Facebook Horizon platform and virtual reality

Virtual events and experiences – don’t miss out

Virtual reality is defined in the following way when you type the words into Wikipedia.

“Virtual reality (VR)  is a simulated experience that can be similar to or completely different from the real world. Applications of virtual reality can include entertainment and educational purposes. Other, distinct types of VR style technology include augmented reality and mixed reality.”

VR is a fascinating space and under the current circumstances that are facing us globally, as we deal with COVID-19, the adoption of the VR world may be being fast tracked. Being physically distant is requiring us to think of different way to maintain human connections – video calls, birthday parties over zoom, webinars and many more.

I recently came across a fascinating piece on CNN titled “All the virtual concerts, plays, museums and other culture you can enjoy from home”. It showcased how various creators and curators were using virtual means to bring their offerings to an extended audience, allowing people to engage with these spaces from their own homes.

One example was a feature created by Google Arts and Culture, Exploring the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

TED have also launched TED Connect which is a daily TED interview screened live on their Facebook page. Check out their latest one here.

We’re live with an international perspective on the coronavirus today. First up is social entrepreneur Gayathri…

Posted by TED on Thursday, April 9, 2020

You can also check out some of the virtual reality games mentioned in this Forbes article, here.

The virtual world also offers a space for event organisations and teams to reinvent their offering. The CN&CO Events team have adapted their offering to help clients navigate the uncertain times.

They recently launched InsureTalk, an online insurance conference that will stimulate your brain, earn you CPD hours and — most importantly — allow for cross-company engagement and innovation.

Insure Talk 1 takes place on the 14th of April 2020, full details here. The agenda is jam packed with interesting speakers that will cover topics from life after COVID-19, cyber exposures, why you shouldn’t waste a good crisis, and the insurance industry’s response to COVID-19.

We are living through an interesting period and adapting to change will help us navigate the future. The virtual world has a big role to play in it all.