Oculus Connect 2

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Oculus Connect 2
Information
Type Conference
Presenter Oculus VR
Speaker Brendan Iribe, Michael Abrash, John Carmack
Cost $495 (early), $695 (general)
Location Loews Hollywood Hotel, Hollywood, CA, U.S.
Dates 9/23/2015 - 9/25/2015
Previous Oculus Connect 1
Next Oculus Connect 3
Website https://www.oculus.com/connect/

Oculus Connect 2 is the 2nd annual Virtual Reality conference presented by Oculus VR. The Oculus Rift-centric event takes place in Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, California on September 23 to 25, 2015.

Oculus Connect is an event for developers, designers and other individuals working in or interested in Oculus Rift to learn more about the device, platform and future of VR. Developers can showcase their VR games and experiences in a designated area called the Developer Lounge.

Connect 2 features more than 30 talks including keynotes from Brendan Iribe, Michael Abrash, John Carmack and 10 talks from experts in in game development and film. Workshops are led by Unity and Epic Games.

Talks and Activities

Keynotes

KeynotesDateTimeSpeakerDuration
Oculus Connect 2 Opening Keynote2015-09-2410:00AM PSTBrendan Iribe60 minutes
Oculus Connect 2 Keynote2015-09-2411:00AM PSTMichael Abrash60 minutes+
Conversation with John Carmack2015-09-241:00PM PSTJohn Carmack60 minutes+

Wednesday 9/23

TalksTimeTypeSpeakerDuration
Making Great VR: Lessons Learned from 'I Expect You To Die'1:00PM PSTGame & App Design
Talk
Jesse Schell25 minutes
New Techniques for Streaming VR Video1:00PM PSTVR Engineering
Talk
David Pio60 minutes
Game Design Un-Rules: Examining Design Failures in 'Time Machine' VR1:30PM PSTGame & App Design
Talk
Patrick Harris25 minutes
Hearing With Our Eyes: Interactive Music for VR1:30PM PSTGame & App Design
Talk
Justin Moravetz
Jake Kaufman
25 minutes
3D Audio: Designing Sounds for VR2:30PM PSTGame & App Design
Talk
Tom Smurdon60 minutes
From Paper Cutouts to Virtual Cards: Making the Tabletop Interface for Lost Cities2:30PM PSTGame & App Design
Talk
Lesley Klassen25 minutes
Perception in Low Light VR Environments3:00PM PSTGame & App Design
Talk
John Thorp25 minutes
Stories and Learnings from the Forefront of Virtual Shared Presence4:00PM PSTGame & App Design
Talk
Forest Gibson60 minutes
Maximizing Performance for Mobile4:00PM PSTVR Engineering
Talk
Chris Pruett60 minutes
Navigating New Worlds: Designing UI & UX in VR4:00PM PSTGame & App Design
Talk
Kristoffer Brady
Richard Emms
60 minutes
Shipping Hardware: The Evolution of the Rift5:30PM PSTHardware
Talk
Caitlin Kalinowski
Stephanie Lue
60 minutes
Designing Amazing Games for Gear VR in Unity5:30PM PSTGame & App Design
Talk
Holden Link25 minutes
Post-Mortem: Building the First Crescent Bay Experiences5:30PM PSTGame & App Design
Talk
Kenneth Scott
Per Vognsen
60 minutes

Thursday 9/24

TalksTimeTypeSpeakerDuration
Oculus Connect 2 Opening Keynote10:00AM PSTKeynote
Talk
Brendan Iribe60 minutes
Oculus Connect 2 Keynote11:00AM PSTKeynote
Talk
Michael Abrash60 minutes+
Conversation with John Carmack1:00PM PSTKeynote
Talk
John Carmack60 minutes+
The Early Days of VR Game Design: Lessons Learned2:30PM PSTGame & App Design
Talk
Jason Rubin60 minutes
Building for the Rift with the Oculus PC SDK2:30PM PSTVR Engineering
Talk
Anuj Gosalia60 minutes
Building 'Toybox' for Oculus Touch4:00PM PSTGame & App Design
Talk
Matt Alderman
Brandon Dillon
60 minutes
Introduction to VR Filmmaking from Oculus Story Studio4:00PM PSTCinematic VR
Talk
Saschka Unseld
Max Planck
60 minutes
Lessons from Hollywood: Making Movies in VR5:30PM PSTCinematic VR
Talk
Ikrima Elhassan
Felix Lajeunesse
Robert Stromberg
Saschka Unseld
Arthur van Hoff
60 minutes
Building Social VR Apps and Experiences5:30PM PSTGame & App Design
Talk
Gareth Davis25 minutes
Being There: Designing Standing VR Experiences with Tracked Controllers5:30PM PSTGame & App Design
Talk
Alex Schwartz
Devin Reimer
60 minutes

Friday 9/25

TalksTimeTypeSpeakerDuration
Live Coding Session with John Carmack10:00AM PSTVR Engineering
Talk
John Carmack60 minutes
Virtual Reality is a Medium: Creating Art with Oculus Touch11:30AM PSTGame & App Design
Talk
Lydia Choy
Brian Sharp
60 minutes
Hands on Workshop with Unreal Engine9:00AM PSTVR Engineering
Workshop
Ray Davis
Nick Donaldson
Nick Whiting
3 hours
Hands on Workshop with Unity9:00AM PSTVR Engineering
Workshop
Carl Calleweart
Mark Schoennagel
Peter Kuhn
3 hours

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