Top AR/VR companies sign on to sponsor XRDC in San Francisco

As we get ready for the kickoff of XRDC San Francisco next month, we’re excited to introduce you to more of the industry-leading companies who have signed on to help sponsor the event!

Each will be showcasing their latest tech and techniques at XRDC, the premier conference for augmented, virtual, and mixed reality innovators. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the companies you’ll find sponsoring XRDC, and what you can expect when you see them at the show.

Elara Systems

For 20 years, Elara has created deeply immersive experiences for training, education, marketing and sales, for the world’s largest companies. Elara specializes in developing strategic digital content for the medical, pharmaceutical and industrial markets. With extensive expertise in virtual reality, 3D animation, and interactive solutions, we create spectacular visual communication using emergent technologies.

IO Industries

IO Industries Inc. designs cutting-edge digital video equipment. Since 1991 we have focused on providing our customers with high performance and high quality solutions for all types of digital video applications. Product lines include our family of Victorem and Flare cameras as well as our digital video recorders DVR Core Express.​

Codice Software

Codice Software is behind Plastic SCM: the best Distributed Version Control System supporting task-driven development for teams of any size simplifying branching and merging, artists’ workflow & GUI. Plastic SCM supports large binary assets and integrates with Unity3D & UE. 300+ game studios and VR/AR/MR/3D companies use it WW.

Viveport

VIVEPORT is a global VR platform and store offering users engaging experiences in more than 60 countries, and developers a brand agnostic platform. With nearly 1,800 apps and games, VIVEPORT delivers content for a range of virtual reality headsets including PC, standalone, and mobile devices. VIVEPORT Infinity launched as the world’s first unlimited VR subscription service and gives VR owners a way to discover hundreds of diverse entertainment offerings!

You’ll have opportunities to meet with representatives from each of these sponsors at XRDC in San Francisco next month; plus, some will also be preparing talks for the XRDC Partners track that you won’t want to miss!

So head over to the XRDC website now and register to attend the conference, which will feature a plethora of great VR/AR talks spanning games, entertainment, and beyond into subjects such as healthcare, journalism, travel, manufacturing, retail, live events, real estate, and so much more.

And if you have a great tool, service, product, or platform that enables developers to create innovative VR/AR/MR experiences, you can contact XRDC representatives to become a sponsor yourself via the XRDC Sponsorship Hub!

For more details about XRDC, which is produced by organizers of the Game Developers Conference, check out the official XRDC website. You can also subscribe to regular XRDC updates via emailTwitter and Facebook.

Come to XRDC and see how augmented reality is reshaping how we shop!

More than two million people have used Houzz’s new augmented reality “View in My Room 3D” tool when buying products from the company, and at XRDC in San Francisco next month you’ll get the lowdown on how it works and how people are using this new tech!

As part of the Enterprise track of talks at XRDC you’ll learn all about it in “Integrating Home Shopping and AR for True Mass Market Impact: Houzz Case Study“, a talk from Houzz exec Sally Huang about how Houzz built a useful, practical AR shopping tool for a mass market.

Expect to walk away from this talk with lots of practical insights you can apply to your own work, including some best practices for releasing AR shopping tools, how AR tech like this can fit into your business and impact your bottom line, and what’s next for mass market applications of AR in retail!

So if you’re not already registered to attend XRDC, sign up now at a discounted rate! This year there’s an all-new XRDC pass for sale: the Startup Pass, specifically designed to give smaller teams and trailblazing startups a clear path to success at XRDC at nearly half the price of the regular pass!

For more details about XRDC, which is produced by organizers of the Game Developers Conference, check out the official XRDC website. You can also subscribe to regular XRDC updates via emailTwitter and Facebook.

Meet and learn from these industry-leading sponsors at XRDC 2019!

Organizers are working hard to get things ready for XRDC to kick off in San Francisco next month, and today we’re excited to announce that cutting-edge AR/VR/MR leaders like DeepMotion, Digilens, and more are signed on to help sponsor the show!

RDC is the premier conference for augmented, virtual, and mixed reality innovators, and each of these industry-leading sponsors will be there showcasing their latest tech and techniques. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the companies you’ll find sponsoring XRDC, and what you can expect from them at the show.

DeepMotion

Imagine a world where the intelligence of organic movement—the intricacies, flexibility, and beauty of motor control of humans —  was a resource available to create an AI mastermind for interactive motion for characters and machines. At DeepMotion, we’re building a unified motion intelligence pipeline that generates physically real synthetic data and AI models to make this a reality.

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Come to XRDC and see how Childish Gambino’s Pharos AR app was made!

With just a month to go until XRDC arrives at the beautiful Fort Mason Festival Pavilion in San Francisco, organizers want to make sure you don’t miss out on one of the coolest talks at this premier AR/VR/MR event.

