(Updated 9/24/19) Oculus Connect is an annual AR/VR conference to bring AR/VR enthusiasts, tech news lovers, developers, content creators, marketers, and more to talk about the future of this groundbreaking technology.
“There will come a time when you believe everything is finished; that will be the beginning.” — Louis L’Amour
Oculus’s annual AR VR Conference is almost here. This year’s theme is a “New Chapter” with three different categories of sessions: Develop, Discover and Distribute.
This is the beginning of a new chapter, page one for AR/VR. The first five chapters have ended, the new chapter is about to begin. Who is ready for the first page?
App-solutely No Business Cards Needed!
The Oculus Connect app is ready to be downloaded, create your agenda, update your profile and get ready to begin chapter six of defying distance.
- What do you think they will launch?
- New games?
- New Avatars for Facebook Spaces?
- Oculus Venues for Oculus Rift/S along with more Social VR capabilities in the Oculus Quest
While you’re thinking about that check out some of the events outside of the conference that you might want to attend.
DimensionX: Journey Beyond the Frame
Hosted by: Nreal and FXG
When: 2-Day Event | Tuesday, September 24th at 4:30PM PST | Wednesday, September 25th at 11:00PM PST
Where: Anno Domini Gallery | 366 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95113
What: DimensionX is a two-day ARt experience with the goal of building, nurturing and celebrating community through art!
- Live performances by your favorite VR & AR artists
- DoodleLens doodling in AR
- Playing with Nreal Light AR Glasses
- “unconventional” panel discussions by your favorite industry personalities
- 6D.ai demo
- Pitch competition with the coolest prize that you’ve never thought of!
- Food and drinks!
- Happening in San Jose just a two minute walk from the San Jose Convention center.
SVVR Meetup #67
Hosted by: SVVR
When: Tuesday, September 24th at 6:30PM PST
(Doors open at 6:30PM. Presentations start at 7:00PM, followed by community announcements and open demos through 10:00PM.)
Where: 1931 Old Middlefield Way, Suite A · Mountain View, CA
What: Three companies sharing updates and product demos along with others since SVVR has an open demo policy.
Infinadeck / Ben Freeman — SDK Announcement & Demos
Virtual Reality Day ’19 — Meet & Greet, Q&A
Hosted by: The VR Voice
When: Wednesday, September 25th | 5:00PM PST — 6:00PM PST
Where: By Registration Desks in San Jose Convention Center
What: Attending Oculus Connect 6 and interested in getting involved in Virtual Reality Day 2019? Already planning an event on VR Day and want to meet other organizers or have some specific questions? Join VR Voice for an informal get together at Oculus Connect 6.
AR/VR Women & Allies: Annual Breakfast Fight Club
Hosted by: AR VR Women & Allies and Sponsored by nReal.
When: Thursday, September 26th | 8:00AM PST-9:30AM PST
Where: Affinity Restaurant & Bar @ Hilton SJ — 300 Almaden Blvd, San Jose, CA.
*Space is limited
A Very Immersive Happy Hour with Live Planet
Hosted by: Live Planet, Inc https://liveplanet.net/
When: Wednesday, September 25th | 5:00PM PST — 8:00PM PST
network with other VR professionals and get a hands-on experience with the Live Planet VR Camera and the newly launched VR Studio.
Where: Haberdasher, located across the street of the San Jose Convention | 43 W San Salvador St, San Jose, CA 95113
RSVP in three easy steps:
- Reserve your ticket on the Eventbrite page
2. Sign up for a free Live Planet account for event admission: **
Learn more about Live Planet VR Studio and the best camera for live VR at
2nd Annual INDIE Developer Lounge at Oculus Connect 6
When: Thursday, September 26, 2019 6:00PM PST— 10:00PM PST
Where: Hyatt Place San Jose | 282 S Almaden Blvd, San Jose, CA
What: Meet the passionate and driven developers at the core of the next wave of virtual reality along with open VR demo stations for all developers. Yes, there will be food, drinks, games, and music
Want to showcase your game? Fill out this form.
