Event Program

A completely digital program like you have never EXPERIENCED before

Overview

Winners 2019

Detailled Program

The AUREA conference & awards give creativity and innovation a stage in front of a worldwide audience of VR and AR enthusiasts - in the setting of one of the world's leading theme parks and a pioneer in immersive tech and Location Based Entertainment (LBE) itself.

Besides showcasing the most exciting products and experiences, the conference also includes workshops and talks while leaving room for networking and enjoyment.

What makes this award one of a kind

2 Days packed with breakthrough innovation | AUREA AWARDS

2 Days packed with breakthrough innovation

200 curated leaders in the XR and entertainment space | AUREA AWARDS

200 curated leaders in the XR and entertainment space

12 hours of live broadcasted content from the Europa-Park | AUREA AWARDS

12 hours of live broadcasted content from the Europa-Park

The AUREA 2021 Speakers

Winner Experience

Holoride

German startup holoride creates a new media category for passengers in cars. Its software reads vehicle data (IoT) and uses it in an intelligent way (AI) to create virtual worlds (VR) in real-time. The physical feedback from the car creates hyper-immersive experiences with the power to change in-car entertainment forever.

Winner Interaction

"Hologate Blitz" - Hologate

HOLOGATE BLITZ is a premium motion simulator platform, fully optimized for flying, racing, and even underwater VR experiences. ‘BLITZ’ will offer a motion sickness-free experience due to its extremely low latency and proprietary network and code design. It features a practically noiseless belt driven piston system, which can lift almost a full meter in height and can tilt ±30° in every direction. Additionally, it comes with a futuristically-styled steering wheel that can be switched from one- axis to two-axis control, offering players a wider range of game possibilities.

Whether it’s piloting a space ship in an epic space battle or speeding through another dimension in a futuristic racer, the ‘BLITZ’ is built to support the ideas that come from limitless expanse of the VR creator’s mind!

Winner Impact

"The 1944 Paris Insurrection" - realcast

Experience history in a real historical location with Microsoft HoloLens headset. Walk in colonel's Rol Command Post back in 1944, 100 ft below the surface of Paris during World War 2 as a journalist. Learn important facts about how the French Interior Force (FFI) helped the allies free Paris of the nazis. Meet members of the resistance and discover how they lived.

Up to 10 visitors visit the CP with HoloLens on their head for 25 minutes. The location is 5300 sq.ft. size and a virtual soldier walks them through the different rooms and present them 5 differents characters during the visit.

"Insurrection 1944" (#insurrection1944) just won the "Grand Prix AR 2019" Award of 360° Film Festival in Paris.

Winner Innovation

Volucap

Walk-in movies and interactive stories are now expanding our reality and bringing completely new forms of storytelling. The viewer is free to move around actors as they dynamically integrate into foreign environments. This requires new methods for the digitization of actors, which now exist for the first time by using our volumetric recording technologies.

Volucap is a world leading volumetric video and 3D capture studio creating realistic human performance for immersive media.

The new studio is available for professional commissioned productions and with its application possibilities in the areas of virtual and augmented reality is extremely interesting not only for digital media, but also for medical technology and industrial applications such as industry 4.0 or construction 4.0, as well as e-learning.

FRI

22

SAT

23

SUN

24

Friday 22 January

12:30

Accreditation

13:00

Start of the event

13:15

Introduction AUREA Community

13:30

Announcement/Topic finding Breakout sessions

13:45

Breakout Sessions

14:45

Meet again and collate the results

15:00

1on1s /Chat Roulette

15:30

„Our analogue roots - From the work of two analogue graphic artists"

16:15

Break

16:30

Panel Discussion "tbd."

17:15

End of conference programme / check-in hotel / break

19:00

VIP Networking Dinner

21:00

Admission to the "Panoraama Bar" Rulantica

22:00

Admission Skog Lagoon + Swim-VR

Saturday 23 January

09:30

Welcome

09:40

Opening Remarks

09:45

Jury Introduction

10:00

Pitches I - III

10:30

Break

10:45

Pitches IV - VII

11:25

Break

11:45

Pitches VIII-X

12:15

Break

12:30

Keynote „From pitch to business case: Real Life Insights using the example of VTime“

13:00

Lunch / Working Lunch Jury

13:00

Chat Roulette

14:00

Announcement of the 3 Film Academy Baden-Württemberg project presentations "Entertainment-Förderpreis"

14:10

Presentation of the 3 Film Academy Baden-Württemberg project presentations

14:40

Break

14:45

Keynote "tbd. Filmakademie BW"

15:15

End of program & Announcement Chat Roulette

15:20

Chat Roulette (online)

16:15

Start of award ceremony

18:15

End of the Award Ceremony and farewell

18:30

After-Show Party & Networking

22:00

End of program

Sunday 24 January

09:00

Joint breakfast

10:00

Visit Yullbe Go & Yullbe Pro

13:00

Digital-Tour Europa-Park

14:00

Visit Rulantica

22:00

End of event & individual departure

Accreditation

Session Description

On Friday we will meet for accreditation at 12:30 in the anteroom of the "Vineta" conference room. There you will receive your badges and the programme for the conference.

