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Technology Event
High Tech Campus Eindhoven


Language: English
Date: 14 Jun 2023
Time: 10:30 - 13:00
Entry fee: 0


Conference Center High Tech Campus Eindhoven

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We invite you to a unique opportunity to meet Tom Furness, the grandfather of virtual reality (VR) at the High Tech Campus Eindhoven! Tom Furness will share a look at the history of VR, make a bridge to today's opportunities, and then give an outlook to the future. During a panel discussion we wil dive deeper into the immersive technologies and their convergence with other technologies.

And if you are curious about the new innovation hub which we will build at the High Tech Campus - make sure to join.



10:30 - 11:00  Entrance

11:00 - 11:10  Welcome and introduction

11:10 – 11:40  Keynote by Tom Furness, American Virtual Reality Pioneer

11:40 - 12:10  Panel Discussion on Immersive Technologies and the Spatial Web

12:10 - 12:25  Introduction of the new Innovation Hub at High Tech Campus

12:25- 12:30   Wrap-up

12:30 - 13:00  Lunch


Keynote by Tom Furness

Tom Furness will outline the development of virtual reality sharing his own experience of the past, as well as current developments around the spatial web. He will give an outlook on their impact in the future. 

Thomas A. Furness III is an American inventor, professor, and virtual reality pioneer based in Seattle, Washington. He is a Professor in the University of Washington Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, and the founder of the Human Interface Technology Lab at the University of Washington and its sister labs at the University of Canterbury and University of Tasmania. Known for his contributions in developing human interface technology, he has earned the title, "Grandfather of Virtual Reality."


Panel Discussion on Immersive Technologies and the Spatial Web

Get ready to dive into the exciting world of immersive technologies and the Spatial Web. We're hosting a panel discussion with industry experts who will explain how these emerging technologies are changing the game.


1. Pere Perez Ninou - Metacampus

2. Jonas Onland - Serendipity

3. Thijs Verhulst - Warner Music

4. Katie Ireland - Enliven


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The business potential of virtual reality applications and the Metaverse is huge! Soon, there will me more activities at High Tech Campus. 

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