With gatherings of more than 100 people now advised against in Australia, the organisers behind a Brisbane technology conference have partnered with YouTube to stream the conference live, and in what’s believed to be an Australian-first, attendees will be able to visit exhibitor booths using Virtual Reality.
With more than 4000 people expected to attend the conference which started yesterday, QODE Brisbane was quick to team up with the world’s best-known video site, taking the event to the global stage. QODE’s focus is the future of technology, and Chief QODE Officer Jackie Taranto said they’ve also teamed up with a Brisbane Virtual Reality company, Visitor Vision, to offer a new way for people to view the conference exhibits.
As a result of the program being online, the exhibitor can access information about who has visited the booth, the company they’re from and if they’re interested in chatting further, which is often more information than they might be able to gain about a potential customer in a traditional expo setting.
Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said it was fitting that a technology-based solution would see QODE Brisbane proceed. “While it is unfortunate that thousands of world-leading experts and delegates will not experience our great city at this time, I am pleased that Brisbane will still facilitate discussions on the technology trends and issues shaping the way we live and work.”