Confronted with a global health crisis and social distancing mandates, demand for immersive technologies such as virtual, augmented, and mixed reality (collectively, “XR”) has reached an unprecedented high. As businesses, communities, and governments search for mission-critical tools, technology’s vital role in the future of work and education has never been more important.
Colleges and universities have adopted XR technologies to deliver personalized “hands-on” learning experiences. These technologies can be used on campus or remotely, expanding options and improving collaboration and learning in both settings. Likewise, companies across all sectors have digitized to keep their workforce connected, trained and resilient during this current period of uncertainty. Moreover, the workplace we once knew is quickly becoming a thing of the past and XR will be critical to the workplace of the future.
On September 23 at 11:00 a.m. (ET), CQ Roll Call and the XR Association discussed:
- XR applications to provide advanced workforce training, both onsite and remotely
- Virtual learning vs. the in-person learning experience
- How the private and public sectors can work together to expand access to XR technologies across all communities
Our panelists included:
- Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality
- Congressman Bryan Steil (R-WI), Co-Chair of the Future of Work Caucus
- Elizabeth Hyman, CEO, XR Association
- Dr. Michael Casale, Chief Science Officer, STRIVR
- Dr. Renate Fruchter, Director of the Project-Based Learning Laboratory, Stanford University
- Jeremy Nelson, Director of the XR Initiative, Center for Academic Innovation, University of Michigan
- Gopal Ratnam, Senior Staff Writer, CQ Roll Call
- Josh Resnik, SVP/Publisher, CQ Roll Call