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1st Annual Meeting of the
Global XR Management Community
Immersive Teaching, Research, Content Development, Operations
4 - 6 June 2023
INSEAD Middle East Campus in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
XR technologies are transforming the way management education and research are conducted. The 1st Annual Meeting of the Global XR Management Community will be a three-day event which will provide a forum for researchers and practitioners interested in teaching and studying management using XR technologies. Our objective is to provide a forum to present and discuss the latest developments, innovative projects, new ideas, and research directions in this area. In so doing, we expect to encourage and facilitate the creation of a vibrant global community interested in sharing best practices and exploring collaboration opportunities.
The Meeting will take place at the INSEAD Middle East Campus in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from June 4th to 6th, 2023. The UAE is well-connected to North America and Europe through their Abu Dhabi and Dubai airports. Airport taxis from Abu Dhabi International Airport cost about USD 25 and from Dubai International Airport around USD 85 (one way). The meeting fee, accommodation at the Rosewood Hotel for international participants (with breakfast, maximal Saturday to Wednesday) and conference meals will be covered by the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK). All other associated expenses (e.g., travel and miscellaneous expenses) will be covered by the participants.
The meeting is by invitation and seats are limited. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to receive an invitation.
Agenda (first draft)
16:30-22:00: Desert safari & dinner (departure from Rosewood Hotel)
09:30-12:30: XR libraries, demos, and masterclasses
12:30-13:30:Lunch (with thematic tables)
13:30-15:00: Roundtable/poster discussions: Opportunities and challenges of XR
1. Tips & tricks to maximise teaching impact of XR (TBC)
15:30-17:00: Panel: Overcoming adoption barriers of XR
19:00-21:00: Barbecue dinner at the beach (The Shore)
09:00-09:30: Live XR research demo
09:30-10:30: Research using XR - opportunities and challenges
Timothy Hubbard, Co-director at Virtual Reality Lab, Notre Dame
11:00-12:30: Showcase research using XR
12:30-13:30: Lunch (with thematic tables)
13:30-14:30: Showcase research using XR
14:50-15:50: Roundtable/poster discussions
Rapid prototyping of an XR research projects (TBC)
15:50-16:30: Panel on the future of XR: Metaverse, MOCAP, AR, etc.
16:30-19:00: Guided tour & sundowner at the Louvre Abu Dhabi
Ithai Stern, INSEAD
Associate Professor of Strategy
The Akzo Nobel Fellow of Strategic Management
Academic Director, INSEAD VR Immersive Learning Initiative
Tim Hubbard, University of Notre Dame
Donnelly Fellow in Participatory Management
Co-Director, Virtual Reality Lab
Florian Schloderer, INSEAD
Director of Digital Innovation, Lecturer
Global Operations and Delivery, INSEAD VR Immersive Learning Initiative
28 October 2022 from 9:00 to 16:00
INSEAD Middle East Campus in Abu Dhabi
INSEAD’s VR Immersive Learning Initiative organizes its 1st VR Immersive Learning Workshop on October 28th from 9:00 to 16:00 at the INSEAD Middle East Campus in Abu Dhabi. The workshop targets faculty in business, management and social sciences from higher education institutions in Abu Dhabi interested in augmenting their teaching capabilities with VR Learning Experiences. The workshop is supported by ADEK.
Welcome & Overview of the Day
Introduction to Immersive Learning in Business and Management Education
|11:00-12:30:||Teaching an Immersive Session in Business and Management Education|
How is an Immersive Learning Session facilitated?
Lunch (provided by INSEAD)
Enhance Learning in Management Education with Immersive Toolkit
Getting Started with VR
Discussion & closing