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The VR Salon offers various activities to professionals interested in exploring the medium of Virtual Reality (VR) and Mixed Reality (MR), as well as a VR exhibition addressed to the general public.

Developed by MUTEK and Frédéric Guarino of VR Valley Network Montréal, the VR Salon aims to create a platform for exchange and inspiration for VR and MR by :
- bringing together artists, developers, filmmakers and producers to share their experiences;
- open up the small VR and MR ecosystems and build bridges to other creative digital disciplines;
- inspire new projects and engender new collaborations;
- introduce (new) audiences to (new) VR and MR experiences.

If you have questions about the VR Salon, contact us at vrsalon@mutek.org.


VR Salon #2 // May 30+31, 2016

After a first successful edition last fall, MUTEK convenes a second edition of the VR Salon this spring, in order to continue to expore the potential of virtual reality in the arts, cinema, documentary, video games, marketing, journalism, and others sectors in culture, media and entertainment.

The VR Salon #2 will take place on May 30 and 31 at Centre Phi, Montréal, just before the MUTEK festival.

VR Salon #1 // October 1+2, 2015

The first edition of the VR Salon was held during MUTEK_IMG, a forum on current practices in digital creation that took place at the Phi Centre in Montréal from October 1-3, 2015. Developed with Mediabiz International and presented in collaboration with RPM, the event brought together visionary researchers, innovative technologists, multimedia artistic creators and adventurous production and distribution companies to discuss VR as the next platform in experiential technology.

The first edition of the VR Salon included over 30 speakers for 2 days of VR focussed presentations and discussions. In addition to the conference program, a free exhibition was made available on site to participants as well as the general public thanks to our collaboration with the traveling VR showcase Kaleidoscope.

VR Salon 2015 symposium overview
VR Salon 2015 symposium videos
VR Salon 2015 exhibition

VR Salon 2015 press coverage: The Creators Project (EN) / Téléjournal Radio Canada (FR)

“It was an eye-opening and hugely stimulating event that will, I think, do much to generate and sustain an ongoing intense interest in the accelerating developments in the domain of virtual reality and its presence in Montréal and the province of Québec.” - Jon Husband, Wirearchy

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