The Augmented and Virtual Reality Policy Conference

EDT
Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Webinar

In the last decade, augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) have evolved from niche tools for enthusiasts and high-tech industries to more widely adopted communications technologies that have the potential to transform the way people communicate, collaborate, and learn. As AR/VR solutions gain traction across sectors, they will raise important policy considerations-some of which are already a part of broader tech policy discussions, while others will be unique to these technologies.

Through a series of expert talks and panels, this half-day, virtual conference organized by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and the XR Association explored the role of policy in AR/VR innovation and identified priority areas for policymakers to consider as these technologies continue to expand. Sessions includee discussions on trust and safety concerns, key policy considerations, government investment and adoption, and the potential of these technologies in the future of work.

 

10/21/2021 12:0010/21/2021 17:00America/New_YorkITIF Event: The Augmented and Virtual Reality Policy ConferenceWebinarMore information: https://itif.org/events/2021/10/21/augmented-and-virtual-reality-policy-conferenceMM/DD/YYYY
Speakers: 
Suzan DelBene
Representative (D-WA)
U.S. Congress
Keynote Speaker
Noble Ackerson
President
CyberXR
Panelist
Raul Carvajal
Director of Production and XR4C
Games for Change
Panelist
Bill Curtis-Davidson
Co-Director
Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology
Panelist
Jeremy Greenberg
Policy Counsel
Future of Privacy Forum
Panelist
Elizabeth Hyman
President and CEO
XR Association
Panelist
Jessica Outlaw
Research Director
The Extended Mind
Panelist
Michael Preston
Executive Director
Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame
Panelist
Susan Persky
Associate Investigator Director
National Human Genome Research Institute
Panelist
Ash Richter
Senior Technology Architect
In-Q-Tel
Panelist
Diane Hickey
SBIR/STTR Program Director
National Science Foundation
Panelist
Erika Peace
Senior Industry Product Manager
Government Unity Technologies
Panelist
Stephen Yadzinski
Senior Innovation Officer
Jobs for the Future
Panelist
Ellysse Dick
Policy Analyst
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Moderator
Joan O'Hara
Vice President of Public Policy
XRA
Moderator
Dustin Haisler
Chief Innovation Officer
e.Republic
Panelist
The Augmented and Virtual Reality Policy Conference