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Experience the forefront of XR and immersive learning at our virtual showcase! Join Maya Georgieva and Jonathon Richter for an interactive session and virtual tour! Experience the iLRN's State of XR and Immersive Learning Report come to life as we dive into the three research questions: opportunities, barriers, and catalysts, along with the eighteen trends identified by our esteemed expert panel. In this unique session, step into the virtual realm as we explore the research questions of the report. Through this immersive journey, you'll gain valuable insights into the latest trends and findings in XR and immersive learning. Engage in live discussion and Q&A session with experts, educators, and practitioners. Gain insights into implementing XR technologies and harnessing their potential in your own learning initiatives. Be a part of shaping the future of education by experiencing the power of virtual reality and immersive technologies firsthand.
Maya Georgieva is a leading voice in the fields of innovation, immersive storytelling, and frontier technologies. As the Senior Director of the Innovation Center and XR, AI, and Quantum Labs at The New School, she leads a team focused on driving innovation in spatial computing, AI, Quantum Computing, future interfaces, and design. In addition to teaching the signature Immersive Storytelling course at The Parsons School of Design, Maya is a sought-after speaker and has spoken about topics such as the Metaverse, AI, and Quantum at prestigious events such as SXSW and the MIT Media Lab. Her work has been featured in notable publications like The Atlantic and The Economist. Maya has been recognized as one of the 30 Higher Education Influencers to follow in 2022 and is the designer of the first-ever Quantum Computing Design Jam for creatives. She served as the final judge for the MIT Reality Hackathon in 2023 and actively writes and speaks on the topics of digital transformation, immersive storytelling, and the future of learning, creativity, and work. Maya also consults with organizations and startups in this space and serves as a judge and coach for several competitions and accelerator programs. Maya is the co-founder of Digital Bodies, a startup focused on XR and AI and their impact on media and society. She has worked with major tech companies such as IBM, Google, HP, Microsoft, and Meta. Maya has spoken at United Nations, UNESCO and European Commission forums on the ethics of XR and AI and education, policy, and corporate Innovation forums. Maya is also Board Director of Immersive Futures for the Immersive Learning Research Network and with iLRN CEO Jonathon Richter leads the State of XR & Immersive Learning Report project.