Meeting/Event Information

Mixed Realities in A/E/C - The Immersive Technological Frontier

February 27, 2018
1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
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The Carnegie Center for Literacy
251 W. 2nd Street
Lexington, KY 40507

Proficient technology is an essential part of every business – especially in the A/E/C Industry, and the demand for a more immersive user experience (UX) is only escalating. Savvy professional services firms are responding by incorporating virtual (VR), augmented (AR) and mixed realities (MR) into the design, construction and post-occupancy maintenance of their projects, which gives them an overwhelming competitive advantage!

This program will cover the history and progression of current VR, AR and MR business strategies, as well as provide a hands-on VR demonstration for attendees. Understanding the basics of mixed realities, the power of engagement, the tools needed for implementation and other key drivers of this technological innovation will help A/E/C firms differentiate between effective UX tactics and fleeting trends. Don’t just sit back while your competitors integrate mixed realities into their marketing strategy… Register today! 


*Attendees who register AFTER February 20, 2018 will not receive a take-home VR headset. 

Attendees who register after February 20th will not be charged for a VR headset and will be able to register for the regular program price.  

Due to the nature of this program, this is a non-refundable ticket.  

You can transfer registration. 



1:30 pm to 2:00 pm Registration
2:00 pm to 2:15 pm Welcome & Introduction
2:15 pm to 3:30 pm Presentation/Demonstration 
3:30 pm to 4:00 pm Questions & Announcements


Thank you to our February Program Sponsor!


Speaker Bios

Adam Evans, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Transylvania University

Dr. Adam Evans bounces around a lot. Whether it’s growing up as a military kid and moving 18 times before graduating high school, or being involved on Transylvania University’s campus as a professor, advisor for Phi Kappa Tau fraternity and founder of the University Volleyball Club—he’s always on the run.

But one surefire way to get him to sit still is his lifelong love for video games. In 1985 his parents bought him a Nintendo, and he hasn’t stopped playing since.

What began as a hobby has carried over into his academic work. Adam is helping business students stay current with the rise of virtual and augmented reality by facilitating hands-on experience with the exciting new medium. His office is a VR lab, which allows students to create and test games and applications for local developers.

Dr. Evans also challenges his students and interns to transcend the classroom and focus their knowledge on global business presentations and social interaction. Working with local businesses to solve actual problems with VR, AR and MR gives his students the exposure, confidence and pragmatic application the business world demands.

“I’m such a proponent of experience-based learning,” Evans says. “When my students work with CEOs from the community, they’re working with an actual person who uses our equipment, and students can get hired on as interns or, eventually, full-time employees.”


Shylo Shepherd, Owner

Altelier LLC

Shylo Shepherd is the Owner of Altelier LLC, a woman-owned company that specializes in virtual, augmented and mixed alternate realities, as well as an alternative approach to creating, learning and collaborating. Shylo’s expertise is a culmination of her degree in Architecture, more than a decade of professional experience and a passion for virtual reality. In addition to being a founding member of – an organization that supports Central Kentucky’s game developer community, she also started HVRE (Hands-on Virtual Reality Experience), a group that helps people get involved with developing Virtual Reality games and experiences. Altelier was born from that endeavor and is continuing to evolve.


Parking Instructions:

Limited street parking is available around the Carnegie Center. Various pay parking lots are available along Mill Street between W. 2nd Street and W. Short Street (see parking map below).


Continuing Education Credit Available
Please don’t forget to let Peggy Workman know if you need CEU credits.

Cancellation policy: Unfortunately due to the nature of this program it is non-refundable.  However, we will honor a transfer.

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$25.00 Members

$25.00 Co-Workers of Members / Members of Other Chapters

$50.00 Non-Members


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