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Wednesday, August 2 • 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Panel - The Way Ahead for VR in Education

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Can virtual, augmented, and mixed reality contribute meaningfully to the future of education?  And if so, what specific areas of need could be addressed and how?  How can VR technology contribute meaningfully to the future of education and opportunity for all?  Immerse yourself in these questions with a panel that features education leaders and innovators who at the cutting edge of the XR and Education frontier.

Moderators
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Kate Machtiger

Strategist, Luminary Labs
Kate is a Strategist at Luminary Labs, where she brings a multifaceted lens to solving problems and developing solutions, integrating a rigorous analytic approach with creativity and design sensibility. She has been recognized in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in Education for her work leading Luminary... Read More →

Speakers
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Gemma Busoni

COO, Discovr LBS
Gemma Busoni is a cofounder and COO at Discovr Labs, a VR startup that focuses on immersive educational experiences for K12, vocational, and professional verticals. Formerly, she founded a non-profit that brought CS education to inner-city schools, eventually merging with another non-profit to become Hack Club and going nationwide. She also worked at CalTech, StudentRND, and served on LA Mayor Garcetti's council. Recently, she was featured on the cover of Seventeen magazine with Michelle Obama. She's passionate about accessibility, education, VR, and how they all... Read More →
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Nick DiCarlo

VP, Immersive Products and Virtual Reality, Samsung Electronics America
Nick DiCarlo leads Samsung’s VR efforts in the United States, including strategy across channels, hardware, services, sales and partnerships. Samsung sees virtual reality as a long‐term opportunity in a range of industries and will contribute by helping VR become more accessible to more people through simple and compelling experiences. Nick previously served as VP of Product Planning and Product Marketing, guiding product strategies that have powered Samsung... Read More →
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Jessica Lindl

Global Head of Education, Unity Technologies
Jessica is the Global Head of Education at Unity Technologies with a vision of democratizing creativity for all learners. She has spent over 15 years overseeing companies and teams that design, develop, and distribute deeply impactful learning games to the global education market... Read More →
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Albert Palacios

Education Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Education
Albert Palacios leads the EdPrizes portfolio of open innovation prize competitions at the U.S. Department of Education which includes the EdSim Challenge to inspire the next generation of interoperable AR/VR and 3D simulations to improve teaching and learning in career and techni... Read More →


Wednesday August 2, 2017 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Tishman Auditorium