Virtual Switzerland’s yearly conference, this event gathers together professionals in the audiovisual industry and start-ups that work with innovation and technology, to address new forms of narration and immersive contents.
The event aims to foster networks, provide a platform to discuss current issues with Swiss and international experts, and to bring together academic and private circles in order to enhance and promote the creation of XR content.
Limited places and paid registration between 10am and 1:30pm. Free admission in the afternoon, subject to availability. Free admission all day for all accredited and GIFF pass holders.
10am - 5pm
Morning: Meet-the-Experts Session
10:00-12:00 Interactive masterclass format followed by discussions around 4 challenges XR is facing today.
- Kent Bye (Journalist at Voices of VR Podcast, US)
- Caecilia Charbonnier (Research Director at Artanim, Chief Innovation Officer at Dreamscape Immersive and President at Virtual Switzerland, CH)
- Raffaël Dickreuter (CEO & VFX Specialist at SUPERBA AR, US)
- Jonathan Droz (Founder & Director at Wowl, CH)
- Judith Guez (XR Artist, Researcher & Engineer, Founder & Director of Recto VRso at Laval Virtual, FR)
- Tiziano Leidi (Head of the Institute for Information Systems and Networking ISIN at SUPSI, CH)
- Max Rheiner (Founder & CEO at SOMNIACS, Head of the Master Design Interaction at Zürcher Hochschule der Künste – ZHdK, CH)
12:00-13:30 Speed-Dating Meetings with the Experts (10 minutes per meeting)
Networking Lunch in parallel
Afternoon: Conference & Panel
Held in English with translation available
13:30 GIFF & Virtual Switzerland Welcome
13:40 Fiction & Immersion with Marc Atallah (Director at Maison d’Ailleurs and at Numerik Games Festival, CH)
14:10 Immersive Research in Cinematic Virtual Reality with Michael Brönnimann (Commissioning Editor for 360° Videos at Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen – SRF, CH) and Samuel Frei (Researcher, Lecturer & Coordinator of Continuing Education at Hochschule Luzern für Design & Kunst – HSLU, CH)
14:45 Wonder with Judith Guez (XR Artist, Researcher & Engineer, Founder & Director of Recto VRso at Laval Virtual, FR)
15:15 Storytelling with Kent Bye (Journalist at Voices of VR Podcast, US)
15:40 Panel on content creation led by Kent Bye (Journalist at Voices of VR Podcast, US), with Ian Ravenshaw Bland (Co-Founder & CEO at So Real Digital Twins AG, CH), Allison Crank (Head of Digital Experiences at Wowl, CH), Ellen Kuo (Director of Business Development & International Lead at Funique VR, TW/CH), Tiziano Leidi (Head of the Institute for Information Systems and Networking ISIN at SUPSI, CH) and Ulrich Schrauth (Artistic Director at VRHAM! Virtual Reality & Arts Festival, DE
16:10 VR in Film Production and AR Advertising of Movies with Raffaël Dickreuter (CEO & VFX Specialist at SUPERBA AR, US)
17:00 Access to Virtual Territories at Maison Communale de Plainpalais (Pitoëff) + Cocktail
18:30 Conversation with Jan Kounen (VR Artist, FR)