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Microsoft Co-Hosting November Oculus Educational Event In Boston

by Mike Futter on Oct 18, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Microsoft and Academic Research Consulting are teaming up to bring Oculus VR's Laird Malamed and other company staff to Boston for an event titled The Future of Virtual Reality with the Oculus Rift. Oculus team members will be joined by independent developers and researchers from a number of local universities to discuss the technology.

There will be multiple sessions on November 2 that cover game development, entrepreneurs working with virtual reality, and applying for jobs with Oculus VR and other firms working with the technology.

Oculus will be bringing four of their HD kits with them, and if attendees are lucky, they'll have EVE Valkyrie, too. There will be an assortment of games to try.

For more on the event, visit the Academic Relations Consulting website. There is no charge to attend the event.

[Source: Academic Relations Consulting]

Thanks to reader "Xazerix" for the tip.


Our Take
I'm a big fan of Oculus VR and the people involved with the project. I had the opportunity to sit down with founder Palmer Luckey and vice president of product Nate Mitchell at Gamescom and came away impressed by the approach and focus. Events like this are necessary to help introduce the technology to more people and lay the groundwork for broader anticipation and acceptance at launch.