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!

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 TBD

13.55 – 14.15 Mark Atkin (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 hello@vrforum.no for questions and special requests.

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