EX3 Labs Celebrates the First Anniversary of its Popular #UnlockingInnovation Podcast

On September 5th, 2019 EX3 Labs and 1871 will be marking the first anniversary of their popular #UnlockingInnovation Podcast with a LIVE panel discussion and rooftop celebration at Morgan's on Fulton.

The podcast has had a great year of interviews with fascinating figures driving innovation from the world's most iconic companies-- including Microsoft, Leo Burnett, BP, Conagra, GE, BMO, Cushman & Wakefield, and others. To commemorate our one-year anniversary, EX3 Labs is hosting a celebration of the guests who have helped make the podcast a success.

#UnlockingInnovation LIVE is an invitation-only event. Those interested in attending should email healy@ex3labs.com for more information.

In the meantime, catch up with #UnlockingInnovation on iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Over 760 Students Introduced to a New Way of Learning through the Latest Immersive Learning Lab Donation

Chicago experience design firm EX3 Labs, in partnership with FCB Chicago and 1871, announced Friday that it will present an Immersive Learning Lab to Daniel Boone Elementary School. The dedication is the third EX3 Labs has made since 2017 as part of the company's Immersive Learning Lab Mission. Previous recipients of Immersive Learning Labs include Walter H. Dyett School for the Arts and George M. Pullman Elementary School.

"When I first met the students and faculty from Daniel Boone, I instantly knew they'd be a great recipient of the Immersive Learning Lab. The students were excited about the technology and the teachers were eager to explore new ways to provide multi-sensory learning to their students. With over 900 learning expeditions, teachers can now easily tie in VR content to their curricula in areas such as science, social studies, math, and journalism. Our world is changing so rapidly, we need to equip our schools with the tools to help students learn and absorb knowledge to keep pace. Our mission is to ensure that all students, regardless or age or background can benefit from immersive learning and experience the emerging technologies shaping the world."

Adam Wisniewski, EX3 Labs CEO

These donations are made possible by EX3 Labs' partnership with 1871 and their corporate innovation Program. The Corporate Innovation Program enables companies to explore new technologies impacting their industry and learn to apply them to their business.

"We're proud to support EX3 Labs and work alongside FCB Chicago to provide the students of Daniel Boone Elementary School with cutting-edge virtual reality technologies. In the United States alone, nearly 23 million Americans are already suing virtual reality and that number will only go up. It's clear that VR will drive the future of business and technology, but it can also drive one of our most important sectors-- education. That's why we're delighted to partner once again with EX3 Labs and help them bring immersive learning experiences to our city's schools and youth."

Betsy Ziegler, 1871 CEO

FCB Chicago, a leader in marketing and advertising is also partnering with EX3 Labs on the Immersive Learning Lab donation in an effort to support their mission of working to transform brands, businesses, and communities.

"We believe that it is our business and ethical responsibility to give back to the city of Chicago. We specifically aim to work with organizations that focus on bettering the lives of youth in Chicago-- and we're beyond excited to partner with EX3 Labs and 1871 to provide this impactful learning experience to the students of Daniel Boone Elementary School."

Michel Fassnacht, FCB Chicago CEO & President

Daniel Boone Elementary School is located in the neighborhood of Rogers Park on Chicago's north side. The school's mission is to "foster a diverse community united by academic excellence, creative expression, intellectual curiosity, social responsibility, and world citizenship."

"These devices will help bring the world to the students. Having students immerse themselves in an environment, rather than seeing 2D images in a book or on a computer, will provide much richer learning experiences. Virtual reality will help students view new and exciting places from across the globe that they can really explore on a whole new level. This donation is a great step towards increasing opportunity and access for all our students."

Jaclyn Delaney, Daniel Boone Principal

The Immersive Learning Lab will consist of:

  • 30 Google Expedition devices and VR viewers
  • A teacher's tablet
  • Over 900 learning expeditions for students to experience in the sciences, art, history, and more
  • Mixed reality learning content

The donation will take place at Daniel Boone Elementary School on May 13th at 10:30 am. Reporters and videographers wishing to attend the event should RSVP by emailing Healy@EX3Labs.com.

Shaping the Future of Productivity with Mixed Reality

Join us for a night of learning about the Microsoft HoloLens, networking with likeminded individuals, and pizza. The Microsoft HoloLens is the first self-contained, holographic computer, that enables users to engage with digital content and interact with holograms in their work environment. This enables workforces to be more productive and operate better internally. What You’ll Learn: -Capabilities of the HoloLens through live demos -Various industry-specific use-cases for mixed reality -How companies today are adopting the HoloLens into their business -First steps in getting started with mixed reality and introducing it to your organization https://www.meetup.com/Chicago-HoloLens-Meetup/events/255811077/