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is a 4 day AR/VR summit exploring the intersections of technology, business, culture and structures.
When
07  08  09  10
September 2017
Where
Carlsberg Byen
Copenhagen, Denmark
Explore the possibilities and opportunities of Virtual & Augmented Reality (VR/AR) with the leading minds in science, business, technology and media. The main emphasis of the CopenX Summit is exploring how the technology will impact existing businesses, social and cultural structures.
Awards
September 7
CopenX Awards is our way of celebrating the absolute frontrunners of the VR/AR/MR community and cutting-edge projects they create. Join us on the 7th of September in Copenhagen where we honor those who take the VR/AR technologies and immersive experiences to the next level. JOIN US
Conference
September 7 & 8
CopenX Realities is a two day conference - about the impact of existing VR/AR technology on our socioeconomic structures and how this will shape our future. Learn about the impact of existing VR/AR technology on our socioeconomic structures and how this will shape our future from featured keynote speakers and workshop facilitators in the fields of technology, entertainment, business, science and media.
2017
September 7 & 8
CopenX Realities will be held in Carlsberg Byen. We have added an extra scene, meaning multi tracks, more international keynote speakers and workshops. This year we introduce CopenX Match to facilitate networking with other participants. We are a proud partner of Copenhagen Tech Festival, so all CopenX attendees will have access to Copenhagen Tech Festival in Kødbyen for evening events september 5-10.
Public Expo
September 9 & 10
At CopenX VR/AR Expo, you can experience the benefits and possibilities of VR/AR technology firsthand and try the latest innovations in VR/AR. You can have fun expanding your mind as you discover what lies beyond your current reality.
2017
Keynote speaker
Who
David Helgason
Founder & Executive Vice President, Unity Technologies
About

David is a technologist and a restless entrepreneur with a passion for creating feedback loops between innovation and teams and revenue streams, applying new and old business models to changing industries, and pushing people to do the very best they can do.

David’s background is in software, an assortment of university dabbling, creating companies and helping entrepreneurs.
He served as CEO of the game technology company Unity Technologies since co-founding it in 2003 and until October 2014, with an unflinching vision to democratize game development, and to develop technology and business models for the next phase of the games industry.

Speaker
Who
Luciana Carvalho Se
Chief Evangelist // VR Specialist
About

Luciana Carvalho Se  – CSTA, AMBCS, RSA Fellow

Luciana splits her time between growing the Realities Centre London — a new innovation space, incubator and academy for B2B/enterprise VR, AR, MR and AI — and Unfold UK, promoting women/diversity in future in the UK. Passionate about VR and tech for good, she carries ongoing research on the possibilities and challenges immersive tech presents as re neuroscience, empathy and female empowerment.

Speaker
Who
Sara Lisa Vogl
Lucid Trips & VR Base Berlin
About

Creative squirrel, chaos kid & in love with the idea of new worlds, Sara is on a mission to explore what the heck VR is. Especially fascinated by UX & art in VR she is working on the VR game Lucid Trips, teaches VR at Design Factory International Hamburg and guides longtime VR Trips in collaboration with academic researchers as the worlds first VR Shaman. A passionate advocate of sharing & caring Sara is an active member of the international and local VR community.

After three years and exploring the early days of VR with hamburg based VR Nerds collective Sara is now setting up VR Base Berlin.

@saralisavogl

Speaker
Who
Simon Hoegsbro
Director, Platform & Innovation @ Microsoft Denmark & Iceland. Simon is responsible for seeding next-gen Microsoft technologies and for partnering with startups and software development companies. Simon has extensive experience in business development, new business model implementation and rapid product development through his career in digital/IT/tech.
About

In his talk on CopenX, Simon will elaborate on why Microsoft is all-in on Mixed Reality, with
‘Windows Mixed Reality’ coming up and of course the AR-glasses, ‘Microsoft HoloLens’.
After the first launch of developer kits of the Microsoft HoloLens, it is time to evaluate and move forward.
This talk will include Microsoft’s take on the industry on how other in-house product lines will further integrate and improve the mixed reality experiences.

