The Immersive Education Initiative announced that Paris-Sorbonne University (“the Sorbonne”) is the official host of IMMERSION 2015.
The prestigious university, located in the heart of Paris, France, will host the international conference and exhibition from Sept. 7-10. The event, which is open to the public, will take place in the famous lecture halls of the historic Sorbonne building.
Building on the success of the previous nine years of Immersive Education (iED) conferences, IMMERSION 2015 convenes the world’s leading experts in immersion and immersive technologies in Paris this fall. Speakers and exhibitors at previous events have included Harvard University, MIT, MIT Media Lab, Stanford University, NASA, United Nations (UN), United States Department of Education, Smithsonian, Disney, Google, Microsoft, Intel, Oracle and many other world-class organizations.
IMMERSION 2015 addresses the personal and cultural impact of immersive technologies such as Virtual Reality (e.g., Facebook’s Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, Google Cardboard, HTC Vive), augmented reality and mixed reality (e.g., Microsoft HoloLens), holograms and holography, wearable computing (e.g., Google Glass and Apple Watch), mechanical and neural brain interfaces, cybernetics, affective computing (systems that can recognize, interpret, process, and simulate human feelings and emotions), neuro-gaming technologies that are used to create adaptive and radically compelling entertainment experiences, 3D printing, personal robotics, telepresence, virtual worlds, simulations, game-based learning and training systems, and fully immersive environments such as caves and domes.
As a special event that is open to the public, the first two days of IMMERSION 2015 will feature general-interest keynote addresses, talks, panel discussions and exhibits. The event concludes with hands-on workshops and a two-day technical (research) conference specifically for researchers, academics, teachers and corporate trainers.
Calls for speakers, exhibitors, and research papers (CfP) will be issued in late March. Prospective participants are encouraged to review last year’s IMMERSION 2014 event and also previous Immersive Education Summits in advance.