Four Walls: Using VR to Drive Social Action

Mar 12, 2017 | 11:00am – 12:00pm


Cathe Neukum

International Rescue Committee

Gordon Meyer


For 83 years, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has restored health, safety, education and well being to areas of conflict and disaster – issues that outsiders cannot truly understand or feel. For outsiders, this is not their reality. Until now.

The IRC used interactive virtual reality to tell the stories of Syrian refugees in the most realistic manner possible. This session will showcase how the IRC used VR to give the world the most in-person experience possible, revealing the realities of the refugee crisis. Exposing social injustices, sharing why VR matters to solving social issues and discussing how individuals and brands can use tech to prompt action and change.

Primary Access: Music Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge, Platinum Badge
Format: Dual
Event Type: Sessions
Level: Intermediate