Speaker
Who
Dinorah Hernandez
Dinorah Hernandez is Head Director and content manager at BaDoinkVR, an online, subscription-based porn site that produces VR content every week. With a BFA from Miami International University, Hernandez is currently working at the company's headquarters in Barcelona. Her responsibilities include writing and developing videos for BaDoink.
About

VR Porn and genders – Can VR break stereotypes in porn ?

Dinorah Hernandez has been in the adult industry for six years, during which she’s produced over 400 adult films, 120 of them in virtual reality. In February 2017 she launched the ‘VRCosplayX’ specializing in the merge with gamers favourite fantasy-characters and porn.

According to Hernandez, the differences between traditional 2D and VR porn include a shift in power dynamics, with the woman more dominant and calling the shots. However BaDoink’s VR porn is mostly shot from the guy’s point of view…

Badoink VR launched ‘Virtual Sexology’ summer 2016 to bring sexual therapy into the VR-Porn Experience and to help men relax and remain an erection in the bedroom with breathing exercises and the importance of kegels exercises educated and performed by the adult actress August Ames.

By summer 2017, and in time for CopenX, BadoInk will launch their first ‘Virtual Sexology’ addressed towards females.

Speaker
Who
Philip Lindner
Philip Lindner is a Swedish clinical psychologist and researcher working on developing the next generation of VR-based psychological treatments for a range of mental health problems. His aim is to create and scientifically evaluate novel VR treatments that scale and disseminate well; treatment alternatives that do not simply attempt to mimic traditional psychotherapy in format, but take full advantages of the unique capabilities of modern, consumer VR technology.
About

VR in psychotherapy

Despite 20 years of research showing that VR-based exposure therapy is effective, even on par with the real-world equivalent, there has been very little innovation in format and implementations into regular care are practically non-existent. Modern, consumer VR technology provides an opportunity to change this, offering a way of providing attractive, evidence-based treatments on an unprecedented scale. In his talk, Philip Lindner will provide a brief historical overview of VR-based psychological treatments, describe the pros and cons of using VR in psychotherapy (both technical and therapeutic), and talk about the current state and future of this field, covering both opportunities and thresholds.

Speaker
Who
Mads Damsbo
Founder and Lead Producer - Makropol
About

With a background in film producing and media directing and with a passion for technology and experience design, Mads has found himself involved in a wide variety of alternative projects exploring the frontier of new media storytelling. He considers himself a craftsman and creative producer, and sometimes an artist and conceptual junkie.

Speaker
Who
Sidsel Meineche Hansen
PHARMACOPORNOGRAPHER. Sidsel Meineche Hansen is a graduate from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. She holds a MA in 'Research Architecture' from Goldsmiths, London.
About

“Post-human sex, genders and Virtual Reality as an extension of capitalist reality.”

As part of this presentation, Sidsel will screen some video works and discuss the role of CGI (computer generated imagery) and Virtual Reality in connection to Paul B Preciado’s notion of the ‘pharmacopornographic’ model of society.
These animations will question gendered aspects of tech production and bring about reflections on the commodity status of 3D objects by considering Virtual Reality as an extension of capitalist reality.

This talk will also focus on the female avatar ‘EVA v3.0’ which is product sold online by TurboSquid, a company that supplies stock 3D models for computer games and virtual adult entertainment.

The EVA v3.0 avatar is the main protagonist in in my recent work: The CGI and VR animations: , 2016); No right way 2 cum, 2015 and Seroquel®, 2014- and an object in my research on post-human sex.

After the presentation, Sidsel will join Dinorah Hernandez from BadoInk VR in a discussion about sex and the portraying gender in adult entertainment and whether VR will mark a new era in terms of sex

The CopenX-audience will be able to see and try DICKGIRL 3D(X), No right way 2 cum

Speaker
Who
David Madsen
Psychologist and founder of ‘Dabeco' (Danish Treatment for Computer and Online Addiction
About

Psychologist and founder of ‘Dabeco’ (Danish Treatment for Computer and Online Addiction

Inspired by cognitive behavioral therapy and the power of the narrative in stories, he underlines how crucial the social elements are in understanding online addiction.

