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Registration Open For ITA Annual Meeting

By February 24, 2015December 9th, 2015TIFCA News
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The Immersive Technology Alliance is proud to reveal our agenda for our annual meeting taking place March 4, 2015 at 9:00 AM PST at SF Green Space at EEFG in San Francisco, California – close to the Game Developers Conference (GDC) Moscone Center venue. This meeting is possible thanks to sponsorship from The Khronos Group and ImmersiON-VRelia. Refreshments will be served, so arrive about 10 minutes early!

Scheduled speakers for the public portion include:

  • Neil Trevett, President of The Khronos Group (Makers of OpenGL, WebGL, etc.)
  • Alex Chu, Interaction Designer at Samsung Research America (Gear VR)
  • Dr. Jon Peddie, Jon Peddie Research
  • Frank Vitz, Creative Director, Crytek (Formerly Creative Director of Frostbite team at DICE)
  • Ethan Schur, CMO, ImmersiON-VRelia
  • Bertrand Nepveu, CEO, VRvana
  • Colin Shin, EVP & Co-Founder, Siliconarts
  • David Cole, Co-Founder, NextVR
  • Josh Farkcas, CEO, Cubicle Ninjas (Private Portion)
  • Neil Schneider, Executive Director, The Immersive Technology Alliance

The meeting will discuss the alliance’s progress, open standards, and the market’s future according to several industry leaders. We are also proud to welcome Samsung as a guest speaker at the annual meeting. Samsung’s Alexander Chu will deliver a 25-minute presentation on how space, environment, and perspective relate in VR, and how this interplay affected the design of Milk VR. This session will be non-technical in nature and could apply to various VR related disciplines and products.

The Immersive Technology Alliance is also proud to be a media sponsor for the second annual GDC VR Mixer being put on by Silicon Valley Virtual Reality (SVVR) and San Francisco Virtual Reality (SFVR).

“We are delighted to be working with the ITA once again to provide a home for the VR industry during GDC,” said Karl Krantz, Curator of Silicon Valley Virtual Reality (SVVR).

Taking place Thursday, March 5 from 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM in downtown San Francisco at Temple, it features 20,000 sq. ft. of space and will feature the newest virtual reality technology with plenty of space to socialize. Independent developers will benefit from an open floor of demo tables so you can show your stuff to participating media and industry.