March 1 Event: How Virtual Reality is Changing the Way We Engage the World

Virtual Reality: Changing How We Engage in the World

Virtual Reality (VR) is no longer a technology for tomorrow. It is here today. Please join us for an interactive evening of hands-on technology demonstrations and a discusion of how VR is changing the way we tell stories and advocate for important causes, train our military, and prepare our children to compete in the global economy.

Join us during cocktail hour, when we’ll have a number of Virtual Reality experts on hand to demonstrate current technologies and applications. Experience 360 degree photography and virtual tours, or try out the Samsung Gear VR, the HTC Vive, or the Oculus Rift DK2. There will also be Google Cardboard VR glasses available for those who have yet to try them out!

Bob Berry, the co-Founder and CEO of Envelop VR, will share insight into the current state of Virtual Reality technology.
Nirav Desai, a Chief Technologist in Booz Allen Hamilton’s Seattle office, will discuss Booz Allen’s undersea Virtual Reality offering – helping security and industry clients virtually see under water for planning, training, and navigation purposes.
Major Marie Gutierrez, with the U.S. Army's I Corps at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, will highlight the Army’s use of live, virtual, constructive, and gaming (LVCG) to create an Integrated Training Environment (ITE) and prepare soldiers for on-the-ground realities prior to their deployment.
Lisa Castaneda, CEO and Founder of foundry10, will discuss their work with VR to augment and enhance learning in an array of educational settings. 
Moderated by Drew Atkins, managing editor at Crosscut.

Event Details: 

March 1, 2016

Cocktail Reception & VR Demos: 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Panel Discussion, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Palace Ballroom

2100 5th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98121

RSVP here 


This event is part of the Intersections in International Affairs series, hosted by the UW Master of Arts in Applied International Studies (MAAIS) in partnership with the World Affairs Council of Seattle, The Seattle Globalist, Crosscut, and Global Washington, and made possible with generous support from the Henry M. Jackson Foundation. These events are free and open to the public. They are designed to engage international affairs stakeholders in honest and provocative conversations about the work occurring at the intersections of government, business and philanthropy. And how we can do it better.