2 days of meeting & sharing ideas in Vancouver


At the Reliance Theatre - Emily Carr University of Art + Design

3:15 pm - Registration starts (throughout the day)

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm - Opening remarks
Dr. Ron Burnett - Emily Carr University for Art + Design, President & Vice Chancellor
Mr. Philippe Sutter - Consul general of France in Vancouver
Dr. Richard Smith - The Centre for Digital Media, Director Master Digital Media Program
Mrs. Ana Serrano - Canadian Film Centre, Chief Digital Officer and Founder of CFC Media Lab

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm - Building Partnerships in the VR/AR and MR Economy
Panelists will discuss where opportunities lie in the *R space and what are the benefits of partnering. Those opportunities could encompass public and private funding. How can we leverage partnerships in order to create new business models in the *R space?
Anne-Marie Enns, Vu Conference & VR/AR Association
Alan Goldman, Emily Carr University for Art + Design
Frédéric Josué, Uni-XR & 18
Robert Wong, Creative BC
Moderator: Ana Serrano, CFC MediaLab

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm - The VR workflow: Building and sharing knowledge from VR/AR development project
Creatives from France and Canada will share tips and practices in a variety of VR/AR development projects. How do we approach the development of VR/AR experiences and what practices (if any) could we apply that would benefit our production process.
Joe Bonar, New Reality Garage
Eric Hine, Archiact VR
Chloé Jarry, Camera Lucida
Moderator: Colin Northway, Northway Games

5:30 pm - 5:50 pm - Coffee Break

5:50 pm - 6:20 pm - Changing the cultural space with VR experiences
French and Canadian creatives who are experimenting in public environments, including museums, and public installation will discuss how VR experiences is going to change the cultural space.
Maria Lantin, Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Bernhard Rieke, Simon Fraser University
Michael Swierczynski, Forum des Images (Paris)
Moderator: Patrick Pennefather, The Centre for Digital Media

6:20 pm - 6:50 pm - Infinite possibilities for *R experiences ?
Panelists who are experimenting in the AR space and beyond will identify where different *R experiences are growing and why.
Ben Cole, Mashup Machine
Aaron Hilton, Steampunk Digital
Wilson Tang, Yumebau
Oleg Veryovka, Google
Moderator: Denise Quesnel, Simon Fraser University

At the Hangar - The Centre for Digital Media

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm -Day One Closing Reception
Join us for a cocktail reception showcasing all featured start-ups and get a chance to experience all demos!

At the Hangar - The Centre for Digital Media

The second day of Enterprising Culture in Vancouver is great moment to spend time with VR/AR developers, learn about new projects and share experiences. Each participating company will also introduce their product and savoir-faire during a 10-minute presentation.

1:00 pm Registration starts (throughout the day)

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Pitch session #1
Janus VR / James Palmer McRae, Co-founder 
Large/Albedo Informatics / Kori Golding, Founder & President
VRTuoz / Gildas Dussauze, Founder & CEO
TH-er / Colin Northway

3:00 pm - 3:30 pmDemo & Networking

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm - Pitch session #2
FilmTyme / Ben Sainsbury, Founder
Red Corner / Marie Blondiaux, Founder
Novelab VR Studio / Grégoire Parain, Managing Director
Gengiskhan VR / Line Brucena, Founder
Mashup Machine / Ben Cole, Chief Technology Officer

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm - Demo & Networking

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Pitch session #3
Archiact VR / Eric Hine, Executive Producer
Masterpiece VR / Johnathan Gagne, Co-founder
Biointeractive Technologies / Lukas-Karim Mehri, CEO
Histovery / Mathilde Michaud, Operations Manager

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm - Presentation of Pulse on VR: A living Ecosystem  & Day Two Closing Reception
Launched by CFC Media Lab and OMERS Ventures in collaboration with Nordicity, Pulse on VR: A Living Ecosystem represents an ongoing snapshot of the Canadian Virtual Reality (VR) ecosystem as it evolves.
Presented by Ana Serrano, CFC Media Lab & Kristian Roberts, Nordicity
Introduction by Prem Gill, Creative BC