Immersive Media Entertainment, Research, Science, and Arts (IMERSA)
May 24, 2010 2:59 PM
Demographic: Anyone involved in large-format immersive environments, from media content creators to technology engineers.
Member Benefits: Depending on the level (corporate, institution, individual, or student), membership includes a profile and link on the website, wall-mounted plaque, and professional development certification.
Key networking opportunity: Roundtables and related conferences in large-format content and distribution.
Don’t miss: The opportunity to drive this organization.
Started in 2008 in conjunction with FullDome Summit, IMERSA is a young and growing organization promoting large-scale immersive environments in planetariums, schools, museums, cinemas, and attractions. IMERSA’s core leadership body includes David Beining, founder of DomeFest, a film festival devoted to the creation of large-format media, and associated director of Immersive Media at ArtsLab at the University of New Mexico; Ed Lantz, president of Visual Bandwidth—a network of consultants in immersive production, distribution, and exhibition—and Vortex Immersion Media—a full-service company offering content production, design and project management, architectural consulting, and web products in the immersive field; David McConville, director of The Elumenati, a full-service design and engineering firm specializing in the creation and deployment of immersive environments; Dan Neafus, operations manager of Gates Planetarium at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science; and Ryan Wyatt, director of the Morrison Planetarium at the California Academy of Sciences and chair of the IPS FullDome Committee.