David Madsen treats people who has lost sight in the virtual universe. 

 As a former professional Counter Strike online-gamer, David knows himself what it means to spend the majority of hours and social life in front of a screen. 

Keynote speaker
Who
Dr. Michael Madary
Dr Michael Madary - Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. Dr. Michael Madary is working on the philosophy of mind and the ethics of emerging technology, especially immersive technology such as virtual reality.Dr. Michael Madary's research is interdisciplinary, drawing from psychology and neuroscience. In February of 2016, Thomas Metzinger and Michael Madary published the first code of ethics for research and consumer use of VR, which has received widespread media attention.
About

After many years of anticipation, virtual reality is now commercially available.  There is a lot of optimism about the technology, but little discussion of the new risks that it might bring.  In his talk, Michael Madary will first cover some of the most important scientific results about the psychological effects of virtual reality.  He will use those results as a basis for identifying possible risks and offer some concrete recommendations for minimizing those risks in order to take full advantage of the great opportunities that virtual reality has to offer.

Speaker
Who
Sophie Bech
Head of Experiences at Rokoko
About

Rokoko is a hardware startup based in Copenhagen and San Francisco and the inventors of the sensor-based motion capture solution, the Smartsuit. Their vision is to create a physical virtual presence that completes the VR experience and democratizes motion capture.

Sophie Bech, Head of Experiences, born in Aarhus, DK 1984, cand.mag in Media Science from SDU.

Sophie has a wide variety of experience in multiple fields within the art industry, which has provided her with a unique insight into cross-disciplinary creative environments.

She uses them to make transcending experiences in discovering all the wonders the Smartsuit will make possible all over the world.

Her work approach and methodology includes to encouraging play, creativity, and innovation as a daily practise. Sophie always look for every opportunity to match ideas, people, and resources.  Strategically she works on positioning creative direction and fostering organizational growth.

Speaker
Who
Dominic Eskofier
Head of Virtual Reality EMEAI - NVIDIA. Dominic has been called “the single most influential European Virtual Reality specialist”. As one of the early pioneers of the modern VR movement, Dominic has been involved in the industry ever since Oculus founder Palmer Luckey showed him the original duct-taped prototype of the Oculus Rift back in 2012, when it was still a garage-made kickstarter project. After this, Dominic became a huge Virtual Reality ambassador: He co-founded and still moderates the largest community for Virtual Reality on the internet, and is a co-founder of EUVR – a European non-profit organization that helps push the envelope for European VR devs, manufacturers and consumers.
About

READY PLAYER ONE part 2
READY PLAYER ONE and Snowcrash – why these sci-fi books will shape our (VR) social life!

In this talk, Dominic Eskofier will use his extensive knowledge within sci-fi literature and the VR-community to point out some of the main drivers behind the movement and uprising of VR.
And probably to the surprise of many, is something as old school as two psychical objects that explore a future where virtual reality has become the ‘dominant’ reality for mankind

Why is this virtual future diserable ? Why is it mandatory to read these books for all new employees at in the big companies in Silicon Valley working with VR ?
And why the hell, has no Danish member of the Parlament heard about these books?

 

 

Speaker
Who
Xavi Clos
Head of Production, BaDoink VR
About

Xavi Clos

Xavi is Head of VR for BaDoinkVR and VRcosplayX. He has over 7 years of solid experience in product design and user experience. He joined Badoink in 2014 and is in charge of overseeing all of Badoink’s VR related products.

CopenX-talk:

How to create immersive content for VR, how BadoInk has used their audience for tests and feedback-loops, tailoring the experience for their desires.  

