NYC 2012 attendee testimonials:
NYC 2012 was a great learning and sharing experience. I went to New York full of hope, came back full of new ideas and with my creative juices flowing. The atmosphere was friendly, the speakers where awesome and everything else was brilliant. I can safely say now that NYC 2012 was a great sucessor for Palmela 2011 and I am proud to be part of the team that organized the event. I am looking forward to Iceland 2013…
You guys are doing the great job for all panorama industry around the world. It is really true! Thank you so much for this!!!
Also, this needs to be said: The friendly atmosphere on the conference impressed me very much. I felt like with family. Could not expect this.
I think this is direct merit of the organizers!
Overall, I have so many good impressions.
That was a pleasure to meet you and many-many wonderful people!
Warmest regards from Russia,
Hope to see you next year or maybe earlier if it come happened.
A big ‘thank you’ to IVRPA for organising this fantastic event for the international VR community.
It has been very inspiring to see the works of many leading VR photographers around the world and to understand new VR technologies and trends.
We are already looking forward to coming to Iceland for the next conference in 2013!
I was wondering… Should I write something about the great agenda? Or maybe the great location of the hotel and the meeting place. I could have started to talk about the great chats I had with all the other attendees. Or the two great dinners we had together or finally the crazy gathering at Time Square? No! I will start by saying to the board members that you did a marvelous job.
Thanks to all! Great event.
I’m honored to have had the privilege of presenting to the International VR Photography Association at their annual conference, hosted this year in New York City. This is a group of some of the nicest, most talented creative professionals on the planet. As this is the second year that I’ve presented to the IVRPA, I count myself lucky to have such an audience. Not only is it a rewarding to be able to discuss my own vision and concerns with the group, but to be able to see what others are similarly focused on… it’s like looking into the future. Thank you IVRPA for successfully pulling off another incredible event.
NYC2012 was the best conference I have attended in a very long time, I find myself re-energized and full of ideas to explore further. The event represented the pinnacle of creative and experimental work in the field and was at the same time immensely enjoyable and great fun too.
What an amazing discovery to find such an unique group of individuals that holds so much passion, persistence, patience, dedication, innovation and more importantly the spirit in presenting natures beauty all our world. From the top of “Christ the Redeemer” (statue) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and learning about the Brazilian photographer who enjoys extreme heights and likes to wear multiple t-shirts. To the other side of the world at bottom of the Coral Sea in Australia, discovering the challenges of creating underwater 360 panoramas of “The Great Barrier Reef”. Then to the board of IVRPA who were able to put together and organize the great dinners and presenters at B&H Video (which by the way, “Thanks guys, my wife took my credit card away!”) in the Heart of New York City the 2012 IVRPA Members Meeting. And then to everyone else it was a pleasuring meeting you all and looking forward to seeing everyone in Iceland 2013.
We write this testimonial not so much to those that attended but rather to those that did not in hopes you might consider next years Summer in Iceland:
To the Attendee:
What made this conference special was more than meeting new people and learning about new technologies. Participating in these conferences is actually helping to mold the future of VR. Will Nikon step up and adopt change swe suggest, will VR Tour companies listen to the needs of the VR Photographer? These are answers that will possibly be
learned in next years conference but allows us to have a voice. Plus you’ll put faces behind the screen names in the forums and meet others doing the same thing, maybe in just a different way.
To the Sponsor:
As sponsor we do not look for short term gains but rather the interaction between company, product and people. No Skype, no emails, no video chat – nothing replaces one on one interaction with the customer. People “show” us modifications they may have made or suggest improvements by demonstrating their workflows. This information is invaluable for the enhancement of our products and services.
To the Speaker:
We listen. Speakers are really the engine that drive these conferences. From people sharing advanced technological advances to people merely showing how they made that one special shot. I’m sure most would agree speakers leave us the stories and show us the direction the industry is going. We owe huge thanks to every speaker that gave their time to share their story. Special thanks to Nikon’s Mike Corrado.
