Our speaking engagements and VR workshops focus on current and future developments in augmented and virtual reality (XR), immersive storytelling, AI and the ethical implications of emerging technologies. Our talks and projects are interactive, hands-on sessions designed around your needs.
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Speaking Engagements and VR Workshops
2022 Select Speaking Engagements and Workshops
Keynote, Story, Code, Ethics and Identity: Designing Inclusion in the Metaverse, The Inclusive Campus of the Future: DEI, Extended Reality and Student Success in Minority-Serving Institutions.
The Future of the Immersive Campus | The Chronicle of Higher Education Panel
Metaverse Revolution, A Species Between Words | Skylight Modern, New York, NY
The State of XR in Education | WebXR Education Summit
Teaching Safely and Respecting Privacy in the “Metaverse” | EDUCAUSE Member Quick Talk
Women in the Metaverse | EU Tech Chamber (EUTECH)
The State of XR and Immersive Learning Report. Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN) Conference
The State of XR in Education: Trends and Insights. SXSWedu Conference, Austin, TX.\
Digital Literacy and AI Webinar Series #3: Simulation, Immersion, and Gamification hosted by the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) with the support of the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE)
The State of XR in Education: Trends & Insights
Teaching Safely and Respecting Privacy in the “Metaverse”
Women In the Metaverse | 2022 Digital Talk by EU Tech Chamber (EUTECH)
Digital Literacy & AI Webinar Series: Simulation, Immersion, and Gamification hosted by OLC and UNESCO
2021 Select Speaking Engagements and Workshops
The State of XR and Immersive Learning Report | iLRN 2021 Conference
Avatars, virtual harassment, and XR safety challenges in Higher-Education
Leading Successful XR Initiatives in the Time of a Global Pandemic | EDUCAUSE ELI
XR in Learning: Facing the Opportunities and Ethical Challenges in an Exponentially Evolving World | European Commission’s Directorate-General on Communication Networks, Content and Technologies | SG EU Policymaking Hub
Engaging Students and Faculty in Social Virtual Worlds
How AR/VR is Transforming Learning During the Pandemic | GESS Education Keynote
Learning with Embodied Avatars in the Future | ShapingEDU, Arizona State University (ASU)
2020 Select Speaking Engagements and Workshops
Virtual Reality and the Future of Higher Education: Innovation, Pedagogy and Student Engagement | Bennington College
XR and AI: Storyliving and Creativity in the Age of Experience | iLRN Annual Conference
What’s Next in XR? | EDUCAUSE / HP Campus of the Future Project, Yale University
The Humersive Learning Project Kick-Off | ShapingEDU, Arizona State University (ASU)
Designing Faculty Development Programs For An XR Future | EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI)
Hello, Mica! Learning in a Future of Avatars and AI | EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI)
Reinventing Learning for the Future: A World of Virtual Reality and AI Avatars | Keynote GESS Dubai
A Revolution in the Making: How XR is Transforming Learning | GESS Dubai
XR and Ethics: Living in a World of Abundant Experiences | Keynote Knowledge Frontiers: From the Classroom to the Operating Room
2019 Speaking Engagements and VR Workshops
The Evolution and Power of Disruptive Technologies | Dreamforce – Salesforce Annual Conference | San Francisco
Women in Technology | Princeton University Hackathon
Strategic Insights Into Immersive Learning: How XR Shapes the Future | EDUCAUSE Annual Conference
Learning with Spatial Computing: Virtual Worlds, Avatars, and 3D Collaborative Workspaces | EDUCAUSE Annual Conference
The Impact of XR in Teaching and Learning Across Disciplines | The Tech Transformation Opportunities for Higher Ed Innovation | The Chronicle of Higher Education and HP Leadership Summit | New York
Ethics and Digital Fluency in VR and Immersive Learning Environments | NYSCIO.
Immersive Learning and The Future of Work, Learning Forum 2019 | United Nations.
Transforming Learning with Virtual and Augmented Reality | Bryant University
Augmented and Virtual Reality Applications in Nursing Education Professional Development Workshop | College of Nursing, Sacred Heart University.
