Program

The Places _ Virtual Reality Festival is an event for everyone who can’t get enough of innovation and for whom technology means inspiration. Whether out of purely private interest or as a business visitor: The diversity of the Places _ program offers exciting insights, relevant views and encounters with the tech avant-garde for almost everyone. On 17 & 18.09. you have the opportunity as a visitor*in to experience the diversity of Virtual and Augmented Reality. On Thursday evening, September 16, you can watch the Places _ Startup Pitch in a live stream.

You can find all times and locations in our Timetable

Timetable

Studio Stage Wissenschaftspark Festivalgelände lala.ruhr
11:00
Fail Fast in XR! (in german)
Start up fast. Fail fast.
11:00
15:00
WORKshop Simon Boeing-Messing and Johannes Lammers
11:30
12:00
12:30
13:00
13:30
14:00
Opening
“Imagine Green Urban Futures”
14:00
14:30
Das Team von lala.ruhr eröffnet das Programm “Imagine Green Urban Futures” zusammen mit den Programmpartnerinnen. Im Einführungsgespräch zwischen Sebastian Schlecht (lala.ruhr), Stefan Muschik (E.ON Stiftung) und Stefanie Hugot (Leiterin des Referats Stadtplanung bei der Stadt Gelsenkirchen) geht es um die AR-Anwendungen, die die Besucher*innen auf der Bochumer Straße ausprobieren können, genauso wie um ihre fachlichen Einschätzungen zu Digitalität in der Planungspraxis.
14:30
Guiding through
"Imagine Urban Green Futures”
14:30
15:00
Eine Einführung in das AR-Projekt auf der Bochumer Straße: Was können die Besucher:innen auf den einzelnen Abschnitten erleben? Wer hat die Visionen gestaltet und wie funktioniert die Technik? Die Köpfe hinter den beteiligten Büros und lala.ruhr stellen ihre Arbeit vor und die Möglichkeiten auf dem Besucher:innenabschnitt werden erläutert.
15:00
Digital home
4 kommunale CDOs (Chief Digital Officers) auf den Weg in die Digital Reality.
15:00
16:00
DIVR Exhibition
15:00
20:00
Experience
Festival area
15:00
20:00
Input and Diskussion
New ways of participation and cooperation in urban and landscape planning through virtual and augmented reality
15:00
16:00
How can digital innovation lead to more participation and thus better planning and better cities? Science, urban developers, landscape planners and users in dialogue: Expert panel on the possibilities of participation, the design of collaborative processes and the potentials of a low-threshold visualisation of possible future scenarios through new technologies. With a keynote speech by Dr. Volker Settgast (Fraunhofer Austria) and the discussants Hilke Berger and Immanuel Schipper (HafenCity University Hamburg), Matthias Funk (scape Landschaftsarchitekten GmbH), Burkhard Drescher (Innovation City Management), Prof. Dr. Ismeni Walter (Ansbach University of Applied Sciences) & Michelle Adolfs (Team Greenymizer VR).
15:30
16:00
Sergiu Ardelean (in german)
Augmented Reality as the key to the museum experience of the 21st century
16:00
16:30
16:30
Christopher Kirsch (in german)
AR & VR in the reality check of a machine and plant manufacturer
16:30
17:00
Guiding through
“Imagine Urban Green Futures”
16:30
17:00
Eine Einführung in das AR-Projekt auf der Bochumer Straße: Was können die Besucher:innen auf den einzelnen Abschnitten erleben? Wer hat die Visionen gestaltet und wie funktioniert die Technik? Die Köpfe hinter den beteiligten Büros und lala.ruhr stellen ihre Arbeit vor und die Möglichkeiten auf dem Besucher:innenabschnitt werden erläutert.
17:00
Daniela Schumacher (in german)
The experiential simulator for our brain - how VR triggers neurological & psychological changes
17:00
17:30
17:30
Sönke Kirchhof (in german)
Can hybrid festival and social VR solutions help VR become mainstream and converge with traditional media?
17:30
18:00
18:00
Mathias Wagener (in german)
AR in the museum. Best Practice at the Henrichenburg Ship's Hoist
18:00
18:30
18:30
Matthias Krentzek (in german)
Places _ VR Festival - What has happened so far happened and what we plan to do
18:30
19:00
19:00
19:30
Studio Stage Wissenschaftspark Festivalgelände lala.ruhr
11:00
Fail Fast in XR! (in german)
Start up fast. Fail fast.
