Virtual Umbrella Partners With Steel Media For VR Connects London 2017

Virtual Umbrella Partners With Steel Media For VR Connects London 2017

Steel Media, publisher of the PG Connects events, Pocket Gamer,, the Global VR Challenge, and of course, is dad-at-daughter's-graduation proud to officially announce a collaboration with Virtual Umbrella for the first VR Connects conference.

Taking place on 16th-17th January 2017 at London City's premier venue, The Brewery, the new event is a sister conference to the established Pocket Gamer Connects London. While ticket holders to one conference are granted access to the other, VR Connects very much remains a separate event with regards to coverage, focus, and content.


The Key Crowd

VR Connects will bring together over 500 delegates from across the VR/AR/MR industry (with a focus on hardware manufacturers [multi-format], app developers [multi-category], publishers, investors, media, and more). It'll combine a lively expo space with two days of focused conference content spread over four tracks covering the key questions facing the industry (global trends, technical and design issues, future technologies, and monetisation challenges).

Curated by the teams responsible for the renowned PG Connects conferences and now in association with Bertie Mills and his team at Virtual Umbrella, highly respected within the VR space, the conference will represent an essential event for anyone wanting to meet, hear, and learn from the leading figures from every corner of the VR/AR/MR world.


The Finest Industry Minds

We'll start unveiling our speaker line-up and schedule soon but to give you a taster, so far announced to speak are representatives from AMD, Barog Game Labs, Beatshapers, Brandwidth, Coatsink, Combo Breaker, Digital Jam, Draw & Code, Google Play, Gumi, nDreams, Nordic Trolls, Resolution Games, REWINDSecret SauceTower Studios, Virtual Beings, VREAL, Wargaming VR, with quite a few more waiting to officially join them. (If you have something to share with the industry, speaker submissions are still open.)

In addition, unrivalled networking opportunities are guaranteed courtesy of a dedicated and extensive meeting system available to all delegates, as well as an array of fringe events throughout the two days, such as the VR Indie Pitch competition, bespoke VR expo area, SpeedMatch (curated developer/publisher meetings), and the unmissable TVR Party.

Over 7,500 delegates have attended our Pocket Gamer Connects conferences and loved the unique access to the biggest names in the sector, the brilliant networking opportunities, and sharply honed content on show. With VR Connects London 2017 Steel Media aims to deliver the very same opportunity for every member of the burgeoning VR development community.


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With three boys under the age of 12, former Edge editor Joao has given up his dream of making it to F1 and instead spends his weekends transforming his living room floor into a venue for hosting increasingly complex Scalextric tracks. When in work mode, he looks after the production (aka the behind-the-scenes magic) of Steel Media's series of conferences.