TARGET AUDIENCE: Sectors beyond entertainment. We will introduce new ways of using VR in your business.

To sign up, follow the links below:
AARHUS
MALMÖ
HAMBURG

VR Connect is a new type of conference: Through VR and video streaming, you are attending the same conference, whether you are physically located in Aarhus, Hamburg or Malmö. We will not only talk about VR, but we will use VR as a tool so the audience can experience the huge scope and opportunities of VR.

We have three speakers – one in each venue, who will in turn talk about VR within the following three topics; The power of VR, Status quo and the future of VR, and VR as your tool.

Several times during each talk, the speaker shows examples in VR. Participants in all three cities will be wearing their own VR headset, and when the speaker asks them to put on the VR headset, they will all do it simultaneously in all three cities, and a VR experience will synchronously start for all participants. After the VR-experience example, the speaker asks the participants to take the VR headset off again, and the talk will continue either on the stage or on screen, depending on location.

The conference will be held two times on Tuesday, June 12. Due to the format, there are only 30 seats available in each city at the time – in total 60 seats in each city. This means that only 180 people, distributed across the three cities, get the opportunity to participate in this exclusive conference

And let’s connect with each other through our Linkedin Group Create Converge Connect.

THE SPEAKERS

CEDRIC GAMELIN
As Senior Producer at Emblematic Group Cedric leads many initiatives in building groundbreaking experiences and pioneers new avenues for storytelling. His award-winning work as a producer has been showcased in numerous venues and festivals including the Venice International Film Festival, SXSW, Sundance, Art Basel, The White House and the United States Congress.

About Emblematic
Emblematic is one of the world’s foremost producers of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality. Their team of award-winning filmmakers, journalists, designers, and veteran game developers lead the industry in creating fully immersive environments that place the user inside the scene, allowing them to move through, interact, and play with the story.


JAANA NYKÄNEN
Jaana Nykänen, CEO of Divine Robot, has a background in software engineering and gaming. In Divine Robot these two areas constantly converge. A third of the team is educated at The Game Assembly in Malmö, the world’s second best game development education. Together they build large-scale applications used by millions of people worldwide. With technical expertise and creative minds Divine Robot creates user-friendly and purpose-built immersive simulations for various industries.


MATHIEU PRADAT
Mathieu Pradat, CEO of La prairie productions, inscribes his practice within the growing interaction between real and virtual worlds, seen as new territories for stories aiming to bear knowledge and emotions. He explores both linear and interactive narrative forms. His fictions, documentaries and VR works have been selected and awarded throughout the world including Venice Virtual – La Mostra di Venezia (Italy), the Giff & Winterthur (Switzerland), Frankfurt’s Biennale, São Paulo’s Mostra (Brazil), Pantin Côté Courts (France) or Zone Homa Festival of Montreal (Canada).
Website: http://www.mathieupradat.com/


PROGRAMME

MORNING SESSION

9.00 Registration Group
9.30 Welcoming from the three locations – live stream and local
Moderater Aarhus: Therkel Sand, founder of CopenX
Moderater Hamburg: Mathieu Pradat, CEO of La prairie productions
Moderater Malmö: Cecilie Stranger from BoostHbg
9.45 Experience 1: The Power of VR
Host: Filmby Aarhus & VIA
Streamed to: Hamburg and Malmö
Speaker: Cedric Gamelin, Senior Producer at Emblematic Group
10.15 QnA live stream
10.25 Experience 2: Status Quo and the Future of VR
Host: Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein
Streamed to: Aarhus and Malmö
Speaker: Mathieu Pradat, CEO of La prairie productions
10.55 QnA live stream
11.05 25 min Coffee Break
11.30 Experience 3: VR as Your Tool
Host: Media Evolution
Streamed to: Hamburg and Aarhus
Speaker: Jaana Nykänen, CEO of Divine Robot
12.00 QnA live stream
12.10 Wrap-up and Local Panel Discussion
12.30 End of morning session

FOR BOTH MORNING- AND AFTERNOON SESSION PARTICIPANTS

12.30-14.00 Joint lunch for both morning- and afternoon groups
and
Playground-Expo
PLAYGROUND EXPO INFO:
AARHUS:
“Greenland Melting is among the first VR films to compete at the 2017 Venice Film Festival”

In Aarhus we will have one VR-experience Greenland Melting from Emblematic Group in L.A. When you are signed up for VR Connect, you will soon receive a link, where you can pre book a time slot of 10 minutes to try out the experience.

On the heels of the United State’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate agreement, Emblematic’s Greenland Melting provides a rare, up-close view of icy Arctic scenery that’s disappearing faster than predicted.
Emblematic used an unprecedented mix of formats and techniques to create Greenland Melting:

  • Dimensionalized 360° video
  • High-fidelity CG models
  • Multi-layered 3D data visualizations
  • High-resolution photogrammetry
  • Holograms of two NASA researchers

For more info: www.emblematicgroup.com/experiences/greenland-melting/

MALMÖ:

In Malmö we will have a larger EXPO area with the possibility to try several different VR experiences for the whole day.

HAMBURG:
The EXPO in Hamburg is VRHAM! Just next door to VR Connect. VRHAM! is the first Virtual Reality Arts festival.

Be the first to explore the exciting and creative VR-experiences of VRHAM!
It is free of charge – pre book tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.de/o/vrham-festival-17180834835

AFTERNOON SESSION

13.30 Registration Group
14.00 Welcoming from the three locations (live stream and local)/Welcome at location and intro of the day’s procedure
Moderater Aarhus: Therkel Sand, founder of CopenX
Moderater Hamburg: Mathieu Pradat, CEO of La prairie productions
Moderater Malmö: Cecilie Stranger from BoostHbg
14.15 Experience 1: The Power of VR
Host: Filmby Aarhus & VIA
Streamed to: Hamburg and Malmö
Speaker: Cedric Gamelin, Senior Producer at Emblematic Group
14.45 QnA live stream
14.55 Experience 2: Status Quo and the Future of VR
Host: Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein
Streamed to: Aarhus and Malmö
Speaker: Mathieu Pradat, CEO of La prairie productions
15.25 QnA live stream
15.35 25 min Coffee Break
16.00 Experience 3: VR as Your Tool
Host: Media Evolution
Streamed to: Hamburg and Aarhus
Speaker: Jaana Nykänen, CEO of Divine Robot
16:30 QnA live stream
16.40 Wrap-up and Local Panel Discussion
17.00 End of afternoon session

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