Please note: this information refers to VRDC 2016, check back for updates.
View, browse and sort the ever-growing list of VRDC sessions by pass type, track, and format. With VRDC Session Scheduler, you can build your schedule in advance and access it during the show via export or with the Mobile App. Sessions do fill up, so please arrive early to sessions that you would like to attend. Adding a session to your schedule does not guarantee you a seat.
In order to best utilize Session Scheduler, please use the login credentials you've set up on this page as your login credentials on our Mobile App. You can download the app on iTunes or Google Play.
For nearly two decades, the space program has flight-certified its astronaut corps with the aid of virtual reality training using rendering engines, head-mounted displays, and inertia-simulating robots developed from the ground-up by NASA engineers. With the advent of private sector innovations in consumer VR, rendering technology, and additive manufacturing techniques, there is a paradigm shift in astronaut training on the horizon combining immersive visuals reinforced by extremely realistic haptic feedback, as well as promising new augmentations to engineering workflow. Examples explored include a simulation of the International Space Station where users can interact with handrails and tracked physical objects in the real world while inside VR, and an instance of how NASA is using one type of virtual reality technology (a consumer headset) to completely simulate and develop another type of virtual environment (a reconfigurable CAVE).
Techniques and tools used by the space industry for practical applications of consumer VR can generally facilitate simulation-based learning, designing and prototyping control surfaces, and human factors research. Attendees will learn about how the best elements of real and virtual worlds can be combined into a more tangible hybrid reality.
Title: Owlmancer, Community, and Events Wrangler, Science Company: Owlchemy Labs
Welcome! You can use the Session Scheduler tool to browse sessions and build a custom event schedule. Once you've saved your personal schedule, you can access it from the free VRDC Mobile app (available approximately 30 days before the event). Note: use the same login/password on the Mobile app that you set up on this web site.
Step 1. Create an account. Use the "Create Account" button at the top of the right-hand corner.
Step 2. Choose a view. Select either the "List" or the "Grid" icon. (It's the same data, just a different view of the sessions.)
Step 3. Choose your sessions. Click the "Add" or "Remove" button next to each session to add it to, or remove it from, your personalized schedule.
Step 4. Review your schedule. Push the "My Schedule" button in the left column to view your selected sessions.