SOUTHWEST VR Name Changed To VR WORLD CONGRESS (VRWC) – Taking Place At Bristol, UK On April 12, 2016
Opposable VR is hosting the first VR World Congress, previous known as SouthWestVR. The one day VR conference is taking place in Marriott Hotel City Centre at Bristol, UK on April 12 from 9am to 5pm. VR World Congress will bring buyers, sellers and developers from VR and its surrounding industries from across the globe together. It's a fantastic opportunity to connect with the brightest minds in the VR industry and learn about the present and the future of VR.
SouthWest VR was UK's biggest and most successful VR conference, the name change was due to Opposable VR Team's greater vision to cater more conference attendees from UK, other parts of Europe, and VR enthusiasts from rest of the world with a bigger venue.
This year, Opposable VR is upping the ante by introducing a dedicated expo hall packed full of games and products from some of the world's most innovative VR studios. There’s also the introduction of the VR World Congress meeting system and meeting hall, this allows delegates to speak to the people they want, when they want.
VR World Congress will mirror last year's SouthWest VR event with two talk tracks- the first covers a wide range of topics suitable for newcomers to VR and seasoned professionals alike, the second covers the trickier aspects of VR development.
The conference is bringing over 600 buyers, sellers and developers from VR and its surrounding industries from across the globe to Bristol, UK. It's a fantastic opportunity to connect with the brightest minds in the VR industry and learn about the present and the future of VR.
As an opportunity for VR developers and enthusiasts to network, learn, and build partnerships, VR World Congress will be unmatched. The Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR are slated to drop in the first half of 2016, while the consumer editions of the HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR will have been on the market for several months. This makes the VR World Congress a perfect opportunity to observe the market.
Conference organiser Dan Page said “It’s great to finally announce our new conference, last year was a blast but I can’t wait to turn things up to 11 for 2016. Watch this space for announcements as we’re in talks with some seriously awesome people around the globe.”
Expect to meet exhibitors, speakers, buyers, sellers and professionals in VR games development, TV and film, 360° filmmaking, engineering, architecture, augmented reality, architectural visualisation and beyond.
nDreams VP of Marketing David Corless said: “SWVR 2015 was a great opportunity to hear from and meet some of the brightest minds in the VR space. It also allowed us to discover new talent and product, not just in games but from across the whole spectrum of VR applications. Looking towards 2016 we think it makes sense sense for SWVR to take a more global outlook and look forward to attending in its new form as the VR World Congress.”
VRWC Headlined By AMD LiquidVR
VR World Congress is headlined & sponsored by AMD and its LiquidVR™ technology. AMD designs and integrates technology that powers millions of intelligent devices, including Virtual Reality HMDs. AMD's LiquidVR™ technology is aimed at enabling a fully immersive and comfortable virtual reality experience by creating a new programming model that fully exploits the capabilities of modern GPUs, like AMD Radeon™ products.
VR World Congress (VRWC) 2016 Main Agendas
VR World Congress has two main agendas, first is the VR World Congress Exhibition Hall that will be packed with the newest VR technologies and demo experiences. Secondly, there is Talk Track that is separated in two parts:
Talk Track Main Track
The VR World Congress Main Track features talks and panels with some of the leading individuals in virtual reality. Game developers, 360° filmmakers and VR specialists will all be present and giving their thoughts on the current state of VR. These talks incorporate a variety of topics ranging from lessons learned while developing VR content, bringing VR to the mainstream and social VR. Topics covered will include the following:
- Virtual reality and the future of gaming
- Virtual reality in architecture
- Virtual reality in engineering
- Virtual reality filmmaking
- The crossover between VFX and virtual reality
- Virtual reality and data visualisation
- Virtual reality and education
- Virtual reality and medicine
- Virtual reality and engineering
Talk TrackTech Track
While the Main Track features talks that cater to all levels of interest, the Tech Track is specifically designed for hardcore VR enthusiasts and developers. Designed to bring the sharpest minds in VR together, the Tech Track is an ideal way to learn about the bleeding edge of VR development.
Last year's Tech Track featured the likes of Unity 3D, Hammerhead VR, WizDish VR and plenty more. Again, this year we have even more names lined up for a host of interesting and useful talks. Expect to see topics ranging from VR locomotion to Artificial Intelligence, Unity, Unreal and beyond.
VRWC First Round Speaker List Announced
Speakers already confirmed include AMD's Roy Taylor discussing LiquidVR, Paul Deane from BBC and David Fernández Huerta from Land's End developer ustwo. For full and the most current speaker list, keep track on this page.
VRWC 2016 Ticketing & Exhibition Information / Speaker Submission
VRWC 2016 organizer Opposable VR is calling for more speakers and fresh keynote presentation ideas from VR/AR industry leaders. If you are interested to speak and present at VR World Congress Talk Track, you can apply on this page. Or you can get in touch with Dan Page from Opposable VR at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For VR developers or supplier that would like to reserve a exhibition space, please visit this page. For sponsorship opportunity related inquiries visit this page. The tickets are ranging from £32.25 for exhibition only to £250.99 for all access pass. The early birds ticket is currently available for £188.49. Get you ticket on this page.