The Belfast 2019 conference will be four days of superb talks and workshops. They will cover a wide range of topics in the 360 VR photographic and video fields and deal with expert techniques and secrets as well as news and hands-on demonstrations of the latest software and hardware.
Remember, the IVRPA conferences are where the very best in the VR space meet to share ideas and help each other.
This schedule will be updated, and details changed as new speakers and workshops come aboard.
Join IVRPA as a Professional member (or an Academic member if you qualify) to get discounted conference tickets as well as to support IVRPA itself as it promotes excellence and learning in the VR industries.
Founder of Huggity, who took gigapixel photography to a new level by streamlining it’s production and the way it’s sold to brands, which resulted in creation of a new sponsorship inventory and fan engagement tool used at the most exciting events on the planet. Huggity innovative approach resulted in delivery of over 400 FanPics in…
Juha Kela Finwe Ltd.
Juha Kela, CEO and Founding member of Finwe Ltd and Chairman of the board and founder of FinCloud.tv. Finwe provides services and tools for a superior mobile panorama video viewing experience. FinCloud offers services for 360 video production including consultation and sales of 360 video equipment.
Andrew Baddeley NCTech Ltd
Andy has spent the last 12 years working with spherical imaging systems and joined NCTech in 2012 as Technical Sales Director. Prior to NCTech Andy worked for BAE systems in Saudi before launching 360 Tactical VR. Andy brings a high level of imaging expertise to NCTech and is able to work closely with customers at…
Uli Futschik Koncept VR
As the Chief Operating Officer of Freedom 360 and Koncept VR, Uli manages day-to-day logistics as well as long term strategies for two successful businesses at the forefront of the cinematic VR movement. From hardware manufacturing to on-set directing she is in charge of all facets of the operations. Overseeing pre-production, location scouting, and crew…
Joergen Geerds Koncept VR
CEO, Koncept VR / Freedom360 With a background in art, film-making, photography and art direction, and as the original inventor of the modern fully spherical video as a medium, Joergen has been evangelizing cinematic VR for the past 5 years. His deep understanding of the technology allows him to push the language of VR filmmaking…
Juan Camilo Infante Barón Perspektiva 360 S.A.S
I am passionate about Entrepreneurship and technology. I have been on the recent organizers team for Belfast where he gave a workshop on native VR app development. Co-founder at a VR company, 360 photographer, Unity Developer for Oculus/OpenVR, I am also an US State-Fellow(https://ylai.state.gov/), a network of Young entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean,…
As well as directing and producing VR projects, Alex is invited to speak globally on the topic of next-generation storytelling and the potential of VR as a cinematic art form. She is an advisor to companies and brands about the creative processes behind VR and also the behaviors of the audiences that experience it. She…
After studying Economics and Management of Cultural Heritage at the Ca'Foscari University of Venice, she obtained her master's degree at the DAMS of the University of Udine. Her research focus is of panoramic cinema between industry and spectacle, and she investigates how moving images can create an immersive experience. Also, she is a recipient of…
Christian is a Lecturer (=assistant professor) and EPSRC-UKRI Innovation Fellow at the University of Bath. His research combines insights from vision, graphics and perception to reconstruct visual information from images and videos, to create high-quality visual experiences with a focus on 6-degree-of-freedom VR video.
Dee Harvey is an immersive and interactive artist based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She is currently writing and directing an animated VR experience about miscarriage, produced by Chi Thai and executive produced by Nell Whitley (Marshmallow Laser Feast). In 2017 she was selected for Reframed, an immersive artist residency at Lighthouse in Brighton. She has…
Antonio Victor Garcia-Serrano Zakato Interactive Imaging
I come from a background of research in 3D computer graphics. One quiet and clear day, while surfing the net, I got hooked with the fisheye magic of panoramic interactive images. That happened by the end of the 2nd millennium, and since then I have been fishing 360º images.
Dominik Baumann Ringier AG / Blick.ch
Multimedia Producer at Ringier AG, BLICK/Newsroom in Zurich.
Martin Hopkins Garden Gnome GmbH
Martin Hopkins (aka Hopki) is Garden Gnome Software’s support guru. He leads the conversations on the forums, social sites and support mail. Not only that, he is also the in-house master of Pano2VR and Object2VR with an amazing amount of know-how for the software.