Location

Entrance | „KRØNASÅR – THE MUSEUM-HOTEL“

Tags

Checkin
Offline

Start of the event

Session Description

At 1 pm we start the conference with a welcome by Jury Secretary Clark Parsons, followed by Opening Remarks by Michael Mack and Marcus Ernst.

Location

Vineta | „KRØNASÅR – THE MUSEUM-HOTEL“

Tags

Main-Stage
Online
Offline

Introduction AUREA Community

Session Description

Emily Olman tells something about the AUREA community. Afterwards, during the following 2 days, someone will be constantly available in the virtual booth on Hopin as a contact person for the AUREA community

Hosts

Emily Olman

Speaker & Moderator

Location

Vineta | „KRØNASÅR – THE MUSEUM-HOTEL“

Tags

Introduction
Main-Stage
Online
Offline

Announcement/Topic finding Breakout sessions

Session Description

Together we find the topics for the following breakout sessions.

Hosts

Clark Parsons

AUREA Jury Secretary & Moderator

Location

Vineta | „KRØNASÅR – THE MUSEUM-HOTEL“

Tags

Main-Stage
Bar-Camp
Session-Finding
Online
Offline

Breakout Sessions

Session Description

  • Session 1: Mass Market Adoption, Host: tbd.
  • Session 2: Digital Ethics, Host: tbd.
  • Session 3: VR/AR during Covid19., Host: tbd.
  • Session 4 (Non-Public): Pitch Trainings, Host: Gabriele Romagnoli

Hosts

Gabriele Romagnoli

ICONOMY

Announced soon

 

Announced soon

 

Location

Different Locations | „KRØNASÅR – THE MUSEUM-HOTEL“

Tags

Breakout Sessions
Pitch Training
Online
Offline

Meet again and collate the results

Session Description

After the breakout sessions we meet here again and discuss the results.

Hosts

Emily Olman

Speaker & Moderator

Location

Vineta | „KRØNASÅR – THE MUSEUM-HOTEL“

Tags

Discussion
Main-Stage
Online
Offline

1on1s /Chat Roulette

Session Description

During several individual meetings, topics can be explored in greater depth. Parallel to this, a chat roulette takes place in which you can come into contact with the other participants both online and offline.

Location

Online + Different Locations | „KRØNASÅR – THE MUSEUM-HOTEL“

Tags

1on1s
Chat Roulette
Online
Offline

„Our analogue roots - From the work of two analogue graphic artists"

Session Description

The two graphic artists Harald and Ulrich Schröder give us an insight into their work as digital artists with over 30 years of professional experience.

Speakers

Ulrich Schröder

Duckworker

Harald Schröder

Harrytoon

Location

Vineta | „KRØNASÅR – THE MUSEUM-HOTEL“

Tags

Keynote
Main-Stage
Online
Offline

Break

Session Description

A short break to network and recharge your batteries.

Location

Vineta | „KRØNASÅR – THE MUSEUM-HOTEL“

Tags

Main-Stage
Offline

Panel Discussion "tbd."

Session Description

In this panel discussion Kathleen Cohen discusses with Emily Olman and others the importance of socialization in the times of Covid 19.

Speakers

Amy Jupiter

The Walt Disney Company

Emily Olman

Speaker & Moderator

Announced soon

 

Hosts

Kathleen Cohen

Jury Chair

Location

Vineta | „KRØNASÅR – THE MUSEUM-HOTEL“

Tags

Panel-Discussion
Main-Stage
Online
Offline

End of conference programme / check-in hotel / break

Session Description

End of the official conference programme. Now you have the opportunity to check in to your hotel room and get changed for the networking dinner.

Location

Different Locations | „KRØNASÅR – THE MUSEUM-HOTEL“

Tags

Organization
Offline

VIP Networking Dinner

Session Description

At the Networking Dinner, besides a great menu, there will be plenty of opportunities to network and get to know the other participants.

