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VRTGO returns for its 4th year and expands to include industry and finance workshops

Following on from the their 3 previous sell out events, VRTGO returns to the North East on 1st and 2nd November with an amazing line-up of speakers, partners and sponsors.

As usual the event gazes into the future of VR and related immersive technologies, whilst giving attendees the chance to try VR and AR demos and meet like-minded, interesting people.

The event will attract a cross section of local, national and international buyers, researchers and developers of immersive technology and will be held at the stunning Norther Design Centre and Baltic Art Gallery in Gateshead.

Attend VRTGO 2017 and hear from Epic Games’, Nick Whiting who leads on AR/VR and will be looking at what they learned about players, technology, physiology, and psychology through creating Robo Recall, and how those lessons are shaping how they think about what they’re working on next. Also hear from Aldis Sipolins, Head of VR at IBM Research, New York. Aldis will be talking about his exciting research into VR and AI in relation to machine learning. To find out more about the speakers see www.vrtgo.co.uk.

Carri Cunliffe, Conference Director said, “As VR starts to be adopted across lots of different industries, the event will be looking at what the impact will be for us in terms of our everyday lives, entertainment, work, social interactions, the world around us. We are very excited to have amazing influential speakers on board and more speakers and workshops will be announced shortly.”

Nick Whiting from Epic Games said, “I am pleased to be able to speak at the event, and share what we’ve learned about making VR and AR content with everyone, and to talk a bit about where we think the future lies for this technology. It truly has changed the way we interact with computing: from enterprise, to film, to games. This is a very exciting time to be involved!”

This year the event will include industry specific workshops to give both developers and those implementing VR a chance to explore further the uses of VR and to meet key contacts. Theses workshops will focus on VR in games, manufacturing, architecture and training. Innovate UK will be there as well to sign post companies to the correct contests and funding.

To register for 1.5 days of future gazing and great networking click here.

VRTGO 2017 is supported by Innovate UK, Gateshead Council, Invest North East England, Digital Catapult, Unreal Engine, Coatsink, Neutron VR, Annimersion, Digital Union, VRTGO Labs, UKIE, TIGA, Game Republic, VR Focus, Immerse UK, Soluis and many more.

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