Frequently Asked Questions
What is “immersive technology”?
Immersive Technology is a term used to describe Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR), and accompanying peripheral technologies.
What is the Immersive Technology Conference?
The Immersive Technology Conference (ITC) is a Technology and Software conference dedicated to Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality solutions. It was designed with the goal of introducing these technologies to, among others, the Medical, Aerospace, Oil & Gas, and Education industries that Houston is home to. ITC aims to bring together developers, companies, and startups to discuss, collaborate, and innovate on these technologies.
When and where will the Immersive Technology Conference be held for 2017?
ITC 2017 will be held on November 6th and 7th 2017 at the University of Houston’s Student Center South on the second floor.
Address: 4455, University Dr, Houston, TX 77204
Houston serves as a major industrial hub for countries and organizations around the world. With a strong representation of the Oil & Gas, Medical, Education, Aerospace and Architecture industries Houston is a perfect location for this type of event. While there are a wealth of Virtual Reality Conferences across the world there are very few which have a focus on the non-gaming or non-entertainment uses of this new medium.
Who should attend?
You! Anyone currently working in Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality or related peripherals should attend the Immersive Technology Conference. In addition if you are a developer or are looking to get into the industry this would be a good event to attend. Likewise if you or your company would like to learn about this emerging platform and/or would like to implement some of the latest technology into your business we recommend you attend.
Why should I come to the Immersive Technology Conference?
The primary objective of this conference is to bring together companies, developers, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts in the area and from across the world to discuss, collaborate, innovate, and exhibit the latest in Immersive Technologies. We hope to introduce this rapidly growing medium to companies who are not yet, or are just beginning to, use Immersive Technologies in their businesses to enhance their products and services.
Where do I park?
When can I check in?
Check in is from 9 AM – 4 PM Monday and Tuesday
Pick up your ITC 2017 badge at the Check-In booth located just outside the expo floor on the second floor of the student center. Please bring a government issued photo ID to claim your badge. Your badge is required to attend all speaking sessions and the expo floor, so please wear it at all times. If you lose your badge during the conference, please contact a team member and we will do our best to re-print a badge for you.
Where can I find a schedule for the conference?
You can find the full conference schedule here.
Where should I stay/ Do you have any Hotels you recommend?
While we do not have any partnered hotels for our 2017 event we do have the following recommended hotels in the area.
- Hilton University of Houston (across the street from the building at which we’re hosting ITC)
- Mainstay Suites by Choice Hotels – TX Medical Ctr / Reliant (Affordable and ~15 minutes away via Car/Uber)
- The purple line of the Metro light rail connects University of Houston to downtown, which has a lot of good options, including the Magnolia Hotel (directly on the purple line)
The ITC team is happy to help our out of town attendees and exhibitors find accommodations for the event. Please feel free to contact a team member via our contact form here.
When is the expo floor open?
The ITC 2017 Expo Floor will be open to Exhibitors for setup at 7 AM Monday morning (11/6/2017). Setup is from 7AM to 12PM. After that the Expo floor will be open to attendees at 12 PM Monday and 9 AM on Tuesday.
When does load-in start/stop?
Exhibitor load in will take place from 7am to 12pm on Monday the 6th and 8am to 10am Tuesday the 7th.
Doors to the venue open at 7:00 AM each day of the conference. Exhibitors will have access to the Expo floor during setup time each day to prepare exhibits and prepare for the day. Loading in of equipment can be done any time after 7 am via the loading dock on the east side of the building. The elevators from the loading dock area go up to the second floor and let out directly across from the Houston Room.
Exhibitor load out will begin at 5pm Tuesday the 7th. Loading out of equipment can be done any time after 5pm via the loading dock on the east side of the building. Volunteers will be available to assist with load out if needed.
Are you accepting speaker submissions?
Unfortunately speaker applications for 2017 are now closed. Please consider attending 2017 and applying to speak in 2018.
What equipment is available in the speaking room?
The speaking rooms will have a speaker system with a podium and microphone for presenters. The exception to this rule will be if your session has multiple speaker in which case wireless microphones will be provided instead. HDMI and VGA connections are available to connect to the room’s projector system which includes built in sound (HDMI ONLY). A laptop along with a handheld presentation remote will be made available to those who need it to present powerpoint presentations. If you prefer to use your own laptop please be sure to bring appropriate connectors and insure you have a 3.5mm headphone jack on your device so we can pull audio into the speaker system.
** Please note anyone using a Apple Macbook computer will need to ensure they have the proper adapters to output to HDMI/VGA. Neither ITC nor the event venue have these available.
Will the sessions be recorded?
Sessions will be recorded by the Immersive Technology Conference and will be posted on our website at http://www.itcexpo.com/ . If for some reason you do not want your session recorded please let the conference organizers know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and session title.
If you are a confirmed speaker please be sure to show up at least 10 minutes before your scheduled session to make sure everything can be set up for your talk before it starts.