13 Jun 2024 | Lisa Peyton
Meet the Next Wave of XR Marketing & Communication Talent at the UofO Immersive Talent Showcase
Guest Writer Women in AR/VR

Are you ready to meet the future stars of XR marketing and communications? Join me for the School of Journalism and Communication XR Marketing and Communications Immersive Talent Showcase. This virtual event is an excellent opportunity for marketing and XR industry professionals to find fresh XR talent and explore groundbreaking ideas.

The immersive 3D gallery, in the VR platform Spatial, will feature the final strategy presentations from both my Masters in Immersive Communications and undergraduate students at the University of Oregon. These projects feature brands such as Youth to the People, Burton, Bottega Venta, Premera Healthcare, and our non-profit this year, Save the Bee. You can explore the immersive gallery using your laptop, tablet, smartphone, or VR headset. 

RSVP to the virtual showcase event on LinkedIn to meet the students, learn more about their assignments, and network with industry professionals.

University of Oregon’s Commitment to XR Communications

Our Immersive Media Communications Master's Program is dedicated to developing top-tier talent in the XR field. Learn more about how we're preparing students to excel in this dynamic industry. Find all the details and application information on the UO's Immersive Media Communications Master's Program page.

The Virtual Event Details 

XR Marketing & Communications Talent Showcase & AWE Keynote Watch Party

Date and Time: Tuesday June 18th at 9am PT
Location: Tune in virtually from anywhere in the world, Zoom link and 3D gallery access provided on the LinkedIn invite
Purpose: This showcase is all about bridging the gap between emerging XR marketing and communications talent and industry professionals.

Get inspired by cutting-edge concepts that leverage the latest technologies to engage, entertain, and educate online audiences. 
To kick off the virtual event we’ll be live streaming the opening keynote from the largest, global XR conference in the world, AWE USA. Join the party and sit alongside other XR marketing enthusiasts as we get the inside scoop from conference founder Ori Inbar. 

Then we’ll spend some time diving into the student showcases and strategy presentations shared throughout the VR space. 

Why Show Up?
  • Industry Connections: Network with the next generation of XR professionals. These students are ready to bring fresh ideas and skills to our industry.
  • Innovative Ideas: Experience the creativity and strategic thinking of our students as they present projects that are redefining marketing and communications.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow industry professionals and University of Oregon faculty to discuss the latest trends and technologies in XR.

I can't wait to see you at the XR Marketing and Communications Talent Showcase. This is your chance to connect with the next generation of XR professionals and explore the innovative projects that are shaping the future of the industry. 

Are You Traveling to AWE USA in Long Beach? 

Many professors and students from the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communications will be attending AWE in-person this year. So if you are traveling to Long Beach, we’d love to meet you there!  

Get your tickets to AWE USA 2024 >

About the Author
Lisa Peyton is a Senior AI & Experiential Marketing Strategist and Emerging Technology & Strategic Communications Instructor at the University of Oregon. Feel free to connect with her on LinkedIn and subscribe to her XR/AI Marketing Brief to get updates about future community events.

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