Select Criteria: Tracks = Virtual Reality

Tuesday, March 26, 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

  • Room: Westgate Pavilion 9
Greenlight Insights is the leading analyst covering virtual reality and immersive entertainment. Alexis Macklin will provide an overview of the market including growth forecasts and consumer insights that will inform both solution providers and operators as to where the opportunities lie....
Speaker(s)
Keynote
Alexis Macklin
Greenlight Insights
Track(s)
  • Seminars

Tuesday, March 26, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

  • Room: Westgate Pavilion 9
One of the biggest challenges of VR is marketing; how do you explain the value of something that you just need to try to really understand. It's like selling TV on the Radio. These experts have successfully launched some of the most innovating technical entertainment attractions in the last years. They will explain their processes and deliver tangible how-to's to make your marketing and advertising efforts more impactful and effective....
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Andre Lawless
Head of Marketing
Lawless Marketing
Panelist
Dorothy Ferguson
Two Bit Circus
Panelist
Jan Goetgeluk
CEO
Virtuix
Panelist
Leila Amirsadeghi
One Dome
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  • Seminars

Tuesday, March 26, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room: Westgate Pavilion 9
Storytelling has been the purview of movies and TV for decades. But VR is changing the game. Where once we were happy to view another person's story on a screen, VR thrusts us into the central character role. Escape rooms provide the canvas to tell great stories while appealing to consumer's desire to play games. How might this nascent market develop and how can you profit from it today?...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Cyril Voiron
Ubisoft
Panelist
Jake Zim
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Panelist
Simon Chu
CEO
Escape VR
Panelist
Sven Haeberlein
Exit VR
Track(s)
  • Seminars

Tuesday, March 26, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Room: Westgate Pavilion 9
Virtual reality attractions are already popping up in unlikely places. From JFK Terminal 4 to high-end mega clubs like Hakkesan and Omnia to the corner bar and the local cinema, operators and locations are increasingly looking to cash in on VR. What locations make sense, what models are working, and where else might we find VR that will surprise us?...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Christopher Crescitelli
VR Arcade & VR Fest
Panelist
Greg Agostini
KNMCasino, VirtualWerks
Panelist
Heather Blair
Holovis
Panelist
Lynn Rosenthal
Periscape
Panelist
Wesley Taylor
Ekstasis | Immersive Entertainment
Track(s)
  • Seminars

Tuesday, March 26, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room: Westgate Pavilion 9
Group sales is a pillar of any successful FEC. How can VR attractions create and grow a pipeline of corporate, party and other group sales to help fill off-peak times? How can you design the right programs, and how can you sell and market them? Sheryl will unlock the secrets of more than 30-years helping all kinds of location-based entertainment businesses sell bigger....
Speaker(s)
Keynote
Sheryl Bindelglass
SherylGolf
Track(s)
  • Seminars

Tuesday, March 26, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room: Westgate Pavilion 9
While VR can look like all fun on the surface, successfully rolling out and executing a VR attraction requires an attention to detail that many operators might not be ready for. Unlike arcade games that you just unwrap from the pallet and plug in, VR often requires a lot of forethought and planning. From how are you going to staff it, to how you clean it, price it, maintain it and keep your employees engaged, the devil is in the details....
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Amy Hedrick
Cleanbox Technology
Panelist
Kevin Bachus
Dave and Busters
Panelist
Sheryl Bindelglass
SherylGolf
Track(s)
  • Seminars

Tuesday, March 26, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: Westgate Pavilion 9
Is VR the replacement for Laser Tag? Or is it something else entirely? How will AR factor in? With companies developing more compelling competitive VR products, the lines between laser tag and virtual reality seem to be blurring. Our experts will explain how emerging immersive technologies are likely to impact the staple FEC attraction that's now 30-years old....
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Armando Lanuti
President
Creative Works
Panelist
Chanel Summers
VR Studios
Panelist
Michael Zaidan
Head of IP Development & Deployment
Minority Media
Panelist
Phillip Steinfatt
ceo
Tower Tag
Track(s)
  • Seminars

