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Monday, October 2 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Shaping Virtual Reality: Empathy and Inclusion in Emerging Tech

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Before this technology alters the entire world, we have a responsibility to guide its development. Experts discuss if empathy and inclusion should be considered in the early stages, and how initiaiting best practices will propel the success of alternate realities. 

Moderators
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Xuny Haley

Operations Manager @ HQ, CoMotion, University of Washington
Xuny Haley is the Operations Manager for CoMotion Labs @ HQ, a shared space that exclusively incubates VR/AR/XR startups. She has worked for a variety of startups for three years, ranging from VR software startups to Ultimate Frisbee broadcasting startups. Her passion is for the storytelling of innovation, as she views tech as the tool to improve lives, and startups as the pioneers to implement the innovations in... Read More →

Speakers
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Brian Van Buren

Brian is the Narrative Designer at Tomorrow Today Labs, a freelance writer, editor, designer, and a VR accessibility advocate and analyst.
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Di Dang

Senior UX Designer, POP
Di Dang is the Emerging Tech Lead at digital agency POP. She advises clients from a variety of industries on how emerging tech will impact their business, and she leads XR design thinking and education workshops around the country. Di also loves working the full XR product develo... Read More →
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Jason Pace

Jason Pace is the Executive Director of the University of Washington Bothell’s Digital Future Lab, an interactive media research and commercial game development studio focused on transforming how the technology industry approaches diversity. Jason started the lab in 2012 after spending 15 years at Microsoft designing... Read More →
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Emily Pascual

At the intersection of human rights and education, Emily is the EdTech Game UI/UX Designer for the bilingual social enterprise Genius Plaza. Emily's team was awarded 2016 MIT AR/VR Hackathon's Best Virtual Reality Hack with the education platform KidCity VR. Emily earned a joint... Read More →


Monday October 2, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Startup Hall 1100 NE Campus Parkway, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98195