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Think & DO Symposium
October 21 @ 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm CDT
Join Texas Immersive Institute at UT Austin on October 21st to learn, play, and create with an interdisciplinary group of innovators. Sponsored by MITRE, The Think & Do Symposium is a ½-day igniting session consisting of a keynote and a series of moderated talks 1:30-6 PM (with reception to follow). TXI has curated a mixture of top-level executives, experts, and creators to hold discussions situating the question: What defines the amplified experience of virtual beings in the hospitality sector?
Think & Do Panels Include:
1. Creating Virtual Beings: What goes into the making of Virtual Beings?
- Marjorie Zielke, Ph.D. (Research Professor, UT Dallas)
- Michael Kaplan (Director; Global Business Development, Media & Entertainment at NVIDIA)
- Grant Thomas (Creative Director, Creative Tech @ Accenture Song)
2. Branding and Virtual Beings: How do Virtual Beings and emerging technology integrate within the hospitality sector?
- Danny Tomsett (CEO, UneeQ Digital Humans)
- Minwoo Lee, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor of Business Analytics, Conrad N. Hilton College of Global Hospitality Leadership at University of Houston)
- Rudy Lee (Chief Strategy Officer, Naver Z)
3. Trusting Virtual Beings: What are future considerations of adopting VB technology?
- Tyler Coleman (Founder @ Retora Games, Founder @ TBDNE)
- Ann Greenberg (Founder and CEO, Entertainment AI™)
- Erin Reilly (Professor of Practice, UT Austin/ Founding Director, Texas Immersive Institute)
Each participant receives:
- Access to current news and information regarding the thematic topic,
- Conversation starters on the thematic question to provoke engagement,
- Connections with experts to develop interdisciplinary relationships,
- Opportunity for exploration of virtual beings as related to the metaverse
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