WVRF ON TOUR

EVENTS 2017

JUN

13-15

Shanghai, China

Partner

NabShow Shanghai

In today’s ever changing environment of new platforms, emerging media, enhanced formats and experiential technologies, business leaders need to be informed, and stay on the cutting edge of best practices. The second annual NAB Show Global Innovation Exchange: Shanghai is a three-day premium event designed for business executives involved in the creation, management, and distribution of content in multiple digital platforms in global trans-media industry in Asia Pacific Region.

JUNE

19-22

La Rochelle, France

Spin-off event

Sunny Side of the Doc

This year focuses on history & innovation in order to emphasize the renewal of the documentary genre. Our 4-day “Historic!” programme will include debates, exclusive screenings, master classes, distributor’s showcases and the latest hands-on information dedicated to historical content in all its forms and platforms. But also, it will continue to anticipate the future trajectory of documentary through a variety of conferences, case studies and Digital Creation pitch.

JUNE

12-16

Geneva, Switzerland

Partner

WSIS Forum

The World Summit on the Information Society Forum (WSIS) 2017 represents the world's largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT for development’ community. The annual WSIS Forum is a global multi-stakeholder platform facilitating the implementation of the WSIS Action Lines for advancing sustainable development.

JUNE

7-8

Paris, France

Partner

Journée des jeunes producteurs Indépendants

New market place for young talented producers, wishing to present their projects to decision-makers looking for innovative content on trend with the French social reality.

MAY-JUNE

31-02

Santa Clara, US

Partner

AWE

AR and VR are bringing superpowers to the people and this year we are on a mission to highlight how to use these Superpowers to Change the World. This year’s conference and expo will showcase speakers, startups and organizations who are using AR & VR to drive economic growth, encourage empathy and collaboration, democratize healthcare and education, and promote sustainability in the world.

MAY

26

Conthey, Switzerland

Spin-off event

Into the Game

Into The Game is an event about game and "geek" cultures. This event has the goal to carry a technological, modern vision.

MAY

17-28

Cannes, France

Keynote

Cannes Film Festival

The 70th annual Cannes Film Festival is scheduled to be held from 17 to 28 May 2017. Spanish film director and screenwriter Pedro Almodóvar has been selected as the President of the Jury for the festival with Italian actress Monica Bellucci hosting the opening and closing ceremonies of the festival.

MAY

15-17

Amesterdam, Netherlands

Keynote

Phocuswright Europe

Phocuswright is the travel industry research authority on how travelers, suppliers and intermediaries connect.

MAY

11-14

Crans-Montana, Switzerland

Organizer

Annual Summit 2017

WVRF opens up the debate whilst seeking to address contemporary topics related to technology, culture, philosophy and education, which are affected by VR/AR. It is about confronting ideas and understanding the current and future directions of creations. What are the challenges for broadcasters, developers and for the cultural industries in general?

MAY

6-7

Geneva, Switzerland

Spin-off event

Le Royaume de du web

Le Royaume du Web is the first event in Switzerland of its kind, devoted to the talents of the web. Its unprecedented format will fit into a 13'000 m2 setting, entirely scripted and organized into four identical sessions over two days. The Kingdom of the Web is just as dedicated to the fans of the online sensations, web enthusiasts and the original creation, as to the people accompanying them.

APR

3

Lausanne - Rolex Center, Switzerland

Partner

IFL Annual Conference Virtual Switzerland

Innovation Forum Lausanne (IFL), a group of PhD science & business students whose goal is to foster the next generation of scientist-entrepreneurs, will be hosting their third annual conference next Monday at EPFL Rolex Learning Center. This special event marks the kick-off of the new Virtual Switzerland national network, one of the eleven National Thematic Networks (NTN) supported by the Federal Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI).

MAR

17

Paris, France

Trend

Uni VR #7

A French Think Tank dedicated to Virtual Reality.

MAR-APR

30-1

Montréal, Canada

Keynote

MIFA

MIFA is an enriching experience that provides numerous opportunities for industry professionals. The Market allows participants to keep abreast of the latest developments by conversing with some of the industry’s major players: authors, producers, distributors, museums, galleries, foundations, platforms…

MAR

21-26

Geneva, Switzerland

Spin-off event

48 Hour Film Project – Science Fiction - VR Edition!

In collaboration with the CineGlobe Film Festival at CERN, GoPro, the World VR Forum, and the Geneva International Film Festival Tous Ecrans, the 48 Hour Film Project VR Edition will invite creators to produce a 3 to 7 minute 360 degree film in 48 hours, in a genre of science-fiction.

MAR

8-11

Guangzhou, China

Keynote

Asia VR and AR Fair and Summit

Asia VR and AR Fair and Summit was a large-scale event, packed with 100, 000 people of all ages in the third biggest city in China, after Shanghai and Beijing, located in the South of the country, in the province of Guangdong, which has shown a strong interest in virtual and augmented reality overall at the governmental level.

FEB

24-26

Paris, France

Trend

Virtuality Paris

For the first time in Paris, 3 days dedicated to virtual reality and immersive technologies, in a place open to everyone. Over 100 exhibitors, 70 talks, 6 networking session and 1 start-up competition!

FEB

17

Vevey, Switzerland

Keynote

Think Tank ESVMD

Think Tank was a round table on e-Commerce, bringing together various personalities from the luxury watchmaking industry, virtual and augmented reality and visual merchandising design.

FEB

9-19

Berlin, Germany

Trend

Berlinale VR Now

Over eleven days, the Berlinale drew movie fans and the international film industry to cinemas and a large variety of events. Its reputation as the world’s biggest public festival was reconfirmed: a total of 334,471 tickets were sold. And with more than 7,000 visitors, the programme of the Berlinale Open House in the Audi Berlinale Lounge – with its Berlinale Lounge Nights and a variety of other events - was a crowd-puller.

JAN

19-29

Salt Lake City, US

Keynote

Sundance Institute

As a champion and curator of independent stories for the stage and screen, Sundance Institute provides and preserves the space for artists in film, theatre, film composing, and digital media to create and thrive.

JAN

23-25

Libon, Portugal

Keynote

EBU Digital Media Days

For the first time the EBU brought together not only digital experts, but also experts in fiction, news, sports, big data, young audiences, music and many more to discuss how digital has impacted their corresponding fields.

JAN

9-11

Crans-Montana, Switzerland

Trend

EMTS

The European Mountain Travel Summit is a global leadership forum produced by Mountain Travel Symposium.