Program

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!

Day 1: Thursday, October 24th

08.00 – 09.30 Registration, networking, coffee, snacks

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

09.30 – 12.30 Plenary session
(Kirsten Flagstad Hall)

09.30 – 09.35 Welcome by host Sophie Mobbs (UK) Associate Professor, Inland Norway University

09.35 – 09.50 Opening speech by State Secretary Paul Chaffey (NO)

09.50 – 10.20 Keynote: “Stories That Matter: How creative technology and storytelling can build a new movement for social change.”
Gabo Arora (US) Multi-award winning immersive artist, professor and former UN diplomat, LightShed & Johns Hopkins University

10.20 – 10.45 “From VR/AR/XR tech to “make-a-difference” use cases – Where is the value?”
Kathleen Schröter (DE) Head of Corporate Communications, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute / Executive Manager, 3IT Berlin

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/NO) Director, Strategic Business Insights / Board member, Silicon Vikings

11.40 – 12.05 “Virtual Helsinki – the next generation of virtual travelling”
Laura Olin (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”
(Kirsten Flagstad Hall)

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

13.50 – 14.10 “VR as a communication and collaboration tool. Practical examples from real life use cases”
Aleksander Langmyhr (NO) CEO, Dimension 10

14.10 – 14.30  “Kids save lives! Co-creation for training first aid”
Andreas Dypvik Landmark (NO) Research Scientist, SINTEF Digital

14.30 – 14.50 “SAFE ECT – a novel VR-based checklist training program for ECT”
Eivind Aakhus (NO) Senior Consultant in Psychiatry, Inland Norway Hospital
&
Rune Vandli (NO) Senior Product Developer, VIXEL

14.50 – 15.10 “How to use VR to teach lower secondary school students programming”
Are Vindfallet (NO) Founder, Making View

13.30 – 15.10 Track 2 – “Storytelling”
(Multisal Pauline Hall)

Host: Elin Festøy VR Producer

13.30 – 13.50 “Going There – In Search of Hidden Treasures. Storytelling in AR”
Øyvind Steensen (NO) Creative Director, Hidden AS

13.50 – 14.10 “The port of Oslo 1798”
Ragnhild Hutchison (NO) CEO, Tidvis

14.10 – 14.30  “Restoring agency and storytelling in Parkinson’s patients with VR”
eMalick Njie (US) CEO, NeuroStorm Studios

14.30 – 14.50 “Journey with the Kon-Tiki, and other museum adventures”,
Tobias Barvik (NO) Head of storytelling & Co-founder, Glitch Studios

14.50 – 15.10 Results 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 roundtable

15.40 – 16:30 “Women in VR” Panel and question session. Questions from SLI.DO and from the audience, summary of the day (Kirsten Flagstad Hall).

Participants:

Panel will be led by Sophie Mobbs (UK) Associate Professor, Inland Norway University

15.40 – 17.00 Roundtable for VR developers

Moderators:

16.30 – 18.00 Refreshments, networking, exhibition

18.30 – 21.30 Conference dinner at Volum Kulturhuset (FULLY BOOKED)

  • Welcome drink from 18.30 – 19.00

Discounted tickets for students and startup companies. Requirements: Students must bring a valid student ID. Startups not older than two years and less than 2MNOK revenue (p.a.).

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, Hamar Game Collective.  Possibility to arrange separate meetings.

  • 08.30 – 09.00: Coffee, welcome, 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 – 15.00 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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