MADRID, SPAIN - October 19, 2011 - The Immersive Education Initiative (iED) today announced that early registration for the 1st European Immersive Education Summit (iED Summit) is now open. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid will host the two-day iED Summit from 28th to 29th November 2011 in Madrid, Spain. Organized specifically for educators, researchers, and administrators, the European iED Summit consists of presentations, papers and demonstrations that provide attendees with an in-depth overview of immersive learning technologies, platforms and techniques.
The European iED Summit is open to the global academic community and experts in immersion, virtual reality and mixed/augmented reality.
The European Immersive Education Summit is organized by the newly formed European Chapter of the Immersive Education Initiative (iED Europe) and builds on the success of previous iED Summits.
Speakers at past iED Summits have included faculty, researchers, and administrators from The Grid Institute, Boston College, Harvard University (Harvard Graduate School of Education, Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, and Harvard Kennedy School of Government), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), MIT Media Lab, The Smithsonian Institution, Loyola Marymount University, Stanford University, United States Department of Education, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Federation of American Scientists (FAS), Duke University, Temple University, Southeast Kansas Education Service Center, Immersive Education High School, Cornell University, Amherst College, Kauffman Foundation, Boston Library Consortium, Montana State University, South Park Elementary School, Boston Media High School, Sun Microsystems, Turner Broadcasting, Open Wonderland Foundation, realXtend (Finland), The MOFET Institute (Israel), University of Aizu (Japan), Keio University (Japan), National University of Singapore, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), University of Essex (UK), Coventry University (UK), Giunti Labs (Italy) and European Learning Industry Group, Open University (UK), and more.
About iED Summits and Topics of Interest
iED Summits are official Immersive Education Initiative conferences organized specifically for educators, researchers, and administrators. iED Summits consist of presentations, panel discussions, break-out sessions and workshops that provide attendees with an in-depth overview of immersive learning platforms, technologies and cutting-edge research from around the world. iED Summits feature new and emerging virtual worlds, learning games, educational simulations, mixed/augmented reality, and related teachingtools, techniques, technologies, standards and best practices.
The world's leading experts in virtual worlds, learning games, educational simulations, and mixed/augmented reality convene November 28-29 in Madrid, Spain, for the first annual European Immersive Education Summit.
Topics of interest identified by the European iED Summit call for papers, posters and presentations include, but are not limited to, the following:
Thousands of Members Worldwide
The Immersive Education Initiative is a non-profit international collaboration of universities, colleges, research institutes, consortia and companies that are working together to define and develop open standards, best practices, platforms, and communities of support for virtual reality and game-based learning and training systems. Thousands of faculty, teachers, researchers, staff, administrators and students are members of the Immersive Education Initiative.
About Immersive Education
Immersive learning and immersive teaching ("Immersive Education") are enabled by the Media Grid.
About the Media Grid
The Grid Institute leads the design and development of the global Media Grid through the MediaGrid.org open standards organization in collaboration with industry, academia, and governments from around the world.