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Kathleen Cohen

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Kathleen Cohen

XR Immersive Strategist and Tech Humanist, The Collaboratorium
Kathleen Cohen

Kathleen Cohen is known as a Tech Humanist and an XR Immersive Strategist with over 25+ years building both user and guest experiences.Kathleen runs The Collaboratorium, a consultancy focusing on XR Research, XR Strategy & Production, as well as Public Engagement. Her client projects range from Megacities, Gigacities to Health & Wellness implementations, as well as Media & Entertainment. Her XR Research focuses on key learnings from both the Indigenous Science and the Neurodivergent communities. Kathleen’s background as a Creative and as a Producer include DreamWorks Interactive, IBM Centers for Innovation and Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. Kathleen also was the former Vice President of Digital Innovation & Integration for the National Constitution Center, located on Independence Mall, helping to tell the contemporary story of the U.S. Constitution. Kathleen sits on the Advisory Board of holoride (Munich); a spinout of Audi innovation, think passenger entertainment, or XR in your car. For the past five years, Kathleen has also been the Jury Chair and Keynote Speaker for the AUREA Award, a conference and awards show, focusing on global excellence in immersive XR entertainment, hosted by Europa-Park, one of Europe's largest themed attractions. Over the past six years, Kathleen's talks include: "Presentense", "A Place Called Now", "Being Human, Becoming Human and Beyond Human", "IRL vs. XR", "The Future and Present Converge(s)" and "Meet Your Digital Twin", a talk about the land rush to recreating humans.