Dive Deeper into Mixed Realities

AR and VR are being used to solve training and education challenges every day. These sessions will explore how organizations are actively leveraging XR technologies, and how you and your team can get started with them in your L&D work.

DAY 1: July 23

101: Defining the Business Value of VR/AR Training

Jeff Meador, JMXR.pro

8:15 AM – 9:30 AM PT

This session will explore how XR is on its way to revolutionizing enterprise and what this means for the enterprise XR industry as a whole. You'll look at the key opportunities for content creators, where commercial organizations are investing their money, and finally, the ROI. You'll gain insights into how to take advantage of XR's enormous opportunities and how the market's future will affect your bottom line. Learn more.

201: What’s Really Happening in Virtual Reality?

David Kelly, The Learning Guild

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT

This session will explore the current state of VR. You'll get the chance to look at modern examples of VR in practice in both the consumer and enterprise markets to see what is working and what's not. Additionally, you'll gain insight on how you can apply best practices to your L&D. Learn more.

301: Preparing Your Company for an Augmented Reality Learning Program

Debbie Richards, Creative Interactive Ideas


11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PT

Augmented reality can help your team achieve learning goals in a meaningful and hands-on way. This session will look at how to get buy-in and acceptance by business units, how to match the AR use case with your business' core values, and how to work with an internal team to plan, build, implement, and maintain an AR project. Learn more.

401: How to Design Instructionally Effective Virtual Reality Experiences

Bill West, RegattaVR

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PT

This session will explore the instructional design principles that work in a VR environment. You'll learn effective VR techniques and how to create scenarios and activities that leverage the full 3-D world within VR. You'll also find strategies for scripting and storyboarding the learning experience. Learn more.

DAY 2: July 24

501: Pop Up AR: How a Fitness Facility Implemented AR for Safety Training

Betty Dannewitz, ifyouaskbetty

8:30 AM – 9:30AM PT

This case study session will look at how Wholistic Revolution implemented AR to create a fun and effective way to learn about gym equipment and fitness topics. You'll find out how this small facility created an AR experience for clients that was engaging, informative, and fun! Learn more.

601: Safe. Affordable. Modern. Scaling Training Programs with VR An Inside Look

Dr. Jeff Gordon, Vanderbilt University, and John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT

Did you know that the use of simulation is becoming a modern staple of training strategies in healthcare? Vanderbilt University Professor Jeff Gordon and eLearning Brothers CTO John Blackmon will demonstrate how Vanderbilt University used VR training to scale its nurse practitioner ultrasound training program when purchasing additional ultrasound machines for $100,000 each was not financially feasible. Using immersive simulations of their clinical environment, nursing students learned to safely operate and interpret ultrasound technology despite limited hands-on practice with equipment and minimized contact with patients. In today's environment, training in VR could become the norm in your industry too. Learn more.

701: VR Analytics That Support Your Learning Goals

Hugh Seaton, Adept Reality

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PT

This session will explore how you can use data gathered by VR to drive better learning and deliver ROI. You'll learn how to manage learning experiences and how to better engage learners by using VR to introduce learning scaffolding and how to tie that scaffolding to analytics. Learn more.

801: The Accidental AR/VR Instructional Designer: How to Adapt and Succeed

Kristina Wilson & Kim Larson, Fox Valley Technical College

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PT

Learn how to build on instructional design theory to create AR and VR experiences that better resonate with learners. This session will examine two key projects—the HoloDiesel and the Virtual Data Center. You'll explore AR and VR tools for crafting learning experiences and examine real-world design examples that you can use as you use moving forward in your own projects. Learn more.

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