The VR SALON is the centrepiece of the second edition of MUTEK_IMG. Developed with Mediabiz International and presented in collaboration with RPM, it offers several activities to professionals and those interested in a deeper and more comprehensive dive into Virtual Reality.
Please note that all VR SALON activities take place in English.
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Below is the preliminary program - more announcements and details will be added in the coming days.
Thursday, October 1 | 5:00pm - 9:00pm
The KALEIDOSCOPE EVENT features artist talks and demonstrations from technology partners involved in the traveling Kaleidoscope showcase, which is a part of the VR exhibition taking place at the Phi Centre, as well as a special rendezvous with various Montréal VR startups. Exclusive access to the works included in the VR exhibition will be reserved for participants of the VR SALON and those who have purchased individual tickets for this event.
Artist talks: Mac Cauley - Borrowed Light Studios (US) • Avram Dodson (US) • Vincent Morisset (QC) - AATOAA • René Pinnell - Kaleidoscope (US)
Montréal VR startups: Yan Cyr & Jean-Francois Tremblay - Beam Me Up (QC) • Christian Eve-Levesque - Vimersiv (QC) • Patrice Robitaille - RetinadVR (QC) • Marc-Olivier Lepage - Vrvana (QC)
VR Demos: Vrideo • Altspace Vr • Condition One • Videostitch
Friday, October 2 | 9:00am - 9:00pm
The VR SALON CONFERENCE is a day long event exploring the myriad issues involved in VR, bringing together visionary research, innovative technologists, multimedia artistic creators and adventurous production and distribution companies.
9:00am - 12:00pm | The Creative Track: Keynote and Case Studies
Keynote: GREG J. SMITH - HOLO Magazine (CA)
Speakers: FRED CASIA - National Film Board of Canada (QC) / ANDRÉ LAUZON - Cirque du Soleil Media (QC) / ROBIN MCNICHOLAS - Marshmallow Laser Feast (UK) / DUNCAN RANSOM - The Endless (US) / LOÏC SUTY - Turbulent (QC) / PHILIPP WENNING - invr.space (DE) / SIMON WILKINSON - CiRCA69 (UK)
12:00pm - 1:30pm | Networking Luncheon (included for ticket holders)
1:30pm - 4:15pm | The Technology Track: Case Studies
Speakers: FÉLIX ARGUILLÈRE - AC3 - VR Studio (FR) / NICOLAS BURTEY - VideoStitch (FR) / VANDER CABALLERO - Minority Media (QC) / CASEY HANCOCK - EEVO (US) / HUGH MCGRORY - Datavized (US) / DAVID MENARD - Autodesk (QC)
4:30pm - 6:00pm | The Industry Track: Roundtable
Moderator: FRÉDÉRIC GUARINO - Mediabiz International (QC)
Speakers: ALEJANDRO DINSMORE - EEVO (US) / SÖNKE KIRCHHOF - reallifefilm international (DE) / MARC PETIT - XPND Capital (QC) / ALEX ROSENFELD - Vrideo (US)
6:00pm - 9:00pm | Networking Cocktail (for ticket holders)