Pre-Summit Workshops
& Early Registration
12:00 pm
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5:00 pm
Hotel Main Lobby
Early Registration
2:00 pm
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2:30 pm
Cabin I
Character & Costume Design
Geoff Shupe / Angie Simpson
2:45 pm
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3:15 pm
Cabin I
Maya & Zbrush Pipeline
Wes Greaves
3:30 pm
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4:00 pm
Cabin I
Shader Development
Josh Faustino
4:15 pm
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4:45 pm
Cabin I
Substance Painter
Emily Solomon
5:00 pm
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5:30 pm
Cabin I
Avatar Engine
Berkley Frei
5:45 pm
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6:15 pm
Cabin I
Spatial Design 101
Joe Gabrielson
6:30 pm
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8:30 pm
Grand Ballroom Lobby
VR Demo
Kickoff Party
6:30 pm
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8:30 pm
Grand Ballroom
Virtual Identity Summit Opening Party
All Invited
Join us on the eve of the Summit to snag your badge and meet up with the rest of the v-ID Community to party with celebrated DJ, designer, event, and music producer, Jesse Walker founder and editor of New City Movement (NCM), Walker has become an ambassador-at-large for America's best-kept secret: Salt Lake City, Utah and been featured by Thump, FADER, Music Is 4 Lovers, Out Traveler, The Advocate,MTV, SPIN and SLUG Magazine.
General Session
Breakout Sessions
1:00PM - 1:35PM
1:50PM - 2:25PM
2:40PM - 3:15PM
3:30PM - 4:05PM
3:30 pm
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4:05 pm
Grand Ballroom
Trailblazers in Location-Based VR
All around the world, millions of people are leaving their homes for the visceral experience of location-based VR, which has already become a billion
James Jensen
Chief Visionary Officer
The VOID
Michael Festa
Director of Distribution
Survios
Jenna Seiden
Venture Advisor - AR/VR, Blockchain, eSports, LBE, TV, Video Games
Lumo Labs
Will Stackable
Co-Founder
Springboard VR
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3:30 pm
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4:05 pm
White Pine Ballroom
Virtual Insanity? Why even after 3,000+ years of ethical debate, philosophy might not be ready in time for our Virtual Future.
This is the first time in human history when philosophy has been useful. More than useful though, it’s an essential skill and activity if we’re going to achieve the potential benefits of breakthrough technologies such as VR/AR without screwing up society in the process. So, who’s job is it to get VR ethics right? Who will be our guide? How can we be sure to develop applications and solutions that benefit the world without falling into a moral chasm? In this talk, digital ethicist Charles Radclyffe will explain why VR/AR can’t simply be treated in the same way as other technologies have before - and what lessons can be learned from the past so we can build the future (virtual and real) that we want to have.
Charles Radclyffe
Writer, TEDx speaker
Forbes
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3:30 pm
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4:05 pm
Cabin I
VR Storytelling and Empathy
Vestige (VR), Terminal 3 (AR), and Spheres (VR) all pull the viewer into emotionally provocative experiences. How does such an immersive experience transform the viewer? Where does the viewer "fit" as the story unfolds all around them? Producer Jill Basmajian demonstrates how mixed reality technoligies are changing the nature of interactive media in ways few people anticipated.
Jill Basmajian
Producer VR/AR
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4:20PM - 4:55PM
5:00 pm
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5:45 pm
Grand Ballroom
Mixed Reality: Financial Landscape & Trends

In 2014 Facebook acquired Oculus, touching off a frenzy of investment in AR/VR around the world - along with speculation about how and when this tech will reshape consumers' daily lives. The next five years will be transformational as millions more people become exposed to the technology. This panel of global experts will share its perspective on where AR/VR is headed. Learn how they approach the shifting trends and uncertainties, and how they make decisions when their money is on the line.

Mark Fiteny
Global Head of Internet & Digital Media Investment Banking
JP Morgan
Michael Eisenberg
General Partner
Aleph / Benchmark
Praveen Gupta
VP, Corporate Investments & Development
HTC
Josh Dorsey
General Partner
Silicon Valley Bank
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4:20 pm
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4:55 pm
White Pine Ballroom
Emotional Resonance: Where Thoughts Go

We've all seen how unchecked anonymity in social forums can have a profoundly negative influence. But then comes a refreshingly different experience from someone who envisioned a better way through VR - one in which digital anonymity fosters trust and gives voice to genuine and sometimes tender human expression. Grab a tissue and join Lucas Rizzotto, producer of Where Thoughts Go, to learn how he pulled it off.

Lucas Rizzotto
Technologist, Artist & Immersive Designer
Where Thoughts Go
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4:20 pm
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4:55 pm
Cabin I
What Your Avatar Says About You

Rikke Jansen represents a growing community of talented 3D artists that have found a virtually unlimited platform for self-expression in social VR platforms like VR Chat. She has devoted countless hours to the question of how our virtual identities, our avatars, reflect our true identities in IRL.

Rikke Jansen
Professional VR Artist
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