Bay Area: An Evening Out with VRARA and Tom Emrich

Register here, VRARA members are invited to a dinner that immediately follows drinks & networking.

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VRARA SF is assembling on March 7th for a social evening out with SF's VR/AR community. Join us at the hip and game-filled Coin-Op for happy-hour drinks, food and networking with SF's biggest XR influencers. We'll even have Ready Player One-themed prizes and trivia.

Our celebrity guest is Super Ventures' Tom Emrich (bio below). We're lucky enough to have him along to mingle with us and share ideas and stories. We're taking over a section of the venue including a (no host) bar and we'll provide light fare and giveaways. Coin-Op also has happy hour drink prices from 4-7. More information and registration can be found here.

Following the networking and cocktail hour is a (no host) dinner with Tom for VR/AR Association members at 7:30. If you'd like to join us for dinner, please RSVP with that designation by 3/05. If you'd like to become a member, contact us

OUR GUEST OF HONOR: TOM EMRICH

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Sometimes called the “man from the future” Tom Emrich is a leading voice in augmented reality, virtual reality and wearable tech. He is committed to driving adoption and innovation in technology which is augmenting the human experience.

Tom is an active investor and founding partner at Super Ventures, the first fund dedicated to augmented reality. He is also a community builder having grown a community of over 250,000 professionals dedicated to augmented reality, virtual reality & wearable technology through We Are Wearables, the largest wearable tech community in the world and AWE (Augmented World Expo) the world's #1 AR+VR conference and expo with annual dates in the USA, China and Europe.

Tom has been recognized as a top global influencer for AR, VR and wearables and has presented talks at major conferences such as TEDx, SXSW, TechCrunch Disrupt SF, CVR, WT Conference, Wearable Technology Show, TOM*FW, and FITC. He regularly appears in the media as a futurist and expert including The New York Times, Huffington Post, Space Channel, CNN, BBC, CBC, Readers Digest, Globe and Mail and FASHION magazine.

Tom's passion for this space is driven by his belief that wearable tech plays a critical role in our human evolution. See more on Tom's website.

Register here, VRARA members are invited to a dinner that immediately follows drinks & networking.

Mike Boland

Michael Boland is Chief Analyst and VP of Content for BIA/Kelsey, covering online and mobile media. Mike is a frequent speaker at top industry conferences such as BIA/Kelsey events, Search Engine Strategies, ad:tech, and WHERE 2.0. He has authored in-depth reports on the changing local media landscape including online video, social networking and mobile. He contributes regularly to highly read online news sources such as Business Insider and the Huffington Post. A trusted source for reporters covering the interactive media space, his comments have appeared in major news and trade media, including the Wall Street Journal, Fortune and Forbes. Previously he was a San Francisco-based freelance writer for business and technology magazines, such as Red Herring, Business 2.0, and Mobile Magazine. Mike began his career in business analysis and journalism as a staff reporter for Forbes magazine, where he covered tech & media.