If you have any interest in the bounds of augmented reality experience design, or how you can apply your AR/VR skills to building experiences that genuinely move people, check out this XRDC Brand Experience track talk on “The Creation of Childish Gambino’s Pharos AR App!”

Together, Unity Technologies’ Dan Miller and Childish Gambino creative technical director Miles Konstantin will show you the step-by-step process of how Unity and Childish Gambino collaborated to build Pharos, an ARCore-powered app that lets fans step through an illusory portal and into a glowing universe of Childish Gambino’s music.

It’s a great opportunity to learn firsthand how to design immersive experiences that foster strong communities of super-fans without alienating the rest of the audience, and bridge the gap between the novelty of AR and its power to deliver impactful experiences.

More details on this XRDC session and many, many more are available on the Session Scheduler, so take a look, plan out your time at the show, and you’re not already registered to attend XRDC, sign up now!

For more details about XRDC, which is produced by organizers of the Game Developers Conference, check out the official XRDC website. You can also subscribe to regular XRDC updates via emailTwitter and Facebook.

From XR in architecture to VR movies, here’s what to see at XRDC 2019

If you’re coming out to XRDC in San Francisco next month, take a moment to look over some of the program highlights of this premier AR/VR/MR innovation conference before you arrive!

XRDC 2019 will take place October 14th and 15th at the beatiful waterfront Fort Mason Festival Pavilion. An innovative new silent conference system will see attendees decked out with headphones (collected and cleaned between presentations) to ensure everyone can enjoy demos, business meetings, and expert-led presentations in a convivial, cohesive hall.

“As virtual, augmented, and mixed reality developers continue to expand their innovations into new industries, it’s become essential for XRDC to provide an educational space for this work to be displayed,” said Katie Stern, General Manager, XRDC and GDC. “We’re thrilled to provide our attendees with the opportunity to take a closer look at these innovations while networking with like-minded peers.”

Register to attend XRDC now and you’ll claim access to a ton of great content, at a lower price than you’ll pay at the door! This year there’s an all-new XRDC pass for sale, the Startup Pass, which is nearly half the price of the regular pass and specifically designed to give smaller teams and trailblazing startups a clear path to success at XRDC.

To give you a taste of what’s in store for you at the show, here are some highlights of the XRDC 2019 multi-track session lineup:

Games

Entertainment

Safety

Healthcare

Enterprise

For more details about XRDC, which is produced by organizers of the Game Developers Conference, check out the official XRDC website. You can also subscribe to regular XRDC updates via emailTwitter and Facebook.

The beauty industry is getting an AR makeover; learn how at XRDC!

More and more industries are finding innovative uses for augmented reality technologies, and the best place to learn how, why, and what it means for you is at XRDC in San Francisco next month!

That’s because XRDC is a premier rallying point for AR/VR/MR innovators, making it a great place to meet experts in these industries and learn how your skills can help push the boundaries of what these technologies can do.

For example, augmented reality mirrors and other cutting-edge AR tech are popping up in beauty stores worldwide, and ModiFace’s Jennifer Tidy will give you the inside scoop in her XRDC Brand Experience track talk on “The Future of Augmented Reality for Beauty Consumers and Retailers.”

Make time to check this talk out, because you can expect to walk away with a deep understanding of how AR mirrors are transforming in-store shopping, how brands are using AR technology, the future of virtual makeover technology, and the consumer benefit for AR technology in beauty.

It’s a great opportunity to see how your passion for AR/VR/MR can be applied to all sorts of different businesses and industries, so if you’re not already registered to attend XRDC, sign up now! And don’t forget: this year there’s an all-new XRDC pass for sale, the Startup Pass, specifically designed to give smaller teams and trailblazing startups a clear path to success at XRDC at nearly half the price of the regular pass!

For more details about XRDC, which is produced by organizers of the Game Developers Conference, check out the official XRDC website. You can also subscribe to regular XRDC updates via emailTwitter and Facebook.

Learn to build better robots with the power of VR at XRDC this October!

Robots will be everywhere within a few decades, and virtual reality is one of the key tools designers are using to help build them smarter.

Learn how at XRDC in San Francisco this October, where Nvidia senior VR engineer Omer Shapira will be presenting a Safety track talk on “This Machine Has No Brain, Can It Borrow Yours?” that you won’t want to miss!

You’ll enjoy a deep dive into the growing trend in human-robot interaction to design and test in VR – not just the robot behavior, but the looks and mechanics.

This talk covers lessons learned in three years of developing human-robot collaboration using virtual reality; Shapira will walk you through VR experiments in teaching a robot motor skills and game rules, as well as using VR and simulation environments as a safe debugger for high-risk scenarios. Don’t miss out!

