Mixed Reality: After the Magic is Gone

Looking for something to do on February 27? You can count on AXIOM to keep up with the latest Learning & Development events…especially when a good friend and partner is presenting! Next week Brian Boyle of Crosstrainer  Mixed Reality will be presenting at the ATD Bay Colony Event, “Mixed Reality: After the Magic is Gone”.

On February 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 at Northwoods in Johnston, Rhode Island, ATD Bay Colony will host this event about immersive learning technology with VR/AR (Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality). We’re thrilled to be able to hear our friend and partner Brian Boyle speak about the difference between virtual reality and augmented reality, while hosting interactive experiences, and showing why the Learning industry should jump on this new trend!

From ATD Bay Colony:

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
– Arthur C. Clarke

Virtual reality training

By this point you’ve probably experienced some form of augmented reality, virtual reality, or mixed reality, and chances are you were wowed. The initial experience may have seemed like magic. For many we’re still in that honeymoon phase, we’re head-over-heels in love with this technology. But what happens after the magic is gone? The next phase is critical. How do we apply these technologies in a way that makes sense for our business? How do we add real value to justify the investment?

In this presentation you will:

  • Learn the key differences between virtual and augmented reality
  • Get hands on experience with each
  • Discuss value-adding applications for the training industry


Brian J. Boyle, Co-Founder, CrossTrainer® Mixed Reality

virtual reality trainingBrian is a training designer/technologist and founder of CrossTrainer®, B. Boyle Design, Inc., and is co-founder of CrossTrainer® Mixed Reality. With nearly 20 years of experience in professional design and 13 years in business primarily servicing the training industry, Brian brings a unique perspective and a wealth of experience with a wide range of training technologies. In recent years he has focused most of his efforts on helping clients transition from traditional eLearning to mobile responsive eLearning, and most recently he has launched a handful of mixed reality products for use by trainers and marketers.

Kris Jackson, Co-Founder, CrossTrainer® Mixed Reality

virtual reality trainingKris is co-founder of CrossTrainer® Mixed Reality as well as Milkroom Entertainment, where he has created mobile augmented reality experiences on Google Tango (Hot Wheels Track Builder), Apple ARKit (Knightfall AR for History Channel) and an upcoming crime investigation AR Core experience produced by Google and A+E History. Kris has 23 years of interactive/gaming experience, serving as Lead Game Designer, Executive Producer and more. He’s created a wide variety of titles on many platforms, both mobile and home console & PC. Kris is currently focused on leveraging his experience in mixed reality in creating new experiences designed to teach, educate and train.

Looking forward to this great event, we hope to see you there!

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