Speaker
Who
Julie Heyde
Founder - VRUnicorns
About

Julie Heyde is a game jammer with a crush on semi-realistic VR sports games with a twist of dark humor and brutality. Working on #utopia #SelfieTennis, #SkiJump, #Archery & #RAGNAROKvr as the #ChickenBitch of @VRUnicorns. Raised in VikingLand and fueled by beer, mushrooms and rainbows while flying with unicorns and riding on wolves.

Who
Sara Lisa Vogl
Lucid Trips & VR Base Berlin


About this event
Expect an unusual presentation when the two wildchilds - Sara LIsa Vogel and Julie Heyde - combines energy, wit and creativity into fascinating tales and demos from both their own studios and their extensive network in the VR-community !
Who
Dr. Michael Madary
Dr Michael Madary - Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. Dr. Michael Madary is working on the philosophy of mind and the ethics of emerging technology, especially immersive technology such as virtual reality.Dr. Michael Madary's research is interdisciplinary, drawing from psychology and neuroscience. In February of 2016, Thomas Metzinger and Michael Madary published the first code of ethics for research and consumer use of VR, which has received widespread media attention.


About this event
After many years of anticipation, virtual reality is now commercially available. There is a lot of optimism about the technology, but little discussion of the new risks that it might bring. In his talk, Michael Madary will first cover some of the most important scientific results about the psychological effects of virtual reality. He will use those results as a basis for identifying possible risks and offer some concrete recommendations for minimizing those risks in order to take full advantage of the great opportunities that virtual reality has to offer.
Who
Sophie Bech
Head of Experiences at Rokoko


About this event
Sofie Bech will present Danish 'Rokoko''s flagship: Smartsuit Pro
An entire motion capture studio in one markerless suit, enabling creators on all levels to turn any space into a professional motion capture stage.
Who
Simon Hoegsbro
Director, Platform & Innovation @ Microsoft Denmark & Iceland. Simon is responsible for seeding next-gen Microsoft technologies and for partnering with startups and software development companies. Simon has extensive experience in business development, new business model implementation and rapid product development through his career in digital/IT/tech.


About this event
In this talk Simon will elaborate on why Microsoft is all-in on Mixed Reality, with
'Windows Mixed Reality' coming up and of course the AR-glasses, 'Microsoft HoloLens'.
After the first launch of developer kits of the Microsoft HoloLens, it is time to evaluate and move forward.
This talk will include Microsoft's take on the industry on how other in-house product lines will further integrate and improve the mixed reality experiences.
Who
David Helgason
Founder & Executive Vice President, Unity Technologies


About this event

The adventure for Unity started here in Copenhagen in 2004. Now David Helgason is back.

Unity is the world most popular third party VR-platform. The company’s valuation rose in May to $2.6 billion after yet a $400 million investment round.

"It’s easy to understand the enthusiasm around the company, whose game engine — code that handles games’ basic operations — radically speeds up the time it takes developers to produce a game." Techcrunch, 23rd of May.
Who
Dominic Eskofier
Head of Virtual Reality EMEAI - NVIDIA. Dominic has been called “the single most influential European Virtual Reality specialist”. As one of the early pioneers of the modern VR movement, Dominic has been involved in the industry ever since Oculus founder Palmer Luckey showed him the original duct-taped prototype of the Oculus Rift back in 2012, when it was still a garage-made kickstarter project. After this, Dominic became a huge Virtual Reality ambassador: He co-founded and still moderates the largest community for Virtual Reality on the internet, and is a co-founder of EUVR – a European non-profit organization that helps push the envelope for European VR devs, manufacturers and consumers.


About this event
In this talk, Dominic Eskofier will use his extensive knowledge within sci-fi literature and the VR-community to point out some of the main drivers behind the movement and uprising of VR.
And probably to the surprise of many, is something as old school as two psychical objects that explore a future where virtual reality has become the ‘dominant’ reality for mankind.
Why is this virtual future diserable ? Why is it mandatory to read these books for all new employees at in the big companies in Silicon Valley working with VR ?
And why the hell, has no Danish member of the Parlament heard about these books?
Who
Xavi Clos
Head of Production, BaDoink VR


About this event
Why is porn always the tech-pioneer? VR is no exception.

