SFVR #12: Virtual Reality Showcase

February 20, 2016. 1 PM / 3 PM - 10 PM. Gray Area Theater. Mission District, San Francisco, California.

GET A TICKET TO SFVR #12

SFVR is back for 2016! Join us at Gray Area in for an all-day virtual reality event. Last time, over 600 VR developers, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts gathered to try the latest VR experiences. This time, we’re getting even bigger by extending our hours from 1 PM to 10 PM on Saturday, February 20th. Get a ticket here.

But, that’s not all :)

SFVR is proud to host an early preview of PhaseSpace's next-generation VR experience. Unlike anything else you’ve ever tried, this is the largest and most elaborate VR demonstration ever publicly presented in San Francisco.

  • 1,000 sq ft motion-captured play area

  • Multiplayer Gear VR experiences with a team of four players

  • Motion-captured props. Fire virtual blasters in a sci-fi battle or swing swords and cast spells in a dungeon brawl.

  • Wireless & lightweight VR, using PhaseSpace, the highest quality motion-capture system in the world.

  • First public demonstration of this unique technology, tracking active markers at up to 960 frames-per-second.

  • Presented at SFVR #12 from 1 PM to 7 PM.

  • Contact: inquiry@phasespace.com

We’re changing up our format as well. Instead of long lines, there will be sign-up sheets for most of the big VR exhibits. That way, you can socialize without worrying about losing your spot. We’re also offering early-access tickets for those folks who want to see everything before the event opens to the public.

Try the newest VR technology, learn from pioneers in the field, and meet your fellow VR community in a casual, friendly atmosphere.

Cash bar (beer & wine) and catering (with meat & vegan option) will be provided.

 

SPEAKERS

Dimitri Diakopoulos (Intel) - Mobile VR Development with Intel RealSense. Useful info about depth cameras and virtual reality. 10 min.

Tony Parisi (Wevr) - Wevr Latest. Wevr's VP of Web and Open Technologies will present the latest on Wevr's content and platform. 10 min.

Liv Erickson (Microsoft) - Open call for developer video interviews to appear on Just A/VR Show! Quick announcement for interested developers to contact me if they'd like to appear on my VR developer show! 1 min.

Mark Piszczor (Occipital) - Structure Sensor Mixed Reality Bridge Engine. Occipital's Structure Sensor will enable convincing mobile, untethered mixed reality experiences. 5 min.

Timothy Sun (Whirlwind VR) - Whirlwind VR. Soft launch of the Whirlwind VR air haptic system. Story behind the product. 10 min.


Douglas Blumeyer (Independent Creative) - Experimental VR Vocab. New VR techniques are being born. We need words to describe them. Come learn the meanings of opture, watchlines, fenestragraphy, and more. 10 min.

 

EXHIBITORS

PhaseSpace - Try a new virtual reality experience by PhaseSpace, the highest quality motion-capture system in the world.

SVVR - Silicon Valley Virtual Reality is the oldest and most established VR gathering in the Bay Area. We’re lucky to have them set up their awesome Vive rig for demos at SFVR #12.

OSSIC - OSSIC is creating the next level of immersive 3D audio by calibrating to the unique way we each hear the world. This is the future of audio.

realities.io - We are using a high-end photogrammetry workflow to bring real sites 1:1 into Virtual Reality – making them fully explorable in VR.

BrainFizz VR LLC - The BFVR HotSeat combines artisanal craftsmanship,  upcycled materials, and cutting edge technology to enhance your seated VR experiences.

StarflightVR - StarflightVR is a mobile Mindfulness app designed to bring you into a state of peace and neural integration to promote health and well being

V - The universal App Store for VR, in VR

XEOPlay - Follow the White Rabbit. A mind bending VR Mystery adventure where magic is real about a magician whose assistant mysteriously disappears.

BinaryVR - BinaryVR develops the realtime facial expression tracking solution for VR headsets.