11:00
15:00
WORKshop Simon Boeing-Messing and Johannes Lammers
11:30
12:00
12:30
13:00
13:30
14:00
Opening
“Imagine Green Urban Futures”
14:00
14:30
Das Team von lala.ruhr eröffnet das Programm “Imagine Green Urban Futures” zusammen mit den Programmpartnerinnen. Im Einführungsgespräch zwischen Sebastian Schlecht (lala.ruhr), Stefan Muschik (E.ON Stiftung) und Stefanie Hugot (Leiterin des Referats Stadtplanung bei der Stadt Gelsenkirchen) geht es um die AR-Anwendungen, die die Besucher*innen auf der Bochumer Straße ausprobieren können, genauso wie um ihre fachlichen Einschätzungen zu Digitalität in der Planungspraxis.
14:30
Guiding through
"Imagine Urban Green Futures”
14:30
15:00
Eine Einführung in das AR-Projekt auf der Bochumer Straße: Was können die Besucher:innen auf den einzelnen Abschnitten erleben? Wer hat die Visionen gestaltet und wie funktioniert die Technik? Die Köpfe hinter den beteiligten Büros und lala.ruhr stellen ihre Arbeit vor und die Möglichkeiten auf dem Besucher:innenabschnitt werden erläutert.
15:00
Digital home
4 kommunale CDOs (Chief Digital Officers) auf den Weg in die Digital Reality.
15:00
16:00
Input and Diskussion
New ways of participation and cooperation in urban and landscape planning through virtual and augmented reality
15:00
16:00
How can digital innovation lead to more participation and thus better planning and better cities? Science, urban developers, landscape planners and users in dialogue: Expert panel on the possibilities of participation, the design of collaborative processes and the potentials of a low-threshold visualisation of possible future scenarios through new technologies. With a keynote speech by Dr. Volker Settgast (Fraunhofer Austria) and the discussants Hilke Berger and Immanuel Schipper (HafenCity University Hamburg), Matthias Funk (scape Landschaftsarchitekten GmbH), Burkhard Drescher (Innovation City Management), Prof. Dr. Ismeni Walter (Ansbach University of Applied Sciences) & Michelle Adolfs (Team Greenymizer VR).
15:30
16:00
Sergiu Ardelean (in german)
Augmented Reality as the key to the museum experience of the 21st century
16:00
16:30
16:30
Christopher Kirsch (in german)
AR & VR in the reality check of a machine and plant manufacturer
16:30
17:00
Guiding through
“Imagine Urban Green Futures”
16:30
17:00
Eine Einführung in das AR-Projekt auf der Bochumer Straße: Was können die Besucher:innen auf den einzelnen Abschnitten erleben? Wer hat die Visionen gestaltet und wie funktioniert die Technik? Die Köpfe hinter den beteiligten Büros und lala.ruhr stellen ihre Arbeit vor und die Möglichkeiten auf dem Besucher:innenabschnitt werden erläutert.
17:00
Daniela Schumacher (in german)
The experiential simulator for our brain - how VR triggers neurological & psychological changes
17:00
17:30
17:30
Sönke Kirchhof (in german)
Can hybrid festival and social VR solutions help VR become mainstream and converge with traditional media?
17:30
18:00
18:00
Mathias Wagener (in german)
AR in the museum. Best Practice at the Henrichenburg Ship's Hoist
18:00
18:30
18:30
Matthias Krentzek (in german)
Places _ VR Festival - What has happened so far happened and what we plan to do
18:30
19:00
19:00
19:30
Studio Stage Wissenschaftspark Festivalgelände lala.ruhr
15:00
Digital home
4 kommunale CDOs (Chief Digital Officers) auf den Weg in die Digital Reality.
15:00
16:00
15:30
16:00
16:30
17:00
17:30
18:00
18:30
19:00
19:30
Studio Stage Wissenschaftspark Festivalgelände lala.ruhr
14:00
Opening
“Imagine Green Urban Futures”
14:00
14:30
Das Team von lala.ruhr eröffnet das Programm “Imagine Green Urban Futures” zusammen mit den Programmpartnerinnen. Im Einführungsgespräch zwischen Sebastian Schlecht (lala.ruhr), Stefan Muschik (E.ON Stiftung) und Stefanie Hugot (Leiterin des Referats Stadtplanung bei der Stadt Gelsenkirchen) geht es um die AR-Anwendungen, die die Besucher*innen auf der Bochumer Straße ausprobieren können, genauso wie um ihre fachlichen Einschätzungen zu Digitalität in der Planungspraxis.
14:30
15:00
DIVR Exhibition
15:00
20:00
Experience
Festival area
15:00
20:00
15:30
16:00
16:30
17:00
17:30
18:00
18:30
19:00
19:30

