Aug 31

Apple ARKit & Google Blocks Online Class

This is an ongoing course online, you can take it anytime. 

Contact us for more info and to get your 100% discount code at info@thevrara.com 

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create amazing AR Apps Using ARKit Using Swift 
  • Build apps for the fourth transformation by placing virtual objects in the real world 
  • Learn SceneKit framework through the use of ARKit
  • Import Google Blocks models into the ARKit app
Jul 28

AR VR Product Development & CX Conference - Sydney

For discounted passes, please contact pradeep@thevrara.com

The first ever AR / VR CX conference in Australia, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Product Development and Customer Experience Conference, will address the ways to transforming the future of customer experience in this new digital world. Join the impressive gathering CX, AR, VR, UX professionals to discover how you can use AR / VR to usher in the future of CX, hear solutions to key business challenges and exchange ideas with experts from around the region.

Discover how brand pioneers, technology evangelists, and marketing experts are adapting and transforming their strategies, evolving their operating structure to embrace the reality for brands and embarking on a new world of possibilities using AR / VR.

Conference website claridenglobal.com/conference/arvr-aus-2017 

6:00 pm18:00

VRARA Boston Midsummer Mixed Reality (VR + AR)

See full agenda and RSVP here

Join us for a night of networking for professional applications of VR and AR technologies. We will be exploring different verticals where this technology can be game changing.

This meeting is brought to you by the Boston Chapter of the VR/AR Association and Alley co-working space, powered by Verizon.

12:00 pm12:00

Live Webcast: VR in Real Estate (Online)

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The use of VR technologies in real estate demos has been an obvious application and an affordable solution for developers since late 2013. 

* What do we currently understand about VR usage as a business tool for real estate companies? 
* What companies can benefit the most from these applications? 
* What are the economics behind producing VR applications for real estate?

3:00 pm15:00

On-Site Class: Building Great VR AR Products - LA

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Reserve your spot at our next class of the VRARA Training Program, taught by VR/AR Product Lead and VRARA Mentor Sami Ramly.

Building Great VR/AR Products: the Art of Product Management for Emerging Technologies

About the Class:

This class dives deep into Product best practices for anyone looking to make VR or AR and hoping to get people actually using their products - after the demo novelty has worn off. Topics to be covered include Product-Market Fit, Product Strategy, Product Development, Design, Prototyping, Monetization, Customer Development, Growth, Analytics, and more. All examples will be focused on VR/AR but some parallels will be drawn with adjacent industries. There will also be valuable learnings and applications for startups and companies in emerging technologies in general.

The typical audience includes (but is not restricted to) professionals who identify as makers, creatives, builders, creators and anyone involved in the product development process (entrepreneurs, executives, engineers, designers, product managers, developers, producers, directors, etc). If you're a marketer, evangelist, sales wizard or promoter of a VR/AR product, you will find it useful to learn what makes competing products great, good or bad, why your product with high traction could suffer in retention, and why the VR/AR product cemetery is full of has-beens and could-haves.

About Sami Ramly:

Sami Ramly is a VR/AR Product Lead and member of the select Product Leaders group at Product That Counts in Silicon Valley. He is currently the VR Product Management Lead at Wevr, the renowned VR startup specializing in producing and distributing award-winning VR experiences (2 out of 10 Best VR of 2016, according to TechCrunch). Sami heads the Product efforts for Transport, the native network for VR creatives and their audience. Previously, he worked in Product on 3D Printing & 3D Scanning at Microsoft, where he shipped Microsoft's first 3D Scan app for Windows 10. He also held several other roles in engineering, business and product management at Silicon Valley startups and accelerators, including StartX. Sami is a VR/AR Mentor & Faculty at VRARA, as well as a Mentor at Stanford, UCLA, USC, SIGGRAPH, LIFE, LebNet and others. He has co-authored an IEEE publication and has spoken about VR & AR at CES, Digital Hollywood, Plug & Play, Hero City, UC Berkeley, UCLA Anderson, Otis, and many VRARA events. He also sits on the Executive Board of Predictera and the Advisory Board of Rabbit Hole VR, Stanford's VR/AR maker community, featured in Business Insider as a place where “the next big thing in VR could come”.

6:30 pm18:30

VRARA London Chapter Event at PwC

To RSVP and for more info, contact us

This event will focus on hands-on demos as our research has shown a massive gap between the percentage of people who have heard of VR and those that have tried it (particularly high end VR) leading to a lack of understanding of VR's true potential.

