The first ever SouthWest VR Conference (SWVRC), an expansion of the SWVR Meetups that began earlier in 2014, was held in February this year. The popularity of the event, headed up by developer Opposable VR sees it returning in 2016 with a later date and a brand new name.
Now called VR World Congress, the event aims to be bigger and better than before hosting the biggest names and brands in virtual reality (VR) and technology. So far the speaker lineup includes representatives from AMD, nDreams, Frontier Developments, Lloyd Digital and Opposable VR, with more to be announced soon. The speakers talks will be split across to separate tracks, the main one focusing on the bigger picture of VR, sharing experiences and insights. While the second track will be aimed at in-depth tech talks, ideal for developers looking to expand their skillset. As well as the talks the VR World Congress will also feature a dedicated expo hall where the world’s best VR developers will be showing off their latest experiences.
nDreams VP of Marketing David Corless said in a statement: “SWVR 2015 was a great opportunity to hear from and meet some of the brightest minds in the VR space. It also allowed us to discover new talent and product, not just in games but from across the whole spectrum of VR applications. Looking towards 2016 we think it makes sense for SWVR to take a more global outlook and look forward to attending in its new form as the VR World Congress.”
The VR World Congress is set to take place in Bristol, UK, at the Marriott Hotel City Centre on 12 April 2016. Opposable VR has also opened submissions for more speakers to join the current line-up, and further information can be found at the event website.
VRFocus will continue to keep you updated on the list of speakers and companies attending the VR World Congress as they’re announced.