The PennImmersive Fall Symposium


Join us for the PennImmersive Fall Symposium and find out how AR, VR, and 3D environments are being used at Penn!  Tereza Nemessanyi, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Microsoft will be our keynote speaker and a panel of Penn faculty and researchers will share their experiences with immersive technology.

Tuesday, October 17
9:30AM – 12PM
Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, 6th Floor
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
[Register now!]

Keynote by Tereza Nemessanyi

tereza.pngTereza Nemessanyi is Microsoft’s entrepreneur in residence in New York, helping high-growth startups go further and faster by leveraging the best of Microsoft technologies and channels. A seasoned media and technology entrepreneur and executive, Tereza’s breadth and depth of experience spans high-growth startups and the world’s largest enterprises. Companies she has worked with, at senior levels, include PWC, IBM, The Walt Disney Company, Unilever, Symphony IRI, Interpublic Group, and the InterAmerican Development Bank (IADB). She was a ground-floor member of a startup team which IPO’d (CETV). She’s been named a Forbes “Ten Female Entrepreneurs to Watch” (2011) and a “Top 40 over 40” (2015). Tereza is a sought-after speaker (TED, SXSW) and blogger (Reuters, Huffington Post). She holds an MBA from The Wharton School.  She lives in New York with her husband and two daughters.

Penn Panelists

Peter Cobb, Ph.D.
Kowalski Family Teaching Specialist
Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials
Penn Museum

  • 3D Recording in Archaeological Research: The Excavation of H.H. Holmes


Peter Decherney, Ph.D.
Professor of Cinema & Media Studies
Faculty Director of the Online Learning Initiative

  • Using Participatory Documentary Film and Virtual Reality to Capture New Approaches to the Refugee Crisis in East Africa


Marion Leary, MPH, MSN, RN

Director of Innovation Research
Center for Resuscitation Science
Course Director, NURS 389 Research/Inquiry-based Service Residency

  • Using Virtual and Augmented Reality to Reimagine How We Train People in CPR


Sarah Toms

IT Director of the Alfred West Jr. Learning Lab
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

  • Designing Educational Experiments using Augmented Reality


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