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Virtually Limitless: How Can AR/VR Make Your Profession More Productive? (in person)
November 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join faculty and technologists from several of UNC-Chapel Hill’s professional schools—medicine, nursing, public health, business, and journalism and media, and business—for flash presentations and demos of eye-popping professional applications of AR/VR tech. From an immersive VR learning technology that trains medical personnel on how to act in emergency situations to VR simulations for interprofessional education, you’ll get a glimpse at what’s possible and learn practical ways to get started with extended reality tools in your organization. Following the presentations, you’ll work with colleagues in industry-specific breakout teams facilitated by a UNC-Chapel Hill professor and systems thinking expert. Explore potential uses these technologies in your own field, how they could thrive, and what might limit their growth. As you diagram and uncover cause-and-effect relationships, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of new technologies and ways to encourage their adoption among organizational leaders and a changing workforce. Whether you’re a tech maven, business leader, policy maker, or general forward thinker, you’ll leave this session inspired and informed about how extended reality technologies can shape the future of work.
Featured Presenters and Facilitators:
- Jamie Barras, Vice President of Product Management and lead of Fidelity Center of Applied Technology, Fidelity
- Steven King, Emerging Tech Professor, Executive Innovator and Startup Founder, UNC Hussman of Journalism and Media
- Elizabeth Stone, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Emergency Nurse, UNC School of Nursing
- Christi Fenison, Immersive Technology Lead / XR Instructional Media Produce, UNC School of Medicine