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  • Guided Virtual Adventures

  • Guided Virtual Adventure: Africa VR

    Africa VR Campus and Center introduces VR/XR/AR to students, transforming their perception of technology. They host weekly metaverse events, connecting global communities and sharing African culture. Programs like XR Girls Africa foster professional collaboration and social impact, exemplifying how immersive tech can empower and unite communities.

    LOCATION: Hosted in Engage

    PRESENTER: Diana Njeri, https://www.linkedin.com/in/diana-njeri-38a888245/

    Diana Njeri is an associate director of Africa VR Campus and Centre and the director of XR Girls Africa. She is passionate about introducing immersive technology to create positive impact and empower young women and girls across Africa.

    As the Director of XR Girls Africa, she leads a dynamic team committed to bridging the gender gap in XR and related fields. Their mission is to inspire and empower young women to explore XR technologies, develop their skills, and contribute to groundbreaking projects.

  • Guided Virtual Adventure: Collaborative Projects in Horizon Worlds

    The event evolves around a group project in Horizon World and tools used in that project

    LOCATION: Zoom / Cvent Session

    PRESENTER: Tristia Hennessey, https://www.linkedin.com/in/tristiav/

  • Guided Virtual Adventure: Spatial Environments that Showcase the Work of Women in XR: A Tour of the XR Women Museum, Gallery, Research Corner, and Spatial Computing Business Showcase

    XR Women is a global community of women, non-binary people, and allies that meets every Wednesday in virtual worlds to hear from women working in the field, make connections, learn from one another, and celebrate our successes. XR Women has created several virtual spaces that serve as resources for our community and are open to the public to visit at any time. In this session, members of the XR Women Leadership will provide a tour of the XR Women Art Gallery, Research Corner, Spatial Computing Business Showcase, and XR Women Museum, which tells the story of XR Women as it has evolved and documents the ~175 events we have held.

    LOCATION: The session starts in the XR Women Museum in Frame  (framevr.io/xrwomenmuseum) and goes from there to Spatial Computing Business Showcase in Engage.

    PRESENTERS: Karen Alexander, Ginna Lambert, Robin Moulder, Julie Smithson

    Karen Alexander provides consulting services through XRconnectED, with specializations in immersive learning, XR for higher education, governance and compliance for XR startups, and virtual event production. Karen co-founded XR Women in 2020.

    Ginna Lambert is Content Director and Co-Founder of LighthouseXR, a VR Director of Photography,Beyond Inclusion Ambassador, Ex-Expat, Immersive Media Artist, and proud Director of the XR Women Museum and Gallery.

    Robin Moulder, CEO of 3lb Games and 3lbXR, is an entrepreneur with an extensive background in software development, executive and project management, music creation, and production. A pioneer of Virtual and Augmented Reality, Robin led 3lbXR in developing GroKit, a spatial computing & AI content accelerator platform.

    Julie Smithson is Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of METAVRSE, a 3D creation tool & engine for the spatial web offering products TheMall, for social shopping in 3D, and Meetopia, for virtual meeting spaces. Julie is Co-founder of XR Women and the Host of the Polys WebXR Awards.


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