Programming

For 2021, Infinity Festival will blend in-person and virtual events for a unique hybrid experience. The in-person portion will be held at Goya Studios, Dream Hotel, and The Original Van Gogh Exhibit at Lighthouse Immersive; the online component will be presented through the easy-to-use FNvirtual event platform. The festival will continue its theme of “Story Enabled by Technology” with an entirely new slate of innovative programming, including industry-leading speakers, panel discussions, an exhibition hall, innovation labs and a fine art gallery, each with an emerging-tech focus. Below is an overview of this year’s exciting programming.

Tuesday, November 2

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Infinity Festival opening Night - Invite Only

Wednesday, November 3

8:00am - 7:00pm

Registration

9:30am - 5:30pm

Thought Leaders: Keynotes and Special Presentations

9:30am - 8:00pm

IF Gaming Center and Expo

9:30am - 8:00pm

Student Lab

9:30am - 8:30pm

ART+TECH Exhibition: Fine Art Gallery Featuring Cutting-Edge Design

10:00am - 5:30pm

Sessions: Programming Tracks and Content Breakouts

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Lunch

6:00pm - 8:30pm

ART+TECH Reception at Goya Studios

8:00pm - 10:00pm

The Original Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit Los Angeles (VIP entry for select Festival attendees)

Thursday, November 4

8:30am - 4:30pm

Registration

9:00am - 5:00pm

IF Gaming Center and Expo

9:00am - 5:00pm

Student Lab

9:30am - 5:00pm

Thought Leaders: Keynotes and Special Presentations

9:30am - 5:00pm

ART+TECH Exhibition: Fine Art Gallery Featuring Cutting-Edge Design

10:00am - 5:00pm

Sessions: Programming Tracks and Content Breakouts

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Lunch

Z by HP and NVIDIA Stage at Goya

• Thought leaders, keynotes and presentations from our partners and celebrity presenters echoing the main themes of the festival

Unity Stage at Goya

• Much More Than Gaming
• Virtual Production

Verse Space at Dream Hotel

• Compelling Immersive Experiences
• The Reality of the Metaverse

INFINITY SPACE AT GOYA

  • Interactive experiences
  • XR Demos
  • Student Demos
  • Interactive Art

EVENING EVENTS

  • November 2 – VIP Opening Night Party at Dream Hotel Rooftop. Hosted by Z by HP, NVIDIA and Unity
  • November 3 – ART+TECH Opening at Goya Studios. Hosted by The Original Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit
  • November 3 – VIP Showing of The Original Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit. At Lighthouse Immersive.
  • November 4 – TBA

programming highlights

Thought Leaders and Keynotes – Z by HP and NVIDIA Stage at Goya

Main Stage which will feature keynotes and presentations from our partners and celebrity presenters echoing the main theme of the festival – Story Enabled by Technology.

Much More Then Gaming – The Unity Stage at Goya

Get to know the gaming content industry better and how game engines, gaming culture and gaming IP are powering Hollywood. From creative tech pros to major social media personalities, to the artists and experts who are laying out why this is happening all now, we’ll see the blurring of the lines between gaming and entertainment.

Virtual Production in the Age of Remote Work 

Unlock the creative vision and business value behind the rise of virtual production solutions in Hollywood.  Learn from key players in the industry on new techniques for working remotely and how the technical adoption of gaming platforms and a reshaping of the content pipeline has created a global shift in the way content is created. How we work has forever changed.

Compelling Immersive Experiences – Dream Hotel

Explore the power of immersive content as a dynamic vehicle for storytelling. Driven by a global shutdown order and our renewed hunger for experiences, there’s been a rapid advancement in video and broadcast technology, immersive content (AR, VR, XR), audio distribution, projection mapping, and a host of other theatrical trends that are immersing audiences in new, engaging experiences.  

The Reality of the Metaverse – Dream Hotel

Prepare for the future iteration of the internet where people will work, play, and socialize. We’ll explore what’s happening with these new spaces within virtual worlds including online gaming, social connections, concerts, remote meetings, NFT’s, and a host of other new digital environments and commerce models.