November 6: Satelite Events

See also Meet the Platforms.

One of VRDays Europe’s missions is to unite the XR community. This year being special, it’s impossible to bring together thousands of people from all around the world in one place. But because we all missed being together, and seeing each other in the real world, we organize Satellite Events.

On Friday November 6, anyone can take part in one of the small scale corona-friendly events happening across the world. You can’t come to Amsterdam, so we bring VRDays to you! Organized with partners, these Satellite Events invite you to workshops, conferences, and real live networking. 

Bringing the VRDays programme in the VRDays spirit to you.

Satellite Locations
Laval Virtual Centre | Laval, France
VRE-Virtual Reality Experience| Roma, Italy
KARMA Mixed Reality Lab| Istanbul, Turky
XRBR| Curitiba, Brazil
Centric IT Solutions| Iasi, Romania
Women in Immersive Tech|London, UK
Tama University| Tokyo, Japan
UMYK VR|Columbia


Satellite Events Map

An XR application developed by the Centric Romania team will be the gateway through which participants from all over the world can unlock a 30% discount for the main event tickets.

If you are curious to check it out, download the app here (Android) or here (iOS), and find the nearest point on the map where you can go and unlock the prize.


1. Laval Virtual Centre

Laval, France

Laval Virtual is a major and historical association in the field of immersive technologies: virtual, augmented and mixed reality. Its collaborators, networks of exeperts and partners are dedicated to enabling professionnals to gather at international exhibitions, attend leading conferences and take part in vertical days. The Laval Virtual association animates the community of all those who make and use VR/AR in the world. It develops tools to allow this community to become more professionnal, to improve, to exchange and to grow.

Planning: The event will take place in the Laval Virtual Center. The conferences will be broadcasted in the Agora (on the screen at the entrance). In the showroom, the participants can test the Church of VR projects. Computers will be available for the visitors to connect them to the Laval Virtual World to visit the exhibition hall.

Address: Rue Marie Curie 53810 CHANGÉ France
Contact: mlsimon@laval-virtual.org
Capacity: 30 people
Schedule: 10:00-12:00 / 14:00-16:00

2. VRE – Virtual Reality Experience

Roma, Italy

VRE – Virtual Reality Experience is the first Italian festival entirely dedicated to explore the role and the use of immersive technologies: from entertainment to medicine, from arts to business. An official selection of VR works awarded by an international Jury, a selection of VR Interactive, the cutting-edge Art performances, Talk, Masterclass, Panel, Keynote with speakers from all over the world . A perfect crossover between culture and entertainment, a place of innovation and experimentation capable of completely engaging the public and their senses.

Planning: This satellite event will be hosted remotely on 6th Nov, 2020 in Laval Virtual World.

Contact: mariangelamatarozzo@gmail.com
Schedule: 10:30 – 13:30

3. KARMA Mixed Reality Lab

Istanbul,Turky

Koç University KARMA Mixed Reality Lab was established in 2019 with funding from the Ministry of Industry and Technology of Turkey. Positioned under KUAR , Arçelik Research Center for Creative Industries, KARMA Lab’s mission is to benefit society and advance research within the field of emergent immersive technologies (AR/VR/MR=XR). KARMA Lab provides consultancy, design and development services for tailor made XR projects, conducts design research for novel XR experiences, and opens training programs designed for the specific needs of creative industry talents, design & development teams , corporate decision and policy makers.

Planning: With the partnership of Soho House Istanbul , we will bring the full programme of VR Days Europe to Istanbul, allowing the local participants to follow the program in a hybrid way from their home or personal devices, and alternatively, from Soho House with the Local XR ecosystem and stakeholders. We have limited our physical space to 25 people/per room at any given time. Space will be available upon first come first served. Open areas can be enjoyed while program is followed online. We will set up 2 Conference Rooms for the conference and round tables and 1 VR Room equipped with headsets to experience the immersive content selected for the Church of VR.

Address: Rumeli Feneri Yolu 34450 Sariyer Istanbul Turkiye
Contact: ibensason@ku.edu.tr
Capacity: 75 people
Schedule: 11.00 – 19.00 (4-5-6 November)

4. XRBR

Curitiba, Brazil

XRBR is a non-profit association created by professionals and supported by companies in a totally voluntary and passionate way to unite efforts and boost this emerging and challenging Brazilian market.