Location

Restaurant "Bubba Svens" | „KRØNASÅR – THE MUSEUM-HOTEL“

Tags

Dinner
Networking
Offline

Admission to the "Panoraama Bar" Rulantica

Session Description

In the newly opened "Panoraama Bar" you can enjoy a great view over the water park "Rulantica" and while having a nice drink you can prepare yourself for what to expect next.

Location

Panoraama Bar | Waterpark "Rulantica"

Tags

Networking
Offline

Admission Skog Lagoon + Swim-VR

Session Description

With a nice drink in the "Skog Lagune" pool bar you have a lot of opportunities to network. And if you are brave enough, you can try the newly opened "Snorri Snarkling - Swim VR" - a world first!

Location

Skog Lagoon | Waterpark "Rulantica"

Tags

Networking
Offline

Welcome

Session Description

Today, well rested, the finalists are ready for the big day: their pitches are coming up. We start the day with an inspiring speech by presenter Alexander Mazza.

Hosts

Alexander Mazza

Moderator & Show Host

Location

Vineta | „KRØNASÅR – THE MUSEUM-HOTEL“

Tags

Main-Stage
Online
Offline
Welcome Remarks

Opening Remarks

Session Description

In a short opening speech we will get into the right mood for today and once again underline the importance of the live pitches.

Speakers

Announced soon

 

Location

Vineta | „KRØNASÅR – THE MUSEUM-HOTEL“

Tags

Main-Stage
Online
Offline

Jury Introduction

Session Description

Alexander Mazza introduced the Jury Secretary Clark Parsons, who then welcomed the official AUREA jury and presented one after the other.

Hosts

Alexander Mazza

Moderator & Show Host

Clark Parsons

AUREA Jury Secretary & Moderator

Location

Vineta | „KRØNASÅR – THE MUSEUM-HOTEL“

Tags

Main-Stage
Online
Offline

Pitches I - III

Session Description

Now it's all about the whole thing! The first 3 finalists pitch their VR/AR project.

Location

Vineta | „KRØNASÅR – THE MUSEUM-HOTEL“

Tags

Main-Stage
Pitches
Online
Offline

Break

Session Description

Short break to be ready for the next pitches.

Location

Vineta | „KRØNASÅR – THE MUSEUM-HOTEL“

Tags

Main-Stage
Offline
Networking

Pitches IV - VII

Session Description

The next 4 live pitches of the finalists.

Location

Vineta | „KRØNASÅR – THE MUSEUM-HOTEL“

Tags

Main-Stage
Pitches
Online
Offline

Break

Session Description

Another short break.

Location

Vineta | „KRØNASÅR – THE MUSEUM-HOTEL“

Tags

Main-Stage
Offline
Networking

Pitches VIII-X

Session Description

The last 3 live pitches.

Location

Vineta | „KRØNASÅR – THE MUSEUM-HOTEL“

Tags

Main-Stage
Pitches
Online
Offline

Break

Session Description

Yet another small break.

Location

Vineta | „KRØNASÅR – THE MUSEUM-HOTEL“

Tags

Main-Stage
Offline
Networking

Keynote „From pitch to business case: Real Life Insights using the example of VTime“

Session Description

After the pitches, Clemens Wangerin tells us more about his own business life and what it was like when he was a young start-up himself with "VTime" and often had to pitch his project. The finalists can learn from him what it takes to be permanently successful with a VR-startup on the market.

Speakers

Clemens Wangerin

VTime

Location

Vineta | „KRØNASÅR – THE MUSEUM-HOTEL“

Tags

Keynote
Main-Stage
Online
Offline

Lunch / Working Lunch Jury

Session Description

At lunch together we can let what we have heard sink in and the jury can withdraw to their deliberations.

Location

Restaurant "Bubba Svens" + Conference Room "Kontiki" | „KRØNASÅR – THE MUSEUM-HOTEL“

Tags

Lunch
Offline
Networking

Chat Roulette

Session Description

In Chat Roulette all participants are lumped together and you have 1 minute to introduce yourself to the other person - after that the Roulette continues spinning and you can decide whether you want to deepen the conversation or switch to the next person

Location

Online + Vineta | „KRØNASÅR – THE MUSEUM-HOTEL“

Tags

Online
Networking

Announcement of the 3 Film Academy Baden-Württemberg project presentations "Entertainment-Förderpreis"

Session Description

This year, for the first time, there will be an AUREA promotional award, where the three best entertainment projects of the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg will be allowed to present their ideas. One of the projects can look forward to the AUREA-Förderpreis in the evening, where MackNeXT will be involved in the production of the project

Hosts

Alexander Mazza

Moderator & Show Host

Location

Vineta | „KRØNASÅR – THE MUSEUM-HOTEL“

Tags

Main-Stage
Online
Offline

Presentation of the 3 Film Academy Baden-Württemberg project presentations

Session Description

The presentation of the 3 winning projects of the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

Location

Vineta | „KRØNASÅR – THE MUSEUM-HOTEL“

Tags

Main-Stage
Pitches
Online
Offline

Break

Session Description

After so many inspiring projects, there will be another short break with an opportunity for exchange.