To the IVRPA Board of Directors:
Again we all walk away wow’d. The coordination involved is no small task. You helped to make this another memorable conference and even provided shopping tips for our wife’s Special thanks to Sam, Carlos and Sandra, Ayrton and Willy and to the other board members that put this all together.
Next Year Iceland2013:
After each conference we hear in the forums “I should have attended”. The IVRPA recently announced Iceland for next years Summer conference and now you have entire year to save and plan for the event. Depending on where you live this could mean saving (for us here in the US) $5per day. It’s been 4 days since the NYC conference ended but
already have tucked away $50 (going overboard already). We’re hoping conference in Iceland 2013 will be one of the biggest ever.
After Palmela I feared NYC2012 might be a let-down. NOT!! Got even more inspiration from this one. Thanks to IVRPA organizers for another memorable conference.
NYC 2012 was a great experience for me. Having started to shoot 360 panoramas since last year, this trip opened my eyes, and showed me all the possibilities this kind of photography can give and how to achieve great projects.
Getting to know all the great photographers and taking a little bit of their knowledge to understand better how to make a difference in PanoramaVR was amazing. Its really going to help me and my company to continue giving better results.
The conferences where really exciting and innovative, they posed new questions and new challenges. All worth it for the experience in life and photography.
Hope to experience again this great union of knowledge and experience next year in Iceland 2013.
Palmela was GREAT
NYC was a challenge !
How do make people feel cool in NYC after the greatest IVRPA conference in Palmela ?
Well, I can say now that NYC was incredible too.
Everybody just LOVED it.
It was fun, it was magical, it was inspiring, it was just very cool
Guys, like my dear friend Bill Bailey said, let’s begin to save some dllars everyday to be ready for ICELAND2013.
Let’s goo see the never sleep land
See u all there
Just another great conference organized by IVRPA. Many thanks to the organizers and staff! I am already looking forward to Iceland 2013.
Amazing conference. I had a lot of fun, and the experts covered everything from the technical to the business side of 360º VR photography. All of this, with a little humor and a lot of fun mixed in. The restaurant choices were great, the event was very well organized, and as an amateur photographer the conference increased my knowledge base considerably. Plus this gave me the opportunity to meet other photographers from around the world.
Well worth the time and financial investment. Can’t wait for next year’s conference!
That was one of the most informative and inspiring conferences I’ve ever been to.
I was especially impressed with the sense of community and obvious friendships that exists within this group.
It was a room full of people that love what they do and were genuinely enthusiastic about helping each other move the collective talent forward.
I met a bunch of very nice people that gave me advice and ideas that have already improved the quality of my work.
The first thing I did went I got home was to rip my recent project apart to rebuild it in new and better ways.
The second thing I did was check on flights to Iceland. Pleasantly surprised to see that they are reasonable and looking forward to 2013!
Thanks, it was great to be here!
NYC2012 was a great conference. I’m absolutely fan of that still small but fast growing VR family.
Yes, that’s it, we belong to a family that meet each year in ‘Bonne humeur’.
And as a family, each year, it is a pleasure to see everyone again, chat, listen to great talks, enjoy tips from everyone.
I am really thankful to everyone that make such event possible : IVRPA, organization, sponsors, and of course attendees.
I just cannot wait to be one year ahead and meet you again : Iceland will be the biggest conference ever, for sure.
Let’s make it short : NYC2012 ruled VR world and you guys rock!
In my 30 years as a photographer, very few times I have attended a conference where all of the lectures were of high level and offered such insight on the practical, technical and creative aspects of the topics that were being presented.
Even more outstanding was the fact that everyone who travel to NY, from the board of directors, speakers, sponsors and even the attendees themselves, were so willing to share their expertise and knowledge in such a friendly and open fashion that you felt overwhelmed by so many gestures of this nature. In the end, I felt we were all just a big caring family.
My gratitude to everyone, specially to the board of directors who dedicated important time within their professional and personal agendas to help make this conference such a fun, enjoyable and memorable experience.