• Thursday 3rd Feb 18:00
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  • Common Ground Lounge

Event Description

Have a passion or curiosity for XR technologies? Want to learn and explore how you can make it into a career in XR? Or do you just want to play around with some cool tech?


Come along to Leeds XR Society's relaunch event!


When/where?

February 3rd 6-8pm - Common Group Lounge


What's going on?

It's our first in-person event and are so excited for our existing members to meet and to welcome new members and XR enthusiasts! The event is an opportunity to get to know your current committee, hear from some inspiring speakers and fellow enthusiasts working in the field and play around with some cool tech.


Who are the speakers?

We are really excited for talks from all 3 of our speakers:

First up, we have Mark Mon-Williams, a Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Leeds and Director of the Centre for Immersive Technologies. Mark has been a key driver of immersive technologies at UoL and is very passionate about student involvement in bringing immersive tech to the forefront of university priorities.

Following Mark we have Anna Goldson, founder of Leeds XR Soc. Anna graduated from the UoL last year and is now working as a 3D/XR Designer at Slingshot Simulations. Anna is a prime example of how involvement with the society can turn into a career in XR and will be talking about her journey from design student to a career in XR.

Finally, we have Bobby Thandi, founder and CEO of locally based, games development studio XR Games. Bobby's passion for XR helped catapult him into one of the most exciting and recognised new XR start-ups in the country. He will speak about his journey into XR and offer a fantastic opportunity for our members...


Do I need to have any experience with XR?

Absolutely not! The society is for all levels of experience and proficiency from any school or department. The main aim is to create a space for our members to learn and experience some of the most up and coming technologies and give them an opportunity to develop their own interests. 


Our goal for the event

We're so excited to bring our society from virtual to reality and showcase the potential for XR technologies at the uni. We want our members to be at the heart of the society and can't wait for an insightful and immersive evening.

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