For more info go to http://ivrpa.org/
Born as the IQTVRA, the International QuickTime VR Association in 1998. But to better reflect the burgeoning technology in 2004 the name was changed to IVRPA, the International Virtual Photographers Association. The Association has a stellar line up of companies and speakers from around the world to share ideas and breakthroughs and show off the newest tech. During the four days of the event, you can immerse yourself in the workshops, panels and meet with fellow Immersive Creators.
According to the IVRPA website, this year we have an exceptional list of speakers from all across our industry – from individual experts such as Al Caudullo, Nathalie Mathe and Rachel Bracker to media-defining organizations including Facebook, Adobe, Kolor, and Google. On top of this, there are fourteen different workshops for you to choose from! Whatever your area of expertise, we know you will leave this year’s conference with valuable new knowledge, experience, and understanding.
The opening keynote speech will be presented by Facebook’s Maheen Sohail and Cliff Warren: Creating content for a VR-first world.
Of course, the special Opening and Closing Dinners, the annual IVRPA Members Meeting, a mid-conference evening event hosted by Facebook, and our 20th birthday celebrations.
There will be a Marketplace where you can meet software and hardware creators, try out different products and get special conference bargains.
If you can’t attend, I’ll be reporting from IVRPA this year and try to bring you a little bit of this massive event back to you. Here is a list of the events.
Nathalie Mathe 360 Workshop
Devon Copley, Imeve: Best Practices for Live 360
Sonke Kirchhof: Storytelling for Volumetric VR- special effects
Al Caudullo GoPro Fusion Workshop
Aleksandr Reznik: Gigapixels – Why and How
Blend Media, Simon Brooksbank: Maximising the commercial potential of 360 content in the lead up to Tokyo 2020
Ben Claremont: Social Media Strategies for Success – lessons learned from Life in 360
Martin Hopkins Garden Gnome Software workshop
Kandao VR – Cutting-edge and Possibility of VR’s vision
Sergey Semenov, AirPano
Jim Zellmer: amuz – Explore the world using immersive imagery
Rachel Bracker and Thomas Hayden: 360 Documentary Filmmaking and Multimedia Journalism – Challenges and Lessons Learned
Mr. Immersive, Chris Bobotis, Adobe
Adler Shen, Pisofttech: Launch of world’s first 8K VR camera with built-in stitching
Galit Ariel: Augmented Filmmaking – From embedded narratives to experiential environments
Nancy Eperjesy: Adobe 360 Video workshop
Juan Jose Perez: Aerial Photogrammetry
Joel Douek: Sonic VR – Regaining Ground for Sound in a Visually Driven Space
Panel debate hosted by Facebook and Blend Media: How is 360 VR strengthening the audience-brand relationship?
Special Creator Meet-Up hosted by Facebook
Luca-Nicolo Vascon & Chiara Masiero Sgrinzatto: Enhanced interaction panoramas, stories, and experiences
Hajime Watanabe (PYRAMIDFILM QUADRA)
Peter Costa workshop: Designing and Creating Spatial Audio for 360 Videos
Facebook workshop: 360 video publishing tools
Shigeru Okada workshop: Basics of high resolution panoramic shooting and authoring
Mohamed Marouene, SoWhen
Ergin Sanal: VFX Workflows for Mono and Stereo 360 Videos
Nikk Mitchell: the Rise and Fall and Rise and Fall of VR in China
Nick Ivanov: capturing 360 video from drone platforms
Mike Ty: 360 camera roundup, how to evaluate new gear
Kolor Focus Group workshop: Immersive Storytelling Workshop
Takashi Sekitani workshop: stereo VR and compositing graphics
Geoffrey Bruce: Virtual field trips that can teach by using 360� adaptive non-linear interactive environments
Gerda Leopold & Sebastian Endler: BALLAVITA – an adventure in VR
Christina Heller, CEO Metastage
Blend Media workshop: creating interactive 360 Stories with the Blend Media web based editor tool
Al Bug, GoThru: recent developments
Panel dabate: The future of 360 photo and video
Aleksandr Reznik: Bracketed (HDR) photography workshop
And so much more, including being in one of the most amazing cities in the world, Tokyo, Japan.