VR & Mixed Reality: Beyond Gaming (Vancouver Chapter Event)
Feb
23
5:45 pm17:45

VR & Mixed Reality: Beyond Gaming (Vancouver Chapter Event)

  • Telus Garden Flex Space

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After a successful launch back in December, The VRARA is continuing to produce engaging and unique events bringing the community together with companies and individuals who see potential in the space.

Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality are coming to market in a big way. While the gaming applications of these technologies are obvious, we want to explore how else they can make an impact. VR/MR will have a huge impact on training, education, communication, healthcare, real estate & architecture, therapy, data visualization & analysis, and our everyday lives. If you're building a business on these "serious" applications of VR/MR, are interested in being a part of creating these new experiences, or just want a glimpse of what the future holds, come join the conversation! We'll have a talks and a focus on networking/demos.

Keynote Speaker:

Kharis O'Connell, Author of Designing For Mixed Reality: Kharis is known as a thought leader in mixed reality and has over 18 years of international experience in crafting thoughtful products and services. Before joining Archiact, Kharis co-founded the emerging-tech design studio HUMAN. He has also worked at Nokia Design in Berlin, Germany as Lead Designer on a multitude of award-winning products. Previous works also include flagship projects for Samsung – helping design their first smartphones back in 2008, and an interactive hardware/software installation for Nike in 2006.

Kharis gave the keynote at the 2014 Taiwan Design Week in Taipei, and is a startup mentor at the Wearable World / IoT labs accelerator in San Francisco, and advisor to Commandwear Inc and Proxxi Technology Corp in Vancouver,BC. He has written an ebook for O’Reilly Media called “Designing for Mixed Reality”

Kharis will be moderating the Fireside Discussion with Associate Vice-President, Education Support and Innovation, James Rout at British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), Senior Interaction Designer at Microsoft, Charla Pereira and others.

Demonstrations by:

Finger Food Studios and others.

Feb
24
Feb 26

Virtuality comes to Paris this February

For more info and discount for this event, contact us.   

Virtuality Paris presents the best of VR for all sectors and all its forms: VR headsets of course, but also game consoles, sound systems, 360 cameras, and haptic technology.

During the 3 days on Feb 24-26th, 2017, the CENTQUATRE-PARIS will be transformed into an innovation hub. The exhibition will be dedicated to professionals on the first day, and will open to the general public over the weekend. Virtuality Paris is the opportunity for both professionals and the public to either exhibit or participate in the conferences and talks about various sectors.

Over the 3 days’ exhibition, the public will be able to attend many talks on various topics (over 80!). Speakers will discuss several themes, including:

  • The creation and production of VR contents and 360° videos
  • the economy and business models of these new formats
  • Virtual reality for the music sector
  • Virtual reality for real estate
  • Virtual reality for adult movies
  • Virtual reality to develop empathy
  • Virtual reality associated to a series, lm or TV program
  • And many more subjects!
Mobile World Congress GSMA MWC - Barcelona
Feb
27
Mar 2

Mobile World Congress GSMA MWC - Barcelona

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Mobile is at the heart of innovation. Innovation is at the heart of mobile. And now, in a super-connected world, everything being created is mobile or has a mobile component. Mobile-enabled cities. Mobile-driven homes. Mobile-intelligent vehicles. It’s the force behind every emerging innovation, every forward-thinking idea. It’s simply Elemental.

This yearly event provides the best venue for mobile industry business opportunities and deal-making. Mobile World Congress includes an exhibition with more than 2,200 companies displaying cutting-edge technologies; a world-class conference featuring visionary keynotes and discussions; the industry’s best networking opportunities; and the annual Global Mobile Awards ceremony, which recognizes innovative mobile solutions and initiatives around the world.

In 2016, this event hosted more than 101,000 mobile professionals from over 200 countries. Make your plans now to see how ‘Mobile is The Next Element’ at Mobile World Congress in February 2017, in the Mobile World Capital, Barcelona. Visit www.mobileworldcongress.com to learn more.

There are many VR AR sessions and demos happening this year. Email us for more! info@thevrara.com  

Barcelona MWC Executive Dinner Round Table Event with Robert Scoble
Feb
27
7:30 pm19:30

Barcelona MWC Executive Dinner Round Table Event with Robert Scoble

  • Carrer de Pau Claris 08009 Barcelona Spain

Hosted by the VR/AR Association

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About GMSA Mobile World Congress (MWC):

The MWC event is the undisputed industry champion when it comes to mobile innovation. What better way to showcase your brand’s leadership, than by being present at MWC  that brings together the entire industry in one place. More Than 100,000 people will attend. More Than 2,200 organizations will exhibit. 

About this Dinner Event for Executives

Dine at Barcelona's best in an intimate setting dinner while you get news & insights from high-profile VR AR industry experts and leaders. Join your peers for a round table discussion on VR AR market and trends, and issues affecting your company, project, or role. 

