Vision Summit 2016 was held in California February 10-11th. The conference was geared towards engine manufacturers and developers to showcase the new technology of Virtual Reality. Among the keynote speakers, was none other than Gabe Newell. Valve was an official sponsor of the event hosted by Unity. One highlight was every attendee at the summit was given a free HTC Vive from the co-founder and managing director of Valve.
The Vision Summit 2016 was held recently in California as a conference to highlight Virtual and Augmented Reality technology. It was the first conference held for artists, engineers, programmers, designers, musicians, director, producers, hardware manufacturers and researchers.
It was designed to be a “unique event focused on furthering the knowledge base of anyone developing virtual and/or augmented reality content“.
As Valve was one of the sponsors for the event, beloved Gabe Newell had made a keynote speech via video for the event. During his speech he talked about how SteamVR would be coming to Unity at no extra cost and Valve would be releasing a plugin for Unity which will allow for better graphics quality and performance.
The grand moment came when Gabe Newell had his “Oprah” moment and gave every attendee at the Unity Vision VR/AR Summit a free HTC Vive!
Vision Summit 2016
The event featured tech leaders, design innovators, and visionaries. The sessions scheduled covered a broad range of topics, such as conceptual and practical design, technology deep dives, interface design, implementation and creation of full immersion through presence. Participants were given the opportunity to see first hand new projects, make networking connections and gain expert advice on products and ideas.
HTC Vive and Valve
As part of their introduction to VR, Valve had added the infamous Secret Shop to the playlist experience. This gives fans the unique opportunity to gain the perspective of the secret shop from within.
HTC Vive had brought it’s Virtual Reality Tour for fans to experience outside the venue, while players and personalities were privy to a private room to test the equipment.
— HTC Vive (@htcvive) August 10, 2015