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Nordic VR Forum 2019

The main topic for the conference is “immersive learning technologies” – the use of VR & AR in learning, training and storytelling. The next-generation tools are already here. Now it’s time to start aligning learning strategy with business strategy and create value – today!

Thursday, October 24th

08.00 – 09.30 Registration, networking, coffee, tea and snack

08.30 – 09.15 Free introduction course to VR (optional), Keith Mellingen (NO), Rainfall AS

09.30 – 10.50 Plenary session (Kristin Flagstad Hall)

09.30 – 09.35 Welcome by host Sophie Mobbs

09.35 – 09.50 Opening speech by State Secretary Paul Chaffey

09.50 – 10.20 Keynote (TBD)

10.20 – 10.45 “From VR/AR/XR Tech to “Make a Difference” Use Cases – Where Is the Value?”
Kathleen Schröter (DE), Head of Marketing and Communications, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, & Executive Manager of 3IT – Innovation Center for Immersive Imaging Technologies

10.45 – 11.15 Coffee break, networking and exhibition

11.15 – 11.40 “The Future of XR-Edu: Disrupting Learning? Focus on Nordics and Baltics.
Eilif Trondsen, (US), Director of Strategic Business Insights, board member Silicon Vikings.

11.40 – 12.05 “Helsinki city in VR – what are the possibilities building a digital twin?”,
Laura Ala (FI), Partner & CMO, Zoan

12.05 – 12.30 “Improving mental health on a large scale with VR”
William Hamilton (SE), Co-founder, Mimerse

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch 

13.30 – 15.10 Track 1 – “Learning, training & healthcare” (Kristin Flagstad Hall)

13.30 – 13.50 “Real or Fake news? An educational VR-game”, Andreas Husballe & Jannick Hynding Lund (DK), Vizlab Studios

13.50 – 14.10 “VR as a communication and collaboration tool”, Aleksander Langmyhr (NO), CEO Dimension 10

14.10 – 14.30  TBD

14.30 – 14.50 “Safe ECT – ECT training in VR”, Inland Norway Hospital & Vixel (NO)

14.50 – 15.10 “Learn to code in VR”, Are Vindfallet (NO), Making View

 

13.30 – 15.10 Track 2 – “Storytelling” (Multisal Pauline Hall) Host: Elin Festøy

13.30 – 13.55 TBD, Hidden

13.55 – 14.15 “Oslo Harbour in VR”, Ragnhild Hutchinson (NO), CEO, Tidvis

14.15 – 14.35  “VR experience of the Uboat bunker Dora and the bombing of Trondheim in 1943”, Sindre Grønvoll (NO), Art Director, Breach VR

14.35 – 14.55 “Journey with the Kon-Tiki, and other museum adventures”, Tobias Barvik (NO), Head of storytelling, Co-founder Glitch Studios

14.55 – 15.15 Case from Off-piste VR-lab, Tom Millen (UK), Crossover Labs

15.10 – 15.40 Coffee break, networking and exhibition

15.40 – 16.30/17.00 Panel and round table 

15.40 – 16:30 VR panel and question session, summary of the day (Kirsten Flagstad Hall)
More details tbd.

15.40 – 17.00 Round table for VR developers
More details tbd.

16.30 – 18.30 Refreshments, networking, exhibition (optional)

18.00 – 21.30 Conference dinner at Café 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.

OPTIONAL DAY 2 – October 25th:

08.30 – 11.30: Visit PARK (business and entrepreneur house) Inland Norway University VR/AR studies, EON Reality Interactive Digital Center (IDC), INN MoCap and local VR/AR businesses. Possibility to arrange separate meetings.

08.30 – 09.00: Welcome, coffee, intro to the PARK ecosystem

09.00 – 10.30: Tour of the house

10.30 – 10.45: Coffee break

10.45 – 11.30: Wrap up, way forward & “check out”

11.30 – 12.00: Light lunch and mingling in PARK

12.00 – 15.30 Separate meetings in PARK possible

Day two participation is free for all Nordic VR Forum participants but requires booking. Please reach out to hello@vrforum.no for questions and special requests.

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