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The Hub's Hybrid Conference on AR/VR

News | 18-05-2022 18:59

Conference - Our Immersive Digital Future: How Extended Reality May Affect Intentional Relations
Time - Thursday, June 9th, 9:00 AM - 5:00PM EDT and Friday, June 10th, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
Place - The Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E Street, Washington DC and Online

The Hub team cordially invites you to participate in the world's first international conference examining how immersive technologies such as augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) may affect international affairs. We highly encourage you to join us in person at the Elliott School. In-person attendees will be able to try out several virtual reality experiences on devices provided by Meta, the US Army, and the US Airforce. They will also be able to network and interact directly with speakers and other attendees during Q&A periods, meals, and coffee breaks.


About the Event:
Immersive spatial computing technologies such as augmented reality and virtual reality can change how we see, interact with, and experience the world. However, we don’t know how these technologies (which we refer to collectively as XR) may affect global governance and international relations. The conference aims to foster a discussion around these issues. Between June 9-10, our panels will:
Discuss how XR may affect key issues and institutions of international governance such as national security, democracy, human rights, and international economics.
Explore how XR challenges the roles of the nation state, corporations, and individuals.
Examine how some countries are already adapting to the opportunities and risks posed by XR.

Audience and Format:
The free two-day hybrid event is designed to facilitate a dialogue among attendees and speakers. Some speakers will be live cast and the event will be available live on YouTube. In-person attendees will be provided food and the opportunity to experience XR with programs and headsets provided by Meta, the US Air Force, and the US Army.
For more information about the conference, please check out the Conference Webpage.
For information on times, speakers, and topics, please check out the Conference Schedule.
To learn more about the topics related to the conference, please check out our Suggested Reading List.
Please note that COVID conditions are constantly changing and as of May, GWU requires all in-person attendees to be masked, vaccinated, and boosted. We will notify all in-person registrants of any changes to the policy. 

If you have any questions about the conference you can email Adam Zable at


Contact Information

INSEIT’s institutional support comes from the Ionian University - IHRC research team

Mailing Address:
IHRC-Ionian University,
School of Information Science
72 Ioannou Theotoki Street
Corfu 49100

c/o Keith Miller, Professor
UMSL, College of Education
1 University Boulevard
201 Education Admin. Building
St Louis MO 63121-4400
tel. (314) 516 4970

(t) +30 26610 87426
(f) +30 26610 46846

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