In Partnership with the VR/AR Association
Welcome to StoryNEXT 2016, a conference dedicated to new frontiers in storytelling, brought to you by USA TODAY NETWORK and the New York Television Festival.
USA TODAY NETWORK and the New York Television Festival will bring together leaders in virtual reality storytelling, technology and advertising to focus on the opportunities and challenges of content creation, distribution and monetization.
OPENING KEYNOTE: Virtual Reality: State of the Union
StoryNEXT kicks-off with a dynamic keynote detailing the current state of the VR landscape, emerging trends, breakthroughs, and what is to come.
Exhibitor Showcase: Technology & Media
Experience the latest technology and VR content demos. *The Exhibitor Showcase will remain open for the duration of the conference.
Capturing the Stories of Today: VR in Journalism and Documentary
Experts across the non-fiction storytelling spectrum will weigh in on the rapidly evolving medium, its ethical implications, and look at the tremendous opportunities (and challenges) for building empathy and engagement through immersive storytelling.
- Gabo Arora, United Nations & LightShed
- Niko Chauls, USA TODAY NETWORK
- Jessica Lauretti, HuffPost/RYOT
- Graham Roberts, New York Times
Pioneering Advertising and Marketing in Virtual Reality
Since the dawn of television, advertising has helped to define the structure of its programming and experiences. Years later, with the onset of online video, audience attention and interactivity have helped shape new programming and a more direct relationship with brand advertisers. As we explore the potential of virtual reality storytelling, what is the next step for advertising and how will brand visionaries shape the next chapter?
- Kelly Andresen, USA TODAY NETWORK
- Andrew Cochrane, Mirada
- Eric Grant, Razorfish
- Jonathan Shipman, Framestore
VR for All! Breaking Down Platform Barriers and Creating a Mass Audience
As virtual reality moves beyond early adopters to mainstream consumers, the industry’s biggest hardware and platform players will discuss the challenges and opportunities of building a new audience in a new medium.
- Drew Bamford, HTC
- Paul Beddoe-Stephens, Facebook
- Aaron Luber, Google
- Tony Mugavero, Littlstar
CLOSING KEYNOTE: The Dawn of AR
Journalism 360 Powered by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Google News Lab, and Online News Association presents ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
- Breakthrough VR Production
- Interactive Storytelling
- Women in VR
COCKTAIL PARTY Sponsored by Facebook
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