XR:WA BECOMES FREE EVENT FOR 2020
Organisers of XR:WA – the state’s premiere VR, AR, tech and gaming conference and expo, have recently announced the event will be staged FREE of charge in 2020.
XR:WA returns for its second year 3-6 December and the full program is online at www.xrwa.com.au.
“We’ve had a tonne of interest from the public, students, professionals and all corners of the games and immersive sector in wanting to attend the event for a bit here and a bit there. Some are well resourced, some have been hit hard by COVID, so we’ve taken the step to level the playing field and provide all events, exhibits, panels and talks free and open access,” says conference director Richard Sowada.
“In a move that’s set to delight new practitioners, the curious and the economically challenged, we’re very proud to bring these great speakers, screenings, ideas and experiences to local audiences,” continues Sowada.
If you’re a practitioner from the traditional sector, XR:WA is a rare opportunity to explore new directions and business opportunities.
For people interested in exploring potential career paths, XR:WA is something you won’t want to miss.
For people interested in speculating on and exploring one or many possible futures, you won’t want to leave and if you’re just plain interested, you’ll be utterly fascinated and captivated by the XR:WA 2020 program.
The full program is online at www.xrwa.com.au and includes:
- Mark Pesce on the subject of AR
- Caitlin Cronin, one of the producers behind the Untitled Goose Game
- Alexander Swords in a workshop geared toward any sector of the screen industry around 3-Dimensional Storytelling
- Sabra Williams (USA) discussing VR and social justice
- Mario di Castro (Switzerland), Head of Robitcs at CERN
- and dozens more local, national and international speakers
Public Expo and Experiences
Over four days, XR:WA will present exhibits and experiences and our very special Games and Experience Emporium. It’s a fantastic opportunity to experience what’s being produced in WA and interact with the artists and practitioners behind the works. These include screenings of internationally acclaimed films such as Coded Bias and iHuman, the fabulous Irish installation On Exactitude In Science and more than a dozen locally produced computer and board games.
Registrations are now open – https://xrwa.com.au/register/
Art Gallery of WA
WA State Library
Conference December 3-5
Expo December 3-6