May 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to the VR Industry Forum Newsletter

Keeping you updated about our activities!
Here we highlight our latest work and focus on areas which are most critical.


A Message from the President 

2022 is progressing with record speed. We are thrilled to see the emergence of activity gearing up as concerns over COVID start to diminish. It’s been a tough few years, but with hard work and diligence, from both the industry and VRIF members, we’ve weathered the storm. We are grateful, we are energized, and we are ready to continue bridging the gap for sustainable results to the VR industry.

We hope that you can join us at our upcoming June event where we will bring members and industry colleagues together, both in person and online, to progress the work of the VRIF, plus we are offering the first ever masterclass on volumetric guidelines. Details are below.

If you’re attending the FOKUS Media Symposium, on Wednesday, VRIF will offer key insights during our 10 minute presentation called “VRIF into the Metaverse interop madness.” We hope to see you there!


Announcing VRIF’s Members Meeting and Volumetric Guidelines Masterclass & Workshop

Join us, either in person or online, for our first hybrid and open VRIF MasterClass and Workshop, 20th June, 3pm CET.

The event is being held in conjunction with the FOKUS Media Web Symposium at Fraunhofer Institute in Berlin, Germany.

The latest agenda can be found in LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/events/volumetricguidelinesmasterclass6932038534446882816/about/

Timing:

  • 13:30 – 15:00: VRIF Members meeting (members only)
  • 15:00 – 16:30: Workshop and MasterClass (open to all)
  • This is a hybrid meeting, with both in-person and virtual attendance options. There is no cost to attend, but you must register, via LinkedIn or directly here:
    VRIF Member registration: https://www.vr-if.org/aro/meeting/vrifmtg2022/register

    Non-Member registration: https://www.vr-if.org/aro/meeting/vrifwkshp2022/register

    Please note that available “in person seats” is limited & registration will be closed by June 14


    If you’re not already a Member – Join Today!

    Membership Information

    The VRIF is an organization built by the VR community and maintained by it. As a valuable member of this community, we ask you to consider joining the VRIF organization. Yearly membership already starts at $1000. More details can be found on our website: https://www.vr-if.org/membership-benefits/
    Some key member benefits:

    • Contribute to the future of immersive video and drive the Guidelines by participating in our various Work Groups
    • Define VRIF priorities
    • Promote your leadership through speaking and other opportunities
    • Network with industry experts
    • Full access to MPEG standards and working documents
    • Participate in interoperability testing with early access to guidelines, content and other tools

    Many industry leaders already see the importance and value of VRIF. Join today and add your voice. We welcome your participation and look forward to meeting soon.

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