The VR World Congress is set to take place on 11th-13th April, 2017 in Bristol, UK. Virtual reality (VR) industry names from big companies and small independent studios will be there presenting talks, taking part in demonstrations and exhibiting the latest projects.
More than 80 speakers are lined up to present at the event. The opening keynote will be delivered by Roy Taylor, Corporate VP and Head of Alliances at Radeon Technologies Group AMD. AMD will be taking the opportunity presented by the event to make a major announcement.
Many other significant figures from the VR industry will be present, including Mike Taulty and Peter Daukintis from Microsoft, Graham Breen from HTC Vive, Ignacio Monereo from Google and Edward Saatchi from Oculus Story Studio.
In addition, a special VIP screening of VR film ‘Out of the Blue’ by Sophie Ansell which will be shown on Tuesday 11th April as part of the VIP Evening.
Some new panels have also been recently announced, including:
BAFTA VR PANEL: IS VR A LEGITIMATE NEW TYPE OF ENTERTAINMENT?Led by: Sol Rogers, Founder/CEO Rewind
VR WRITERS ROOMLed by: Tanya Laird, Founder & CEO, Digital Jam
VR FOR CHANGELed by: Erfan Saadati, Head of VR, Surround Vision
FINANCE: START UP TO SCALE UPLed by: John Gill, Partner, TLT LL
HAPTICS: THE IMPORTANCE OF TOUCH IN VRLed by: Rowland Manthorpe, Associate Editor, WIRED
“VRWC 2017 is quite simply an unmissable event for anyone working in – or interested in working in – the worlds of VR, AR and MR. Whether that’s in healthcare, education, entertainment, the arts or architecture, VRWC will unlock the secrets behind where VR is today and what needs to happen next if we are to maximise the potential of this amazing technology in the future,” said VRWC creative director Dan Page.
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Further details and tickets can be found on the VRWC official website.
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Source: Final VR World Congress Line-Up Announced