Join us on May 22
10 AM - 5 PM PDT
Free Virtual Event


The Next Wave of Computing 

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are spatial computing technologies which aim to take our digital experiences into the next dimension. Like the PC and mobile waves of computing before it, AR and VR are set to change every facet of our lives, from how we work to how we play and everything in between.


In this talk, Tom Emrich, a recognized AR/VR thought leader and VP at 8th Wall, will present on the current state of augmented reality and virtual reality; highlight how these technologies are being used today; and then look ahead to where this technology is taking us in the near future. 


Tom is recognized as one of the world’s leading thought leaders in augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) & wearable technology. A pioneer in this space, Tom has over a decade-long track record of running tech teams and providing strategic direction in emerging technologies for powerhouse brands and organizations. As VP of Product at 8th Wall, Tom is leading the strategy and development of powerful tools used by developers to create reality content including augmented reality for the browser. Previous to 8th Wall, Tom was a founding partner at Super Ventures, the first VC fund dedicated to augmented reality. He also played a critical role in building the AR/VR ecosystem as founder of We Are Wearables and co-producer of AWE, the world’s #1 AR+VR event series.

Tom Emrich
VP of Product @ 8th Wall

Stanford XR
Conference 2021

In a world where we’re more remote and isolated than ever before, XR offers us the opportunity to reconnect with our communities in a whole new way.

Join Stanford XR at Redefining Reality: The Future of XR for a one day event featuring speaker sessions from XR leaders, industry pitches, networking opportunities, and social events to explore cutting edge innovations in XR.


Industry Leaders Attending

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Speakers announced soon!
All times listed in PDT
10:00 AM
1:00 PM
Panel: Building the Metaverse

What is it and how can we get there?
10:10 AM
Welcome Keynote

Tom Emrich - The Next Wave of Computing
10:45 AM
Industry Showcase

12 VR/AR companies and research groups talk about their current technology, products, and vision.
12:00 PM
Networking / Lunch Break
2:00 PM
Panel: Building Empathy in XR

How Immersive Storytelling can Challenge Perception and Bring People Together
3:00 PM
​Panel: Productivity in XR

Supercharging How We Learn and Work
4:00 PM
Closing Remarks
4:15 PM
VR Social


Stanford XR

Stanford's XR Community

Stanford XR aims to promote the outreach and development of VR/AR/MR at Stanford, and to create a community for students interested in such technologies.