Opposable VR has announced the dates for the  VR World Congress 2016, in Bristol, UK. It looks to be an amazing lineup of speakers and they are still looking for submissions.

Here is their press release:


3rd​ February 2016, Bristol, UK – The UK’s largest VR event VR World Congress will be held in Bristol, UK, on 12th April 2016.

  • Leading VR developers Opposable VR launch ‘VR World Congress’.

  • VR World Congress to be the largest VR event in the UK, attracting 600 developers, buyers, sellers, experts, and innovators from around the globe to Bristol, UK.

  • Confirmed speakers include ‘Monument Valley’ Senior Game Artist David Fernádez Huerta, Rebellion’s James Valls, BBC’s Paul Deane, and AMD’s Roy Taylor.

This year, the UK is set to stage its largest ever VR event as organisers Opposable VR announce the VR World Congress – http://vrworldcongress.com/.

Featuring two talk tracks and a diverse expo, the VR World Congress will host 600 leading developers, innovators, exhibitors, and speakers. Supported by headline sponsor AMD, attendees can expect to meet high profile experts in the industry alongside intriguing up-and-coming names for the future.

VR World Congress organiser Dan Page from Opposable VR said: “It’s great to finally announce our new conference. The overwhelming success of our South West VR conference (SWVR) last year inspired us to think bigger and better for 2016. We’re proud to be bringing some seriously awesome key names and brands in VR from around the globe to Bristol, the hub of VR development in the UK.”

There will be two talk tracks; a Main Track focusing on key players in the VR industry, and a Tech Track designed for developers and hardcore VR enthusiasts. Speakers already confirmed include James Valls from Rebellion, David Fernádez Huerta from ‘Land’s End’ and ‘Monument Valley’ developer ustwo, Paul Deane from the BBC, and AMD’s Roy Taylor, The Third Floor, and Lloyd Digital, with more to be announced soon – for the full list of speakers, visit the VR World Congress website – http://vrworldcongress.com/speakers/speakers/

The VR World Congress will have a dedicated expo space, with exhibitors including nDreams with ‘The Assembly’, Frontier Developments exhibiting ‘Elite: Dangerous’, Block Interval who will be showing the first 7 minutes of their forthcoming adventure game ‘Life of Lon’ on the Oculus Rift DK2, and StarShip who will be showcasing vTime; the VR sociable network that allows anyone, anywhere to socialise with family and friends in virtual reality. See the full VRWC expo line up here -> http://vrworldcongress.com/expo/exhibitors/

Tickets are on sale NOW (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/vr-world-congress-tickets-19277355088). The VR World Congress will take place on Tuesday, 12 April 2016 from 09:00 to 17:00 at the Bristol Marriott City Centre, UK.

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Sean Earley is the Executive Editor of AR/VR Magazine & co-founder of RobotSpaceship Podcast Network. He is the Director of New Biz Development and Publishing at KEMWEB, a musician, producer & consultant. He loves guitars, VR and coffee.