The announcement of the VR Diversity Initiative, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the enabling of underrepresented groups in the virtual reality (VR) industry, supported by VRFocus, has been met with an overwhelming reaction. Today, the organisation is announcing the date and venue of the first event.
The first event hosted by the VR Diversity Initiative will offer a variety of sessions designed to upskill professionals from other mediums, bringing talented individuals from industries such as television, videogames and industrial design into the world of VR. The event will be free to attend and the full programme will be announced in due course.
As support for the VR Diversity Initiative grows, UK development studio and publisher Bossa Studios, creator of the hugely popular Surgeon Simulator: Experience Reality, has pledged to provide a variety of assets for this first event.
Tracey McGarrigan, CMO at Bossa Studios, said: “Bossa takes great pride in being inclusive, welcoming, proactive, and transparent with our communities which we work closely with by not just inviting them to share their opinions and stories, but also by making it possible for them to directly contribute to the content of our games!
It’s with this spirit and commitment that we are proud to support the VR Diversity Initiative and are looking forward to working with everyone to create a special event that will leave a long lasting positive impact on the industry.”
The first event hosted by the VR Diversity Initiative will take place on 13th July 2017, located at Digital Catapult, 101 Euston Road, London, NW1 2RA. An application process for individuals interested in attending the free event will launch soon.
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