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Ravensbourne collaborates with Virtual Umbrella for VRUK Event

Ravensbourne, the London-based university sector college has announced a new partnership today with virtual reality (VR) agency Virtual Umbrella to produce its first ever VR event, VRUK. The event will be held on 10th – 11th February 2016 at its campus on the Greenwich Peninsula, with the support from Creative Skillset.

The event aims to bring together content creators to find out more about the possibilities of interactive storytelling by hearing from leading VR experts and experiencing the latest innovative projects and technologies. Speakers already confirmed include:  Emily Cooper – VRC, Sol Rogers – Rewind, Sarah Jones – 360 Immersive Lab, Nick Pittom – Fire Panda, Dean Johnson – Brandwidth Group and Matt Ratcliffe – Masters of Pie. Other speakers soon to be confirmed from Visualise, Visyon360, Stink Digital, Rubber Republic and Hammerhead VR.

The Oculus Rift headset is tested by attendees at the Eurogamer Expo at Earls Court in London.

Claire Selby, Interim Head of Commercial Relationship at Ravensbourne said in a statement: “Ravensbourne is constantly striving to champion innovation. We are thrilled to be working with Virtual Umbrella on VRUK, to develop an event that pushes the boundaries of storytelling and technology and take participants to new virtual worlds.”

Bertie Millis, Managing Director from Virtual Umbrella said: “We are very excited to be working with Ravensbourne on this fantastic event, there are some amazing virtual reality films and stories out there and we cannot wait to share them with our audience.”

Registration is now open and early bird tickets can be purchased through Eventbright until 31st December. Further information can be found at www.vrukfest.co.uk.

VRFocus will continue to bring you the latest details about VRUK as further announcements are made.

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