Join us from 12-14 August, 2016 at the General Assembly in Melbourne, Australia. Tickets are FREE, food will be provided, and we’ll bring the VR gear to get you excited! VR and urban sustainability experts will be in attendance to help teams brainstorm topics, ideas, and solutions for common problems. Be sure to sign up on this page before the event – we will limit the amount of attendees so that we can plan accordingly.

No matter what kind of city you live in, chances are that it won’t look the same by 2050. Climate change, population growth and migration are just some of the big challenges that will affect the way our cities develop in the coming decades. Often these are abstract and tricky to communicate. Could we use virtual reality to help tell stories and better connect people with the places we live?


Your team will create a virtual reality / augmented reality concept or prototype in response to one of the 10 challenges that will be presented to you on Day 1 (all challenges will somehow link to the theme “the places we live”). If it’s a compelling experience, we’ll showcase it in Ecuador as part of Habitat X Change.

What is a “Hackathon?”

A hackathon is an event in which people meet to rapidly advance new ideas, often in response to an identified theme or problem. They’re no longer solely the domain of people fluent in programming languages, they often have science and data at the core, and they’re beginning to tackle some of the biggest social, environmental and political challenges facing humanity.

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General Assembly Level 12a 45 William StMelbourne VIC 3000


12th to 14th August 2016