SculptrVR - SculptrVR is a solid, interactive sculpting application for the HTC Vive.

Lucid VR - LucidCam is a stereoscopic 3D camera with 180° wide-angle lenses that enable an active view, and spacial audio enhances the experience.

Rubberneckers - You're Simone, an endangered bird of paradise: move your head while wearing the Oculus to mimic your potential mate & show your affections!

Whirlwind VR - Whirlwind VR air haptic system.

Surround OS - VR workspace that lets you do personal computing activities - such as browsing the web, writing email, and listening to music - all in VR


More exhibitors announced soon.

Click here to Exhibit at SFVR #12

 

VOLUNTEERS

Click here to Volunteer at SFVR #12

 

SPONSORS

Gray Area - Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, Inc. is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization supporting Art & Technology for Social Good.

Contact us if you’d like to sponsor SFVR #12.

 

CATERING

Both meat and gluten-free/vegan options will be provided. Cash bar (beer & wine) will be provided by Gray Area.

 

LIGHTING

SF Uplighting - SF Uplighting will be providing professional lighting services for the event.

 

ABOUT SFVR

SFVR is the leading virtual reality gathering in San Francisco, and we have a great time! Our format is casual and all skill levels are welcome. Join us and help shape the future of this tech. We'd love for you to stop by :)

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We're hosting a private HTC Vive workshop on December 6, 2016. Click for the details.


SFVR #11: Virtual Reality Showcase

November 3, 2015. 7 PM. Gray Area Theater. Mission District, San Francisco, California. 

GET A TICKET TO SFVR #11

SFVR is getting even bigger! We’re teaming up with Gray Area to bring you the newest virtual reality experiences and interactive installations. Join over 600 VR developers, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts at the beautiful Gray Area Theater in San Francisco’s Mission District.

Try the newest VR technology, learn from pioneers in the field, and meet your fellow VR community in a casual, friendly atmosphere.

Cash bar (beer & wine)  and free catering (with meat & vegan option) will be provided.

SPEAKERS

Sandira Calviac, Voxiebox - An entirely new way to see digital media come alive in physical 3D.

Matt Sonic, Perma - Product reveal.

DEMOS

Voxiebox - An entirely new way to see digital media come alive in physical 3D

inVR - The easiest way to create and share VR experiences. Vive demo.

Narcosis - Survival, horror at the sunless depths of the Pacific Ocean. Stranded on the seafloor with low light and few tools, an industrial diver takes desperate steps to surface before his oxygen — and sanity — give out. Narcosis debuts on multiple platforms this winter. Crescent Bay demo.

FlickrVR - Flickr is experimenting with the Oculus DK2 development kit to create new types of photo viewing experiences.

BrainFizzVR - The Type 46 Reality Bridge is an easy to use desktop appliance that facilitates communication with those immersed in Virtual Reality without disrupting their sense of presence.  A lot of horsepower and features packed into a small stylish art deco package

LEIA 3D - LEIA 3D’s interactive holographic technology makes it possible to deliver collaborative 3D experiences on any device in the world.

XEOPlay - will be demoing Follow the White Rabbit, a VR Mystery Adventure on Gear VR.

EaseVR - Experience-driven analytics for virtual, augmented and mixed realities.

Project Hypnos - Team Hypnos is creating an emotionally immersive 360 Oculus Film Experience

WeLens - Provides on-demand VR technology. A limited number of S6 and Note 4 Gear VRs will be available for  demos at SFVR - email info@welens.com if you're interested. For all other VR rentals, you can use discount code SFVR (http://www.welens.com?discount=SFVR) for $20 off your first Gear VR rental.

DODOcase - VR Viewers designed and crafted in California, USA.

LucidCam - The world’s first consumer camera for VR.

CorvusVR - Building virtual worlds today.

