July 31, 2019 – Oculus has today announced that registration is now open for its Oculus Connect 6 (OC6) conference. Now in its sixth year, Oculus Connect returns to the San Jose McEnery Convention Center from September 25 – 26.
From storytelling and gaming to training and beyond, OC6 will host industry experts, developers, and AR/VR leaders at Facebook to offer attendees the opportunity to discover cutting-edge innovations, hear best practices to develop new ideas, and learn how to effectively distribute work to a growing audience.
As well a range of talks that will be taking place about the future of the AR/VR industry, OC6 is also an opportunity to see the latest from game developers around the world. Respawn Entertainment (Apex Legends and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order) will be at this year’s show to reveal a new first-person combat title made in partnership with Oculus Studios, including the first hands-on playable demo.
Some of this year’s sessions covering innovation, development, and monetization across the AR/VR industry include:
The 3Ds of Immersive Media: Discover, Design, Distribute
Eric Cheng, Immersive Media Lead, Facebook; Asad Sheth, Product Manager, Facebook; Abesh Thakur, Product Manager, Facebook
Bridge Virtual and Real Worlds with AR
Matt Hanson, Spark AR Product Design Manager, Facebook
Career-Connected Curriculum for Tomorrow’s AR/VR Developers
Cindy Ball, AR/VR Policy Manager, Facebook (Moderator); Justin Rogers, Software Engineer, Facebook
Creating VR for Everyone: Accessibility and Inclusion in a Virtual Space
Allison Lee, Developer Program Manager, Facebook (Moderator)
Designing for Emotion: The Space Where Stories and Games Meet
Yelena Rachitsky, Executive Producer, Facebook
From Demo to Pilot to Deployment: Getting Buy-In for Enterprise VR
Tina Tran, Developer Partnerships, Facebook (Moderator)
The More Things Change: How Trends in VR Apply to Quest
Deborah Guzman Barrios, Developer Strategy, Facebook; Rade Stojsavljevic, Head of Content Strategy, Facebook
Oculus for Business: Scalable, Professional, Secure
Matt Terrell, Product Manager, Facebook; Isabel Tewes, Product Manager, Facebook
Safety By Design: How to Bake Safety and People into Product Development
Sarah Ryan, Policy Associate, Facebook; Lindsay Young, Product Manager, Facebook
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Success on the Oculus Store
Bruce Wooden, Content Launch Manager, Facebook (Moderator); Lisa Brewster, Oculus Store Manager, Facebook; Richard Duck, Store Operations Manager, Facebook; Mari Kyle, Content Launch Manager, Facebook; Chris Pruett, Director of Content Ecosystem, Facebook
Technological Tethers: How AR + VR Connect Us to the World
Lisa Brown Jaloza, Technology Communications Manager, Facebook (Moderator)
Women in AR/VR Research
Tara Franz, UX Researcher, Facebook; Ayfer Gokalp, UX Researcher, Facebook
Oculus has stated that there will be more details shared in the coming months as the event gets closer. For now, those wishing to attend can register online at oculusconnect.com, where they can also find information on hotels and travel in San Jose.
Video credit: Oculus/YouTube
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