Schedule


Friday, November 22 | Annenberg Prince Theatre | 9 AM – 7 PM

8:45 AM | Breakfast Buffet 

9:30 AM | Opening Remarks: Provost Wendell Pritchett

9:45 AM | Keynote Address: Jeremy Bailenson, “Experience on Demand”

Coffee Break

11:00 AM | Panel: In/Visible Elements with Sarah Cameron Sunde and Zane Talley Cooper

12:00 PM | Break for Lunch on Your Own

1:30 PM | A Conversation between Peter Decherney and Jaime and Javier Suárez Berrocal with exclusive clips from “The Heart of Puerto Rico”

Coffee Break

3:00 PM | Panel: Bodies in Virtual and Fantasy Worlds with Liz Canner and Rachel Stevens 

4:30 PM | Welcome Reception

Saturday, November 23 | Van Pelt Information Commons | 10 AM – 5:30 PM

10:00 AM | VR & Pedagogy Workshop with Peter Decherney and Melisande McLaughlin

A hands-on opportunity to learn about VR for research, education, and storytelling and to experience a range of VR technologies, games, experiences, and films.  

VR and AR Experiences:

12:00 PM | Catered Lunch

1:00 PM | Panel: Environmental Game Design and the Value of Play 

  • Jessica Creane 
  • Dargan Frierson 
  • Caroline Lachanski
  • Emiliya Al Yafei

2:30 PM | Breakout Game Workshops

  • Immersive Game Design with Unity, Caroline Lachanski with help from Emiliya Al Yafei, Spencer Webster-Bass, Matt Boyd-Surka, and Grace Gilbert
  • Analogue Climate Game Design, Jessica Creane

4 PM | Visit site-specific The Altering Shore VR experiences

Saturday, November 23 | Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Prince Theatre | 7:30 – 9:30 PM

The Altering Shores, Live Performance

  • Roderick Coover
  • Nick Montfort
  • Adam Vidiksis