Julie Smithson’s personal mission is ‘to inspire and educate the next generation of young entrepreneurs to think and act in a socially, economically and environmentally responsible way’.  It is through this lens, she runs the operations at MetaVRse, one of the world’s leading XR consulting and product development companies. Julie’s passion for education and community has lead her to become the Co-President of the VR/AR Association, Toronto Chapter.  She is also part of the Education Committee.


Previously, Julie was Co-founder of Emulator, the world’s most advanced DJ system, which won the DJ Mag Innovative Product Award.  She has been on the hit TV show Dragons’ Den, featured in the Toronto Star, Produced TEDx Toronto (2010), and introduced coding in VR at Canada Learns Code.

Best Practices for VR Education 2019

25 Dockside Drive - Main Stage

Entering the age of exponential growth of XR technologies, Education is changing to be a passion fed, collaborative and immersive experience. This presentation will cover how XR Technologies provides the digital capability and content that is individual, fun, engaged, and loved. We will cover how Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Realities will merge Creative and Technical […]

Educators Forum Talk