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.
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 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.