Nordic VR Forum 2018

The 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)

(host: Truls Pedersen)

08.30 – 09.30 Registration, networking, coffee, tea and snack
09.30 – 09.35 Opening and welcome
09.35 – 09.45 Rikke Høistad Sjøberg, State Secretary to the Minister of Education and Integration
09.45 – 10.10 Salvador Baille – “Digital winners and the role of VR”
10.10 – 10.35 Meghan McWilliams, Associate Director Of Development at Emblematic Group: “Journalism meets VR – Greenland Melting project”
10.35 – 10.50 Daniel Horgmo, Academic Territory Channel Manager, Microsoft: “«Future of learning with mixed reality – how mixed reality unlocks possibilities in the classroom for creative, safe and faster learning”

10.50 – 11.20 Coffee break, refreshments, visit stands

11.20 – 11.40 Sophie Mobbs, VR producer, Inland Norway University and Dr Ståle Fredriksen, Inland Norway Hospital: “Gaming to heal: An introduction to medical applications of VR. Gaming against depression: Using VR to create order in disordered minds.”
11.40 – 11.55 Peder Børresen, Holocap: “Volumetric video – Why holograms will play an important part in the virtual future”
11.55 – 12.10 Fabio Cujino, Play Doktor: “Learn, train and understand – A better day at the hospital with AR games for children”
12.10 – 12.30 Simon McCallum, Lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington: “Come Walk with Me: Simon will walk the audience through his experiences working and teaching in VR, and the challenges for creating engagement in Virtual Environments”.

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

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

(host: Truls Pedersen)
13.30 – 13.50 Ekaterina Prasolova-Førland, professor NTNU: “Project cases at Innovative Immersive Technologies for Learning (IMTEL) research group”
13.50 – 14.10 Rune Vandli, CEO Vixel & Yngve Strypet, EAB Engineering “Working globally with VR, a Subsea case”
14.10 – 14.30 Anne Lise Waal, Attensi: “Customer case, VR in learning & training”
14.30 – 14.50 Jesper Foss, Sparebank 1 Østlandet & Kristine Kvam, EON Reality Norway: “AR in banking – educational program for kids making everyday finances fun”
14.50 – 15.10 Lars Moastuen, Sopra Steria: “Do more with less knowledge with digital twins”

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

(Host: Elin Festøy)
13.30 – 13.40 Welcome and intro to track 2, Elin Festøy
13.40 – 14.10 Gayatri Parameswaran, co-founder NowHereMedia: “Using VR to document stories of war: the case of Home After War”
14.10 – 14.30 Kim Baumann Larsen, VR designer: “Designing learning, training and workspaces for VR”
14.30 – 14.50 Glitch Studios, Tobias Barvik: “How immersive technologies changes the way we tell stories”
14.50 – 15.10 “Solen i Munch, case presentation” Kristian Mosvold, Øya Interaktiv

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 – audience questions and interaction. Moderators: Silvija Seres & Kim Baumann Larsen. Participants: Rune Vandli (Vixel), Prof. Ekaterina Prasolova-Førland (NTNU), Gayatri Parameswaran (NowHereMedia) and Egil Utheim (Inland Norway Hospital).
16.25 – 16.30 Wrap up and safe trip home

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

18.00 – 21.30 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)

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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