International QuickTime VR Association
will hold its annual interactive imaging conference in Herndon, Va. (near Washington, DC) on Oct. 1-3. The 2002 event boasted over 100 attendees, speakers, sponsors and educators.
QuickTime VR (QTVR) is Apple’s photo-realistic, cross-platform virtual reality technology that makes it possible to explore places as if you were there. All major applications that play QuickTime movies can also play QuickTime VR movies. The IQTVRA is an association dedicated to educating and promoting the use of interactive imaging worldwide. The Interactive Imaging conference is geared to dynamic media content creators and features developers demonstrating their techniques and discussing business strategies in hands-on workshops.
Previous conferences have featured a field trip, and this one is no exception. The destination: the National Air and Space museum at Dulles Airport’s “Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center,” where attendees will have the chance to create VR movies of airplanes. While at the museum, the techniques currently in use to document aircraft will be reviewed, and the strategy and logistics for preparing a kiosk display of VR images will be explained.
This conference is available to IQTVRA members for US$600 and to non-members for $950. IQTVRA memberships run from $25 for students to $300 for partners. Also, special conference rates are available until Sept. 24 for spouses, students and educators who would like to attend.