17
Oct

VR Invades International Print Day 2018 at the UN

As leaves shed their swampy green pigment and shop windows blossomed with seasonal fake blood and cobweb displays, WVRF was invited by Adam Kane, Public Information Officer and Multimedia Content Specialist at the United Nations to showcase the most thought-provoking VR masterpieces...
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23
Apr

Reframe Saudi Tours Big Apple

In the midst of spring’s full awakening, World VR Forum’s Co-Founder, Delphine Seitiée and Market and Partnerships Director, Ellen Kuo in collaboration with Culturunners and Misk Art Institute profited from Tribeca Film Festival and from the Immersive Festival which debuted with interactive projects and...
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9
Apr

WVRF Visits Institut Français

In mid-spring, Delphine Seitiée, WVRF’s Co-Founder attended Institut Français for a series of VR related events in Paris, France, 3-8 April, 2018. Institut Français is a government organism dedicated to promotion, putting in place the creation of creative, educational content in France...
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2
Apr

WVRF Talks VR Filmmaking and Social VR at NIFF

In the midst of spring’s grand entrance, Delphine Seitiee, WVRF’s Co-Founder and Saskia Vellas, WVRF’s Visual Communication Manager, took off to Newcastle, England for the first edition of NIFF (Newcastle International Film Festival) on 31 March, 2018. WVRF was invited by Emma...
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29
Mar

WVRF Provides Their Expertise at CreativeXR

CreativeXR developed by Digital Catapult  and Arts Council England, with support from Innovate UK, invited Delphine Seitiee, World VR Forum’s Co-Founder, as a decision maker for their one-day event, in London, England, on 28 March, 2018. Focused on the arts, CreativeXR is a programme...
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26
Mar

WVRF AT WSIS: OUR THIRD COMING

As the breezy Swiss spring hit Geneva, World VR Forum joined WSIS Forum 2018  (World Summit on Information Society) – the world’s largest, week-long annual gathering of the ‘ICTs for Development’ community with the latest revolutionary VR experiences, demonstrations and workshops for...
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24
Mar

WVRF Brings VR to Art Dubai

This spring WVRF’s Co-Founders, Delphine Seitiee and Salar Shahna took off to the Middle East for Art Dubai – an international art fair where many galleries from around the world gather to present the latest collection of contemporary art in Dubai, United...
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9
Mar

WVRF BRINGS VR MASTERCLASS TO ABU

At this year’s DBS (Digital Broadcasting Symposium), ABU partnered up with the WVRF team, led by its dedicated Co-Founders Salar Shahna and Delphine Seitiee and Ellen Kuo, Director of Market and Partnerships to bring a unique VR Masterclass to DBS which showcased...
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5
Feb

WVRF’S CHOCOLATE VR ADVENTURES AT CHOC ALTITUDE

Crans-Montana hosted the fourth edition of Salon Choc Altitude, which brought together 15 of Switzerland’s best chocolatiers sharing their passion and their creations to more than 5,000 attendees at Le Régent Congress Center in Crans-Montana, on 3-4 February, 2018. On this occasion,...
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2
Feb

WVRF SHINES AT ASIAN SIDE OF THE DOC

Asian Side of the Doc gathered major players from Asian broadcasting, from TV channels to film producers, to distributors in a very cozy and intimate setting in Bangkok, Thailand, which took place from 30 January – 2 February, 2018, is the Asian...
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8
Jan

Facebook’s VR Group Bops to the Top

At the beginning of the month we have interviewed Alexandre Calil Sicchieri Silva, World VR Forum’s new Regional Ambassador of Brazil who also happens to be Brazil’s top connoisseur of Virtual Reality on his biggest VR project, the Virtual Reality group on Facebook. ...
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3
Dec

Singapore Media Festival VR X SMF IGNITE

Singapore Media Festival (SMF), Southeast Asia’s leading international media event hosted by the Infocommunications Media Development Authority of Singapore made a comeback for its fourth edition this year gathering the region’s brightest talents and the best in film and TV content,  from...
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29
Nov

WVRF ATTENDS CIO ACADEMY ASIA

CIO Academy Asia was honoured to be a supporter of IMDA’s VR X Singapore Media Festival Ignite 2017. Together with our technology partner, Forcepoint, we hosted a CIO Business Networking Lunch with domain practitioners to discuss how immersive technology creates opportunities for...
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27
Nov