Aug 20

OrlandoiX 2017 - Orlando

For discounted passes, email us info@thevrara.com

Join OrlandoiX, the Southeast's Largest Gathering of Creators in Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Video Games, and Digital Entertainment. Open to professionals and consumers alike, OrlandoiX sits at the intersection of creativity and technology, bringing together creators, investors, influential brands, and tech enthusiasts for four days of industry leading keynotes, speaker presentations, interactive exhibits, gameplay, and networking. Website: www.orlandoix.com

Mobile World Congress Americas - SF
Sep 14

Mobile World Congress Americas - SF

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To get your Pod space, contact us ASAP!

For discounted passes email us info@thevrara.com 

Following the success of our partnership with the GSMA on this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, VRARA is now partnering with GSMA for their upcoming Mobile World Congress Americas Event in San Francisco, 12th- 14th September 2017 – www.mwcamericas.com

Under the theme "The Tech Element," MWC Americas will offer attendees a range of dynamic programs and rich experiences focusing on key topics including IOT, VR/AR, 5G and Next Generation Networks, Mobile in Entertainment and content in media. Approximately 30,000 professionals and 1,000 exhibitors from across the mobile ecosystem and adjacent industry sectors will attend Mobile World Congress Americas 2017. On the back of demand from the likes of Samsung, we have developed a dedicated VR/AR Zone at the show. This VR/AR Zone offers VRARA members the chance to really show some of the leading names from the enterprise and telco markets, what you can do.

Our exclusive partnership with the GSMA means we are able to offer VRARA members the chance to join the VRAR Association’s Pod Pavilion within the VR/AR Zone at a discounted rate

Pod space in VRAR Association pavilion – these 10’ x 5’ pods are being offered at an discounted price that is exclusive to VRAR Association members. The package will include:

-        1.4 Pod – 10’ (W) x 5’ (D) x 8’ (H) 

-        Pods showcase products and services while allowing start-up companies to generate leads and network in the dedicated zones. 

-        System partitions – 10’H ASW Sound Walls (grey)

-        Fascia with company name and booth number

-        1 Information counter with lockable cupboard

-        2 Bar stool

-        1 waste basket

-        2 low energy spotlights

-        1 power point

-        Superior quality carpet with plastic cover

-        Daily cleaning

-        2 Exhibitor Visitor Passes per pod

VRARA members can also choose to take larger, full booth spaces adjacent to our pod pavilion, so please let us know what is of most interest.

Sep 14

Future of Immersive Leisure - Las Vegas

For discounted passes, contact us info@thevrara.com 

Future of Immersive Leisure 2017 is the first conference & expo designed to give a holistic, expansive view of the immersive technologies that will radically transform out-of-home entertainment. The event is aimed at facilitating understanding of the business opportunities and constraints of immersive technology (virtual reality, augmented reality, 4D), as well as critical connection building and networking opportunities among attraction owners, technology innovators, investors, and more.

Sep 24

Gwangju ACE Fair (Asia Content & Entertainment Fair) - South Korea

For discounted passes or exhibit booths, contact us!

one stop destination for the most comprehensive B2B cultural content exhibition in Korea.

For over a decade, Gwangju ACE Fair has showcased comprehensive exhibitions covering industries such as broadcasting, audiovisual, animation, characters, games, edutainment, VR/AR, and content licensing at the Kimdaejung Convention Center.

Don’t miss the chance to establish business leads and connections in a professional environment, and experience the historical and cultural atmosphere unique to Gwangju, South Korea.

Sep 20

RAN World - Barcelona

For discounted passes or if you would like to speak, contact us info@thevrara.com

RAN World 2017 bridges the gap between business strategy and technical expertise, bringing MNO CTOs and engineers together for a deep-dive look into challenges, sharing and growing knowledge.

Join us on 19-20 September in Barcelona and take advantage of:

  • In-depth discussions at the working groups, honing in on topical issues including VR AR, SON, Virtualisation, Massive MIMO, MEC, mmWave, C-RAN, 5G and more: check out the latest speakers online
  • International best practice and innovation at the RANNYs Awards: entries are now open for these prestigious operator awards looking at the latest and greatest in RAN developments
  • Technology demonstrations and new products launches from our research partners and vendors, taking place throughout RAN World in the exhibition area
  • New 5G use case working groups exploring the business models, applications and monetisation opportunities bringing new network infrastructure to the fore
  • Senior meeting place for decision makers and innovators who are driving the latest developments in tomorrow’s network 
Sep 22

VRDC Fall - SF

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The Virtual Reality Developers Conference (VRDC) brings together creators of amazing, immersive VR, AR, and MR experiences to share best practices and demo new technology.

