Explore the immersive world of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and gaming at the annual XR:WA FREE Conference and Expo 15 – 18 September at the Perth Cultural Centre. Now in its fourth year, this major conference and public exhibition showcases the ideas, works, technology and constantly evolving environment of the VR, AR and digital screen industry across four days at multiple locations including the WA Museum Boola Bardip, PICA, Scitech Planetarium and State Library of WA.
With the biggest collection of VR experiences the state has ever seen, the unique program is unlike any other screen-based conference in Australia and is designed to engage attendees, promote discussion, and allow for professional networking. And best of all, everything is completely FREE. One can expect talks and experiences showcasing local and internationally produced VR and AR works, keynote speakers delving into the immersive and digital screen-based forms of art, entertainment, education and training, science and research, and business as well as an Academic Conference designed to enhance critical discussion and debate amongst VR and AR industry colleagues.
XR:WA also includes a 3-Day Trade Floor and Exhibition allowing visitors to engage with local, national and international companies, organisations, campuses and screen artists.
The enormously popular Games and Experience Emporium at the WA Museum Boola Bardip’s Hackett Hall encourages exploration of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technology and features over 30 VR experiences, over 40 computer games, over 20 AR experiences as well as industry talks. Game Jam at Hackett Hall is held in association with the Perth Games Festival and features thrilling live free-roam VR experiences, locally developed table-top and computer games and all manner of surprises. Meet the makers, explore the career possibilities and see what’s being developed right here in Perth. Game Jam runs Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 August from 10.15am – 5pm and is FREE to the public and exhibitors.
XR:WA is designed to inspire a new generation of creatives and business to explore the world of possibilities in VR, AR, Immersive technology and gaming.