Virtual Stories, Real-World Change

Partner UN  

Workshop Description

These session will certainly be far away from any traditional workshop experience you have had to date. Virtual reality has changed the way we look at gaming and entertainment, but can it change the way we look at some of the world’s most pressing issues? Gabo Arora has traveled from a refugee camp in Jordan to a slum in Liberia recovering from the effects of an Ebola outbreak, all the while creating VR films that build empathy, bridge distances, and inspire people to action.

In his session, Gabo and team will discuss how they are working alongside the United Nations to make virtual reality, and new technologies in storytelling, a catalyst for real world change. During intense 30-minute session, participants will be able to watch and experience the virtual reality movie from the refugee camp in Jordan and afterwards discuss with experts about social business ideas.


Format Virtual Reality
Level Introduction (Universal)


The Virtual Reality sessions will take place during both Focus Group sessions on Friday. In addition, walk-in sessions will take place during all breaks and networking sessions.

Focus Groups Part 2  
Session 1 Friday, November 6, 11.30am - 12pm
Session 2 Friday, November 6, 12.30pm - 1.00pm
Focus Groups Part 3  
Session 3 Friday, November 6, 2.30pm - 3pm
Session 4 Friday, November 6, 3.30pm - 4.00pm

Each session is limited to 10 participants.

We kindly ask all registered GSBS participants to sign up for the Focus Groups on our e-180 platform here.

Workshop Host & Co-Host(s)

  Gabo Arora  

Gabo Arora
Senior Advisor & Filmmaker United Nations 



November 11th, 2015

The Global Social Business Summit 2015 - in Berlin, Germany - has come to a bittersweet end. We thank all those who supported us throughout the process; all those who participated in the event; and all those who helped to spread the YY Spirit of the Social Business Movement in the days leading up to - and during - the event.

We can't wait to see all of you in China for the Global Social Business Summit 2016.

Find a selection of photos from the three days of the #GSBS2015 here.



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On our website you can find the latest version of the agenda, session topics & speakers for the Global Social Business Summit 2015, The program is preliminary and subject to change. Stay tuned for the next updates!


Getting Around

The main venue for the Global Social Business Summit 2015 is the Tempelhof Airport in Berlin, Germany.