IMERSA Summit 2017

On Friday, February 24, 2017 AVL Director, Dr. Donna Cox will be recognized for her lifetime achievements in immersive scientific visualization at the annual IMERSA Summit. This prestigious event helps to shape the industry with curated film showcases, technology sessions and abundant opportunities for networking. 

The 8th annual IMERSA Summit promises to be a valuable opportunity to join the conversation between converging worlds of VR, themed entertainment and immersive cinema. Shaping the industry with fulldome film showcases, exhibits, technology sessions, and abundant opportunities for networking with pioneers in immersive experiences.

The Denver Museum of Nature and Science will again be a host venue for the Summit. 

IMERSA Inc. is a non-profit business league whose roots are deeply embedded in the rise of the digital planetarium (fulldome). Incorporated in 2008, their founding sponsors initiated ongoing research and development programs in search of standards and guidelines for Fulldome production and technologies. In the past two decades they have witnessed a dramatic convergence of technologies and techniques under the dome and in exotic immersive environments, fueled by innovations in virtual reality, numerical simulation, 360 cinema and immersive performance arts.

IMERSA embraces many forms of digital immersion, including Planetariums, Giant Screen Cinema, VR headsets, and spherical environments. Encouraging members to develop experiential programming from many fields of scientific research, from nanotechnology to neuroscience and astrophysics. IMERSA raises the profile of group immersive experiences and represents its members at a number of international events. In addition to facilitating the development of fulldome standards, our leadership team fosters professional development, aggregation of business metrics, and the dissemination of “white paper” reports on best practices and techniques.