Imagina 2011 is Open!
3D has opened up. It is now available to everyone across all economic groups.
Developed in the 1980s, it has been a part of the daily lives of Generation Y members (or 'Nexters') since its creation – their use of 3D tools and applications has become so intuitive that it would be almost redundant to provide them with a history of the technology.
imagina is now well established in this field, with everyone involved in the European industry coming together to attend the event, which takes place every year and celebrates technological innovation and the community that surrounds it.
The 2011 edition looks particularly promising, with an increase in exhibition floor space also accompanied by an increase in visitor numbers, as well as the continued support of major figures from the 3D world in the sectors represented.
imagina has succeeded in changing from a “Festival for image specialists into a veritable market for 3D technology, innovation, design, simulation and visualisation in decision making and communications'.
The quality of imagina 2011’s conferences and workshops is a clear reflection that the shift towards new market areas is essential – consider the innovations in the highly dynamic industry sector, for example, and the conference on 'Risk Management: issues and opportunities for 3D technologies and simulation' in particular.
'3D in Healthcare' - A major new development
This year, a day of conferences tailored towards medical professionals will offer a comprehensive insight into the different ways in which 3D technologies can be used in healthcare.
Another sector that has seen rapid growth over the last two years is that of new virtual worlds and augmented reality. These are represented in a conference cycle and at the exhibition hall's SmartSystem Village, specifically targeting 3D, augmented reality, immersive environments and serious games.
imagina 2011 is pleased to welcome for the first time a number of Finnish companies, on the exhibition floor brought together within the Oulu Village and featuring the Center for Internet Excellence. The CIE is driving the co-creation of next generation internet technologies, appliances and services with 3D internet being one of the main research areas including the use of graphical 3D technology to create immersive mobile interfaces.
Throughout the events on offer over the course of the day, there will be an emphasis on the new areas that are currently being explored by particularly progressive businesses and organisations. These areas include management practices as well as relationships with clients, users and other groups involved.
Since 2009, imagina’s Media & Entertainment (M&E) conferences have stressed the transferability of skills and techniques from M&E jobs to other industries. This approach has been as successful with the conferences' guest speakers as it has with their audiences. For 2011, imagina will push the notion even further, creating a new conference cycle known as 'CG Prospectives'.
These conferences aim to showcase and share cutting-edge practices and technologies that have been widely developed across cinema, video gaming and the Internet, but which now apply to all aspects of B2B and B2C business.
Architecture, Urbanism and Territory Management are equally dynamic sectors, and this guide offers you detailed information about the programmes that relates to them and how they will be a major feature of the Exhibition Hall.
Due to the support and input that you have to give, we are set to spend three days giving our utmost to offer you both what you want and deserve. We wish you an enjoyable imagina 2011.