Las Vegas 2024: Program & Speakers

The International Virtual Reality Photography Association Conference

Inspiring plenary sessions, location shoots and workshops for knowledge update and new business contacts.

Speakers committed include Keynote ~ Cristian D. Rein-Loring, Michael Quan, Rachel Bracker, Al Caudullo, Greg Downing, Stephanie Wilcox, Hugh Hou, Keeley Turner, Matt Rowell, Thomas Rauscher, Michael Ty, Jereimah Scott, Martin Hopins, Stan Hillhouse, Loren Ybarrondo, Terry Brown, Michael Buday, Geoffrey Bruce. Other speakers will be announced in the coming weeks as they're confirmed.

Subjects include:
Storytelling in VR Video
One Ocean SeaWorld
6DoF Techniques
Apple Vision Pro
VR Video Planning, Production & Post
Gamified 360 Virtual Learning Environments
YouTube & DeoVR channel development
Digital Twins
Reality Capture: Apps, Nerfs, Splats, and LIDAR
Garden Gnome - Pano2VR
Using Google Analytics to improve VR experiences
Photogrammetry and Drones
The Sphere Experience Story
ADA Compliance
Architectural Lighting
Fundraising with VR
Best VR Business Practices

more to be announced.

And because we're in Las Vegas, how can we not take in an immersive show at The Sphere Experience, showing Darren Aronofsky's Postcard from Earth? Before that Terry Brown and Michael Buday from MacGillivray Freeman Films, creators of One Ocean in Abu Dhabi, will join a panel to discuss immersive media.

Half-day workshop sessions are planned for an additional fee for Friday, June 28th..

This schedule will be updated, and details changed as new speakers and workshops come aboard.

Event Agenda When viewing the Agenda you can click on individual items for more details.

Join IVRPA as a Professional member or Sponsor member to get discounted conference tickets as well as to support IVRPA itself as it promotes excellence and learning in the VR industries.

Speakers Include:

Greg Downing xRez Studio

Greg Downing specializes in image-based 3D technologies and computational photography techniques. His photographic work has been displayed in some of the worlds most prestigious museums including the MoMA New York, American Museum of Natural History, the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, The Tech Museum, Computer History Museum, Ars Electronica, Art…

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. 20 years later and my team and I continue to provide…

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.

Matt Rowell 360 Labs

I got my start into panoramic photography in 2012 when I joined the Google Business View program and immediately got hooked on VR and immersive content creation, jumping head-first into 360 video and more. Later founded 360 Labs in 2014, a VR production company based in Portland, Oregon, specializing in cinematic quality 360 content creation…

Michael Ty 360 Rumors

Mic has written over 1,900 articles about 360 cameras and VR in, a website known for its in-depth reviews and tutorials for 360 cameras. He has served as a consultant for 360 camera manufacturers, software developers, and 360 camera accessory manufacturers.

Al Caudullo Explore Immersive Studios

Adding to the two Emmy Award Nominations for work with Alchemy Immersive on Micro Monsters with David Attenborough and Kingdom of Plants, along with his multiple 3D Awards, are the four Hollywood Guerilla Film Festival for three VR Films, The Crown, Forced Out & The Cave Rescue VR Experience. Al Caudullo has utilized his 40…

Stephanie Willcox JW Photography LLC

Owner - JW Photography. I manage a team of 5 photographers, a videographer and drone operator, 3 developers and a Business Liaison in the office. I am a certified EDWOSB, minority woman owned business in Illinois. We have done work all over the country in Virtual tourism and with government contracts with projects of Historic…

Stan Hillhouse Stan Hillhouse P.C.

Stan Hillhouse PC. CRS, rCRMS, GRI, PSA, RENE, ABR, SRS Realtor Associate Broker HomeSmart Diamond Club Member Architectural Photographer Certified in Adobe Photoshop CPS Canon Professional Services IAPP International Association of Panoramic Photographers NAPP National Association of Photoshop Professionals IVRPA International VR Photography Association APD Adobe Photographers Directory Google Business Photos Trusted Independent Certified Photographer

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.

Loren Ybarrondo Visual Construction

I enjoy creating immersive media, particularly interactive virtual tours for academic purposes. Networking with other professionals and taking part in creative & technical exchanges is the best way to advance your work and I hope to do my part to foster that.

Colette Lane

Professional commercial photographer.

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…

Terry Brown

Terry Brown is a 40+ year technology and post veteran of the Motion Picture and Television industry. TB studied electrical engineering at Florida Tech, taking after his father who also was in the industry. He spent 25 years in Hollywood, 21 of which were spent at the famed Laser-Pacific Media Corporation. Enter MacGillivray Freeman Films…

Scott Witte Tour de Force 360VR

I am an advertising and corporate photographer who pushes the limits searching for new ways to create more effective and persuasive images. My background is high end commercial still photography and I still love doing that work. But I have long been attracted to the promise of 360VR. As technology and software came together in…

Geoffrey Bruce Manager of Immersive Technologies - ASU

Geoffrey is the Manager of Immersive Technologies and serves as the Chief Exploration Software Architect for the ETX (Education Through eXploration) Immersive Virtual Field Trip team at Arizona State University. His work focuses on VR, AR, XR and 360° research and development of interactive adaptive content to enhance the educational experience of users through the virtual…

The Sphere Experience - Postcard from Earth

On Wednesday June 28th evening there will be an option to attend 'The Sphere Experience, Postcard From Earth', an immersive experience from around the world by Darren Aronofsky.

We have reserved a block of seats at a special discount rate including transportation to and from the event. These tickets are available for purchase when you purchase your Conference ticket.



There will be optional workshops for an additional fee on Friday, June 28th.

9.00am - 12 noon - Al Caudullo demonstrates the stages in his VR Video production workflow. Al will also share tips and tricks about spatial 3D and both VR 180 and 360 videos. We'll do a deep dive into his favorite weapon of choice, the Canon R5C. But we'll also work with other VR cameras. We will explore production secrets and examine Al's production workflow from start to finish. Where do you fit in the VR Production scene? Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced? 360? VR180? We will then split into appropriate groups as we work through the process togther. Storytelling

1.30pm - 4.30pm - Garden Gnome workshop on the latest aspects of Pano2VR

Pleases contact Loren Price at Thank you for your interest.