Immerse Yourself
in Learning

July 26 – 28, 2017 • San Jose, CA

Realities360 is a hands-on conference unlike anything you’ve seen before. In order to understand what AR, VR, and other alternate-reality technologies can do for learning, you need to experience them for yourself. Realities360 is specifically designed to allow you to immerse yourself in these technologies, and to engage in conversations that enable you to put those experiences into the context of the work you do in training and development.

Realities360 is about more than just exploring the future: It’s about bringing people together to help create it.

Speakers

Maxwell Planck

How VR Is Changing the Future of Content

Maxwell Planck, Technical Founder, Oculus Story Studio

Virtual reality fundamentally changes some of the rules and expectations for eLearning. In this opening keynote, Maxwell Planck will describe the work he is doing at Oculus Story Studio and share the lessons he has learned as he continues to discover the unique opportunities of VR. Read more→

Barry Downes

What Does the Future Hold for AR, VR, and Mixed Realities?

Barry Downes, Managing Partner, Suir Valley Ventures

In this session, Barry Downes, a managing partner of a venture capital fund specializing in AR, VR, financial technology, and the Internet of Things, will share how he sees these technologies evolving and emerging and where their short- and long-term evolutions will take us. Read more→

David Kelly

Building the Future Together

Collaborative Discussion Led by David Kelly

During this general session, we will engage in a discussion exploring the opportunities offered and barriers imposed by AR, VR, and enhanced realities. We will examine what we need these technologies to do, and what resources we need in order to utilize them in our work. Read more→

Chad Udell, Kate Pasterfield, Marco Faccini, Clyde Matava

Lessons Learned from Early AR and VR Adopters

Chad Udell, Kate Pasterfield, Marco Faccini, Clyde Matava

The real potential of AR, VR, and enhanced reality technologies lies in doing something different and viewing your work through a different lens. In this closing panel, you will hear from early adopters of these technologies, who’ll put what you’ve learned at Realities360 into context. Read more→

Session List

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Immerse & Interact

Augmented Reality

Augmented reality adds computer-generated content as a contextual overlay to the real world. This technology, often powered by devices we already carry, has enormous applications for training and development.

Virtual Reality

Virtual reality has existed for decades, but technology has finally emerged that makes it truly accessible. VR allows us to put learners in a truly immersive environment, creating entirely new opportunities for training and learning.

Expanded Realities

AR and VR are just the start of the alternate-reality conversation. There are additional technologies that we can use on their own or as part of a blend with AR and VR to increase the level of immersion in the experiences we create.

Technology Showcase

In order to explore the possibilities that AR, VR, and other alternate-reality technologies pose for learning and performance, you first need to understand what it means to experience them for yourself. The Technology Showcase provides unprecedented hands-on access to the technologies that are blazing the trail to where AR, VR, and expanded realities will lead us in the future. You’ll be able to immerse yourself into a number of examples and speak to the people who developed them. This hands-on experience will add a layer of depth to your Realities360 experience that will enable you to better put these technologies into the context of your work.

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Sponsors

Schedule

Wednesday, July 26

7:30a – 8:15a

Morning Buzz

8:30a – 10:00a

Opening General Session

10:00a – 6:30p

Technology Showcase Open

10:45a – 11:45a

Concurrent Sessions—Block 1

11:45a – 1:00p

Lunch

1:00p – 2:00p

Concurrent Sessions—Block 2

2:00p – 2:30p

Ice Cream Social

2:30p – 3:30p

Concurrent Sessions—Block 3

4:00p – 5:00p

Concurrent Sessions—Block 4

5:00p – 6:30p

Technology Showcase Reception

Thursday, July 27

7:30a – 8:15a

Morning Buzz

8:30a – 10:00a

General Session

10:00a – 6:15p

Technology Showcase Open

10:45a – 11:45a

Concurrent Sessions—Block 5

11:45a – 1:00p

Lunch

1:00p – 2:00p

Concurrent Sessions—Block 6

2:00p – 2:30p

Break

2:30p – 3:30p

Concurrent Sessions—Block 7

4:00p – 5:00p

General Session

5:00p – 6:15p

Technology Showcase Reception

Friday, July 28

7:30a – 8:15a

Morning Buzz

8:30a – 9:30a

Concurrent Sessions—Block 8

10:00a – 11:00a

Concurrent Sessions—Block 9

11:15a – 12:30p

Closing General Session

Venue

Location

All activities will take place at The Fairmont San Jose. With the meteoric growth of the computer industry, Silicon Valley is the world’s busiest technology center, and the capital of this high-tech Mecca is San Jose. The four-star Fairmont San Jose combines state-of-the-art technological innovation with timeless elegance, so it is the perfect home for the inaugural Realities360.

Lodging

Even though our group block at The Fairmont San Jose is closed, there may still be rooms available at other rates. To check availability and current rates, call the reservations department at +1.408.998.1900 or the global reservations center at +1.800.257.7544. You can also find other great properties available in San Jose on Orbitz, Travelocity, or other similar travel sites.

Let’s Build the Future Together.