2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Virtual Reality for Serious Sports Training?

Wednesday, March 16
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon B
500 E 4th St

Oculus Rift brings VR fun to all. But is VR right for serious sports and military training? A professor and simulation expert questions the panel: A Heisman Trophy winning NFL Quarterback, the Chief Technology Officer of a global defense IT company (and former DARPA scientist), and a visionary sports training entrepreneur. What are the critical differences between VR for training and VR for entertaining? How realistic does VR need to be in order to transfer VR training to real-world performance? Can VR training accelerate the 10-year rule for expertise? Is there a place for low-cost VR approaches in serious sports and military training?

Hashtags: #sxsw #VRinSports


Amy Kruse at SXSW

Amy Kruse


Cubic Global Defense

Dr. Kruse joined Cubic in March 2014, through the acquisition of Intific, Inc., where she has served as their Vice President of Innovation. She joined Intific in 2010, as an Executive Director and...

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Peter Fadde PhD at SXSW

Peter Fadde PhD

Professor/Learning Systems

Southern Illinois University

Peter Fadde is professor at Southern Illinois University who conducts research on simulation, with special interest in high-performance sports. Dr. Fadde is a leading expert on testing and training Pitch Recognition in baseball.

Robert Griffin III at SXSW

Robert Griffin III

Football Player

Washington Redskins

Robert Lee Griffin III (RG3) played college football at Baylor, where he won the 2011 Heisman Trophy, and was drafted by the Redskins second overall in the 2012 NFL Draft. Griffin won the 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award.

Rudy Chapa


Quixote Investments


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