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Sunday, October 4, 2015


FREE Public Immersive Tech Exhibition

The public exhibition is free for the general public and will be running from 1:00PM to 5:00PM on the Sunday afternoon.  Register in advance at Eventbrite for the free public ticket to ensure you can get in.  Paid delegates are automatically registered.

Professional Workshops

We will have advanced workshops and sessions running in the conference room beginning at 1:00PM.  The lineup is subject t change.

To qualify for entry, a full access ticket is required that covers all three days.  It is not possible to register for just the workshop day.  The current lineup is detailed below.

Sunday, October 4, 2015



12:00PM – 1:00PM Registration / Badge Pick-up
1:00PM – 1:45PM Human Centered Design for VR

Dr. Jason Jerald, Principle Consultant
NextGen Interactions

2:00PM – 2:45PM Working With Immersive Audio For Virtual Reality

Jan Nordmann, Senior Director Business Development, New Media
Fraunhofer USA Digital Media Technologies Division

3:00PM – 3:45PM Making Effective Use of Gesture Control Devices

Ben Miller, Director of Content Development


Monday, October 5, 2015


Main Conference Access Required (Monday & Tuesday)

8:30AM – 9:45AM Registration, Breakfast on Arrival
9:45AM – 10:00AM Opening Remarks
10:00AM – 10:30AM KEYNOTE: The Tipping Point For Virtual Reality

  • Sasa Marinkovic, AMD
10:30AM – 11:00AM A Look at VR Then & Now

  • Bernie Roehl, University of Waterloo
11:00AM – 11:30AM Graphics Market Analysis

  • Jon Peddie, Jon Peddie Research
11:30AM – 12:00PM Immersive Tech Market Analysis

  • Sean Peasgood, Sophic Capital
12:00PM – 1:30PM Lunch / Exhibits
1:30PM – 2:15PM What’s Under the Hood

  • Moderator: Alex Davies, Tom’s Hardware
  • Sasa Marinkovic, AMD
  • Arto Ruotsalainen, Basemark
  • Jon Peddie, Jon Peddie Research
2:15PM – 3:00PM The Audio of VR

  • Jason Jerald, Nextgen Interactions
  • Jan Nordmann, Fraunhofer
  • Mary Spio, Next Galaxy Corp.
3:00PM – 3:30PM KEYNOTE: Conversing With Phil Chen, Founder of HTC Vive

  • Phil Chen, Chief Content Officer, HTC
3:30PM – 3:45PM BREAK
3:45PM – 4:15PM The Museum of Tomorrow

  • Ricardo Laganaro, O2 Filmes
4:15PM – 4:45PM What’s in a Gesture?

  • Kharis O’Connell, HUMAN
4:45PM – 5:15PM Framestore VR

  • TBA
5:15PM – 6:00PM Futurists Panel

  • Moderator: Neil Schneider, ITA
  • Phil Chen, HTC
  • Richard Marks, Sony PlayStation
  • Sasa Marinkovic, AMD
  • Andrew McGovern, IM360
6:00PM – 9:00PM Cocktail Reception


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Main Conference Access Required (Monday, Tuesday)

8:30AM – 9:30AM Breakfast on Arrival
9:30AM – 10:00AM Working With Holograms

  • Prof. Michael Page, OCADU
10:00AM – 10:45AM KEYNOTE: Sony PlayStation VR

  • Richard Marks, Sony PlayStation Magic Lab
10:45AM – 11:15AM The Fort York Experience:  Recreating History with Augmented Reality

  • Srinivas Krishna, AWE Company Ltd.
11:15AM – 12:00PM Moving Movies to VR

  • Jose Luis Navarro, InMediaStudio
1:30PM – 2:15PM Immersive Gaming Panel

  • Moderator: Lucas Cochran, Discovery Channel
  • Dario Laverde, HTC
  • Ben Miller, WEVR
  • Guillaume Gouraud, Starbreeze Studios
  • Richard Marks, Sony Computer Entertainment
2:15PM – 3:00PM KEYNOTE: Immersive Cinema

  • Andrew McGovern, IM360
3:00PM – 3:30PM Latest VR Simulator Technology

  • Gord Harris, Christie Digital
3:30PM – 4:00PM Relax!  It’s VR!

  • Josh Farkas, Cubicle Ninjas
4:00PM – 4:15PM BREAK
4:15PM – 5:00PM The Tools and Craft of Immersive Story Telling & Broadcast

  • Moderator: Ana Serrano, The Canadian Film Centre
  • Steven Antturi, IM360
  • Voltolina Guido, Nokia Technologies Inc.
  • Dylan Pearce, Filmmaker
5:00PM – 5:30PM VR Content Distribution & Preparing for the Metaverse

  • Mary Spio, Next Galaxy Corp