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VRDays Europe invites international high-class experts to present emerging and immersive technologies across business, science and art.

During Immersive Tech Week, speakers are invited to take part in conferences, talks, round tables and panels IRL at de Doelen.


TOP Speakers 2022

Diederik Gommers
Professor Intensive Care Medicine at Erasmus MC
Markus Reinisch
VP Public Policy Europe, Middle East and Africa at Meta
Mavi Sanchez Vives
ICREA Research Professor
Mel Slater
Distinguished Investigator and VR Researcher at University of Barcelona
Melodie Mousset
Award Winning Artist and Co-Founder of PatchXR
Michel van der Aa
Composer / Director
Bas Boorsma
Chief Digital Officer of the City of Rotterdam
Kim Dekeyser
Researcher in instructional design and technology at ITEC (interdisciplinairy research group of KU Leuven and imec)
Jussi Mäkinen
Chief Brand Officer at Varjo
Gijs den Butter
Co-Founder and CPO at SenseGlove
Jan Verwoerd
Owner at 360Fabriek
Skip Rizzo
Director of Medical Virtual Reality and Research Professor at USC
Lars Riedemann
Founder and Medical Director at Medical Extended Reality Accelerator Heidelberg
Mark Sage
Executive Director at AR for Enterprise Alliance (AREA)
Marloes Pomp
Founding Contributor at Dutch DAO
Max Louwerse
Professor of Cognitive Psychology & Artificial Intelligence at Tilburg University
Michel van Genderen
Internist-Intensivist at Erasmus MC
Mirjam Vosmeer
Senior Researcher at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Tom De Koninck
Senior Consultant at TNO
Ali Eslami
Artist at ALLLESSS
Arno Freeke
Coordinator XR-Zone at Delft University of Technology - NewMedia Centre
Carlos Bayod Lucini
Project Director at Factum Foundation
Carlos Calva
Founder at Midbrain
Cassandra de Klerck
Founder at Virtual Acting Studio
Celine Daemen
Director of Eurydice, A Descent Into Infinity
Gabriella Chihan Stanley
Cofounder & Creative Director at Vrisch
Christophe Bruchansky
Founder & developer at
Harmen van Sprang
Co-founder and CEO at Sharing Cities Alliance + Sentience
Ifigeneia (Ifi) Mavridou
Lead Affect Engineer & Research Consultancy Manager at Emteq Labs
Jan Kroupa
Senior Magician at Allodium Games
Kevin Williams
Co-founder at Spider Entertainment
Krista Hoek
Resident anaesthesiology, PhD candidate at LUMC
Lars Riedemann
Founder and Medical Director at Medical Extended Reality Accelerator Heidelberg
Dr. Oliver Schreer
Head of Research Group at Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute
Ivano Salonia
XR Artist - Art Director
Sarah Hashkes
CEO at Radix Motion
Sönke Kirchof
CEO at INVR.Space GmbH
Toby Coffey
Head of Digital Development at National Theatre London
Vivian Hsueh Hua Chen
Associate Professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam
Joris Weijdom
XR Research at HKU University of the Arts Utrecht
Joost Raessens
Professor and Chair of Media Theory at Utrecht University
Oliver Woehler
Enterprise Lead EMEA at PicoXR
Nicole Alexander
Global Head of Marketing at Meta
Jared Ficklin
Chief Creative Technologist at Argodesign
Paul Mezier
Executive Producer, VR Games at Novelab
Alex Foster
Business Development Manager at RiVR
Baboo Liao
Director at Shakespeare's Wild Sisters Group
Carl Boel
Education & Training co-chair at XR Valley
Doruk Eker
Creative Developer and Founder at Orb Amsterdam
Fréderic Lecompte
Co founder & CEO at BackLight
Gert-Jan Brok
Co-founder and CEO at inMotion VR
Remco Hoogendijk
Innovation Manager at Sint Maartenskliniek
Yanki Margalit
Executive Partner at Innodo Ventures
Timmy Ghiurau
Innovation Leader at Volvo Cars
Miriam Reiner
Prof. ;Founder at Technion, NeuCogs
Aura Seikkula
Artistic Director at Aalto Triennale
Krzysztof (Chris) Wróbel
CEO & Founder at Virbe
Sylvie Dijkstra-Soudarissanane
Senior Researcher at TNO
Abdullah Ba Mashmos
Founder and CEO at Hakawati Studio
Ioana Mischie
Victor Pardhino
Co-Founder and CEO at Sense of Space
Alexander Klippel
Professor & Chair at Wageningen University & Research
Manex Darceles
Co-founder & CEO at Miru Studio
Tilo Hartmann
Professor Virtual Reality and Communication at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Okke Scholten
National Contact Point (NCP) Digital at Dutch Enterprise Agency (RVO)
Rui Prada
Researcher at INESC-ID
Ian Biscoe
Professor Transdisciplinary Design Networks at Design Academy Eindhoven
Nicolas van de Kerkhof
Business Creation Manager at EIT Health
Teri Yarbrow
Chief Visionary Officer at MagikaVRx
Richard Burki
Founder and Creative Director at Future Phonic Studios
Dana-Maria Faneker
Founder at CaptainVR
David Burch
