This week the organisers of Develop:VR confirmed Microsoft will deliver the closing keynote at the one day conference and expo taking place on Thursday 9 November at Olympia London. The keynote, entitled 'Windows Mixed Reality: Developing for the Virtual Continuum', will be presented by Pete Daukintis, Technical Evangelist and Mike Taulty, Developer Evangelist. It will focus on bringing existing developers skills and apps to Windows Mixed Reality devices such as HoloLens and forthcoming immersive headsets.
PocketGamer.biz and our sister site The Virtual Report are media partners of Develop:VR, which is a one-day conference and expo focused on the commercial opportunities that virtual and augmented reality present for developers.
Other sessions confirmed this week include a 'Funding Question Time' starring Martin de Ronde of Force Field VR, Dave Ranyard of Dream Reality Interactive, Thomas Gere of Realities Centre and Ella Romanos of Rocket Lolly Games. Catherine Allen, VR Curator and Producer, will deliver a talk on 'Moral Panic', demonstrating how the knowledge of a new technology’s very existence can reveal society’s deep hopes and fears. There'll also be 'Improve Your Brain – The Real Value of VR/AR Gaming' by Faviana Vangelius of SVRVIVE and 'Love Your Limitations: Defining Art for Mobile VR' by Anna Hollinrake of Climax Studios, as well as talks by Brynley Gibson of Kuju and Tanya Laird of Digital Jam.
Develop:VR takes place on Thursday 9 November at Olympia London and delegate passes can be bought at a Early Bird rate, a saving of £50, until 11 October at www.developvr.co.uk. Readers of PocketGamer.biz get an extra 10% off conference passes with this code: DEVR17PG.