Conference Lunch Buffets

The Palmela 2011 Conference Lunch Buffets will be served daily by the Palmela Castle Pousada to all Palmela 2011 Conference attendees on the São João Theater 1st Floor. June 1 Cold Dishes Snack tray Roast Beef with Mustard Sauce and Eggplant Mousse Selection of Pork Sausages Lettuce Salad with Croutons Radicchio with Rucola Salad, Tomato and Cheese Endives salad with sour apples, watercress and walnuts Carrot Salad Vinaigrette Mussel salad with peppers Beet Salad with Olives Onion Quiche and bacon Potato chips Hot Dishes Cream of...

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Tutorials Lunch Buffet

The Palmela 2011 Tutorials Lunch Buffet takes place on May 31 and it’s open to all Tutorials Attendees and Palmela 2011 Vendors. Will be served by Palmela Castle Pousada on São João Theater 1st. Floor. Cold Dishes Snack tray Asparagus salad with apples and lettuce Atabafado cheese salad with honey and walnuts on tomato carpacio Endive and watercress salad with nuts Beet salad Pig’s ear salad Selection of sausages Cornucopias of ham and egg threads Poultry pies Terrine of venison Roast beef with ancient mustard Potato chips Hot...

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Coffee Breaks

Palmela 2011 Coffee Breaks will be served twice a day by the Palmela Castle Pousada at the São João Theater and include the following: Espresso Coffee Milk Tea Natural Orange Juice Sparkling Water Mineral Water Assortment of Cookies Assortment of Cakes Austrian Chocolates, courtesy of Garden Gnome Software Coffee Breaks will be served twice a day at 11am and 4:30pm except on June 4 (morning only).Check and subscribe to the Palmela 2011 Schedule for updated...

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Lumin-o-City, a Panoramic Photography exhibit by Joergen Geerds

Lumin-o-City, a Panoramic Photography exhibit by Joergen Geerds

The Palmela 2011 organization is pleased to announce an exhibit by Joergen Geerds as part of Palmela 2011 – The International Panoramic Photography Festival. This exhibit will be one of the highlights of the Palmela 2011 Festival and will be on display at the Palmela Castle Pousada from June to August, 2011. Lumin-o-City With each panoramic photograph, Joergen Geerds strives to capture a specific moment in the life of cities. He tries to answer questions like, “Where do people spend their nights? How? What are the small moments...

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Check the Palmela 2011 Multimap

Check the Palmela 2011 Multimap

Thanks to Aaron Spence from Panedia.com for kindly making available the Panedia platform to host our panoramas. In addition to that, Aaron just updated the Palmela 2011 Map to Multimap that allows users to easily navigate the map. In the coming days we will be reviewing and updating the information there, specially from the extensive Palmela 2011 exhibitions program so that no one gets lost while attending the conference. Check the new Palmela 2011 Multimap.

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Last 50 tickets up for grabs

Last 50 tickets up for grabs

The last batch of 50 Palmela 2011 tickets is now available for purchase. Grab yours while they last because when we hit 200 attendees the registrations will close. Although we have enough room in Palmela to accommodate in theory up to 400 attendees, we feel that for everyone’s sake and comfort, it’s better to cut off registrations when we hit 200 Palmela 2011 attendees. By all accounts this event surpassed our best estimates and we credit the international panoramic photography community and everyone attending Palmela 2011 for this...

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Free Wi-Fi all over Palmela Old Town

The Palmela 2011 organization is pleased to announce that Palmela 2011 attendees will benefit from FREE Wi-Fi Internet access all over Palmela Old Town thanks to a project developed by the Palmela Municipality. We tested it over many places around the Palmela Old Town and we are happy to report that although the project is ongoing, the current coverage is already good enough all the way up to the Castle as long as not standing behind the Castle very thick walls. One of the concerns travelers have when going abroad is to get proper and...

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Palmela 2011 – Final conference speakers list

The Palmela 2011 organization is pleased to report that we have a final conference speakers list: June 1 Ignacio Ferrando Margelí – Capturing the impossible panorama Marco Trezzini – Aroundertouch The World at your Fingertips Ryan Whitehead – The Nimmo Bay 360º Video Experience Urs Krebs – The Roundshot adventure Omer Calev – Using panoramas to document people Nicole Tung and Jason Barr – VR Photography in crime scenes June 2 Thomas K. Sharpless – Beyond the Lens – Panini, the software view...

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AYRTON360 – PanoJournalism

AYRTON360 – PanoJournalism

The Palmela 2011 Organization is pleased to announce AYRTON360 as conference speaker: Born 1955 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Currently living in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.   Self taught photographer Studied Engineering, Architecture, and Motion Pictures & Television Arts at UCLA, USA Has been paying all his bills with photography since 1976 Felt in love with QTVRs in 1996 and since 1997 has been specialized in Panoramic Immersive Photography Panoramic photography currently...

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Henry Stuart – The Royal Wedding Giga Pixel Panorama – Capturing the Moment, Over Many Moments!

Henry Stuart – The Royal Wedding Giga Pixel Panorama – Capturing the Moment, Over Many Moments!

