Register now for VRDC Fall 2017, because prices go up next week!

Heads up, VR enthusiasts: Organizers of the Virtual Reality Developers Conference want to make sure you know that the price of registering for VRDC Fall 2017 will increase a bit next Wednesday, July 26th at 11:59 PM Pacific! 

This is important because if you’re thinking about attending, you should register now at a discounted rate to save up to $400!

VRDC Fall 2017 is a big deal because it’s one of the premier places to learn from (and hang out with) the movers and shakers who are working on the cutting edge of VR, AR, and MR development.

When you register you’ll be securing access to a very special two‐day event that will bring together experts from multiple industries to share best practices, demo new technology, create new business partnerships, and exchange ideas with innovators shaping the industry.

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Attend VRDC Fall 2017 and get expert insight into VR monetization!

Organizers of the Virtual Reality Developers Conference are working hard to prepare for VRDC Fall 2017, and today they want to quickly let you know about two great sessions taking place at the event, which is happening September 21-22 at a bigger, better venue in San Francisco!

Notably, Google’s own Michael Almeraris will be at VRDC Fall 2017 to share some cutting-edge insights into the business of promoting and monetizing mobile VR games and experiences.

His talk on “Mobile VR Discovery and Monetization: Lessons from Daydream” will offer a frank breakdown of best practices in mobile VR platform discovery and the various types of monetization strategies the Google Daydream team has seen among the 130+ apps that have launched on Daydream.

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VRDC Fall 2017 features talks from NASA and the Arizona Sunshine devs!

Heads up, VR enthusiasts: Virtual Reality Developers Conference officials want to quickly let you know about two more exciting sessions happening at VRDC Fall 2017 this year, which takes place September 21-22 at a bigger, better venue in San Francisco!

VRDC organizers are excited to welcome the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s own Nathaniel Guy to VRDC Fall 2017, where he’ll be delivering a fascinating talk on “Mixed Reality for Space Exploration.”

Using MR/VR applications, the scientists and engineers at NASA JPL can plan activities for the Mars Curiosity rover and analyze Martian geology while walking on a 3D reconstruction of the Martian surface. Guy’s session will present recent projects that leverage immersive technology to tackle unique visualization and interaction challenges, and discuss research that shows the beneficial effects of using MR to accomplish these tasks.

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Get expert advice on mixed-reality game design at VRDC Fall 2017!

Organizers of the Virtual Reality Developers Conference would like to quickly let you know about two standout sessions taking place later this year at VRDC Fall 2017, which takes place September 21-22 at a bigger, better venue in San Francisco!

Notably, XEODesign president Nicole Lazzaro will be at the show to give a cutting-edge talk on mixed-reality game design. Her “‘Matrix’ vs. Pokemon Go: The Mixed Reality Battle for the Holodeck” session will feature 3 compelling future MR scenarios to illustrate 5 core MR design techniques.

Lazzaro will draw on her 20+ years of interactive experience design as she dives deep into the design requirements for compelling MR that takes advantage of virtual world overlays, depth maps of existing terrain, NPC and object interaction, and character customization.  If you have any interest in creating effective, impactful mixed-reality games and experiences, don’t miss it! Continue reading

Get expert guidance on building for VR and AR at VRDC Fall 2017!

If you work in VR/AR/MR or are thinking about making the leap, Virtual Reality Developers Conference organizers want you to know about two great sessions at VRDC Fall 2017, which takes place September 21-22 at a bigger, better venue in San Francisco!

First off we’re proud to welcome Harvey Ball, a longtime developer who will be delivering a fantastic talk on “VRTK and How to Make Developing For VR Easier” during the show.

Ball is a developer on VRTK, the VR toolkit for Unity 3D, and he plans to showcase all of the features that VRTK offers developers and how they can be extended and customized for building new VR experiences.

This is a big deal because VRTK has evolved over the last year from a few simple scripts into a fully fledged VR development community that provides a base for existing and new developers to put their ideas into virtual reality. Many lessons have been learned along the way, and attendees will understand how easy it can be for anyone to start developing in VR (via VRTK) and share insights into the VR community to help with the learning curve.