Somnium Space Blockchain Chat
Hosted by: Somnium Space
When: Thursday, September 26, 2019 6:00PM PST — 10:00PM PST
Where: Indie Lounge at the Hyatt (#4 on this list, see above)
What: Meet Somnium Space for an update on Somnium Space 2.0 and their decentralization of land ownership and more. They will be at the Hyatt at the INDIE Lounge for Q&A.
Contact: For other meetings, answers or suggestions email email@example.com
DM on Twitter for Meetings: @wiitapur and Sasha LeBaron AKA: AltVRat
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Post OC6 ICXR Dinner
Hosted by: ICXR
When: September 26th at 7:00PM PST
Where: Superhot hot pot & Korean BBQ |210 Hope St, Mountain View, California 94041
What: Are you a student or new grad interested in VR/AR/MR/XR/?R/rR/&R etc? Join Stanford and UC Berkeley students along with all the students who’ve come in from all over the country for Oculus Connect 6!
Please RSVP by 4pm PST on Wednesday, September 25th Register here.
Virtual Reality Connection at SJSU
Where: Lower level at SJSU King Library Incubator Space | King Library is located at S. Fourth St. & E. San Fernando St. in downtown San Jose. For parking details>>>https://library.sjsu.edu/about/map-directions<<<
What: Details from Kent Bye below:
Community + Climate Better World Museum POP Up
Hosted by: Better World Museum: VR Garden
When: Saturday, September 28 | 1:00PM PST — 4:00PM PST
Where: The Lounge at Yerba Buena Center for Arts |701 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
What: The VR Garden Drawing Workshop is free, inclusive and will include activities such as: Empathy Experience, Drawing in VR Garden using Oculus Quest, Mentor Connect, XR & Maker Botanicals, and an Urban Edible Plant Walk in the Park. Discussion Topic: XR Resilience: Mentorship, Public Art & Problem Solving for Inclusive Urban Infrastructures and more.
#OC6 VR/AR Streamer/Video Content Producer Meetup
Hosted By: Erik Hartley
When: Thursday, September 26th 8:00AM PST–9:00AM PST@
Where: Complimentary Breakfast Area inside Oculus Connect 6.
What: Come meet your fellow VR/AR streamers and video content producers in this casual breakfast meetup before heading in to Carmack’s keynote. Open to anyone that streams or produces videos on YouTube, Facebook Live, Twitch, Mixer, Caffeine, etc. related to VR/AR content or those that want to connect and learn how to.
RSVP on Twitter.
Social VR Events
Celebrating Oculus: A Quest for the Quest.
Hosted by: The Hive
When: Friday, September 20, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM (EDT)
What: The Hive team will be at the Oculus Connect conference in San Jose and they want to celebrate all things Oculus with you!
How to attend if you don’t have an Altspace account?
- Step 1: Download Altspace VR and Register an account.
- Step 2: Ways to Attend/Watch:
- Grab your Headset: Oculus Rift, Oculus Go, Oculus Quest, Samsung Gear VR or an HTC Vive
3. “Mobile View” from your phone’s screen, or download AltspaceVR on your PC.
- Then click this link to RSVP for the event
Oculus Venues at #OC6
Social VR events happening LIVE in Oculus Venues:
- Day 1 Keynote: September 25th | 10:00 AM PST
- Day 2 Keynote: September 26th | 10:00 AM PST
How to subscribe:
- Grab your Oculus Go, Oculus Quest or Samsung Gear VR
- Download Oculus Venues
- Go to Oculus Venues and look through “Upcoming Events”
Watch #OC6 with the Bigscreen VR Devs
Hosted by: Bigscreen
When: Wednesday September 25th|10:00AM PST — 12:00PM PST
What: Watch the Oculus Connect 6 keynote LIVE in VR. The Bigscreen Developers will be discussing the latest news from Oculus and chatting with the Bigscreen community.
National Health IT Week Meets Virtual Reality & Oculus Connect!
Hosted by: Chuck Webster, MD
What: Celebrating VR successes and potentials in healthcare during Oculus Connect. Meet in a Washington, DC-themed shared social VR space. You don’t need a VR headset, check out Social VR events, “How to attend Altspace” above.
Events are subject to change, so make sure you’re connected with the hosts on The Who, What, Where and When of the Events.
Is this your first time attending Oculus Connect? Check out my blog from last year with some tip for a first timer⤵️