How to create immersive content for VR? BadoInk VR has used their audience for tests and feedback-loops, tailoring the experience according to their desires. Ultimately, they are the customers - they decide what they want !
Xavi will also provide inside on technical considerations in terms of where the actor should look and placement

BadoInk VR is moving into a foreign domain (at least something that has not previously been tied up to adult entertainment) and that is therapy! Partnering up with lead psychologists they have produced "Virtual Sexology" that also will be screened in the VR Cinema at CopenX.
Who
Mads Damsbo
Founder and Lead Producer - Makropol


About this event
As founder and lead producer for 'Makropol', one of the leading and most exploring VR-companies in Denmark, Mads will tell the story behind this years most discussed VR-experience in Copenhagen 'Doom Room'.
Through two private partnerships, 'I AM Vodka' and 'Chateau Motel', funding were found. Virtual Reality-projects still falls down between two chairs - sometimes more - when it comes to apply for funding. Is it movie? Is it theater?
Without the partnerships, no 'Doom Room'.

Mads will probably also drop a few lines on how to rethink funding for cultural pioneers.

If you are a VR-producer or representing a company that wish to tap into the creative vibe in the VR-community, you should not miss this inspiring talk.

Who
Luciana Carvalho Se
Chief Evangelist // VR Specialist


About this event
How does neuroscience, empathy and female empowerment relate to all the possibilities and challenges immersive tech, AR/VR/MR, has ?
Luciana will use her knowledge and experience as both researcher and incubator in the UK to shed light light on these themes.
Who
Philip Lindner
Philip Lindner is a Swedish clinical psychologist and researcher working on developing the next generation of VR-based psychological treatments for a range of mental health problems. His aim is to create and scientifically evaluate novel VR treatments that scale and disseminate well; treatment alternatives that do not simply attempt to mimic traditional psychotherapy in format, but take full advantages of the unique capabilities of modern, consumer VR technology.


About this event
Despite 20 years of research showing that VR-based exposure therapy is effective, even on par with the real-world equivalent, there has been very little innovation in format and implementations into regular care are practically non-existent. Modern, consumer VR technology provides an opportunity to change this, offering a way of providing attractive, evidence-based treatments on an unprecedented scale. In his talk, Philip Lindner will provide a brief historical overview of VR-based psychological treatments, describe the pros and cons of using VR in psychotherapy (both technical and therapeutic), and talk about the current state and future of this field, covering both opportunities and thresholds.
2016
Keynote speaker
Who
Robert Scoble
Futurist at UploadVR
About

Robert Scoble is a Futurist at UploadVR. As entrepreneur in residence at Upload VR, formerly Rackspace’s Futurist, Scoble travels the world looking for what’s happening on the bleeding edge of technology and brings that learning to Facebook and other places like his newsletter and blog.

Robert Scoble Keynote at CopenX 2016:

https://video.twentythree.net/robert-scoble-futurist-uploadvr-at-copenx

He’s interviewed thousands of executives and technology innovators around the world and co-authored “The Age of Context” and “Naked Conversations” with Shel Israel, and they are working on a third named “Beyond Mobile” expected to be published November 2016. Scoble engages with his one million strong following on social media. As entrepreneur in residence at Upload, he’ll be spending 2016 working with the virtual reality ecosystem to figure out what media and conference businesses Upload needs to build next. He’ll also be assisting startups in the Upload Collective (a co-working space) in their efforts to get to market.

Speaker
Who
Chris Bobotis
Co-Founder of Mettle. Head developer 360/VR plugins for After Effects & Premiere Pro
About

Chris is a Founding Partner and 360/VR Software Architect at Mettle. He is Head Developer for the SkyBox software products, which offer the most complete set of 360/VR production tools available for Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro.