Topics will include:

  • Current view of the VR AR industry
  • Biggest challenges
  • Trends and concerns in the industry
  • Collaboration
  • Networking

Speakers will include:

  • Robert Scoble, the Futurist & Author of the The Fourth Transformation
  • Sponsor presentation

Confirmed Guests include executives from: 

  • advir
  • aisle411 (CEO)
  • ArchiactVR
  • BlippAR (EVP)
  • CNX Creative Co
  • Gravity Jack
  • HP Tech Ventures (Partner)
  • Novitech (Chairman of the Board of Directors)
  • Philips
  • VirtualSky
  • You Are Here - Immersive Experiences Studio (Founder)
  • Others

SPACE IS LIMITED

Any questions, contact us at info@thevrara.com 

Robert Scoble Bio

Scoble gives you a front-row seat on the future. Especially on platforms that use the fourth user interface, spatial computing, like virtual reality or mixed reality that will come soon thanks to his own front-row seat as entrepreneur in residence at UploadVR.com and his past experience as futurist at Rackspace.

As entrepreneur in residence at Upload VR http://www.uploadvr.com Scoble travels the world looking for what’s happening on the bleeding edge of technology.

He’s interviewed thousands of executives and technology innovators and reports what he learns in books (“The Age of Context,” a book coauthored with Forbes author Shel Israel, has been released at http://amzn.to/AgeOfContext ), YouTube, and many social media sites where he’s followed by millions of people.

As entrepreneur in residence at Upload, he’ll be spending 2016 working with the virtual reality ecosystem to figure out what media and conference businesses Upload needs to build next. He’ll also be assisting startups in the Upload Collective (a coworking space) in their efforts to get to market.

He has been a technology blogger since 2000, was one of five people who built Microsoft’s Channel 9 video blog/community, worked at Fast Company Magazine running its TV efforts, and has been part of technology media businesses since 1993.

AR/VR 2017 London
Mar
7
Mar 8

AR/VR 2017 London

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AR/VR 2017 is an international conference and expo bringing together professionals and innovators in London on the 7th & 8th March 2017

We’re offering opportunities for hardware manufacturers, software developers, studios, and entrepreneurs to showcase and promote their products, expand their professional network and meet with potential buyers.

START Summit Europe
Mar
24
Mar 25

START Summit Europe

For discounts to this event contact us

START Summit is Europe‘s leading student-run entrepreneurship and technology conference, focusing on emerging technologies including Blockchain, AI, AR/VR and the IoT and their application fields. What differentiates the START Summit from other conferences is the unique diversity of its participants. It symbolizes the big gathering of the start-up ecosystem in Europe to enable a deep knowledge transfer, networking and fostering innovation. They provide the platform with more than 15 event formats, satellite activities and networking possibilities such as pitching competitions, workshops, 1-to-1 meetings and more. START Summit 2017 focuses on the event-quality in terms of content, business-relevance and event organization to bring high qualified start-ups, investors and students together. 

 

Apr
5
5:30 pm17:30

VR/AR Association - Kentucky Chapter Event

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We're hosting our 1st 2017 VR/AR Association (www.thevrara.com) event at Kitestring Visuals.

Food and Beverages included in the registration fee.

AGENDA

5:30pm -6:30pm

  • Registration and Networking
  • AR and VR Demonstrations

6:30pm-7:30pm

  • VR/AR Association Overview
  • VR with Drone 3D Scan Data and GIS Data
  • AR and VR in Healthcare
Virtual Reality Show - London
Apr
20
Apr 22

Virtual Reality Show - London

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In April 2017, London will host the ground-breaking Virtual Reality Show – the first in our international series of interactive VR events. We’ll give 10,000 attendees the opportunity to try out VR products, experience our incredible interactive Show Features and meet the top brands and innovators working in VR today. More info here

2017 VR & AR Summit Online
Apr
25
Apr 27

2017 VR & AR Summit Online

Email us to participate or present

We invite you to join this online live webcast 3 day event by either presenting or attending. 

Augmented & Virtual Reality: Possibilities & Potential

25th of April: Engaging Content Creation & Production

Learn how to leverage today's digital platforms to create cutting-edge interactive and immersive experiences, which push the boundaries of content creation, curation and production across all industries.

26th of April: Augmented & Virtual Reality in Business

With augmented and virtual technologies reaching maturity in the next decade, you may soon be using them on a daily basis. Our Summit will cover the future of interaction, augmentation and technology in business - from digitally transformed tables, to virtual task management, eye-ware and beyond!

27th of April: Augmented & Virtual Reality: The User Experience

As the new dawn of virtual, augmented & mixed reality breaks, key questions regarding the user need asking; how do we ensure optimum engagement? Do we need to differentiate between our reality and these new tech realities? What affect will the innovations have on society? These and many more answered at this Summit.

VRTL Summit Digital Media Wire - Los Angeles
Apr
26
8:30 am08:30

VRTL Summit Digital Media Wire - Los Angeles

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VRTL Summit is a 1-day gathering for 250 investors and executives. The event includes the heads of VR from WB, Sony, Fox, Lionsgate, and NBCUniversal alongside Silicon Valley founders and investors. The event will be held at Paramount Studios in Hollywood on April 26, 2017 with a focus on entertainment and games. The summit is not an entry
level event. Attendees must be working in VR and have knowledge of the industry’s major developments and technologies before attending. VRARA has secured a discounted registration rate. 

CVR 2017 - Vancouver
May
5
May 7

CVR 2017 - Vancouver

For 50% discount on passes, contact us. 

CVR is North America's leading VR/AR/MR conference and expo. CVR brings together great games, interactive experiences, and the best immersive technology to consumers, industry pros, and investors.

