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Immersive Education Initiative

Social event at IMMERSION 2015 (Immersive Paris 2015), hosted in Paris, France, by Paris-Sorbonne University ("the Sorbonne")

17 Years ofSUMMITS


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Titles and organizations at time of speaking

Aaron Walsh

Immersive Education & BC

Founding Director of the Immersive Education Initiative (iED) and Boston College faculty

Ambassador Janis

United Nations

Asst. Director General, United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization

Tim Magner

U.S. Dept of Education

Director, Office of Educational Tech, U.S. Dept. of Education & Immersive Education advisor

Rick Wallner

U.S. National Park Service

Chief Ranger, U.S. Dept. of the Interior National Park Service & Immersive Education club advisor

Cynthia Breazeal

MIT Media Lab

MIT Media Lab Associate Director and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Prof. of Media Arts & Sciences

Chris Dede


Harvard Graduate School of Education Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies, Harvard University

Melissa Carrillo


Director of New Media & Technology, Smithsonian and Immersive Education Arts and Culture co-chair

Sandy Pentland


Co-creator and co-director, MIT Media Lab (Cambridge, MA) and Media Lab Asia (India)

Henry Kelly

Federation of American Scientists

President, Federation of USA Scientists & Immersive Education advisor

Daniel Laughlin


Lead Researcher, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Learning Technologies

Mitchel Resnick


Prof. of Learning Research and Director of MIT Okawa Center & Lifelong Kindergarten group

Terry Beaubois


Faculty, Stanford University and Co-Chair of Immersive Education OFF.TWG

Katie Fico


Stereoscopic Supervisor, Disney Animation Studios and Academy Award®-winning film "Frozen"

Caskey Dickson


Senior Principal SRE/SWE (Site Reliability Engineer and Software Engineer), Google

Brian Johnson


Futurist, Intel Corporation and professor at University of Washington and California College