Mettle Customers: ABC Disney, Adobe, BBC, Discovery VR, C|NET, Facebook, Google, NBC Universal, FOX and many more…

Workshop: Chris Bobotis, Developer of SkyBox 360/VR Plugins, gives an overview of Mettle software. Learn how to use Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro to create Cinematic 360|VR video. Includes 360|VR video samples from mettle customers.

Keynote speaker
Who
Amir Ebrahimi
Principal Software Engineer at Unity
About

Technical Lead on EditorVR – ‎Unity Technologies

Amir Ebrahimi is the Principal Software Engineer at Unity Technologies. Mr. Ebrahimi holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology. He worked in different tech and startup companies before he joined Unity as a Technical Account Manager.

Amir Ebrahimi Keynote at CopenX 2016:

https://video.twentythree.net/amir-ebrahimi-unity-at-copenx-september-2016

After a couple of years at Unity he ventured out as an entrepreneur starting Luminary Studioes, later LUMINARY, before he came back to Unity

Speaker
Who
Simon Lajboschitz
Founder - Khora
About

Built a community hub in the Virtual Reality industry in Denmark, by founding the 1st VR store in the World, Khora and becoming one of the leading Danish VR experts. This has enabled him to establish key connections in different industries that needed VR ranging from: Architecture, Education, to Healthcare, Art and Vcommerce (VR-ecommerce).

Simon Lajboschitz keynote at CopenX 2016:

https://video.twentythree.net/simon-lajboschitz-khora-at-copenx-september-2016

 

Speaker
Who
Peder Sandqvist
Creative Technologist & Head of VR/AR at DigitasLBi Nordics.
About

Peder Sandqvist is a Creative Technologist and Head of VR/AR at DigitasLBi Nordics. Peder believes that VR/AR will change the world and is set on exploring this future together with the agency’s clients. He has created VR projects with companies such as Volvo, Tesla, Husqvarna, Dior and OnePlus, including the ground breaking VR experience supporting the global launch of the all-new Volvo XC90, aiding the blockbuster sell-out of all 1927 Early Edition cars exclusively online in less than 47 hours.

Peder Sandqvist Keynote at CopenX 2016

https://video.twentythree.net/peder-sandqvist-digitaslbi-at-copenx-september

Speaker
Who
Anders Bo Pedersen
Lead at The Eye Tribe
About

Anders works with emerging technologies and explore their role in immersive digital experiences. He was an early adopter of mobile development in the 00’s and have now shifted his focus to what he believes is the next technological breakthrough, VR/AR.

Anders Bo Pedersen Keynote at CopenX 2016:

https://video.twentythree.net/anders-bo-pedersen-the-eye-tribe-at-copenx

 

Today he works with VR/AR input modalities at The Eye Tribe. The Eye Tribe is a Copenhagen based startup developing eye tracking technology for integration into a wide range of products like mobile devices and VR/AR headsets. Eye tracking in virtual environments enables features like intuitive interaction, gaze driven optical effects and foveated rendering.

Anders holds a M.Sc from the IT University of Copenhagen, is the founder of several startups and plays an active role in the local startup community. He’s always open to sharing knowledge and experience, so do come say ‘hi’.

Keynote speaker
Who
Shafi Ahmed
Director of Medical Realities
About

Shafi is colorectal cancer surgeon at The Royal London and St Bartholomew’s hospitals. Associate Dean at Barts and the London Medical School. In 2015 awarded the Silver Scalpel award as the best national trainer in surgery by the Association of Surgeons in Training. He has been elected a member of council for the Royal College of Surgeons of England and sits on a number of advisory panels for government.

Shafi Ahmed Keynote at CopenX 2016:

https://video.twentythree.net/shafi-ahmed-director-medical-realities-at-copenx

 

Medical Realities is an innovative group offering medical training products, specializing in virtual reality, augmented reality and serious games. By using consumer-level virtual reality devices such as the Oculus Rift, Medical Realities can reduce the cost of training, reach a wider audience & provide a completely safe learning environment for medical students.

www.medicalrealities.com

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