Transforming Higher Education: Designing Immersive Learning Experiences, AR/VR Faculty Institute | Sacred Heart University.
Who Can You Trust? Welcome to the Future of AI-driven Avatars in XR | AI Everything Summit in Dubai.
2019 STEMxYouth Summit | Marymount School in New York.
Stepping Into The Story: Design Principles for XR I SXSWedu.
Playing with Fire: Ethics and Literacy in VR & AR I SXSWedu.
Designing Immersive Learning and Storytelling Experiences with 360° Video | EDUCAUSE ELI.
Is VR the Ultimate Empathy Machine or Just an Illusion? | EDUCAUSE ELI.
2018 Speaking Engagements and VR Workshops
Immersive Experiences | Business, Design & Technology Conference.
Creating the Future of Immersive Learning with XR | ID2ID Webinar Series.
What will the Fourth Industrial Age Demand of Higher Education Panel | Innovation Leadership Forum. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library.
VR and AI as Catalysts for Innovation in Learning | AIM North conference, Oslo, Norway.
VR, AI and the Future of STEM Learning | Summit on Digital Technology for Science and Innovation, OECD Workshop, Norway.
Ethics and Digital Literacy in VR and Immersive Learning Environments | EDUCAUSE Annual Conference
Creating Immersive Storytelling Learning Experiences in 360° Video (separate registration is required) | EDUCAUSE Annual Conference
Virtual and Augmented Reality in the Liberal Arts, The Grinnell College Immersive Experiences Lab (GCIEL) Speaker Series
Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality: New Opportunities for Teaching, Learning, and Research, The Grinnell College Immersive Experiences Lab (GCIEL) Speaker Series
The Future of Immersive Storytelling: The Birth of a New Medium | Connected Learning Summit 2018 | MIT.
How Immersive Experiences will Transform Business, Education, and Social Life | The Future of Communications | Fair Media Council.
Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality in non-fiction storytelling and human memory | Montclair Film Festival.
Bringing Virtual and Augmented Reality to the Classroom Workshop I New Jersey Association of Independent Schools (NJAIS).
IT Forum Panel on Virtual and Augmented Reality: Assessing Campus Readiness for Implementing and Expanding VR/AR Programs | EAB (formerly Education Advisory Board).
Girls Exploring Technology Conference I Rutgers Preparatory School.
The Future of Learning is Immersive | Education Symposium | Cannon Design and Steelcase.
Prototyping and Creating VR 360° Video Experiences Workshop | Realities360.
Facing Ethical Challenges in Virtual Reality Projects | Realities360.
Social VR: Challenges and Opportunities | Realities360.
Augmented Reality Campaigns | Realities360 Conference, San Jose.
Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality – A Current Assessment | NERCOMP.
VR and the Future of Education | Joint session between the European Commission (EC) and the European Parliament, Brussels.
Virtual and Augmented Reality for Real Life Teaching | Keynote for Faculty Summer Institute I Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT).
3D Tech in Higher Ed: Blended Reality Summit | Yale University.
Future of Learning: Convergence of VR, AR, and AI I SXSWedu.
EdSurge Live: The Future of VR in Higher Education | Live from SXSWedu.
A Flipped Future? Lightning Talks on Teaching I SXSWedu.
Lightning Talk: Mixed Reality Environments and Student-Centered Learning Frontiers | Unconference of Dreamers, Doers & Drivers Shaping the Future of Learning, Arizona State University (ASU).
When Technology Becomes Human Experience: XR in the Learning Environment | Closing Keynote at the ELI Online Event, eXtended Reality (XR): How AR, VR, and MR Are Extending Learning Opportunities.
360° Storytelling Faculty Development Workshop I New Jersey Association of Independent Schools (NJAIS).
Virtual Reality, Digital Literacy, and Ethics in the Age of the Metaverse | EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Annual Conference.
Crafting Compelling Narratives and Experiences in VR and AR | EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Annual Conference.
VR and AR: Driving Pedagogical Innovation through Vision and Strategy Workshop – Sponsored learning space design and furniture provided by Steelcase Education I EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Annual Conference.
