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Immersed Conference Welcomes Over 30 International Future Computing Speakers

By Neil Schneider | ITA Press Releases
5th Annual Event Showcases the Newest Tech and Content in Entertainment, Education, Business, Manufacturing, and Healthcare
 
Toronto, Ontario (October 29, 2018) -Future computing is the practice of turning dreams into reality with computers and computer media through compute performance and platforms, immersive technology, and innovative content and applications. Founded in 2014 and sponsored in part by Intel (Platinum level), Advanced Micro Devices (Silver level), and Lenovo (Media Event Sponsor), Immersed is the leading future computing conference in North America. The event will be held November 8-9, 2018 at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto, Canada.

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Dr. Jon Peddie to Help Kickoff the Immersed Conference

By Neil Schneider | ITA Press Releases

The world’s leading expert on vision processing will share his thoughts on the Future of Visual Computing

Tiburon, Calif. (October 29, 2018)Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry’s research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, today revealed that Dr. Jon Peddie will help kickoff the State of Future Computing sessions at the 5th annual Immersed Conference (http://www.getimmersed.com). Dr. Peddie will share his ideas during a presentation in the Telus Room at 10:45 AM on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto, Canada. Read More

The International Future Computing Association Gathers at Immersed Summit

By Neil Schneider | ITA Press Releases

New Member Benefits Program Goes Live

Toronto, Ontario (September 18, 2018) – The International Future Computing Association (TIFCA) will be holding its first voting class meeting at the Ontario Science Centre on November 7, 2018. The meeting is one-day before the start of the 5th annual Immersed summit held on November 8-9 at the same location.

“Voting class” refers to a level of membership in TIFCA that gives participants a direct influence on the priorities of the organization. “TIFCA meetings are a lightning rod for decision-makers in what’s coming next. By having Immersed right after, many of these same thought leaders and other influential speakers become invaluable business and professional development opportunities for all summit delegates,” said Neil Schneider, Executive Director of TIFCA.

Future computing is the practice of turning dreams into reality with computers and computer media through the pillars of compute performance and platforms, immersive technology, and innovative content and applications. Core technologies include PC, console, cloud, mobile, augmented reality, virtual reality, mixed reality, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. Read More

Immersed 2018 Calls For Future Computing Speakers & Visionaries

By Neil Schneider | ITA Press Releases


Fifth Annual Conference Highlights AI, Compute, Immersive Technology, and Innovative Content & Applications

Toronto, Ontario (June 26, 2018) – Founded in 2014, Immersed is the leading future computing conference and will be held November 8-9, 2018 at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto, Canada. Celebrating its fifth year, Immersed delivers the best opportunities for pursuing business development, top level expertise, and rare media access. Early bird tickets are on sale now!

“Immersed delivers business-building opportunities through world-renowned industry speakers, decision-making executives, and reputable market and media influencers. We are seeking thought leaders and industry experts to share their knowledge on a variety of topics relevant to future computing. Come join us. For five years running, there is only one Immersed,” said Neil Schneider, Executive Director of The International Future Computing Association (TIFCA).
Future computing is the practice of turning dreams into reality with computers and computer media through compute performance and platforms, immersive technology, and innovative content and applications. Core technologies include PC, console, cloud, mobile, augmented reality, virtual reality, mixed reality, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. Immersed 2018 will address future computing in entertainment, education, business, manufacturing, and healthcare. Read More

The International Future Computing Association Launches

By Neil Schneider | ITA Press Releases

Market Leaders join forces to drive computing innovation and market growth

San Francisco, Calif., (Mar 26, 2018) – At a special launch event sponsored by Intel, market leaders announced The International Future Computing Association (TIFCA) which is built from the merging of the Open Gaming Alliance and the Immersive Technology Alliance. TIFCA’s mission is to lay the groundwork and enhance the viability of building what’s next. TIFCA will do this through several key initiatives including: influential membership meetings, stakeholder education, international market-building events, special initiatives, and more. Read More

Welcome to the Future of Intelligent Digital Reality at Immersed 2017

By Neil Schneider | ITA Press Releases


Register Now to Hear International Speakers Present the Latest Advances in Immersive Technologies and the Impact of AI on Digitized Media

Toronto, Canada (Oct 16, 2017) – Immersed 2017 marks the 4th anniversary of the premier East Coast gathering of immersive technology leaders, investors, content makers, creators and end users to experience a showcase of digitized realities and to learn more about the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) and other upcoming technologies. Register today to attend the Immersive Technology Alliance’s (ITA) Immersed conference at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto, Canada, October 19-21. Read More

Immersed Conference Demonstrating Viability of VR / AR / MR / 3D Markets

By Neil Schneider | ITA Press Releases

Celebrating its fourth year, the Immersive Technology Alliance’s (ITA) Immersed conference takes place at the Ontario Science Centre from October 19-21 in Toronto, Canada. Audiences include professionals working in augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), mixed reality (MR), 3D, and organizations that stand to enrich operations by using immersive technologies today.