Join attendees from Adobe, Amazon Web Services, Apple, Autodesk, BBC Worldwide, Double Fine Productions, DreamWorks, EA, ESPN, Google, Hasbro, Havas Health, HTC Vive, IBM, Intel, Kite & Lightning, Legendary Entertainment, Lockheed Martin, Magic Leap, Microsoft, NASA, Oculus VR, Pixar, Qualcomm, Shopify, Sony, Tencent, Technicolor, Ticketfly, Youtube, Ubisoft, Unity Labs, Valve Software, VR Playhouse and the White House Office of Science & Technology.

Network with VCs and press from CNET, Gamespot, Polygon, Reuters, Road to VR, SF Chronicle, TechCrunch, Upload VR, The Verge, VRfocus, Wall Street Journal, Wired Magazine and more.

Sep 27

Shop.org - LA

For discount for exhibiting, contact us

Shop.org is the annual event which delivers insights to the future of digital retail. This event groups exhibitors by product category and we have a category just for you, this includes AR/VR/CGI.  To view demographics, floor plan, sponsorship options, go to www.shop.org.

Sep 27

MEC Congress - Berlin

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“Accelerating Edge Computing Development to Support Next Generation Digital Services”

VR & AR sessions include:

Virtual Reality and Augmented Applications Enabled by Edge Computing

·         VR and AR require low latencies – is the edge the answer?

·         Local processing to enable high quality experiences

·         VR, AR and Robotics trials – what quality of service can MEC deliver?

·         Can any other technologies deliver the requirements that VR & AR require? Can edge computing players corner the VR/AR market?

Developing New Edge Computing Use Cases

·         What will be the most profitable edge computing use cases?

·         Edge computing to support Video delivery, VR/AR, Security, Connected Vehicles, Critical Communications

·         How can we accelerate the delivery of these new services?

·         Analysing use cases currently in development

10:30 am10:30

GamifyUs Conference - Stockholm

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GamifyUs highlights how to use the fun and motivational aspects of games to improve results in areas not related to games. Global companies like Starbucks, NIKE and Volkswagen have successfully been using gamification as a key component in their marketing strategies to increase customer engagement and gain attention for their products.

Get inspired on how to use a game design thinking when organizing processes at work or engage your employees in company goals, how game tech like Virtual Reality can innovate your company's communication, or the impact of a powerful story.

Conference website here 

Oct 4

Cross Video Days - Paris

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Supported by Creative Europe program since 2013, Cross Video Days (2-4 October 2017) is a unique marketplace where innovative digital content and studios can be pitched, scouted and financed. This year, Cross Video Days will offer two tracks: the first one to finance digital projects (Games & Cinematic experiences in AR/VR/MR/360° Included) in development phase, a second one to finance the activity of AR/VR Studios.


Apply To VR/AR Investment booster and meet international Investors

As a growing number of players, funds or equity investors are now supporting not only projects, but the activity of the innovative production companies itself, the Cross Video Days introduce this year a new financing track open to tech-enable content companies whose activity includes the production of cinematic experiences or games using AR/VR technologies.

12 selected European companies will get a unique chance to pitch their investment opportunity to a panel of 15 high-level international investors as well as reputed experts of the AR/VR/MR/360° industry.

This program is developed in partnership with The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US and Seahorn Capital

Apply to Content Market and meet digital Financiers

The Content Market is open to all Game & Cinematic projects using AR/VR/MR/360° technologies whatever their genre (documentary, fiction, animation...)

In a context when audiovisual digital industry is still experimenting with business models, and to offer maximum chances to the projects to be released, Cross Video Days Content Market strived to increase projects financing opportunities.

47% of the projects selected at the Cross Video Days have been produced and distributed in a 2-years time.

The selected project holders will take advantage of 30 minutes one-to-one meetings with a wide range of players including traditional broadcasters, Funds for interactive audiovisual content, Online broadcasters & VOD platforms, web publishers, Multi-Channel Networks, brands or VCs…

Financiers which attended latest editions: Tribeca, POV Digital, HTC Vive, Maker studios, Youtube, Sony Pictures, Red Bull Media House, Rightster, VICE, Channel 4, BBC, ZDF, BR, ARD, Arte, France Televisions, Canal+, RTBF, RTL, TF1, M6, RTS, ARD, YLE, DR, RTVE, RAI Educational.

Submission and participation at Cross Video Days is free of charge.

Applications are open till June 13th, 2017

For further information about Cross Video Days call for projects, please check the following link : http://www.crossvideodays.com/en/call-for-projects/

Oct 5

2017 Display Summit - Sterling, Virginia

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Projection and Body-worn Immersive Display Solutions for Simulation, Training, Visualization and Entertainment

2017 Display Summit is organized by Insight Media and focuses on the technologies, issues and opportunities for projection-based and body-worn immersive display systems in training, simulation, visualization and entertainment applications for commercial, military and professional markets.

