SAE 2014 Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) Technologies Symposium

November 18-19, 2014

Dearborn/Detroit, Michigan, USA

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Q&A with the Organizing Committee

Why should professionals from industry attend?

"The event is a clear, concise synopsis of industry applications of Augmented and Virtual reality technologies. Professionals from industry will learn about the advanced visualization technologies being discussed at the symposium, and will get exposure to what other leading companies are doing in this field."
-Paul Davies, Electronic Systems Engineer
Boeing Research & Technology

"Attend the SAE 2014 Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) Technologies Symposium to be among professionals whose passion is the development and deployment of augmented and virtual reality technologies. The participants in this symposium are vested in the success of AR and VR, and have overcome many challenges that other participants can learn from. Enjoy the free exchange of ideas from industry experts that span the entire spectrum of mixed reality."
-Elizabeth Baron, Technical Specialist in Virtual Reality and Advanced Visualization
Ford Motor Company

"Industry professionals should attend this symposium to learn the implementation details and to see the latest real-world, business applications of AR and VR technologies and to discuss the latest concepts and business models for justifying their development."
-Arnold A. Taube, Project Manager
Deere & Company

"To learn about areas of research being done across the various industries and around the world in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. To network with individuals who are on the cutting edge of these technologies. And, to learn how these experts have taken these technologies and implemented them in to their work environments."
-Scott Seddon, Product Lifecycle Engineer
The Boeing Company

Who should attend this event?

"Anyone who is using, or is interested in using AR or VR in manufacturing should attend."
-Rab Scott, Head of Virtual Reality and Simulation
AMRC with Boeing - University of Sheffield

"Manufacturing engineers, AR/VR specialists, project managers in advanced technologies using AR/VR and/or leaders looking at how to bring the technology into their workplace and what value it brings to the lifecycle and product lines."
-Lorrie Sivich, PhD, Manufacturing Engineer in Advanced Technology
The Boeing Company

What will attendees get out of this event? What are the "take-aways?"

"This event is unique in that it brings together true industry experts in the field of immersive visualization. Attendees will form alliances with other professionals in the AR/VR community - as well as learn about the application of new technology, and apply innovative techniques in the deployment of AR/VR within their organization."
-Elizabeth Baron, Technical Specialist in Virtual Reality and Advanced Visualization
Ford Motor Company

"Great practical solutions and advice of how to start integrating VR/AR into your solution sets and suggestions on how to share the cost savings with management."
-Lorrie Sivich, PhD, Manufacturing Engineer in Advanced Technology
The Boeing Company

"Attendees will take-away knowledge that Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality technologies are being used today to save time and money, to improve productivity, and to improve communication in real-world businesses. They will also return with contacts in other companies who 'have done it' and are interested in 'doing it;' kindred spirits, so to speak. Finally, they will take-away understanding of the available functionality and limitations of the state-of-the-art hardware and software used to implement real applications."
-Arnold A. Taube, Project Manager
Deere & Company

What makes this event different from others covering the same technology?

"The distinguishing element of this event is the exclusive focus on industry and enterprise applications of Augmented and Virtually reality technology. Discussion topics will include the business case for implementation, return on investment, barriers to implementation in large enterprises and how to solve them, interoperability, supportability, and topics relating to introduction of leading edge technology in the industry environment."
-Paul Davies, Electronic Systems Engineer
Boeing Research & Technology

"This event is unique in that it is focused on real-world industrial application of this technology. We don't talk about what might be possible or what will be possible in 10 years - we talk about what is being done now and what impact it is having on our businesses."
-Kurt Chipperfield, Staff Virtual Reality Engineer
Deere & Company

"The symposium focuses on the technical aspects of Augmented and Virtual Realities. How these technologies have an economic impact on product development and sharing of lessons learned. The technical aspect allows for great networking opportunities and sharing of good and bad experiences."
-Scott Seddon, Product Lifecycle Engineer
The Boeing Company