IMMERSION 2015 MAPS AND ACCOMMODATIONS
HOST STREET ADDRESS AND MAPS
17 rue de la Sorbonne, 75005 Paris
Telephone: +33 (0) 1 40 46 22 11
Plan your visit to Paris-Sorbonne University: View on Google Maps.
"IMMERSIVE MEALS" entrance: Please note that the IMMERSIVE MEALS social/networking lunches on the 9th and 10th are in the "Ceremonial Room" of the same building, which is only accessible through a different entrance. Exit the building from where the main conference sessions are held (see above), and turn the corner (round the corner) to re-enter the building through the following street address:
Paris-Sorbonne University (Ceremonial Room entrance for lunch)
47 rue des Ecoles, 75005 Paris
HOTELS AND SHORT TERM RENTALS
Please note that hotel rates typically increase as the date to IMMERSION 2015 approaches. Book your hotel as far in advance as possible for the best rates.
There is no official hotel for IMMERSION 2015, allowing attendees to select accomodations that best fit their personal intersets and budget. A list of recommended hotels recommended by Paris-Sorbonne University is available here. You will notice that this online link is dated 2006, as the list of hotels for IMMERSION 2015 are the same for the 2006 conference.
Hotels from the above list with special Sorbonne rates are the the 2 hotels closest to the Sorbonne, Mercure (***) and Trois Colleges (**). As these 2 hotels have special rates for university guests simply let them know that you are attending the IMMERSION 2015 conference at Sorbonne when you book your stay.
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, 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.