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Barclays Eagle Labs and Immerse UK Present: XR & Femtech

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Tuesday, 17 March 2020 from 17:30 to 20:00 (GMT)

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17:30 - Doors open

18:00 - Welcome & Introduction

18.10 - Keynote

18.30 - Panel Discussion, moderated by Sarah Ticho

19.10 - Q&A

19.15 - Conversation

20.00 - Close


Event Background:

According to the Vision for Women and Virtual Reality Report, 14% of immersive tech companies in the UK are directed by women. Female-identifying and non-binary people still lack representation both in front of and behind the screen, but the stories told and the topics explored often shy away from subjects considered taboo or niche. Why do we still find it so difficult to discuss feminine health, and how can immersive technologies shine a light on some of these issues?

This St Patricks Day, join Immerse UK and Barclays Eagle Labs for an evening of talks and conversation exploring the therapeutic value of immersive storytelling, the future of femtech and the importance of diversity when it comes to developing innovative technology.


Aims of the event:

  • Explore untold female stories are being told through XR
  • Understand the connection between intimacy and pleasure with mental and physical health
  • The potential of XR and haptics to educate people on the inner world of middle-aged women’s bodies and the reproductive diseases
  • Find out how XR can alter our cognitive biases and shift our perspective on gender and identity 


Benefits of attending:

  • Meet an interdisciplinary community of technologists, healthcare professionals, entrepreneurs, researchers and artist practitioners
  • Learn about the important role women, nonbinary and genderqueer people play in storytelling and technology
  • Free food and drinks


Please note this is an inclusive event, and all genders are welcome. 

This event is presented as part of SpringForward





Keynote: Dominnique Karetsos CEO & Co Founder Healthy Pleasure Collective, Founder Intimology Institute, Industry Architect & Speaker


With a preference for working in disruptive industries and challenging environments, it’s no surprise that Dominnique specialises in growth for sexual health wellness technology start-ups.

She is instrumental in shaping the next generation of femtech brands entering the market and has a true entrepreneurial calling for being part of the sexual health wellness technology revolution. An established business architect, founder and innovator, BBC radio broadcaster and global business development professional, Dominnique has nearly two decades of experience delivering results in multi-sector business transformation. 

Previously Head of EMEA Intimina for the world’s leading intimate lifestyle company, Lelo Group, she is focused purely on sexual health, wellness and technology. Dominnique now invests and / or sits on several advisory boards for the likes of luxury female pleasure brand,, USA based, and co-founded break-through Healthy Pleasure Collective, the first integrated agency for sexual health wellness technology Start ups, with business partner Dr Maria Peraza. She loves pairing the latest technology with femtech products to generate powerful and lasting innovations that are the motors for economic and social change and most of all bring innovation to sexual health.




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The Healthy Pleasure Collective






Panellist: Dr Camille Baker Interdisciplinary artist, Curator and Researcher at the University for the Arts, Epsom, Surrey


Dr. Camille Baker is a Reader for the School of Communication Design at the University for the Arts, Epsom, Surrey, UK. She is an interdisciplinary artist, curator and researcher with a background digital media practices and experience in wearable technology and e-textiles, mobile media art and performance, the body, VR/AR performance, digital art curating, video art, new media art, alternative music, interactive installation, and emerging technologies research and education. She explores new mechanisms to elicit engaging experiences using evolving approaches to participatory performance. 

Dr Baker’s first monograph was released in August 2018, called New Directions in Mobile Media and Performance, with Routledge, Taylor & Francis. This book features theory and practice on mobile devices, Augmented/Virtual/Mixed Reality and wearable technology in various forms of artistic performance, especially since the release of the first iPhone.



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Panellist: Dee Harvey - Immersive Writer-Director and Founder of Controvert

Dee Harvey is a writer-director specialising in immersive technology. She is a founder of Controvert, a company focused on using immersive and interactive technology to tell stories in new ways. Her follow up to IF is HeartBeat an animated verbatim documentary about miscarriage told in 360VR which was long listed for Sundance’s New Frontier Story Lab. She is also developing The Bomb, a story about Post Partum Depression told through augmented reality.


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Barclays Eagle Lab Brighton
1 Preston Road
BN1 4QU Brighton
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 17 March 2020 from 17:30 to 20:00 (GMT)

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