November 17, 2015

Get Ready for IMERSA Summit 2016!

Being long-standing partners and brother-in-arms in the field of fulldome content, IMERSA and FDDB do their best to consolidate professional community, and advance the art and technology of immersive digital experiences. Since the first meeting in 2011 we have gone a long way from like-minded enthusiasts to full-fledged associates. That is why we are especially glad to spread the news of 7th annual IMERSA Summit, which will be held in Denver, Colorado, on 16-20 March, 2016.

For those who have not heard about IMERSA, we are happy to throw some light on its outstanding activities. As a non-profit, professional trade association IMERSA aims to support the international community of professionals who create large-scale immersive digital experiences in achieving the full potential of their chosen medium. The 2016 Summit will continue conversations between converging business sectors and shaping the immersive arts industry with fulldome and VR film showcases, innovation sessions, networking sessions, and more.

Why IMERSA Summit is definitely worth a visit? Above all things, this association is a driver and nexus for communication, collaboration, experimentation, education and promotion of digital immersive media in a variety of venues, formats and functions. The events held by IMERSA do not fail to impress even seasoned planetarians and fulldome producers. Craig McCaw, the representative of, mentions:

After 30 years in the business, I don't think I've ever experienced four days with more useful production and presentation information presented in such a well organized manner.

Does it spark your interest? If so, check out the draft program below to learn what agenda is on the summit.

Exploring the Immersive Universe

  • The future of immersion;
  • Immersive cinema and virtual reality: building bridges to the dome theater;
  • Success and failure stories: lessons learned;
  • Meet with vendors and producers at the Pro.Show Event;
  • Thinking outside the dome, innovators and alternative content in special immersive venues;
  • Immersive cinema; capture, production, distribution and display.


  • Networking;
  • Making-of sessions, presented in the dome by leading producers;
  • Extended Works-in-progress sessions featuring fulldome films in development;
  • Member-selected screenings of international fulldome films, VR, 3D, audio/video technology demonstrations.

Who will Attend?

  • Delegates from all facets of the immersive media marketplace;
  • Virtual Reality creators;
  • Dome, Giant Screen, 3D and curved-screen theater operators;
  • Museum and science center professionals;
  • Media producers and distributors;
  • Audiovisual and technical integrators;
  • Themed entertainment community.

Host Venue: Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

March 16th (Wednesday) 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Pre-summit workshops and meetings, AFDI (Association of Fulldome Innovators), IFAA (International Fulldome Arts Alliance).
2:30 pm summit team and IMERSA (business meetings);
4:00 to 7:00 pm opening reception at Doubletree hotel;
8:00 pm Very special keynote speaker in the Gates Planetarium.
9:30 screenings to be announced.

March 17th (Thursday) 9:00 am at the DMNS auditorium
“The Future of Immersion” Fulldome professional development presentations.
5:30 to 7:00 dinner on your own;
7:00 to 9:00 WIPs Works in Progress screenings at Gates Planetarium.

March 18th (Friday) 9:00 am to 11:30 am
Fulldome professional development presentations.
12:00 free lunch at the Pro.Show;
11:00 to 5:30 DMNS lobby areas, Pro.Show Event;
6:00 to 8:00 DMNS, annual IMERSA awards banquet;
8:00 to 10:00 pm fulldome screenings - to be announced.

March 19th (Saturday) 9:00 am to 6:00 pm DMNS
Meet IMERSA's affiliates, hear business success stories and learn about special venues and alternative content.
6:00 to 8:00 dinner on your own;
8:00 to 11:30 pm our huge networking party with live performances in the dome.

March 20th (Sunday) 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Doubletree hotel
Forum 2016, meet-up sessions with innovators and affiliates and new friends.
2:00 meet-up sessions and demonstrations at Fiske Planetarium Boulder;
6:30 dinner on your own.

Please watch for dates and details on registration, schedule and program. If you would like to be a sponsor, suggest a session or other program component, volunteer to assist with organizing or implementing the event or share other suggestions or inquiries, please email

Do not waste your chance on catching up latest trends in fulldome, learning about cutting-edge technologies and getting to know brilliant like-minded professionals!

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