Talks

  • Internal demonstrations and knowledge transfer activities,

  • Build stakeholder relationships,

  • Running brainstorming workshops to uncover novel experience formats through the exploration of user needs.
  • Annual cross-industry collaborative demonstrations and stand-alone organisational prototype showcases,

  • External presentations demonstrating the potential of technical standards and user research results to industry partners

  • to build awareness in outreach programmes.

Recent external engagements I enjoyed organising (or giving) have included:

December 2021,
Leuven, Belgium
(virtual)
Challenges in Designing Inclusive Immersive Technologies, 20th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia
– Invited Panel
September 2021,
Gather.town
(Virtual)
The Future of Neuroscience and New Media, 3rd Neuroergonomics Conference
– Invited talk,
– Fireside Chat with Industry leaders
Jun 2021,
OhYay
(Virtual)
Closing Ceremony presentation, hosting keynotes and Organisation, ACM IMX
Jun 2021,
London, UK
(Virtual)
Designing for the Future: Anticipating the needs of BBC audiences, Guest lecture
– Invited talk,
– UCL Interaction Centre, University College London  
December 2020,
Manchester, UK
(Virtual)
What next for VR?, VR Manchester – Review of 2020
– Invited Panel
November 2020,
UK
(Virtual)
Introduction to Social VR, BBC STEM Outreach event – KS3.
Guidebook to Playing on Mozilla Hubs
– Suggested first activity instructions to Exploring Mozilla Hubs
– Attached PDFs has been stripped off the BBC logo. They were originally created as part of a BBC Young Reporters’ BBC STEM activity.
November 2020,
Manchester, UK
(Virtual)
Designing for the Future: Anticipating the needs of BBC audiences on (immersive) platforms, 6th International ARVR Conference
– Invited Keynote
Jun 2020,
Barcelona, Spain
(Virtual)
Toys and the TV: Serious Play, ACM IMX half-day virtual Workshop
– Reviewed & curated track,
– In collaboration with BBC Childrens’, IRT and ZDF  

AR Creative Challenge: Reimagine the Future of Storytelling with Augmented Reality, ACM IMX full-day special virtual Workshop
– Invited track,
– Co-organised with Snap Research and Microsoft Research
Apr 2020,
Hawaii, USA
(Virtual)
Social VR: A New Medium for Remote Communication & Collaboration, ACM SIGCHI half-day Workshop
– Reviewed and curated track,
– Virtual workshop in Mozilla Hubs
In collaboration with CWI, Facebook, FXPAL, TU Eindhoven and Mozilla  
Mar 2018/9,
London, UK
Future Media Interfaces, Guest lecture
– Invited talk,
UCL Interaction Centre, University College London  
Mar 2019,
Belem, Brazil
Enabling Richer Interactions delivering (synchronised) connected multi-device experiences, Jornada de Cooperação Internacional half-day guest lecture
– Invited talk,
Universidade Federal do Pará  

Generating ideas for the future of TV, Half-day Workshop –
– Invited,
Universidade Federal do Pará
Oct 2018,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Virtual Embodiment for Good, VR Days Europe 2018
– Invited panel moderation
Apr 2018,
London, UK
Companion “screens”: Enabling richer interactions, HCI Open Day
– Reviewed and curated track,
– City, University of London
Nov 2017,
Luxembourg
Insights into VR and 360, World Broadcasting Union’s International Media Connectivity Group
– Invited presentation & panel moderation,
– WBU Forum