Every year Pocket Gamer holds its PG Connects conference series in locations such as London, UK and Helsinki, Finland. This year with the rise of virtual reality (VR) the event organisers – Steel Media – created the Global VR Challenge to identify and promote the best upcoming VR talent from around the world. Now Steel Media has announced a new dedicated event for VR, augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) called VR Connects London.
VR Connects London will be taking place in January 2017, aiming to bring together over 500 professionals from across the immersive industry, whether they are videogame developers, hardware manufactures, software creators, investors or media.
The two day event will combine an exhibition hall to see the latest demos alongside VR, AR and MR focused conference sessions, covering everything from future market trends to VR design and how to make money in the growing sector.
There will be 4 core tracks for the sessions; global trends, technical and design issues, future technologies, and monetisation. A Pitch & Match, which is a free business matching meeting system for all attendees. A SpeedMatch, where publishers and developers have two hours to meet and greet in one room. The VR Indie Pitch, the VR-centric version of the Big Indie Pitch competition. Plus attendees will also get full access to Pocket Gamer Connects London 2017.
Speakers already confirmed for VR Connects London include:
- Ricardo Flores, B5 Studios
- Alexey Menshikov, Beatshapers
- Eddie Beardsmore, Coatsink
- Jouni Mannonen, Combo Breaker
- Tanya Laird, Digital Jam
- Masaru Ohnogi, Gumi
- Patrick O’Luanaigh, nDreams
- Thorbjoern Olsen, Nordic Trolls
- Tommy Palm, Resolution Games
- Sol Rogers, REWIND
- Jon Hare, Tower Studios
- Tadhg Kelly, VREAL
VR Connects London will run from 16th – 17th January 2017 at The Brewery, London. Tickets start from £60 GBP for students rising all the way up to £1,356 for a VR Indie Pitch Judge Seat, further info on all the ticket prices can be found here.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of VR Connects London, reporting back with any further updates.