The RealTime Conference has announced the lineup for its second show, featuring over 40 individual sessions and keynotes. Set for May 4, 2020, the event will highlight the practical and potential uses of real-time technology across multiple markets; including design and manufacturing, volumetric capture, XR for entertainment, and more. Speakers for the event will include members of Walt Disney, IKEA, Adobe, Dassault Systèmes, Ford and Looking Glass Factory, with all sessions free to the public.
Beginning at 8 a.m. ET, the day will include in-depth presentations, Q&As, roundtable discussions and more. The May conference will also feature a keynote address given by Martin Enthed, the digital manager leading the IKEA Digital LAB and DevOps IT. He will be joined by IKEA 3D manager, Dan Frith, to discuss how IKEA is taking advantage of real-time graphics for consumer-facing displays, and where they see that technology going in the future. Registration for the event is now open.
During the May 4 event, the RealTime Conference is partnering with the Visual Effects Society (VES) to co-host an event titled “May the 4th Be With You,” highlighting the legacy of Star Wars. Hosted by VES communications director Naomi Goldman, this part of the event will feature an in-depth conversation with special guest Dennis Muren, A.S.C., visual effects artist, supervisor and creative director at Industrial Light & Magic.
Muren will discuss his involvement with Star Wars that began four decades ago with Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, along with his career at ILM and some of the pioneering techniques he helped create that became a benchmark in visual effects. He will also discuss some of the highlights from his career, including working with the CG dinosaurs of Jurassic Park, creating flying bicycles in E.T. the Extra Terrestrial and much more.
For the full program, or more information, please visit www.realtimeconference.com