Meaningful XR 2024

May 23-25, Stanford/Palo Alto, CA

CFP here:

Submit here: (due 1/24/24)


Whether designed to entertain or achieve more "serious" purposes, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR)—collectively “XR”—have implications in a wide range of meaningful domains, such as education, physical health, well-being, and social equity.

Meaningful XR 2024 is a conference for scholars and industry professionals about theory, research, design innovations, principles, and practices related to meaningful uses of XR.

The conference will include thought-provoking keynotes from both academic and industry leaders, peer-reviewed paper presentations, panel sessions, "XRbitions," and social mixers in both VR and meatspace.

Planned Timeline

For more details, please see the CFP:

Partner Special Issue

In collaboration with the Journal of Media Psychology (JMP), full paper submissions that receive a 'top-paper' designation at Meaningful XR will be automatically (with author consent) considered a “Revise and Resubmit” for publication in the journal’s Metaverse-Mediated Communication Special Issue (CFP: 

After the conference, the revised papers may be resubmitted to JMP to complete the review process, with attempts made to retain at least one original reviewer.

Draft Event Schedule

Conference Organizers

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Conference Executive Committee


We are grateful to our sponsors for making this conference possible.

Sponsoring Host

Communication Department, Stanford University

Lead Organizing Sponsor

Dept. of Media and Information & SPARTIE Lab, Michigan State University

Partner Journal Sponsor

Journal of Media Psychology (JMP)

Hiro Protagonist Sponsors*

Annenberg Virtual Reality ColLABorative

Fatigue in Communication and Technology (FATCAT) Lab, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological University

Wade Watts Sponsors*

Department of Communication, UC Davis

Department of Communication, University of Arkansas

College of Journalism and Communications, University of Florida

Department of Communication, Georgia State University

Neo Anderson Sponsors*

Oberon Technologies, Inc


* Sponsorship categories named for fictional heroes of Meaningful XR. If you don't recognize a name, you've been missing out! 

National Science Foundation Grant #2128803 (Ratan, Foxman, Beyea, Leith, Klebig, Winn) is also helping to support student travel for this event