VRS 2016 Opening Talk Announced: VRLA & Visionary VR Co-Founder to Address Latest in VR During Conversation with Road to VR

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA. — Greenlight Insights announced its first keynote speaker for VRS 2016, today. Visionary VR co-founder, Cosmo Scharf, will provide the opening keynote address with Ben Lang from Road to VR at 10:15 AM on Wednesday, Nov. 2. Owned and produced by Greenlight Insights, the Virtual Reality Strategy Conference 2016 will run Nov. 1-2, 2016, in San Francisco, CA.

“As more cinematic VR content emerges from early pioneers, traditional filmmakers are starting to catch on to the massive potential that virtual reality holds for immersive storytelling,” said Ben Lang, Editor-in-Chief and Founder, of Road to VR. “However, the ‘flat screen’ is a very mature medium, one which has conventions that have been honed over more than a century. Filming cinematic VR content, on the other hand, requires filmmakers to play by a new rulebook.”

The opening talk will be a one-on-one conversation between Cosmo Scharf and Ben Lang where they will discuss virtual reality as the new experience medium.

“VRLA plays a central role in bringing to market some of the most important technologies changing our industry today,” said Clifton Dawson, CEO, Greenlight Insights. “Its work in education puts the organization on the leading edge of the cinematic VR industry. Moreover, Cosmo is a visionary leader who presents the fresh perspective and insights that Greenlight is dedicated to uncovering in its research. Cosmo consistently anticipates trends well before their arrival. I am especially pleased to welcome him to the keynote stage along with Ben Lang from Road to VR during VRS 2016.”

Scharf co-founded VRLA in 2014. The non-profit hosts the leading virtual reality expo event in Los Angeles, home to one of the largest communities of VR developers and enthusiasts. Scharf also co-founded Visionary VR, a venture backed company using virtual reality to push beyond the language of conventional storytelling. As a leading industry figure, Cosmo has been featured by several national publications, as well as featured on TEDx.

For a sneak-peek into Scharf’s VRS keynote conversation with Road to VR’s Ben Lang, check out this VisionaryVR video introducing Mindshow, a story creation software to let anyone create, share, and experience shows in VR. Registration for VRS 2017 is open. Visit VRSconference.com for more information.

About VRS:
Virtual Reality Strategy Conference 2016 is the only conference with 60+ expert speakers, hands-on exhibits, master classes, unparalleled opportunities for networking, and much, much more. Check out VRS video highlights. Follow VRS online at www.vrsconference.com and on social.

About Greenlight Insights:
Greenlight Insights is the global leader in virtual and augmented market intelligence. Greenlight Insights provides proprietary research to global technology companies, Fortune 500 brands, and innovative startups to help them make strategic decisions about the New Experience Economy.