Conference 2011

Immersive Technologies

for Learning:

Virtual implementation, real outcomes            

The second iVERG annual conference was held on 27-28 June, at the Thistle Hotel in Middlesbrough, UK.

Conference themes

  1. Science, education and virtual reality

  2. Journalism in the simulated newsroom

  3. Adaptive and intuitive environments

  4. Citizenship

  5. Educational technology futures

  6. Virtual environments and social collaboration

  7. Business, market and industry expectations

  8. Computer mediated communication

  9. Creative thinking

  10. Games for education

  11. Innovative curricula for distance education

  12. Virtual worlds and social bookmarking

Plus Workshops covering

  1. Using virtual worlds for education

  2. Public engagement with difficult and sensitive ethical issues

  3. Engaging young people

  4. Capturing and interpreting data

Invited speaker: Professor Sara de Freitas

Sara is Director of Research and Professor of Virtual Environments at the Serious Games Institute at the University of Coventry where she leads an applied research team working closely with industry. Sara holds a visiting fellowship at the University of London, is elected Chair of the Lab Group and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Voted the Most Influential Woman in Technology 2009 and 2010 by US Fast Company, Sara also chairs the IEEE Serious Games and Virtual Worlds conferences (VS-Games) and is a regular speaker at international conferences.