Planning: We are meeting at Beenoculus office at 8am where there will be computers, HDMs and a screen available so that everyone can watch and follow the presentations within the required social distance. We are going to have different groups of a small number of people visiting along the day. Other members of the Brazilian community will connect remotely to the event using their own headsets from their own offices/homes as they live in other towns and won’t be able make it to the live meeting.

Address: Av. Água Verde, 1413, 9º Andar, Curitiba – PR, 80620-200
Contact:
laganaro@arvore.io
ana@setimacinema.com.br
alexandre@vrxp.com.br
Capacity: 30 people
Schedule: 08.00 – 15.00(BRT)

5. Centric IT Solutions

Iasi, Romania

At Centric, we are ready for the future. We invest in technologies that will help keep us ahead of the curve – like XR. Our XR team helps clients discover things they never thought possible by doing research and creating proofs of concept. We help them see beyond the 2D world so they can better manage their assets, increase productivity, and improve their customer experience.
The XR team is working on a diverse range of products in the AR/VR/MR spectrum.

Planning:

During the event we will have at least 4 themed workshops on different topics.
1. Technique –  Future reality, Florin Zaharia –  XR Discipline Coordinator , Centric contact of the partener ar-vr@centric.eu  

2. Using XR in Marketing and Video, Catalin Olaru – Co Owner Creative Idea

3. Case studied and applicability – Redesign your reality with XR, Adrian Posteuca – owner at www.conceptfactory.ro

4. Human creativity and adaptability in relation to technology and global change , Coaching Partners team

Address: Str. Morilor, no 56, Adservio   
Contact: hello@xrcommunity.ro
 040741593409 – Raluca Munteanu 
Capacity: 25 people
Schedule: 10.00 – 17.00

6. Women in Immersive Tech

London, UK

VR Days, Women in Immersive Tech lunch
At Women in Immersive Tech Europe, our vision is to create an inclusive network of talented women who are driving Europe’s virtual, augmented and mixed reality sectors.
We want our network to break barriers and to be an inspiration for Women in Immersive Technologies all over the world. The WIIT community is a place to connect, meet like-minded women from across Europe, and find the resources to learn and grow.

Planning: The event will take form of a tasting menu lunch at Artisans of Sardinia (London) for 8 people and it will also connect the physical lunch attendees with digital visitors in the Laval Virtual world. With food and wine !

Address: Event 16 Lacy Road SW15 1NL , London, UK 
Contact: annika.bansal@immerisonn.com
Capacity: 8 people
Schedule: Starts at 12.30 on November 4th
REGISTER HERE

7. Metro New Media

Bogota, Columbia

Metro New Media is a creative agency based in Bogota (Colombia) in the search of innovative solutions for companies through the development of VR/AR. Since April 2020 is the Latam Community Partner of Laval Virtual.

Planning: This epic event will take form, in a very special partnership with the team of Business France at the Embassy of France in Colombia, to bring the program of VR Days Europe to 10 special attendees. We will start at 8:30 am with 3 VR headsets, different laptops for the access at the Laval Virtual World and screens for the XR Conferences. Also we have planned a Networking French Brunch!

Address: Calle 128#7a-24 Bogota, Colombia
Contact: carloc@metronewmedia.com
Capacity: 12 people
Schedule: 8:30 – 12:00

8. Tama University

Tokyo, Japan


Tama University has been presenting our project in Laval Virtual almost every year since 2004. We dedicate to establish students to become professionals.

Planning: TBC

Address: Hijirigaoka 4-1-1, Tama, Tokyo, 206-0022, JAPAN
Contact: idehara@tama.ac.jp – IDEHARA Norimichi
Capacity: 10
Schedule: TBC

9. UMYK VR

Bogota, Columbia

Umyk is a studio lab that after several experimental projects in two feature films, and VR experiences aims to join the best of the cinematography world to experiences that inmerse the public in innovative narratives. Cinematography and vr projects and experiments, this is our thing.

Planning: We will have an invite only event, from 9am to 11am we will show VR experiences, and from 1pm to 4pm will show the conferences.

We will offer some snacks and open a meet and talk space in order to get the industry players connected.

Address: Theatre “La Quinta Porra” (Calle 11 Nº 2 -78), Bogotá D.C. Colombia
Contact: mmancel@yahoo.com.mx
Capacity: 20
Schedule: 9:00 – 16:00

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