VR Elderly Care / Mixed Reality / Corporate Diversity

2020 Educators in VR International Summit


Session: VR Elderly Care / Mixed Reality / Corporate Diversity

2020 Educators in VR International Summit brings together educators, learners, researchers, and experts in VR, AR, and XR to share their their passion for integrating immersive technology in education.

First Presentation

Track: Medical and Science

VR and Elderly Care

Marloes Henderikx, CEO, ZorgPlezier

Marloes Henderikx and her company ZorgPlezier are changing the elder care experience by printing customized VR experiences to people who cannot enjoy the world outside any longer. Their work with people suffering from dementia, patiences in hospitals, and elder care patients are easily transported to new experiences and calming environments. She will share how she trains care-givers and offers advice to those withing to do the same.

Marloes Henderikx and her company, ZorgPlezier, bring pleasant and valuable virtual pastimes for elderly, patients, and the people caring for them. ZorgPlezier brings the world in VR to people who cannot enjoy the outside world any longer, and provides VR training to care-givers and aid and advice during VR projects.

Second Presentation

Track: Special Event

Microsoft Mixed Reality for Education

Anson Ho, Program Manager, Microsoft

Research and practical applications of Mixed Reality in a K-12 classroom.

Anson Ho works on bringing mixed reality in the classroom. He is a passionate advocate for technology that can spark students’ innate creativity, drive deeper engagement in curriculum and make lessons accessible to every type of learner. He currently works with a team of dedicated developers aiming to reshape the future of educational technology together with education thought leaders around the world.

Third Presentation

Track: Diversity

Corporate Diversity and Inclusion Training in VR

Tracy DeTomasi, Head of Social Impact & Training Programs, Good People Solutions

Using VR is a perfect medium to help people learn how to have difficult conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Many DEI trainings fall short or are harmful because they don't address how difficult it can be to discuss these topics. Tracy DeTomasi and Good People Solutions is using VR to address this and other challenges facing many in education and training.

Tracy DeTomasi, Head of Social Impact & Training Programs at Good People Solutions, is an educator, speaker, and nationally recognized expert on domestic and sexual violence. With nearly 20 years of experience working with youth, adults, and families across the country who have experienced trauma, DeTomasi now works to prevent violence and discrimination by spreading a message of cultural change. She is frequently quoted in the media and has been featured on local and national news networks, including CNN, NPR & Univision. DeTomasi is developing corporate training programs that use VR to address nuanced cultural issues such as Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Leadership Development, and Anti-Sexual Harassment. In addition, she is on the Board of Directors for Voices in Action and the Nashville Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

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