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Monday, May 17
 

8:00pm EDT

Opening Night Dance Party
Go To Haptics for our Opening Night Dance Party!  Get ready to dance with DJ illexxandra!

https://www.instagram.com/illexxandra/


Monday May 17, 2021 8:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Haptics Mixed Reality Lounge and Supper Club
 
Tuesday, May 18
 

1:00pm EDT

Ecosystem Update: What's Next for the iLRNetwork (Part 1)
Presenters
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Markos Mentzelopoulos

Senior Lecturer, University of Westminster
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Dennis Beck

Associate Professor, University of Arkansas
Dennis Beck is an Associate Professor of Educational Technology at the University of Arkansas. In his teaching, he enjoys teaching teachers how to use technology in their classrooms. His research focuses on and advocates for digital, educational equity for vulnerable populations... Read More →
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Karen Alexander

Co-Founder & Executive Director, XR Women
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Maya Georgieva

Director, Education Futures / XReality Center, The New School
Maya Georgieva is a futurist, XR strategist, immersive storyteller, producer, and a sought-after keynote speaker on the future of Immersive Learning and Innovation in creative industries. As the Director of Education Futures and the XReality Center at the New School, Maya provides... Read More →
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Mark J. W. Lee

Executive Vice President & Chief Research Officer, Immersive Learning Research Network
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Daphne Economou

Senior Lecturer, University of Westminster
I have 20 years’ teaching and research experience in higher education, in the areas of HCI, Mobile UX, Web Design and Development, and in VR. I am particularly interested in the use and the design of VR/AR platforms to engage effectively learners in educational tasks and empowering... Read More →
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Jonathon Richter

President & Chief Executive Officer, Immersive Learning Research Network
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Jeremy Nelson

Director, XR Initiative, University of Michigan
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Leonel Morgado

Assistant Professor / Senior Researcher, Universidade Aberta / INESC TEC
Leonel Morgado is Assistant Professor with Habilitation, at the Portuguese Open University, where he lectures on research methods, programming, and the use of virtual worlds. He is also a board member of the international research association, Immersive Learning Research Network... Read More →
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Kai Erenli

Vice President for Legal & Compliance and iLRN 2021 General Co-Chair, Immersive Learning Research Network
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David Bass-Clark

Director of AR/VR Research and Development, Unity College
XR adoption in online higher education and trainingWant to create VR simulations? That’s my jam! 


Tuesday May 18, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
Main Stage iLRN Virtual Campus, powered by Virbela

2:00pm EDT

Ecosystem Update: What's Next for the iLRNetwork (Part 2)
Presenters
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Julie Smithson

Chief Education & Learning Officer, MetaVRse
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Markos Mentzelopoulos

Senior Lecturer, University of Westminster
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Karen Alexander

Co-Founder & Executive Director, XR Women
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David Bass-Clark

Director of AR/VR Research and Development, Unity College
XR adoption in online higher education and trainingWant to create VR simulations? That’s my jam! 
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Dennis Beck

Associate Professor, University of Arkansas
Dennis Beck is an Associate Professor of Educational Technology at the University of Arkansas. In his teaching, he enjoys teaching teachers how to use technology in their classrooms. His research focuses on and advocates for digital, educational equity for vulnerable populations... Read More →
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Daphne Economou

Senior Lecturer, University of Westminster
I have 20 years’ teaching and research experience in higher education, in the areas of HCI, Mobile UX, Web Design and Development, and in VR. I am particularly interested in the use and the design of VR/AR platforms to engage effectively learners in educational tasks and empowering... Read More →
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Kai Erenli

Vice President for Legal & Compliance and iLRN 2021 General Co-Chair, Immersive Learning Research Network
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Maya Georgieva

Director, Education Futures / XReality Center, The New School
Maya Georgieva is a futurist, XR strategist, immersive storyteller, producer, and a sought-after keynote speaker on the future of Immersive Learning and Innovation in creative industries. As the Director of Education Futures and the XReality Center at the New School, Maya provides... Read More →
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Mark J. W. Lee

