High Five to VR Days: The Best is Yet to Come
Since its first year in 2015, VR Days has the ambition to be Europe’s leading professional and creative XR event. With the 5th edition of VR Days coming up, Benjamin De Wit, Founder and Festival Director of VR Days Europe, has found time and space in his hectic time schedule to discuss the future and past of VR Days and his expectations of the upcoming event. Benjamin goes deeper on the program of VR Days and recommends us some must-see experiences / must-hear panel discussions at the festival.
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VR DAYS EUROPE 2019 LUSTRUM EDITION
In ancient Rome, a lustrum was the name for the sacrifice and celebration of a five-year period. A moment to reflect, unite, and look ahead. With the 5th edition of VR Days, we will do just that. Welcome to the Lustrum Edition.
VR Days is a 3-day conference and exhibition on Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality content, creativity, and innovation. Expect a compelling range of keynotes, expert sessions, workshops, and seminars with 140+ expert speakers from the worlds of health, tech, business, and the arts.
In previous years speakers included CEO of High Fidelity Philip Rosedale, Albert ‘Skip’ Rizzo, of USC, Miriam Reiner from the Israeli Institute of Technology Technion, The Guardian’s Francesca Panneta, Samantha Gorman from TenderClaws and many many more.
BIO BENJAMIN DE WIT
Benjamin de Wit is Founder and Festival Director of VR Days Europe. Since its first year in 2015, VR Days has the ambition to be Europe’s leading professional and creative XR event. Benjamin’s first experience with VR in 2013 inspired him to bring together professionals and creatives from across the globe to explore the potential of XR technology and its ability to have a profound impact on the world we live in. He realised the power of VR to enable us to see and experience in new ways, and as a tool that will change the way we interact and do business.
From a career as a professional actor, turned business founder and developer, Benjamin understands the dynamics of both creative XR and XR for enterprise. Between 2001- 2007 Benjamin was an actor with Ivo van Hove’s Toneelgroep. He then developed Spot On Agency for actors, the digital agency Studio Stomp, and was the driving force behind The Classical Story multi-reality experience for classical music. He is also on the board of Norma, the Dutch neighbouring rights organization for musicians and actors.
As a father, husband and amateur pastry chef Benjamin embodies the VR Days’ mission to unite the XR community, inspire creative minds, and drive business forward.