xR in EDU Taking Place Next Week in Menlo Park: Here’s a Sneak Peek of What to Expect

EdTech Times is hosting a forum entitled xR in EDU, focused on extended reality technology in education, on October 26th in Menlo Park, CA. Leaders and analysts in the field of education technology will come together to discuss research, obstacles, and integration of xR technology in K-12, higher education, and professional learning.

To get a sneak peek of what to expect at the event, listen in to this interview with one of the speakers, Drew Minock of DAQRI.

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This day-long intensive summit is designed to bring together technology developers, educators, and other edtech innovators to learn about augmented, virtual, and mixed reality (AR/VR/MR) technology and its potential for educational use. Attendees will hear from leaders and innovators in the current xR market, as well as participate in demonstrations of the newest xR technologies.

So, who will be there? Below is a list of headliners, partners and advisors for the event.

xR in EDU Speakers:

Drew Minock, Education Evangelist at DAQRI
Jessica Lindl, Global Head of Education at Unity Technologies
Chris Chin, Executive Director of VR Content at HTC Vive
Joanna Webb, Head of Immersive Learning Design & Development at Pearson
Hassan Karaouni, EdMod Labs at Facebook
Melissa Dodd, CTO of San Francisco Unified School District
Derek Belch, CEO & Founder of STRIVR
Maria Barrera, Chief of Staff at Nearpod
Britte Cheng, Principal Scientist at SRI International
Ondrej Homola, CEO of Lifeliqe
Susan Oxnevad, Director of Education at ThingLink
Gunnar Counselman, Partner at Entangled Ventures
Anthony Owen, State Director of Computer Science Education at Arkansas Department of Education
David Nachbar, COO of Unofficial Cardboard
Ed Tang, CTO and Founder of Avegant

Event partners:

SRI International
VR/AR Association
Global Impact EdTech Alliance
Education Technology Industry Network of SIIA (ETIN)
ASU+GSV Summit


Hakan Satiroglu, co-founder of LearnLaunch, founder of EdTech Times
Deborah Quazzo, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of GSV Acceleration
Peter Levy, Principal of Levy Consulting Group
Mark Christian, Global Director of Immersive Learning

Learn more about xR in EDU: a forum on extended reality in education.

Hannah Nyren

Hannah Nyren

Hannah Nyren is the General Manager of EdTech Times. A Texan by birth but a Bostonian at heart, Hannah is an educational writer, AmeriCorps alum, and one-time StartupWeekend EDU (SWEDU) winning team member. She started her career at a Pearson-incubated edtech startup, but has since covered travel, food & culture, and even stonemasonry in addition to education.