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In 2018, the VR NOW Con & Awards becomes part of the MediaTech Con.  MediaTech Con is the key convention for future media technologies and the business behind entertainment. Together with VR NOW CON & Awards  and  Changing the Picture (CTPiX), MediaTech Con offers a common platform with pioneering talks and workshops within a two-day program in Potsdam-Babelsberg.

What is MediaTech?

Tech turns ideas into experiences and makes them accessible to billions of people. MediaTech Con, the holistic conference format in Potsdam, is dedicated to content creation and media business, driven by technology.

The MediaTech Con includes the VR NOW Con & Awards and the Changing the Picture Technology Conference. On November 14-15, creative visionaries meet technology experts and discuss the facts and trends about film, virtual and mixed reality, digital engineering or data visualisation.

Changing the Picture Technology Conference shows how storytelling and audiovisual media production tools intertwine. VR NOW Con & Awards will exhibit some of the world’s most exciting works in immersive media like virtual and mixed reality, feature in-depth keynotes by internationally renowned speakers, open our eyes in masterclass workshops for media professionals and award the best experiences at the VR NOW Awards, the first European award only for Virtual Reality.

What is VR NOW Con & Awards?

The VR NOW Con addresses the very latest impulses and trends in the Virtual Reality industry, including Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR) and 360° Video. Numerous speakers from around the world will be presenting new business models and sustainable prospects for the successful deployment and the various possibilities of Virtual Reality.

The VR Now Awards will be presented for the third time during the VR Now Con. This year in four categories: VR Technology Award, Industry VR Award, Cinematic VR Award, Interactive VR Experience Award, VR NOW Grand Prize. The awards celebrate outstanding technical, business and artistic achievements in virtual reality. An expert jury will decide on the winners.

Entries can now be submitted with immediate effect until 16 September at http://awardfee.vrnowcon.io.

About

In 2018, the VR NOW Con & Awards becomes part of the MediaTech Con.  MediaTech Con is the key convention for future media technologies and the business behind entertainment. Together with VR NOW CON & Awards  and  Changing the Picture (CTPiX), MediaTech Con offers a common platform with pioneering talks and workshops within a two-day program in Potsdam-Babelsberg.

What is MediaTech Con?

MediaTech Con, the holistic conference format in Potsdam, is dedicated to content creation and media business, driven by technology. Tech turns ideas into experiences and makes them accessible to billions of people.

The MediaTech Con includes the VR NOW Con & Awards and the Changing the Picture Technology Conference. On November 14-15, creative visionaries meet technology experts and discuss the facts and trends about film, virtual and mixed reality, digital engineering or data visualisation.

Changing the Picture Technology Conference shows how storytelling and audiovisual media production tools intertwine. VR NOW Con & Awards will exhibit some of the world’s most exciting works in immersive media like virtual and mixed reality, feature in-depth keynotes by internationally renowned speakers, open our eyes in masterclass workshops for media professionals and award the best experiences at the VR NOW Awards, the first European award only for Virtual Reality.

What is VR NOW Con & Awards?

The VR NOW Con & Awards is the annual conference plus awards, showing new developments in tech, art and business. An eclectic mix of speakers give inspiring input on developments, trends, and emerging technologies with keynotes, in depth talks and panel discussions. Content creators and engineers exhibit their latest developments in Cinematic VR, Industrial Learning, or Location Based Experiences. Beginners and experts get new insights and improve their skills in hands-on workshops.

The VR NOW Award is the first European award dedicated to Virtual Reality experiences. An independent expert jury honours great achievements in four categories: VR Technology Award, Industry VR Award, Cinematic VR Award, Interactive VR Experience Award. The Grand Prize celebrates the best project of the year, selected from all the nominees in the other categories. Entries can now be submitted with immediate effect until 16 September at http://awardfee.vrnowcon.io.

The VR NOW Con & Awards is part of MediaTech Con. Supported by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, hosted by Virtual Reality e.V. BB, curated and produced by Booster Space, in cooperation with CTPiX.

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VR NOW CON & AWARDS 2016 / 2017

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VR NOW Con & Awards 2017

VR NOW CON & AWARDS IS
HOSTED BY VIRTUAL REALITY E.V. BERLIN-BRANDENBURG

VRBB (short for “Virtual Reality Berlin-Brandenburg e.V.”) is a publicly funded association dedicated to advancing the virtual, augmented and mixed reality industries. VRBB is bringing together the diverse group of immersive technology players and their expertise in Germany’s capital region. VRBB is forming a virtual conglomerate that can effectively partner with international associations in the area of 360° media, virtual-, augmented- and mixed reality. Our members are HighTech companies, established Media Companies, Research Institutes and Universities, as well as Start-Ups, Freelancers and plain VR enthusiasts. VRBB is a One-Stop shop for innovative and high-quality VR and AR products.


CURATED AND PRODUCED BY BOOSTER SPACE

Booster Space – with its headquarters in Berlin and a global network of partners and contacts – is a professional event organiser and specialist in developing brands. Working in collaboration with experienced and qualified partners in the areas of production, PR and design, Booster Space facilitates the efficient organisation and successful promotion of events and other projects, as well as offering concept development, marketing strategies and event production from a single source. At the forefront of Booster Space’s interdisciplinary work is the desire to create and realise projects in an authentic and exciting way. The agency is the founder and manager of #gamesweekberlin.


FUNDED BY MEDIENBOARD BERLIN-BRANDENBURG

Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg is the main institution for the film and media industry in the German capital region. The Film Funding division provides funding for films, high end drama series and film-related projects, advises filmmakers on financing issues, and supports the development of the film industry. The New Media Funding division represents Berlin-Brandenburg as a key media location in Germany at international markets and festivals, provides market research and analysis and organizes networking events. The department funds media-related projects, serial formats as well as the development of content in the games, web, mobile and VR categories.

THE MEDIATECH CON IS HOSTED BY TRANSFERMEDIA

transfermedia production services is a one-stop-agency for any kind of production services for feature film, documentaries, Image films and advertising. Based on more than 20 years of experience in production we are providing full scale production service – from script to master. In addition we are setting up tech workflows for any different production approach – intertwining storytelling and tech for the highest production valuetransfermedia production services has an international network of professionals and creatives which is based on successful productions in most of the countries worldwide. Based at the renowned Babelsberg studios in Germany, the oldest and biggest studio complex worldwide, transfermedia production services is able to provide perfect conditions for production at our home base.


FUNDED BY MEDIENBOARD BERLIN-BRANDENBURG

Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg is the main institution for the film and media industry in the German capital region. The Film Funding division provides funding for films, high end drama series and film-related projects, advises filmmakers on financing issues, and supports the development of the film industry. The New Media Funding division represents Berlin-Brandenburg as a key media location in Germany at international markets and festivals, provides market research and analysis and organizes networking events. The department funds media-related projects, serial formats as well as the development of content in the games, web, mobile and VR categories.

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