Oculus VR, despite not having released a commercial product, has grown into something rather huge. From Facebook’s acquisition of the developer to the company snatching up talented designers, managers and engineers from all over the industry, it won’t stop expanding. So it only makes sense that it would have its own conference.
Oculus Connect is that conference, and its kicking off in California on September 19th, concluding the next day. From July 10th, attendee applications will be made available on the Oculus Connect website.
The VR developer aims to gather creatives and tech-heads from all over the world in an effort to create better virtual reality experiences through sharing and collaborating.
“In the last two years, we’ve seen more virtual reality content built than in the last two decades, and that’s a direct result of incredible work by the community,” says Oculus VR. “With virtual reality’s momentum at an all-time high, this is a unique moment for the developer community to come together to take the virtual reality to the next level.”
Attendees will get an early peek at future Oculus tech during workshops led by the company’s own engineers. Oculus VR will also offer feedback on any of the VR projects that attendees bring to the conference. An area will be dedicated to these demos, so it’s not just about seeing what the Luckey and Co are working on, but what other developers are doing with the technology.
Palmer Luckey, Brendan Iribe, John Carmack and Michael Abrash will all be giving keynotes on the state of and future of VR and Oculus.
The conference is open to the public, but it’s primarily for developers and attendance is limited. However, the keynotes will all be livestreamed. That’s a lot of smart fellows talking about the future of VR, so it’ll be well worth tuning in.