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.