This April the VR World Congress (VRWC) event will be taking place in Bristol, UK, bringing virtual reality (VR) professionals from around the world together for three days. Today organiser Opposable VR has revealed several new speaker sessions, exhibitors and a new keynote address.
Firstly, hosting the keynote address will be David Holz, co-founder and CTO, Leap Motion. He’ll be discussing The Future of Wearable Displays and Inputs, looking at the rapidly emerging future of VR technologies and what it means for human experience.
VRWC 2017 will feature a roster including over 70 speakers, the latest to be revealed are:
- Gunita Kulikovska, Vividly – A new medium to build better cities
- Phil Stuart, Preloaded – How do you put VR into museums?
- Anthony Matchett and Steven Hancock, MelodyVR – How will VR revolutionise the music industry?
- Ben Curtis – Practical tips for managing a VR production
- Ed Miller, Scape AR – Pokemon Go 2.0: Next gen localisation for AR
- Kevin Williams, KWP – VR’s Out-of-home Opportunity
Three new exhibitors have also been added to the lineup in the form of WizDish, Psytec Games and Clicks+Links. WizDish are the creators of ROVR, an omni-directional treadmill that utilises special shoes for users to walk in VR. The company will be demoing the device as well as making a top secret special announcement. Psytec Games is the studio behind VR title Windlands and Crystal Rift, it’ll be demoing the former at the event. While Clicks+Links will be displaying their eXperium VR toolkit which has been developed for applications in the infrastructure industry.
Lastly Opposable VR has announced that Alchemy VR’s Director of Marketing and Business Development Emily Smith will be joining Dave Patten, Head of New Media at the Science Museum London to discuss their new project – Space Descent VR with Tim Peake.
VRWC 2017 will run from 11th – 13th April. There are a range of tickets available starting from £20 GBP ex VAT for a single day expo pass, up to £300 ex VAT for the full three-day conference and expo pass. Also available are group discounts which can save up to 20 percent off the full conference and expo pass, see the VRWC website for further details.
As the event draws near VRFocus will bring you any further updates.