VR & AR: #TheNextEvolution in Education

About the Topic

Some feel that education is the area in which VR and AR will make the most revolutionary impact on society. From AR tabletop displays that come alive in the classroom to watching the history of a neighborhood unfold through VR as the class field trip travels through time, education will be radically changed through immersive tech. How is this going to be rolled out across the educational field and who will get the first benefits and who might get left out? With retention stats showing VR/AR dramatically improving learning capabilities how will this change approaches to teaching and classroom activities? We will explore these questions and more with our experts who are at the forefront of these new educational horizons.

What’s The Format:

5:30-6PM: Demos & Networking
6:00-6:15: Introductions
6:15-6:25: Kelly Page
6:25-6:35: Julie Smithson (remote)
6:35-6:45: Bree McEwan
6:45-6:55: George Berlin
6:55-7:05: Cathy Grochowski
7:05-7:15: Matthew Houlihan
7:15-8:15: Panel Discussion with Q&A
8:15-8:45: Networking & Demos
8:45-9:00: Clean up

We start with informal networking and technology demonstrations, then host a panel discussion to answer audience questions, and we end with more networking and technology demonstrations. The conversation will start with a primary topic, but ultimately take us wherever it goes. We keep it simple and informal – this MeetUp is about you, our members, and not the host or presenters. Come and try some new technology, get your questions answered, and take your next step in XR Technology.

Panel Members

Kelly Page, Ph.D.

Kelly Page, Ph.D.

Director of Bennett Labs: Bennett Day School

Bree McEwan

Bree McEwan

Associate Professor and Program Coordinator - DePaul University

George Berlin

George Berlin

Creative Genius - George Berlin Studios

Cathy Grochowski

Cathy Grochowski

Owner - Make the Grade Training Solutions

Julie Smithson

Julie Smithson

Co-Founder of MetaVRse & XR Ignite Community Hub & Virtual Accelerator

Matthew Houlihan

Matthew Houlihan

Faculty Member - Chicago Jesuit Academy