9th International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN2023)
May 18-20, 2023 (online) & June 26-29, 2023 (in person)
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA (in person) & online in iLRN's Virtual Campus powered by Virbela®
iLRN Annual Conference is the premier scholarly event focusing on advances in the use of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), and other extended reality (XR) technologies to support learners across the full span of learning—from K-12 through higher education to work-based, informal, and lifelong learning contexts.
Learning Across the Metaverse: Building an Evidence-based Framework through Science, Community, Vision, & Adventure!
Educational Technology • Pedagogy • Computer Science • Serious Games • 3D Collaboration • Digital Twins • Embodied Pedagogical Agents • Medical & Healthcare Education • Workforce & Industry • Cultural Heritage • Language Learning • K-12 STEM • Artificial Intelligence • Museums & Libraries • Informal Learning • Community & Civic Engagement • Special Education • Geosciences • Data Visualization and Analytics • Assessment & Evaluation
Registration is still open for the in-person conference! - You can find more information about fees and get ready for the conference here.
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We are preparing many activities for the online and the in-person conferences, but don't miss out on the activities in between those two events!
May 18 - 20, 2023 (Online)
iLRN Virtual Campus ( powered by Virbela®) & across the Metaverse
- Metaverse Adventures! High-Quality Research and Practice-based Presentations!
- 4th annual Immersive Learning Showcase & Awards
- Sponsor exhibitions and XR-for-Learning tradeshow in our ExpoHall!
- Immersive Futures' "State of XR and Immersive Learning Report"
- Sessions on the iLRN Virtual Campus powered by Virbela and on Zoom
May 21 - June 24, 2023 (Liminal Zone)
Hitcher Encounters has joined forces with iLRN to invite you explore the possibilities and potential of alternate reality games (ARG), plus more!
- "Genesis", our all-iLRN deep dive into Alternate Reality Games for Education!
- Mixed Reality exhibits
- Special Sessions
June 26 - 29, 2023 (In person)
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
- Pre-conference social event, "Immerse California" a daylong tour of Hearst Castle & visit a local vineyard!
- Sessions hosted on the campus of California Polytechnic State University (breakfast and lunch catering included in the registration!)
- Annual iLRN Awards Dinner and Masquerade Ball
- Hands-on opportunities with workshops, demos, and sponsor exhibitions!
San Luis Obispo - Local Information
About iLRN 2023
The 9th International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN 2023) will be an innovative and interactive gathering for a flourishing global network of researchers and practitioners collaborating to develop the scientific, technical, and applied potential of immersive learning. It is the premier scholarly event focusing on advances in the use of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), and other extended reality (XR) technologies to support learners across the full span of learning—from K-12 through higher education to work-based, informal, and lifelong learning contexts.
Following two years of innovative fully online and in-VR conferences, this year’s conference will offer a hybrid experience with three days of presentations and activities on the iLRN Virtual Campus, powered by VirBELA, followed by four days on location in San Luis Obispo, CA, USA. Scholars and professionals working from informal and formal education settings as well as those representing diverse industry sectors are invited to participate in the conference, where they may share their research findings, experiences, and insights; network and establish partnerships to envision and shape the future of XR and immersive technologies for learning; and contribute to the emerging scholarly knowledge base on how these technologies can be used to create experiences that educate, engage, and excite learners.
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Main round submission deadline - Full Papers Only 2022-11-06Extension: 2022-11-20 Abstracts Due 2022-11-13Extension: 2022-11-27 Full Submission Due Notification of review outcomes from main submission round 2022-12-23 Late round submission deadline - Short Papers, Work-in-progress papers, Doctoral colloquium, posters, Workshop proposal, Special session proposal, Panel session proposal and practitioner contributions only 2023-01-15Extension: 2023-01-29 Abstracts Due 2023-01-22Extension: 2023-02-05 Full Submission Due Notification of review outcomes from late submission round 2023-03-03 NEW: Late round practitioner submission deadline - Workshop proposal, Special session proposal, Panel session proposal and Practitioner contributions only 2023-01-22Extension: 2023-03-10 Full Submission Due Notification of review outcomes from late practitioner round 2023-03-30 Camera-ready full papers, short papers, work-in-progress papers and contribution summaries for proceedings due; final practitioner abstracts for conference program due 2023-04-30 Presenter registration deadline - online and onsite formats 2023-04-30 Deadline for early-bird registration rates 2023-04-30 Deadline for uploading presentation materials (videos, slides for oral presentations, posters for poster presentations) 2023-05-10 Deadline for Regular registration rates 2023-05-16 Conference dates (online iLRN Virtual Campus) 2023-05-18 to 2023-05-20
Late registration rates 2023-05-17 onwards Conference dates (San Luis Obispo, California) 2023-06-26 to 2023-06-29