LiveWorx presents an Educational Track on Augemented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) that’s sure to rock your (real) world! With breakout sessions, exciting demos and hands-on AR/VR experiences in the Xtropolis Expo Hall, you won’t want to leave. 

Experts from MIT Media Lab, Griiip Automoitve Engineering, PACCAR, Toshiba, PTC and more will be presenting on a variety of tech topics.  Here’s a look at some of the AR/VR sessions on tap:

The History and Future of Wearable Computing and Virtual Experience
Tuesday, May 23, 9:30-10:15am

This talk will focus on trends in wearable computing and VR as it developed from the 1960s to now, and then into the future. Learn about Ivan Sutherland, human augmentation, infrastructure, machine vision, processing, distributed computing and wireless data transfer, a church dedicated to VR, computer backpacks, heads up displays, reality editing, job simulators and unexplored realms of experience that haven't yet come to life. The road from virtual reality to augmented reality and what we need to build to get there will also be discussed. 

How IoT and AR Reach Crazy Fast Speeds
Tuesday, May 23, 10:30-11:15am

Griiip, a startup company, designs and manufactures innovative race cars targeted at the entry level racing categories. Griiip implements new technologies with an emphasis on affordability while creating a new racing experience for all. Using IoT and Augmented Reality (AR) is a significant part of the company's strategy to change motorsport.

Augmenting the Industrial Engerprise Panel Discussion
Tuesday, May 23, 11:30am -12:15pm

To support the growth in augmented reality, today’s AR experiences need content: sensor readings, geometry, sequences and other information. Augmenting rich content, in context of the physical product, enables end-users to make decisions, process requests and take action. This panel discussion will explore the future of AR in the industrial enterprise and the tremendous value waiting to be unlocked.

Augmented Reality for Industry – Challenges & Benefits
Wednesday, May 24, 9:15-10:00am

A real proven AR use case done by Ernst & Young and our industrial customers. We'll show the challenges, benefits and limitations you face by implementing AR solutions in an industrial environment like automotive or plant engineering companies.

2D, 3D and Augmented Reality Right on Your Smartphone
Wednesday, May 24, 4:00-4:45pm

Learn about the new, exciting, unique, highly-efficient, and easy-to-use authoring application. It can help creating use-case, specific experiences including 2D, 3D and augmented reality content. And data from sensor-enabled IoT products and enterprise business systems consumed on phones, tablets and digital eyewear using ThingWorx View.

Realizing the Value of Augmented Reality
Thursday, May 25, 10:30 -11: 15am

By now you've heard that AR is the next "big thing." However, once you get past the "wow" factor, what are specific business applications and use cases where AR can have an impact? Over a thousand industrial enterprise companies like yours have tried AR and built their own AR applications through the highly successful ThingWorx Studio pilot program. The program enables these companies to build own unique AR applications for a wide range of enterprise use cases and industries. We'll review examples and discuss why AR will be important to your business and review approaches for justifying AR.

Register now for LiveWorx 17, May 22-25 in Boston, to sharpen your skills and get up to speed on the latest technologies in AR/VR and the Internet of Things!