March 6 in Sioux Lookout, March 19 in Fort Frances, & March 26 in Kenora

This conference is free and open to SGEI students, staff, instructors and teachers.

 

About the Conference

Prepare for the future of education with SGEI’s Next-Gen Reality Conference. In this dynamic, one-day conference, students and educators will learn about the importance of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) in education, and how to incorporate the EON-XR platform into lessons and assignments. Conference attendees will participate in a variety of AR/VR activities, complete an EON Reality workshop, and learn about the growing technological landscape from two incredible guest speakers. 

Dates and locations 

  • Sioux Lookout – March 6, 2024 (Register by Feb. 28)
  • Fort Frances – March 19, 2024 (Register by March 21)
  • Kenora – March 26, 2024 (Register by March 19)

Who should attend this conference?

  • SGEI educators: SGEI staff, post-secondary instructors and secondary teachers will learn to engage their students with AR/VR, prepare for the future of education, and learn to incorporate EON and AR/VR into their lessons. 
  • SGEI students: students will enhance their learning by mastering the AR/VR tools available to them for assignments and projects, and find inspiration from our amazing speakers! 

Agenda for Fort Frances and Kenora

7:45 am to 8:30 am – Breakfast and Welcome
Registered participants will enjoy a complimentary breakfast prior to the start of the conference.

8:30 am to 9:30 am – Breakout Groups
Participants will be placed into two groups to complete the following activities:

  • Group A: Create your own AR/VR lesson using EON
  • Group B: Complete your passport by visiting all AR/VR stations

9:30 am to 10:00 am – AR/VR Speaker
Curtis Carmichael will be discussing the importance of augmented and virtual reality in education.

10:00 am to 10:15 am – Break
Participants are welcome to take a brief break.

10:15 am to 10:45 am – EON Speaker
DR. Renah Wolzinger will be discussing the EON-XR augmented and virtual reality platform.

10:45 to 11:00 am – Break
Participants are welcome to take a brief break.

11:00 am to 12:00 pm – Breakout Groups
Participants will work in their same groups to complete the following activities:

  • Group B: Create your own AR/VR lesson using EON
  • Group A: Complete your passport by visiting all AR/VR stations

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm – Lunch
Participants will enjoy a complimentary lunch to end the conference.

Agenda for Sioux Lookout

9:00 to 9:30 am – Breakfast and Welcome
Registered participants will enjoy a complimentary breakfast prior to the start of the conference.

9:30 am to 10:00 am – AR/VR Speaker
Curtis Carmichael will be discussing the importance of augmented and virtual reality in education.

10:00 am to 10:15 am – Break
Participants are welcome to take a brief break.

10:15 am to 11 am – Computer lab session
Participants will learn to create their own AR/VR lesson using EON

11:00 am to 12:00 pm – Visit booths and activities
Participants can visit the station booths and complete their conference passport.

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm – Grab-and-go Lunch
Participants will enjoy a complimentary lunch to end the conference.

Meet our Speakers

Headshot of Curtis Carmichael

Curtis Carmichael

Curtis Carmichael is an award-winning author, professional speaker, STEM and STEAM education futurist, certified K-12 STEM teacher, social entrepreneur, and the founder of Source Code Academy Canada—Canada’s first culture-focused academy preparing children and youth for the future of work. He is the critically acclaimed author and mobile app developer of the World’s First Augmented Reality Memoir, Butterflies in the Trenches. As a self taught programmer, Curtis built the mobile app that brings his memoir to life.

Headshot of Dr. Renah Wonzinger

Dr. Renah Wolzinger

Dr. Renah Wolzinger is the Chief Academic Officer at EON Reality.  She is a visionary leader with over 20 years of experience as an academic dean, department chair, and faculty member in California’s community colleges. She holds numerous copyrights and patents in biomedical design, music and film and received her Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from California State University, Fullerton, focusing on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Transfer Policies for Workforce Education. Dr. Wolzinger is passionate about advancing immersive visual tools to students and faculty globally, as she believes this is a fundamental shift in knowledge transfer and education delivery that highly increases student engagement and brings equitable tools to everyone.  Dr. Wolzinger also serves as Board Chairman of Vital Link and is an active Voting Member of the Recording Academy (Grammy Awards).

Prizes

Registered conference participants will have multiple opportunities throughout the conference to enter to win prizes, including a Meta Quest 2 all-in-one VR headset, Apple Airpods, and more.

Early bird registration

Register yourself for the conference by February 15, 2024 and be entered to win a JBL Speaker.

Technical Requirements

Although not required, conference attendees are welcome to bring their own laptops and other devices.