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XR in the Arts and Humanities Webinar


Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021

Time: 3:00pm Pacific

This FREE webinar showcases the UCLA XR Initiative (XRI), and projects by its associate faculty in the Arts and Humanities. Working with XR technologies of virtual (VR), augmented (AR), and mixed (MR) realities, their work spans research, performance, app development, and classroom pedagogy. Individual speakers and teams will give lightning talks on the following topics:
– Teaching app for the research of 3D films in VR
– Creative VR projects designed to catalyze reflections on a diverse UCLA campus community, and individual stories by people living with HIV
– Architectural reconstructions of historic Theaters in Downtown LA with AR
– Experimental multimedia performance with MR
– VR app concept for writing in a 360 space
– Classroom pedagogy with VR

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XR @ Michigan Summit

XR @ Michigan Summit brings together leaders in higher education, business and technology on the transformative potential and challenges of virtual reality

The XR @ Michigan 2021 Summit will bring a virtual audience from all around the world onto a virtual events platform to hear from leading researchers, higher education innovators and business leaders discuss the potential and challenges of extended reality in the classroom, in homes and on the big screen.

Jeremy Bailenson
Jeremy Bailenson

Featured speakers include a keynote address from Jeremy Bailenson, the founding director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, which works to better understand the psychological and behavioral effects of virtual reality.

The event, organized by the XR Initiative at the Center for Academic Innovation, will be held from April 6-7 from 1-5 p.m. EDT both days. The event is free and registration is required. More information on the featured panelists and a networking reception can be found on the event registration page.

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“We are excited to showcase this excellent group of speakers and faculty panels. Our goal with this XR Summit is to bring together a broader community of educators and industry partners to raise awareness on how Extended Reality technologies are shaping education. Additionally, attendees will learn about the transformative work that our faculty are doing in fields like nursing, medicine, architecture, humanities, and engineering with XR.”

There will be presentations delivered by executives from Walt Disney Studios, HP and Microsoft on how their businesses utilize the latest in virtual, augmented, and mixed reality technologies. Faculty innovators at University of Michigan who work with the XR Initiative to bring virtual reality technology into their classrooms will also speak at the event including a team from the Medical School and School of Nursing, and faculty from LSA, School of Education, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban planning, College of Engineering and the School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

The program will be hosted on the virtual events program Hopin and will host a networking reception in AltspaceVR. An RSVP and an AltspaceVR account is required to attend the reception. The reception will be hosted by Nelson and Alan Smithson, co-founder of of the MEtaVRse, on a virtual recreation of the U-M campus Diag. The virtual diag was created by students at the Center for Academic Innovation.

The summit will also feature a student showcase of XR project updates and work from students at the University of Michigan. The event is sponsored by Microsoft, Lenovo, AWE, and the VR/AR Association.

“This is an opportunity to see first hand how Michigan is shaping the future of education with XR technologies. While this summit will be held virtually, this is a chance to learn about how VR and AR technologies have the power to bring people closer together,” Nelson said.


EON Reality Grant


for more info and to access the application form click here


Grant Guarantee Program for Post-Pandemic Recovery Assistance
EON Reality’s grant program provides academic institutions and governmental organizations with support to fund the launch of new XR programs in the post-pandemic world. Based on decades of experience working with governments and intergovernmental agencies, EON Reality helps to identify and locate grants to cover a significant amount of the cost of a new XR Center for qualifying partners. The EON Reality Inc (EON) Grants Program is intended to provide support for the following purposes:

  • Post Pandemic Recovery
  • XR Deployment at Scale
  • Social Development
  • Localized Content creation


Only invited candidates are eligible for the EON Grant Guarantee Program. The Program has been developed for organizations that are seeking XR based EdTech solutions at Scale and lack funding to launch organization wide rollouts of XR programs in the post-pandemic world.


