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Welcome! We’re so happy you will be joining us at the 2017 Planet Forward Summit on April 6 and 7 on the George Washington University’s campus in Washington, D.C. Explore the schedule below, check out the inspiring panels we have planned and customize your own two-day schedule. 
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Thursday, April 6 • 10:10am - 10:40am
Left Brain: The Reality of Virtual Reality

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Anything is possible with virtual reality. Experts from Stanford’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab reveal the connection between people and immersive virtual reality simulations, and take us on a groundbreaking virtual “field trip” to a degraded ocean ecosystem, exposing the power of VR.

Speakers
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Tobin Asher

Lab Manager, The Human Interaction Lab, Stanford University
Tobin Asher earned his Bachelor’s degree in Communication from Stanford in June 2016. His initial interest in virtual reality was immersive journalism as a way of making people feel closer to seemingly distant topics. Tobin helps facilitate the Virtual Human Interaction Lab’s research projects, coordinates lab logistics and outreach, and maintains the lab’s software and hardware. He also helps program virtual worlds, edit video... Read More →
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Elise Ogle

Project Manager, The Human Interaction Lab, Stanford University
Elise Ogle graduated from Stanford with her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Communication in June 2015. Her Virtual Human Interaction Lab research of past and present focuses on using virtual reality to design immersive, educational narratives that raise awareness about ocean acidification. Her lab work involves managing projects and developers, designing virtual reality simulations, 3D modeling, and voice acting.


Thursday April 6, 2017 10:10am - 10:40am
Jack Morton Auditorium 805 21st St NW Washington, DC 20052