The tentative conference schedule is as follows. Return to this page for scheduling updates as the conference dates approach.

Wednesday, April 26: H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building

9:30 – 11:00  |  Pre-conference tours of Living Environments Laboratory including demonstrations of virtual reality technologies. Preregistration required.

12:00 – 1:00 pm |  Registration

1:00 pm |  Opening Remarks from Patricia Flatley Brennan, Ph.D.
Open to the public

1:15 pm  |  A Retrospective on the Field of Virtual Reality
Kevin Ponto, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Living Environments Laboratory
Open to the public

2:15 pm  |  Virtual Environments as Laboratories for Studying Human Behavior
Jodie Plumert, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Hank Virtual Environments Lab, University of Iowa
Open to the public

3:00 pm  |  Break

3:20 pm  |  Illusions and Virtual Reality
Mar Gonzalez Franco, Ph.D., Microsoft AI & Research
Open to the public

3:50 pm  |  Ethical Considerations in the Use of Virtual Reality
Kenneth Goodman, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy, Professor of Medicine, University of Miami
Open to the public

4:45 pm  |  Reception

5:30 pm  |  End of Public Session

6:00 pm  |  Dinner
By invitation and preregistration only

6:45 pm  |  Reaching All Parties: VR and the Needs and Capacities of Those Underserved by Health Care
Chris Gibbons, MD, MPH, Chief Health Innovation Officer, Federal Communications Commission
By invitation and preregistration only

Thursday, April 27: Orchard View Room, 3rd floor Discovery Building

The second day e3iVR workgroup is by invitation and preregistration only.

7:30 – 8:00 am  |  Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 am |  Overview and Goals for Breakout Sessions

8:30 am |  Breakout Session #1

10:00 am |  Break

10:30 am |  Breakout Session #2

12:00 pm  |  Lunch

1:00 pm  |  Reports from Breakout Sessions
Compile findings from workgroups to develop formal list of guidelines
Discuss next steps and action items for stakeholders
Future discussions

2:30 pm  |  Thank You and Closing Remarks, Adjourn

3:00 – 5:00 pm  |  Report Writing