Oculus Connect

Oculus ConnectTM

September 19-20th, 2014

The Event

Oculus Connect is a developer conference that brings together engineers, designers, and creatives from around the world to share and collaborate in the interest of creating the best virtual reality experiences possible.

Attendees will be the first to learn about upcoming Oculus technology, with sessions and workshops led by Oculus engineers and industry pioneers. Developers at the event will also have opportunities to receive design and engineering feedback directly from the Oculus team in hands-on labs.

Workshops

Sessions with Oculus engineers and designers

Networking

Connect with other Oculus developers

Get Involved

Help define the future of virtual reality

Travel

Loews Hollywood Hotel

1755 N Highland Ave,
Hollywood, CA 90028
1-855-563-9749

Los Angeles Airport

1 World Way,
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Transportation

Uber
Super Shuttle

Lowes Hotel

Reservations are to be made no later than Monday, August 25th by calling 1-855-563-9749 or online

Presentations

  • SEPT 19, 2014
  • Oculus Connect: Building the First Rift Development Kit

    Nirav Patel

    Nirav Patel discusses Building the First Rift Development Kit at Oculus Connect.

  • Oculus Connect: The Human Visual System and the Rift

    Richard Yao

    Richard Yao's discussion on The Human Visual System and the Rift at Oculus Connect.

  • Oculus Connect: The Value of VR for Professional Applications

    Sebastian Kuntz

    Sebastian Kuntz discusses The Value of VR for professional applications at Oculus Connect.

  • SEPT 20, 2014
  • Oculus Connect Keynote: Brendan Iribe and Nate Mitchell

    Brendan Iribe and Nate Mitchell

    Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe and VP of Product Nate Mitchell officially open Connect with their Keynote discussing Oculus, the Gear VR, and the newest prototype: Crescent Bay.

  • Oculus Connect Keynote: Michael Abrash

    Michael Abrash

    Oculus Chief Scientist Michael Abrash discusses perception in virtual reality, the future of VR, and what that means for developers.

  • Oculus Connect Keynote: John Carmack

    John Carmack

    Oculus CTO John Carmack discusses the Gear VR and shares development stories at Oculus Connect.

  • Oculus Connect Keynote: Future of VR Panel

    Palmer Luckey, John Carmack, Michael Abrash, Atman Binstock, and Nate Mitchell

    Palmer Luckey, John Carmack, Michael Abrash, Atman Binstock, and Nate Mitchell sit down to discuss the future of VR and answer questions from developers at Oculus Connect.

  • Oculus Connect: Mastering the Oculus SDK

    Michael Antonov and Volga Aksoy

    Michael Antonov and Volga Aksoy's discussion on Developing with Oculus: Mastering the Oculus SDK.

  • Oculus Connect: Developing VR Experiences with the Oculus Rift

    Tom Forsyth

    Tom Forsyth discusses Developing VR Experiences with the Oculus Rift at Oculus Connect.

  • Oculus Connect: Integrating the Oculus Rift into Unreal Engine 4

    Nick Whiting and Nick Donaldson

    Nick Whiting and Nick Donaldson from Epic Games discuss Lessons from integrating the Oculus Rift into Unreal Engine 4 at Oculus Connect.

  • Oculus Connect: Learning from Lucky's Tale

    Dan Hurd and Paul Bettner

    Learning from Lucky's Tale discussion with Design Director Dan Hurd and CEO Paul Bettner from Playful at Oculus Connect.

  • Oculus Connect: 360 Degree Filmmaking for VR

    Kamal Sinclair, Chris Milk, Paul Raphaël, and Ikrima Elhassen

    Kamal Sinclair, Chris Milk, Paul Raphaël, and Ikrima Elhassen discuss 360-degree Filmmaking for VR at Oculus Connect.

  • Oculus Connect: Elevating Your VR

    Tom Heath

    Tom Heath discusses Elevating Your VR at Oculus Connect.

  • Oculus Connect: Getting Started With Gear VR

    Max Cohen and Ryan Rutherford

    Max Cohen and Ryan Rutherford discuss getting started with Gear VR at Oculus Connect.