CVR 2017 will take place from May 5-7, 2017 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

CVR 2017 is expanding to three days to accommodate the ever-growing interest in VR, and now includes AR. Friday, May 5th will be an INDUSTRY ONLY day, complete with a specialized speaker series, exclusive demos, access to the exhibits, B2B meetings, and special industry events.  We will explore all applications of VR and AR including gaming, education, medical, design, and more.  On May 6th and 7th, EXPO DAYS will open up to the public and feature world-renowned demos, exhibits, entertainment, and more!

Industry Day – Friday, May 5

A day JUST for those in the VR, AR, and Mixed Realities realm. Speaker and panel presentations will focus on VR/AR in business and entertainment, as well as best practices in the development space. There will be the opportunity to book B2B meetings with vendors, businesses, and investors from around the globe. Best of all, the exhibit floor will be open exclusively for this group to have the first run at exciting demos, new technology, game releases, industry developments and more. 

Expo Days – Saturday & Sunday May 6, 7

On CVR Expo Days, we welcome everyone and anyone interested in VR/AR! Test out the world's best VR/AR experiences, and see for yourself what all the hype is about. What's in store for this year? More VR/AR demos, 3x the space, even more exclusive content, and a day of fun for the whole family! 

May
16
May 17

VR World - London

For discounted passes to the event, contact us

VR World 2017 is a 2 day conference and exhibition focused on Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality and its impact beyond gaming.

With 4 in-depth event tracks and over 200 leading speakers, no other European event covers the market in as much detail.

Amid unparalleled networking opportunities, attendees will have access to visionary speakers and case-study led content. Hear from inspirational keynotes and thought-provoking panel discussions from key players redefining the boundaries for technology.

More info here
 


The 3rd International AR & VR Conference​ - Manchester UK
Feb
23
9:00 am09:00

The 3rd International AR & VR Conference​ - Manchester UK

For event passes or if you would like to speak or showcase your solution, contact us here

The one-day conference offers three distinct strands: A speaker programme with leading experts from industry, an interactive exhibition space that will display some of the most exciting technologies in the market today. In addition, the conference features ‘drop in’ sessions for delegates to hear academic papers delivered based around the themes of Tourism, Retail, Marketing, Health, Museum Experience, Mixed Realities & the Future Cities and Interface Design.

With a theme Empowering Human, Place and Business through AR & VR, International AR & VR Conference 2017 will focus on exploring cutting edge Augmented and Virtual Reality concepts, applications and business models, which shape our everyday life, place and businesses.

More info about the conference here

VRARA NYC CHAPTER EVENT - VIRTUAL REALITY FOR PRODUCERS: HOW TO CREATE AND DELIVER FOR THE NEW CONTENT FRONTIER
Feb
15
7:00 pm19:00

VRARA NYC CHAPTER EVENT - VIRTUAL REALITY FOR PRODUCERS: HOW TO CREATE AND DELIVER FOR THE NEW CONTENT FRONTIER

  • NYU DATA FUTURE LAB

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OVERVIEW

Virtual reality – or, the latest iteration of the technology - had a strong market presence in 2016, with releases from Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Samsung Gear, and Sony PlayStation. While the hardware platforms that power VR experiences showed themselves to be stand-alone drivers of entertainment, it was the lower-end side of the VR market that took off, with Google Cardboard and related WebVR experiences driving excitement.

At the heart of the VR experience is a core group of producers who, on a global basis, are leveraging early funding from state organizations, as in France, as well as major media firms, in Canada and the United States. As with high-definition video, a small but passionate group of production companies have taken on the task of defining the early grammar of VR. Teams such as RYOT have created immersive journalistic VR experiences, while Felix & Paul Studios have delivered high-end commercial experiences. Dozens of small shops – from datavized to Azimyth – create new worlds for clients daily.

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) estimates that by 2020, the overall VR market will be somewhere between $50-150 billion. As VR content moves onto mobile devices and cost-effective headsets at an increasing pace, producers will be in greater demand for new forms of immersive storytelling.

Speakers

  • Kris Kolo, NYC Chapter President & Global Executive Director, VR/AR Association

 

  • Alissa Crevier, global head of partnerships, Littlstar

Alissa Crevier maintains partnerships for Littlstar, creating channels for Showtime, Disney, Discovery, Nat Geo, Wall Street Journal, ABC, and others. She previously held executive positions with PledeMusic and Spotify.

  • Christian Egeler, director of VR/AR product development, Verizon envrmnt

Christian Egeler manages and develops disruptive products in the field of AR/VR for Verizon Labs, managing business development, user interface, VR design, and engineering for one of the industry’s few end-to-end immersive experience studios.

  • Paul Cheung, director of interactive, Associated Press

Paul Cheung is the director of interactive for the Associated Press, where he oversees AP’s portfolio of digital innovations and revenue-generating products including interactive, print and broadcast graphics, mobile app, digital news sites and two Knight Foundation funded projects.

