SXSW Special: A selection of recommended sessions

More talks and panels on one day SXSW than we at Booster Space can bring up in one year. Here’s a small selection of what really stuck. 

Virtual Reality and autonomous mobility. Playful event art. Sharing economy. A revision for code of conducts in Social VR. How quantum computing will change the world. Interactive art installations and VR showcases en masse. Blockchain, blockchain, blockchain.

It’s hard to decide which panels and keynotes to go when the choice of speakers and sessions is sheer endless. But if I have to say what was most impressing so far, I guess it was the Sadiq Khan’s keynote. Sadiq Khan is the first Muslim mayor of London. As a politician and former civil rights lawyer, his speech was deeply political (of course!) and personal, too. Imagine you really have to take lot’s of shit as a liberal Muslim who advocates for fairness. Just read the comments below his SXSW YouTube video, and you can imagine what people like him have to cope with every day. 

His main concern: The crisis of globalization, the disconnect and disillusionment of many communities, the deep sense of unease which lead to Brexit, Trump, you name it. However there was this underlying optimism that we can use technology for good, once we find a common understanding of how to use and regulate it. I know, this has got little to do with games and VR and business to business. But if you find the time check out his keynote and tell me what you think.    

 

A summit where VR meets Film & TV – during the Berlinale

EFM VR NOW Summit – about different kinds of moving image. Half a day conference where Virtual Reality meets film and television. Customized for the needs of entertainment professionals. With high profile speakers in packed sessions and networking. During the European Film Market at the Berlinale Film Festival. Early Bear tickets only 99 Euros.

Learn how film, television and immersive media like Virtual Reality and 360 video are coming together. Get excited by fantastic stories and inspiring opinions of international VR figure heads about how entertainment advances today.

Who is there?

Matthew Collado (Littlstar), USA
Eddie Lou (Sandbox VR), China
Anika Giese (Axel Springer SE), Germany
Ditti Bürgin-Brook (La Siala Entertainment), Switzerland
Paul Bouchard (WIDE VR), France
Oli Lane (VR Concept), UK

Soon we will be able to announce another highlight speaker, coming from a renowned Canadian immersive media production company. Stay tuned for more.

Get your Early Bear ticket, for only 99 Euro.

EFM VR NOW Summit 2018 – 18.02.2018

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Topics and speakers at Intel Buzz Workshop – a one day conference for free

Check out the Intel Buzz Workshop at Games Science Center in Berlin. Listen to international game developers from Ubisoft Blue Byte, Creative Assembly, Deadalic and more. Win awesome prizes, and showcase your own game. Saving the best for the last: it’s for free.

The Intel Buzz Work is a free, one day long conference focussing on tech and content trends in the games industry. It is custom tailored for game developers and all those people who love games as much as we do aka very, very much.

Until now we are proud to announce the following speaker line up:

Thomas Miller, Senior Build Engineer (Creative Assembly)
Marc Braun, Producer (Ubisoft Blue Byte)
Valentina Tamer, Game Designer & Writer (Daedalic Entertainment)
Oscar Clark, Game Evangelist (Unity 3D)
Alexander Pieper, Technical Director (Studio Fizbin)
Thomas Bidaux, Crowdfunding Expert (ico Partners)
Adam Streck, Neurobiologist and VR developer (DZNE/neomento)
Eric Jannot, CEO & Creative Director (waza! games)

There will be more. 

Pre-register for free: buzzworkshop.booster-space.com

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And stay tuned for the schedule.

Intel Buzz Workshop Berlin – 02.02.2018

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