IEEE Virtual Reality is the world’s premier international technical conference on all aspects of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality, and will take March 14-18, 2009 at UL in the Cajundome Convention Center.

This Conference has been held annually since 1993. In addition to the central virtual reality conference, this year’s event will include the 3D User Interfaces Symposium (3DUI) and an exciting program of Workshops and Tutorials. Innovative research, groundbreaking products, pioneering concepts and hands-on experiences in the disciplines of virtual reality, augmented reality, and 3D user interfaces is what IEEE VR 2009 is all about.  Attendees for the conference come from around the world, and include researchers and developers from industry, government, and academia.

Many of these attendees are pioneers in their field, who in turn they also organize other prestigious technical events. They are always looking for exciting locations for these events that can accommodate their technical needs as well as being appealing places to visit.

Our goal of bringing IEEE VR 2009 to the University of Louisiana has been twofold: on one side, we wanted to bring an advanced technology event to give the opportunity to our community to experience the latest in virtual reality. On the other side, we wanted to showcase Lafayette and UL as excellent destinations for other small and medium advanced technology events.

The Conference and the Exhibit will be held at UL in the Cajundome Convention Center. The weekend activities (Saturday March 14-Sunday March 15) will include the 3D User Interfaces Symposium, the Workshops, and the Tutorials, as well as the Exhibit reception on Sunday Evening. The weekday activities (Monday March 16-Wednesday March 18) will consist on the main VR conference program, including the vendor and research exhibitions.

For more information, visit the IEEE VR 2009 website.

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