Czech VR Fest
Festival and Conference of
augmented and virtual reality
Quo vadis, augmented and virtual reality? We'll be answering this question on the 24th and 25th of May in Prague. During this time, Prague will become the heart of the virtual world. A place for experts and fans alike to meet and discuss the newest trends in virtual and augmented reality.
Prague has a lot to offer - the vibrant historical city provides inspiration and the local universities high quality graduates. We envision that many ideas formed during the conference will be transformed into cutting-edge collaborative projects.
In May 2017, Prague will become the international center of virtual and augmented reality. Many of the world´s leading experts will be in attendance: VR and HR visionaries, world class developers, peak professionals in medicine, industry, education, architecture, gaming and art.
The festival will include an international conference for professionals with over 50 experts presenting their field of work, while almost 500 enthusiasts from around the world will meet and discuss current topic, and will also feature an exhibition open to the public, where virtual reality fans will have a chance to try the new developments of world renowned brands. We expect over 4.000 visitors from the public to be in attendance.
Czech VR Fest is organized under the auspices of the deputy Prime Minister of science, research and innovations Pavel Bělobrádek, the Dean of the Faculty Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University Pavel Ripka and Jiří Žára, head of the Department of Computer Graphics & Interaction.
Besides presenting new trends in the field, our main aim is to enhance the cooperation between universities, top developers, research centers, producers and state institutions, and to open the way for utilization of virtual and augmented reality in education, healthcare and other domains.
The exhibition segment of the festival will be open to public. All virtual reality fans will be welcome to try hardware and software of world renowned brands: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, SONY Playstation VR, Google, Microsoft, Samsung and many others. Virtual reality headsets will be available, as will be simulators, making the experience even more intense.
Festival pass holders will have the possibility to attend the conference, workshops, networking and VIP party as well.
Ryan A Bell
Possibly the greatest authority of the American community for Virtual and Augmented Reality. Ryan is the founder of VR Scout and the author of a Barack Obama’s project.
NASA’s first livestream of interactive broadcast and events would not be the same without Veronica. She received a number of rewards for her campaigns. She manages the news and social media team at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Masaru "Nogi" Ohnogi
Masaru is the Head of Global Business Development at gumi Inc., one of the largest Japanese gaming companies. He helped with speeding up the process of overseas trade, that currently accounts for half of the world's revenue.
He’s the Chief Software Engineer at Unity Labs, where he aims to push forward the field of VR authorization. He’s a holder of Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Georgian Institute of Technology. He also founded his own studio, LUMINARY.
American Army’s Veteran and former supplier for DARPA company in the Defense Industry. Nowadays, he’s the Design Director at Bohemia Interactive Simulations, that utilizes a technology based on games to create a military training software - VR simulator for crews of Australian military helicopters, for example.
He’s a co-founder of one of the largest co-working spaces in Southeastern Europe, based in the centre of Slovenian capital Ljubljana. He’s also a founder of a local VR & AR initiative with a belief that the fast development of virtual reality in the last few years will dramatically rebuild teamwork in the next decade.
24–25 May 2017
Bubenské nábřeží 306/13
Holešovice, halls 7 a 8