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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 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
B132 (UPDATED) - Thursday Breakout Session 1: Frontiers of Storytelling - Virtual Reality

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Experts from Stanford’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab and The Nature Conservancy take a deeper dive into virtual reality as a groundbreaking storytelling device, and discuss how they’ve overcome the barriers to incorporating this technology.

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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Ethan Kearns

Mobile Marketing Manager, The Nature Conservancy
Ethan Kearns has been at The Nature Conservancy for just over 10 years and brings expertise in digital campaigns & mobile marketing, video, photography & design. Currently, Ethan is the Mobile Marketing Manager for the Conservancy, focused on advancing the organization's mobile strategy. An Alumnus of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, Ethan is an All-American cross country runner, an Appalachian Trail thru-hiker... 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 2:00pm - 3:15pm
District House 2121 H St NW

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