over 30 regions of Russia will get together at the First Festival of Virtual
and Augmented Reality Technologies, which will run from February 28 through
March 3 in Veliky Novgorod.
Among the competitors are representatives of children's technology parks Mosgormash and RGSU, which will participate in a hackathon in VR/AR and panoramic photography.
One of the main ideas behind the event is to raise awareness of Veliky Novgorod's role in the history of Russia and boost the city's image as a tourist destination.
Young contestants will be able to create their own guided tours, augmented reality quests, panoramas, and museum visualizations. Projects initiated in Veliky Novgorod will be finalized and assessed at Skolkovo Innovation Center.