Moscone Center, and SF Green Space (EEFG), (657 Mission St, Ste 200),
GDC is a very busy week, so be sure to add the annual Khronos sessions to your calendar. Just a 5 minute walk from Moscone, we are at the same easy-to-reach location as we were last year. After a full day of info-packed sessions, we wrap up with a dinner social, killer demos, giveaways, and more:
WHEN: Wednesday, March 16, 12PM to 9:30PM
WHERE: SF Green Space at 657 Mission St #200: an easy walk from Moscone (Map/Directions)
FOOD: Enjoy lunch at noon, snacks all day, and dinner and drink at 7:00PM
COST: Khronos sessions and refreshments are free to our guests in the industry
BADGES: No badge from any conference is required for admittance to the Khronos sessions
Cool Prizes All Day!
All guests that come to the sessions get a free Vulkan Shirt and a Vulkan reference card. Stay for the Khronos Evening Social and win even more cool prizes!
Lunar G donated: Five "Vulkan Programming Guide" books by John Kessenich and Graham Sellers
Cool Vintage 1970-80s Tech Prizes
Khronos Sessions at a Glance
Seating for all Khronos sessions will be "registered guests first", then "first come next seated" – so please register since we expect a large crowd.
The WebGL + glTF and Vulkan sessions will be livestreamed and high quality video made available after the event is over.
Tony Parisi & Patrick Cozzi present working group updates on glTF.
PlayCanvas' CTO Dave Evans presents highlights from last year's WebGL projects and demos the latest engine features.
Cyrille Fauvel, Forge Platform Developer, Autodesk: We'll be showing the latest version of the FBX exporter/importer tools and integration into the Autodesk View & Data webgl viewer, as well as Babylon.js / Three.js.
Nop Jiarathanakul, from Autodesk, will present "Project Play", their latest interactive 3D web authoring platform, where they fully leverage the advantages of glTF in the pipeline and at runtime.
Alban Denoyel, CEO, Sketchfab
Come for a WebGL overview, demo, and Q&A session. Bring us your tough questions about performance, functionality, and other WebGL-related topics! Also learn about glTF, the GL Transmission Format, which defines a common publishing format for 3D content tools and services.
Khronos Chapters Lunch and "Open House"
Date: Wednesday, March 16 | Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm | Location: SF Green Space
Khronos Chapters are groups of Khronos Technology users who get together (virtually and/or in person) to expand their understanding of Khronos Technologies, share technical achievements (and get help with challenges), and socialize with colleagues. We encourage the “movers and shakers” of our industry to come forth and shoulder a role as a “Chapter Leader.” This is a casual “Lunch Open House Drop In” open to anyone with interest in meeting or leading people with similar interests in Khronos technologies in their part of the world. You do not need to attend the whole hour. Stop in for a few minutes and we’ll make the connection.
Meet Chapter Leaders from San Francisco and beyond, who will talk about why they decided to start their own Chapter.
Learn more about how to start your own Khronos Chapter as a Chapter Leader.
Meet the support team behind the fast growing Chapters organization.
Date: Wednesday, March16 | Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm | Location: SF Green Space
Unwind at the end of a long day at a casual social with dinner, beer, wine, and dessert. Enjoy a few hours sharing drinks, demos, and good conversation with the Khronos Group members who bring you Vulkan, WebGL, OpenGL, and more.
Date: Wednesday, March 16 | Time: 8:30am – 10:00am | Location: SF Green Space
This session is by invitation only.
Dr. Peddie gives an introduction and presents a overview of the PC graphics hardware and market trends.
TV Gaming presentation
Ted Pollak gives a overview of the TV Gaming market.
Overall Game Market presentation
Wanda Meloni gives an overview of the game market as well as the Open Gameing Alliance
Overview of APIs
Neil Trevett provides an overview on Khronos activities including Vulkan, WebGL 2.0 and glTF.
Panel Discussion on Virtual Reality:
Tim Lehland focuses on VR in your hand
Martin Fishman on changing gamut while in game/VR
Roy Taylor on VR in movies
Q&A and refreshments
Getting to SF Green Space (EEFG)
Conveniently located between San Francisco’s SOMA and Financial Districts, SF Green Space is just steps away from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Moscone Center, Yerba Buena Gardens, and San Francisco’s top hotels and restaurants. Public transportation and numerous parking garages are located within two blocks of the space.
Walking distance from Moscone: 657 Mission St, Ste #200, San Francisco, CA 94105
Khronos Related Sessions at GDC
For the latest up-to-date list of Vulkan, OpenCL and OpenGL ES session, please refer to the official GDC sessions page.