Supercharging the Virtual Workforce: Distance Learning and the Future of Work

Confronted with a global health crisis and social distancing mandates, demand for immersive technologies such as virtual, augmented, and mixed reality (collectively, “XR”) has reached an unprecedented high. As businesses, communities, and governments search for mission-critical tools, technology's vital role in the future of work and education has never been more important.

On September 23, 2020, CQ Roll Call and the XR Association hosted Supercharging the Virtual Workforce: Distance Learning & the Future of Work featuring Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Rep. Bryan Steil (R-WI), and a panel of experts for a discussion on how:

  • XR applications to provide advanced workforce training, both onsite and remotely
  • Virtual learning vs. the in-person learning experience
  • How the private and public sectors can work together to expand access to XR technologies across all communities

Featured Speakers Included:

  • Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality
  • Rep. Bryan Steil (R-WI), Co-Chair of the Future of Work Caucus
  • Dr. Michael Casale, Chief Science Officer, STRIVR
  • Dr. Renate Fruchter, Director of the Project-Based Learning Laboratory, Stanford University
  • Elizabeth Hyman, CEO, XR Association
  • Jeremy Nelson, Director of the XR Initiative, Center for Academic Innovation, University of Michigan
  • Daniel O’Brien, Global Head of Enterprise Solutions, HTC VIVE
  • Gopal Ratnam, Senior Staff Writer, CQ Roll Call
  • Josh Resnik, SVP/Publisher, CQ Roll Call

Sponsored by XRA Association

Learn more about the impact of XR technology on workforce training, higher education, and other sectors in the XR Association’s first annual survey, "A New Reality in Immersive Technology (XR): Insights and Industry Trends" here.

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