International VR Professionals Association
The International Virtual Reality Professionals Association is an international association of professionals who create and produce 360° interactive, immersive images and video, also called 360° panoramas. Our members include professional photographers, videographers, programmers, web developers, designers, software developers, hardware manufactors, artists and enthusiasts, who produce immersive experiences.
The IVRPA mission is to promote the success of Professional VR Photographers and Videographers. We strive to develop and support the professional and artistic uses of 360° panoramas, image based VR and related technologies worldwide through education, networking opportunities, manufacturer alliances, marketing assistance, and technical support of our member's work.
The IVRPA was founded originally as the IQTVRA, the International QuickTime VR Association. The association was incorporated in the state of California on December 7th, 1998. In December 2004, the association changed their name to IVRPA to reflect our broadening technological field of immersive interactive imaging and was incorporated in the state of Massachusetts, USA. On June 1 2018 the association became the International Virtual Reality Professionals Association to make clear its support for 360 video as well as still media, and its position as an industry-leading organisation.
The IVRPA is currently recognized by the USA IRS as a tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation under the 501(c)(3) section of the Internal Revenue Code.
In March 2015, the IVRPA re-launched our website. This website is the hub of the IVRPA community as a source of education and reference and showcases work of IVRPA members to the audience at large. The website was built on the open source WordPress platform. It was built and is maintained by current IVRPA Webmaster Sam Rohn for the entire VR Photography community.
The International VR Professionals Association (IVRPA)
6017 Greene Street
Philadelphia PA 19144