If the Application is approved, EON Learn of Life issues a Certificate of Approval and EON Reality and the Applicant sign an Offer Letter to set up an EON-XR Center as follows:

  • EON Reality delivers the EON-XR platform for up to 5000 students and 750 work/internships upfront as per the EON-XR Center equipment list.
  • EON guarantees 100% of the EON-XR Center funding, 78% with an EON Co investment and 22% with a Donation Guarantee from EON Reality Learn for Life.
  • In conjunction with EON Reality’s delivery of EON-XR platform, the Applicant pays a one-time Grant Guarantee Fee of 1% of the EON-XR Center value ($254,122).
  • Once the Offer Letter is signed, EON and the Applicant aim to secure an additional grant of $6.7 million of which $1.3 million will be provided to the Applicant as a cash grant to expand the XR operation and the balance covers the donation guarantee amount.


Only applications received by April 30th, 2021 will be considered. The seven steps grant procedure is as follows:

  1. Introduction Meeting – Introduction of the EON-XR Center Grant Guarantee Program (GGP).
  2. Application Submission – Submission of Online Application, there are no financial obligations, binding commitments, or any liabilities with submitting the application.
  3. Committee Determination – All applications are reviewed by the GGP Committee and subject to determination within 10 days after receipt.
  4. Certificate of Approval – If the application is approved, a Certificate is issued for an amount between $5-25 million USD to establish an EON-XR center for up to 5000 students and 750 work/internships based on the merits of the Application.
  5. XR Solution Meeting – Deep Dive EON-XR Platform demonstration for XR deployment at scale.
  6. Offer Letter – After being approved, the Applicant receives the Offer Letter. The Applicant has up to 45 days to approve or decline the Offer Letter and Grant Guarantee.
  7. Delivery and Implementation Plan – EON delivers the EON-XR Center along with the pedagogical and technical XR experts and start implementing the Academic EON-XR Program.

The Certificate of Approval is valid for 60 days. If the Offer Letter is not signed by both parties within 60 days, the Certificate of Approval expires, and the grant is repatriated to the Learn for Life Foundation for the next Applicant.


The Grant Guarantee Program Committee, consisting of EON’s Advisory members, will determine the overall quality of each Grant application. Applications will be evaluated in accordance with the criteria outlined below. Additional consideration will be given to the Applicant’s potential for carrying out the project, the time commitment, and the adequacy of the justifications presented.

All applications will be forwarded to the Grant Guarantee Program Committee for final approval and be reviewed within 10 days after receipt. If recommended for approval, it will be assigned a score by the Committee which will determine the amount to be received (within a range of $5-25 million USD) based on the merits of the application.

There are no financial obligations, binding commitments, or any liabilities with submitting the application. If your organization gets approved, you will receive a certificate which is valid for 2 months. During this time, you can approve or decline the offer letter and grant. After receiving your application, EON Reality will take time to go through the agreement with you.

For additional information, contact:
EON Reality Inc.
18 Technology Drive, Suite 110
Irvine, CA 92618
United States


Once your application is admissible and eligible, EON’s Grant Guarantee Program Committee follow the below evaluation criteria during the evaluation.
Proposals are evaluated and scored against selection and award criteria – organization excellence, Post pandemic Recovery impact, quality and quantity of the XR Deployment at Scale, Social Development & focus on creation of job opportunities for youth and build entrepreneurship opportunities in digital economy and Localized Content creation.


The Grant Guarantee Program Committee will score each award criterion on a scale from 0 to 5 (half point scores may be given):
0 – Proposal fails to address the criterion
1 – Poor. The criterion is inadequately addressed or there are serious inherent weaknesses.
2 – Fair. The proposal broadly addresses the criterion, but there are significant weaknesses.
3 – Good. The proposal addresses the criterion well, but a number of shortcomings are present.
4 – Very good. The proposal addresses the criterion very well, but a small number of shortcomings are present.
5 – Excellent. The proposal successfully addresses all relevant aspects of the criterion. Any shortcomings are minor.