Executive Vice President & Chief Research Officer, Immersive Learning Research Network
avatar for Leonel Morgado

Leonel Morgado

Assistant Professor / Senior Researcher, Universidade Aberta / INESC TEC
Leonel Morgado is Assistant Professor with Habilitation, at the Portuguese Open University, where he lectures on research methods, programming, and the use of virtual worlds. He is also a board member of the international research association, Immersive Learning Research Network... Read More →
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Jeremy Nelson

Director, XR Initiative, University of Michigan
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Jonathon Richter

President & Chief Executive Officer, Immersive Learning Research Network


Tuesday May 18, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
Main Stage iLRN Virtual Campus, powered by Virbela
 
Friday, May 21
 

8:00pm EDT

House of Nature and Environmental Science Featured Speaker - Robson Araujo Junior , The Watershed Explorers VR Game
Join watershed explorers Lenni, Mira, Lance, and Della The Mule in a kayak adventure down the
Lehigh River to learn about the Lehigh River Watershed's rich environment and history! In this
game, the National Canal Museum of the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor hired
you to make a recommendation to strategically improve community engagement and tourism
along the Lehigh River. Interface design and UI features will be highlighted as we embark on
this adventure together in this virtual exploration session.

Short bio:
Robson Araujo Junior is a doctoral student in the Teaching, Learning, & Technology program
at Lehigh University in the USA. His research focuses on the cognitive and affective
affordances of video games for learning. He has been a gamer for his entire life, has previously
taught in Brazil, and is passionate about teaching and learning with immersive game-based
education.

Presenters
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Robson Araujo-Junior

Ph.D. Candidate, Lehigh University



Friday May 21, 2021 8:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Circle of Scholars Assembly Hall iLRN Virtual Campus, powered by Virbela
 
Monday, May 24
 

12:00pm EDT

Funders Forum - How to find XR funding!
Funders Forum with Mina Johnson-Glenberg.

Andruid Kerne from the National Science Foundation (NSF)
Marc Ruppel from National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Alana Selkowitz from Unity (Unity for Humanity)
David Sarno from Lighthaus.us

Presenters will speak for approximately 7 – 8 minutes each about their agency and project portfolio as it relates to XR (trends in proposals, projects funded/under way, priorities, etc.). The remaining time will be devoted to open discussion and Q&A.

Presenters
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Mina Johnson-Glenberg

President & CEO; Research Professor, Arizona State University, Embodied Games, LLC
Dr. Johnson-Glenberg is a Research Professor at Arizona State University in the Psychology department. She is also an entrepreneur and President of the award-winning learning technology company called Embodied Games, LLC. Her lab (and in the spinout company) create, research, and... Read More →


Monday May 24, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Circle of Scholars Assembly Hall iLRN Virtual Campus, powered by Virbela
 
Tuesday, June 1
 

2:00pm EDT

State of XR & Immersive Learning Report Launch
The inaugural State of XR & Immersive Learning Report is now available to the public! Come to this special occasion where members of the 100+ Expert Panel and the report authors will be present to highlight the content & aims of the report, laying out Next Steps for engaging administrators, educators, researchers, designers, and students around the world in making XR-for-Learning accessible and engaging for all learners, everywhere!  

Presenters
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Mark J. W. Lee

Executive Vice President & Chief Research Officer, Immersive Learning Research Network
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Maya Georgieva

Director, Education Futures / XReality Center, The New School
Maya Georgieva is a futurist, XR strategist, immersive storyteller, producer, and a sought-after keynote speaker on the future of Immersive Learning and Innovation in creative industries. As the Director of Education Futures and the XReality Center at the New School, Maya provides... Read More →
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Bryan Alexander

senior scholar, Bryan Alexander Consulting, LLC
Bryan Alexander is an internationally known futurist, researcher, writer, speaker, consultant, and teacher, working in the field of how technology transforms education. He completed his English language and literature PhD at the University of Michigan in 1997, with a dissertation... Read More →
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Emory Craig

