Virtual reality conference coming to Oxford

February 25, 2017 by  

A cutting-edge conference will be coming to Oxford next month and will be providing people with a chance to explore the virtual reality technology which is set to become a major part of our lives in the future.

The very first in what is expected to be a number of conferences dealing with this subject, and which will tackle the latest local, national and global developments in virtual reality, will be held at Rose Hill in late March.

It has been organised by multimedia consultant Derek James, who hopes that it will demonstrate the ways in which it could bring about permanent changes to several industries. The ex-Blackbird Leys Community Centre employee told the Oxford Times that the developments being caused by technology were game-changing, adding that:

“I’m doing this because at the moment all of the attention is being focused on technologies that are arriving in two to three years’ time, but not the things being done now.”

He went on to state that the impact of virtual reality on music, film, sport, education and medicine would be discussed during the conference, with guest speakers from these fields. A workshop showing how the mathematics ability of children can be enhanced by virtual reality will kick off the conference.

Conferences like this often make use of booklet printers to make sure they can provide materials detailing the order of events.