Nordic VR Forum 2018

Main topic for the conference is “immersive learning” – how to use new and immersive technologies like VR & AR to accelerate learning, training, education, storytelling and knowledge transfer.

Joint session 1 (Kristin Flagstad Hall)

08.30 – 09.30 Registration, networking, coffee, tea and snack
09.30 – 09.35 Opening and welcome – host Truls Pedersen
09.35 – 10.45 Sessions

  • Salvador Baille – “The need to think new – innovation & learning” (title TBD)
  • Meghan McWilliams, Emblematic Group: “Greenland Melting project – journalism meets VR”
  • Daniel Horgmo, Microsoft Norway: “The future of learning” (title TBD)

10.45 – 11.15 Coffee break, refreshments, visit stands

11.15 – 12.30 Sessions

  • Peder Børresen, Holocap: “Volumetric video – the latest trend in VR. Why should you care?”
  • Sophie Mobbs, VR producer, Inland Norway University: “VR & learning cases – TBD”
  • Fabio Cujino, Play Doktor: “AR games aimed at children – learning cases”
  • Simon McCallum, Lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington: “Learning in VR” – presenting live from New Zealand

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

Track 1 – “immersive learning” (Kristin Flagstad Hall)

13.30 – 15.10 Sessions (host: Truls Pedersen)

  • Ekaterina Prasolova-Førland, professor NTNU: “Project cases at Innovative Immersive Technologies for Learning (IMTEL) research group”
  • Sparebank 1 Østlandet & EON Reality Norway: “AR in banking – Jesper on Wheels” project
  • Anne Lise Waal, Attensi: “Customer case, VR in learning & training”
  • Rune Vandli, Vixel: “Customer case, VR in communication”
  • Lars Moastuen, Sopra Steria: “Do more with less knowledge with digital twins”

Track 2 – “immersive storytelling” (Multisal Pauline Hall)

13.30 – 15.10 Sessions (Host: Elin Festøy)

  • Kim Baumann Larsen, VR designer: “Designing learning spaces for VR”
  • Glitch Studios, Tobias Barvik: “VR cases Eidsivoll 1814 and Kon Tiki”
  • Hamar Game Collective, case presentations”: Talassah VR” and “Børli in VR”
  • Solen i Munch, case presentation, Kristian Mossvold, Munch Museum
  • TBD

15.10 – 15.40 Coffee break, refreshments, visit stands

Joint session 2 (Kirsten Flagstad Hall)

15.40 – 16.00 Silvija Seres, business advisor: “The big picture, where do VR/AR go?”
16.00 – 16.25 Panel discussion and audience questions and interaction
16.25 – 16.30 Wrap up and safe trip home

16.30 – 17.30 Coffee, refreshments, networking, visit stands (optional)

18.00 – 21.00 Conference dinner at Valuta (optional – requires booking)

Discounted tickets for students and startup companies. Must be able to show a valid student ID. For startups younger than two years and less than 2MNOK in revenue.


Photo: Hamar kommune / Bjørnar Fjeldberg

Practical information

Nordic VR Forum is held in Hamar kulturhus. The city of Hamar is beautifully located located in the greater Oslo Region by the shores of Mjøsa, Norways biggest lake – less than 1 hour from Oslo Airport Gardermoen and 1 hour and 15 minutes by train from Norway’s capital Oslo.

How to get here
Train from Oslo and/or Gardermoen is recommended. From Oslo Central Station, catch the R10 line at 07.34 and arrive at Hamar station 08.50 (1t 16 min). Then walk 500 meters westwards (approx. 5 minutes) from the train station in Hamar to Hamar Kulturhus (see map).

Otherwise Hamar is close to the main road connecting the souther’n and the norther’n parts of Norway, E6. Arriving by car, you may park next door in the Vestre Torg P-hus or 200 meter away by the big parking space next to lake Mjøsa (“Brygga”).

Arriving at the conference
In Hamar kulturhus the conference will use the rooms Kirsten Flagstad-salen (joint track before lunch and track 1 after lunch) and Multisal Pauline Hall (track 2, after lunch). When arriving, please pick up your name tag at the check-in counter in the ground floor. Registration time is from 08.30. See the full program for the day.

Need accommodation?
Nordic VR Forum recommends First Hotel Victoria. The hotel is located next to the train station in Hamar and 5 minutes walk from the conference premises.

For booking at the hotel, please e-mail and state the conference code “Nordic VR Forum”. Price per night is 965 NOK.

Otherwise, feel free to reach out to us for any question, by e-mail or Facebook.

(Photo: Hamar kommune / Bjørnar Fjeldberg)

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