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Ballroom B Foyer, Wisconsin Center

Extended Reality in Advancement and Alumni Relations: A Wager

Monday, Oct 14 10:15 - 11:30

Presented by Thomas Deneuville

Web, email, social, texting. OK. What if a new channel, born in the mid sixties, was finally reaching a broader audience? This presentation will go through some ideas that are being piloted at Cornell University and why VR and AR will change the way we engage with alumni, parents, and friends; and help raise money.



Thomas Deneuville

Director of Web Services and UX

Thomas Deneuville is an interaction designer. At Cornell University's Division of Alumni Affairs and Development, he is the director of Web Services and UX: a small team bringing design and web development together in service of Cornell's alumni, parents, friends, and staff. With a dual background in mechanical engineering and music (composition), Thomas is a maker and it informs his design practice inside and outside the office. He lives in Freeville, NY with his wife and two sons, where he reads, codes, and plays the bagpipe.