Incendiary Games - A video game startup making Oculus Rift enabled video games

Vicarious VR - VR toolset and publishing platform focused on immersive storytelling via new and legacy media formats. Our design-forward tools put the spotlight on your content, allowing you to freely express yourself in VR.

Nod Labs - Backspin is the world's most accurate controller with sub-millimeter precision. Backspin seamlessly integrates motion tracking, hand presence and traditional joystick controls in a beautiful package.

Video Stitch - VideoStitch is focused on bringing the highest quality Post-production and Live 360° video content creation software to content producers and creatives all over the world.

Simplygon - Simplygon is a leading provider in 3D game optimization and we remain dedicated to helping creators and users of 3D data across industries to optimize their content pipelines and streamline their workflows.

Leap Motion - Our technology senses how you naturally move your hands, so you can reach into the world beyond the screen – in virtual reality, augmented reality, Mac or PC.

MakeVR - A hardware agnostic fully immersive content creation experience.  Designed from the ground up for VR, MakeVR's natural and intuitive interface lets anyone start building awesome content on day one.

SPONSORS

Gray Area - Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, Inc. is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization supporting Art & Technology for Social Good.

Leap Motion - Leap Motion’s technology senses how you naturally move your hands, so you can reach into the world beyond the screen – in virtual reality, augmented reality, Mac or PC.

CATERING

Both meat and gluten-free/vegan options will be provided. Catering provided by Sugarfoot & Rasoi.

VOLUNTEERS

Contact us if you’d like to volunteer.

LIGHTING

Professional lighting services provided by SF Uplighting.

GET A TICKET TO SFVR #11

ABOUT US

We host two speakers per event so there is plenty of time to try demos and meet each other. You'll learn about the latest VR tech and also experience the newest hardware and software. The Bay Area is home to many of the original pioneers of VR as well as the new trailblazers. There is no better place to meet your fellow enthusiasts, artists, and developers. Past speakers and demos include Oculus, Sixense, zSpace, Mozilla, Leap Motion, Faceshift, Worldviz, MTBS3D, CastAR, Virtuix, Tactical Haptics, Condition One, and more.

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GDC VR Mixer: Joint event with SVVR - March 5, 2015

SVVR and SFVR invite you to the second-annual GDC VR Mixer on Thursday, March 5 from 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM in downtown San Francisco. This time, we’ve booked a 20,000 sq. ft. venue to showcase the newest virtual reality technology while making sure you have plenty of space to socialize. Best of all, it’s only two blocks from GDC. 

The VR Mixer has emerged as the largest vendor-neutral VR gathering during GDC. Our goal is to create an unforgettable night of VR fun that results in lasting friendships and business connections. To do that, we’re providing free catering and a full cash bar. Also, there will be live music performances of [NUREN] The New Renaissance, the VR Music experience by Jake Kaufman & Jessie Seely, and from Danimal Cannon (Proton Pulse).

SFVR #9 - May 30, 2015

SFVR is proud to announce our next event is a Project Tango Hackathon & VR Expo. During the day, Bay Area developers will compete to win free Google Project Tango devices in a fun and fast-paced VR hackathon. In the evening, a massive VR Expo will open to the public. Attendees will get to try the latest virtual reality technology and also judge the hackathon winners. You’ll be able to try Project Tango combined with Durovis DIVE, an exciting new VR hardware platform. SFVR #9’s location will be at Adobe’s headquarters in downtown San Francisco. Google will be providing free catering for the event. Join us for a day of cutting-edge software development and a night of unforgettable VR demos and celebration. See you there!

 

SFVR #10 - August 18, 2015

SFVR #9 was huge, but for our 10th official event it's time to go even bigger. SFVR #10 will be located at Mighty, one of San Francisco's largest nightclubs with capacity for over 400 virtual reality developers, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts.

 

Try the latest VR technology, learn from pioneers in the field, and meet your fellow VR community in a casual, friendly atmosphere.

 

Cash bar and free catering will be provided.