Co-Founder and CEO, Digital Bodies
Emory Craig brings broad experience in higher education and the creative industries to his work on XR, AI, and digital ethics. He is the Co-founder and CEO at Digital Bodies, a consulting group and popular website for news and analysis of immersive technologies. Digital Bodies partners... Read More →
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Jonathon Richter

President & Chief Executive Officer, Immersive Learning Research Network



Tuesday June 1, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Main Stage iLRN Virtual Campus, powered by Virbela
 
Monday, June 7
 

1:00pm EDT

K-12 Innovators in XR (KIX) Meet & Greet 1
K-12 Innovators in XR (KIX) is a new initiative for early childhood, primary, and secondary educators exploring XR and immersive learning technologies. The objective of KIX is to cultivate a community of practice for educators, designers, and champions of XR and immersive learning technologies in K-12 contexts around the world. Join us to learn more about how you can be involved!

Presenters
avatar for Jessica Ochoa Hendrix

Jessica Ochoa Hendrix

CEO & Co-Founder, Killer Snails
Jessica Ochoa Hendrix, CEO & Co-Founder of Killer Snails, has worked in K-12 education since 2003. Ochoa Hendrix was awarded the 2019 TED Residency, an in-house incubator within TED for breakthrough ideas and gave a TED talk on incorporating VR into the classroom. With funding from... Read More →
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Paula MacDowell

Assistant Professor, University of Saskatchewan
Paula MacDowell, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum Studies, University of Saskatchewan. Her area of specialization is in Educational Technology and Design (ETAD).


Monday June 7, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Circle of Scholars Assembly Hall iLRN Virtual Campus, powered by Virbela

7:00pm EDT

K-12 Innovators in XR (KIX) Meet & Greet 1
K-12 Innovators in XR (KIX) is a new initiative for early childhood, primary, and secondary educators exploring XR and immersive learning technologies. The objective of KIX is to cultivate a community of practice for educators, designers, and champions of XR and immersive learning technologies in K-12 contexts around the world. Join us to learn more about how you can be involved!

Presenters
avatar for Jessica Ochoa Hendrix

Jessica Ochoa Hendrix

CEO & Co-Founder, Killer Snails
Jessica Ochoa Hendrix, CEO & Co-Founder of Killer Snails, has worked in K-12 education since 2003. Ochoa Hendrix was awarded the 2019 TED Residency, an in-house incubator within TED for breakthrough ideas and gave a TED talk on incorporating VR into the classroom. With funding from... Read More →
avatar for Paula MacDowell

Paula MacDowell

Assistant Professor, University of Saskatchewan
Paula MacDowell, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum Studies, University of Saskatchewan. Her area of specialization is in Educational Technology and Design (ETAD).


Monday June 7, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Circle of Scholars Assembly Hall iLRN Virtual Campus, powered by Virbela
 
Tuesday, June 8
 

7:00pm EDT

Awards Ceremony
Come to the 7th Annual iLRN Awards Ceremony! 
This year, we are excited to award many new meaningful awards, stemming from the growth and capacity of the network! Help us celebrate achievements in the following categories: 
  1. iLRN Initiatives: iLRN Houses, Chapters, XR Women, CHEX, State of XR Awards
  2. Practitioners Stream Awards: Innovation in K12 Education, Innovation in Higher Education, & Immersive Learning Pedagogy Awards
  3. Student Network Awards: Games Immersion Conference, iLRNFuser, and Doc Colloquium Awards
  4. Research Stream Awards: SCILE Special Track, Paper Reviewers, Work-in-Progress, Student Paper, Short Paper, & Full Paper Awards
  5. Volunteers & iLRN Special Recognition: Rookie of the Year, Herculean Hauler, & Social Media Maverick
  6. iLRN Service Award

Tuesday June 8, 2021 7:00pm - 8:30pm EDT
Main Stage iLRN Virtual Campus, powered by Virbela
 
Thursday, June 10
 

7:00pm EDT

Closing Night Dance Party
Go To Haptics for our Closing Night Dance Party!  Get ready to dance with DJ illexxandra!

https://www.instagram.com/illexxandra/


Thursday June 10, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Haptics Mixed Reality Lounge and Supper Club