AR Visioning Workshop (July 31 to August 3, 2018)

NOTE:  For more information see the published report that resulted from this workshop: Anticipating Widespread Augmented Reality: Insights from the 2018 AR Visioning Workshop, it is published through the University of Central Florida's STARS (Showcase of Text, Archives, Research & Scholarship) website.

We invite you to participate in the first AR Visioning Workshop, which will take place Tuesday, July 31st (Monday evening arrival) through Friday, August 3rd, 2018 at Airlie, which is located in rural Warrenton, Virginia. While easily accessible from the Washington DC Metropolitan area this resort offers a serene, distraction-free atmosphere for our workshop. Please see the attached resort material for more information on the meeting location, or browse their website.

The workshop will focus on what today we typically call "Augmented Reality" and "Mixed Reality," without limiting our thinking to today’s terminology and technology. We will attempt to look ahead 5, 20, and 50 years, both broadly at fundamental aspects of the associated phenomena, and contextualized in various applications of the phenomena, potentially including (but not limited to) defense, emergency response, healthcare, assistive technology, and every-day citizen use. Activities will include brief individual informal presentations, full workshop and sub-group discussions, ideation, reflection, etc. Application-specific discussion will take place in self-selected sub-groups so that attendees can choose areas of personal interest/passion. We expect that some discussions will continue into (take place in) the evening at various locations around the resort. Meals and meeting refreshments are included in the cost of the workshop. Alcoholic beverages and snacks will be available for separate individual purchase in the bar at the main Airlie House, and can then be taken anywhere on the grounds.

Gregory Welch, University of Central Florida,

Gerd Bruder, University of Central Florida,

Peter Squire, Office of Naval Research

The daily participation fee: combined meeting/resort fees is $315 per day—$1260 total plus associated taxes for 5 days, 4 nights. The participation fee is a pre-paid in full non-refundable all-inclusive fee (includes lodging, three meals per day, meeting snacks, WiFi throughout the resort, resort fees, parking, and all associated taxes). For the Wednesday excursion/social event, there is the possibility of an additional modest fee. All participants are responsible for their own personal travel to/from the resort. The deadline for booking is 18 June 2018. Book your stay at

We encourage you to attend without family/significant others so you will be able to devote complete attention to the workshop meetings, after-hours discussions and events.

Rachel Albert, NVIDIA
Doug Bowman, Virginia Tech
Gerd Bruder, University of Central Florida
Maribeth Coleman, Georgia Tech
Steven Feiner, Columbia University
Michael Geuss, Army Research Lab
Susan Harkrider, US Army / NVESD
Jessica Hodgins, CMU / Facebook
Hanseul Jun, Stanford University
Kiyoshi Kiyokawa, Osaka University
Blair MacIntyre, Mozilla
Patrick Mead, Office of Naval Research
Mark Mine, Disney Studios
Jason Orlosky, Osaka University
Bernhard Riecke, Simon Fraser University Vancouver
Richard Schaffer, Lockheed Martin
Peter Squire, Office of Naval Research (attendance TBD)
Jeanine Stefanucci, University of Utah
Natalie Steinhauser, US Navy NAWCTSD
Ed Swan, Mississippi State University
Bruce Thomas, University of South Australia
Greg Welch, University of Central Florida
Barbara Lee, Workshop Support
Ryan Schubert, Workshop Support
Date Time Event
Mon, 07/30/18 3:00 PM Check-in to Airlie
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Dinner
Tues, 07/31/18 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Meeting (Refreshments and Lunch)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Dinner
Wed, 08/01/18 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Meeting (Refreshments and Lunch)
TBD PM - TBD PM Dinner/Excursion (TBD)
Thus, 08/02/18 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Meeting (Refreshments and Lunch)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Dinner
Fri, 08/03/18 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast (Check-out)
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Meeting (Refreshments and Lunch)
11:30 AM Latest Check-out

Coming Soon.

Airlie Address:
6809 Airlie Road
Warrenton, Virginia 20187
Phone: 540-347-1300

Driving Directions to Airlie:

From Reagan National Airport
Take I-66 West to Exit 43A (Gainesville/Warrenton)
Proceed South on Rt. 29 for approximately 10 miles.
Take a right at the traffic light onto Colonial Road (Route 605).
Colonial Road turns into Airlie Road, continue straight ahead on Route 605.
Cross a one-lane stone bridge and take an immediate left into Airlie main entrance.

From Dulles Airport
Exit Dulles Airport and take Exit 9 to Rt. 28 South.
Follow to I-66 West.
Follow above directions.

From Richmond and Points South
Take I-95 North to Rt. 17 North towards Warrenton.
Go right on Rt. 29 North and pass all 3 Warrenton exits.
Take a left at the traffic light onto Colonial Road (Route 605).
Although Colonial Road turns into Airlie Road, continue straight ahead for one mile, bypassing the point where Airlie Road goes to the right.
Cross a one-lane stone bridge and take an immediate left into Airlie main entrance.

For assistance with transportation to and from Airlie Center please contact 540-347-1300 and ask for the concierge.

You can fly into either Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) or Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).

Ground transportation may be arranged from either airport to Airlie with these providers:

1 800-258-3826

Uber, Washington Flyer (taxi service) and rental cars are all other convenient options to get to/from the airport and Airlie.

To assist you with self-organized shared rides, you can access a Google doc here.

If you are traveling from abroad and need a VISA to enter the United States, remember to look into your VISA requirements well in advance—make sure you have one, if needed.

  • Hi-speed Internet access in guest rooms and public spaces (meeting space excluded)
  • Fire pits on request
  • Bicycles
  • Ample self-parking
  • Fishing, including poles and tackle
  • 24-hour on-property shuttles
  • Activities, including: bocce ball, croquet, corn hole, football, horseshoes, ladder toss, whiffle ball, frisbee, board games, darts
  • Access to tennis courts, volleyball courts and basketball (including equipment)
  • Nature trails
  • Fit Trail
  • Fitness room access 24/7
  • Outside swimming pool (seasonal)
  • Bottled water in guest room
  • Water/cookies (treats) service daily in the lobby
  • Public notary (mid-week)
  • Newspapers in the lobby
  • Access to formal garden and organic garden

Following the workshop, a public report will be created to share with funding agencies.

Logistics: Barbara Lee:

Content: Greg Welch: and/or Gerd Bruder: