The #CPDinVR First Anniversary Event

- July 5th 2018 - 

In June 2017 I decided to try something that hadn't been done before in education - to host free continuing professional development (CPD) inside virtual reality using the stunning Engage platform from Immersive VR Education. With the success of this inaugural event, #CPDinVR quickly turned into a monthly engagement with educators and VR enthusiasts from more than twenty countries joining me along with guests from the BBC, HTC Vive, NVIDIA, Lifeliqe and more.   

On July 5th, to celebrate one year of these sessions, I am delighted to present the single biggest event in #CPDinVR history. Starting at 5pm here in Dubai (9am EST / 2pm UK) there will be six hours of free back-to-back sessions inside Engage including presentations, panel discussions and more.

 

If I said that the lineup was stellar, it'd be an understatement and I want to say a HUGE thank you to all of the speakers for giving up their time to join us and move VR in Education forwards.

 

So who's going to be there?

I'm glad you asked...

Alvin is the China's Regional President for HTC Vive. He joins us as opening keynote speaker.

HTC Vive

ALVIN WANG GRAYLIN

Engineer, Environmentalist, IT Architect, Publisher and founder of VRVoice.co

Cool Blue Media/ VRVoice.co

BOB FINE

Global education innovation leader, mindfulness consultant and immersive storyteller.

Mindwise

CAITLIN KRAUSE

BETT, GESS and Edtech Digest Award winner - and founder of this website!

JESS Dubai

STEVE BAMBURY

Host of #ARVRinEDU, an EdSurge columnist and author of the ISTE book "Learning Transported".

ARVRinEDU

JAIME DONALLY

Social VR pioneer and the lead developer on Engage - the platform used for #CPDinVR

Immersive VR Education

MIKE ARMSTRONG

Dinah leads an MA Studio at UCL in Immersive Factual Storytelling and works as a producer at the BBC's VR Hub

BBC VR Hub

DINAH LAMMIMANS

AR/VR consultant, speaker and contributor to Forbes. Author of Charlie Fink's Metaverse.

Forbes

CHARLIE FINK

VR/AR influencer and consultant focusing on Experiential Technologies and Shared Digital Realities.

Immersive VR Education

CHRIS MADSEN

Bobby is a writer at VR Scout with a special focus on AR and VR in education.

VR Scout

BOBBY CARLTON

The amazing team of Steven Sato, Alex Chaucer, Amanda Fox and James McCrary.

The VR Podcast

VR PODCAST TEAM

Chad is an award-winning educator and VRedu innovator. 

Tampa Preparatory School

CHAD LEWIS

Founder and CEO of VRX One, Women of Wearables President (ME), Top 101 Women in #ARVR 2017

VRX One/ Munfarid

DR SANA FARID

Nina is a write for VR Focus and a driving force in the field of Diversity and VR.

VR Focus

NINA SALOMONS

THE PROGRAMME 

The schedule is currently being finalised but the most up to date lineup can be found below complete with various time zones. This will be updated in the next few days and a final schedule will be sent to those that register to attend.

Registration

 #CPDinVR events are free to attend but there is a fixed room capacity within Engage so registration is essential. Please click the link below to register for the anniverary event and ensure that you enter a valid email address so that joining instructions can be forwarded to you. 

Cancellation

If your plans change and you are no longer able to attend the session, please get in touch as soon as possible so that your place can be reassigned. There are limited spaces in each event and there is always a waiting list when sessions are full.

To download the free Engage application via Steam, please click on the logo below Please note that Engage does not currently support Mac; users without a Vive or Rift headset must use a PC to take part in the sessions.

I have produced a set of documents to support users who join the #CPDinVR sessions:

 

  1. Engage Session Details - everything you need to know for the session, including the room codes, joining instructions and more.

  2. Engage Controls - control layouts for all platforms. 

  3. Steam Guide - if you are new to the Steam platform, this guide will walk you through the sign up process and how to find and download Engage from Steam.  

 

All three can be downloaded in advance below.