“We are thrilled to present this year’s keynote speakers: Frank Soqui, General Manager of VR for Intel, a 35-year company veteran; Buzz Hays, immersive film legend and Head of Product for Lytro; and David Parker, a technology consultant whose volunteer work with the terminally ill and virtual reality at Toronto’s Mt. Sinai Hospital has changed lives and earned national press,” said Neil Schneider, president of the Immersive Technology Alliance.

Leading international speakers discuss the media’s not-too-distant future and demonstrate how a multitude of industries are enriching day-to-day operations and customer satisfaction using immersive technologies like AR, VR, and 3D.  The benefits go well beyond business and entertainment; immersive technology is positively impacting lives today.

Notable industry speakers include Space Channel, FORREC, InMediaStudio, IBM (Watson), Chosen Realities, Jon Peddie Research, The Khronos Group, Nvidia, Sophic Capital, Enable Education, and more. Additional speakers will be revealed during the lead-up to the conference.

Intel Corporation is the gold sponsor for Immersed 2017. Participating industries include: entertainment, education, marketing, healthcare, manufacturing and experience design. A discount program is available for students.

Professionals and industry working in the field will learn from market leaders and benefit from valuable networking opportunities throughout the show. Businesses and organizations will learn how immersive technology can positively impact their deliverables today and meet the right people to do it.

Key features of Immersed include a dedicated two plus day professional speaker and education series, a private business-to-business exhibition hall, and several top level networking opportunities including meals for most professional days.

Learn more at www.GetImmersed.com.
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About The Immersive Technology Alliance (The ITA)
Non-profit and non-proprietary, The Immersive Technology Alliance (The ITA) was founded to help build viability for the immersive technology markets such as augmented and virtual reality, stereoscopic 3D, gesture technology, and more.

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Immersed 2017 Opens Call For Speakers

By Neil Schneider | ITA Press Releases

Immersed mediumCanada’s Top Immersive Event for Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Stereoscopic 3D Professionals

Toronto, Canada – May 31, 2017 -The Immersive Technology Alliance’s (ITA) Immersed 2017 conference takes place at the Ontario Science Centre from October 19-22, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. Celebrating its fourth year, Immersed 2017 is for professionals, entrepreneurs and content makers working in the virtual reality, augmented reality, stereoscopic 3D, and holography industries.

Immersed 2017 will feature a large public exhibition hall that showcases immersive experiences and science to over 13,000 potential museum and conference visitors. Featured markets include business, video games, immersive cinema and experiences, education, and broadcasting. Read More

Immersive Technology Alliance Building Safe VR Guidelines

By Neil Schneider | ITA Press Releases

Dr. Michael Madary Leading Responsible Consumer VR Experience Working Group

Toronto, Ontario (May 17, 2016) – The Immersive Technology Alliance (ITA), has secured Dr. Michael Madary, one of the foremost experts on virtual reality (VR) ethics, to lead a new working group on safe practices and responsible consumer targeting for VR content and products.

“Immersive technology holds great promise for new forms of education, social interaction, medical treatment, and artistic expression. My own work, in collaboration with the ITA, is about enabling the well being of end users and the positive outcome of technologies such as virtual reality and augmented reality. We are all still learning what this powerful media is capable of, and the alliance provides a valuable opportunity for technology and content makers to build the required tool sets for safe and viable experiences,” said Dr. Michael Madary, Responsible Consumer VR Experience Working Group Lead. Read More

Immersive Technology Alliance Celebrates Second Birthday

By Neil Schneider | ITA Press Releases

Toronto, Ontario (March 10, 2015) –The Immersive Technology Alliance (ITA), the official trade organization for immersive technologies such as virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and stereoscopic 3D, is celebrating its second year under its new name and mandate.  The alliance was founded in 2009 and features dozens of member companies and organizations.

“With VR and AR products coming to market, the alliance and ITA VR Council are here to facilitate industry-wide viability, advancement and adoption of immersive technology.  We’ve been getting the top names in the same room for years, and there is much to be achieved together,” said Neil Schneider, Executive Director of The Immersive Technology Alliance

“We are excited to join the ITA to work together as an industry to move forward immersive experiences”, said Robert Sterzing, President of Optoma and ITA’s newest member. “As an electronics company focused on engaging consumers with audio-visual products and technologies, we see virtual reality as the next frontier, and it’s important that we get the software, hardware and content aligned and optimized to bring the best experience to consumers.” Read More