iLRN Annual Sponsorship

To further the interests of immersive learning research and scholarship, the Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN):

  1. Identifies innovations, trends, evidence, and scholarship useful for design, creation, and testing of immersive learning applications;
  2. Hosts meetings, events, and forums for showcasing immersive learning scholarship, development, and possibilities;
  3. Builds a usable comprehensive database of scholarly literature on immersive learning and relevant showcase for education specialists and the public;
  4. Engages in advocacy for evidence-based immersive learning design and innovation;
  5. Supports proliferation of immersive learning applications, scholarships, and showcases;
  6. Provides support and prizes for career scholars and developers in immersive learning fields;
  7. Fosters an appreciation of immersive learning potential in the academy, as well as across industry and throughout the general population.

Your sponsorship will help us achieve all these goals.

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Bronze Tier – US$5,000

This tier includes sponsorship of the State of XR and Immersive Learning project, which is being undertaken in collaboration with the IEEE Digital Reality Initiative (DRI) and the IEEE IC Industry Consortium on Learning Engineering (ICICLE). This project will combine a systematic review and synthesis of the scholarly evidence and knowledge base on XR and immersive learning with a Delphi-inspired environmental scanning and forecasting exercise in the vein of the Horizon Project series. The goals are to: (a) distill key research findings on “what works” in the use of XR and immersive technologies for supporting and enhancing learning; (b) identify the technological, pedagogical, and relevant innovations in the XR and immersive learning arena that exhibit most promise, along with the major trends and challenges related to their adoption and implementation over the next five years; and (c) highlight priority areas in need of further exploration, investigation, and development.

Key benefits:

  • Recognition as an official sponsor on the iLRN website, the project website, and other promotional material, as well as at related workshops and presentations;
  • Sponsor’s logo prominently displayed in the front matter (e.g., inside cover, copyright page, or similar) of the final report;
  • Representation on the expert panel for the Delphi-inspired component of the project by a nominated individual from the sponsor’s organization;
  • Access to the collection of literature references and other resources amassed by the project team, as well as opportunities to contribute materials to the collection for consideration by the project;
  • Option for the sponsor to work with the project team to prepare a short case study involving the use of the sponsor’s products and/or services, for inclusion in the final report and/or on the project website (as mutually agreed upon by the sponsor and the project team);
  • Early access to the results and findings of the project, including an advance electronic copy of the report (to be delivered to the sponsor at least 6 weeks before the official release date);
  • One complimentary registration for the iLRN Annual Conference

Silver Tier – US$10,000

This tier includes all of the benefits of the Bronze tier, plus the following:

  • Recognition as an official sponsor of all of the following:
    • iLRN Annual Conference (North America or Europe);
    • “XR & Immersive Learning Environments” Special Track at IEEE TALE conference (Asia-Pacific);
    • Other satellite conferences/workshops (e.g., Special Session on Immersive Learning at the Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Conference [CEEC] in the UK),

with the sponsor’s logo included on conference websites, banners, flyers, and other materials;

  • Exhibition space at the iLRN Annual Conference;
  • Official sponsor / host of hands-on workshop series at iLRN Annual Conference;
  • Option to supply promotional materials (up to two items) for inclusion in conference bags distributed to attendees of the iLRN Annual Conference;
  • Official sponsor of the iLRN member research literature database;
  • Option to make a quarterly contribution to iLRN member email newsletter;
  • Option to make one approved posting per quarter to the iLRN member e-mail list;
  • Three complimentary registrations for the iLRN Annual Conference.

Inclusive of the complimentary registration included in the previous tier.

