Unity Technologies Hosting Vision VR/AR Summit Asia in Beijing

by Charles Singletary • October 20th, 2016

The very first Vision VR/AR Summit was home to keynote addresses from established leaders in the emerging industries, leaders such as Gabe Newell of SteamVR, Palmer Luckey of Oculus, and Dr. Richard Marks of PlayStation VR. Awards were also given across various categories such as Best Game, Best Live-Action Experience, and the Artistic Achievement Award. Building on the momentum set into motion by the inaugural event, Unity Technologies is hosting Vision VR/AR Summit Asia in Beijing.

Unity revealed that representatives from Google, Samsung Gear VR, PTC Vuforia, Sony PlayStation VR, and Microsoft HoloLens will be on hand to discuss new developments in their individual technologies. In addition to keynotes from these different companies, there will be multiple development-centered breakout sessions across two tracks. The “VR Game Dev” track will tackle platform-specific development, case studies, and tool/service demos. The “VR Experiences” track will tackle non-gaming lessons and designs with best-practice advice from artists and creators.

This second Vision Summit will be the debut of the official Vision VR/AR Awards – Asia. 5 finalists from the Awards will represent Asia in competition for the global awards in these categories:

  • Best Game
  • Best Film / Interactive Story
  • Technical Achievement Award
  • Artistic Achievement Award
  • Best VR Experience
  • Best AR Experience
  • Vision Inspire Award (Best Overall)

Vision VR/AR Summit Asia will take place in Beijing, China at the NUO Hotel on December 14th and 15th. The breakout workshops and keynotes will all be live-streamed. Unity will also host a one-day workshop the day before the event where Unity field engineers will discuss VR development and optimization. Rules, eligibility, and the application form for the awards can be found here.

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