XR

March 16-19

Convergence Track

Focusing on current capabilities with immersive interfaces, the XR Track explores where these mind-expanding systems are heading.



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Virtual Cinema - Photo by Adam Kissick

Virtual Cinema - Photo by Adam Kissick

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Cinematographers: Trailblazing Award Winning XR

This panel will focus on the unique insight cinematographers have on the creativity and creation of VR/AR/XR. Through examples of their award winning work they will explore the evolving aspects of the art and craft of XR storytelling and the impact a Director of Photography can have.

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Immersive Retail: 3D/AR/VR Future of Shopping

The coming 3–5 years will bring great changes to the retail industry, as the lines continue to blur between the real and the virtual. What major initiatives is the industry pursuing to enable the widespread proliferation of AR/VR and 3D content for e-commerce and retail?

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2020 Speaker Highlights

Tony Parisi - Photo c/o speaker

Tony Parisi

Head of AR/VR & Innovation

Unity Technologies

Rebecca Barkin - Photo c/o speaker

Rebecca Barkin

Vice President, Experience

Magic Leap

Vik Parthiban - Photo c/o speaker

Vik Parthiban

XR Researcher

MIT Hyperloop II

Ashley Crowder - Photo c/o speaker

Ashley Crowder

CEO & Co-Founder

VNTANA

Dr Pooma Kushalnagar - Photo c/o speaker

Dr. Poorna Kushalnagar

Associate Professor & Director DHCQoL

Gallaudet University

Avi Bar-Zeev - Photo c/o speaker

Avi Bar-Zeev

Founder RealityPrime

RealityPrime

Joanna Popper - Photo c/o speaker

Joanna Popper

Global head of VR for Location Based Entertainment

HP

Virtual Cinema

 

The immersive arts are finding new ways to enhance our ability to perceive the world that surrounds us, and in many instances they are redefining how we experience the world. The projects presented in our Virtual Cinema emphasize storytelling and ingenuity, and also showcase how other industries are embracing this new medium.

Virtual Cinema Submissions

Submissions for VR/AR/MR projects are now closed. If you are in need of an extension, please fill out this form.

SXSW Virtual Cinema

600+ PanelPicker® Sessions Announced

Presenting 600+ curated sessions from the SXSW community across our 22 Tracks of Conference programming.

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Browse the 2020 SXSW Schedule

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About the SXSW Conference

 

SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries.

The SXSW Conference provides an opportunity for global professionals at every level to participate, learn, and network. Featuring a variety of tracks that allow attendees to explore what’s next in the worlds of entertainment, culture, and technology, SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.

Learn more about Keynotes, Featured Speakers, and Session Formats across the 22 Tracks of programming for the 2020 SXSW Conference.

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Attend SXSW 2020

Join the world’s brightest creators March 13-22 at the 2020 SXSW Conference & Festivals. Register to attend and book your hotel to begin your SX adventure!

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