The Augmented and
Virtual Reality Policy Conference

In the last decade, augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) have evolved from niche tools for enthusiasts and high-tech industries to more widely adopted communications technologies that have the potential to transform the way people communicate, collaborate, and learn. As AR/VR solutions gain traction across sectors, they will raise important policy considerations-some of which are already a part of broader tech policy discussions, while others will be unique to these technologies.

Through a series of expert talks and panels, this half-day, virtual conference organized by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and the XR Association will explore the role of policy in AR/VR innovation and identify priority areas for policymakers to consider as these technologies continue to expand. Sessions will include discussions on trust and safety concerns, key policy considerations, government investment and adoption, and the potential of these technologies in the future of work.

EVENT UPDATE: ITIF is pleased to offer in-person viewing space for vaccinated registrants at our offices in Washington, DC. Come join us throughout the day to enjoy refreshments and continue the conversation with ITIF and XRA staff, select speakers, and other attendees!

Please note that registration is required to participate. All in-person guests will be required to follow our health and safety policies, including masking and vaccination requirements.

Important Health and Safety Information.

Thursday, October 21, 2021, 12:00 PM–5:00 PM EDT

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  • Suzan DelBene, Representative (D-WA), U.S. Congress
  • Noble Ackerson, President, CyberXR
  • Raul Carvajal, Director of ProductionPresident and CEO, Games for Change
  • Bill Curtis-Davidson, Co-Director, Partnership on Employment and Accessibility Technology
  • Jeremy Greenberg, Policy Counsel, Future of Privacy Forum
  • Elizabeth Hyman, President and CEO, XR Association
  • Jessica Outlaw, Research Director, The Extended Mind
  • Michael Presto, Executive DirectorPresident and CEO, Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame
  • Susan Persky, Associate Investigative Director, National Human Genome Research Institute
  • Ash Richter, Senior Technology Architect, In-Q-Tel
  • Diane Hickey, SBIR/STTR Program Director, National Science Foundation
  • Erika Peace, Senior Industry Product Manager, Government Unity Technologies
  • Stephen Yadzinski, Senior Innovation Officer, Jobs for the Future
  • Dustin Haisler, Chief Innovation Officer, e.Republic
  • Ellysse Dick, Policy Analyst, ITIF (Moderator)
  • Joan O’Hara, Vice President of Public Policy, XRA (Moderator)