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!

FINAL program will be ready by the end of august

October 24th

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

08.30 – 09.15 Free introduction course to VR (optional – requires registration)

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 secretary of State Paul Chaffey

09.50 – 10.20 Key note (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 at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, and Executive Manager of the 3IT Innovation Center in Berlin.

10.45 – 11.15 Coffee break, refreshments, mingling and visit stands

11.15 – 11.40 “XR learning in the Nordics – what is going on?
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 at ZoanVR

12.05 – 12.30 “A virtual pharmacy for mental healthcare”
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? A VR educational game”, Vizlab Studios (DK)

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

14.10 – 14.30 “Safe ECT – ECT training in VR”
Inland Norway Hospital and Vixel (NO)

14.30 – 14.50 “Learn to code in VR”
Making View (NO)

14.50 – 15.10

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

13.30 – 13.55 “Journey with the Kon-Tiki, and other museum adventures”, Tobias Barvik, Head of storytelling, Co-founder Glitch Studios

13.55 – 14.15 Tom Millen (UK), Crossover Labs

14.15 – 14.35 “Oslo Harbour in VR”, Ragnhild Hutchinson (NO), CEO Tidvis

14.35 – 14.55 Case from Off-piste VR-lab

14.55 – 15.15 Tbd

15.10 – 15.40 Coffee break, refreshments, snack, visit stands

15.40 – 16.30/17.00 Panel talk and round table 

15.40 – VR panel and question session, sum up of the day (Kirsten Flagstad Hall)
More details to come.

15.40 – 17.00 Round table talk for VR developers
More details to come

17.30 – 18.30 Refreshments, networking, visit stands (optional)

18.30 – 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.

11.30 – 12.30: Light lunch and mingling in PARK

12.30 – 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 for questions and special requests.


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 08.00. 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”.

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

(Photo: Hamar kommune / Bjørnar Fjeldberg)

Nordic VR Forum 2018 is all about immersive learning

Learn about interesting use cases, try out the latest gear, take part of the dialogue and grow your network at the Nordic VR Forum 2018!

VR technology offers immersive learning opportunities for an increasingly broad range of experiences. The Nordic VR Forum 2018 is all about “immersive learning” – the use of VR & AR in learning, education, training and storytelling.

At Nordic VR Forum 2018 you’ll meet among others:

Choose between two tracks – “immersive learning” or “immersive storytelling”. 

DATE: October 25th
LOCATION: Hamar kulturhus, Norway

Full day pass including lunch is 1400 NOK. Discounted price for students and startups at 400 NOK. Optional conference dinner.

Join us for a full day conference and exhibition – expand your horizons beyond reality!

Not able to attent the event in Hamar? Don’t worry – the sessions in the big conference room (Kirsten Flagstad sal) will be streamed 🙂 Follow Nordic VR Forum on Facebook to stay updated.

Throwback to 2017
In 2017, more than 250 people from five nationalities gathered at The Nordic VR Forum to learn more about creating value for their businesses and organizations using Virtual Reality – VR & AR. They got the latest updates on the technology, real life case presentations, engaged in demo sessions and fruitful discussions.

Here’s a short recap from 2017:

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Dialogue conference “VR & healthcare” at Nordic VR Forum 2017

The health track at Nordic VR Forum 2017 featured a “dialogue conference” within the conference itself. This part of the conference was arranged as a workshop, where the Inland Norway Hospital is identified problems needed to be solved using VR/AR technology. Continue reading “Dialogue conference “VR & healthcare” at Nordic VR Forum 2017″