Democratising Immersive Tech – Harnessing the Power of Immersive for Social & Environmental Change

Summit: ldn24

Length: 14:01

In 2021, Real Immersive opened a cutting-edge immersive tech centre with 360 dome in Devonport, Plymouth, one of the poorest communities in the UK. The focus – how do we stop these technologies being the sole preserve of global corporations? How can they deliver social and environmental good?

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This talk is presented by

Lindsey Hall MBE - Co-founder & CEO, Real Ideas Organisation group

Lindsey Hall is co-founder and CEO of the Real Ideas Organisation group, leading and managing the organisation to run its own social enterprise ventures, and enable others, particularly young people to set up and run their own creative, socially entrepreneurial activities, solving problems, and building skills.

Lindsey's track record in the public and private sectors as a creative social entrepreneur, thinker and leader has seen her set up and develop products and services across the technology, creative, learning and education sectors. Passionate about inclusive growth, the most recent development has been to transform a former market hall building in Devonport, Plymouth into an immersive technology centre. With a ‘first of its kind in Europe’ immersive dome in Europe, the Market Hall attracts global interest at the same time as providing opportunities for local young people. From building award-winning programmes in the UK to driving groundbreaking initiatives internationally, Lindsey has the experience and skills at management, board, and executive level to steer social business ideas towards success, making money and making a difference at the same time.

Lindsey is a NESTA Cultural Leadership fellow, an INSEAD graduate, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Trustee of Kernow Education Arts Partnership, Newquay Community Orchard, Destination Plymouth and the Rank Foundation. Member of the Exeter University Business School’s International Advisory Board, chair of Plymouth Culture, co-chair of the Inclusive Growth Group, member of Plymouth Growth Board and one of the WISE100 social enterprise leaders.