This means flat, curved and domed projection-based simulators, trainers, theaters and 3D visualization solutions as well as body-worn immersive solutions using virtual, augmented and mixed reality.

Oct 7

Virtual and Augmented Reality and Behavior Change Annual Event at Stanford

Please join our conference and interact with all stakeholders in this VR/AR and behavioral change space, including psychiatrists, psychologists, behavioral scientists, neuroscientists, engineers, developers, designers, entrepreneurs, etc.  We will explore the application of immersive technologies for treating and researching addictions, ADHD, anxiety, PTSD, psychosis, pain, depression, psychosomatic illness and more. In addition to lectures with time for questions and answers, the conference will feature a “shark-tank” style innovation lab, demonstrations, and scientific posters.

For information and to register visit here

Call for VR Poster Abstracts (due August 1, 2017) and Brainstorm VR Innovation Lab Entries (due September 1, 2017) at our VR conference.

Instructions available here

Speakers (subject to change):  Jeremy Bailenson, Walter Greenleaf, Giuseppe Riva, “Skip” Rizzo, Pat Bordnick, JoAnn Difede, Diane Gromala, Hunter Hoffman, David Thomas, Jacob Balon, Kim Bullock, Tom Caruso, Anne Dubin, Kate Hardy, Hadi Hosseini, Alan Louie, Sean Mackey, Laura Roberts, Sam Rodriguez, Nina Vasan, Leanne Williams, and others.

9:00 am09:00

Virtual Reality 20/20 - NYC

For discounted passes or if you would like to speak, contact us info@thevrara.com 

Today’s consumer has an insatiable appetite for new technology experiences. That trend bodes very well for virtual and augmented reality, which many leading analysts are surmising will become the next mega tech trend. VR/AR technology and its content, application and services has the potential to disrupt the market just as televisions, personal computers and smartphones did beforehand

Virtual Reality 20/20 is the must-attend event for film/television/digital content/gaming industry executives, consumer electronics companies, VCs/angel investors, retailers, publishers, news outlets, sports franchises, advertising agencies, brands, social media channels, educators and other business leaders. Event website here

Oct 27

VR Days Europe - Amsterdam

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Attention explorers, adventurers, trailblazers! The third edition of VR Days will once again be the place where everybody in VR and AR meets, more here

9:00 am09:00

VRevolution - NYC

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The inaugural VRevolution event offered a full exploration of 360 Video and Virtual & Augmented Reality technologies with a singular focus – to help leading brands and enterprises understand and deploy these new channels as a way to engage their customers and employees.

Continue the journey with us this November in New York City as we welcome the world’s leading organizations to VRevolution 2017 and navigate the countless opportunities in mixed reality in order to drive progress for both consumer-facing and enterprise initiatives.

Nov 16

World Virtual & Augmented Reality Sports Innovation Summit - SF

For discounted passes, contact us info@thevrara.com

Fan Engagement, Elite Performance, Broadcast Strategy, Brand Development

2017 is shaping up to be the breakthrough year for Immersive Technology and Sport. With a market potential in excess of $100Billion, the opportunities for growth are enormous.

From live VR broadcasts and fan engagement experiences to VR training, billions of fans and athletes across the world will engage with immersive sports content. Despite much impressive early innovation there is still a paucity of content for the regular sports fan to consume. This is in large part due to the technical challenges and costs sports organisations face in generating VR content and experiences and the barriers consumers still face in accessing VR. The key question facing the sports industry is understanding which immersive technologies will come out on top, and then identifying what the most effective strategies to implement and monetize them may be.

The Summit brings together the senior stakeholders from the biggest clubs, associations, athletes, broadcasters and brands alongside the leaders in technology, innovation and big data to identify how to activate, apply and monetize immersive tech in the sports arena.

Event website www.virtual-reality-sports-innovation.com

Dec 8

VRX 2017

In VRARA's continued partnerships throughout the event world, the latest is VRX 2017. Taking place 12/7 & 12/8 in San Francisco it features heavy-hitter speakers from HTC to Audi. 

With a theme grounded in VR's business growth and cultural immersion, it promises lots of concrete learnings, not to mention networking with industry influencers. 

VRARA SF is proud to be a media partner, meaning we'll not only be there but members can receive a 15% discount code to attend. Contact us if interested. We hope to see you there.

More from the event organizers:

Now in its 3rd year, VRX has established itself as the world’s premier gathering of senior-level virtual reality business leaders. Previous speakers include a global who's-who of those pioneering the way in VR, with CEO’s and senior decision makers making waves in gaming, film, enterprise, broadcasting, healthcare, education and more. Expect more of the same this year, with more to be announced.

