Program

Nordic VR Forum 2020

The overall topic of the conference is “immersive learning technologies” – specifically we focus on the four topics VR in Learning & Training, Storytelling, Health Care and Technical Development. The next-generation tools are already here. Now it’s time to start aligning learning strategy with business strategy and create value – today!

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Day 1: “VR in Health Day” (VR i helse-dagen 2020)

Wednesday, October 28th

The presentations on Day 1 will be given in NORWEGIAN LANGUAGE

Side event in cooperation with Sykehuset Innlandet.

09.00 – 10.00 Physical registration & digital event platform opens
09.15 – 09.45 Basic introduction course to  VR, AR and XR (in Norwegian)
10.00 – 10.05 Welcome – Host Ingrid Busterud, HelseINN
10.05 – 10.10 Official opening speech – Håvard Røste, Cluster Manager VRINN
10.10 – 10.30 Keynote: “How to build inspired, high performing team cultures in a remote/hybrid work reality” (English) – Annicken Day, founder and CEO of Corporate Spring, Inspiring Leadership & Culture Strategist, CEO and Author (‘Creative Superpowers’, ‘Fly, Butterfly’) (NO/US)
10.30 – 10.45 “MR as a clinical tool – Holograms in the OR” – Javier A. Luzon, UiO/Akershus Universitetssykehus
10.45 – 11.00 “Virtual activities for the elderly” – Marthe Dyrud, VilMer

11.00 – 11.15 Coffee Break

TRACK 1: Treatment

11.15 – 11.30 “Gaming in rehabilitation” – Truls Johansen & Ragnhild Nilsen, Sunnaas Sykehus
11.30 – 11.45 “Virtual activities as a municipal measure to improve the health of the elderly” – Jesper Roy, Takeawalk VR
11.45 – 12.00 “VR as a treatment method for adolescents with fear of public speaking” – Smiti Kahlon, Haukeland Universitetssykehus

12.05 – 13.00 Lunch Break

TRACK 2: Education

13.00 – 13.15 “VR-based simulation as a method”  – Johnny Sandaker & Cathrine Wilhelmsen Steen, Sykehuset Innlandet
13.15 – 13.30 “VR-based simulation in the regional BUP project” – Elisabeth Arntzen, Helse Sør Øst & Siv Lena Birkheim, INN University
13.30 – 13.45 “Self-regulated team learning in VR – The VirSam project” – Aslak Steinsbekk, NTNU
13.45 – 14.00 “VR to understand healthcare technology and the patient’s perspective” Line N. Jørgentvedt, Fagskolen Innlandet; Kristine Kvam, EON Reality; Sindre Lohne, HelseINN
14.00 – 14.05 Thanks and wrap up
14.05 – 15.00 Get together

17.30 – VR Bar @ O’Learys Hamar – Meet and Greet

Day 2: Nordic VR Forum Main Day

Thursday, October 29th

The presentations on Day 2 will be given in ENGLISH LANGUAGE

09.00 – 10.00 Physical registration & digital event platform opens
09.15 – 09.45 VR/AR – what is it? Basic intro course by Ole Haga and Kevin Tan, Inland Norway University
10.00 – 10.05 Welcome speech – Host Truls Pedersen
10.05 – 10.20 Opening speech:Government perspectives on digitalisation and new technologies” – Linda Hofstad Helleland, Minister of Regional Development and Digitalization
10.20 – 10.40 Keynote: “Creating an innovative culture in times of digital disruption” – Annicken Day, founder and CEO of Corporate Spring, Inspiring Leadership & Culture Strategist, CEO and Author (‘Creative Superpowers’, ‘Fly, Butterfly’) (NO/US)
10.40 – 11.00 Keynote: “VR and AR are Transforming our World: Why Now and What to Expect” – Nathan Pettyjohn (US), Commercial AR/VR Lead at Lenovo and Global President VR/AR Association

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break

TRACK 1: Immersive Learning & Training
Host: Truls Pedersen (NO)

11.30 – 11.45 “Decision Support System (DSS): Use of XR in crisis- and emergency response training” – Geir Ove Venemyr, INN University (NO)
11.45 – 12.00 “How ‘News as Simulation’ and AR are changing the way we learn and narrate stories.” – Alida Ouandji, Kayo Games (FI)
12.00 – 12.15 “Amplifying human performance with AR” – Jo Jørgen Stordal, Pointmedia (NO)
12.15 – 12.30 Digitizing the cultural heritage for XR” – Jonas Carlson Almqvist, Virtual Sweden (SE)

12.30 – 13.15 Lunch Break

TRACK 2 – Immersive Storytelling
Host: Elin Festøy (NO)

13.15 – 13.20 Intro by Elin Festøy
13.20 – 13.45 “Creating new worlds and reflecting the one we live in: Storytelling in VR.” – Ingrid Kopp, Electric South (SA)
13.45 – 14.00 “Real Visitors and Virtual Reality in Architecture Exhibitions” – Anne Qvale & Birgitte Sauge, The National Museum (NO)
14.00 – 14.15 “Volucap evolution – The journey of capturing photorealistic humans for XR” – Sven Bliedung, Volucap (DE)
14.15 – 14.30 “NORN – The 9 Daughters of RAN” – Lina Reinsbakken, Norn Studio (NO)
14.30 – 14.45 “Herding cattle in AR. KuGo – A museum experience” Magnus Sempler Holte, ANNO Museum (NO)
14.45 – 14.55 Wrap up, by Elin Festøy

15.00 – 15.15 Coffee Break

TRACK 3 – XR Tech Development
Host: Daniel Johansen (NO)

15.15 – 15.30 “Teslasuit in Enterprise XR Training” – Denis Dybsky, Teslasuit (UK)
15.30 – 15.45 “City scale prototypes of an experimental Open Spatial Web” – Jan Erik Vinje, Open AR Cloud (NO)
15.45 – 16.00 “Glava VR: A locationbased multiplayer edutainment experience” – Tommy Svensson & Yu He, Logic Interactive (NO)
16.00 – 16.15 “How to maximize the benefits of Teams/Zoom with multiplayer XR solutions.” – Knut Henrik Aas, EON Reality (NO)
16.25 – 17.00 QnA and Roundtable Tech Discussion (possibility to participate live in Teams meeting)

17.00 – 17.15 Coffee Break

17.15 – 17.55 Panel “Challenges and possibilities in the context of COVID-19” organized by WIIT – “Women in Immersive Tech”.

Panel participants:
Prof. Ekaterina Prasolova-Førland, NTNU (NO) (panel moderator)
Ksenia Avetisova, Head of Enhanced Reality Lab TietoEVRY (FI)
Prof. Judith Molka-Danielsen, Høgskolen i Molde (NO)
Lina Reinsbakken, CEO & FounderNorn Studio (NO)
Dana-Maria Faneker, Founder Captain VR (NL)
Catharina Bøhler, CEO Sarepta Studio (NO)

17.55 – 18.00 Wrap up and way forward, by Håvard Røste, Cluster Manager VRINN Business Cluster

19.00 – 21.30 Conference Dinner at Restaurant Satelitten (registration required!)

Day 3: Networking & meetings

Friday, October 30th

This last day is an offer for further networking, to deepen new contacts and visit PARK gründer og næringshus (www.parkhamar.no)
PLEASE NOTE: Virtual participation is not possible.

If you want to book a meeting (room) please reach out to hello@vrforum.no

Time: 9 – 14