09:05 AM - 09:30 AM
10:35 AM - 11:00 AM
It’s a harsh reality that humanity affects life even at the smallest level: microplastics plague our oceans, harming plankton, a crucial food source for sea life and a critical part of Earth’s ecosystem. To understand the gravity of this situation, Philippe and Ashlan Cousteau, inspired by the legacy of Philippe’s grandfather Jacques Cousteau, made A Drop in the Ocean. Created in partnership with Conservation International and developed with Unity by Vision3, Drop in the Ocean is a 10-minute social VR adventure where audiences hitch a ride on a jellyfish and encounter the mysteries of the deep. Most importantly, participants experience the plastic pollution crisis from the viewpoint of sea life. Join this session to understand how a virtual reality experience can bring awareness of critical issues, such as the huge ecological challenge microplastics brings to the global masses.
11:10 AM - 11:50 AM
01:00 PM - 01:25 PM
Ted Schilowitz, Futurist for Paramount Global, shows off via mixed reality capture what he thinks are among the best experiences in VR and MR today, and what we can learn from those experiences, some Q&A with the audience after showing each experience to talk about what makes these experiences stand out, and what developers can learn from those succeeding in the space.
01:30 PM - 01:55 PM
Today’s MR and VR headsets deliver really compelling experiences but the cost of the headsets remains a barrier to entry for users and developers alike.
At just $79.99, Zapbox changes everything. Zapbox is a smartphone-powered headset that offers capabilities previously only associated with much more expensive dedicated devices.
Zapbox includes a comfortable headset with an innovative open-peripheral design alongside a pair of custom Bluetooth controllers that offer position and orientation tracking and a wide set of additional inputs. Zapbox can be used for either virtual reality or mixed reality experiences with low-latency color passthrough.
For developers, we provide a Unity XR SDK Provider plugin which makes it straightforward to port content from other headsets. Support for WebXR, OpenXR and PC Streaming is on our roadmap which will allow Zapbox to be used with existing content ecosystems.
Join Zappar co-founder Dr. Simon Taylor for a run-down of the features and benefits of Zapbox and a live demo of the experiences that Zapbox delivers at this unprecedented price point.
Oh, and don’t miss out, 5 lucky attendees will walk away with a free Zapbox from the session!
02:30 PM - 03:25 PM
XR is at the heart of industry, education, health, and social networks. The development of immersive technology will only be successful if it is created by a diverse workforce, empowered to create an XR that represents that experience of all people. As our world is transformed by the prospect of XR, employment opportunities abound for people of all levels of education and experience.
04:30 PM - 04:55 PM
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
The annual Auggie Awards have been the most recognized industry AR & VR awards show in the world since 2010. Now in its 14th year, the Auggies continue to showcase the best of the best in augmented and virtual reality. Winners will be presented with a prestigious Auggie Award live on stage.