Meet our Founder

Tom Furness

Tom is the Founder of the Virtual World Society and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors. 

He is a Professor and International Director of the Human Interface Technology Laboratory at the University of Washington, University of Canterbury (New Zealand) and University of Tasmania (Australia). His career spans 52 years of working on virtual reality and associated technologies. 

He is widely known as the ‘Grandfather of Virtual Reality’.

Upcoming talks and keynotes:

  • ImmersED
  • Augmented World Expo (AWE)

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