This session continues a discussion that started on awe.live that features examples of incredible use-cases emerging for how “immersive and experiential” technologies are providing new capabilities to help build education, awareness, and empathy around the major challenges facing humanity.
Highlights will include three specific initiatives driving SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), positive impact and how XR will help create a “Metaverse for Good.” Marcus Shingles, CEO of Exponential Destiny (a 501c3 non-profit that is primarily led by youth from under-served communities) and Dace Campbell, XR thought leader, will also share two global prize competitions: AWE’s "XR Prize Challenge: Fight Climate Change Challenge" and ExpoD’s “Metaverse for SDG Global Prize & VR Competition,” recently launched with the support of the UN’s ITU agency. Both competitions will give the entire AWE community an opportunity to participate and get involved!
Ori Inbar, CEO and Co-Founder of AWE, will welcome attendees to the 13th annual AWE EU 2022 event with a fresh premise: XR makes dreams a reality!
He will kick off with how XR helped achieve his own personal dreams and proceed with covering how XR has been helping businesses deliver on their goals, people realize lifelong ambitions, and most crucially - fight the biggest threats facing humanity in the next decade.
Since 2010, AWE has been showcasing how XR can make dreams come true and AWE EU will continue with that tradition and help aspiring XR professionals fulfill more of their dreams while making a positive impact around the world with AR, VR and the Metaverse.
Everyone will wear AR glasses on their faces by 2030. Just centimeters from our optic nerve, computers have never been closer to our brains. This changes both content creation and consumption.
These immersive technologies could create a more empathetic, educated and empowering future. But they could also promote inequality and fake news.
Yusuf Omar, Co-CEO of SEEN, has been wearing cameras on his face for over a decade. His team has overlaid journalism stories on cities from Boston to Cape Town. Everyone loves a good story, especially if they can be a part of that story. And that’s what immersive storytelling does. On your face.
The Metaverse, the final frontier.
These are the voyages of many creators on a mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before.