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XR for Change

  • Santa Clara, California (map)

XR for Change: Creators Perspective 

This panel brings together creators who are all using immersive XR technologies to tell stories for social impact.


Lauren Burmaster

PM, VR for Good, Oculus

Lauren leads the VR for Good Program at Oculus, focused on driving efforts on social good content in virtual reality as well as developing external projects bringing together creatives, developers and nonprofits to deliver impactful experiences. She holds an MA in Development Economics... Read More →


Jesse Ayala

Creative Director, Fovrth Studios

Jesse (Jesus) Ayala is a director and immersive storyteller at Fovrth Studios ( Ayala is a 2017 Facebook/Oculus Creators Lab VR for Good filmmaker, and a 2016 Future of Storytelling for Good creative fellow. Ayala’s films have premiered at the American Film Institute, Tribeca Film, Cannes Next, SxSW Film Festival, Sheffield DocFest, and SCAD FutureFest.Aya... Read More →


Shannon Carroll

Creative Director, Vivid Story

Shannon Carroll is an artist and Creative Director at Vivid Story, a NYC-based studio harnessing the power of visual storytelling for causes. They are a Certified B Corporation championing positive social impact and sustainability. She produces compelling visual narratives for social... Read More →


Asad J. Malik

Founder, 1RIC

Asad is a native immersive artist working exclusively with Augmented Reality as a medium of non-fiction storytelling. His work revolves around what he calls “cultural augmentation” — a displacement of holograms that allows viewers to access what their environment would regard...


Earlier Event: June 17
American Film Institute
Later Event: September 26
Oculus Connect 5 Conference