iLRN 2017 Call for Participation at Community Events

The iLRN 2017 Conference Committee invites to submit proposals for the Community Events to be held at the iLRN Conference on June 26th, 2017 in Coimbra, Portugal.

Topics of interest in the context of immersive environments for the main conference include:

  • Immersive Technologies, Systems and Devices
  • Natural and Built Environments as Immersive Learning Spaces
  • Cognitive and Pedagogical Analysis
  • STEM Education
  • The Psychological and Embodied Nature of “Immersion”
  • Learning and Training Applications
  • Non-leisure Games and Gamification
  • A Glance into the Future: Innovations, Challenges and Applications
  • Games and Entertainment
  • Art and Creativity
  • Cultural Heritage

 

The Community Events:

  • Breakout Panel Sessions  

Conference Breakout Panels organize expert opinions on a topic in a short amount of time. Breakout Panels usually consist of between 3 – 5 experts discussing a specific topic or challenge and moderated by a session chair. These sessions are intended to engage the audience and are, thus, more open and interactive than traditional presentations by design.  Because panelists often take different perspectives and offer different solutions to problems, these sessions are great for public conversations on issues that are common to many audience members. Additionally, an extended abstract (2 pages) will be published in iLRN’s online proceedings.

More information at: https://immersivelrn.org/ilrn2017/panels/

  • Demos & Hands-on Opportunities 

Demos and Hands-on opportunities give attendees at iLRN 2017 the chance to try immersive learning experiences first-hand! iLRN Demos & Hands-on opportunities are semi-structured, informal events for you to engage with conference goers, showing them the particulars of your research, product, or gear. These sessions are intended to engage the audience and are, thus, more open and interactive than any other iLRN presentations, by design.

iLRN is interested in giving attendees a substantive, meaningful experience with a variety and breadth of immersive learning platforms. Please note that reference for these sessions will be given to: (a) authors of accepted papers and invited Featured Speakers; and (b) the Demos & Hands-on opportunity proposals determined to be the most compelling and interactive by the iLRN Conference Committee.

More information at: https://immersivelrn.org/ilrn2017/demos/

  • Product Showcase 

What’s your Immersive Learning product or ware? iLRN is the preeminent place bringing researchers, artists, programmers, developers, teachers, and designers together to focus on immersive learning. This year in Coimbra, Portugal, you have the unique opportunity to engage with members of this specialized expert community and showcase your products.

All accepted Product Showcase applications will receive a highly visible, accessible location outfitted with a table and outlet for the duration of the conference. Note that all members of each Product Showcase team must pay a full conference registration in addition to the showcase fee (depending on requirements).

Please email info@immersivelrn.org for more details.

  • Roundtable Discussions 

Invite ILRN Conference attendees to sit down and discuss the trends, challenges, and key ideas in the research and development of immersive learning.

More information at: https://immersivelrn.org/ilrn2017/roundtables