“Delegates will be hosted at the city’s new and world-class Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre – a stunning venue in the heart of the city,” Heaphy said.
In selecting Christchurch, organisers were particularly impressed by the level of expertise at UC, Otago University and across New Zealand, which was a big factor in selection.
Professor Stephan Lukosch of UC’s HIT Lab NZ joined forces with colleague Associate Professor Tobias Langlotz from the University of Otago, and together with support from Tourism NZ, prepared a compelling application to host the conference.
“I am looking forward to welcoming the conference delegates to Christchurch. New Zealand has a vibrant research community on virtual and augmented reality, this is a great opportunity to showcase our work and to connect with others from around the world,” said Professor Lukosch.
Professor Tobias Langlotz said the conference will help put virtual and augmented reality in New Zealand on the world stage.