2017 BEIJING VR FILM FESTIVAL

2017 Beijing VR Film Festival (2017 BVRFF) is one of the major highlights of 2017 China International Creative Culture and Entertainment Industry Summit and “Belt & Road” Virtual Reality Forum (2017 I.C.E. Summit). It is the first grand gathering of VR films...
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23
Nov

WVRF TALKS VR AT BEIJING FILM ACADEMY

Beijing Film Academy organized a conference and a small workshop where two speakers were invited: Salar Shahna, WVRF’s CEO and Andy Niu, Chairman of Z-Park Creative Culture & Game Industry Development Alliance, on November 23, 2017. The Beijing Film Academy is a...
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20
Nov

WVRF GIVES PRODUCTION ADVICE AT RIDM

VR Rough Cut was another activity that World VR Forum attended at RIDM (Rencontre Internationale Documentaire de Montréal) (Montréal International Documentary Festival) and The Doc Circuit Market there in Montréal, Canada, from 9-19 November, 2017. The traditional Rough Cut spiced things up...
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16
Nov

WVRF ATTENDS VR HUB MONTRÉAL

In late autumn, World VR Forum attended RIDM (Rencontre Internationale Documentaire de Montréal) (Montréal International Documentary Festival) and The Doc Circuit Market there in Montréal, Canada, from 11-15 November, 2017. One of the highlights of this event was this year’s specialty, VR...
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31
Oct

BIG DATA AND A-I ASIA 2017

In the midst of the Trick or Treat season, Clayton Doherty, WVRF’s President was invited to attend two events at the same time, Big Data and A-I Asia 2017, in Singapore, 30-31 October. With the rise of Deep Learning, AI, IoT, and...
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27
Oct

WVRF JUDGES SHIFT ARTS AND TECH HACKATHON

Shanghai Interactive Theatre Festival (SHIFT) is a new event which existed for the past two years. WVRF participated in the first edition and got invited again this year, 23-26 October, 2017. This event takes place at the same time as the prestigious...
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16
Oct

WVRF Hosts VR Villa West Bund in Shanghai

A stellar Virtual Reality exhibition at a beautiful museum made of glass – VR Villa West Bund was organized by World VR Forum in partnership with our sponsors: Swissnex China and Pro Helvetia Shanghai, gathering the curious public of Shanghai and some...
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13
Oct

WVRF BRINGS VR TO SLUSH SHANGHAI

Slush is a high-tech extravaganza event dedicated to startups, technology innovation and VR which has taken place for several years in Helsinki, and includes several spin-offs, for Shanghai it was the 2nd edition, on 12-13 October, 2017. WVRF’s CEO, Salar Shahna participated...
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5
Oct

WVRF Promotes VR with EBU at Cross Video Days

At the debut of autumn’s spookiest month, World VR Forum’s Ellen Kuo, Director of Market and Partnerships and Maria Guta, Content Manager along with European Broadcasting Union took off to Paris, France to attend Cross Video Days, a unique marketplace for innovators to...
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24
Sep

SME (SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISE) DAY BEIJING

The 10th Annual China International Creative Cultural and Entertainment Industry Summit is the Top Entrepreneur Summit of China jointly sponsored by Zhongguancun Cultural and Creative Industries Alliance, China Small and Medium Business Enterprises Association and Microsoft Accelerator attended by many international friends...
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22
Jul

WVRF Enlightens YouthConnekt with VR Education

The hottest season of the year brought Salar Shahna, World VR Forum’s CEO to YouthConnekt Summit 17’ on youth development themed From Potential to Success, hosted by the Rwandan President, his Excellency, Paul Kagame and organized in collaboration with UNDP, UNCTAD, and...
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28
Jun

World VR Lab Hosts Industry Visit at Freestudios

In the midst of Switzerland’s hottest summer yet, World VR Forum partnered up with Freestudios – a leading Swiss production and post-production company to present the World VR Lab to several members of Virtual Switzerland (our country’s National Thematic Network) and to...
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16
Jun

WVRF SUBMERGES ITU INTO VR AT WSIS

The sizzling summer days did not stop World VR Forum from bedazzling WSIS Forum 2017  (World Summit on Information Society) – the world’s largest annual gathering of the ‘ICTs for Development’ community with the latest revolutionary VR experiences, demonstrations and workshops for the...
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16
Jun