7:15 am07:15

Virtual Medicine conference at Cedars-Sinai Los Angeles

If you would like to speak at this event or receive 50% discount passes, contact us info@thevrara.com

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Not so far in the future, doctors might prescribe a virtual beach vacation to calm aches and pains, in lieu of taking a pill. Insurance companies might offer scenic tours of Icelandic fjords to lower blood pressure, instead of doubling up on drugs. Psychiatrists might treat social phobia by immersing patients in a virtual dinner party.

It’s starting to happen right now because of virtual reality (VR) – the mind-bending technology that offers immersive, multisensory environments that nudge our brains into thinking we are somewhere else.

For decades, scientists have been discovering the surprising health benefits of VR for ailments ranging from burn injuries, to stroke, to posttraumatic stress. Thousands of studies reveal that VR has an uncanny ability to block pain, calm nerves and boost mental health – all without drugs and their unwanted side effects. But the technology has been too expensive, unreliable and unwieldy for the research to translate beyond the pages of academic journals and doctoral dissertations.

The speakers include VRARA Digital Health Committee members.  We have some all-stars showing up to this important event!  

Event website www.virtualmedicine.org

4:30 pm16:30

VRARA St Louis Chapter Event - How VR/AR is Disrupting Retail

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We're requesting your immediate help to continue to grow the St. Louis VR/AR scene!  Our time is now!  Whether you are new to VR/AR or an expert developer, you're invited to come learn and grow with others interested in the same technologies.  

Panel Members:

• Bob Hardester - CIO @ Schnucks 

• Nathan Pettyjohn - CEO @ Aisle411

• Derik Reiser - VP Innovation @ Enterprise Holdings

• Dane Johnston - VR Content Manager @ NVIDIA 

• Moderated by Emmy Winning Journalist George Sells and VoiceXP Founder Bob Stolzberg


Jul 19

The New York Venture Summit VR/AR - NYC

For tickets up to 60% off, contact us info@thevrara.com 

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Whether you’re a startup seeking angel or venture funding, register today and/or apply to present at The New York Venture Summit, NY’s largest annual venture conference.  

Don’t miss connecting with more than 500 attendees, gaining insight from more than 50 VCs/Angels on interactive panels; hearing presentations by more than 50 Top Innovators.”


6:30 pm18:30

QA and Testing in Interactive & Cinematic Virtual Reality (VR/AR)

VRARA Members, contact us for a discount code. 

Building an engaging VR experience takes more than creativity - it requires consistent performance throughout the entire experience. The diversity of competing devices & platforms (from high end HMD to smartphones), and the physical and sensory aspects of VR content experience, dictate a specialized approach to QA. Building on the experience acquired in creative rich-media digital content production and QA, we will discuss what organization, tools, process and systems are relevant to perform QA of interactive and cinematic VR content.

Register here to attend.

Event bonus: see VRARA SF member ASA Digital featured on the program: featured speaker Emmanuel Saccoccini

6:00 pm18:00

VRARA Birmingham Chapter Event

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With special thanks to the NatWest for their support in providing the venue and the refreshments for this event.

Join us and up to 70 other tech businesses & individuals at our 2nd meeting and learn more about VR, AR and the tech involved in this exploding industry. Our guest keynotes will be revealed shortly. Please contact us via kev@thevrara.com if you'd like to be considered for our speakers list. A great opportunity to promote your business and work in VR/AR for 30 minutes.

1:00 pm13:00

Live Webcast and Q&A with Robert Scoble hosted by the VR/AR Association

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Spend 1hr with Robert online and ask any question you want! Robert will present the latest industry information and give you insights into the present and the near-future.

Robert Scoble is on the Advisory Board of the VR/AR Association and is an authority on what's next, particularly when it comes to VR, AR, and MR. Partner at Transformation Group, Robert helps companies deal with the disruption that next generation augmented reality, AKA "Mixed Reality" represents. In his book, "The Fourth Transformation," he details how it will change everything from retailing to education to sports. Robert received several endorsements: Time: One of the top 140 Twitterers! FT: One of the five most influential Twitterers! Inc.: Top 5 on list of Tech Power Players You Need to Know. Next Reality: Top 50 AR influencer.

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9:30 am09:30

VR/AR Maker Lab - Augmented City: Creating VR AR Web Content Showcasing Singapore

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Come join the start of the VR/AR maker ecosystem!

