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Welcome to the IVRPA.org archive website

This website is a read only archive 2004 - 2014, visit the new International VR Photography Association website at http://ivrpa.org

The IVRPA is an international association of professionals who create and produce interactive, immersive images.

This website showcases both our members and vr photography community enthusiasts, and serves as a central place for news and communication for the vr industry. Members and vr enthusiast are encouraged to create an account and/or sign in and participate on the website.

Latest news:

Tucson 2010 discounts still available

The International Panoramic Photography Conference is only three weeks away!

We have negotiated with Hilton Hotels to extend their special discount pricing until Friday, March 26. Make a reservation through their website and get a room for $75 single or double. It's a real bargain.

We have also extended early-bird pricing for the full conference until Sunday March 28 - register by then and receive $50 off the regular price.

It is going to be an amazing conference. Make your plans now and save on both the hotel and the conference itself.

Tucson 2010 Panoramic Photography Exhibition

On behalf of the IAPP and the IVRPA, organizers of The Tucson 2010 Panoramic Photography Conference, we are pleased to announce the opening of submissions to the Panoramic Exhibition to be held on the Hilton Tucson East Hotel from April 14 to 18.

The Tucson 2010 Panoramic Photography Exhibition will showcase the current state of the art in panoramic photography.

Headliners at Tucson 2010

If you are interested in panoramic photography, then Thursday, April 15 will be a great day to be in Tucson Arizona. That is the first full day of the Tucson 2010 conference and we have a blockbuster line-up of speakers.

Registration for Tucson 2010 is Now Open

Registration for Tucson 2010 - The International Panoramic Photography conference is now open. It is being handled through a special form on the IVRPA website, with payment through PayPal (you don't need a PayPal account, it takes credit cards).

To register and pay for the conference and the tutorials click HERE.

For more information about the charges and what you get for them, see the Fees page on the conference website.

IVRPA Annual Members Meeting 2010

Dear members

We would like to invite you to our annual members meeting. The meeting will held online on

Wednesday January 27, 2010 from 9pm UTC to 11pm UTC

You can find a full list of times across the world at http://bit.ly/5lf8uL to get the corresponding time for your time zone.

On the agenda for this meeting are the following topics:

  • Introduction of the members of the board of directors and officers
  • Update on progress and open tasks
  • Presentation of financial report 2009 and budget 2010

Tucson 2010 - The International Panoramic Photography Conference

We are pleased and excited to announce "Tucson 2010" - The International Panoramic Photography Conference.

It will be held in Tucson, Arizona, April 14-18, 2010, presented jointly by the IVRPA and the IAPP (International VR Photography Association and International Association of Panoramic Photographers).

We hope to make this the best and biggest conference ever, bringing together everyone interested in any form of panoramic photography.

Looking Back at 2009 and Where We Are Heading in 2010

A personal statement by Jan van der Woning, IVRPA President

So at the end of the year it is good to look back at the achievements accomplished and what still needs to be done in the next year. This Board of Directors (BoD) had given itself a mission to professionalize the IVRPA. Therefore a few tasks had to be done. One of them was to amend the Bylaws, as it was not able for the association to live according to them. This was finalized in November and they can be found on the website. (http://ivrpa.org/about/ivrpa-bylaws)

IVRPA 11th Anniversary

Today the IVRPA turns 11, still young, so much to do, so many dreams to make real!

The IVRPA was founded originally as the IQTVRA, the International QuickTimeVR Association. The association was incorporated in the state of California on December 7th, 1998. In December 2004, the association changed their name to IVRPA to reflect our broadening technological field of immersive interactive imaging.

Though still very young, we are more than ever committed to promote and support the uses of image based VR and related technologies worldwide through education.

IVRPA Members Newsletter - November 2009

Dear IVRPA members,

In this newsletter we want to inform you about 4 topics:

  1. Conclusion of the IAPP-IVRPA joint meeting in Albuquerque, USA.
  2. Looking back at 2009 progress.
  3. 2010 IVRPA Events.
  4. Elections for the 2010 Board of Directors.

Planned site maintenance work

In order to perform overdue maintenance and upgrade work to the main IVRPA site, it will be put in a "read-only" state for a couple of days, starting monday october 26 around 9:00 CET. During this period, users will not be able to log in and/or post to the website, edit their profile, etc.