3GPP, VRIF & AIS Workshop

April 15 - 16, 2019

3GPP, VRIF & AIS Present

The 2nd Workshop on VR Ecosystems and Standards:

Dates: April 15th and 16th, 2019

The workshop starts at 9am on the 15th and ends at 5pm on the 16th.

Location: Sony Pictures Entertainment

10202 West Washington Blvd.

Culver City, 90232 CA, USA

Rita Hayworth Room

 The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) and the Virtual Reality Industry Forum (VRIF), in cooperation with the Advanced Imaging Society (AIS), announce the second Workshop on VR Ecosystems & Standards, themed “Immersive Media meets 5G”. The workshop is open to all interested parties and will take place on 15-16 April 2019, at Sony Pictures, Culver City, CA, USA, immediately after NAB and 3GPP SA4#103.

The second edition will focus on next-generation immersive formats and services, including Virtual, Augmented & Mixed Reality, and it will investigate 5G business opportunities brought by immersive services – as well as their requirements.

Please find detailed meeting information below. Please register soon; space is limited.

We look forward to seeing you in Culver City!

Frédéric Gabin, 3GPP SA4 chairman

Paul Higgs, VRIF President

 Meeting Information:

The workshop will be held at the Sony Pictures Entertainment lot, Rita Hayworth Room,

10202 West Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, USA.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/smUHMWksvN92

The Workshop on “Immersive Media Meets 5G” will start on Monday 15th April at 9:00 and close on Tuesday 16th April at 17:00.

There is onsite parking. There are many hotels and restaurants nearby. Morning and afternoon coffee breaks and lunch will be provided on both days, as well as a drinks reception on Monday evening.

WLAN/Internet access will be available during the meeting.

Workshop registration:

Registration for the workshop is mandatory, and space is limited. A registration fee will be asked to cover coffee breaks and lunch. Early registration is $99 and will be $199 after March 1st. Please register as soon as convenient on http://www.vr-if.org/bin/c5i?mid=5&rid=6&k2=14


We invite demonstrations during the drinks reception on Monday evening from 18:00 – 20:00 hours, as well as during breaks throughout the event. We ask a $950 fee, which will be used to cover the cost of the reception. This includes the registration of two attendees to the workshop. Please contact Mauricio Aracena (mauricio.aracena@ericsson.com) or one of the co-chairs for details.

Hotel Reservations:

The hotels below are a short distance to Sony Pictures Entertainment.

There is no room block reserved for this meeting.


The Culver Hotel ****

9400 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

Well-known chain hotels within around 10 minutes’ drive:

Double Tree by Hilton ***

6161 W Centinela Ave, Culver City, CA 90230

Four Points by Sheraton ***

5990 Green Valley Cir, Culver City, CA 90230

Courtyard by Marriott ***

6333 Bristol Pkwy, Culver City, CA 90230

Best Western Royal Palace Inn & Suites ***

2528 S Sepulveda Blvd, LA, CA 90064

Holiday Inn Express West Los Angeles ***

11250 Santa Monica Blvd, LA, CA 90025

There are many additional smaller hotels and motels within 10 minutes’ drive.

Airport Information:

  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), approx. 20 minutes’ drive from the venue.
  • Burbank Airport (BUR) is another option, approx. 45 minutes away.


There is free parking at the Sony Pictures Entertainment facility and no permit is required.

Wireless LAN:

Wireless LAN Internet access will be provided.