National XR Day

Discover the world of eXtended Reality at National XR Day 2024, an event for and by the SURF community! On July 3 you will learn all about the fascinating ways to use XR/VR/AR within education and research. Do you have an inspiring example of your own? Contribute to the program and share your story with the other participants.

Nationaal XR event 2024

Call for proposals National XR Day 2024

You too can contribute to the National XR Day 2024 on July 3 at the University of Twente in Enschede. Do you have an inspiring story you would like to share with others? Submit your proposal through our Call for Proposals!

Submissions should match the theme of education and research into XR and/or its applications, and preferably target a broad audience. Based on experiences with the 2023 edition we expect participants of National XR Day to be a mix of different roles and backgrounds. Also, the audience will come from the different sectors of the SURF community: mbo, hbo, wo, UMC and Research+.

On a high level we aim for tracks on education, research, technology & development, healthcare and public values.

Submit your session

We accept the following types of submissions:
  • Presentations: either long (40 minutes) or short (20 minutes)
  • Workshops (60-90 minutes): interactive sessions that really engage the audience (so not just a long form of presentation).
  • Demonstrations (throughout the day in selected periods): we provide demo spaces at the event venue where (prototype) XR applications and devices can be demonstrated to the audience. We provide spaces of 3x3m and 5x5m. Smaller spaces for seated XR experiences are also possible.
  • Poster presentation:¬†present your initiative or project via an A0-sized poster and briefly explain it during the lunch and network break.


Example topics that fit the event (but certainly not limited to):

  • Use cases or applications of XR in education
  • Use of XR as a research tool
  • Research on novel XR forms or technologies that can be useful for the SURF community
  • Practical aspects of implementing XR in an education/research setting
  • Policy aspects related to the use of XR, regarding privacy, security, inclusivity, etc.
  • Creative / artistic use of XR
  • XR projects with parties outside of the SURF community, for example commercial entities

Please see the call for proposal form for more details on each type of submission.

Questions that are in the form of the call

1) Title of contribution

2) Session type

  • Short presentation (20 minutes)
  • Long presentation (40 minutes)
  • Short workshop (60 minutes)
  • Long workshop (90 minutes)
  • Demonstration
  • Poster

3) Track

  • Education
  • Research
  • Technology & development
  • Healthcare
  • Public values
  • Other

4) Abstract (Please write at most 200 characters)

5) Description

6) Session image (Use this if you want an illustration to go with your proposal)

7) Additional Speaker

8) What is the key message of your contribution?

9) What is the one reason your submission should be part of the programme?

Deadline call for proposals

The deadline for submissions is March 25, 2024 (end of day). You will receive feedback on your submission before April 22, 2024.

Submit your session

Program committee
Name Organization
Jan-Willem van 't Klooster University of Twente
Carole Grootenboer SURF
Paul Melis SURF
Matthijs van Veen Saxion University of Applied Sciences


Questions on the call for proposals and submission process? Please contact