Of course, this is just one of the many enlightening and inspiring sessions planned for XRDC at the beautiful Fort Mason Festival Pavilion in San Francisco, so sign up now to reserve your spot a great price!

This year there’s an all-new XRDC pass for sale: the Startup Pass, specifically designed to give smaller teams and trailblazing startups a clear path to success at XRDC at nearly half the price of the regular pass.

For more details about XRDC, which is produced by organizers of the Game Developers Conference, check out the official XRDC website. You can also subscribe to regular XRDC updates via emailTwitter and Facebook.

Master the art of giving great VR demos at XRDC this October!

The first impression is always the most important, and VR is no exception. A great first demo can inspire a lifelong love of the medium; a bad first demo can turn someone off VR for good!

That’s why it’s so important to master the art of giving a great VR demo, and there’s no better place to do so than XRDC in San Francisco this October, where you can learn from the best and network with a community of AR/VR/MR experts and innovators.

Plus, there’s an entire Entertainment track talk dedicated to helping you polish your VR demo-delivering skills. Presented by FarBridge leaders Melissa Swanepoel and Patrick Curry, “VR Demos: Do’s and Don’ts for Making a Great First Impression” will inspire you to host your own flawless VR demos and presentations.

FarBridge has hosted several multi-day VR arcade events, and given thousands of people their first experience in virtual reality. Together, Swanepoel and Curry will share FarBridge’s best practices for planning and executing live VR events, touching on important topics like space setup, hygiene, managing equipment, staffing, and making your software demo-ready for all audiences.

It promises to be a meaty, practical talk you won’t want to miss, so take time to look over XRDC passes and prices and register now for the best deal!.

This year there’s an all-new XRDC pass for sale, the Startup Pass, which is nearly half the price of the regular pass and specifically designed to give smaller teams and trailblazing startups a clear path to success at XRDC!

For more details about XRDC, which is produced by organizers of the Game Developers Conference, check out the official XRDC website. You can also subscribe to regular XRDC updates via emailTwitter and Facebook.

Come to XRDC and learn how VR can have a positive impact in classrooms

This year the play4REAL Lab at the Yale Center for Health & Learning Games developed Invite Only VR, a VR game aimed at preventing teen vaping, and at XRDC in San Francisco this October you’ll learn how — and what impact it had on actual students!

That’s because play4Real Lab director Kimberly Hieftje will be there giving a promising Healthcare track talk on “Bringing VR into the Classroom: Beyond the Research“, in which she’ll showcase the development process and early study findings of the VR intervention.

This is also a great opportunity to learn, firsthand, about the planning and implementation of the randomized controlled trial with three middle schools, as well as the best ways to go about creating trusting partnerships with schools that continue beyond the data collection and study.

Expect to walk away with a firm understanding of how to establish meaningful partnerships with schools that extend beyond research, including how to create a plan for the continued presence of the researchers to assist teachers with implementing VR after a study ends, with the ultimate goal of sustainably using VR in the classroom.

Plus, there’s a smorgasbord of other exciting, innovative sessions planned for XRDC at the beautiful Fort Mason Festival Pavilion in San Francisco, so sign up now to reserve your spot a great price!

This year there’s an all-new XRDC pass for sale: the Startup Pass, specifically designed to give smaller teams and trailblazing startups a clear path to success at XRDC at nearly half the price of the regular pass.

For more details about XRDC, which is produced by organizers of the Game Developers Conference, check out the official XRDC website. You can also subscribe to regular XRDC updates via emailTwitter and Facebook.

Attend XRDC for an inside look at the design of Assassin’s Creed VR escape rooms!

The folks at Ubisoft have done some groundbreaking work building exciting virtual reality Assassin’s Creed escape room games, and this October you’ll have a chance to learn how they do it when XRDC arrives in San Francisco!

This special  Entertainment track session on “Case Study: Ubisoft’s Escape Rooms” is an exciting opportunity to learn about the market for location-based VR entertainment, master the business and marketing of VR escape room games, and get practical design and production tips from Ubisoft’s Cyril Voiron.

Citing real examples from the development of the Assassin’s Creed Origins VR escape room Escape the Lost Pyramid as well as the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey escape room Beyond Medusa’s Gate, Voiron will share data and learnings that you can apply to your own VR efforts.

So if you’re not already registered to attend XRDCsign up now at a discounted rate! This year there’s an all-new XRDC pass for sale: the Startup Pass, specifically designed to give smaller teams and trailblazing startups a clear path to success at XRDC at nearly half the price of the regular pass!

For more details about XRDC, which is produced by organizers of the Game Developers Conference, check out the official XRDC website. You can also subscribe to regular XRDC updates via emailTwitter and Facebook.