FINAL SCHEDULE*

VR for Good Summit

 

6:00pm-9:00pm Sunday, November 4th, 2018 

Speakers and Attendees Welcome Reception
Place: Aunt Chilada’s Tempe, 2019 W. Baseline Rd., Tempe, AZ 85283

Day 1 – Monday, November 5th, 2018

8:00am-9:00am – Registration and Light Breakfast

9:00am-9:30am

Introductions and Welcome
Dr. Dave Bolman, Provost, University of Advanced Technology; Robert Fine, VR Voice; Peter Costa, Baltu Studios

9:30am-10:15am

Keynote: “The State of the VR for Good Movement”
Paula Cuneo, Director, VR for Good Initiative, Oculus

10:15am-10:45am

“Bringing AR to the Masses Through the Public/Private School Systems”
Jeremy Kenisky, VP of Creative, Merge VR

10:45am-11:15am – Networking Break / Demonstrations

11:15am-11:45am

“Complex Problems of Chronic Conditions: Immense Opportunities for VR”
Dr. Diane Gromala, Canada Research Chair, Computational Technologies for Transforming Pain, Simon Fraser University

11:45am-12:15pm

“Arts in VR = VR for Good”
Anne Hiatt, Managing Director, Opera on Tap

12:15pm-1:00pm – Lunch Break / Demonstrations

1:00pm-1:30pm

“Create a Buzz: Building a Community with Entertainment”
Vivian Chazen, Host, TheHiveVR Talk Show

1:30pm-2:00pm 

“VR Refugee Therapy”
Allen Olson-Urtecho, Founder and Design Lead, Studio Bahia

2:00pm-2:30pm

“Making VR Accessible and Available in Public Libraries”
John MacLeod, Managing Director, XRLibraries and Marinovation Learning Center

2:30pm-3:30pm Networking / Demonstrations

3:30pm-4:00pm

“Transforming Pediatric Procedures Through VR”
Dr. Evelyn Chan, Pediatric Tech Executive and CEO, SmileyScope

4:00pm-4:30pm

“Virtual Reality and Brain Health”
Dr. Lara Ashmore, Director Emerging Technologies and Online Programs, Center for Brain Health

4:30pm-5:00pm

“Using VR for Knowledge Transfer and Teaching Empathetic Design” 
Jess Purcell, Design Technology Specialist, Shepley Bulfinch

5:00pm-7:00pm – Reception

Day 2 – Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

8:00am-9:00am – Registration and Light Breakfast

9:00am-9:30am

“VR for Good Meetups: An Innovative and Inclusive Community”
Peter Costa, Baltu Studios, and Dennis Bonilla, Baltu Studios

9:30am-10:00am

“Using Immersive Technology for Social Good: A Case Study in Using Volumetric Video to Create Empathy”
Ewan Johnson, Founder and CCO, Arcturus Studios

10:00am-10:30am

“Best Design Practices for Embodies VR Games in STEM”
Dr. Mina Johnson, Founder and President, Embodied Games

10:30am-11:00am – Networking Break / Demonstrations

11:00am-11:30am

“Virtual Reality and Healthcare…It’s Not Just For Humans”
Dr. Christopher Queen, Umm Suqeim Veterinary Centre

11:30am-12:00pm

“VR and Human Evolution, Shaping The Best Future”
Ken Ehrhart, Founder and CEO, Paracosma

12:00pm-1:00pm – Lunch Break / Demonstrations

1:00pm-1:30pm

“VR for Good or Evil: Wielding the Dual Edged Sword of Technology”
Sam Mateosian, CEO and Co-Founder, The Yarn Corporation

1:30pm-2:00pm 

“Improving the Health and Wellness of the Elderly with Virtual Reality”
Joe St. Thomas Sullivan, Founder and CEO, Luciton Virtual

2:00pm-2:30pm

“Let’s Make Technology Disappear”
Anshual Dhawan, Co-Founder, Equally

2:30pm-3:30pm Networking / Demonstrations

3:30pm-4:00pm

“Virtual Reality UX for Good: Empathy, Therapy, Distraction and Escapism”
Aunna Bollmann, PhD Candidate, Media Psychology, Fielding Graduate University

4:00pm-4;30pm

“Future Care Realized with AI and AR”
James Bates, Founder and CEO, AdviNow Medical

4:30pm

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