Wissenschaftspark

Festivalgelände

lala.ruhr

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Program overview

(c) Places _ VR Festival / Medienmalocher, Ravi Sejk

Experience _ Places

The Experience _ Places are the heart of the Places _ Festival. Here you can try out virtual reality and augmented reality applications. A perfect opportunity to get to know the technology or get an update on VR – where are the trends going and what is already possible today? From culture and business to gaming and research, a wide variety of applications are available for active experience.

Friday, 15:00-20:00
Saturday, 10:00-18:00

(c) Places _ VR Festival /Frank Vinken

Talks

At the Places _ VR Festival, you can not only test the latest applications from the world of VR and AR, but also take away business insights, background information on XR projects and the latest findings from universities and colleges. The wide-ranging program of speakers and panel talks is the ideal brain food for keeping up to date with the latest developments in “Extended Reality”. A detailed schedule of speakers will follow in the next few weeks.

Friday, 14:30-20:00
Saturday, 10:30-18:30

Startup Pitch

Six startups from Germany are competing to win the Places _ Startup Pitch and become Germany’s most innovative XR startup. In front of a jury of investors, XR experts and business promoters, the companies from the fields of VR, AR and MR present their business models and ideas and not only get the chance to present themselves to a broad public but also win the prize money associated with the title.

Thursday, 18.45 in the Livestream

(c) Places _ VR Festival / Medienmalocher, Ravi Sejk

DIVR Science Award

The potential of extended reality technologies is particularly evident in research and at universities. This is where the pulse of time beats in terms of VR and AR. For the DIVR Science Award, the German Institute for Virtual Realities (DIVR) is on the lookout every year for the most innovative applications and concepts from German universities. The presentation of the projects and the award ceremony for the DIVR Science Award will take place from 16 – 18 September as part of the Places _ VR Festival.

 

Friday, 15:00-20:00
Saturday, 10:00-18:00
Award ceremony Saturday from 18:30 in the livestream

Hackathon

From a task to a VR/AR prototype in just 24 hours – in interdisciplinary teams of designers, coders and experts from many other fields. That is the Places _ Hackathon. This year, the challenges of the hackathon come from the field of IT security. The results of the participants will be presented and awarded prizes on Saturday evening in the Places _ Studio.

Start of Coding: Friday, 3:00 p.m.
Award ceremony Saturday, from 18:30 hrs onwards via livestream

Kidstation

At various stations, children can immerse themselves in different VR games according to their age. Parents also receive information and virtual insights into the world of VR technology and can find out what their children can experience in virtual reality.

 

Friday, 15:00-20:00
Saturday, 10:00-18:00

Imagine Green Urban Futures

In the project “Imagine Green Urban Futures”, the lala.ruhr initiative and the Places _ VR Festival want to work together with innovative urban designers to discover new possibilities for making cities, streets and squares better and more sustainable. With the help of AR technology, it will be possible to experience live on site how a city can change positively.

Friday, 14:00-20:00
Saturday, 10:00-18:00