizer, Phoenix VR for Good

2:40pm-3:10pm

“Oratolipsia: Wildlife POV – Simulating Alternate Visual Perceptions in VR”
Alkistis Mavroeidi, MDes, Interaction Designer, Harvard University

3:10pm-3:40pm Networking / Demonstrations

3:40pm-4:10pm

“Designing Accessible AR/VR Games for Those with Disabilities”
Suzanne Taylor, Principal Architect & President, Things Entertainment

4:10pm-4:40pm

“The Eyes and Ears of Autism: Facilitating Communication Through VR”
Harrison Linowes, Computer Science, University of Maryland

4:40pm-5:10pm
“In Their Shoes: A VR Documentary About the Caste System of Nepal” and “Building Political Bridges Through Virtual Exchange”
Emma Mankey Hidem, CEO, SunnysideVR

Be Sure to Join Us Tomorrow at Make Offices in Logan Circle
for
Virtual Reality Day

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