Boston is a great place for folks interested in XR with a large community of professional groups and student clubs. Here are some of the AR / VR events being organized by the community in January:

Intro to Virtual Reality (VR) – January 8th & 15th

XR Terra  - VR Headset - VR Bootcamp Boston

Every Wednesday, explore virtual reality in a free introductory class hosted by the Brookline Interactive Group. Discuss different types of VR devices & headsets, softwares, and examples of VR applications to get a firm understanding of VR technology. The event is open to all ages welcome, but children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.

Boston VR Dev Jam Meetup by Boston Virtual Reality – January 11th

With nearly 6000 meetup members and monthly events, Boston VR is one of the most active communities in the Greater Boston Area. This monthly installment of the day-long AR / VR development jam with fellow developers is being hosted at the Public VR Lab by the Brookline Interactive Group

#BNT109: PTC – Boston New Technology Augmented & Virtual Reality Startup Showcase – January 13th

BNT109 will be held at PTC’s Corporate Experience Center (CXC), where you’ll “See Digital Transformation Come To Life With Real Use-Cases!” Get demos of innovative and exciting local AR & VR tech presented by startup founders and network with the Boston-area startup/tech community. You can also live stream the event.

MIT Media Lab Reality Virtually Hackathon – January 19th & 22nd

With more than 400 participants, 40 mentors and over 75 projects, the MIT Media Lab Hackathon is an amazing 5-day event. The event draws a diverse mix of AR/VR designers, developers as well as sound engineers, graphic artists, and domain experts. While the application for participating in the event is closed, the event will host a community day on the 19th and a public expo on the 21st. Find more details and schedule information here.

Brain Activity While Learning in XR – January 23rd

Another great event hosted by Boston VR, this panel discussion brings together an interesting forum about how the education sector is lagging in the application of AR and VR learning environments and how it can add significant value to the leaners. In STEM education, Brainwave adaptive learning technology combined with real-time AR / VR visual learning can lead to a significant acceleration in the learning outcome in STEM education. The panel of experts from AR / VR and Brainwave learning arena will discuss the challenges and opportunities in this novel area of education and training technology

  • Panel Moderated by Dr. Nish Sonwalkar (ScD, MIT), Founder and Chairman, IntellADAPT Inc.
  • Panels Members:
    • Jeffery Jacobson, Simulation Engineering Project Manager, Boston Children’s Hospital at Harvard University and President, BostonVR
    • Nimisha Ashthagiri, MIT EdX (tentative)
    • Prof. Edward Tronick, Professor of Developmental Psychology at Harvard Medical School and UMass Boston (tentative)

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