Keith has extensive experience as a print and digital graphic designer, photographer, writer, programmer and lecturer. He is author of the Exif Fixer app and web service, and he pioneered embedding 360 panoramas in EPUB digital books. Keith has worked in the print media production sector since the mid-1980s and print design since the late…
Alin Bugeag GoThru
Alin Bugeag is CEO at GoThru Media Inc. He has been a trusted photographer since 2012 and has done more than 500 Street View tours in the Toronto, Canada area. In March 2015, GoThru saw the need for a way to save and update constellations in the Street View editor and created the GoThru plug-in.…
Dr. Sabetta Matsumoto Assistant Professor, School of Physics, Georgia Tech. I'm a theoretical physicist, physics professor, applied mathematician. Interested in geometry, low dimensional topology and mathematical art (and cats).
Thomas Rauscher Garden Gnome Software
After starting with computer graphics at age 13, I took a detour into electronics and databases. But, my first digital camera, The World Wide Panorama project, and PanoTools reignited my interest in computer graphics which spurred me to create my first panorama software Pano2QTVR. 17 years later and my team and I continue to provide…
I'm a sound designer and a VR director who works mostly with 360 video and cinematic content. I specialize in using 3D audio for narrative VR and 360 film, and are doing research into long format 360 films.
I am the CEO of Interactive Graphics Studios and founder of AfriEDX.org, a non-profit award-winning EduTech startup based in Mauritius. The mission of AfriEDX is to bring creativity and social development within the African Community through Innovative technologies like Virtual Reality (VR). I am also a Coursera mentor on VR and 360° Video Production and…
Henry Segerman received his masters in mathematics from the University of Oxford, and his Ph.D. in mathematics from Stanford University. He is currently an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics at Oklahoma State University. His research interests are in three-dimensional geometry and topology, and in mathematical art and visualization. In visualization, he works in…
Denis Pellerin is a self-taught photo-historian with an MA in Art history from the Sorbonne and, most importantly, a very strong passion for nineteenth century stereo photography. Denis has been researching and learning about the history of stereo photography for over 30 years and has written multiple articles and books on the subject, both in…
Rachel Bracker Forever VR
Hello! I'm a 360/VR filmmaker currently directing “With the Wind and the Stars”- a 360 docuseries about women in aviation. I'm also co-founder of Forever VR- a 360 video production company that specializes in VR storytelling. I joined the IVRPA to meet other VR pros & enthusiasts from around the world + learn new things.
Bradley Gill 360 Labs
Brad Gill is a Portland VR filmmaker with a degree in Advertising Management from Portland State University. He has been working diligently in the virtual reality medium for over 6 years. He believes that virtual reality can help save the world if used for good. After graduating from PSU, Brad has worked with a variety…
Thomas Sharpless tksharpless.net
Biochemist/Engineer/Panographer in Philadelphia, PA. Like to write software, hack with cameras, walk dogs. Contributor to Hugin, developer of Panini and PT3D s/w. IVRPA member since 2011; past director. Ambition: to create an automatic 6-dof 3D stitching system.
Geoffrey Bruce Manager of Immersive Technologies - ASU
Geoffrey Bruce is the Manager of Immersive Technologies and Senior Exploration Software Architect for the School of Earth and Space Exploration and serves as lead of the Immersive Virtual Field Trips (iVFT) team at Arizona State University’s Education Through Exploration group. He holds a graduate degree focused on intuitive learning in immersive virtual environments and…
Ignacio Ferrando Abaco Digital
I'm a Spanish profesional photographer, I do 360 images since 1995... On the last years I have done many interesting projects in this area, especially on action panoramas of outdoor activities... Actually I'm working more with 360 Video.
