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(O)rlando Elec(tron)ic (I)nteractive Entertainment (Con)vention

 

Since 2006, OTRONICON has explored the science, art, technology, careers and fun behind simulation, robotics, videogames, virtual reality and digital media. Each year, multiple industry partners join Orlando Science Center to celebrate how digital media technologies impact the way we live, learn, work and play.

This event aims to spark interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers through the appeal of simulation, interactive technology, video games, and virtual reality. OTRONICON promotes the innovation that is happening in our own backyard by providing unprecedented access to the creative professionals and technology that calls Central Florida home. Orlando is one of the largest digital media and simulation clusters in the country, which includes more than 1,200 companies, 30,000 creative specialists and estimated annual revenue of $9 billion.

OTRONICON engages visitors in STEM experiences through a diverse selection of offerings. From keynote speakers and panels with industry experts to workshops on designing your own avatar, visitors of all ages will enjoy learning about today’s cutting edge technology and trends. One of Orlando Science Center’s largest events, OTRONICON offers experiences like nowhere else.

Fly a real-world military simulator, operate a surgical robot or get a preview of tomorrow’s technology through interaction with some of our community’s up and coming start-ups and established players. In addition, play videogames ranging from classic arcades to current platforms, learn how games are designed and even watch some being created before your eyes. Plus, connect with others who have taken their love of technology into the worlds of art, music, and costuming through live performances and displays.

OTRONICON is a celebration of technology in all its forms and functions. Join us as we continue the tradition that showcases these technologies, their impact on our lives and their potential to drive the future, individually, regionally and globally.

To a gamer, Otronicon is a dream come true — four floors of video games, robots, virtual reality and more. While the event can be known for the fun that can be had, it’s also recognized for sparking an interest in science and tech careers through the appeal of interactive technology.

The event promotes the concept of “made in Orlando, played in Orlando” with many chances to interact with the creative professionals that make popular video games and discover the growing career opportunities available locally.

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Now more than ever, simulated games and learning tools are providing students and professionals across the world with opportunities to explore new information through innovative and engaging technologies. Simulators help in classroom and business settings by incorporating high levels of involvement and generally being intrinsically motivating. This technology is becoming such a success because they help engage experiences towards problem solving, data management, collaboration and communication.

Unique to the Orlando area, Otronicon - (O)rlando Elec(TRON)ic (I)nteractive Technology (CON)vention, is an experience unlike any other. This event fuses art, science and technology to provoke thought and inspire interest in the interactive entertainment and simulation industries. Join us on January 15-18, 2016, when Otronicon takes over the exhibit halls of the Orlando Science Center. Thousands of guests will experience the world of gaming and simulation through classes in video game creation, exclusive peeks at real world military and medical simulators and workshops in game design.

New this year, Orlando Science Center will livestream speakers and panels, exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews and more! Check back regularly for streaming schedules as we get closer the event date and remember to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates!

Tickets to Otronicon are now live! Pre-purchase your tickets today and save $3.00! Remember, Orlando Science Center Members get free admission to Otronicon so make sure your membership is active!

 

Orlando Science Center • 777 E. Princeton Street • Orlando, Florida 32803 • Phone: 407.514.2000 • Email: gservices@osc.org
The Science Center is supported by United Arts of Central Florida, host of power2give.org/centralflorida and the collaborative Campaign for the Arts. This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program.