IMMERSIVE ITALY + EiED 2017 MAPS AND ACCOMMODATIONS
HOST STREET ADDRESS AND MAPS
Chiesa di San Francesco (Church of San Francesco)
Piazza S.Francesco, 55045 Lucca LU, Italy
Phone: +39 0583 583150
Google Map: view this link in Google Maps
Main Exhibits Room:
Sala dell'affresco (in the historical complex of San Micheletto)
Tavolo 4, Via S. Micheletto, 55100 Lucca LU, Italy
Google Map: view this link in Google Maps
HOTELS AND SHORT TERM RENTALS
The Lucca, Italy, activities of Immersive Italy 2017 (16 to 18 November) will take place primarily in the Church of San Francesco and also in the historical complex of San Micheletto. Some exhibits and workshops will take place in areas very close to the Church of San Francesco and San Micheletto (all within a few minutes walking distance).
Below are two recommended hotels in Lucca, although you may wish to locate other accommodations if you wish to be closer to the venue (or prefer alternate arrangements).
When you book your stay at one of the above hotels please mention "Immersive Lucca" when making your reservation, as the hotels may, at their discretion, provide a discount or locate you in an area of the hotel with other conference attendees.
HOTEL ALLA CORTE DEGLI ANGELI (4 star hotel; appoximate 10 minute walk to venue)
Via Degli Angeli, 23, 55100 Lucca LU, Italy
Phone: +39 0583 469204
ALBERGO SAN MARTINO - DIANA (3 star hotel; appoximate 15 minute walk to venue)
Via della Dogana, 9, 55100 Lucca LU, Italy
Phone: +39 0583 469181
Short-term rentals: Depending on how long you plan visit there are a
number of short-term rentals that often cost less than hotels. Both http://airbnb.com and http://vrbo.com offer short-term rentals.
About the Immersive Education Initiative
The Immersive Education Initiative is a non-profit international collaboration of educational institutions, research institutes, museums, consortia and companies. The Initiative was established in 2005 with the mission to define and develop standards, best practices, technology platforms, training and education programs, and communities of support for virtual worlds, Virtual Reality, augmented and mixed reality, simulations, game-based learning and training systems, immersive teaching and immersive learning systems, and fully immersive environments such as caves and domes.
Thousands of faculty, researchers, staff and administrators are members of the Immersive Education Initiative, who together service millions of academic and corporate learners worldwide.
Chapters support the rapid and continued growth of Immersive Education throughout the world, and constitute the geographically distributed structure of the organization through which regional and local members are supported and enriched. Chapters organize officially sanctioned Summits, Days, workshops, collaborations, seminars, lectures, forums, meetings, public service events and activities, technical groups, technical work items, research, and related activities.
About Immersive Education Summits
Immersive Education (iED) Summits are official Immersive Education Initiative conferences organized for educators, researchers, administrators, business leaders and the general public. iED Summits consist of presentations, panel discussions, break-out sessions, demos and workshops that provide attendees with an in-depth overview of immersion and the technologies that enable immersion. iED Summits feature new and emerging virtual worlds, game-based learning and training systems, simulations, mixed/augmented reality, fully immersive environments, immersive learning and training platforms, cutting-edge research from around the world, and related tools, techniques, technologies, standards and best practices.
Speakers at iED Summits have included faculty, researchers, staff, administrators and professionals from Boston College, Harvard University (Harvard Graduate School of Education, Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, and Harvard Kennedy School of Government), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), MIT Media Lab, The Smithsonian Institution, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Federation of American Scientists (FAS), United States Department of Education, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), United States Department of the Interior (DOI) National Park Service, Temple University, Rice University, Stanford University, Internet 2, Cornell University, Loyola Marymount University, Southeast Kansas Education Service Center, Kauffman Foundation, Amherst College, Boston Library Consortium, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Stratasys Ltd., Duke University, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Turner Broadcasting, Open Wonderland Foundation, Gates Planetarium, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, University of Maryland College Park, UCLA, USC, Google, Microsoft, Intel, Halliburton Company, Oracle, Computerworld, The MOFET Institute (Israel), Technion Israel Institute of Technology (Israel), Keio University (Japan), Chukyo TV Broadcasting Company (Japan), Nikko Telecommunications Company (Japan), National University of Singapore (NUS), Open University (UK), University of Glasgow (UK), Coventry University (UK), University of St Andrews (UK), Giunti Labs (Italy) and European Learning Industry Group, University of Barcelona (Spain), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain), University of Oulu (Finland), Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (EnsAD; France), Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (Israel), Graz University of Technology (Austria), University of West of Scotland (UK), University of Essex (UK), Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain), University of Vienna (Austria), Government of New South Wales (Australia), Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem (Hungary), Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS; Brazil), Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (India), and many more world-class organizations.