Blog ITW 2023 Unveils Comprehensive Conference Programm

November 1, 2023, Rotterdam, the Netherlands – Immersive Tech Week 2023, scheduled from November 28 to December 1, at de Doelen venue in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, is excited to announce the completion of its comprehensive conference programme. The event brings top minds together to take attendees on a visionary journey into the world of virtual reality, augmented reality, AI, haptics, and other new and upcoming technologies.


The Vision & Impact Conference (Part 1 & Part 2) is the opening conference of Immersive Tech Week. It brings together visionary experts from XR and beyond from business, science and art who will present practical cases that have impact on today and set a vision for the future of immersive technology. Unmissable sessions featuring bright new ideas and inspiring examples with presenters, commentators and an audience consisting of passionate XR enthusiasts from many different industries.

Speakers lineup:

  • Karen Palmer – The Storyteller from the Future, winner of the XR Experience Competition at SXSW 2023.
  • Sandra Ponzanesi – Professor of Media, Gender and Postcolonial Studies, Utrecht University
  • Hsin-Chien 心健 Huang – Distinguished Professor, National Taiwan Normal University | New Media Artist, Storynest
  • Sylvie Dijkstra-Soudarissanane – Lead Scientist, TNO
  • Tom Ffiske – Editor, Immersive Wire
  • Max Louwerse – Professor of Cognitive Psychology & Artificial Intelligence, Tilburg University
  • Lucas Rizzotto – Multi-award-winning Creator
  • Ramon Amaro, Ph.D. – Senior Researcher in Digital Culture, Het Nieuwe Instituut
  • Céline Daemen – Interdisciplinary Artist, Winner of the Venice Immersive Grand Prize 2023

Key Highlights Conferences of 2023

Other Selected Speakers:

  • Bob Fine – Executive Director, IVRHA (International Virtual Reality and Healthcare Association)
  • Alvin Wang Graylin – Global VP of Corporate Development, HTC
  • Andrea Posthuma – Advisor MEDIA, Creative Europe Desk NL | DutchCulture
  • Mel Slater – Distinguished Investigator, University of Barcelona
  • Sophie Kleber – Director of UX, Google
  • Timmy Ghiurau – Innovation Leader, Volvo Cars |  Co-founder, The point Labs
  • Mehjabeen Patrick – Chief Financial and Investment Officer, EIT Culture & Creativity

Community-Driven Event

The completion of the conference programme marks a significant milestone for Immersive Tech Week 2023. It is a unique and community-driven event where sessions, tracks, and keynotes are shaped and brought to life by industry experts, artists and policy makers in cooperation with the VRDays Foundation programming team. The programme includes a diverse range of sessions and workshops that span across all industry verticals, including enterprise, healthcare, education, creative industries, media, and art. Furthermore, it addresses important societal topics, including policy, ethics, diversity, and inclusion.

With the completion of the conference programme, Immersive Tech Week 2023 is ready to provide attendees with a unique and enriching experience. Participants can expect to gain valuable knowledge, network with industry leaders, and explore cutting-edge technology and innovative works.

Founding Partners

VRDays Foundation
de Doelen
City of Rotterdam
Creative Europe MEDIA