Virtual Reality: A Tool for Accelerating Global Policy Change?

Mar 15, 2017

12:30pm – 1:30pm CT

Virtual reality has been celebrated as the next frontier across a number of industries, including gaming, medicine, real estate, film, and more. But beyond immersive entertainment, what is VR’s true value to society?
In this panel, we will discuss and debate the opportunities for virtual reality to drive meaningful and scalable change in society from the top-down, by creating content directly targeted toward elected officials, business leaders and policymakers.
Specifically, the panel will focus on the following questions:
How can we better connect business and government leaders with key issues?
How can we demonstrate the need for their intervention?
How can we leverage compelling calls-to-action to drive change?
What are some successful examples of this approach?

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

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