VR NOW Con & Awards on 15 and 16 November 2017
- International virtual reality conference VR NOW Con in Potsdam and Berlin
- Submit now! Deadline for entries to the VR NOW Awards on 1 October
The VR NOW Con & Awards are back – one day longer and with more awards: the international English-language „VR NOW Con – The Tech Biz Art Conference“ has been extended by a day after the successful premiere in 2016 and will be held this year on Wednesday, 15 November in Potsdam at the Schinkelhalle on Schiffbauerdamm, followed by additional workshops and satellite events on Thursday, 16 November in Berlin and Potsdam. The festive highlight on Wednesday evening will be the presentation of the VR NOW Awards, the first award ceremony in Germany dedicated exclusively to Virtual Reality projects. The four categories were expanded to five as a concession to the great demand and the complex nature of the subject matter
VR NOW Con: current trends, prospects and developments within the industry
The conference addresses the very latest impulses and trends in the Virtual Reality industry, including Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR) and 360° Video. Numerous speakers from around the world will be presenting new business models and sustainable prospects for the successful deployment and the various possibilities of Virtual Reality. Those expected to attend as speakers include Gabo Arora (UNVR, USA), Drew van Wyk (Dreamworks/Amblin, USA), Sarah Kinga Smith (Reverse Engineering Studios, USA/UK/Germany), Christopher Sibley(Phenomenon Media, USA), Lina Reinsbakken (Nornstudio, Norway), Leif Petersen (IGNYTE, Germany), Gayatri Parameswaran (NowHere Media, Germany), Eddie Lou (Sandman Studios, China), Ioullia Isserlis (AnotherWorld, Germany), Thomas Bedenk (Exozet, VR consultant, Germany) and many more. The early bird tariff still applies until 15 October. More at www.vrnowcon.io.
VR NOW Awards in five categories: deadline for entries is 1 October
The VR Now Awards will be presented for the second time during the VR Now Con. This year in five categories: VR NOW Grand Prize, VR Tech Award, VR Industry Award, VR Entertainment Award and VR Impact Award. The awards recognise outstanding technical, business and artistic achievements by the Virtual Reality industry. An expert jury will decide on the winners. Entries can now be submitted with immediate effect until 1 October at http://awards.vrnowcon.io.
The conference and the award ceremony are staged by the Virtual Reality e.V. Berlin-Brandenburg, produced by Booster Space – Made with Love in Berlin and supported by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.
About Virtual Reality e.V. Berlin-Brandenburg
Virtual Reality e.V. Berlin-Brandenburg (VRBB) was founded at the beginning of 2016 as an initiative by several companies from Berlin and Potsdam. There are currently more than 50 Berlin and Brandenburg-based technology companies, research institutes and media enterprises involved alongside UFA, the Hasso Plattner Institute, the Film University, SMI, Exozet, Metropolis VR, Fraunhofer HHI, rbb and Illusion Walk. The association bundles all of the existing expertise on Mixed, Virtual and Augmented Reality in the capital region as a way of making this hub internationally competitive position in this field. VRBB is also one of the four initiators of the MediaTech Hub Potsdam, one of 12 national de:hubs selected by the Federal Ministry of Economics, and the only one with a focus on media technology. The board comprises Stephan Schindler (chair), Sven Bliedung and Henry Bauer. Preparations for setting up the association were supported by Brandenburg's Ministry of Economics, Brandenburg Investand media:net. www.virtualrealitybb.org
About Booster Space – Made with Love in Berlin
The people behind the company Booster Space are the ones managing such events as #gamesweekberlin, the VR NOW Con & Awards, the gamescom congress, Game Cinema, Womenize! and more. Working on the principle of „Connecting Business, Technology and Culture“, they have developed a platform for enthusing about new media by organising conference programmes with international and interdisciplinary speakers. Priority is given to trends rather than hype. Booster Space has also been developing its own VR games (DUEL VR) in Berlin since 2016. Booster supports clients like Kickstarter or Intel Software Europe on building games communities in Europe. www.boosterspace.com
Dr. Kathrin Steinbrenner & Kristian Müller
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