IMMERSION 2014 MAPS AND ACCOMMODATIONS
HOST ADDRESSES AND MAPS
FRIDAY at The Getty Center in the Harold M. Williams Auditorium (Arts & Culture module)
The Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Phone: (310) 440-7300
Plan your visit to The Getty at http://getty.edu/visit and via Google Maps.
TRAFFIC: Please take traffic conditions into consideration. Heavy traffic in Los Angeles can cause significant delays. You may wish to arrive early and eat an early dinner at one of the many Getty eateries, or peruse the museum, in advance of the start of the Arts & Culture module (this module runs until 9pm).
PARKING: Park in the Main Parking bottom parking lot, with all Getty Center public visitors, and then take the tram up to the event. Upon exiting the tram enter the Harold M. Williams Auditorium to attend the Friday evening Arts & Culture module.
COST: Parking at the Getty Center is $15 per vehicle before 5pm and $10 per vehicle after 5pm.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in the Hilton Center for Business
All Saturday and Sunday modules, and all exhibits, are at LMU on the main campus in the Hilton Center for Business building (the auditorium is Hilton 100, which is located on the first floor). Exhibits are in the main lobby on the first floor immediately outside of the auditorium. The address and directions to the LMU main campus are below:
LMU MAIN CAMPUS
1 LMU Drive
Los Angeles, California 90045
Phone: (310) 338-2700
Plan your visit to the main LMU campus http://lmu.edu/resources/campus_maps.htm and via Google Maps.
PARKING: Park in the Drollinger parking area (close to Hilton building) free of charge.
HOTELS AND SHORT TERM RENTALS
Please note that hotel rates typically increase as the date to IMMERSION 2014 approaches. Book your hotel as far in advance as possible for the best rates.
There is no official hotel for IMMERSION 2014. A list of recommended hotels close to LMU is available here.
Short-term rentals: Depending on how long you plan to stay in Los Angeles 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 in Los Angeles.
Building on the success of the previous 8 years of Immersive Education (iED) conferences, the world's leading experts in immersion convene June 6-8 in Los Angeles California for IMMERSION 2014. Hosted by Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution and the Western USA Chapter of the Immersive Education Initiative (iED West), IMMERSION 2014 opens with a special Arts & Culture reception at The Getty Center.
IMMERSION 2014 addresses the personal and cultural impact of digital technologies such as wearable computing (e.g., Google Glass and Samsung Gear), virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MXR), mechanical and neural interfaces, affective computing (systems that can recognize, interpret, process, and simulate human feelings and emotions), neuro-gaming technologies (that are used to create adaptive and radically compelling game experiences), 3D printing, personal robotics, virtual currencies and economies (universal digital micropayments, Bitcoin and related cryptocurrencies), telepresence, virtual worlds, simulations, game-based learning and training systems, immersive MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), and fully immersive environments such as caves and domes.
For the first time since its inception the global iED Summit features an exciting new module-based conference format and price structure. IMMERSION 2014 modules include Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Human-Computer Interaction, a screening and panel discussion of the movie HER, Immersive Teaching & Learning, and Business and Economics.
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, 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, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), Federation of American Scientists (FAS), United States Department of Education, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Temple University, Stanford University, Internet 2, Cornell University, Loyola Marymount University, Southeast Kansas Education Service Center, Kauffman Foundation, Amherst College, Boston Library Consortium, Stratasys Ltd., South Park Elementary School, Duke University, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Turner Broadcasting, Open Wonderland Foundation, Gates Planetarium, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Intel, University of Maryland College Park, realXtend (Finland), Computerworld, The MOFET Institute (Israel), Keio University (Japan), National University of Singapore (NUS), Coventry University (UK), Giunti Labs (Italy) and European Learning Industry Group, Open University (UK), 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) and many more world-class organizations.