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February 2023 ATD FW/MC Chapter Meeting: Take Training to a New Dimension: Quick-Start Virtual Reality

  • 02/02/2023
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Virtual (Zoom) & In-Person @ Diamond Oaks Country Club | 5821 Diamond Oaks Drive North | Fort Worth, TX 76117


  • Fort Worth/Mid-Cities Chapter Members
    Includes Dinner, Dessert and choice of beverages
  • Non-Members
    Includes Dinner, Dessert and choice of beverages
  • Fort Worth/Mid-Cities Chapter Members
  • Non-Members Guest Virtual registration

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ATD Fort Worth Mid-Cities Chapter Meeting & Presentation

February 2, 2023 - 5:30 - 7:30

Location: Diamond Oaks Country Club | 5821 Diamond Oaks Drive North | Fort Worth, TX 76117 

In-person Registration deadline: January 31st

Virtual Registrations: open through day of meeting

Tori Coward: “Take Training to a New Dimension: Quick-Start Virtual Reality"

Disruptive events, such as the pandemic, as well as evolving technologies and metaverses are making virtual reality (VR) more viable for training - in both industrial and corporate settings. Whether for complex processes or onboarding a large business campus, VR can improve the consistency and effectiveness of training. When used by a group, it encourages collaboration and teamwork in a geo-neutral environment.

How can you or your team get started? What questions should you ask? This session will help you develop a successful training strategy using VR. You’ll learn to identify decisions and options for design, development, and deployment. During every project stage, there are important considerations: Which tools to use, what skills are required, and more. Together, we will explore how to quick-start a VR project.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The best types of training for VR
  • What tools are available, and the skills required
  • Storyboarding and different development paths
  • Crucial considerations for optimal learner experience—and what to avoid

About the Speaker: 

Five years ago, Tori Coward’s employer, CHRISTUS Health, entrusted her to lead a creative project incorporating Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). Her success led to more VR and AR projects, collectively known as Extended Reality (XR). Her title, Senior XR Learning Experience Designer & Developer, is well-earned. With a community of over 45,000, CHRISTUS Health is a Catholic, not-for-profit system made up of more than 600 centers, including long-term care facilities, community hospitals, walk-in clinics, and health ministries.

Tori Coward has over 25 years of experience as a senior learning experience designer & developer, senior instructional designer, senior eLearning developer, trainer, curriculum developer, and senior technical writer. Her broad industry experience includes airline, accounting, banking, customer service, defense, financial services, government, healthcare, hospitality, legal, logistics, manufacturing, medical, retail, security, software, telecommunications, transportation, and more.

Tori is a certified XR Designer-Unity, certified XR Developer-Unity. Tori is also a certified DDI facilitator and, as a certified Adobe, Macromedia, and Microsoft instructor, she has personally trained thousands of people from all levels. Her expertise includes the premiere of authoring tools (e.g., Adobe Suite, Articulate) and multimedia tools for creating graphic art, animation, and video. In 2021, one of the training programs on which she worked won the Brandon Hall Group Gold Medal for Excellence in Learning.

Did you know that Tori is an active member of our ATD Fort Worth / Mid-Cities chapter?

Connect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tori-coward-33b4978/


  • Spinach Salad
  • Chicken Saltimbocca (Chicken Breast wrapped with Prosciutto ham and sage) with Fortina Cheese and Sage Roma Tomato Sauce
  • Butter and Herb Noodles
  • Sautéed Seasonal Vegetables
  • Chocolate Mousse

Meeting Agenda:

5:30 pm - In Person and Zoom Breakout Room Networking

5:45 pm - In Person Dinner is Served

6:00 pm - Meeting Begins for Everyone

6:15 pm - Presentation Begins

7:15 pm - Door Prizes and Final Announcements

7:30 pm - Meeting Concludes

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For any general inquires please email: president@atdfortworth.org

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