The UK, like most places, is still developing its virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) sectors, but it has already become an important centre for VR and AR development.
In recognition of this, financial technology firm Level39 is setting up a meetup and demonstration event later this month.
Level39 were set up in 2012 to act as an accelerator for innovative and disruptive technologies that could apply to the finance sector, to ensure British businesses received the benefit of progress in those areas. The company has now teamed up with PwC’s VR Division VRARA and the Realities Centre to organise a meetup of experts and industry leaders in the VR and AR fields to show some of their projects.
There are expected to be over 300 representatives from the tech industry in attendance, with half coming from VR and AR related industries. There are more than ten exhibits planned which will feature VR or AR showcases, these will be located around the venue to encourage exploration.
The event organisers are still accepting applications for creators who wish to exhibit their work, though names will be shortlisted next week, so creators are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Level39 emphasise that showcases must be visual, to encourage engagement from the audience.
The event is due to take place on Thursday 26th October at Canary Wharf in London. There will be no charge to enter or exhibit at the event, but attendees will need to register through the Eventbrite page in order to gain entry. The event will start at 5:30pm until 9:30pm.
A video showing some of the venue is available to view below. VRFocus will continue to bring you news on upcoming VR/AR events.