Oculus Connect 6 (OC6) News: Registration Now Open, Plus First Wave of Sessions Announced

Now in its sixth year, Oculus Connect returns to the San Jose McEnery Convention Center September 25 – 26. And now is the time to register online at oculusconnect.com!

Whether you’re building immersive experiences for consumers or businesses, join us at OC6 to discovercutting-edge innovations, develop imaginative new worlds, and distribute your work to a growing audience. From storytelling and gaming to training and beyond, join industry experts, fellow developers, and AR/VR leaders at Facebook to see what the future holds and learn best practices for today.

We’ll talk about the future of the AR/VR industry and bring back fan favorites like John Carmack’s App Reviews. Oculus Connect 6 is also an amazing opportunity to see the latest from game developers around the world.Respawn Entertainment (Apex Legends™ and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order™) will join us at this year’s show to reveal a new AAA first-person combat title made in partnership with Oculus Studios, including the first hands-on playable demo.

Of course, we know that learning from each other is one of the most valuable parts of Connect, so here’s a sneak peek at some more of this year’s sessions covering innovation, development, and monetization across the AR/VR industry:

Long Live 360 (and 180)!

Eric Cheng, Immersive Media Lead, Facebook; Asad Sheth, Product Manager, Facebook; Abesh Thakur, Product Manager, Facebook

You spoke, we listened. Workflows, ingestion, and distribution for immersive-media creators have been riddled with friction over the past several years. Join the Facebook AR/VR Media Team to learn about new opportunities and approaches for creation, ingestion, and distribution of your content with the latest products made especially to reduce friction and support VR-first media. We’ll also share ways that you, as a creator, can build a presence and grow your audience.

Oculus for Business: Scalable, Professional, Secure

Matt Terrell, Product Manager, Facebook; Isabel Tewes, Product Manager, Facebook

Enterprise VR continues to make waves and prove results as innovate companies leverage the technology for training, collaboration, design, and much more. The logistics of scaling this powerful tech, however, can be daunting. Join the Enterprise product team as they give you a first look at Oculus for Business solution, which will help companies deploy VR in a new professional, secure, and scalable way.

Safety By Design: How to Bake Safety and People into Product Development

Sarah Ryan, Policy Associate, Facebook; Lindsay Young, Product Manager, Facebook

Online abuse—like bullying and harassment— isn’t new, but VR brings a whole new set of immersive and visceral abuse vectors that require bespoke responses from platforms and developers. Protecting people from abuse is especially important for vulnerable groups, including women and people of color. This session will explore how various VR developers are thinking about and tackling user safety—both proactively and reactively—to help build safer experiences. You’ll hear from product and community managers on how they bake safety by design into their products and work with their communities to create safe and welcoming cultures.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Success on the Oculus Store

Panelists TBA

Oculus has three flagship VR headsets: Oculus Go, Rift S, and Quest. Each platform differs not only in terms of technical capability, but also the type of content players engage with as well as player expectations for quality. This session aims to shine more light on store curation decisions made by Oculus, where your title may fit best, and what to do if your app doesn’t make the cut on the first try.

Technological Tethers: How AR + VR Connect Us to the World

Lisa Brown Jaloza, Technology Communications Manager, Facebook (Moderator)

From dystopian futures to escapist fantasies, the possibilities of virtual and augmented reality are often misrepresented or misunderstood. In this session, we’ll explore how these technologies actually deepen our connection to the world around us.

This is shaping up to be another incredible Connect. We’ll have more details to share as we get closer to the event, so keep an eye out for updates. For now, check out Oculus Connect 6 at oculusconnect.com for information on hotels and travel—and register to attend OC6 September 25 – 26 in San Jose.

We hope you’ll join us at Oculus Connect.

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