The IBC Future Zone is also home to the IBC Future Reality Theatre. Free to attend for all IBC attendees, the Future Reality Theatre will present a programme of creative, business and technology sessions, which will explore the current and future impact of new technologies and the opportunities, challenges and implications around VR, AR, MXR and beyond. With speakers and contributions from BBC R&D to Vision III - the movers and game changers in this arena will openly address and debate the challenges including hardware production, software and regulated standards. They will discuss the business case and opportunities for monetisation now and for the future and finally embrace the creative case, pinpointing the elegant themes and genres that lend themselves to these new technologies, who is missing the point and who is inspiring the audience to see into the virtual future and immerse themselves within it.
Companies speaking in the IBC Future Reality Theatre include: NBCU, Mettle, Adobe, Live Planet, Nokia, V-Nova and Fraunhofer Berlin.