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XR Super Girls

  • XR Marin 931 C Street Novato, CA, 94949 United States (map)

XR Super Girls Empowerment Workshop is aimed to inspire female students to go into careers in science and technology through the awesome potential of Extended Reality (XR) while providing a nurturing environment of sisterhood and mentorship from women leaders in XR: Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and 360-degree Immersive Storytelling.

This empowerment workshop provides an opportunity for female middle school, high school and college students an introduction to XR including demo sessions to try VR, AR and 360-degree Immersive Storytelling.

Students will also be inspired by professional women leaders from academia and industry through mentoring and coaching sessions. Our keynote speakers will share their career paths and very own “super powers” that helped them become industry leaders in XR.

Mentoring sessions with female industry leaders will help catalyze female students to recognize their unique talents and dependable strengths that are unique “super powers” to bring to the world of XR, STEAM, and beyond!

Goals of this workshop include:

self-discovery and empowerment for female middle school, high school and college students;
hands-on demos of virtual reality, augmented reality and 360-degree Video immersive storytelling;
an environment that facilitates learning and excitement for the awesome potential of XR;
inspiring female students to continue to pursue pathways in XR for college and career while building high demand 21stcentury skills for a global industry.

Keynote Speakers:

Suzanne Borders, BadVR

Suzanne Borders is the CEO & founder of BadVR, the world's first immersive data analytics platform. She led product design and UX at 2D analytics companies including Remine, CREXi, and Osurv. Suzanne is a recipient of Magic Leap’s Independent Creator’s Program grant and previous winner of Zillow’s Zip Code public data hackathon. Passionate about the intersection of design, immersive technology and data, she finds inspiration in travel (75 countries and counting) and is a published poet..

Barbara DeHart,  Co-Founder, Sama Learning

Barbara DeHart fell in love with technology early in her life and has spent her career leading businesses in media & entertainment technology. Barbara recently co-founded Sama Learning whose purpose is to use technology to teach technology, particularly in STEM. The Sama VR Learning Platform, even in its earliest versions is producing a full letter grade improvement in learning for 1st year college chemistry students. And in some college classes, we are reducing the failure rate to zero.   Barbara holds a bachelor’s degree from University of San Francisco.

Sophia Batchelor,  Senior, UC Berkeley, Vice President, Virtual Reality at Berkeley

Hailing from New Zealand, I'm a student at UC Berkeley. With a background in neurobiology and behavioural psychology; I gravitated towards hard to answer questions, and classes that made me think about new solutions to old problems. I'm determined, I'm committed, and above all I strive to do "better".

Event is open to all!

Parents are invited to attend with their daughters. Pre-registration is required for both students and parents, teachers, developers,entrepreneurs, and anyone interested in attending.

Registration fee is $20 per person and students are free.

Tentative XR Super Girls Program and keynote speakers will be added upon confirmation:

10:00 – 10:15am    Check-in

10:15 – 10:20am    Welcome & Introductions

10:20 – 11:00am    Meet Female Professionals Leading the Way in XR

11:00 - 11:30am          Mentoring and Coaching Sessions

11:30 – 11:45am         Student Reflections

11:45 - 12:00pm      XR Demo Session