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IMMERSIVE ITALY and 6th European Immersive Education Summit (EiED 2016) : Padova Italy June 21 to 23 : Immersive Education Initiative
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IMMERSIVE ITALY and EiED 2016                  Price
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Immersion The Immersive Education Initiative has announced that Università degli Studi di Padova (the University of Padua) is the official host of the 6th European Immersive Education Summit (EiED 2016). The prestigious academic and technical conference will run in parallel with the inaugural IMMERSIVE ITALY "general public" conference from June 21 through June 23.

Notable faculty of the premier Italian university include Galileo, the famous astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician who played a major role in the scientific revolution during the Renaissance.

Founded in 1222, Università degli Studi di Padova was one of the most prominent universities in early modern Europe. One of the world's oldest universities, it is today one of Europe's leading universities and ranks #1 among large Italian universities.

Speakers at previous Immersive Education Initiative events have included United Nations, NASA, Harvard University, Smithsonian Institution, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Walt Disney Animation Studios, Google, Microsoft, Intel, United States Department of the Interior (DOI) National Park Service, Stanford University, USC, UCLA, and many other world-class organizations and academic institutions.


Virtual Reality (VR) in Venice                  Price
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Immersion Create your own VR on the canals of Venice!

Located minutes away from Venice, Università degli Studi di Padova will host the international conference and exhibition June 21-23.

The 3 day event, which is open to the public, features a unique hands-on Virtual Reality (VR) workshop conducted while attendees ride the world-famous Venice canal gondolas on Day 1 (Tuesday June 21).

Register now to receive your very own Immersive Education (iED) Virtual Reality headset that you can use during the "VR in Venice" hands-on workshop. During this unique hands-on workshop you'll learn how to create your very own VR experiences that you can enjoy with your new iED VR headset!

Meet new friends, colleagues and collaborators during our opening social dinner and reception in Venice, following the "VR in Venice" hands-on workshop, during the evening of Tuesday June 21.


Augmented Reality (AR) Workshop                  Price
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Immersion Augment your own Reality!

Learn how to to create your own Augmented Reality (AR) scenes and experiences using only your mobile phone and your imagination.

On Day 3 (Thursday June 23) attendees are invited to attend a unique hands-on Augmented Reality workshop that extends into the "on-your-own" lunch period, giving you plenty of social time to explore your new skills over lunch with your new colleagues and friends.


"IMMERSIVE MEAL" Social and Networking Event Price
 Wednesday Afternoon Special Lunch Social & Networking Event


Wednesday 22 June (June 22nd) afternoon

IMMERSIVE MEAL : IMMERSION 2015Join the experts, meet new colleagues and make new friends from around the world during this unique social and networking lunch event.

As you dine and socialize you'll have the unique opportunity to experience a wide variety of immersive experiences.

Hands-on: This special afternoon lunch social and networking event provides attendees with the opportunity to experience a variety of immersive experiences and technologies "hands-on".

Bring-your-own: Attendees are encouraged to bring their own technologies to share with others during this activity.


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.

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