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With the accelerated adoption of augmented and virtual reality in 2020 across so many new industries, our field is expanding into disciplines that require professionals experienced in XR. However, many XR skills are not yet addressed by traditional or online academic institutions.

Since inception, AWE has been about connecting, educating, and accelerating the XR Industry through events.

Now, we are harnessing the minds of the incredible experts in the AWE community to fill the skills gap. 

Introducing: The AWE Academy

Online live courses by the XR community, for the XR community - and beyond

 

AWE Academy courses offer:

  • Live interactive group sessions lead by the best instructors in the industry

  • Cameo appearances by renowned guest speakers

  • One-on-one interaction with instructors 

  • Access to a vast network of experts and actionable resources 

 

Upcoming Classes

 


Geting started with HP Omnicept SDK

Get started developing with the HP Omnicept platform in this two-day workshop! Learn how to utilize the biometric sensors, Cognitive Load inference engine data and other HP enabled features to create adaptive VR experiences driven by a user's natural response in real time. In this workshop, you will complete a development project in Unity and hear from HP Labs research scientists on how cognitive load can be a powerful tool for virtual reality development.

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Web AR Workshop: Harness the Power of Browser-Based Augmented Reality

With this two-day, online workshop (no coding), you’ll learn the foundational skills necessary to craft a carefully considered approach for deploying Web AR marketing and advertising experiences to your customers. You’ll learn how to set Web AR campaign goals, craft an AR-enabled customer journey, and deploy an omnichannel Web AR campaign that’s measurable, impactful, and designed to either compliment or outperform traditional marketing benchmarks.

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XR Virtual Collaboration Workshop with Charlie Fink

Learn to apply XR virtual collaboration & meeting tools to improve remote work, training and education. With this two-day online workshop and 1:1 consultation led by XR-Explainer-In-Chief and Forbes columnist Charlie Fink, you'll learn best practices for leveraging the leading XR collaboration platforms, what virtual collaboration actually feels like, and which platforms are best suited for your needs. Recommended for Executives, HR Managers, Educators, Teams and anyone looking beyond video conferencing.

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Fundraising Course for XR Startups

As mentors for over 500 XR startups your instructors, Adaora Udoji and Ori Inbar, know fund-raising can be a frustrating and confusing process for a young startup. This online interactive course helps early stage XR startups prep for fund-raising. With 2 weekly cohort sessions over six weeks, we work with you to refine your product, market, and business strategies and conclude with creating the perfect investor pitch. The program includes expert lectures, and office hours with the best mentors in XR, and will open doors for investors and other opportunities in the XR ecosystem.

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Introduction to MRTK and HoloLens 2 Development

The AWE Academy, in partnership with the XR education experts at Circuit Stream, is thrilled to announce the first in its series of new developer workshops! Learn to develop augmented reality business solutions for Microsoft’s Hololens 2. Become familiar with the mixed reality toolkit (MRTK), design fundamentals and core workflows for this flagship device. Learn how to utilize the magic of head-mounted AR and hand-tracked user interfaces via the Hololens 2 to place holograms in physical space and store/retrieve their locations from the Azure World Anchors service.

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Introduction to Oculus Quest 2 Development

Learn design and development skills for the most popular consumer and enterprise VR headset on the market today. In this class you'll learn how to use Oculus tools to speed up development, implement state of the art features and deploy/scale your applications. Instructors will reveal some of their secrets to VR design, hand tracking, controller implementation, spatial audio and unique Oculus features to create the most engaging applications. You'll also get insider tips that Circuit Stream uses to build applications for mass deployment for Fortune 500 companies.

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You Won't Find a more XR-Focused Educational Program

AWE Academy delivers access to the largest XR community, featuring the best instructors, experts, and mentors in spatial computing.