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Following the success of its inaugural event, the RealTime Conference today announces the lineup for its second show, featuring over 40 individual sessions and keynotes. Set for May 4, the event will highlight the practical and potential uses of real-time technology across multiple markets, including design & manufacturing, volumetric capture, XR for entertainment and more. Speakers include members of Walt Disney, IKEA and Looking Glass Factory, with all sessions free to the public. Registration is open now.
“With more than 4,000 registrants from 87 countries, we are extremely pleased with the success of the first conference,” said RealTime Conference co-founder Jean-Michel Blottière. “We received amazing feedback from the community, proving that there is a real benefit to a show like this. We can’t wait to see how that community continues to grow through future events!”
Debuting April 6-7, the inaugural RealTime Conference featured speakers focused on the growth and application of real-time technology in architecture, virtual production, automotive, intelligent agents, digital humans and more. Over the course of two days, each of the nearly 70 sessions saw hundreds of concurrent participants, with the keynote addresses attracting nearly 1,000 people each. Videos of each session will be added in the coming weeks.
Next week’s conference will highlight all new sectors, beginning with design & manufacturing, followed by volumetric capture, including light fields and holograms. Additional sessions will then shift to universal scene description (USD) in real-time, as well as XR for entertainment, emphasizing both technical uses and artistic insights. Experts and pioneers will discuss everything from ideation to immersive design to how real-time technology can change the creative process. Beginning at 8 a.m. ET, the day will include in-depth presentations, Q&As, roundtable discussions and more.
The May event will also feature a keynote address given by Martin Enthed, the digital manager leading the IKEA Digital LAB and DevOps IT. He will be joined by IKEA 3D manager, Dan Frith, to discuss how IKEA is taking advantage of real-time graphics for consumer-facing displays, and where they see that technology going in the future.