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11/06/2024 – About the Topic

Immersive technologies provide an ability to explore the intricate details of human anatomy in 3D, dissecting virtual cadavers with precision and without the constraints of physical space. Students and doctors can practice complex surgical procedures in a safe and immersive environment, honing skills without the risk to real patients.

Immersive technology is revolutionizing healthcare education. Learn about how medical students are using VR simulations to perform virtual surgeries, gaining hands-on experience and confidence before stepping into the operating room. AR is transforming patient care, with healthcare professionals using holographic overlays to visualize patient anatomy during surgeries, improving precision and efficiency. Mixed reality is being used in rehabilitation therapy, allowing patients to engage in interactive exercises in a virtual environment, promoting faster recovery and better outcomes.

Whether you’re intrigued by the potential of immersive technology or already passionate about its possibilities, join us November 6th at 2112 to learn more about XR and health science.

Panel Members

Details Coming Soon…

The Next Evolution Hosts

Matt Wren will be moderating the discussion in person while Caroline Dennis will be hosting the virtual portion in Virbela. Matt is the President of Origin Development & IT and founder of The Next Evolution event series and VRAR Chicago. Caroline is entrepreneur, startup advisor, and advocate from and XRWomen.

What’s the Format

Times in Central Daylight Time (CDT)
5:30-8:30pm at 2112 for the In-Person Program
6:00-8:00pm in Virbela for the Virtual Program
5:30-6:15pm – Networking & Technology Demonstrations
6:15-6:30pm – Introductions & Welcome
6:30-7:10pm – Panelist Presentations
7:10-7:45pm – Panel Discussion with Q&A
7:45-8:30pm – Networking & Technology Demonstrations

We will start with informal networking, then host a panel discussion to answer audience questions, and we end with more networking. We keep it simple and informal – this meetup is about you, our members, and not just a soap box for the host, presenters, or our sponsors. Come and get your questions answered, take your next step in Immersive Technology.

Attending The Next Evolution

Attending in-Person

2112 Chicago | 4245 N Knox Ave


Watching the Live Stream

Primary Live Stream |

People can join by watching the scheduled live stream where we will field questions from!

Attending Virtually

FRAME | A Virbela Virtual Environment

We encourage folks to join us in the virtual environment by simply clicking the link above.

The Frame virtual environment resembles a physical space, so you will be able to talk with other attendees prior to the start of the presentations. We suggest that you arrive no later than 6:00pm and we will get started promptly at 6:15. Please try to get familiar with the technology prior to the meetup, as we will be unable to provide support during the event. Share your camera or simply be a unique avatar or a robot!

Find out more about FRAME here!

win a prize collecting nfts from attending

Through a partnership with Vennity, we will be creating unique NFT Badges to collect by attending 2023 The Next Evolution programs. Each badge you claim counts towards an end of year drawing for a prize to be given out in December 2023.

thank you to our sponsors

thank you to our supporting partners