VR/AR Maker Lab

For coders, makers and designers

Presented by XR Alliance, VR/AR Association & Mozilla with Intel

“Augmented City: Creating AR and VR web content showcasing Singapore”

Casual AR and VR on the web allows people to create and consume augmented and virtual experiences easily and more freely. WebVR takes advantage of the web, the largest and most accessible software platform in history, to close the content gap and help AR/VR gather steam with the masses. This Lab lets participants work together to create VR content for the Web using Mozilla’s A-Frame toolkit. Come together with other designers and developers to experiment and create AR and VR on the web! 

Who: Web designers and developers interested in building AR/VR content and applications. Experience either designing or programming is required, whether with the web stack or otherwise.

What to bring: A laptop or other computer is required.

How to prepare: Even if you’re already familiar with designing or programming for AR/VR, run through the A-Frame interactive tutorial: https://aframe.io/aframe-school

#opensource #virtualreality #webvr #augmentedreality #VR #AR #UX


Event Schedule

09:30: Registration

10:00: Welcome, introduction, event overview

10:30: Group speed ideation

11:00: Teams break off for deeper ideation

11:30: Teams build user flows

12:00: Lunch

12:30: Teams start building

15:00: Break

17:00: Group share

17:30: Goodbye

For queries, partnerships or sponsorships, contact: vanessa (at) thevrara (dot) com

The XR Alliance is a global alliance for tech professionals in VR/AR/XR. Its FORCE is in alliance-building and VR/AR}XR for Good. @xrforce

The VR AR Association (VRARA) is a global industry association with a mission to help promote and build the VR/AR ecosystem. Its core focus is in strategic industry development.

More information can be found here 

Jul 13

CE Week 2017 - NYC

For discount passes or exhibitor discount contact us

CE Week will feature hundreds of amazing new products on the show floor, an industry-leading conference program, and exciting special events. But it’s the audience that makes being there so compelling for companies. By integrating events like Showstoppers and getgeeked New York into the schedule, we have created the industry’s first and only “B2E” (business-to-everyone) event.

Over two days, companies can showcase their products to the tech media’s most influential journalists and editors, meet with key industry partners, channel representatives, and investors, and turn passionate tech enthusiasts into their most important advocates – all at one event! Click here for more information.

Enterprise Mobility Transformation Exchange 2017 (Atlanta, USA)
Jul 12

Enterprise Mobility Transformation Exchange 2017 (Atlanta, USA)

  • Chateau Elan

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Renown global innovation conference group IQPC ( www.iqpc.com ) will host a 3-day summit on mobile innovation and IoT July 10-12 near Atlanta, USA. The 'Enterprise Mobility Transformation Exchange’ connects senior industry executives to network, discover, and strategize how to effectively manage security, productivity, adoption and innovation in Mobile and IoT.

Speakers include NASA, Thyssenkrupp, Coca-Cola, Lyft, IDC, Capital One, and Bank of America. VRARA Atlanta chapter president John Buzzell will lead a roundtable exploring Enterprise use cases for Augmented Reality across verticals.

VRARA members are invited to register for 30% off. 

VRARA Atlanta Chapter Event
6:30 pm18:30

VRARA Atlanta Chapter Event

The Atlanta chapter of the VR/AR Association ( www.thevrara.com/atlanta ) is having its annual Summer meeting. Attendees will hear from a variety of speakers on new VR/AR developments and opportunities.  Speakers will represent Atlanta VR/AR agencies and businesses, covering upcoming events, VR/AR training & education, job opportunities. The event will conclude with hands-on demos and networking. 

TechSquare Labs
859 Spring St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

Doors open 6:30
Speakers & discussion 7:00-8:30
Networking reception 8:30-9:30

6:30 pm18:30

VRARA Singapore, XR Alliance & Samsung Event: "VR for Healthcare"

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The XR Alliance is a global alliance for tech professionals in VR/AR/XR. Its force is in alliance-building and VR/AR/XR for Good. @xrforce

The VR AR Association (VRARA) is a global industry association with a mission to help promote and build the VR/AR ecosystem. Its core focus is in strategic industry development. More information can be found here https://www.facebook.com/vrarasg/

JOIN US for a conversation about VR for Healthcare.

*As this is an industry event, please enter your organization name of the company you are representing.*

Those related to the healthcare and education sector are especially welcome to join us!

"Collaborative learning in VR Healthcare"

Medical VR applications, such as augmented vision surgery, remote treatment and distance diagnosis, are becoming increasingly common worldwide. In Singapore, new techniques are being pioneered that go further to help provide non-invasive and completely safe outcomes without using established trial-practice-and-error approaches.

Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) has teamed up with Side Effects Asia Pacific to work on VR technology systems for advanced healthcare and medical training.

The new systems will enable trainees to experience realistic 3D medical emergency scenarios, allowing digital feedback and overlay information to be integrated with existing medical images. In other words, trainees will be able to experience and practice fully immersive, on-the-spot decision-making scenarios during the resuscitation of critically ill or severely injured virtual patients.

