XR:WA is a major conference and public exhibition devoted to the interrogation and showcasing of the ideas, works, technology and environment surrounding the immersive world of VR, AR, computer games and associated areas. It’s a major gathering place for those working locally, nationally and internationally in immersive and digital screen-based forms across art, entertainment, education and training, science and research and industry and enterprise.
For those working in traditional forms of the screen industry, XR:WA provides a bridge to explore new ways of storytelling, technology, networks and business structures. For the WA screen industry as a whole, XR:WA forms WA’s major consolidated professional development opportunity and one of the country’s most ambitious.
For general audiences, XR:WA provides the opportunity to explore and experience these stunning immersive experiences and technologies against a backdrop of talks, exhibitions and the makers themselves.
Perth, Western Australia
• Art Gallery WA
• WA State Library
• Studio Startup
• Kaos Theatre
• Alex Hotel
Thursday to Sunday
July 9 to 12, 2019
The technology and works discussed as part of XR:WA are increasingly becoming integrated into our everyday life – which is why the event includes a 4-day exhibition open to both public and delegates.
Featuring our enormously popular Games and Experience Emporium, AR experiences, live untethered VR team gameplay, VR experiences, a 360’ cinema featuring a range of local and international works, trade booths and installations, these free exhibits provide audiences with a dazzling look at the current state of local, national and international play in the field. Meet the makers, explore the opportunity and experience the future.
The central exhibition floor is located in the Centenary Galleries in the Art Gallery of WA, VR gameplay and installations at the Perth Cultural Centre (PICA), talks keynotes and workshops at the WA Art Gallery and after hours talks and experiences at the Alex Hotel and Studio Startup. Venues are within seconds of each other and centrally located.
The packed program across all venues will deliver to delegates an experience and feel unlike any other screen-based conference in Australia.