VR & AR: #TheNextEvolution in Emergency Response

About the Topic

In life’s critical moments, emergency responders take initiative. They rely on honed instincts and years of training. They are provided with tools to prepare them for every situation they may encounter. They make split second decisions that often mean the difference between life and death.

Virtual and augmented reality are tools that emergency response industries have embraced for a long time. The military has used heads up displays – one of the earliest forms of AR – in planes & helmet goggles since the 1960’s. Firearm Training Situation Simulators for law enforcement date back to the early 1980’s. Today, VR and AR provide tools for training, logistics,  fleet management, operational planning, on-location support, and more to the military, police, fire, and emergency response departments at all levels of government.

Come hear from the experts how immersive technology is supporting the jobs of the people who protect society.

What’s The Format:

5:30-6:00 – Demos and Networking
6:00-6:30 – Introductions.
6:30-7:00 – Topic Presentations
7:00-8:00 – Panel Discussion and Q&A
8:00-8:30 – Networking & Demos
8:30-9:00 – Cleanup and Good Bye

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

Carla Bond

Carla Bond

Founder & CEO: Upskill VR

Thomas Brady

Thomas Brady

Associate Dean: Homeland Security Training Institute and Public Services Division

Alan Beauchamp

Alan Beauchamp

CEO at Terminal54

Sean DeCrane

Sean DeCrane

Manager of Industry Relations: Underwriters Laboratories Building Life Safety, Security and Technologies Division