WVRF Spices Up NAB SHOW Shanghai with VR

The warm summer breeze took WVRF’s COO, Delphine Seitiee and WVRF’s Content Manager, Maria Guta to the third edition of glamorous NAB Show Shanghai, in China, 13 – 15 June, 2017. NAB Show Shanghai is an international event consisting of various Chinese...
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28
May

WVRF Goes Into the Game

At the brink of the tanning and surfing season, the World VR Forum team went Into the Game, a convention dedicated to the “geek” culture of video gaming to introduce VR games on mobile devices to a diverse Valisan public of all...
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24
May

WVRF VR Shenanigans at Cannes Film Festival

The sunny springtime took World VR Forum’s Co-Founders, Delphine Seitiee and Salar Shahna to the magnificent 70th edition of Cannes Film Festival, in Cannes, France, Friday to Tuesday, 19-23 May, 2017. WVRF was at the festival for three interventions, the first one...
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19
May

WVRF 2017 Hosts the VR Market

The WVRF’s Annual Summit gathered more than 3,000 international attendees from across the globe and brought together various VR/AR content providers from creative, technical as well as research fields. It is a unique event that draws VR/AR leaders and enthusiasts in the...
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18
May

Tesla – The Supercomputer Vehicle at WVRF 2017

Through VR you can walk around Times Square or drive an amazing car, immerse yourself in a video game or an interactive movie with no physical limits. Tesla electric cars – the brilliant invention of the genius Elon Musk, light years ahead...
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18
May

WVRF PRESENTS SOCIAL VR AT PHOCUSWRIGHT EUROPE, AMSTERDAM

Phocuswright Europe organized by Phocuswright’s President Simon Lehmann and Phocuswright’s Events Manager Kimberly Campetti, is a major international event related to tourism, gathering the biggest companies in the tourism industry, and consists of keynote addresses, round tables, one-on-one interviews, peer talk backs...
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17
May

WAN-IFRA Master Class in Journalism at WVRF 2017

Last October, World VR Forum was a guest speaker at the World Publishing Expo in Vienna, organized by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the Global Alliance for Media Innovation (GAMI). With more than 6,000 attending, the end...
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11
May

China – Country of Honour 2017

At the World VR Forum’s second Annual Summit, we were delighted to welcome Chinese guests from academia and VR/AR industry experts, to official alliance of VR industries in China, at Le Regent Congress Center, in Cras-Montana, from 11 to 14 May. A...
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2
Apr

MIFA Goes VR at FIFA

On a mission to spread Virtual Reality to and fro, Salar Shahna, WVRF’s CEO crossed the Atlantic Ocean to speak at the 6th edition of MIFA, the market section of FIFA (Festival International des Films sur Arts) in it’s 35th year, at...
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29
Mar

CineGlobe Goes VR for its 10th Anniversary

As spring rolled around the corner, CineGlobe kicked off its 10th anniversary with the seventh edition of a much awaited, week-long Film Festival at CERN, themed Myths and Realities, with traditional short films and Virtual Reality in the mix, organized and presented by...
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28
Feb

WVRF DEMONSTRATES VR AT DULWICH COLLEGE

The World VR Forum introduced the newest technology to one of the most successful family of schools in Asia, Dulwich College International (DCI) last February in Suzhou, China. Eight International Schools, two International High Schools and one sister school throughout China, South...
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27
Feb

WVRF VISITS BCA ACADEMY IN SINGAPORE

Hosted by Mr. Cheng Tai Fatt (Deputy Managing Director of BCA), and Jusuf Anggono (Senior BIM Consultant at Building and Construction Authority) WVRF’s President, Clayton Doherty visited the BCA Centre for Lean and Virtual Construction in Singapore in February 2017. The BCA...
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5
Oct

Swiss-US VR Summit, Swissnex San Francisco

SWISSNEX, PIER 17, SAN-FRANCISCO, CA, USA October 4, 2016 Dacuda is a Swiss computer vision company that redefines the capabilities of cameras with real‐time 2D and 3D algorithms. As the leading pioneer in software 3D camera technology, Dacuda’s mission is to bring...
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22
Sep

