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Ex-Sony VR Specialist Jed Ashforth Will be Hosting the VRTGO Conference 2017

Tickets for the conference and expo are still available.

VRTGO will be making its return this November for the fourth consecutive year, bringing together industry leaders in the fields of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR). Organiser Secret Sauce has now announced that the host for the event will be none other than Jed Ashforth one of the co-founders of Realised Realities, a VR consultancy firm.

Ashforth is best known for his involvement with PlayStation VR, having previously worked as Immersive Experience Specialist and Senior Gameplay Designer for VR Experiences at Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE).

“I was incredibly excited to have been asked to host VRTGO this year and to have an opportunity to give a talk, too! I love attending VRTGO, it’s always brilliant,” said Ashforth in a statement. “It brings together a fascinating mix of experts, business leaders, creatives and developers from many different sectors involved in VR. For me it’s become an annual opportunity to discover so many ideas and applications from the wide, weird world of VR that are going to impact all our futures.

“It’s always a good day, everyone’s friendly, we have a lot of laughs, and I always learn a lot. And it doesn’t hurt that the location is pretty spectacular too. Even with me as Host, it promises to be a brilliant conference again this year!”

Jed Ashforth

Jed will be joined on stage by some well known names within the industry, including Nick Whiting, Technical Director of VR at Epic Games whose session will be on “The Road to Robo Recall and Beyond”; Thor Gunnarsson, CEO Solfar Studios, with “Surfing Peaks, Surviving Troughs: Navigating Through VR’s Hype Cycle”; Jeremy Dalton, VR/AR Lead, PwC discussing “Virtual Reality: Now and in the Future,” and many more.

VRTGO is being held at the Baltic Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK, on 1st and 2nd November 2017. Tickets for the full event are still available for £255 GBP plus fees. For any further updates, keep reading VRFocus.

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