  • Moderated by Chris Pfaff; PGA New Media Council member and CEO, Chris Pfaff Tech Media

A former board delegate of the PGA New Media Council from 2006-2013; former PGA New Media Council vice chairman, and former PGA Board of Directors delegate, Chris has been a PGA New Media Council member since 2004. He leads a consultancy – Chris Pfaff Tech/Media LLC – that represents some of the leading service providers, audio/video technology firms, networking vendors, and media companies in the world. A veteran of the venture world, Chris helped launch more than 20 ventures from the Lucent New Ventures Group, including iBiquity Digital; Flarion; Lucent Digital Video, and GeoVideo Networks, among others. In addition, he has helped launch AT&T’s Internet strategy; the Viacom New Media division of Viacom, Inc.; Sony Electronics’ Digital Betacam format, and Sharp Electronics’ LCD product division, among others. Chris is also an Advisor to the NYC Chapter of the VR/AR Association. 

VRARA Boston Launch Event
Feb
7
6:00 pm18:00

VRARA Boston Launch Event

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Boston is the newest chapter of the VR/AR Association - Let's celebrate the launch!

Come meet local leaders in the emerging VR and AR industries to learn how and why they are leveraging these technologies to revolutionize their businesses.

The event will take place at the Wayfair headquarters, where food and drinks will be served. Entry is free for members and $20 for non-members. If you end up joining the VR/AR Association, the entry fee will be deducted from the membership cost.

Digital Entertainment World - Marina del Rey, CA
Feb
1
8:30 am08:30

Digital Entertainment World - Marina del Rey, CA

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Described by Hollywood insiders, digital influencers and industry leaders throughout the world as a "must-attend" event, now in its 4th year Digital Entertainment World (DEW) is where you want to be if you are in the business of creating or monetizing digital entertainment content. DEW 2017 focuses on "The FUTURE of..." and will cover topics from OTT to Innovation to eSports to Millennials to Content Marketing to VR/AR to Music Rights to Startups, etc., as this theme guides all talks, discussions, meetings and presentations over the two days. This year's event will be held in the hip and modern Marina del Rey Marriott just steps from the beach and located in the heart of LA's thriving Silicon Beach with easy access to Santa Monica, Venice and Playa Vista. The event includes keynotes, fireside chats, presentations, panel discussions, tech demos, startup competition, innovative exhibitions, daily DJ music and performers and the best networking in the the hotel's Sinder Lounge. Join DEW and be a part of the future of connected entertainment.

www.dewexpo.com

Agenda: https://www.dewexpo.com/schedule/
Speakers: https://www.dewexpo.com/2017-speakers/

Jan
31
6:30 pm18:30

VRARA LA Chapter Event - Taco Tuesday the Tech Remix: VR and AR Edition

2017 is going to be a HUGE year for VR and AR and let’s face it: the future of AR and VR is right here in LA!

This event brings VR and AR developers, pioneers and enthusiasts, together for an awesome Taco Tuesday!

Join the Los Angeles Chapter of the Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality Association as we eat some delicious tacos and drink the BEST margaritas while you get to know some amazing people in the industry!

*Tacos and Margaritas are covered by Candy Lab, Inc.

How it works:

Date: Tuesday, January 31st

6:30 PM: Check-in begins

8:30 PM: Event ends

Have questions? Email LA Chapter President Josephine Munis

Interested in becoming a member or sponsoring a VRAR Association event? Click Here!

The Fourth Transformation: An Evening with Robert Scoble and Shel Israel
Jan
31
6:00 pm18:00

The Fourth Transformation: An Evening with Robert Scoble and Shel Israel

We're on the cusp of the fourth major transformation: VR, AR, and AI to underpin it all. This is the topic of the upcoming book from Robert Scoble and Shel Israel.

They'll join us in SF on 1/19 for drinks & discussion. I'll sit down with them for a fireside chat on the transformation that will define the next decade... how we work, play and live.

Best of all, everyone that registers gets a signed copy of the book. Come for the talks, stay for the drinks, leave with a book. 

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Register here and click the image above to read the book description.

Singularity: A Future Reality Sound - Atlanta VR Event
Jan
28
8:00 pm20:00

Singularity: A Future Reality Sound - Atlanta VR Event

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Singularity: A Future Reality Sound is Atlanta's First Live Virtual Reality Concert. What's more, it is a conceptual night of music performance focused on the emotions, themes, and interactions of technological singularity. Kurzweil's singularity describes a future where machine learning and artificial intelligence advancements abruptly trigger a runaway in technological growth, resulting in unfathomable changes to human civilization.

Presented in three movements, the experience traverses the various complex relationships set to unfold should a point of technological singularity be realized. These movements focus on The Self, Society, and Nature. The night will begin with an introduction from Dr. Lisa Yaszek, a former President of the Science Fiction Research Association. 

VR/AR Association Vancouver - Seattle Tour
Jan
26
Jan 27

VR/AR Association Vancouver - Seattle Tour

We're bringing together the Pacific NW tech community with a Seattle Tour. Come join us at the mixer connecting Seattle, Vancouver, Portland, Investors, Mentors, and corporate partners.

Thursday Jan. 27th, 2017 - Seattle, WA

Seattle VR Meetup - Pre-GDC Edition

Seattle VR Day - Seattle, WA - Friday Jan. 28th, 2017

Brought to you by Consulate General of Canada - Seattle, and VR/AR Association- Vancouver, BC. The VRARA brings together some of the most exciting VR/AR companies from Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver, BC. Agenda is being crafted with B2B meetings for interested companies.

