XR Week 2021

May 17th.-21st., 2021, hybrid format

For the organizer, the Virtual Dimension Center (VDC), the event week with its hybrid concept was a complete success: for five days, almost 300 participants exchanged ideas on the interactive XR Week platform. 46 exhibitors presented their XR solutions, concepts and projects in the areas of industry, architecture, medicine and trade. Speakers from well-known organizations such as Airbus, Barmer, bitkom, Ford, Fraunhofer, PTC, Deutsche Telekom and Trumpf reported on current technological developments and application experiences.

The weekly program was based on the division into eight themed half-days, so that every visitor can find an individual V/AR-specific topic related to collaboration, education and training, start-ups, design and product development, medicine, benchmarking, production and future trends program could put together.

The lectures, demonstrations and panel discussions could be followed live and online (whether in the classic video conference format, distributed collaborative VR or as 360° live streams). At the same time – where possible and desired – physical visits to the laboratories of the participating organizations could be booked. This distribution of physical meetings over a period of 5 days and across a large number of locations made XR Week a special experiment. "I would like to do this more often in the future, because this way we can also get good insights into non-mobile exhibits such as larger V/AR installations," says Christoph Runde, Managing Director of the Virtual Dimension Center (VDC) Fellbach.A special thanks goes to all supporters who made XR Week 2021 a success. The event was supported by the main sponsor ESI Group and the sponsors BearingPoint, Mediennetzwerk.NRW, VAM Realities and XR Hub Bavaria. The XR Week found further support from the partners of the CAE Forum, Experte.de, MRTV, the state capital of Stuttgart, the Stuttgart Region Economic Development Agency, XR Expo GmbH and XR Bavaria.