EarthX 2020 Kicks Off On The 50th Anniversary Of Earth Day, Includes Immersive EarthXR Viewing And Programming

Jesse Damiani


The virtual versions of EarthxFilm and EarthXR kicked off on the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day EARTHX

Now through Apr. 27, the EarthX 2020 conference will showcase content in its remote version—including immersive content and panels via EarthXR.

After announcing going virtual last month, EarthX 2020—which last year drew 180k attendees to its physical iteration in Dallas, TX—has officially launched its reimagined virtual version. Aligned with the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, the event features a selection from its 2020 Film, EarthXR and EDU lineups, running through Apr. 27.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on the events industry—and no one is sure when large gatherings of this type will be possible again. But EarthXR is uniquely positioned to provide a virtual substitute to its programming. While installation-based content will need to wait for a physical debut, 360° content is viewable for audiences in their homes, which can be viewed upon free registration here.


Like other programs, EarthXR will also feature a select set of live, remote panels around industry topics including: “XR Storytelling Across the Border,” “Virtual Diving with Google Earth’s Filmmakers Underwater Earth,” and “How XR Can Lead a Pivot for the Planet.” See the full EarthXR schedule here.

EarthX still plans to host a larger film festival in the fall, the EarthxGlobal Gala, and the world premiere of The Way of the Rain – Hope For Earth, which is directed by Sibylle Szaggars Redford with spoken word contributions by Robert Redford.

In that time, EarthX also plans to extend year-round programming across different avenues.

“Leading to our fall festival, EarthXR will continue our commitment to year-round programming through international partnerships, including a green series with Guanajuato International Film Festival, Overview Collective + Garage Stories’ series, and curation for the April online ARTS x SDGSs Festival, which brings together UN and non-profit leaders,” EarthX Director of XR Programming and Partnerships Tiffany Kieran said in a statement. “We are also excited about our year-round immersive experiential location, opening in Dallas, Texas in 2020. It will feature the US debut of Wild Immersion endorsed by Jane Goodall – the first virtual wildlife reserve in the US to connect, educate, and protect our environment.”

Complete programming and information on free registration for EarthxFilm and EarthXR is available here.


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