Icelandic Exhibition Design & Technology Webinar

This event will serve as a unique opportunity for Canadian cultural and educational institutions to connect with leading Icelandic companies specializing in the design of captivating, interactive exhibits and visitor experiences: Gagarin, Locatify, and 1238 - The Battle of Iceland.

The interactive one-hour session will feature presentations by each company on their approach to exhibition design and the technologies they use to make them as immersive and impactful as possible. Each will also provide examples of exhibitions in Iceland, Europe, or North America where their technology and expertise has been utilized. Questions will be taken throughout. The event will conclude with a conversation on possible opportunities for collaboration between companies such as these and Canadian institutions, including those participating in this session.

Gagarin is an experience-design studio passionate about weaving education, information, and data into compelling stories that leave a lasting impression on visitors. With decades of experience, their team's strong creative imagination has consistently produced award-winning exhibitions and installations. These include, among others, Lava Centre (Iceland), Incas, Treasures of Peru (Montreal), Wild Reindeer Exhibition (Norway), Natural History Museum Oslo (Norway), and more. Gagarin nurtures sustainability, human-focused design, and innovative exploration in every project."

Locatify, a pioneering company established in 2009, specializes in making white label scavenger hunts and audio guides catering to clients and sectors worldwide, including museums, art galleries, geoparks, educational institutions, and entertainment venues worldwide. Locatify continually enhances its products to meet customer needs, offering simple Audio Guide Apps and native Scavenger Hunts Apps for museum education and RTLS Indoor Positioning. Clients include the Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Global Geopark (Nova Scotia), the National Gallery of Iceland, Science World (Vancouver), the National Gallery (UK), and The Newt immersive experience centre in Somerset (UK), where Locatify employs Ultra Wideband technology to trigger content, ensuring an engaging visitor experience. Locatify has been recognized by WIRED, the European Space Agency, RFID Journal and the Financial Times.

1238 – The Battle of Iceland is the company behind an interactive and immersive historical experience that brings visitors into the middle of Viking battles and historical events using AR/VR technologies. Welcoming to people of all ages, the exhibition offers its guests to take part in Iceland's history through virtual reality. Based in Sauðárkrókur, just south of the Arctic Circle, the company is well-positioned to design similar experiences for Canadian institutions.

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