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Reflection Pool, Berkeley by Landis Bennett.

IVRPA Panoramic Photography Contest 2007

In conjunction with the 2007 International VR Photography Conference in Berkeley, the IVRPA announces its first annual Panoramic Photography Contest!

Both print and interactive panoramas are encouraged, and there are multiple categories available for submission: Landscapes, Cityscapes, Famous places and landmarks, People and events, Architecture and interiors, "Extreme" subjects and locations, Commissioned works, & Interactive Environments.

Helmut Dersch to Speak in Berkeley

We are pleased to announce that Professor Helmut Dersch, author of the Panorama Tools programs that form the core of current VR panorama technology, has accepted our invitation to speak at the International VR Photography Conference in Berkeley.

The conference will be held June 15-20 at the University of California Berkeley. Professor Dersch will give the keynote address on Sunday, June 17. Details about Prof Dersch's talk will be posted to the IVRPA conference site when available.

Yosemite fieldtrip changes

If you are planning to attend the International VR Photography Conference in Berkeley this June, and want to take the Yosemite field trip, you should sign up NOW.

We were unable to organize our own trip, but have located a commercial tour operator with a two day-one night trip that fits our conference schedule. But there are only 13 places - as of today. Prices from $249 to $319, depending on how many per room.

Online registration is available

Online registration and payment are now available on the conference site. Register before may 15th to take advantage of the earlybird discount.

If you have an account for the IVRPA site, please be sure to log in before you continue to the conference registration form. Attendees new to the IVRPA may use the form to sign up for a new aacount on the IVRPA site.

Call for participation

The schedule for the conference is shaping up nicely; we have a number of sessions, fieldtrips and socials lined up, but we are still open for suggestions for more.

That's why we set up a call for for participation; If you think you can give an interesting presentation during the conference, fill in the form to let us know! Available presentation types range from 15 minute 'show and tell' sessions to 2 hour presentations.

Conference dates and venue finalised

The International VR Photography Conference will be held in Berkeley, California from June 15 to 20, 2007.

Attendees should plan on arriving in Berkeley either on Friday June 15th or Saturday June 16th. Some may want to arrive earlier for the optional event planned for Friday, or to stay longer, for the Yosemite field trip or to tour California on their own.

Full pricing information is available on the site.

Arrangements have been made for inexpensive dormitory accommodations on campus.