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Saturday, November 11 • 09:30 - 17:00
Immerse 2017 - Sunshine Coast/Noosa

Sunshine Coast & Noosa Artists - Art Meets Immersive Technologies * only 100 tickets available *
(this event is part of Sunshine Coast Startup Week)

Presented by CreateNoosa, Noosa Council, Sunshine Coast Council and Queensland Government

World-class presenters. Inspirational Expo. Hands-on Demo's.
Artists and creatives from across the Sunshine Coast / Noosa region will learn how to tell stories in amazing, new ways with Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR / AR).

This event will interest a wide range of artists / creatives - including visual artists, sculptors, digital artists, animators, illustrators, performing artists, photographers, creatives in film/video and music.

Presenters - world-class artists pushing the boundaries of what's possible in VR, AR and 3D:
  • SUTU - Immersive Artist with exhibitions touring world-wide
  • Dr Sarah-Jane Pell - Experimental artist/live performer incorporating VR, robotics in her performance
  • Dr Leah Barclay - Sound Artist
  • Jaymis Loveday - Technology Artist and Video Director
  • Priscilla Harris - Head of VR at HTC Vive (Aus/NZ)
  • Karen Sanders - Co-Founder, Real Serious Games
  • Katryna Starks - Faculty of Serious Games, University of Sunshine Coast;
  • Dr Deb Polson - Head of VR Lab at Queensland University of Technology
  • Charles Henden - Immersive Technologist and Founder of VISITOR Studio
  • Darren Vukasinovic - VR Filmmaker / Writer / Director, Founder of Ignition Immersive

  • JUST ADDED! Linda Aronson - award-winning author, playwright ... and expert in writing non-linear narrative for video games and VR.

Expo / Hands-On Demo's and Masterclasses:

  • VR film making
  • VR art master class with Sutu
  • VR sculpting
  • VR portraiture class
  • VR empathy experiences
  • VR art in the classroom
  • The Experience Zone
  • Immersive Audio Zone
  • HTC Vive Demo Zone;
  • and more

A day of inspiration and learning for artists.

UPDATE: Program just extended - 9.30am to 5pm (not 10-4) - to bring you even more presenters + time to play in the expo / demo / experience zones!

NOTE: ONLY 100 TICKETS available - don't miss out! (no ticket sales at door)

Ticket numbers are restricted to 100 - so all attendees will have time and space to get hands-on with the immersive technology available at the expo and demo/experience zones.

Ticket price includes: world-class presenters, hands-on demo's and expo/experience zone, catered lunch (vegan, vegetarian, gluten free will be catered for), networking opportunities with fellow artists.

This is a not-for-profit event. Ticket proceeds go to covering the costs of our fantastic guest artists/presenters; and catered lunch.

Immerse 2017 is proudly supported by the following partners:

  • CreateNoosa
  • Noosa Council
  • Sunshine Coast Council
  • Queensland Government (Regional Arts Development Fund)
  • SAIL (St. Andrew's Institute of Learning)
  • CQ University - Noosa
  • HTC Vive
  • BeachCity (media)
The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government, Sunshine Coast Council and Noosa Council, to support local arts and culture in Regional Queensland.
Full event website: www.immerseconf.com

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Linda Aronson

Scriptwriter, Novelist and Playwright
Linda Aronson is a multi-award winning scriptwriter and international screenwriting guru regarded as the leading expert on how to write nonlinear and multiplot film and TV scripts. Now writing her own VR films incorporating multiple nonlinear storylines, these days she’s frequently invited internationally to speak to film industry professionals about the future of writing for the screen and on the melding of games, VR and feature film. Most recently she spoke in Austria, Sweden, Denmark and the London... Read More →
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Dr Leah Barclay

Sound Artist
Dr. Leah Barclay is a sound artist and researcher working at the intersection of art, science and technology. She specialises in spatial audio for immersive installations and performances and leads research in augmented reality at Griffith University. Her work has been commissioned, performed and exhibited to wide acclaim internationally by the Smithsonian Museum, UNESCO, Ear to the Earth, Al... Read More →
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Priscilla Harris

Head of VR, HTC Vive (Aus/NZ)
Priscilla is head of Virtual Reality for HTC Australia/New Zealand where she focuses on educating, inspiring and creating awareness of Virtual Reality and how this can change and enhance how we do things in the future. VIVE is a first-of-its-kind virtual reality... Read More →
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Charles Henden

Immersive Technologist & Studio Founder
Charles Henden has been a software engineer and lead programmer in the entertainment industry for over ten years contributing to a diverse range of video game titles from movie licensed party games, through AAA franchise shooters and next gen sports simulations. Charles recently... Read More →
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Jaymis Loveday

Technology Artist and Video Director
Whether it's hacking together autonomous robotic cameras or light-painting drones, Jaymis' is recognised as an artist who is probing the end zones of the VR possibility space. An in-demand director for music videos and ads, Jaymis combines technology and artistic practice in ways they were never intended and the results are generally groundbreaking. Jaymis will bring us up to speed on the state of the art for how Immersive technologies like virtual and mixed reality can be used in visual and performance art... Read More →
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Dr Sarah-Jane Pell

Experimental Artist
Dr Sarah Jane Pell is an Australia Council Fellow in Emerging and Experimental Arts. With a research-in-performance approach, she produces novel experiments, prototypes, live art and films, and contributes to speculative design, exploration science, publication and outreach. Sara... Read More →
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Dr Deb Polson

Senior Lecturer, School of Design, QUT
For over 20 years Deb Polson has been collaborating with scientists and artists to create hybrid worlds that allow audiences to play and experiment with future scenarios. Deb runs the VR Lab at QUT to mentor students, artists, writers, film makers and organisations who are keen t... Read More →
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Karen Sanders

Co-founder, Real Serious Games
With 20 years of experience as a technical specialist in the construction industry, Karen co-founded Real Serious Games, assisting large infrastructure and training providers to build confidence in the delivery of major projects through Virtual Reality education and training... Read More →
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Katryna Starks

Lecturer, Faculty of Serious Games, University of The Sunshine Coast
Katryna is a lecturer and researcher at the University of The Sunshine Coast, teaching Australia's first and only Bachelor of Serious Games Design program. Katryna designed the Interactive Narrative course and holds a Master’s degree in Psychology and has a research focus on how video games can foster health-promoting behaviors in adolescent and young adult females. Katryna will help attendees understand the potential for narrative development in Immersive Storytelling and the skills development pathways available to artists and... Read More →
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Immersive Artist
Sutu is an illustrator, interactive designer and writer and one of the world's leading exponents of Immersive art. He is well known for "Nawlz", his interactive comic book series and "Prosthetic Reality", the augmented reality exhibition that he currently has touring around th... Read More →
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Darren Vukasinovic

VR Filmmaker, Writer/Director
Darren is the creative force behind Melbourne VR film studio Ignition Immersive. Drawing on over 20 years of experience in filmmaking and tech-driven startups, he is perfectly positioned for the convergence of filmmaking and technology that VR presents. His studio is forged by... Read More →

Saturday November 11, 2017 09:30 - 17:00
St Andrew's Anglican College (Learning Hub) 40 Peregian Springs Drive Peregian Springs, QLD 4573