ABOUT THE PROGRAM
As most of you know, we decided to go Fully Virtual. The original Monday, April 6 and Tuesday, April 7 dates stay the same, but we will add two additional sessions, one on Monday, May 4, and another one on Monday, June 8.As most of you know, we decided to go Fully Virtual. The original Monday, April 6 and Tuesday, April 7 dates stay the same, but we will add two additional sessions, one on Monday, May 4, and another one on Monday, June 8.
Since we had to transition from an in-person event with 6 tracks running in parallel for two days – i.e. 12 tracks total – to a fully virtual event with one track only per day, we had to completely reshuffle the whole program, and spread it out to include the new later dates.
RTC 2020 Fully Virtual is conceived to provide an effective schedule for at least 5 time zones at the moment (NZ/PST/EST/GMT/CEST).
Our main goal is to create a lively event, able to bring the real-time communities together in times of confinement, seclusion and closed borders.• Short presentations / Priority to Panels during the Live EventWe aim to create a feeling of a dynamic event, and gave priority to panels and brief live events versus prerecorded sessions. We have also designed a schedule for short presentations, moving fast and furious, as we have found that energy lags in long online presentations.
A few keynotes excepted, presentations are very short, more in the spirit of TED talks and mostly designed as an introduction to panels, which are many. • Pre-recorded full lectures and keynotes, available online after the conference.Since our speakers will not be able to unveil their full presentation during the Live Event, we are offering the opportunity to record speakers’ presentations in full (30 to 45 minutes max), and with the possibility (with permissions) for attendees to have access to each presentation “on demand”, once the live event is over.
Access to the Live Event and Pre-Recorded Sessions will require registration but be free until end of June.
This model will allow us:
This model will allow us:• To test viability of monthly virtual events and building a Real-Time community. Should we feel there is an audience for monthly events, we could start monthly sessions beginning of September, leading to a “Live” event in the spring of 2021.• To test technical solutions on April 6 & 7, learn from the experience, and hopefully improve RTC online on May 4, and improve again on June 8.• To keep most of the speakers we confirmed so far, which is impossible to do with the fully virtual version of the conference, and RTC happening only on April 6 & 7, as well as keeping the different tracks we had in the Live version of the conference. We start with Architecture, Virtual Production, Automotive and Digital Humans on April 6 & 7. Add Design & Manufacturing as well as Immersive Storytelling on May 4, and XR and Videogames on June 8.