In this upcoming session, TK Ng, CEO of Side Effects Asia Pacific, will share more about their insights and experiences developing cutting edge healthcare and medical VR simulations with the new Gear VR Controller as a key interaction device. He will also give strategic tips and advice on how to deliver and scale cutting-edge medical simulations to the entire healthcare and medical industry in the most cost-effective and practical way.

Jun 30

2nd Global VR/AR China Summit 2017

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Featuring a co-held exhibition, 2nd Global VR//AR China Summit 2017 will gather more than 500 high level participants from 20+ countries, they come from both heavyweight high-tech companies and brilliant startups, cover the whole value chain, such as hardware producers of head mounted display devices, 3D camera, input devices; software developers of VR software development platform, VR SDK, content development tools; content providers of VR games, VR movies; VR/AR industry solutions providers for commercial marketing, engineering, architecture, clinical medical, defense; technologies companies for image recognition technology, gesture control technology, voice input and out technology; as well as distribution channels and VC/PE. In this event, 30+ VR/AR industry leaders will deliver speech covering industry whitepaper, new products release, new technology and research achievements, and carry out diverse forms of interaction and partnership.

During this event, we will arrange a special road show /demo show for startups to attract attention from leading PE/VC investors and media, and there is a co-located exhibition show for global VR/AR leaders to show their cutting-edge technologies and products. We will also arrange 1-on-1 meetings for our exhibitors and sponsors, to provide a bridge for their global partnership and product distribution channel development in China. Most importantly, we will host a VR/AR industry award ceremony to commend those companies which has made outstanding contributions. We believe this event will be an ideal platform for VR/AR industry communication and partnership, each participant can get global market updates, obtain newest product and technology information, promote their own product and brands, explore potential clients, seek business partnership, and step towards the top of the mountain with the global VR/AR market booming in 2017! 

6:00 pm18:00

Social in VR: developer, marketer and platform perspectives

Among VR's many areas of development, social will arguably unlock the most value and network effect. In fact, the catalyst for the current wave of VR activity was Facebook's 2014 Oculus acquisition.

To that end, VRARA SF Chapter is partnering with ARVR MunchnLearn on its next event, coming up on Wednesday in Palo Alto: Social in VR: developer, marketer and platform perspectives.

The event is sure to draw an influential crowd of developers and enthusiasts in Social VR. See the link above for speakers and logistical details, and reach out to us with any questions.  

7:00 pm19:00

The Virtual_London

For more info and tickets, contact us

The Virtual_ is a series of invite-only speaker, panel & demonstration events, made for marketing & brand professionals. An opportunity to discover the potential of Virtual Reality, to learn, play and interact with new models of experience and interaction.

VR v's AR v's MR & What's Next?

At this event our industry speakers will debate this question to answer, what is it? what's best? where should money be spent? what technologies are consumers using & what's next?

Virtual Umbrella | Zappar | Microsoft Hololens

6:30 pm18:30

Up The Ante with the VRARA - The Investor Edition (Los Angeles)

RSVP here


Tuesday, June 27th

Location: Fox Innovation Lab

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Cut through the noise and learn directly from prominent angel investors and VCs!

Finding the right investor is vital to success.

Join this special event in partnership with some great investors!

There will be a panel discussion and a chance to pitch your company.

Enjoy a night of meeting great investors and founders!

Panel Session Topic:
The Path to Funding

Panel Session Topics will cover:

-When's the right time to pursue seed round and Series A funding?

-What company attributes are investors most interested in?

-What is the outlook of the VR/AR market?

-How can an entrepreneur be best prepared for a fundraising pitch?

Want to pitch your company to our investors?

Email josephine@thevrara.com

Jun 28

VR Connects San Francisco 2017

For discounted passes, contact us

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VR Connects San Francisco (June 27th-28th 2017) is a brand new event for the VR/AR industry created by Steel Media, the team behind the PG Connects series of conferences, Pocket Gamer, PG.biz, The Virtual Report, and the Global VR Challenge.

The event will bring together 500 delegates from across the VR/AR/MR industry (with a focus on hardware manufacturers, entertainment/game/educational/experiential developers, publishers, investors, media, and more). It will combine a lively expo space with 2 days of focused conference tracks spread over 4 tracks and covering the key questions facing the industry (global trends, technical and design issues, monetisation & business strategy, future technologies).

While information and inspiration are very important, the core of any show is who you meet and with that in mind we have a dedicated ‘Pitch & Match’ meeting system for free to all delegates to plan their own meetings, after hours networking events plus two dedicated pitching events (the VR Indie Pitch and the VR Speedmatch sessions designed to connect developers with publishers, media and platforms/stores) open to applications.

