2024 Agenda


( timings subject to amendment )


9.00 am  Welcome Address: Alex Gibson, Founder, ARVR INNOVATE

9.05 am- Alex Gibson and Jay Latta, ‘Fireside Chat: Immersive Tech – where to now?’

9.30 am- Sharon O’Keefe, VRAI  ‘Training and Simulation use cases’


9.45 amAndrew Jenkinson, vStream, ‘Beyond the hype – The practical use of AR & VR innovation in industry’ Plus Health Panel discussion

10.25amPete Woodbridge, , R&D Innovation Manager at MediaCity Immersive Technologies Innovation Hub  in Manchester.

10.40am – Monica Ares – ex Meta, Imperial College London. ‘The interface between Immersive Tech and AI‘.

11.00am Coffee Break

11.20 am Panel Discussion AREA, chaired by Mark Sage, ‘Using Immersive Technology in Manufacturing for Productivity Enhancement’

11.45amBarry Downes, Sure Valley Ventures and Darran Milne, CEO & Co-Founder, VividQ,  Fireside Session: The Holographic Revolution: How VividQ is leading the way with its innovative holographic technology

12.05 am – Gerard Hanratty, Head of Health, Browne Jacobson, ‘The Matrix (Part 1) – Health Tech and AI Regulation’.

12.45 pmIan Robertson, Senior Manager. Technical Principal 5G Solutions, BT, Immersive technologies (including AR, VR, XR, MR, SR, Holograms, Digital Twins) and looking at ways to add more value to customers by layering these solutions together.

1.05pm-2pm Presentation from Dr. Jamie McRoberts, Animotive Lead, RETìníZE ...followed by Pitch Perfect Investor event…click HERE for latest details.

2.00pm – Ann Mc Namara, Texas A+M University, ‘Leveraging AI and Virtual Production in Creative Spaces, Education’

2.15 pm – Sarah Jones, Immersive Storyteller. ‘Lessons from LaLaLand: the untapped potential we can unleash if we listen to Hollywood’

2.35 pmTransmixr ( TUS ) / d-Real (Trinity College), ‘Case studies from Irish Universities’.

2.45 pmJamie Hardesty, INVEST NE England Speaker, Digital Catapult North East &Tees Valley, ‘Building an ecosystem for innovation’

3.00 pmKlaire Tanner, Freelance Creative – supported by Invest Wales

3.30 pmCiara Sheahan,  Orb Media, ‘How immersive tech will power the retail sector’

4.00 pm-6.30pm – Eirmersive Closing Panel and  Networking Event Sponsored by Browne Jacobson

30+ Speakers

300+ Attendees

15+ Nationalities