Back in November 2018, Daniel Dyboski-Bryant and Lorelle VanFossen started a regular meetup of Educators in VR within AltSpaceVR. They’ve been meeting consistently for the past year and a half, and they’re currently hosting 5-8 gatherings per week. They held an International Educators in VR Summit across five different VR platforms on February 17 to 22, 2020 where they had over 170 different speakers in a conference that ran 24/7 for 6 straight days.
VanFossen wrote up a comprehensive “Lessons Learned from Hosting a VR Conference” post that documented their process for running a virtual conference, and their pioneering effort has helped to shape and influence the first wave of virtual conferences.
I had a chance to catch up with Dyboski-Bryant and VanFossen to talk about their journey of cultivating the Educators in VR, how they’re using immersive technologies for teaching, and the frontiers of using VR for education and learning. They’re available for hire in order to help consult or run virtual conferences.
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