After three previous successful events, UK-based virtual reality (VR) conference VRTGO will be returning to Newcastle Upon Tyne for its fourth year with the aim of looking at the future of VR, augmented reality (AR) and other immersive technologies.
Already lined up to speak at the event is Nick Whiting, Head of VR/AR at Epic Games, creators of the Unreal Engine and hit VR title Robo Recall. Whiting will be addressing attendees on what Epic Games has learned about player psychology, physiology and technology and how that applies to the business of creating VR videogames.
Also presenting at VRTGO 2017 will be Aldis Sipolins, Head of VR and Games Design at IBM Research, who will be talking about his research into VR and artificial intelligence (AI) and how that relates to machine learning.
Carri Cunliffe, Conference Director said, “as VR starts to be adopted across lots of different industries the event will be looking at what the impact will be for us in terms of our everyday lives, entertainment, work, social interactions, the world around us. We are very excited to have amazing influential speakers on board and more speakers and workshops will be announced shortly.”
Nick Whiting from Epic Games said, “I am pleased to be able to speak at the event, and share what we’ve learned about making VR and AR content with everyone, and to talk a bit about where we think the future lies for this technology. It truly has changed the way we interact with computing: from enterprise, to film, to games. This is a very exciting time to be involved!”
There are also plans to include specific industry workshops and opportunities for people to make key contacts within the VR industry. The workshops are planned to focus on areas such as videogaming, manufacturing, architecture and training.
Further information and tickets can be found at the VRTGO official website.
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