Tribeca Festival IMAGINATION Day – VR

VR at Tribeca Film Festival

The virtual reality revolution is coming to the Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) this year. On April 19, Tribeca Festival powered by The Hatchery will host a provocative all-day IMAGINATION summit. Join us for a day of inspiration and creativity as we step into the future of media, storytelling, technology and how we interact with the world. Participate in an one of a kind epic Virtual Reality event. TFF will offer a wide range of virtual reality experiences, events and speakers this year. Check for more updates in the coming weeks!

Digital Bodies will be partnering with The Hatchery and TFF to offer you discounted tickets to “Tribeca Talks Imagination Day.” There’s an incredible lineup of speakers at the all day event and you can purchase tickets at 50% off here with the discount code TFF75. You must purchase by April 1st!

VR at Imagination Day - TFF

Tribeca Film Festival VR and Imagination Day

Here’s the agenda for Imagination Day at the Tribeca Film Festival:


10am Doors open
10:30am Opening Remarks: Jason Kelly, New York Bureau Chief of Bloomberg
10:45am Bryan Johnson, OS Fund: Tools of Creation: Reorienting Humanity’s Identity and Aspirations
11:20am Jon Iwata, IBM: From Metropolis to Her — Artificial Intelligence in Film and the Real World
11:55am Dr. James Canton, Institute for Global Futures: The Extreme Future of Medicine: From Prediction to Longevity
Medicine is being transformed by radical technologies that will offer a new era of prevention, prediction and longevity. Discover the future of how digital health, mobile, big data, artificial intelligence, robotics, genetics, nanotech, neuroscience, synthetic biology and smart drugs will offer health and human performance enhancement.
12:30pm Regina Dugan, Google
1:05pm Meredith Perry, uBeam: World Without Wires
Meredith Perry, founder and CEO of uBeam will talk about the potential for truly wireless power and the impact this technology will have on the world. In this session, Meredith will share how she founded uBeam in her college dorm room and discuss the impact it will have on our daily lives by wirelessly powering everything from smartphones to lightbulbs to hearing aids. Find out how close we are to living in a world without wires, and what that world might look like
1:40pm – 2:25pm Lunch Break
2:25pm VR Headsets
2:40pm Felix Lajeunesse & Paul Raphael, Felix & Paul Studios: Inside Story: A Journey Into Virtual Reality An immersive virtual reality experience as a talk by the masters of virtual reality. See the most evocative worlds and feel the story as VR channels empathy. See it, feel it, how they do it, and the future of the technology and creativity
3:15pm Philip Rosedale, High Fidelity: The Final Medium: Humans in the Machine

Is it possible that Virtual Reality in its maturity may allow us to communicate and be creative in ways that are more sublime than even our greatest real-life experiences? As computers become ever more powerful, might our virtual worlds grow to become larger and more unknowable that our own planet? An examination of how the growth of VR technology may give us something more disruptive and unpredictable than the Internet.

3:50pm Derek Belch, STRIVR Labs: Virtual Reality in Sports: Immersive Performance Training and Immersive Entertainment

Just as sports have become one of the last television events that people actually watch, many folks in the VR industry are betting that sports content will be a driving in helping drive mass adoption of headsets sales and content consumption. STRIVR founder and CEO Derek Belch will share the company’s experience working with more than a dozen NFL and collegiate football teams over the past year, while also creating and staffing several major VR fan engagement experiences. Belch will share the positives and negatives of sports-focused VR.

4:15pm Sir Richard Branson & Jason Hirschhorn: Daring to Dream
From starting his own airline to ballooning around the world and shooting for the stars, Sir Richard Branson has never shied away from a challenge either in business or personally. He discusses his penchant for dreaming what could be possible and the gut instinct that drives his endeavors
4:55pm Katherine Oliver: Advisor to Bloomberg Philanthropies and Principal of Media and Technology at Bloomberg Associates
5:05 – 5:25pm Break
5:30pm Screening: Don’t Look Down
7:00pm Q&A Sir Richard Branson


VR at Tribeca Film Festival