Want the keynotes, case studies, the AR:t Gallery and the cocktails? Go All Access.
Just want to roam the gallery, mix and mingle? Get the AR:t Gallery + AudioLab pass.
All Access Conference
2:00 - 2:40 PM
Keynote: This is Your Brain on VR
How does virtual reality affect the end user’s brain?
Why do some virtual experiences “feel” vivid and immersive, while others fall flat?
And what’s VR’s potential to help (or harm) the way our brains function?
Learn 5 key takeaways about the impact of VR on our brains from the latest research at the collision of immersive technology and neuroscience.
Keynote Speaker - Dr. Sook-Lei Liew, Assistant Professor and Director of USC’s Neural Plasticity and Neurorehabilitation Lab
Interviewer: Tameka Kee, Founder & Creative Director, The In.flux Lab
2:45 - 3:15 PM
collision: xr Eats Entertainment
VR and AR are changing the nature of how we tell stories across screens. So what does the future of entertainment look like when the lines between movies, TV and video games vanish?
Kim Owens, VP, Strategy & Operations, FestiFi and Founding Researcher, KaffeineBuzz
Gil Baron, CEO & Founder, Mindshow
Isabella Schloss, Associate CG Producer & Narrative Designer, Ayzenberg
Eric T. Elder, Executive Director, Game Wizards XR Lab, LMU
3:15 - 3:40 PM
VR Tools: We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby
With new hardware and software, how are creative professionals choosing their preferred VR development platforms? A roundup of Hollywood VFX experts and developers sound off on the capabilities and limitations of the various XR platforms, like Unreal Engine, Unity and more.
Wagner James Au, SVP, AnyContext & Author, New World Notes
Mariana Acuna Acosta, Co-founder, Opaque Studios
Jonathan Nafarrete, Co-founder & EIC, VRScout
Glenn Snyder, Co-founder, Master of Shapes
Kevin Mack, Artist, VFX Pioneer and Creator of Shape Space VR
3:40 - 4:00 PM
4:00 - 4:20 pm
AR:t Gallery Spotlight
One-on-one spotlight with the AR:t Gallery Fellows.
Lori Kozlowski, Founder, More Light Media
Nancy Baker Cahill
4:20 - 4:50 PM
Augmenting the Consumer Experience
Explore the creative ways that brands, agencies and media companies are using augmented reality to connect with customers and drive sales.
Michelle Excell, Founder & Immersive Technology Strategist, the ANTIPODEAN
Michael Rucker, Co-founder & COO, OmniVirt
Mark Giles, CTO, Empact Labs
Jordan Newman, Head of Business Development, Jaunt XR
4:50 - 5:10 PM
5:10 - 5:35 pm
Virtual Love, Sex & Companionship
Virtual companions are no longer relegated to the realm of science fiction. So how are these alternate reality romances changing our everyday relationships?
A Featured Conversation with:
Philip Rosedale, Founder, High Fidelity & Second Life
Tom Boellstorff, Professor of Anthropology, UC Irvine
Ela Darling, CMO, PVR
5:35 - 6:00 pm
New World Ethics: Mixed Reality Commerce & Culture
Do mixed reality platforms and producers have an obligation to be "ethical" when it comes to making money?
Latoya Peterson, Deputy Editor, Digital Innovation, ESPN’s The Undefeated
Nancy Bennett, Chief Creative Officer & Studio Head, Two Bit Circus
Rebecca Eriksson, Founder & General Partner, Eriksson Law
Adam Sulzdorf-Liszkiewicz, Visiting Professor and Director of The Occidental College Playwork Lab
6:00 - 7:00 PM
Mix & Mingle
7:00 - 7:40pm
Collision: Music Meets Immersive Tech
VR, AR and AI are revolutionizing the way we experience music. So how can artists, labels and live venues coexist in this immersive new world of holograms, virtual venues and computer-generated albums?
Steve Baltin, Contributing Writer, Forbes
Adam Arrigo, CEO & Co-founder, TheWaveVR
Helena McGill, Co-founder & CEO, Noctvrnal
Jonathan Rowden, Co-founder & CEO, Zero System
7:40 - 8:05 PM
CAN YOU AUGMENT CREATIVITY?
Artists explore how mixed reality mediums shape the creative process itself.
Anne McKinnon, VR & AR Consultant, Digital Reality
Micah Zayner, Co-founder, NeuroExplorer VR
Nicole McDonald, Creator & Director, Marry the Moon
Miles Regis, Mixed Media & Fine Artist
YoSun Chang, Artist & Hacker
8:05 - 8:30 PM
8:30 - 9:00 PM
The AR:t of Storytelling -
newton’s first trip
It’s T-Minus 200 years in the future. Life on Earth is forever transformed. So what happens when you get an alien, an average guy, and Isaac Newton together on a dying space ship? You get Newton’s First Trip.
For our final session, we’re merging technology with live storytelling to bring this sci-fi pilot to life onstage.
Written by Rob Flores & Directed by Yu Sukie Han.