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VR Day 2018

Participant wearing virtual reality headset

Four Panelists speaking to the event participants in the Duncan Anderson Gallery

The California State University Long Beach Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is proud to sponsor the first campus-wide Virtual Reality (VR) Day on March 9, 2018. VR Day is an interdisciplinary collaboration amongst the colleges of the Arts, Engineering, Health and Human Services, and Liberal Arts. The full day event includes a keynote conversation, faculty and practitioner panels, demos, a VR career readiness workshop presented by the Career Development Center, and two screenings of the exciting and innovative VR film UTURN

Mirroring the diversity which is the hallmark of the university, the goal of VR Day is to highlight intellectual, gender, and racial diversity within the industry as well as prepare our majority minority students to become strong contributors to the burgeoning VR industry.


CSULB VR Day Program

8:30-9:00am Welcome (DESN Gallery)

Presented by Dr. Ebony Utley and Dr. Wade Martin

City of Long Beach Innovation Team

City of Long Beach Economic Development 

9:15-10:30am  VR Demos

UTURN - Presented by Dr. Nathalie Mathe (DESN 112)

BeachCAVE – Dr. Panadda Marayong and team (ET 21)

Holo Minds Together (HoloLens)/Projection Mapping – Dr. Hannah Kum-Biocca (HSD 105)

Oculus Rift – CSULB Immersive Design Research Lab (DESN 105)

Robotics Lab – Dr. Emel Demircan and team (ECS 115)

Space Pirate and Tilt Brush (HTC Vive)—Steven Xu (SSPA 203)

VR Pictionary and VR Exquisite Corpse (Oculus Rift) - Long Beach Public Library (DESN 111)

Wareplai (SSPA 106)

Film Shorts - Built not Bought, Know Your Rights, The Rattler (DESN Gallery) 

10:40-11:20am  VR Storytelling Panel (DESN Gallery)

With Heather Barker (design faculty), Adam Moore (film faculty), Dr. Danny Paskin (journalism faculty) and Dr. Scott Wilson (anthropology faculty), Will Pitts (HoloLens developer), Verlan Grant III (360 photographer) 

11:25am-12:40pm I’m Not a Computer Science Major, How Do I Get a Job in VR? (DESN Gallery)

Career workshop presented by

Terri Armstrong and Dr. Scott Wilson 

12:40-1:50pm Networking Lunch/VR as Art Keynote Conversation (DESN Gallery)

with Jordan Service 

2:00-3:15pm VR Demos/Faculty Forum/Repeat of VR Demos from 9:30am timeslot

Encore presentation of UTURN

Faculty Forum 

3:20-4:00pm VR and Embodiment Panel (DESN Gallery)

with Dr. Hannah Kum-Biocca, Dr. Frank Biocca, and Steve Boyer 

4:05-4:45pm CSULB Student VR Panel (DESN Gallery)

with Jazzy Harvey, Makenna Henry, Katherine Scully, Breauna Waterford and Michael Wolf

4:45-5:30pm VR Demos

Repeat of VR Demos from 9:15am and 2:00pm timeslot excluding UTURN, Oculus Rift, and BeachCAVE


Check out the following FAQs for more information on the event.

 

What is VR Day?

The California State University Long Beach Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is proud to sponsor the first campus-wide VR (Virtual Reality) Day March 9, 2018. VR Day is an interdisciplinary collaboration amongst the colleges of the Arts, Engineering, Health and Human Services, and Liberal Arts. The full day event includes a keynote conversation, faculty and practitioner panels, faculty and student demos, new products from NativeVR and Wareplai, as well as a VR career readiness workshop sponsored by the Career Development Center.

Mirroring the diversity which is the hallmark of the university, the goal of VR Day is to highlight intellectual, gender, and racial diversity within the industry as well as prepare our majority minority students to become strong contributors to the burgeoning VR industry.

Is VR day free?

Yes, VR Day is free for all attendees. CSULB campus members as well as the greater Long Beach community are welcome. 

Will food be provided?

Lunch will be available for those attending the Keynote in the Duncan Anderson Gallery at 12:40pm. Water and light snacks will be available throughout the event. 

Do I have to stay for the whole time?

It is not mandatory to participate for the whole day.  However, space will be limited so we recommend that you RSVP online.  Programming will be offered at several locations in lower campus so you can build your own schedule.  If you plan to participate in one of the VR Demos, you will need to RSVP at the Duncan Anderson Gallery event check-in.  

Do I need to bring anything with me?

It is recommended that you bring your charged smartphone.  Some demos will require you to download applications to run programming. 

Will I need a parking permit? 

Campus Parking is $8 for the day.  Foundation parking is close to the Duncan Anderson Gallery located at 6300 E State University D Ste 332, Long Beach, CA 90815. You may also visit CSULB's transportation website for eco-friendly ways to arrive to the event. 

Event Sponsors

CSULB Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

CSULB Department of Design logo

Long Beach State University College of Engineering logo

CSULB President's Commission on the Status of Women logo

CSULB Career Development logo

Speech at the Beach, CSULB department of communications logo

Long Beach Innovation Team logo

Long Beach Economic Development logo

Event Partners

CSULB Immersive Design Research Lab logo

Uturn logo

Long Beach Public Library logo

Mind Labs logo

Welens Logo

Wareplai the smart clothing experience logo

Vive logo

kind logo

The Rattler logo