Corona-Monitor

The Places _ Virtual Reality Festival takes place from 20 – 22.08.2020 and will not be postponed again. Together with the responsible persons of the city of Gelsenkirchen we will observe the further development of the pandemic. If the development continues to be positive, as many programme items as possible should take place on site in Gelsenkirchen. It is certain that there will not be any stage and programme points where larger groups would come together at one location as planned. To compensate for this, attractive digital formats will be used.

In the current situation there is no 100% certainty. We would like to thank all the partners who have joined us in planning the uncertainty. The almost exclusively positive feedback is encouraging. We make our Corona timetable transparent on this page and update it continuously. We have drawn up Plan A (green) and Plan B for almost all programme items. You can be sure that we check the status daily.

Last updated on 05.06.2020 (Attention: We only update this date if there are status changes

NEW: Places _ live

Status

Plan A

Temporary TV studio on Bochumer Straße, from which all live streams are produced in front of a small audience (see below) Live-Stream is broadcasted online and decentralized in the festival area.

Plan B

Recording completely without audience, broadcast exclusively online.

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Networking evening

Status

Canceled: Individual programme items will be integrated into the live broadcast of the start-up pitch and the WORKshops.

Startup Pitch

Status

Plan A

Livestream from the Places _ Studio, Start-Ups & Jury live on site.

Plan B

Start-ups pitching remotely, jury is switched on.

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WORKshops

Status

Plan A

Thematic webinars by appointment, extended by matching format (companies are networked with VR-Experperts)

Plan B

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Lectures

Status

Plan A

Lectures live from the Places _ Studio, speaker* on site.

Plan B

Speakers are switched on remotely.

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Hackathon

Status

Plan A

30 participants work on site in compliance with the rules of hygiene and distance. Award ceremony without audience in live stream.

Plan B

Hackathon is held completely digital, participants work remotely.

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Experience _ Places (Adventure stations)

Status

Plan A

As planned on site, increased admission restrictions, hygiene and distance regulations, disinfection, compulsory use of masks.

Plan B

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XR for Kids

Status

Plan A

As planned on site, increased admission restrictions, hygiene and distance regulations, disinfection, compulsory use of masks.

Plan B

Preparation of the content for parents as an online guide.

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DIVR Science Award

Status

Plan A

Nominated universities will present themselves on site as planned. Award ceremony without audience in live stream.

Plan B

Jury evaluates the application from a distance. Competition entries will be made available if possible.

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Creative _ Places

Status

Plan A

Artists live on site for one week as planned, exhibition of the works under appropriate hygiene and distance measures.

Plan B

Artists work digitally from their home studio.

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NEW: urbanana-AReal

Status

Plan A

In the festival area 5 augmented reality artworks will be created, which can be viewed via smartphone. The international artists create the works from a distance.

Plan B

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