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March 16-20, 2016


The 7th annual IMERSA Summit continues our conversations between converging business sectors and shaping the immersive arts industry with fulldome and VR film showcases, innovation sessions, networking sessions, and more.


Exploring the Immersive Universe

  • The future of immersion
  • Immersive cinema and virtual reality: building bridges to the dome theater
  • Success and failure stories: lessons learned
  • Meet with vendors and producers at the Pro.Show Event
  • Thinking outside the dome, innovators and alternative content in special immersive venues
  • Immersive cinema; capture, production, distribution and display



  • Networking - Networking - Networking
  • Making-of sessions, presented in the dome by leading producers
  • Extended Works-in-progress sessions featuring fulldome films in development
  • Member-selected screenings of international fulldome films, VR, 3D, audio/video technology demonstrations


Host Venue:

 Denver Museum of Nature & Science 


Event and Hotel Accommodations

Click here for discount room reservations!

Enjoy your stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver. Located south of I-70 on the corner of Quebec Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard, just six miles from downtown and 20 minutes from Denver International Airport. Enjoy the convenience of a complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport to help you arrive and leave on time.


Who will attend?


Delegates from all facets of the immersive media marketplace -

  • Innovators, consultants, researchers, artists, designers, integrators, performers, producers, distributors, manufacturers, operators and managers.

Who are presenting immersive experiences in -

  • Fulldome, virtual reality, giant screen, 3D and curved screen theaters, museums, science centers, immersive media, projection, 360 audio, themed entertainment, and 3D-spherical-panoramic photography


Tentative agenda

March 16th (Wednesday)  9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Pre-summit workshops and meetings, AFDI (Association of Fulldome Innovators), IFAA (International Fulldome Arts Alliance),

2:30 Summit team and IMERSA (business meetings).

4:00 to 7:00 at Doubletree hotel, opening reception 

8:00 pm Very special keynote speaker in the Gates Planetarium.

9:30 screenings to be announced

March 17th (Thursday)  9:00 am at the DMNS auditorium

“The Future of Immersion” Fulldome professional development presentations.

5:30 - 7:00 dinner on your own

7:00 - 9:00 WIPs Works in Progress screenings at Gates Planetarium

March 18th (Friday)  9:00 am - 11:30

Fulldome professional development presentations.

12:00 free lunch at the Pro.Show!

11:00 to 5:30 DMNS lobby areas, Pro.Show Event

6:00 to 8:00 DMNS, annual IMERSA awards banquet.

8:00 - 10:00pm fulldome screenings - to be announced

February 19th (Saturday)  9:00 am 6:00 pm DMNS

Meet our affiliates, hear business success stories and learn about special venues and alternative content 

6:00 to 8:00 dinner on your own

8:00 to 11:30pm our huge networking party with live performances in the dome.

March 20th (Sunday)  10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Doubletree hotel

Forum 2016, meet-up sessions with innovators and affiliates and new friends

2:00 meet-up sessions and demonstrations at Fiske Planetarium Boulder

6:30 dinner on your own


Please watch www.IMERSA.org for dates and details on registration, schedule and program. If you would like to be a sponsor, suggest a session or other program component, volunteer to assist with organizing or implementing the event or share other suggestions or inquiries, please email info@imersa.org

  • “After 30 years in the business, I don't think I've ever experienced four days with more useful production and presentation information presented in such a well organized manner.”

    Craig McCaw, RoundhouseShows.com

  • “This is fast becoming my favorite conference”  

    Rod Kennedy

  • “ Very cool! Great job and conference!!! See you for SURE next year”

    Glenn Smith, Sky-Skan Europe

  • “In 35 years of conference going the richest experience I have had in terms of both quality of content and people delivering it.”

    John Mizon, Schindler Ltd.


  • Giant Screen Cinema Association
  • Great Lakes Planetarium Society
  • International Fulldome Arts Alliance (IFAA)
  • International Planetarium Society
  • Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival
  • SAT - The Society of Arts and Technology
  • The Art, Research, Technology and Science Laboratory
  • Themed Entertainment Association

Media Partners

  • Fulldome Database
  • Informal Learning Review
  • InPark Magazine
  • The Planetarian

Founding Sponsors

  • Adler Planetarium
  • Audio Visual Imagineering
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • Evans and Sutherland
  • Goto Inc.
  • Immersive Media
  • Loch Ness Productions
  • Louisiana Art and Science Museum
  • Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise (LITE)
  • R.S.A. Cosmos
  • SAT - The Society of Arts and Technology
  • Sky-Skan
  • Spherical Media Group
  • The Art, Research, Technology and Science Laboratory
  • The Denver Museum of Nature & Science
  • University of Plymouth
  • Vortex Immersion