TIM SLADE Director and Producer
Tim's films have screened internationally. He has directed documentaries such as '4', which was released theatrically and won a Gold HUGO, as well as receiving nominations at the Banff World Television Festival, an International Documentary Association Award and two AFI (Australian Film Institute) awards, as well as television documentaries. He has also directed drama, including the shorts Every Other Weekend and I Was Robert Mitchum. His films have screened at more than 60 international film festivals.
JOHN RICK Associate Professor, Stanford
John Rick’s research focuses on prehistoric archaeology and anthropology of hunter-gatherers and initial hierarchical societies, stone tool analysis and digital methodologies, Latin America, Southwestern U.S. Rick’s major research efforts have included long-term projects studying early hunting societies of the high altitude puna grasslands of central Peru, and currently he directs a major research project at the monumental World Heritage site of Chavín de Huántar aimed at exploring the foundations of authority in the central Andes.
ELIZABETH LEE Managing Director, CyArk Elizabeth Lee serves as managing director for CyArk, an international non-profit organization with the mission to capture, archive and enable virtual access to the world’s cultural heritage. Lee has been applying 3D reality capture technologies to the cultural field for over a decade. During her tenure at CyArk, the archive has grown to include large data sets for over 200 cultural heritage sites on all seven continents.
NICK FARRER Director, National Accounts, Iron Mountain
Nick Farrer is currently Director, National Accounts, at Iron Mountain where he leads a team of West Coast Business Development Executives. This group is responsible for managing Iron Mountains largest customers in the 9 Western States. His nine-year tenure at Iron Mountain has included selling all product lines in field sales and a specialization in Disaster Recovery and Information Governance Consulting. Prior to his work at Iron Mountain in information management, Nick worked for Enterprise Rent A Car as a Branch Manager and also played professional baseball.
PHIL KIM Innovation Manager, KIPP Schools Phil is an educator, passionate about improving students outcomes and access to opportunities. Born in Detroit and raised in the suburbs, he went on to study Neuroscience at Bucknell University. Having taught 7th grade Life Science at KIPP Summit Academy, he joined the Regional Support Office for KIPP Bay Area Schools in 2014 as Innovation Manager and Manager of Science. In this capacity, Phil works to bring innovative ideas and technologies into the classroom, supporting data-driven instruction and developing solutions for teachers. He is also working to build KIPP's vision and direction of Science and STEM education within the Bay Area, and collaborating nationally as a partner in KIPP Foundation’s STEM Guiding Coalition.
CHRIS CHIN VR Content, HTC Vive Chris Chin is Senior Director of VR Content at HTC VIVE, focusing on key non-gaming verticals including Education and Healthcare among others. In his current role, Chris aims to enable new VR content experiences that ultimately can help transform the way we learn and live. Prior to his role on the Vive team, Chris served as General Manager & VP Business Operations at Zoodles, a mobile EdTech company serving up curated content for children. Chris has spent over a decade in interactive entertainment at companies such as EA and Tencent and previously inhabited the world of management consulting and financial services.
SHAUNA HELLER Founder, Clay Park VR
After a year and a half as a Developer Relations Specialist at Oculus, Shauna Heller founded Clay Park, the first VR strategy and advisory firm for institutions, corporations and developers. At Oculus, Shauna managed engagement with non-gaming VR developers across education, enterprise, advertising, music and medicine, to name but a few. Her work included spending many hours in VR reviewing content, coaching developers and their clients on best practices for creating VR apps, and how to ship content on the platform. After exiting Oculus Shauna assumed three Board of Advisor positions with developers doing compelling work in non-gaming VR and AR to help guide platform development. In addition, through Clay Park Shauna executive directs initiatives focused on introducing the mediums of 360° video and virtual reality into education and enterprise applications, including being a partner on Oculus’ VR For Good project, “360 High School Challenge." Clay Park also provides executive VR and AR strategy services to multiple Fortune 200 clients. Prior to joining Oculus, Shauna was an LA-based director of business development for boutique creative tech and content companies working in AR/VR/AI with partners spanning entertainment, advertising, major theme parks and beyond.
PAUL TURNBULL President, Mid-Pacific Institute
Paul is the ninth President of Mid-Pacific Institute, a coeducational, college-prep Preschool – 12th grade school in Honolulu, HI. Mid-Pacific is home to 1,580 students and was the first school in Hawaii to offer a pre-professional School of the Arts, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, and a one-to-one iPad program for students. Mid-Pacific is currently the only PK – 12 school in the world using 3D laser technology and Virtual Reality for the preservation of historic treasures. A native of Canada, Paul has been involved in the development of academies, innovative college and business partnerships at home and abroad. He was the subject of a Harvard case-study focusing on innovative practices in high schools, and he sat on a state-level finance board for publicly funded school districts in California. He is currently a member of the Bishop Museum Board, and is the Vice Chair of the Board of the Hawaiian Association of Independent Schools. Paul earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his Masters of Education from University of Victoria, Canada.