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2112 Immersive Tech Summit

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4245 North Knox Avenue

Chicago, IL 60641

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2112 Immersive Tech Summit
Supported by DePaul University

Featuring over 30 speakers, three rooms, exploring virtual, augmented and mixed reality conceptualization, production & post production, branding & marketing case studies, trends, best practices & standards, and market adoption.

Speakers confirmed include David Mellor, Creative Director of Framestore, a Bafta and Oscar-awarding creative studio, Duncan Shepherd, Editor of Paul McCartney VR series, David Etlinger, Acoustics/AV Consultant at Arup. Participating organizations include TechNexus, Guy Bauer Productions, Hologram USA, The Regal Foundation, Swanson, Martin & Bell, IL Film Office, Robo Aerial, Motus WorldWide, The Mill, Reality VR, Abel Cine, Microsoft, and more.

Keynote "Innovative Talent and Technology for Every Platform"
David Mellor, Creative Director of Framestore


12:00pm - 1:00pm KEYNOTE: Innovative Talent and Technology for Every Platform
David Mellor, Creative Director of Framestore

1:15pm - 2:00pm: Thrive: How Women are Creatively Dominating the New Realities
Kelly Snowden, Co-Founder, Relativity VR
Jen Passaniti, Freelance Senior Producer
Rebecca Stocchetti, Independent/Local Film Initiatives - Chicago Film Office
Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events

2:15pm - 3:00pm: Creative Editing in VR
Duncan Shepherd, CD. Editor in VR Post Production, Duncan Shepherd Films

3:15pm - 3:55pm: Holograms Entertainment
David Nussbaum, SVP of Sales, Hologram USA
Karl Zirpel, VP of Operation, Hologram USA
Cory Weisman, VP Business Development, Hologram USA

3:55pm - 4:15pm: Sci-Fi Soul
J Gary, Chairman, Chicago Regal Foundation

4:30pm - 4:55pm: The Future of Integrated Augmented Reality
Jeff Gettis, Account Technology Strategist, Microsoft
Jonathan Jong, Technology Strategist, Microsoft

5:05 pm - 5:50 pm Innovating Cultural Start-ups in the United States and in Europe: Opportunities and Challenges

Tom Denison, Co-Founder, SmartHealth Activator and Director of Startup Grind Chicago
Thomas Michelon, Deputy Cultural Counselor chez French Embassy in the United States
Jean-Edouard Chantebel, Chef de Projet, Wonda VR
Raphaël Beaugrand, Journalist, VR Director and post producer, Okio-Studio
Aaron Mojica, Co-Founder, Atmosphere
Mathew Mascheri, President and CEO, Dome3D


1:15pm - 1:30pm: Atmosphere Demo

1:40pm - 2:10pm: The $500M Mistake: Lessons for Entrepreneurs from the Oculus Rift Saga
Bill Patterson, Partner, Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP

2:20pm - 2:55pm: An Exploration of VR Capturing Technology
Brian Khan, Customer Experience Coordinator, AbelCine

3:00pm - 3:30pm: Behind-the-scenes of a 360 McLaren Shoot
Guy Bauer, Founder, Guy Bauer Productions
Anthony Casanova, Senior Video Editor, Guy Bauer Productions

3:40pm - 4:25pm: An investor's take: Where are the opportunities in AR/VR?
Terry Howerton, CEO, TechNexus Venture Collaborative

4:35pm - 5:35pm: VR Storytelling for Brands by Robo Aerial and Motus WorldWide
Christopher Morrison, Director of Operations, Robo Aerial


1:15pm - 2:00pm: The Creative Arts Economy: Navigating the IL Film Prod. Tax Credit Program
Christine Dudley, Director, Film Office at Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Louis Ferrara, Assistant Deputy Director, Illinois Film Office
Cesar Lopez, Illinois Film Office

2:05pm - 2:45pm: State of the VR Industry in 2017
Aaquib Usman, VP, Production, Georama and Founder, Midwest Immersive

2:50pm - 3:35pm: 3D Audio for Visually Immersive Environments
David, Etlinger, Acoustics/AV Consultant, Arup
Ryan Biziorek, Associate Acoustics and Audiovisual Consultant, Arup

3:40pm - 4:25pm: Perspectives in Live VR/360
Tim Woensdregt, Co-Founder, Relativity VR
Kelly Snowden, Co-Founder, Relativity VR
Matthew Mascheri, President and CEO, Dome3D

4:30pm - 5:15pm: Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in Live Events
Matthew Wren, Founder/President, Origin Development & IT


1:30 pm - 2:15 pm V/A Reality Use Cases ‘In The Wild’
Kunal Grover & Don Clippinger

2:30pm - 3:15pm: Advanced Editing Tips in Final Cut Pro X version 10.3.2
Chad Innis, Apple Certified Pro


Game of Thrones: Ascend The Wall - Relevant and HBO/ Framestore
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: VR - Warner Bros. Pictures/ Framestore
Jack Daniel's 'Story Telling: VR Experience - The Mill and FCB/RED
6x9 A Virtual Experience of Solitary Confinement - The Mill
Float On - Google VR and The Mill
Gatorade's Bryce Harper Virtual Reality Experience - The Mill, The Mill+, OMD's Zero Code and Gatorade
The Guardian 'Underworld'- The Mill and Guardian

Organized by 2112 and the French Cultural Services at the Consulate General of France in Chicago
Remarks Vincent Floriani, Consul General of France

Special thanks to Amazing Edibles Catering & Deep Eddy Vodka
RSVP Required

Additional Programming

April 27: Augmented Reality Chicago Meetup
April 27 - 28 VR Film Jam 48 hr Hackathon with Wonda VR
May 4: NOKIA Ozo Intensive with AbelCine

Special thanks to our friends & partners
DePaul University, French Innovation Week, British Consulate-General Chicago, Oakwood Worldwide, World Business Chicago, DCASE, Ayre Productions, Atmosphere, MicCheck, AbelCine, Red Bull, Free Spirit Media, Creative Cypher, Columbia College, Stage 18, IFP Chicago, Mimi's Chicago Humble Pie, Bob Cha, Perkolator and more.

Event attendees grant 2112 inc and its designees permission to utilize their image or likeness in connection with any live stream or recorded transmission or reproduction of the event, INCLUDING THE PROMOTION THEREOF, IN ALL MEDIA, WORLDWIDE AND IN PERPETUITY.

2112 is a 20,000 square foot business incubator focused on the development of start-ups in the fields of music, film/video, and entertainment technology. The incubator is located within Fort Knox Studios, a 160,000 square foot B2B creative ecosystem on Chicago’s Northwest side that boasts 92 band rehearsal rooms, 6 recording studios, 3 live sound production companies, a stagehand school, a 7,200 sq. ft. film/video production facility, instrument and amp repair, and an additional 35,000 square feet of office space for the creative sector. The Fort Knox/2112 ecosystem is home to over 1,500 professionals working in the entertainment industry.

Immersive Tech Summit questions should be directed to Amor Montes de Oca (

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