CALL FOR PROPOSALS: GUIDED VIRTUAL ADVENTURE TOURS
at iLRN 2020: 6th International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network
Organized in conjunction with Educators in VR
Technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Education Society
June 21-25, 2020, Online
Conference theme: "Vision 20/20: Hindsight, Insight, and Foresight in XR and Immersive Learning"
Conference website: http://immersivelrn.org/ilrn2020
At our physical iLRN conferences, the first day of the conference (Sunday) is typically devoted to one or more guided social tours of local attractions in which attendees have the opportunity to socialize and get to know one another while immersing themselves in the sights and sounds of the host city and/or region. As this year's conference will take place entirely online, we are instead offering the opportunity for attendees to sign up for small-group "Guided Virtual Adventure" tours of 50 minutes in duration to various social and collaborative XR/immersive environments and platforms.
Proposals are being sought for prospective Guided Virtual Adventure tour offerings on Sunday, June 21, 2020. Tour destinations may be:
- a third-party XR/immersive platform with which you are familiar (e.g., Altspace, Mozilla Hubs, Minecraft, World of Warcraft, Somnium Space, OrbusVR, Second Life);
- a specific virtual environment that you, your institution/organization, or someone else has developed within a third-party platform;
- a platform that you or your institution/organization has developed and/or specific environments within that platform.
There are no fees involved in offering a Guided Virtual Adventure tour; however, preference will be given to proposals that involve environments/platforms that are freely and openly accessible, and that are associated with nonprofit organizations and educational institutions. Where possible, it is strongly recommended that multiple offerings of the tour are made available throughout the day so as to cater for different time zones in which the 8,000+ iLRN 2020 event attendees will be based.
Companies wishing to offer Guided Virtual Adventure tours involving their commercial products and services may submit proposals for consideration, but the iLRN 2020 Organizing Committee reserves the right to, at its discretion, place limits on the number of tours of platforms/environments of a certain type or that address a particular target audience/application vertical. In doing so, they will prioritize companies that have purchased a sponsorship or exhibition package.
*** IMPORTANT: The Guided Virtual Adventures are intended to be a social activity, and as such, platforms and environments to be toured must support interaction among multiple users. For other types of platform or environment, please consider offering a Workshop (https://immersivelrn.org/ilrn2020/workshops/) instead, and/or participating in the Immersive Learning Project Showcase & Competition (https://immersivelrn.org/ilrn2020/immersive-learning-project-showcase/). ***
### Submitting a Proposal ###
Please use this form to propose a Guided Virtual Adventure:
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### Important Dates ###
- Guided Virtual Adventure proposal submission deadline: May 18, 2020
- Notification of proposal review outcomes: May 21, 2020
- Presenter registration deadline: May 25, 2020
- Deadline for providing final participant instructions: June 1, 2020
- Guided Virtual Adventure Day: June 21, 2020
Other upcoming iLRN 2020 deadlines (see conference website for details):
- Immersive Learning Project Showcase & Competition - expressions of interest to participate due May 14, 2020 (deadline extended, no further extensions will be announced)
- Practitioner Stream oral and poster presentations - 1-2 page proposals, not for publication in proceedings, due May 18, 2020 (will not be extended)
- Workshops, Panel Sessions, and Special Sessions - 2-3 page proposals for publication in proceedings as extended-abstract descriptions of the sessions, due May 18, 2020 (will not be extended)
- Free registration deadline for non-presenter educators and students - May 23, 2020
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