Recent reports have shown that location-based virtual reality (VR) is a growth industry, which is continuing to expand into new areas and new locations. The Future of Immersive Leisure event is dedicated to this area and how it can generate opportunities and development.
Location-based VR, also known as digital out-of-home entertainment or DOE, comes in several forms. The future of Immersive Leisure aims to give a diverse view of the technology and business sides, featuring experts and thought-leaders from throughout the industry.
The event is organised by Rising Media and KWP. Kevin Williams, the founder of KWP stated, “As the Digital Out-of-Home Entertainment (DOE) scene continues to expand Future of Immersive Leisure aims to become the must-attend convention for those investing in media entertainment in the public-space.”
Confirmed speakers for the event include:
- Charles Fink – Writer and Producer
- Jenefer Brown – Senior Vice President, Lionsgate Entertainment
- Matthew Proulx – Senior Director of Branded Experiences, Hasbro
- Jesse Schell – CEO of Schell Games
- Negin Singh – Executive Director, Santa Monica Pier Corporation
- Charles Taylor, Director of Innovation, Caesars Entertainment
- Bruce Vaugn – CEO Dreamscape Immersive
The event will take place over two days, with a variety of session topics planned. These will include, among others:
- Building a New Infrastructure for VR Location-Based Entertainment
- Alternative Content and Strategies for VR and MR Arcades
- VR and AR Sports- The Next Evolution in E-Sports
- Beyond Pokemon Go- Launching the Next Big Hits in Mixed Reality Out-of-Home Entertainment
- Dome Theaters- the Next Generation
- Leveraging Synergies between Escape Games and VR
- Transforming the Tourist Experience with Immersive Attractions and Installations
The event is due to take place from 16th-17th May, 2018 at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas. Further information can be found on the official FOIL website.
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