Swiss Embassy Beijing welcomes the World VR Forum

The theme of the event was Experience Crans-Montana in Switzerland which was held at the Swiss Embassy, Beijing on September 21, 2016. Accompanied by Mr. Bruno Huggler, Director of Crans-Montana Tourisme & Congress and Mr. Thomas Allemann, Chief Representative of Fert Chinagate,...
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20
Sep

WVRF @IBC – International Broadcasting Convention

September 15-19, 2016 RAI-Convention centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands IBC is the leading global tradeshow for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of broadcasting media and entertainment. The event’s unparalleled exhibition and agenda setting conference encompass the very latest developments in broadcasting,...
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15
Sep

WVRF @TIFF 2016

The Toronto International Film Festival TIFF is one of the largest publicly attended film festivals in the world, attracting over 480,000 people annually. An entire section named POP has given space for VR at the festival this year for the last weekend. Upstreaming...
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24
Jun

WVRF @China Internet Conference – Salar Shahna

China’s 15th Internet Conference organized by the ISC (Internet Society of China) took place at Beijing International Convention Center in the midst of everyone’s favorite season, 21-23 June, 2016.   The ISC is a Chinese non-governmental organization made up of 140 members...
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23
Jun

Interview @Sunny Side of the Doc

Partners of the VR Lab, Salar Shahna, Creative Director and Delphine Seitiee, Executive Director, co-founders of the World VR Forum, answered our questions. — Consult the interview here.
20
May

RTS Play

VS: Crans-Montana accueille un salon entièrement dédié à la réalité virtuelle Une rencontre qui permet de regrouper des spécialistes de tous bords.
15
May

Canal9 #WVRF16

Immersion dans le 1er salon de la réalité virtuelle à Crans-Montana 2016, année de la réalité virtuelle. Avec l’arrivée sur le marché des casques compatibles avec nos smartphones, c’est un nouveau tournant pour ce média déjà âgé de plus de 20 ans....
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5
May

Bilan parle du WVRF

La réalité virtuelle fait son show à Crans-Montana Et si l’univers de la réalité virtuelle constituait le nouveau secteur moteur de l’économie digitale? L’année 2016 voit arriver sur le marché des équipements et des services. Et la Suisse entend se placer dans...
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1
May

Pro Helvetia empowering innovation in creation

Pro Helvetia is supporting the first World VR Forum which will be held in Crans-Montana from the 6th to the 8th of May 2016. The WVRF’s objective is to promote the multi-dimensional character of virtual reality and augmented reality through art, science,...
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28
Apr

House of Switzerland writes about us

From 6 to 8 May 2016, the Crans-Montana resort in Valais will host the first World Virtual Reality Forum. Michel Reilhac will chair this event, which intends to “showcase the technology’s ability to adapt and become more democratic”. “The event aims to...
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23
Apr

Listen to us on WRS

Clayton Doherty from the World VR Forum joined Katt in the WRS studio and let her try on the goggles mid-chat! You’re seeing a studio, but Katt is perched on a glacier 3000m above sea level! Here’s the interview that was aired...
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17
Apr

Find us on Richard’s blog

Virtual Reality Advertising At this moment in time Virtual Reality is an abstract notion for most people. It is easy to find news features and documentaries speaking about the potential of the medium. The video above is the most effective demonstration of...
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14
Apr

Find us on Virtual Reality Reporter

WVRF 2016 Taking Place @ CONGRESS CENTER LE REGENT, SWITZERLAND on May 6-8 Crans-Montana is hosting the first annual summit of the WVRF, international organization dedicated to virtual and augmented reality with headquarters in Geneva. Virtual reality (VR) is an entirely new medium that...
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13
Apr

Le Temps parle du World VR Forum

Le journal quotidien Suisse Le Temps a rédigé un article dans sa rubrique Sciences et présente le World VR Forum. Consultez l’article ici. — Crans Montana, future capitale de la réalité virtuelle? La station valaisanne accueillera le premier World VR Forum du...
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11
Feb

WVRF Event @MoonBoot

Like a visit to the moon, it’s impossible to describe Virtual Reality to someone who’s never been there. So come and try your first Virtual Reality (VR) experience at the Moon Boot Bar, Friday February 20th, from 7 to 10 pm. The...
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