Social Hour - 4:45pm to 7pm - Girin Steak House

501 Stadium Place S | Seattle, Wa 

Girin Steak House - Happy Hour

RSVP:

https://www.picatic.com/vraraseattle2017

The Connected Marketer Summit - San Francisco
Jan
23
Jan 24

The Connected Marketer Summit - San Francisco

For discount for this event, contact us.    

This 2-day summit will explore how brands and MarTech providers are using innovative techniques to engage the connected consumer.  It will bring together unique insights into how physical, digital, sensorial and emotional elements can be used to deliver a truly connected marketing experience.

LA Chapter President, Josephine Munis will discuss more specifically how VR and AR enhance the brand experience. She’ll be joined on the program by other speakers from Keurig, Philips, Dentsu, eBags.com, Gallo Winery and more.  

You can find the full summit line-up here

AR in Action at MIT
Jan
17
Jan 18

AR in Action at MIT

For more info and passes contact us

An Augmented Reality Summit: You are invited to to a summit convening top minds of the augmented reality ecosystem for two days of sharing insights and networking. We hope you'll be able to join us in-person. Our program is designed to help us explore the challenges and opportunities that face inventors, innovators, integrators, investors, and other executives working to bring the benefits of AR to the world. See the line-up of events and confirm your interest!

AR IN ACTION 2017 GOALS

Provide unprecedented opportunities for learning and networking with the greatest minds in AR and adjacent fields of technology, in one of the world’s greatest institutions for learning. See, touch, and hear about AR research and the current state of the art technologies that exist today. Create new and lasting connections with the greatest minds in the field tackling current and future obstacles facing the widespread adoption of AR. Capture over 20 hours of high quality video content about AR to publish on the Internet for viewing by audiences worldwide.

VR AR Event at the Big Show NRF 2017 in NYC
Jan
15
Jan 17

VR AR Event at the Big Show NRF 2017 in NYC

  • NYC

For details and event passes contact us.  

The industry’s premier event – Retail’s BIG Show – is January 15-17, 2017, in New York City. It’s three days, 33,000 attendees, 300 speakers, 100-plus sessions and 500-plus exhibitors. 

The NRF and VRARA invite retailers to the Big Show. VRARA retail members get in at a discounted price. This offer includes all session (breakouts and Keynotes based), EXPO floor to include all sessions on the EXPO (based on availability), and all open networking events (opening reception, keynote lunch). VR/AR will be one of the highlighted technologies at NRF. Offer good until 12/2/2016.

Below are examples of what VRARA members are doing with VR AR in Retail:

VRARA member VRCommerce, has built a VR ecommerce platform that integrates with the retailer's existing product catalogs. “We’ve created a seamless path for retailers to begin to experiment in VR and create incredibly immersive transformative retail experiences,” says VRCommerce CEO, Amol Sharma. The video clip showcases a few of their early virtual storefronts. The user experience and UX can be completely tailored to reflect a brand and the experience desired. Example #1 shows an experience that could be inside an Apple, Samsung, AT&T or Verizon stores. Example #2 shows an interactive 360 experience inside a furniture store. Example #3 shows VR shopping inside a store like Macy's or Target.

For more info contact kris@thevrara.com 

 

Most Epic Week in VR History at Tesla
Jan
9
Jan 13

Most Epic Week in VR History at Tesla

For event passes, exhibiting, or speaking contact us

Welcome to the most amazing and comprehensive VR conference ever. We begin each day by giving you hands-on Unity® workshops that get deep into the tech and tools unity professionals use. Then, we've invited the biggest names in the industry to give mind blowing tech talks each evening. Plus we're offering a cutting edge VR arcade for you to enjoy all week.

When:

Mon, Jan 9, 2017, 10:00 AM –Fri, Jan 13, 2017, 6:00 PM EST

Monday VR Day : Learn all about the technology that's taking over our culture. Get introduced to the tools for making immersive experiences.
10a-6p Hands on Unity® Workshops
6p-8p Tech Talks & Presentations

Tuesday AR Day: Catch up with industry standard solutions for real word visualizations of digital objects. 
10a-6p Hands on Unity® Workshops
6p-8p Tech Talks & Presentations

Wednesday MR / 360 Media Day: Record your world in revolutionary new ways. 
10a-6p Hands on Unity® and Hardware Workshops
6p-8p Tech Talks & Presentations

Thursday Deep Dive Day: This geekfest will get into the bleeding edge of multi-threaded hardware accelerated performance optimization from the future. 
10a-6p Hands on Unity® and Hardware Workshops for Intermediate/Advanced Users
6p-8p Tech Talks & Presentations

Friday Relax, Connect and Party: Take some time and decompress, connect with friends you've made and work on your project comfortably with gentle guidance.
10a-12p Authentic Individual Green Tea Ceremonies and Yoga Practice
12p-6p 1-on-1 and Community Based Mentorship
6p-8p Closing Ceremony and VR Party 

Where:

Tesla Labs - Nikola Tesla's original laboratory in NJ

Accommodations:

We have secured a block of luxury two-room suites at the HOME2 SUITES BY HILTON for the amazing price of $109/night the entire duration of our event. Just mention "Most Epic Week"

VR Fest during CES Week in Las Vegas
Jan
5
Jan 8

VR Fest during CES Week in Las Vegas

For event passes, exhibit booths, and more info contact kris@thevrara.com 

VR FEST LAS VEGAS will feature a wide variety of programming including Opening and Closing Night Gala events, VR Award Show, VR Academy Workshops, Panel Discussions plus the new VR Arcade and Nightclub Exhibit showcasing the best in VR, AR and Mixed Reality content experiences provided by some of the world’s leading purveyors.

