Workshop and Lecture Series

The Emerging Media Lab runs workshops and lectures conducted by UBC staff and faculty, as well as experts from other institutions and industry. EML is also a regular participant in the Emerging Media Community of Practice. Find out more on the Emerging Media Community of Practice website.

Upcoming Workshops and Lectures

To stay informed about the next workshop or lecture, sign up for EML’s monthly newsletter or consult our EML Calendar.

Past Workshops and Lectures

April 2023: Using AI Tools for Creative Process

Join the UBC Emerging Media Lab for a panel discussion organized by EMCoP on using AI tools for creative process! Our next EMCoP event is “Using AI Tools for Creative Process” and will feature three presenters. The event will take place over Zoom on Friday, April 21st from 12:00-1:30 pm. Sign up on Eventbrite!

Annual Spring Showcase 2023

Join the UBC Emerging Media Lab for our annual Spring Showcase! Join us April 13th for our annual spring showcase! We start the hybrid event with a panel discussion on “ChatGPT and Beyond: Generative AI in Instruction and Research”, moderated by Dr. Patrick Pennefather and featuring EML’s Faculty in Residence team. After the panel, we […]

February 2023 Emerging Media Community of Practice: How AI Tools such as ChatGPT are changing conversations in Higher Education

Join the UBC Emerging Media Lab for a panel discussion organized by EMCoP on AI technologies and their implications on the future! The Emerging Media Lab presents an online Zoom seminar about AI technologies (such as ChatGPT), and how they will affect our world going forward. Hosted by the Emerging Media Community of Practice and […]

Games in Action Conference: November 4-5, 2022

On Friday, November 4th and Saturday, November 5th, UBC’s Chan Centre hosts the Games in Action conference: two days of panels, presentations and demos from professional game designers, academics, and gamers. For conference attendees, Emerging Media Lab is partnering with Heart Projector, a Vancouver indie games art collective that produces pop-up arcade nights featuring unique games by diverse creators.

Annual Summer Showcase 2022

Annual Summer Showcase 2022 Watch the full recording! Join the UBC Emerging Media Lab at the end-of-term summer showcase on Thursday, September 15th at 2:00 pm to see and try out the projects we’ve been working on all summer long! At this hybrid event, you will be able to: Hear from faculty members about the […]

Fundamentals of Machine Learning

Fundamentals of Machine Learning Workshop Interested in understanding machine learning and creating your own basic learning model?   Join the Emerging Media Lab and Greg d’Eon for a workshop on the fundamentals of this emerging AI technology. No prior programming experience is needed, and all are welcome!   Date: Wednesday, July 20th from 10:00 to […]

Celebrate Learning Week 2022 with EML

Celebrate Learning Week with EML! As part of the 2022 Celebrate Learning Week, we feature a discussion with EML faculty members currently working with EML on projects that take a step back and first ask, “does it have to be VR?” Join EML Faculty in Residence Jon Festinger of Allard Law and Dr. Lindsay Rogers […]

Git Real – An Introduction to Git Workshop

Git Real – An Introduction to Git EML, CEDaR, and IKBLC are hosting a Git workshop on May 11. This is open to the public and is also for the EML, CEDaR, and Gamifying Forestry teams.   Come join us at Irving K. Barber Learning 3rd Floor Peña Room! Alternatively, you can join via Zoom. […]

Annual Spring Showcase 2022

Annual Spring Showcase 2022 The Emerging Media Lab proudly presents our annual showcase of spring projects, detailing the whys and hows from faculty and developers! Watch the full recording! The landscape of the classroom is changing. Check out how the Emerging Media Lab is innovating educational tools with emerging tech like VR and AR. Learn […]

Emerging Media Lab Drop-in Demo Session – March 9, 2022

Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2022 11:00am – 1:00pm Location: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 2nd Floor Learning Concourse 1961 East Mall, Vancouver, BC It’s been a long time since we hosted a public drop-in demo session, but we’re back! Have you ever used virtual reality? Are you interested in seeing what UBC students and faculty […]