Tuesday, March 26, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Room: Westgate Pavilion 9
The ultimate VR experience is currently found in high-end, free-roaming attractions where people can engage socially with their friends, and in some cases interact with the physical environments. Some offer stories based upon blockbuster movies, and others offer action-packed gaming experiences. How do these high-end VR solutions fit in the current market, and what is their vision for the future of virtual reality?...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Brad Herman
SPACES Inc.
Panelist
Doug Griffin
Nomadic VR
Panelist
Sean Griffin
The VOID
Panelist
Tammy Brandt
Dreamscape
Panelist
Tim Ruse
Zero Latency
Track(s)
  • Seminars

Tuesday, March 26, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Room: Westgate Pavilion 9
One of the keys to operating a profitable VR Arcade or entertainment center is the ability to create multiple revenue streams. Whether it's school groups, corporate events, birthday parties, or just a large variety of entertainment to capture and retain casual guests, these innovative operators are pushing the envelope and generating significant returns on their investment....
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Aaron Pulkka
Two Bit Circus
Panelist
Bill (William) Tustin
Centertec
Panelist
Jan Hursti
Pikseli-Finland
Panelist
Vasily Ryzhonkov
ArenaSpace
Track(s)
  • Seminars

Tuesday, March 26, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: Westgate Pavilion 9
HP is committed to driving innovation and access for location-based VR. Joanna Popper travels the world meeting with and trying the most innovative attractions utilizing VR. Save the backache and bad food and just sit back while she takes us on a whirlwind tour of what's happening in the VR that you might not have heard about....
Speaker(s)
Keynote
Joanna Popper
Global Head of Virtual Reality, Location Based Entertainment
HP
Track(s)
  • Seminars

Tuesday, March 26, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: Westgate Pavilion 9
Zero Latency was the first to roll out a large-scale free roam VR product. As the pioneer there was no off-the-shelf solution, so they had to create their own tech. Now that large tech companies have moved into the space Zero Latency was faced with a tough challenge. How do you take advantage of the tech that threatens to disrupt your leadership position? Bob Cooney sits down with Tim Ruse, CEO and co-founder, to talk about just that....
Speaker(s)
General Speaker
Tim Ruse
Zero Latency
Track(s)
  • Seminars

Tuesday, March 26, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room: Westgate Pavilion 9
This third wave of VR started as a consumer product revolution, but the large tech companies driving investment in the space quickly realized that location-based VR was where the action was. Not since the 1990's have we seen the likes of Microsoft and HP at Amusement Expo. What do they see in the sector, and how can the amusement trade profit from the involvement of these tech behemoths?...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Ishita Kapur
Microsoft
Panelist
Joanna Popper
Global Head of Virtual Reality, Location Based Entertainment
HP
Panelist
Kevin Williams
Founder & Director
The Stinger Report
Panelist
Tim Ruse
Zero Latency
Track(s)
  • Seminars

Tuesday, March 26, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room: Westgate Pavilion 9
It's been written that esports is the fastest growing sport in the world, with revenues expected to top $1 billion annually with more than 300 million viewers per year. But esports is also a grass roots movement, and arcades can play a role in feeding the top of the player funnel. This panel consists of the people currently bringing esports to the location-based market. Learn the best practices, trends, what the future holds and why you might want to get involved sooner rather than later....
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Chuck Taylor
Caesars Entertainment
Panelist
Jan Goetgeluk
CEO
Virtuix
Panelist
Louisa Spring
CEO
SAM Immersive
Panelist
Steve Grubbs
Paradigm esports
Track(s)
  • Seminars

Tuesday, March 26, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Room: Westgate Pavilion 9
Movies and games go together like butter and popcorn. Sony has been on the forefront of the location-based VR since they promoted Ghostbuster's Dimensions with The Void and Madame Tussaud's in Time Square. Now with a few years of experience under their belt, learn how they see the location-based VR landscape, and what opportunities they expect to emerge in the coming years....
Speaker(s)
Keynote
Jake Zim
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Track(s)
  • Seminars