2017 Speaking Engagements and VR Workshops
Virtual Reality Playground: Experiences from Medicine, Health, History, and the Social Sciences | EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), Houston TX.
Virtual Reality Playground: Experiences from Art, Design, Journalism, Museums, and Cultural Sites | EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), Houston, TX.
Spotlight Talk Horizon Report 2017: Trends, Challenges, and Technology | EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), Houston.
Virtual Reality and the Future of Learning Lab | New York.
VR & Mixed Reality Trends: Insights for Educators | SXSWedu, Austin, TX.
Girls Technology Forum: Virtual Reality Playground for K-12 | Hudson County Community College, Jersey City.
Keynote – See STEM Teaching Differently | Arizona State University (ASU).
VR for Education Workshop | NERCOMP, Southbridge, MA.
Virtual and Augmented Reality: Stepping Into the New Frontier of Learning | ELI Webinar.
Emerging Directions in Immersive Learning | Campus Technology Webcast.
Keynote – VR, Digital Humanities and the Future of Libraries | Library Association Tech Conference, New Jersey.
Virtual Reality Master Class: Learning Through Immersive Experiences | New Media Consortium, Boston, MA.
Connecting the Dots: Six Meta-Categories from the NMC Horizon Report – 2017 Higher Ed Edition | New Media Consortium, Boston, MA.
Teaching and Learning in a Virtual, Wearable and AI World | Campus Technology Conference, Chicago.
VR and AR Master Classes for Educators – Workshop Series: August 30 – 31 in NYC
- VR and AR in Education: Focus on Strategic Vision and Implementation;
- VR and AR in Education: Crafting Immersive Experiences in Humanities, Social Sciences, and STEM.
Designing Immersive Experiences and Stories in VR/AR That Will Transform Learning | EDUCAUSE Annual Conference.
Insights for Advancing a Digital Learning Strategy in Higher Education | EDUCAUSE Annual Conference.
Virtual and Augmented Reality: The New Frontier of Learning | New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL).
Trends and Applications in VR and AR for Online Learning | OLC Accelerate 2017 | Online Learning Consortium Conference.
Creating the Future: VR Developer as Artists and World Builder | NYU AR/VR Developer’s Day | NYU Tandon School of Engineering.
Strategies & Tools for Prototyping and Visualizing Stories in VR/AR | NYU AR/VR Development Day | NYU Tandon School of Engineering.
Girls Exploring Technology Conference | Rutgers Preparatory School.
VR/AR Trend for Education | Reimagine Education Conference.
The AI Revolution | Reimagine Education Conference.
VR/AR: Stepping into the New Frontier of Learning | EDUCAUSE Live! Webinar – Insights from the EDUCAUSE-ELI Series.
2016 Talks and Workshops
Virtual Reality and the Future of Education | EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA.
Developing Visual Literacy Strategies for Higher Education in the 21st Century | EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA.
How Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are Transforming Higher Education | Online Learning Consortium, Orlando, FL.
Virtual Reality and the Future of Learning – Wearable Technology Innovations | Campus Technology, Boston, MA.
Virtual Reality and the Future of Learning | New Media Consortium, Rochester, NY.
Visual Learning and Emerging Technologies – Rethinking 21st Century Literacy for a Visual World | Digital Education Show Asia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Learning Through Virtual Reality Experiences | SXSWedu, Austin, TX.
Virtual Reality Lab: Immerse Yourself in the Future of Learning | EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), San Antonio, TX.
2015 Talks and Workshops
Our early speaking engagements and workshops focused on wearables as Maya was an early Google Glass adopter.
Augmented Minds, Smart Bodies: Wearable Tech Enters the Academy| EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, Indianapolis IN.
Wearable Technology and the Future of Learning | Campus Technology, Boston, MA.
Wearable Technologies | Digital Education Show Asia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Immersive Learning: The Wearable Pop-up Studio | New Media Consortium, Washington DC.
Wear to Learn: The Body as Interface | SXSWedu, Austin, TX.