This past week, we travelled to Washington, DC for the American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting & Museum Expo. We were showcasing our virtual reality booth in front of thousands of attendees and other exhibitors. People from all over the globe were present to witness and experience all of the interesting museum exhibits and displays. We were one of those exhibitors and we were not alone with regards to virtual reality.
There were about a dozen or so virtual reality companies showcasing their work and it gave us a chance to experience something other than our own. At the same time, these companies had a chance to step inside our virtual reality booth and the response was great – They had never experienced virtual reality with the additional 4D environmental effects that are equipped in our booth.
The biggest difference we found between ourselves and the other VR companies was that they were showcasing passive experiences whereas as our experiences were very interactive and immersive. Rather than having the user watch the story, we let them tell the story.
Overall, the trip was a great success. It was our first time travelling to the states with the booth and it was very satisfying to see all the interest that we received from the international market. At times we had lineups of dozens of people and there was always a buzz going around about our booth. We are looking forward to building business relationships with the people we met and seeing them again in the near future.