Gold Tier – US$25,000

Includes all of the benefits of the Silver tier, plus the following:

  • Sponsored keynote or featured speaker at iLRN Annual Conference
  • Official sponsor of livestreamed webcast of one of the following:
    • iLRN Annual Conference (North America or Europe);
    • “XR & Immersive Learning Environments” Special Track at IEEE TALE conference (Asia-Pacific);
    • Other satellite conferences/workshops (e.g., Special Session on Immersive Learning at the Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Conference [CEEC] in the UK)
  • Choice of one of the following:
    • Co-designed 30-second ad at the start or end of one episode per week of “The Versatilist” podcast series;
    • Co-designed product placement or 15-second ad within featured weekly videos on iLRN.tv YouTube channel;
    • Co-authored featured column on iLRNetwork blog
  • Official sponsor of the iLRN “Learn Across Realities” Research & Development Methods Online Network Forum;
  • iLRNLabs research “matchmaking,” review, and dissemination service for one research project* during the sponsorship year, including:
    • One-hour online consultation with an iLRN Board member to help determine research needs, scope, and potential approaches/methodologies;  
    • Assistance sourcing and recruiting potential research team members most suited to the research project, based on their experience, interests and expertise (via iLRN member database and/or an open call for proposals);
    • Independent, iLRN-facilitated peer review of project results and findings;
    • Assistance with dissemination of project results and findings, including possible publication of a report or white paper (following peer review) in the iLRN Immersive Learning Monograph Series
  • Option to make two approved postings per quarter to the iLRN member e-mail list
  • Five complimentary registrations for the iLRN Annual Conference

*Does not include the cost of undertaking the research project itself. iLRN is also able to offer a complete, “turnkey” solution including facilitation and management of an entire research project from inception to completion, the cost of which varies according to the nature and scope of the project.

Decision of whether or not to publish the report or white paper to be jointly made by iLRN and the sponsor.

These numbers are inclusive of those included in the previous tiers.

Platinum Tier – US$50,000

Includes all of the benefits of the Gold tier, plus the following:

  • Recognition as an official sponsor of an iLRN applied “Center of Excellence” on immersive learning within a particular domain or application area (medical education, workforce development, museum learning, citizen science and informal learning, environmental sciences, etc.)
  • Sponsor / host of special event at the iLRN Annual Conference
  • Choice of one more of the following in addition to the option selected in the Gold tier:
    • Co-designed 30-second ad at the start or end of one episode per week of “The Versatilist” podcast series;
    • Co-designed product placement or 15-second ad within featured weekly videos on iLRN.tv YouTube channel;
    • Co-authored featured column on iLRNetwork blog;
    • Custom in-depth feature series showcasing sponsor organization’s contributions to immersive learning capacity;
  • iLRNLabs “matchmaking,” review, and dissemination service for two research projects* in addition to those included with the Gold tier (for a total of three) during the sponsorship year, including:
    • One-hour online consultation with an iLRN Board member to help determine research needs, scope, and potential approaches/methodologies;  
    • Assistance sourcing and recruiting potential research team members most suited to the research project, based on their experience, interests and expertise (via iLRN member database and/or an open call for proposals);
    • Independent, iLRN-facilitated peer review of project results and findings;
    • Assistance with dissemination of project results and findings, including possible publication of a report or white paper (following peer review) in the iLRN Immersive Learning Monograph Series
  • Option to make one approved posting per month to the iLRN e-mail list
  • Ten complimentary registrations for the iLRN Annual Conference

*Does not include the cost of undertaking the research project itself. iLRN is also able to offer a complete, “turnkey” solution including facilitation and management of an entire research project from inception to completion, the cost of which varies according to the nature and scope of the project.

Decision of whether or not to publish the report or white paper to be jointly made by iLRN and the sponsor.

These numbers are inclusive of those included in the previous tiers.

Beyond Platinum…

Sponsors may seek to collaborate with iLRN and other key organizations on the formation of iLRN applied “Centers of Excellence”. While much of the development of immersive learning potential is ongoing across myriad locations, globally it is also true that expertise continues to congregate and cluster in particular geo-located regions. iLRN seeks to collaborate with these expert regional communities in applied areas of immersive learning interest, such as medicine, urban communities, environmental sciences, cultural heritage, workplace learning, etc. Because the costs and resources required to create a “Center of Excellence” will be variable to the location, size, scope, and context of the learning research being developed, such a sponsorship opportunity is negotiable.

All benefits run for one calendar year, beginning on the date of receipt by iLRN of the full sponsorship amount for the relevant tier.

Last updated October 1, 2018