We’re just over a week away from Oculus Connect 6, and there’s still time to register to attend. Registration will close at 10:00 am PT on September 18, so act quickly to reserve your spot. You’ll also want to download the official OC6 app for iOS or Android. With a full schedule, useful FAQs, and helpful reminders, it’s a great way to make the most of your OC6 experience.
Can’t make it to the show? Tune into the livestream on the Oculus Facebook page, or you can catch the news as it happens in VR with Oculus Venues on Oculus Quest and Oculus Go:
The Bigscreen Beta devs will also host live viewing parties, so the Rift Platform can join in on the fun!
As always, we kick off Day 1 with some announcements you won’t want to miss, while Oculus CTO John Carmack takes the stage on Day 2 for his signature unscripted keynote.
Build for Reach: Get Started in Spark AR Studio
Dan Moller, AR Prototyper, Facebook
Discover just how quickly and easily you can use existing pipelines to build a range of sophisticated AR experiences, then publish them for an audience of billions. We’ll look at asset prep and import, scene setup, logic, and publishing to get you up to speed in no time.
Designing Research to Measure the Impact of VR
Grace Ahn, Associate Professor, University of Georgia; Tony Bevilacqua, Founder & CEO, Cognitive3D; Courtney D. Cogburn, Associate Professor, Columbia University; Clorama Dorvillias, Product Manager, Facebook; Jessica Outlaw, Founder, Outlaw Center for Immersive Behavioral Science at The Extended Mind & Concordia University
There’s still a lot to learn with the speed of VR entering the market, as companies are eager to take advantage of more engaging and efficient training solutions where they can measure the ROI both quantitatively as well as qualitatively. Learn from research leaders in VR on how to ensure that we are designing studies to measure impact ethically and with mindfulness. Topics will range from how to establish the right metrics, methods, surveys, ethical practices, data visualizations, and other innovative research industry standard tips to ensure businesses and developers are designing for their desired impact.
From Lightspeed to Lightsabers: The Making of Vader Immortal
Join the teams from ILMxLAB and Oculus Studios as they discuss how they brought the cinematic world of Star Wars into this immersive, canonical VR adventure. Expect a wide-ranging conversation—from concept and creation to technical tricks and the creative impact of Oculus Quest
Partner Spotlight: Made for St. Jude “Hall of Heroes” VR Project
Paula Cuneo, Event, Experience, and Community Marketing Director, Facebook; Lou Griffith, Lead Architect Experiences, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - ALSAC; Taylor Williams, Executive Producer, Flight School Studio
Made for St. Jude is an exploration of the creative potential of VR to drive change in our world. Over the past year, we developed a variety of solutions to serve the mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and at Cannes Lions, we selected creative agency, BBDO New York, to bring their concept to life with Flight School Studio. Through the “Hall of Heroes” experience, stories of children’s bravery will be celebrated in the epic form they deserve. Patients and artists have partnered to create twelve superhero characters and in VR, visitors will be able to wander among a living garden of statues, gain inspiration, and support the children of St. Jude. Learn more about the year-long exploration of creativity, technology, and bravery with our friends from Flight School Studio and St. Jude.
Supercharging Your Creativity with VR
Lilli Thompson, Product Manager, Facebook; Kelli Townley, Executive Producer, Facebook
Whether you’re a sculptor, game artist, filmmaker, prototyper, or illustrator, VR has a tool for you! Come learn how artists of all kinds are using VR tools to streamline their workflows and bring their creations to life.
We’re just days away from bringing together the AR/VR community to connect, learn, and be inspired. From San Jose or wherever you are, we’ll see you at OC6.