DAY ONE
Thursday, January 5th - XTC and VR FEST Opening Night featuring late night music performance by Lil' John at Hakkasan Nightclub plus the VR Arcade inside the new Level Up Lounge at MGM Grand Resort and Casino.
Time: 10:30pm to 4am

DAY TWO
Friday, January 6th - VR FEST 2017 featuring 13,000 square feet of open exhibit space and the VR Academy Speaker Series.
Time: 12pm to 8pm

DAY THREE
Saturday, January 7th- VR FEST and XTC - Closing Night
featuring the VR Arcade
Time: 7pm to 2am

VR/AR Association Hosts 'The Fourth Transformation' @ CES® 2017 Las Vegas with Robert Scoble & Shel Israel
Jan
5
7:00 pm19:00

VR/AR Association Hosts 'The Fourth Transformation' @ CES® 2017 Las Vegas with Robert Scoble & Shel Israel

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ROBERT SCOBLE and SHEL ISRAEL will be on hand to speak at 7:30pm and 8:30pm and sign their new book: 'The Fourth Transformation' 

VRARA Global Networking Event at Lagasse’s Stadium, Thursday, January 5th, 2017 (7pm-9pm) 

This is right inside Venetian/Palazzo, next to the Sands Expo Center, where you can unwind after Day 2 and prior to  the CES Opening Party https://shar.es/18Cqxl at TAO Nightclub beginning at 10pm.

Meet, Eat, Drink and Network with other VRARA members.

 

CES® is a registered trademark of the Consumer Technology Association. VRARA event and the VR/AR Association are not affiliated with or endorsed by CES or the Consumer Technology Association

AT&T VR & AR Challenge during CES® 2017 Week in Las Vegas
Jan
3
Jan 4

AT&T VR & AR Challenge during CES® 2017 Week in Las Vegas

For more info contact kris@thevrara.com 

Five selected finalists will demonstrate their projects at the 2017 AT&T Developer Summit on January 3-4, 2017. Developer Summit attendees will select their favorites through voting. The winner will be announced at the AT&T Developer Summit keynote address on January 4.

CES® is a registered trademark of the Consumer Technology Association. This event and the VR/AR Association are not affiliated with or endorsed by CES or the Consumer Technology Association

VRevolution - NYC VR Event for Brands
Dec
16
8:30 am08:30

VRevolution - NYC VR Event for Brands

For event passes, or if you would like to sponsor this event, contact Kris kris@thevrara.com 

For many leading digital brands, Virtual Reality is just a technology they can’t afford to ignore and 2016 is the year that claims will be staked, creative teams assembled, platforms chosen and strategies developed. VRevolution is helping brands navigate this new and often confusing technology and helping educate digital teams to drive the initiative forward. Read more here

Virtual Reality Summit - San Diego, California
Dec
14
Dec 16

Virtual Reality Summit - San Diego, California

  • San Diego Convention Center

Contact kris@thevrara.com to get a discount for your event pass. 

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The Virtual Reality Summit is launching in San Diego! Learn and network with the bright new stars and long-term superstars at the summit that spans the continuum of the business of VR/AR. 

The Virtual Reality Summit is heading to San Diego for the first time December 14-15. Virtual Reality Summit San Diego will feature two days of conference sessions led by industry experts and demonstrations of the latest virtual reality and augmented reality services.

VR in Dutch Education hosted by VRBASE & VRARA
Dec
9
5:00 pm17:00

VR in Dutch Education hosted by VRBASE & VRARA

  • VRBASE


On December 9th, VRBASE and the VR/AR Association are organizing a meetup about the use of VR in the Dutch educational system. There will be two panel talks with students, companies and faculty members at universities, in which the discussions will include the audience.

The key topic that will be addressed will be in understanding the differences in the approach of VR/AR techniques used in real life versus in the academic world. Participating universities will be Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, HvA, Filmacademie and others.

VRARA's Amsterdam Chapter President, Amir-Esmaeil Bozorgzadeh, will present a case study on VR being used in language learning and presentation rehearsals.

If you're Amsterdam at the time of the event, please click here to RSVP.

Cascadia VR
Dec
9
1:00 pm13:00

Cascadia VR

Brought to you by TechfestNW, Oregon Games Organization, Consulate General of Canada - Seattle, and VR/AR Association- Vancouver, BC. Cascadia VR Meetup brings together some of the most exciting VR companies from Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver, BC. Held in one of Portland's famous craft breweries, the Green Dragon on Friday December 9th from 1pm-6pm, we invite you to network, showcase, and connect.

From 1pm-4pm, this is an industry only event.

If you are an industry professional who wants to attend select the "Industry Attendee" ticket.

If you wish to showcase select the "showcase" ticket. Please note this does not guarantee showcase space, you will be notified if you will be unable to showcase for any reason. 

From 4pm-6pm, this is open to the public.

If you wish to come as an attendee at that time, select the "General Public 4pm-6pm" ticket.

