If you haven't heard of South by Southwest (SXSW), you should know that it is an annual conglomerate of film, interactive media, and music festivals and conferences that take place every year in mid-March. In the heart of Austin, Texas, nearly 85,000 registrants from around the world, and more than 400,000 people attend the many events surrounding the festival.
Abilitie is lucky to call Austin our home! This week, the Abilitie team was able to interact with new start-up companies, test out new innovations and technologies, meet global entrepreneurs, and most importantly, have fun! It was a great way to soak up this 9-day destination of discovery.
One big highlight of our time at SXSW was the Virtual Reality experience. Virtual Reality is being described as a realistic and immersive simulation of a three-dimensional environment. As a simulation based learning and development company, you could imagine how fast our wheels were turning! We were able to experience a new realm of connectedness through multiple avenues of virtual technologies. Virtual Reality exposed our team to the opportunity there is for advanced experiential learning. We are eager and excited to see where Virtual Reality takes off, especially within the training and development space! If you haven't tried out Virtual Reality, we highly recommend you do.