  • Oculus Connect: Introduction to Audio in VR

    Brian Hook

    Audio Engineer, Brian Hook, discusses introducing Audio in Virtual Reality at Oculus Connect.

  • Oculus Connect: Film and Storytelling in VR

    Eugene Chung, Robert Stromberg, John Gaeta, Saschka, and Kim Liberi

    Oculus Director of Film and Media, Eugene Chung, moderates a panel for Film and Storytelling in VR with Robert Stromberg, John Gaeta, Saschka, and Kim Liberi at Oculus Connect.

FAQ

What is Oculus Connect?

Oculus Connect is a virtual reality developers conference hosted by Oculus, which aims to bring together VR developers across a variety of platforms and mediums to share, connect and collaborate in the interest of creating the best VR experiences.

When is Oculus Connect?

Oculus Connect is Friday, September 19th and Saturday, September 20th. Event hours are 5pm-8pm on Friday and 8am to midnight Saturday. Event schedule forth-coming.

Where is Oculus Connect?

Oculus Connect will take place at the Loews Hollywood Hotel 1755 N Highland Ave, Hollywood, CA 90028. A special event hotel room rate is available to attendees and reservations are to be made no later than Monday, August 25th by calling 1-855-563-9749 or online.

How much is Oculus Connect?

Accepted applicants will be able to purchase tickets for $249.

Who should attend?

Anyone with an interest in developing great virtual reality content: VR developers, gaming, entertainment and cinematic content makers, innovators, creative thinkers, enthusiasts and more.

Are accommodations included?

Accommodations are not included in the ticket price. A special event hotel room rate of $199 per night, plus taxes is available at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. Reservations should be made no later than Monday, August 25th by calling 1-855-563-9749 or online via the custom booking website.

Do I have to stay at the Loews?

No, you do not have to stay at the Loews Hollywood but we do recommend you stay at or close to the venue so you can most effectively participate in both the morning and evening sessions with convenience. A special event hotel room rate has been made available to attendees at the Loews Hollywood Hotel.

Can I demo my content for others?

We are always eager to see content being created in VR. Oculus Connect will have a designated area where attendees can showcase their own content ad hoc at demo stations set up specifically for that purpose.

Should I bring my own dev kit?

If you plan to demonstrate your content to other attendees during the conference, either at our walk up demo area or on your own machine, we recommend you bring your own dev kit and PC, as access to Oculus offered demo stations will be limited.

Do I need to select a content track?

No, you do not need to select a content track. The application will ask you to share your primary interests and focus for the event so we can best tailor our content and track availability to the interests of our attendees.

How do I get to Oculus Connect driving From LAX?
  • Head east on Century Boulevard to the 405 North entrance.
  • Take the 405 North to the 10 East. Exit on La Brea heading north.
  • Take La Brea up to Hollywood Boulevard.
  • Make a right on Hollywood Boulevard.
  • Make a left on Highland; the entrance will be on your left.
How do I get to Oculus Connect from the North?
  • Take the 101 Freeway South.
  • Exit on Highland South (a one way street).
  • Continue for less than a mile and turn right onto Johnny Grant Way to enter the Hollywood & Highland Complex.
  • Take a quick right for the Loews Hotel Entrance.
How do I get to Oculus Connect from the South?
  • Head North on I-5 to I-405 or Head North and West to I-110 North.
  • Connect to I-110 North through Downtown.
  • Take the exit for 101 North to Hollywood.
  • Exit Cahuenga towards the Hollywood Bowl.
  • Sharp left onto N Cahuenga Blvd.
  • Turn right onto Franklin Ave.
  • Turn left onto N Highland Ave.
  • Turn right onto Johnny Grant Way to enter the Hollywood & Highland Complex.
  • Take a quick right for the Loews Hotel Entrance.
How do I get to Oculus Connect by train?

The nearest MetroLink Rail Line access is the RED line, at Hollywood & Highland Station. Amtrak rail service to Los Angeles terminates downtown at Union station.

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