Virtual Conference 2021

Click below to watch the recordings of the event on YouTube.

Friday Evening Session – AV5 Competition Shows – On YouTube

Saturday Morning Session : Historical and Technical Talks – On YouTube

Saturday Afternoon Session : Vistascreen Story and 3D Shows – On YouTube

Saturday Evening Social Session : Show and Tell with 3D Quiz – On YouTube

Sunday Afternoon Session : Excursion to the Past – On YouTube

Sunday Evening Session : Annual Exhibition – On YouTube

The Stereoscopic Society
VIRTUAL Annual Convention 2021
This year we Came To You.
7th – 9th May 2021

online audience wearing 3D glassesSociety members have been coming together since 1927 to share with each other their fascination and knowledge of stereoscopy. This year due to the Pandemic we had to meet online and invited everyone to join us. Watch the recordings below on YouTube.

There is the usual mix of 3D photographs and 3D videos from our members and stereophotographers around the world. Many presented as fascinating 3D Audio Visual shows or 3D Videos. The highlights being the exhibition of our Annual Competition and also an audience judged competition of short 3D shows.

There are also some educational historical and technical talks.


Friday 7 May 2021 : 7pm-9pm UK BST
AV5 3D Show Competition
Audience judged competition of short 3D shows no longer than five 5 minutes, always a fun collection of innovative shows.
Watch recording of our Zoom Meeting of AV5 3D VIdeo Competition on YouTube.
(Followed by social chat in the virtual bar.)


Saturday 8 May 2021 : 10am-12 noon UK BST
The Early Years of Stereoscopy in Australasia
– Carlton Wright (Sydney Australia)
The Overseas Folios of The Stereoscopic Society – Ray Moxom and Max Pow
Collecting Stereo Views – an insight into a member’s collection – Derek Medhurst

Close-Up 3D Photography and Timelapse – Barry Aldous presents some of his equipment and techniques for doing 3D Close-up and Macro photography, including Time-lapse sequences. Including Close-Up shows from other members.
3D Under the Microscope – John Chapman shows us Stereomicroscopy.


Saturday 8 May 2021 : 2pm – 4pm UK BST
The Vistascreen Story (So Far) With Guest Appearances from Weetabix & Others
Tim Goldsmith, avid 3D collector and camera dealer will present this fascinating talk about the very British 3D collectable Vistascreen and Weetabix – the 3D system that inspired a budding rock star into 3D.
Presentation of 3D shows from members & 3D photographers around the world.


Saturday 8 May 2021 : 6:30pm – 7:30pm UK BST
3D Quiz A short light hearted 3D Quiz to test your knowledge and socialise with others.
Organised by Tim Goldsmith.


Sunday 9 May 2021 : 2pm – 4pm UK BST
Excursion to the past : As we cannot go on a physical excursion like normal conventions, we will look back at previous years with members 3D images and shows.


Sunday 9 May 2021 : 7pm- 9pm UK BST
Annual Competition Exhibition Show 2021 a highlight in the society calendar.
Followed by social chat to round off the weekend.


The 3D images and shows are shown in Side-by-Side Parallel format, so you will need a suitable viewer, prismatic glasses, or to reduce your sharing window size for free-viewing. It will be necessary for everyone to be muted during the shows.
(There may also be some anaglyph requiring suitable glasses.)

The sessions took place using the Zoom online meeting platform.
All sessions were streamed live to YouTube via The Stereoscopic Society YouTube Channel, the recordings can be found above.

Any questions please contact Convention Organiser – Andrew Hurst : convention@stereoscopicsociety.org.uk

We look forward to a time when physical meetings and big screen projected 3D can once again happen and be run safely. But in the mean time embrace the opportunity to meet with so many more of you around the world who share an interest in the wonder of 3D images.


The 2021 Annual General Meeting will take place online :
10am Saturday 15th May 2021.