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At VRDC Fall 2017, learn how VR helps foster creativity and furthers science

Good news, VR enthusiasts: Virtual Reality Developers Conference organizers have a pair of great sessions in store for you at VRDC Fall 2017, which takes place September 21-22 at a bigger, better venue in San Francisco!

Organizers are proud to host Aldis Sipolins, head of VR and game design at IBM Research, as he presents a VRDC Fall 2017 talk on “Why Virtual Reality and Machine Learning are Good for Science.”

Check out this talk to get your first look at cutting-edge research using machine learning to enhance memory in VR. Subjects play a color memory game while sensors (brain activity, eye-tracking, heartrate) record data, and personalized machine learning models use this sensor data to predict memory. A follow-up study seeks to enhance memory in real-time and uncover the neural signature of presence.

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Attend VRDC Fall 2017 and get expert advice on making better VR spaces

As the event draws closer, organizers of the Virtual Reality Developers Conference are proud to announce two more great sessions for VRDC Fall 2017, which takes place September 21-22 at a bigger, better venue in San Francisco!

Both of these sessions are part of the conference’s Innovation track of talks, which encompasses experts from around the world sharing insight into how virtual- and augmented-reality technologies have the power to positively influence nearly all aspects of our lives.

For example, Mahdi Azmandian’s VRDC Fall 2017 talk on “The Science and Engineering of Redirected Walking” is all about how the perceptual illusion of “redirected walking” (example diagram above) can help VR users feel like they’re enmeshed in a vast open space.

Azmandian is a research assistant at USC’s Mixed Reality Lab, and his talk will give attendees a comprehensive look at both the theory of redirected walking and how it is deployed in practice. His session will also introduce the Redirected Walking Toolkit: an open-source collection of scientifically proven redirection techniques designed to be deployed with minimal development overhead.

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Attend VRDC Fall 2017 to learn about VR trends and bringing the NBA experience to VR

Today, organizers of the Virtual Reality Developers Conference are proud to highlight another pair of great talks that will be taking place at VRDC Fall 2017 from September 21-22 at a bigger, better venue in San Francisco!

Don’t miss your opportunity to save money by registering for the conference early — you can still register for passes at a discounted rate!

VRDC Fall 2017 is the place to be if you want to stay on top of everything that’s happening in the VR/AR industries, in part because of great sessions like EEDAR VP Patrick Walker’s Games & Entertainment track talk on “Data and Insights in the VR Market 2017.”

Walker leads a team of data-driven game industry experts, and in his talk he’ll be giving VRDC Fall 2017 attendees a deep dive into data and insights gleaned from the first two years of consumer VR.

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Come to VRDC Fall 2017 for expert tips on designing and demoing VR experiences

Heads up, VR fans: Organizers of the Virtual Reality Developers Conference are excited to highlight two more great sessions for VRDC Fall 2017, which is happening September 21-22 at a bigger, better venue in San Francisco!

Don’t miss your opportunity to save money by registering for the conference early — you can still register for passes at a discounted rate!

And while you’re at the conference, don’t miss audio and game dev wizard Richard Ludlow’s talk on “Crafting Immersive Audio Experiences in VR”! It’s part of VRDC Fall 2017’s Games & Entertainment track of talks, and it’s worth seeing because Ludlow  aims to educate and empower VR developers by exploring advanced immersion techniques with regards to audio.

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Learn about overcoming the design challenges of developing VR experiences at VRDC Fall 2017!

Organizers of the Virtual Reality Developers Conference are excited to highlight two intriguing sessions for VRDC Fall 2017, which is happening September 21-22 at a bigger, better venue in San Francisco!

First up is a talk on the VRDC Fall 2017 Innovation track  which discusses how modern neuroscience can provide key insights for VR, and covers three areas that present challenges and opportunities for VR developers.

In his talk “A Game Designers Overview of the Neuroscience of VR,” President of The Inspiracy (and most recently Chief Game Designer at Google) Noah Falstein will look at the basic neuroscience of Immersion, Motion, and Emotion and provide context from a designer’s view of the science necessary for effective use of VR.

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