Sales Director at ArborXR
Annastina Haapasaari
Project Manager at The Finnish National Opera and Ballet
Beata Wilczek
Founder and Director at Unfolding Strategies
Margherita Landi
Choreographer, media artist
Blies Brothers
Film directors / Authors at a_BAHN
Thomas de Bruyne
Xperience Lab Lead at Delitte
Jose Ferrer Costa
Innovation and projects, family doctor at Badalona Serveis Assistencials
Boudewijn Koopmans
Projectmanager Amsterdam Time Machine at University of Amsterdam
Liesbeth Kruijs and Caressa Thera
Founders at Knuffelmakers
Alexander Meijers
Global XR & Metaverse Technology Lead at Avande
Alexandra Nancarrow
Chief of Strategy and Partnerships at VR Motion Learning
Axel Dietrich
Co-founder and CEO at Vrisch
Ben Greenhough
Head of Sports Research at Rezzil
Carine de Potter
President at Moodify
Carlos J. Ochoa
Founder and CEO at ONE Digital Consulting
Doğu Çivicik
Director of Events at VR Future
Emilie Joly
EO and Co-Founder at Zoe Immersive
Freek Zwanenberg
Moderator at Netwerk Mediawijsheid
Lieke Michiels van Kessenich
Senior advisor international R&I at RVO
Manfred Pieper
Regional Marketing Manager Central Europe at PNY Technologies
Dr. Marco Sacco
Senior Researcher at CNR-STIIMA
Mariëtte van Huijstee
Research Coordinator Responsible Tech at Rathenau Instituut
Omar Niamut
Director of Science at TNO
Orestis Georgiou
Head of R&D Partnerships at Ultraleap
Pablo Cesar
Group Leader at CWI
Sam Mateosian
CEO at Driftspace
Sile Sibanda
Creative Producer/Presenter at StoryTrials/Freelance Presenter
Susanne Vos
Creative Lead at Alumni WDKA
Wijnand IJsselsteijn
Professor of Human-Technology Interaction at Eindhoven University of Technology
Vincent van den Tol
Founder/CEO at imedu B.V.
Viola Flambé
Die weisse Büffelfrau
Eugène Kuipers
CEO and Founder at Fectar
Rob Koenen
CBO/Co-founder at Tiledmedia
Frits Klok
CEO at Tiledmedia
Patrick de Lange
Founder and CEO at Sound
Nico Patz
Innovation Manager at Deutsche Welle
Dinesh Punni
Founder and CEO at Immersive insiders
Jon Martinez
CEO at LUDUS Global
Dr. Marc Christie
Associate Professor, Project Coordinator
Isabel De Peuter-Rutten
Treasurer | Director at Euromersive | Gatherverse Europe
Boris Debackere
Lab Manager at V2_ Lab for the Unstable Media
Vanessa Hannesschläger
Head of European cooperation at Ars Electronica
Carlos Bolivar
Owner at Distrito Metaverso
Valentino Megale
CEO at Softcare Studios
Dave Geensen
Program manager international business at city of Rotterdam
Samy Ralph Andary
Founder at Crescent Med
Gareth Walkom
Foundet at withVR
Nicolas Schaettel
CEO at HypnoVR
Roland van der Heijden
Program Manager at Municipality of Rotterdam
Nick Marlein
CEO at BZIO & Zeepreventorium
Peim van de Sloot
Artist at Aicon
Jan Dheedene
Co-founder and Chief Growth Officer at Rods&Cones
Manon den Dunnen
Strategic Specialist on Digital Transformation at Dutch Police
Farshida Zafar
Director at ErasmusX & Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship
Richard Broadbridge
CEO at 4DViews
Esther van der Linde
Advisor Innovation of Education at SURF
Sander Neger
Beleidsadviseur at Samenwerkende Zorg- en Veiligheidshuizen (SZV)
Marta Kaczmarczyk
Health Optimization Consultant at Embodying the Mind
Christos Stentoumis
Co-founder and Director at up2metric
John Walker
Emerging Technology Advisor at SURF
Verónica Rodríguez Pérez
VR Producer and Marketing Manager at Out of the blue games
Antonio Greppi
Mar Gimeno Lumbiarres
Project Director at Garage Stories
Janneke Staarink
Director at de Doelen
Moataz Helmy
Co-founder at District
Duuk Baten
Advisor Responsible AI at SURF
Edmund Howard
Co-founder at MET Ams and Founder at Gen3
Angela Strunks
Educator and Researcher at Cambridge University
Dr. Zerrin Yumak
Assistant Professor at Utrecht University
Hafize Demirci
PhD Candidate at Amsterdam UMC
Jeffrey Lemmers
Educationalist at Erasmus MC
Dearbhal Murphy
Deputy General Secretary at International Federation of Actors (FIA)
Tijs Vastesaeger
Founder at Doenker
Benjamin de Wit
Festival Director at VRDays Foundation
Robbert Brouwer
Co-founder and COO of SyncVR Medical
Remco Pijpers
Strategisch adviseur at stichting Kennisnet
Tom Ffiske
Editor at Immersive Wire
Alexandra van Huffelen
Staatssecretaris van Koninkrijksrelaties en Digitalisering
Virgile Mangiavillano
Co-Founder & COO at VR Future
Saskia Groenewegen
Principal Expert XR at Ordina
Roland Van der Heijden
Program Manager at Municipality of Rotterdam
Andrey Lunev
Venture Partner XR at Startup Wise Guys
Michael Kam Barngrover
Founder / Lead Developer at Raptor Dance Studios
Julia Kern
Director Strategic Partnerships at SOMAREALITY