Jeremiah Scott Boeing
Jeremiah leads a team of technical photographers, coders and retouching experts building Virtual Tours for a myriad of applications at Boeing. “APEX” or Advanced Photographic Engineering Experience -Virtual Tours are utilized as interactive platforms and aligned with manufacturing processes. By leveraging high-quality photography with engineering levels of accurate retouching, we’ve configured the traditional idea of…
Roy Horton Drone Photography Services.co.uk
I specialise in aerial and ground 360 photography of landscapes, golf courses, architecture and buildings. I have pioneered the use of drones for new commercial uses of aerial 360 panoramas. My background for over 25 years has been the development renovation and construction of listed buildings, golf courses, leisure facilities, clubhouses and hotels. My love…
From Beijing, China, Yuqing Guo is a 360 VR photography maniac! Guo has given presentations about his work in 360 VR photography at Photoworld Magazine, a publication for which he has also written articles about panoramic photography. In 2018 and 2015, Guo won the Silver Award in the 360/VR category at the EPSON International Pano…
Federico Debetto KMedia
I'm a 360° content specialist, since 2014 I'm a Google Street View Trusted Photographer, and in 2015 I have created the first Italian project of touristic promotion through Google Street View virtual tours. From that day I steadily work to improve this kind of project and to export in several countries across Europe with the…
Matchmaking is like speed dating but for businesses and is typical at both large and small business events. It is used as a way to meet other attendees with the hopes of finding the right deals/partners/distributors, etc. These are one on one meetings that are short and organized.
Over the years, we’ve gotten feedback that there isn’t as much social time or time to connect as preferred. We aim to remedy this in Belfast. We hope to use this type of speed dating to help delegates meet other delegates, to help find a specialist for an upcoming project, to learn about products and services, in a more structured setting, etc.
For example, say you have an upcoming project that requires an experienced drone operator. There are some experienced drone operators at our events. This would help you find all the drone operators in attendance and even help you find the best one for your project. Likewise, maybe you’re a drone operator looking for work. This would be a good chance to show people your work and find a job you’d like to be part of.
How does it work?
When you go to purchase your ticket, you will create an account with the b2match service (which is not only is our ticketing partner, but also organizes these meetings), you can create a profile. This profile will let you add a little about yourself, relevant keywords, videos, and images. You’ll also indicate what kind of meeting you’re looking for (i.e., looking for 360 photo drone operators).
So, if you are a video producer, you would add something like this:
ABC 360 Video Producer
Expertise: Documentaries, Short Films
Looking for: Experienced Drone operator
This information is added to the “Marketplace.” Here, you can go through the list (and filter as necessary) to find all the drone operators (available for work) in attendance.
You will then select all the ones you wish to meet. The others can accept or decline your request. When accepted, the system automatically set a time.
Meetings can be changed and canceled at any time.
There will be a location at the event with several tables with numbers on them. Simply show up at this location, and look for your table.
All of this will be managed through the b2match website (also available for mobile).
Excursion Belfast 2019 (14th June)
Magical Giants Causeway
Drive from Belfast up along the Antrim Coast Road - rated one of the Top Five Road Trips worldwide - this ever-changing tapestry of scenery and colours, set against the dramatic coastal backdrop will no doubt take your breath away. The tour will stop in areas of outstanding natural beauty and historical significance alongside a visit to locations used in the making of the series Game of Thrones.
Schedule of Tour
Carrickfergus Castle 45 minutes
(admission charges apply *only if entering main castle - £5.50pp or £4pp for group of 10 or more)*
Cushendun Harbour and Caves and Caves 40 minutes (Game of Thrones film location)
Lunch stop in Mary McBride’s or Marine Court Ballycastle )
Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge 1.25 hour
(admission charges apply*onlyif going across the bridge - £9.00pp or £7.20pp for group of 15 or more)*
Ballintoy Harbour 30 minutes (Game of Thrones film location)
Giants Causeway 1.25hr
(admission charges apply only going into visitor centre - £12.50pp or £8.75pp for group of 15 or more)
Dunluce Castle 45 minutes
(admission charges apply only if entering main castle - £5.50pp or £4.00pp for group of 10 or more)
Dark Hedges 30 minutes (Game of Thrones film location)
16 seater 15 + guide £549 = £36.60pp (15 people)
29 seater 28 + guide £750 = £26.78pp (28 people)
53 seater available 52 + guide £1100 = £21.16pp (52 people)
Register in b2match:
- Go to your profile.
- Go to My Attendance.
- Click on Friday.
- Select the excursion.
Register by Wednesday June 12th.