The Palmela 2011 Organization is pleased to announce Henry Stuart as conference speaker: Born 1982 in United Kingdom. Currently living in London, United Kingdom.   BSc Biology, MSc Management Started Spherical Images back in 2006, with a masters degree from Leeds University Specialises in photography, web-design and other issues related to the delivery of Virtual Tours Henry Stuart sphericalimages.com Henry Stuart’s...

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Aaron Spence – Thinking Outside the Circle

Aaron Spence – Thinking Outside the Circle

The Palmela 2011 Organization is pleased to announce Aaron Spence as conference speaker: Born 1972, Brisbane, Australia. Currently resides on the Gold Coast, Australia.   Aaron Spence has been a professional photographer since high school in the late 1980′s He went digital in 1996 and headed deep into multimedia via interactive cd-rom and the web In 1999 he combined his photographic and multimedia/interactive work to start shooting 360 Panoramas From 2006 until now he has...

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John Kroll – Evolving architecture photography to VR architecture photography

John Kroll – Evolving architecture photography to VR architecture photography

The Palmela 2011 Organization is pleased to announce John Kroll as conference speaker: Born 1962 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Currently living in Kongens Lyngby, Denmark.   First camera at age 9 Studied at school of Interior Design Assistant of fashion photographer in Paris Diploma from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts – School of Architecture Founder and owner of VirtualWorks.dk since 2004 John Kroll VirtualWorks.dk ...

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Gallant Frederic and David Poullier – Spherical panoramas from mobile phones. Steps and visions.

Gallant Frederic and David Poullier – Spherical panoramas from mobile phones. Steps and visions.

The Palmela 2011 Organization is pleased to announce Gallant Frederic and David Poullier as conference speakers: Born 1962 in France. Currently resides in Tokyo, Japan.   Master degree in bio chemistry Gallant Frederic pixeet.com Born 1976 in France. Currently resides in Sophia Antipolis, France.   Expert in all program languages – Security Systems...

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Matthias Taugwalder – VR panoramas in print media, online media and on mobile devices

Matthias Taugwalder – VR panoramas in print media, online media and on mobile devices

The Palmela 2011 Organization is pleased to announce Matthias Taugwalder as conference speaker: Born 1981 in Zermatt, Switzerland. Currently lives in Zürich, Switzerland.   Studied Business Informatics at the University of Zürich. His company “Concept360” offers different services in the field of panoramic photography, with a special focus on high-alpine and high-resolution panoramic photography. Since 2008 member of the IVRPA board of directors. Working as freelancer for...

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What the world need to know about Portugal (humor)

What the world need to know about Portugal (humor)

This little fun movie is making the rounds on the social networks right now. Produced by the the Cascais Municipality for the Estoril Conferences as a response to the Finnish objections to support the Portuguese bailout by the EU/FMI. Take it with a grain of salt, enjoy it and ignore the part against Finland, the truth is, we get along with every nation in the world. Have fun learning some interesting tidbits about our big history ...

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Alexandre Jenny – Creating virtual tours today and tomorrow

Alexandre Jenny – Creating virtual tours today and tomorrow

The Palmela 2011 Organization is pleased to announce Alexandre Jenny as conference speaker: Born 1973 in Colmar, France. Currently lives in Challes-Les-Eaux, Rhone-Alpes, France.   Mining engineer, DEA graduate in Material Physics. Creator of Autopano. CEO of Kolor.com. Alexandre Jenny kolor.com/ Alexandre Jenny will present Panotour Pro, the new integrated virtual tour editor for the web and mobile. The talk will be...

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Marco Trezzini – Aroundertouch The World at your Fingertips

Marco Trezzini – Aroundertouch The World at your Fingertips

The Palmela 2011 Organization is pleased to announce Marco Trezzini as conference speaker: Born 1969, Wuppertal, Germany. Currently resides in Lugano, Switzerland.   After some Law and Psychology studies in Lausanne and Zürich, he moved to Frankfurt entering the advertising Agency Abels & Partner. He started as assistant to the Creative director and owner, and soon after was in charge of running the creative team, special projects, customer relations and recipe...

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Nick Ivanov – Creating 360º aerial panoramas

Nick Ivanov – Creating 360º aerial panoramas

The Palmela 2011 Organization is pleased to announce Nick Ivanov as conference speaker: Born 1967 in Bulgaria. Currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.   Master degree in computer science. Operates aerial photography business, specializing in low-altitude aerial panoramas. Designs and builds most of his equipment. During the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver 2010 his web site www.aerialphotoimage.com received more than 3 million visitors who where looking for views...

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Come to Palmela 2011 and see incredible UAVs flying around

Come to Palmela 2011 and see incredible UAVs flying around

We are pleased to announce that two three Palmela 2011 star speakers, Ignacio Ferrando Margelí, Ryan Whitehead and Nick Ivanov are bringing in their UAVs for special demonstrations to conference attendees. These RC helicopters will be flying around Palmela for special demos on how to capture 360º Photography and 360º Video from up in the air, but with your feet, well on the...

