Québec 2016: Event

The International Virtual Reality Photography Association Conference

General information


Québec City 2016

The annual event of the 360° Panoramic VR industry that you definitely do not want to miss. Whether you are just starting out, interested in learning more, or a seasoned pro, you will return from this great destination with your head full of new ideas. The program will include 5 days of incredible VR Photography Talks, Workshops and Excursions surrounded by many of the most talented members of our community.

What's new?

During Quebec City 2016, the attendees will be invited to participate to the IVRPA Quebec City Street View Challenge. The 360° panoramas will have to be 100% produced between May 20, 2016 at 0:01 and May 26, 2016 at 23:59. All entries will be displayed during the event.
Several prizes will be awarded to participants.

Discovery Day

What I hate from regular excursions is that you move around altogether so it's quite difficult to make a 360° pano without having 20 photographers in your image. I also hate that you have to be back in 45 minutes while you would have stayed at that place until sunset. So, I created a one of a kind excursion that will let you do your excursion at your own pace.

To help you scout the best locations for the IVRPA Quebec Street View Challenge, the excursion is scheduled on Monday May 23, the first day of the conference.

All participants will be invited to share a breakfast at The 3 Brewers. At 9:15, we'll go up to the Observatory of the capital to observe the geometry of the city. Thereafter, we will give you a map that will show shown the places where you will find 8 tourist guides who can give you details on their location. They will stand there for 4 hours.

You will also have a list of places where you will be admitted for free with your Conference pass. Some of these places are not part of the standard tours. For example, at the Citadelle of Québec, which houses the Royal 22nd Regiment of the Canadian army, you will have access to the officers' mess.

Those who prefer to take a walk in the countryside, Ste.Anne Canyon will wait for you. Free entrance for all participants. The Montmorency Fall is also a must during your stay.

Throughout the day, I will be your virtual guide!


As usual, talks will cover a wide range of subjects from 360º panoramas to 360º Video, from hardware to software, from commercial to artistic uses of 360º panoramic imaging.


will include a hands on tutorial from the masterminds behind some of the best panorama creation software currently available in our industry.

Marketplace (May, 24-26, 2016)

The Marketplace is open FREE to the public on May 24-26, 2016, from 10 am to 6 pm. Come to the Marketplace to meet the manufacturers of equipment and software for the VR industry. A unique opportunity.

Ticket Price

  • Regular Ticket: $499 USD
  • Late Ticket (after 2016-04-25): $599 USD
  • Spouse Ticket: $249
  • NOTE: You must be a current IVRPA member buy a conference ticket. If you are not a member of IVRPA, become a member now. If you are a teacher of a student, buy an Associate Membership. All others buy a Pro Membership which is only $50 USD.

    When you have become an IVRPA member, you will see the ticket form on this page after refreshing the page.

    Food supplied during the event

    There will be two coffee breaks from May 24-27, plus opening and closing events of the conference.

    Do you want to fly a drone (UAV)?

    Canada has strict regulation about using a drone. For a quick review of the Canadian regulation
    For additional information, go to the Transport Canada.

    If you need a VISA to travel and enter Canada

    For Visa information, click HERE
    For Visa Invitation Letter request, please send an email to juergen.schrader@ivrpa.org and provide the following details

      The country that issued your passport
      Your passport number

        Your place of birth
        Your date of birth
        Your full address


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    Hotel registration

    All our rooms are sold out. You can check with other hotels. There is many others in the area.

    Our room blocks are from May 20-28

    If you expect to arrive before the 20th and/or leave after the 28th, please contact the Reservation Center.
    Phone : (418) 522-8108
    Toll free : 1-877-522-8108 (Canada, USA)
    Fax : (418) 524-8768

    Château Laurier

    Book your room at the Château Laurier
    The Château Laurier host the conference venue. If you want the closest place with the conference venue, book at the Château Laurier.

    Château Bellevue

    Book your room at the Château Bellevue
    The Château Bellevue is smaller hotel situated in the Old-Québec and is very close to the Château Frontenac and the Dufferin Terrace. It is only 1 km walk to the conference venue. This small hotel is facing Governors Park and St. Lawrence River.

    Book at the Château Bellevue

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    Conference staff


    Luc Villeneuve 360° Image


    Luc has more than 30 years of experience in the field of technologies applied to the communication industry. Luc left the printing industry in 2010 and he is actually 100% dedicated to 360° media and virtual reality projects. Luc is the IVRPA organizer of Prague 2015, the most profitable conference in the history of IVRPA…

    Public Relation Director

    Keith Martin


    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…

    Transportation and Ticket sales Director

    Willy Kaemena Kaemena360


    Willy Kaemena was the Secretary of IVRPA from 2009 to 2016. He is the one who gave a name to a certain type of simulated aerial panorama, The Flying Willy. Willy was involved in planning and managing many aspects of the annual IVRPA 360° Virtual Reality Panoramic Photography & Video Conference.

    Video Producer

    Danila Razin Norway


    Danila is an expert in forensic photography. He lives in Norway.