Location

Vineta | „KRØNASÅR – THE MUSEUM-HOTEL“

Tags

Main-Stage
Offline
Networking

Keynote "tbd. Filmakademie BW"

Session Description

During this presentation we will learn more about the current projects of the Film Academy and the background of the cooperation with MackNeXT.

Speakers

Announced soon

 

Location

Vineta | „KRØNASÅR – THE MUSEUM-HOTEL“

Tags

Keynote
Main-Stage
Online
Offline

End of program & Announcement Chat Roulette

Session Description

The official part is now over and there is again the possibility to Chat Roulette

Hosts

Alexander Mazza

Moderator & Show Host

Location

Vineta | „KRØNASÅR – THE MUSEUM-HOTEL“

Tags

Main-Stage
Online
Offline

Chat Roulette (online)

Session Description

In Chat Roulette all participants are lumped together and you have 1 minute to introduce yourself to the other person - after that the Roulette continues spinning and you can decide whether you want to deepen the conversation or switch to the next person

Location

Online

Tags

Chat Roulette
Networking
Online

Start of award ceremony

Session Description

Now the time has finally come - the jury has deliberated and will now announce this year's AUREA winners during the festive gala.

You can expect an atmospheric programme with music, dance and artistry, as well as a grandiose multi-course menu.

Speakers

Michael Mack

Host & Speaker

Kathleen Cohen

Jury Chair

Nils Wollny

Member

Cathy Hackl

Member

Thomas Wagner

Member

Hosts

Alexander Mazza

Moderator & Show Host

Location

Vineta | „KRØNASÅR – THE MUSEUM-HOTEL“

Tags

Award Ceremony
Main-Stage
Online
Offline

End of the Award Ceremony and farewell

Session Description

Official end of the gala programme.

Hosts

Alexander Mazza

Moderator & Show Host

Location

Vineta | „KRØNASÅR – THE MUSEUM-HOTEL“

Tags

Award Ceremony
Main-Stage
Online
Offline

After-Show Party & Networking

Session Description

At the after-show party that follows, there will be another opportunity to celebrate and network.

Location

Vineta | „KRØNASÅR – THE MUSEUM-HOTEL“

Tags

After-Show Party
Networking
Offline
Main-Stage

End of program

Session Description

Enough dancing? Then it's back to the hotel room now.

Location

Vineta | „KRØNASÅR – THE MUSEUM-HOTEL“

Tags

Main-Stage
Offline
Networking

Joint breakfast

Session Description

With a fortifying breakfast we prepare ourselves for this day full of discoveries, because today things will be tried out on the spot!

Location

Restaurant "Bubba Svens" | „KRØNASÅR – THE MUSEUM-HOTEL“

Tags

Breakfast
Restaurant
Networking
Offline

Visit Yullbe Go & Yullbe Pro

Session Description

A visit to the newly opened "YULLBE" attraction gives you exciting insights into LBVR with two VR attractions.

Location

Entrance | "YULLBE" Building

Tags

Digital-Tour
LBVR
Offline

Digital-Tour Europa-Park

Session Description

The Digital-Tour through Europa-Park shows you real-life examples of how the use of modern media formats works in public attractions at theme park level.

Location

Different Locations | „EUROPA-PARK"

Tags

Digital-Tour
Attractions
Offline

Visit Rulantica

Session Description

A visit to the water park "Rulantica" promises you not only fun and pure adrenalin, but also demonstrates the possibilities of media use in the context of a water amusement park.

Location

Entrance Hall | Waterpark "Rulantica"

Tags

Digital-Tour
Attractions
Offline

End of event & individual departure

Session Description

After such an eventful day it is now time to say goodbye to Rust and the AUREA-Award. See you next year! Have a safe journey home and see you soon!

Location

Entrance Hall | Waterpark "Rulantica"

Tags

Departure
Offline

Impressions from 2019

The second AUREA Award was outstanding, extraordinary, and fabulous. Following its successful premiere last year, and building on its steadily growing community, the event has become a global meeting place for the Augmented & Virtual Reality sector.

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