GDC Hosting Virtual Reality Developers Conference (VRDC) 2016 @ San Francisco on November 2 – 3, 2016

“Listen to the top VR talking heads in this VR-conly conference aiming at all areas of the industry.”

Held alongside Game Developers Conference 2016 in San Francisco, VRDC — the Virtual Reality Developers Conference — taps expertise from the video game, entertainment and tech fields to discuss the state of the art in making amazing, immersive VR (and AR) at a new standalone, industry-leading event.



This new event will expand beyond games. exploring interactive experiences of all kinds in the VR and AR spaces. Conference programming will have applicability both for the burgeoning masses of VR/AR game developers and those working in VR/AR for non-game, entertainment immersive applications, from CG movies to filmed experiences and beyond.


The Virtual Reality Developers Conference (VRDC), the premier event for creators of immersive VR (and AR) experiences, today announced dates and location for its second edition – its first standalone event. Bringing an expanded focus and new Advisory Board, the two-day event will bring together designers, programmers, business professionals, producers, artists, and audio practitioners to share best practices, demo new technology, create new business partnerships, and exchange ideas with innovators shaping the industry.


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VR/AR Innovation Report – Free Download

VRDC is offering a VR/AR Industry Report, you can download it on this page upon entering your basic information! Gain insight into virtual and augmented reality development and industry, including platforms, funding and etc…


The result is a poll and survey conducted by VRDC, with more than 500 virtual reality professionals to illuminate key trends and industry drivers:

  • The most popular VR/AR platforms for developers
  • Surprising source of funding for VR projects
  • Challenges to widespread adoption

This data was collected, organized and presented by the UBM Game Network, organizers of the Virtual Reality Developers Conference (VRDC) and the Game Developers Conference (GDC).

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VRDC 2016 Event Details

November 2 – 3, 2016
Park Central Hotel
50 Third Street,
San Francisco,
United States
Event Focus
Event Type
Conference with Expo
Event Website
Event Contact
+1 415-947-6926

VRDC’s Second Edition: November 2016
To meet the growing demand for high-quality content in the space, VRDC’s second edition will expand to cover virtual and augmented reality in games, entertainment, brand experience, and a wide range of innovative use cases. Sessions from NASA and Chernobyl VR Project have been confirmed, reflecting the event’s broad scope and top tier content.

“Now that VR platforms have hit the market, virtual experiences that entertain, inform, and provide entirely new ways to engage are increasingly in demand,” explained Meggan Scavio, General Manager, VRDC and GDC. “We’re thrilled to provide the highest quality content for VR developers, while exploring innovative applications for the technology across entertainment, healthcare, journalism, travel, manufacturing, retail, live events, real estate, training, and so much more.”

Call for Submissions Now Open: VRDC is seeking the latest research and innovations in VR for November’s lineup. Potential speakers may submit detailed technical and business-centric talks today through July 8, 2016. For more information, visit:www.vrdconf.com/conference/c4p/

New Advisory Board: An unprecedented advisory board of top names in VR will lead content for the show, including representatives from major platform holders such as Google (Noah Falstein), Oculus (Robert Stevenson), and Valve (Chet Faliszek), as well as creators behind experiences like Job Simulator (Alex Schwartz, Owlchemy Labs), Fantastic Contraption (Colin Northway) & VR experience experts like Pete Isensee (HBO Labs), Jazmin Cano (High Fidelity), Timoni West (Unity Labs),Tracey John (Havas Health) & Christina Heller (VR Playhouse).

Show Floor + Exhibitor Opps: VRDC will include a significant vendor area showcasing the latest innovations and advances in Virtual Reality. Those interested in exhibiting at this year’s show should visit www.ubmgamenetwork.com/vrdc for more information.

VRDC’s first edition was held alongside the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in March 2016 with two sold out tracks covering VR/AR for Games and Entertainment.

As part of the VRDC portfolio, organizers intend to continue running VRDC Game and Entertainment sessions alongside the Game Developers Conference in February 2017. More information on these sessions will be available in the near future.

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About the UBM Game Network
A core provider of essential information to the professional game industry, the UBM Game Network offers market-defining content, and drives community through its award winning lineup of print, online, event and research products and services. These include the Game Developers Conference®, the Virtual Reality Developers Conference, Gamasutra.com, the Game Career Seminars and GameCareerGuide.com, the Independent Games Festival and Summit, and the Game Developers Choice Awards. Visit: www.ubmgamenetwork.com.


UBM Americas
UBM Americas, a part of UBM plc, delivers events and marketing services in the fashion, technology, licensing, advanced manufacturing, automotive and powersports, healthcare, veterinary and pharmaceutical industries, among others. Through a range of aligned interactive environments, both physical and digital, UBM Americas increases business effectiveness for customers and audiences through meaningful experiences, knowledge and connections. The division also includes UBM Brazil’s market leading events in construction, cargo transportation, logistics & international trade, and agricultural production; and UBM Mexico’s, construction, advanced manufacturing and hospitality services shows. For more information, visit:www.ubmamericas.com.

Author: VR Reporter

I am a hi-tech enthusiast, VR evangelist, and a Co-founder & Chief Director at Virtual Reality Reporter!

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