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Ryan Whitehead – The Nimmo Bay 360º Video Experience

Ryan Whitehead – The Nimmo Bay 360º Video Experience

The Palmela 2011 Organization is pleased to announce Ryan Whitehead as conference speaker: Born 1975 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Currently living in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.   Studied at the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Science, Phoenix Arizona. In January 2011 unveiled to the world the Nimmo Bay Experience. Nimmo Bay became viral on the Internet receiving 10 million views in the first 20 days. Ryan...

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Darek Czarnecki – VR Smarty, the new VR Player

Darek Czarnecki – VR Smarty, the new VR Player

The Palmela 2011 Organization is pleased to announce Darek Czarnecki as conference speaker: Born 1967 in Warsaw, Poland. Currently resides in the countryside, 40km south of Warsaw, Poland.   Darek is a photographer who developed his computer skills to overcome the digital challenge In 2010 he presented us the Pano Flip book Spent the last winter coding away to come up with a new VR Player – VR Smarty Darek Czarnecki LookDigital.pl ...

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G. Donald Bain – Panorama Borealis

G. Donald Bain – Panorama Borealis

The Palmela 2011 Organization is pleased to announce an exhibition by G. Donald Bain – Panorama Borealis as part of the Palmela 2011 Exhibitions program. Born 1950 in San Francisco, California USA. Currently resides in El Cerrito (near Berkeley), California.   Studied Geography at the University of California Berkeley (1968-72) and University College London (1972-76). Founding director of the Geography Computing Facility at UC Berkeley 1986-2008, where he taught computer...

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Palmela 2011 Update, April 17, 2011

This summer Palmela, Portugal, will be the world capital of panoramic photography. It is going to be amazing! Panorama photographers are coming from around the world to this charming village in the vineyard-covered hills south of Lisbon for a feature full program packed with tutorials, lectures, vendor displays, banquets, receptions, and field trips. Not to mention exhibitions of every sort of panoramic photography art, all over town, all summer long. How many attendees registered so far? As of today, April 17, 2011, we have 110 attendees...

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Palmela 2011 Attendee Map

Palmela 2011 Attendee Map

Willy Kaemena, Palmela 2011 Transport Coordinator came up with a great way to visualize where are Palmela 2011 attendees coming from in the form of a Google Map that will be continually updated as more registrations come in. In case your information on this map is not accurate somehow, contact us for an update. View Palmela 2011- The Conference, attendees map in a full screen...

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Palmela 2011 Press Conference

Palmela 2011 Press Conference

Last Tuesday the Palmela 2011 organization gave a press conference at the Palmela Castle Pousada to journalists of the local newspapers and radio stations. Together with Ana Teresa Vicente (Palmela Municipality President) and Adilo Oliveira Costa (Palmela Municipality Councilman) we gave the members of the press an overview of the whole festival, with detailed information about what is planned so far. We also distributed a document (in Portuguese only, sorry) prepared by Sandra Mexa with current information about the Palmela 2011 festival. I...

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Masters of Contemporary Panoramic Photography

Masters of Contemporary Panoramic Photography

The Palmela 2011 Organization is pleased to announce an exhibit featuring some of the leading practitioners in the field of 360-degree digital photography – The Masters of Contemporary Panoramic Photography. This exhibit will be staged among the columns and arches of the historic São Tiago Church crowning the peak at Palmela Castle. The combination of soaring light-filled spaces and brilliant graphics by a select group of our respected colleagues will make this a unique showcase for the art and science of panoramic photography. The...

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Attendee map preview

Attendee map preview

Willy Kaemena is working on the Palmela 2011 attendee map and for the first time we will have a visualization showing the more than 100 registrations we have so far (April 11, 2011). This image is just a preview of the final map we will soon publish.

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Bernard Custard and Iban Borrás Serret – ViewAt.org Present and Future

Bernard Custard and Iban Borrás Serret – ViewAt.org Present and Future

The Palmela 2011 Organization is pleased to announce Bernard Custard and Iban Borrás Serret as conference speakers: Born in Gandia, Valencia, on 1974. Currently lives in Valencia, Spain.   Audiovisual technician Professional photographer specializing in the world of panoramic photography and multimedia Got interested in photography 10 years ago when building his own multimedia company dD with his partner During all those years his company developed many projects like...

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CityViewsTV UAV in action shooting 360º video

CityViewsTV UAV in action shooting 360º video

CityViewsTV just posted some footage of their UAV shooting 360º video with a Ladybug on the belly. And a test flight: Thanks Frank Freitag for sharing this

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Thomas Rauscher – Pano2VR 3

Thomas Rauscher – Pano2VR 3

The Palmela 2011 Organization is pleased to announce Thomas Rauscher as conference speaker: Born 1975 in Krems, Austria. Currently living in Vienna, Austria.   BSc in Computer science, Vienna University of Technology First computer graphic programs were written at the age of 13 (ray tracing, 3D vector animations) In software engineering since 1994 After 10 years working with databases his first digital camera, Panotools, and the World Wide Panorama reignited the interest in...

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