It was only a year ago that virtual reality (VR) technology was seemingly confined to small-scale community meet ups and minor appearances at the likes of E3 when it came to events. Now in 2015 there are a wide range of industry shows for fans to either attend or follow along with, including the likes of the upcoming South West VR Conference (SWVR), Silicon Valley VR Conference and Expo (SVVR) and the recently announced VR Los Angeles Spring Expo (VRLA). Joining that growing this is the 2015 International Conference on Virtual Reality (ICVR).
ICVR is set to take place at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California, USA on 9th – 10th April. As the event’s website explains, it aims to gather VR insiders such as researchers, engineers, academics and industry professionals to present their work to each other. While the deadline for paper submissions for the event has now passed, it’s still possible to register to attend and learn about these papers.
Keynote speakers at the event include Prof. Charles M. Falco of the University of Arizona, Prof. Patrick S. P. Wang of the Northeastern University, and Intel’s Dr. Haowei Liu. All attendees will give a presentation on their respective papers lasting between 10 – 15 minutes. Don’t expect this to be a VR event similar to what’s come before then, instead focusing far more on the technical aspects of the technology. That said, as this early stage in VR’s life, the sharing of this information is vital.
VRFocus will continue to follow any and all VR events, reporting back with any further updates on them.