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Reflection Pool, Berkeley by Landis Bennett.

Day by Day Schedule

Friday, June 15th

  • 10 am to 6 pm - "VR-101: VR Photography from Start to Finish"
    • This is intended to be a collaborative workshop covering the entire process of producing a VR panorama. It will include hands-on training in the computer lab, a bag lunch on the lawn in Memorial Glade, and shooting VR's in various locations around campus.
    • Suitable for beginners to intermediates, with mentors contributing their advanced skills and advice. Use your own camera, lens, VR mount, tripod and laptop, or share with another participant.
    • It should be loads of fun as well as a learning experience. Final panos will be posted on the conference web site. Beer on the Balcony to follow. The computer lab will be open until 8 pm Friday and all day on Saturday so you can continue work on your panos.
  • From 4:30 pm until 8 pm you can check in for the conference and sign up for field trips with Delores in Room 507 McCone Hall (the Geography Department office).
  • 6 pm to sunset - Beer on the Balcony
    • This is an old geography department tradition. Enjoy local brews (also wine and non-alcoholic drinks) and the view from the fifth floor balcony until the sun sets over the Golden Gate. We may send out for pizza and make it dinner also.

Saturday, June 16th

  • Arrive anytime and check in to your campus housing.
  • Check in for the conference and sign up for field trips with Delores in the foyer at the Lipman Room, penthouse floor of Barrows Hall.
  • Vendors of VR-related hardware and software will be exhibiting all day in the Lipman Room. In the afternoon there will be scheduled demonstrations of their products.
  • In addition to the vendors' exhibits there will be campus tours and special interest group meetings. The computer lab will be available for drop-in use by registered participants.
  • Anyone wishing to practice their VR shooting will find many interesting subjects on campus and in the surrounding community.
  • In the evening the IVRPA will host a special reception in honor of the World Wide Panorama. It will be open to anyone who has ever participated in the WWP (and all conference attendees, of course). The reception will be held in the Lipman Room, penthouse floor of Barrows Hall. We hope to arrange video-chat with WWP'ers around the world.

Sunday, June 17th

  • This is the plenary session, where we all sit down together for the entire day.
  • Breakfast on the patio at Northgate Hall 8 to 9.
  • We will begin with an update on conference events, then the annual public meeting of the IVRPA.
  • The rest of the day will be occupied by six outstanding presentations that everyone will be interested in.
  • In the evening we will have a banquet at the elegant Hillside Club, followed by the keynote address and announcement of winners of the IVRPA Panoramic Photography Contest.

Monday, June 18th

  • Down to business first thing in the morning, with sessions, panels, and workshops from 9 am until noon. You will need to choose between three parallel tracks.
  • The afternoon is free, for field trips or whatever. Use the computer lab, network with new friends, sightsee on your own.
  • Or sign up for one of three great local trips (all trips leave Berkeley at 1 pm):
    • Golden Gate
      Travel by van to the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Headlands, and Sausalito. Lots of opportunities to shoot panos in spectacular locations. Return to Berkeley by van or by ferry to San Francisco for dinner.
    • Alcatraz, led by Landis Bennett
      Take rapid transit and antique streetcars to Fisherman's Wharf, then by ferry to Alcatraz, the notorious prison island. On your own for dinner in San Francisco.
    • Walking tour of San Francisco, led by Don Bain
      A brisk walk through many of the most scenic parts of the city - stay with the group for the guided tour, or drop behind to shoot panos on your own and catch up later. Dinner afterwards with the group or not.

Tuesday, June 19th

  • Sessions, panels, and workshops all day, multiple tracks, choose what interests you.
  • The conference officially ends at 6 pm.

Wednesday, June 20th

  • Many of the participants will be going to Yosemite immediately after the conference. See the field trips page for more information.