Staying in overnight? We have just the hotel for you. Located 1/2 a mile from the Green Dragon, the Jupiter Hotel is a mid-century modern hotel in the heart of the city and designed for the urban explorer.

Book your room now: Go to: Jupiterhotel.com.com Click: the BIG red “Book Now” box in the upper right hand corner. Enter: “SAVED” into the promo code slot (use CAPS LOCK)

***Please note: The discount comes from our best available rate - you will see that the current best available rate is crossed off in red and the discounted rate is listed below in black***

Dec
8
Dec 11

VR/AR Association - Pacific Road Show

Presented by VR/AR Association - Vancouver

With a full action packed day, the Pacific Geeks Train is waiting for you heading up down to Portland.

Seattle - Thursday Dec. 8th, 2016

We're bringing together the Cascadia tech community with a Thursday Tech Mixer. Come join us at the mixer connecting Seattle & Vancouver, Investors, mentors, and corporate partners. See details here

 

Portland, OR - Friday Dec. 9th

Cascadia VR Event 

Brought to you by TechfestNWOregon Games OrganizationConsulate General of Canada - Seattle, and VR/AR Association- Vancouver, BC. Cascadia VR Meetup brings together some of the most exciting VR companies from Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver, BC. Held in one of Portland's famous craft breweries, the Green Dragon on Friday December 9th from 1pm-6pm, we invite you to network, showcase, and connect.

 

San Francisco - Saturday Dec. 10th

From Portland Intl. (PDX) To San Francisco Intl. (SFO)

Via Alaska airlines 7:10am PDX to 9:10am SFO

Unity Developer Day: San Francisco 2016 this December 10th!

The following Portland Hotel partners have preferred rates during Cascadia VR Mixer. Group rate details:

Staying in overnight? We have just the hotel for you. Located 1/2 a mile from the Green Dragon, the Jupiter Hotel is a mid-century modern hotel in the heart of the city and designed for the urban explorer. Book your room now:

Go to: Jupiterhotel.com.com

Click: the BIG red “Book Now” box in the upper right hand corner

Enter: “SAVED” into the promo code slot (use CAPS LOCK)

 

Terms & Conditions: Passengers on the Amtrak train are responsible to bring all travel documents for entry into the US.

VRX 2016
Dec
7
Dec 8

VRX 2016

VRARA members get in at a discounted rate. Contact mike@thevrara.com 

Capitalize on the meteoric rise of virtual reality. Lead from the front to create and monetize the best VR experiences through 2017 and beyond…

Only a year or so ago the question for most business leaders talking about virtual reality was simply "what is it and is it just a fad?".

But with massive investment coming from all the major tech juggernauts, media giants, game developers and large-scale enterprises, it’s now clear that it’s no fad - VR’s here to stay and it’s growing massively.

Huge progress is being made on both the display technology and content experiences and it’s set to revolutionize the way we work, play and socialize in what’s fast becoming an ever more digitized and connected world.

So the question for business leaders now is not what virtual reality is, but what are the possibilities it provides and how can it be integrated into their organization.

The VRX event series is purpose built to provide the answers to these questions. Bringing together the world’s leading VR content creators, commercial leaders and respected analysts & experts, the two days in December are set to be the best opportunity for those looking to position their business at the forefront of this new platform revolution.

Event website & details here

World Congress of Science and Factual Producers - Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality
Dec
5
Dec 8

World Congress of Science and Factual Producers - Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality

VRARA members save 25% on registration. Contact kris@thevrara.com for details. 

Every year, the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP) presents an invaluable industry conference for producers, broadcasters and distributors working in specialist factual television and digital media. Join us this year in Stockholm, Sweden, from December 5 to 8 for a dynamic four-day program of informative sessions and rewarding networking opportunities. The event will be featuring close to 20 VR and AR projects in the Innovation Zone space for the duration of Congress. In addition, there are VR AR sessions, see here.  

VR & AR With The Best - Online event
Dec
3
Dec 4

VR & AR With The Best - Online event

Get tickets here

VRARA members get a 50% discount, contact kris@thevrara.com. 

ONLINE CONFERENCE TAILORED FOR DEVELOPERS 

VR & AR With The Best second edition is a two-day online conference tailored for developers and engineers looking to expand their knowledge on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed realities. From capture, via platforms, systems and applications, learn how the experts are building entire immersive experiences for gaming, film, health and education - discover the trends and fill those gaps in the market!

Join 100 VR & AR experts (CTOs, CPOs, Architects, Engineers and Devs from Labs, Apps, Startups and Tech Giants) for exclusive tech talks, live-coding and demos on their platforms, immersive wearables, smart platforms. Go further and benefit from 1-to-1 mentoring sessions with the speakers and watch the talks for 2 months after.

Speakers: See list here

VR Hackathon: San Francisco
Dec
2
Dec 4

VR Hackathon: San Francisco

In all of the great VR events happening out there (including VRARA's), one good way to bring out the sector's true innovative mojo is with a good old hackathon. 

In that spirit VR/AR Association SF chapter has partnered with VRHackathon.com for its next event at the Microsoft Reactor Dec 2-4.  Click through to see the event's official details.

