iLRN2019 Call for Practitioners

Call for Participation
5th Immersive Learning Research Network Conference (iLRN 2019)
June 23rd – 27th, 2019. London, UK.

Although the Research strand received a record number of paper submissions and is no longer accepting submissions, we are continuing to accept submissions for the Practitioner strand of the conference.

Join the growing network of immersive learning experts and practitioners from across the disciplines at The University of Westminster, London, UK for iLRN 2019!

The 5th Annual International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network will be an innovative hands-on and scholarly meeting for an emerging global network of developers, educators, and research professionals collaborating to develop and realize the potential of immersive learning enabled by virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), and other (extended reality XR) technologies.

Important Dates


    • Presentation, Demos, Posters, and Roundtable submission deadline: May 24, 2019 (Final)
    • Notification of acceptance: May 31, 2019
    • Registration deadline: June 5, 2019


    • Author notification of acceptance (full, long and short papers): April 1, 2019
    • Camera-ready deadline (full, long and short papers): April 15, 2019
    • Author registration deadline (full papers, long and short papers): May 6, 2019
    • Research Posters and Demos Deadline: April 29, 2019
    • Author notification of acceptance (Posters and Demos): May 6, 2019
    • Camera-ready deadline (Posters and Demos): May 15, 2019
    • Author registration deadline (Posters and Demos): May 15, 2019
  • Main Conference, Special Tracks and Workshops: Monday, June 24 – Thursday, June 27, 2019
  • Pre-Conference Social Event: Sunday, June 23, 2019 (optional)


Professionals in games, workforce training, higher education, and K12 practitioners are invited to participate in iLRN 2019. Opportunities for participation include:

  • Practitioner posters
  • Workshops
  • Breakout Panel Sessions
  • Demonstrations & Hands-On Opportunities
  • Roundtable Discussions
  • and plenty of Immersive Learning Experiences across the Disciplines!

iLRN 2019 Conference Theme:

Heart of the City: Immersive Learning in Urban Environments

More than 50% of the world’s population now lives in cities. Successfully navigating the colorful and incredibly diverse ecosystems of urban settings requires a refined set of skilled intelligence gained through experience. iLRN’s 2019 Conference in London, UK will be a unique opportunity for architects, urban planners, sustainability experts, and others focused on life and learning in the city to focus on the use of immersive learning environments for improving cities and people’s lives. Sustainable urban living, civic engagement, generative growth, city simulations and forecasts, transportation, food, water, energy, pollution, and waste systems, sensor networks, algorithmic design, and the intersection of virtually every other technological and socio economic trend on the planet with respect to urban environments are welcomed at iLRN 2019.  Imagine if cities were designed with Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Cross Reality in mind. Consider how immersive digital environments may be used to help people better understand and create urban spaces. Come to iLRN 2019 and help establish the emerging community within our network focusing on urban environments.

About iLRN’s Annual International Conference

ILRN’s annual conference provides an intensive face-to-face opportunity for the emerging immersive learning professional community to collaborate and create the future of immersive learning and planting seeds of innovation locally in the education, technology, and entertainment sectors. ILRN conferences offer knowledge exchange and collaborative opportunities in scientific presentation streams, poster sessions and panels complemented with hands-on demonstrations and immersive local conference experiences. The iLRN Conference is, itself, designed to be an immersive learning environment making great use of the physical location and stocking it with immersive learning experiences across the Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality spectrum. We seek members of the iLRNetwork, itself, to propose Workshops and Special Tracks throughout covering emerging topics and trends relevant to the community. We are seeking researchers and academia members, but also practitioners from K-12, higher education, and industry training to save the date and participate in iLRN 2019.

Continuing the previous success of iLRN events, this international conference series spans the topic range from innovative research, technologies and tools to successful services and products of immersive environments to foster learning, training and other activities in motivational and engaging ways. The objective is to uncover and discuss emerging trends and technologies, sound research and best practices, successful products and services within an international and interdisciplinary community.

Select to present in either any of the modalities!

  • Practitioner Posters

The Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN) invites Poster presentations to present exciting activities and ideas taking place in schools, industry training, higher education and other scenarios. These are not expected to present research results, but rather to inspire participants to pursue new uses of immersive learning in their own practice. All submitted posters will undergo an editorial assessment of its contribution to further the practice. Accepted practitioner posters will be presented in special poster sessions. Additionally, an extended abstract (2 pages) will be published in iLRN’s online proceedings volume.

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  • Workshops

Workshops provide a venue for hands-on exploring and discussing emerging research directions, immersive learning applications, and particular foci within the immersive learning community – with more active participation and less formality than other tracks. The topics of the proposed workshops should be aligned with those set forth in the Call for Papers of the main conference, however, format and content of each workshop is to be determined by its organizers. Preference will be given to workshops whose format includes high quality interaction with the audience. Examples include tutorials, learning to develop in a particular immersive technology software package, Q&As, scenario building, trend analyses, debates, panels, or even a competition or a challenge around an interesting and realistically sized dataset (possibly released by the workshop organizers for that purpose). Accepted practitioner workshop will be presented in special poster sessions. Additionally, an extended abstract (2 pages) will be published in iLRN’s online proceedings volume.

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  • 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. Accepted practitioner breakout Panel Sessions will be presented in special poster sessions. Additionally, an extended abstract (2 pages) will be published in iLRN’s online proceedings volume.

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  • Demos & Hands-on Opportunities

Demos and Hands-on opportunities give attendees at iLRN 2019 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.

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  • Roundtable Discussions

Invite ILRN Conference attendees to sit down and discuss research trends, challenges, key findings and ideas in the emergent field of immersive learning. Suggest a topic of discussion, and set the guidelines for interaction in this engaging and interactive context. Some potential topics include:

  • Brainstorm or gain perspective on your emerging immersive learning research project
  • The explosion of immersive technologies and how to categorize/catalog everything
  • History of immersive learning and where to go next
  • History of immersive learning in urban environments and where to go next
  • History and evolution of programs, degrees, and curricula involving immersive learning
  • Curricula for graduate and undergraduate immersive learning programs
  • Foundations, roots, and genealogies of the field
  • New and evolving instructional and learning theories in immersive learning
  • Publishing processes, genres, and venues
  • Core competencies, skills, and responsibilities of immersive learning professionals
  • Early and mid-career advice and entering the job market
  • The culture of the immersive learning professoriate
  • The work/life balance

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Questions about how to best present your work or propose your immersive learning project at iLRN 2019 London? Send us an email

About iLRN

The vision of the immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN) is to develop a comprehensive research and outreach agenda that encompasses the breadth and scope of learning potentialities, affordances and challenges of immersive learning environments. To achieve this, the iLRN mission is to invite and organize scientists, practitioners, organizations, and innovators across the disciplines to explore, describe, and apply the optimal use of immersive worlds and environments for educational purposes. Further, the conference, meetings, and virtual symposia aim to build capacity to explain and demonstrate how these immersive learning environments best work using a variety of rigorous, systematic, and meaningful research methods and outreach strategies.