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World’s Leading Immersive Products, Experts, and Industry Join Forces at Immersed

By November 13, 2014December 9th, 2015TIFCA Press Releases

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Over 40 Speakers and First-Look Exhibition Will Build Market and Wow Audiences

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Nov 13, 2014) – Organized by The Immersive Technology Alliance, the Immersed conference features two days of sessions by worldwide virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and 3D experts. It takes place at 99 Sudbury in Toronto, Ontario on Sunday November 23rd to Monday November 24th. Full registration includes sessions, meals, and priority exhibit access.

“AMD Radeon™ GPUs and AMD Accelerated Processing Units are widely recognized as high-performance platforms for augmented, gestural and virtual reality technologies,” said David Nalasco, Senior Technical Marketing Manager, AMD. “We are proud to support Immersed as an opportunity to foster new Canadian expertise in these exciting areas of graphics innovation.”

Premium level sponsors include Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) and ImmersiON-VRelia. Founding Partners are Canada Media Fund and Ontario Centres of Excellence. The Network of Angel Organizations of Ontario, The Khronos Group, The Canadian 3D and Advanced Imaging Society and more are Immersed promotion partners.

“ImmersiON-VRelia’s mission is to drive human evolution through the mass adoption of VR. For instance, you can now easily have access to NASA scientific information, the solar system, and the circulatory system; all in an immersive environment, on a smartphone, and at a very low cost,” said Manuel Gutierrez-Novelo, founder and CEO of ImmersiON-VRelia. “We’re excited to share and showcase our ideas and technology at Immersed!”

Sample international speakers include John Gaeta (The Matrix Trilogy Academy Award winner, Lucasfilm), Mary Spio (Next Galaxy), Neil Trevett (The Khronos Group, Nvidia), Scott Broock (Jaunt), Shannon Blake Gans (New Deal Studios), Karl Krantz (Silicon Valley Virtual Reality), and more. Canada’s Habib Zargarpour (Creative Director, Microsoft Studios), Gord Harris (Christie Digital), David Nalasco (AMD), James Milward (Secret Location), Ana Serrano (Canadian Film Centre Media Lab), Ray Sharma (XMG Studio), James Stewart (Geneva Film Company), and more will also be speaking.

“I’m thrilled to be joining such a fantastic lineup of immersive technology pioneers and visionaries. SVVR is proud to support Immersed and its organizers as we share a common goal of helping to build a large and diverse industry,” said Karl Krantz, Founder and Curator of Silicon Valley Virtual Reality (SVVR) Meetup and Conference.

Exhibition features immersive experiences and technology by Occupied VR (David Cronenberg Experience) and the Canadian Film Centre, Jaunt, Dimension Technology Inc., and exclusive first-sight material! Register now as spots are limited, paid registrants get access priority.

Professionals and entrepreneurs alike are encouraged to attend. Representatives from the media, investment community, and the world’s leading expertise will be at Immersed. All the tools needed to firm up a career or business with immersive content or technology will be present.

Immersed features a training stream for content makers learning about the latest technologies on both desktop and mobile platforms. Recognized experts include Sebastien Kuntz (MiddleVR), Ben Miller (Wemo Lab), Dr. Jason Jerald (Nextgen Interactions), and Arun Kulshreshth (University of Central Florida).

Temporary code “ImmerseMe” reduces registration by $75. Deeply discounted exhibition options available for qualified early start-ups requiring media and investment group attention. Contests and prizes to be announced!

Free exhibition opens to the general public on the Sunday afternoon. Limited space! Register for free online and in advance.

To learn more about Immersed visit:

About The Immersive Technology Alliance (The ITA)

Immersed is organized by The ITA. Non-profit and non-proprietary, it’s the official voice and industry body for technologies like augmented and virtual reality, 3D, gesture technology, and more.

Carol Warren
Crew Communications
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