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VR Connect – 3 locations, 1 conference

16/5 2018

VR Connect, Filmby Aarhus

VR Connect – 3 locations, 1 conference: Attend the same conference through Virtual Reality

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

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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 to make the audience feel, what the scope and opportunities of VR are.
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. First speaker is Cedric Gamelin from Emblematic Group in L.A talking about The power of VR. He will be physically located in Aarhus, while the participants in Hamburg and Malmö will be watching a live video stream from Aarhus. After Cedric Gamelin the speakers in Hamburg and Malmö will also talk for the participants across the three cities.

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.

In addition to the conference itself, we also offer an exclusive opportunity to try the award-winning VR climate experience ‘Greenland Melting’ which attracted a lot of people at the worldwide known conference South by South-West (SXSW) earlier this year. Emblematic Group is the company behind the experience ‘Greenland Melting’.

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 who have received an invitation, distributed across the three cities, get the opportunity to participate in this exclusive conference

The conference is a part of the EU-project Create Converge, which collects high expertise within the digital visual industry from countries around the Northern Sea, and is hosted by Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Media Evolution, VIA Film & Transmedia, and Filmby Aarhus.

THE SPEAKERS

Cedric Gamelin, VR connect, Emblematic, Filmby Aarhus

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.

Founded in 2007 by Nonny de la Peña, known as the “Godmother of VR”, Emblematic pioneered walk-around virtual reality with the first ever VR documentary, Hunger in Los Angeles, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012. Using cutting-edge techniques such as photo- and videogrammetry, Emblematic’s VR experiences encompass everything from recreations of actual events to fantasy environments and powerful data visualizations. Through their partnerships with global media companies and brands they push the medium of virtual storytelling forward and create immersive experiences that enlighten, empower, and educate audiences.