Nov
19
3:00 pm15:00

THE VR/AR ASSOCIATION Presents: Music + TV + Film = VR

  • Expert Dojo

Get tickets here

MUSIC + TV + FILM = VR

The hype around VR in the entertainment industry is all about merging art and technology both to enhance the consumer experience and to propel the entertainment business on the path of innovation and prosperity. VR/AR Association LA has assembled key players in the VR space to discuss how they are disrupting the business of music, TV and Film. 

Please join us for the VR/AR Association Music + TV + Film = VR Symposium which will offers a great opportunity to meet top industry leaders discuss & debate on how VR/AR Is Reshaping The Future of Music, TV & Film.  Network with peers, suppliers, Hollywood film makers, celebrities, educators and others within the VR/AR ecosystem. 

AGENDA

Saturday, November 19th (Expert Dojo)

 

3:00 p.m.  – 3:05 p.m.

Welcome & Introduction

 

Mike Johns, LA Chapter President, VR/AR Association

3:10 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.  

“Future of Theater Entertainment, What it Means To Moviegoers”

 

Brooks Brown, Global Director of VR – Starbreeze/IMAX

3:40 p.m. – 4:05 p.m.  

Augmented Reality Case Study:

“Kendrick Lamar vs. Lincoln Park...And The Winner Is?”    

 

Stephen Prendergast, CEO – Turnstile

4:10 p.m. – 4:35 p.m.      

“The Reinvention of Music Videos with Virtual Reality”  

 

Facundo Diaz, CEO – VRTFY

4:40 p.m. – 5:25 p.m.      

“Music VR Business Model And ROI” Panel    

*Moderated by: John Canning, Producers Guild of America

 

Timmu Tõke, CEO – Wolfprint 3D

Logan Olson, Founder – Soundstage VR

Dwayne Robinson, V.P., Information Technology – Interscope Records

5:30 p.m. – 5:55 p.m.      

“TV vs Film and the VR Narrative”

 

John Canning, VP, New Media Council – Producers Guild of America

6:00 p.m. – 6:25 p.m.      

“The Future of Hip Hop Is in Virtual Reality”     

 

Keith Clinkscales, Former CEO – Revolt TV

6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

“One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Establishing the Right VR Game Plan” Panel

*Moderated by: John Canning, Producers Guild of America

 

Jon “NEVERDIE” Jacobs, Visionary Entrepreneur

Kevin Cornish, Founder – Moth+Flame VR

Daniel Gregoire, Founder – Matter VR

7:20 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.      

Fireside Chat:

“VR The New Flatscreen TV”

 

Jon “NEVERDIE” Jacobs

8:00 p.m.

   Closing Remarks

 

Mike Johns, LA Chapter President, VR/AR Association

 

or more info or questions, contact VRARA Los Angeles Chapter President Mike Johns mikejohns@thevrara.com

VR NOW - the Tech Biz Art Conference - debuts in Germany
Nov
16
9:30 am09:30

VR NOW - the Tech Biz Art Conference - debuts in Germany

The conference will offer attendees the following experiences:

  1. Aims to create a hands-on atmosphere with a high amount of learnings. Packed talks focused on how-to's in VR and direct dialogue give participants the opportunity to exchange knowledge and gain new insights. The conference will feature international keynotes on technology, business and art.
  2. Mixes local heroes with international projects and shows a complete round-up of current state of the art techniques and technology.
  3. Celebrate outstanding technical, business, and artistic achievements in virtual reality. Three projects will be nominated for each of the categories (tech, business, art, and the grand prize).

The VR NOW Con is about giving new impulses on the medium and boosting the international developers and business community. The time is NOW to learn from and connect with each other to build the future of VR together. Come celebrate the conference, the award show, partner expo and lots of networking opportunities.

VRARA members receive a 22% discount on tickets. Send an email to the VRARA Chapter President, Amir-Esmaeil Bozorgzadeh at amir@virtuleap.com

Immersive Technology Conference 2016 - Houston, Texas
Nov
14
Nov 16

Immersive Technology Conference 2016 - Houston, Texas

  • Houston Student Center South

The VR/AR Association has partnered with Immersive Technology Conference, ITC 2016. Members of the VR/AR Association receive a special 20% DISCOUNT on registration to attend and a 30% DISCOUNT on booth space.

This is the first annual Immersive Technology Conference (ITC) that will be held in Houston, Texas November 14th to 16th 2016.

Immersive Technologies are already being implemented in the Medical, Oil & Gas, Marketing, Architecture, Aerospace, and Education fields with great success. ITC 16 aims to bring the people passionate about this technology together with the ever growing industries that call Houston, and on a larger scale Texas, home.

This conference will include a focus on the business and professional applications of Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR) technology and solutions, and leverage Houston’s unique position as a global technology hub–particularly for the energy, medical and aerospace industries–to connect companies, developers and enthusiasts in the exciting and rapidly evolving VR, AR, and MR space including:

  • Oil & Gas
  • Medical and Clinical Applications
  • Aerospace
  • Industrial and Technical Design
  • Training and Simulation
  • Architecture
  • Education
  • Telecommunication
  • Entertainment
  • Gaming

It’s not all just business though, ITC 2016 will be welcoming a large amount of the Gaming and Entertainment community as well. These industries drive innovation and rapid iteration of technology and solutions that have infinite possibilities in other markets. We hope to include key members of the VR and Gaming communities to showcase the current state of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technologies and software.

Email for your member Discount Code: nathan@thevrara.com