IMMERSION: India’s 1st AR/VR Film Festival, Conference and ThinkFest 2019

IMMERSION has been imagined and conceived by VR Storytellers & NYUCT.


VR Storytellers is India’s Premiere Immersive Experiential Content Agency. VR Storytellers is the team behind India’s 1st Stereoscopic VR horror short movie – CRACKLE, which was selected and showcased over six international film festivals, and won ‘Best VR Experience’ at the Miami Fear Fest and NYUCT Design Labs, to be India’s most purposeful and credible IP platform in the field of Immersive Technology, Purposeful for Enterprise, Consumers, Startup community & Academia.

Check out amazing behind the scenes of CRACKLE – 3D 360° Virtual Reality short film.

IMMERSION is the 1st and largest of its kind IP in the field of AR/VR/MR here in India. It was incepted with the thought of giving a voice/platform to over 150 plus Immersive Tech Startups in the country, build a community and make the tech behemoths vested in Immersive Tech such as Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Magic leap look here not just as a market potential and opportunity but also as country leading in Immersive Technologies.

IMMERSION, the film festival and conference of 2019 has around 35+ confirmed speakers from India and around the globe, domain experts, thought leaders who will be speaking of AR/VR’s Impact across varied topics such as healthcare, education, e-commerce, entertainment, gaming, travel & tourism, advertisement and many other business verticals.

Eddie Avil is CEO-Founder of VR Storytellers and Director of Immersion- India’s 1st AR/VR film festival and conference. The vision is to grow IMMERSION into a Annual must visit IP event/platform in the field of Immersive technology for India. Check out excerpts of VR Storytellers Eddie Avil & Ashley Rodrigues’s interview.

Essential details are as follows.

Event: IMMERSION AR/VR Film Festival & Conference 2019

Dates: 1st and 2nd March, Friday and Saturday

Time: 10.30 am onwards

Venue: Nehru Science Centre, Opp 4 Seasons Hotel, Dr E Moses Road, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra – 400018

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  • General: Rs. 3000
  • Student: Rs. 999

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Speakers listing:

Day 1 – 1st March, Friday:

10.30: Keynote speaker

12.00: Augmented & Mixed Reality Enterprise Applications

  • Narayan BSS, Code Neuron-CTO
  • Ninad Chaya, Coo- GoPhygital
  • Nathan Gaydhani, SystemActive Digital-Immersive Technology Business Consultant
  • Pankaj Raut, NXG Dimension- Ajnalens
  • Arnav Neel, Blippar- MD

12.30: Training & Simulation In AR/VR/MR

  • Priya Thiagarajan, MPS Interactive-VP
  • Srivatsan Jayashankar, XR Labs-Co Founder-CEO

13.00: Building an Indian Global AR/VR Business

  • Srivatsan Jayashankar, XR Labs-Co Founder-CEO
  • John Kuruvilla, Kalpnik VR -Co Founder

15.00: Cinematic VR-Lets Jump Right into the Movie

  • Sairam Sagiraju, MerakiVR-Co-Founder
  • Vikramjit Roy, NFDC India-Chief
  • Chaitanya Chinchlikar, Whistling Woods-VP Biz Dev
  • Ashley Rodrigues, VRStorytellers- Co-Founder

16.00: Is India Ready for Entertainment in VR?

  • Harsha Kikkeri, Holosuit Pte Ltd-Ceo
  • Amogh Dusad, SonyLIV-Content head

16.00: Try Before buy – Immersive Advertising

  • Arun Aiyer, Ceo- Lowe Lintas
  • Spriha Neogi, Attero Labs- Co-Founder
  • KV Sridhar, EX – CEO Sapient Nitro

17.00: Ethical & Moral Implications-Is Technology a Monster or our Friend

  • Apul Nahata, Kalpnik VR-Co-Founder

17.00: Solo Session

  • Sidharth Balakrishna, Essel Zee Group-Head of Strategy & Innovation
  • Chaitanya Chinchlikar, Whistling Woods-VP Biz Dev

Day 2 – 2nd March, Saturday:

10.30: Keynote speaker

  • Nathan Gaydhani, SystemActive Digital-Immersive Technology Business Consultant

11.30: AR/VR the Future of Education

  • Shakti banerjee, MIT Institute Pune-HOD
  • Manisha Phadke, NMIMS-Dir [School of Design]
  • Dr Arvind Mallik, India’s 1st Professor to use VR for MBA Education

12.30: AR/VR Healthcare

  • Joy Chakraborty, Hinduja Hospital-COO
  • Dr Vishal Rao, Oncologist-Healthcare Global
  • Dr Danny Goel, Precision OS-CEO
  • Dr Prem Jagyasi, Web Magazine Network- Global healthcare leader

14.00: AR/VR Retail, E-Commerce

  • Mohan Kumar, wearable technologies
  • Arnav Neel, Blippar- MD

15.00: Bring the Stadium Home-Live Sports, Music in VR

  • Miheer Walavalkar, LivelikeVR-Ceo
  • Snehaal Dhruve, SuperfanAi-Founder-Coo

18.00: Impact of AR/VR on the Gaming & VFX Industry

  • Yugvir Parhar, Pausch Lab
  • Anant Roongta, Dir -Famous Studio
  • Vedant Saxena, Enso Immersive-Founder

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