Orange County Government, Florida

2017 Florida Simulation Summit


Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the National Center for Simulation host the third annual Florida Simulation Summit on September 7, 2017, at the Orange County Convention Center. The summit will highlight advancements in transportation, medical augmented reality, architecture and engineering with a focus in virtual reality.

This year’s summit will feature keynote speaker Elizabeth Baron, Virtual Reality and Advanced Technical Specialist with Ford Motor Co. Baron manages the VR Center in Product Development, and provides immersive virtual reality evaluation systems used for industrial design and product development. She is part of the Digital Innovation Group at Ford. Her goal is to deploy immersive systems at Ford that address the unique challenges of automotive design and engineering.

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2016 Florida Simulation Summit


Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the National Center for Simulation hosted the second annual Florida Simulation Summit on September 22, 2016, at the Orange County Convention Center. The summit highlighted the state’s multibillion dollar modeling, simulation and training industry and focused on advancing human performance in life sciences, healthcare and sports through the use of simulation.

Summit panelists included speakers from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, HEMISPhere Global, the University of Central Florida, EON Reality, EON Sports, Florida Hospital, Orlando Health, Orlando City Soccer Club, United States Tennis Association, Lake Nona Institute, SynDaver Labs, GuideWell Innovation and CAE Healthcare.

2015 Florida Simulation Summit


Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the National Center for Simulation hosted the first-ever Florida Simulation Summit on September 16, 2015, at the Orange County Convention Center to highlight the state’s multi-billion dollar simulation industry and help identify opportunities for businesses to commercialize simulation.

The summit’s impressive brain trust included simulation experts on topics ranging from entertainment, medical, education, transportation and emerging technologies. Summit panelists included speakers from Universal Orlando, the University of Central Florida, EA Sports, Space Florida, Limbitless Solutions, Lockheed Martin Commercial Flight Training, Raytheon Co. and Duke Energy.

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Orange County Office of Economic Development
Orange County Government Administration Center
201 S. Rosalind Avenue, 5th Floor
Orlando, FL 32801

Email: EconomicDevelopment@ocfl.net
Phone: (407) 836-7370
Fax: (407) 836-7399

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