Jun 28

VR/AR Excellence Days 2017 - Hamburg, Germany

For discounted passes, contact us

Virtual and augmented reality has already enabled us to travel the world with the push of a button, to ride the waves while sitting comfortably on our couch, or to take a roller coaster on an iceberg. There seem to be no limits for VR/AR in the entertainment and experience industry. But how do you use these innovations to strengthen your customer relationships as a retailer, to double the traffic on your website, to increase your ROI exponentially, or to strengthen your name as an online business?

Our VR/AR Excellence Days on 27–28 June 2017 in Hamburg will be the interactive and hands-on platform you need to discover the potential and usability of virtual, augmented and mixed reality for your company. Best practice cases, technological innovations, and a visionary outlook are at the heart of this inspiring event.

Put your thinking hats on and observe newcomers as well as big players up on stage while they explain the multiple ways you can benefit from VR and AR in your marketing and sales strategy as well. We are looking forward to a vivifying day in your company.

Conference website here http://www.managementforum.com/vrar/

Jun 26

VRTO - Toronto

For discounts up to 50% off, contact us

VRTO aims to empower people to share their world, culture, knowledge and dreams with the assistance of emergent immersive technologies. Recognized internationally for its high calibre, high-quality discussions, in-depth training, world-class presentations and top level speakers, VRTO brings together compelling discourse and bleeding-edge prototypes, demonstrations and innovative companies in carefully crafted schedules and environments.

VRTO is always an opportunity to build powerful and long-lasting business and personal relationships, with a very open-minded and inclusive community, unafraid to ask the big questions. Furthermore, the show provides many different tools to ensure attendees find their best matches towards meeting their goals at the show.

Conference website here

Jun 25

WebVR Hackathon hosted at Sketchfab - NYC

For discounted tickets, contact us info@thevrara.com 

Join us for an awesome weekend-long WebVR hackathon, hosted at Sketchfab - starting 6:30pm Friday, June 23rd, going through to 5pm Sunday, June 25th. We’ve got a great group of folks coming, and will have breakout sessions & pre-event webinars for those who are just getting started. WebVR is going to be a huge part of the VR/AR industry, making it easy to prototype and deploy new projects with nothing more than Web development skills!

Space will be limited, so book your ticket now. If you’re not sure, come Friday anyway and check it out, you can buy tickets right up till Saturday morning at 10am.

More details & code of conduct are here: https://nycwebvr-hackathon2.devpost.com/

10:00 am10:00

The WAVE Congress - Birmingham UK

For discounted passes, contact us! 

The WAVE Congress is the only dedicated event of its kind in the UK, featuring top name speakers including Jaguar Land Rover, Airbus, Boeing, Laing O’ Rourke, and AMRC), cutting edge technology and the latest innovations specifically for Enterprise, and will cover Automotive, Aerospace and Construction, Oil & Gas, Military & Defence, and Healthcare.

Our concentration will be on the enterprise, and in particular, use cases from companies deploying augmented reality and wearable solutions.

Why attend? –

This is a unique opportunity to hear real use cases from businesses deploying connected technology in the workplace, as well as being able to make valuable contacts and understand how wearables, AR & VR are evolving to meet the needs of business.

Who is attending? – as a high-level conference and expo, you can expect to meet and network with 150 to 200 senior level delegates, including – 

•            CTO’s

•            CIO’s

•            Product & Design Engineers

•            System Architects

•            CDO’s

•            Heads of Innovation & Emerging Technologies

By attending you will – 

•            Network with key industry leaders

•            Participate in discussions

•            Cultivate valuable contacts and business leads

•            Learn from experts about the latest technologies and innovations disrupting and shaping your industry sectors future.

It’s going to be an amazing event, and one you will not want to miss. VR/AR Association members are entitled to a 30% discount on tickets.

5:30 pm17:30

VRARA - Kentucky Chapter Event

RSVP here

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

Food and Beverages included in the registration fee.



5:30pm -6:30pm

- Registration and Networking

- AR and VR Demonstrations


- VR/AR Association Overview 

- Augmented World Expo 2017, the largest AR+VR event in the world. We’ll share what’s hot midway through 2017 in AR and VR from our trip to Silicon Valley.

- How brands are taking advantage of Emerging Media in sales and marketing (360’s, AR, VR and MR)

8:00 am08:00

Narrative Summit 3: Stories that Change

VRARA Members, contact us for discount code to attend.

One common thread in several technologies -- especially VR -- is transforming how stories are told. This is the evolution of narratives, and the subject of the Digital Narrative Alliance (DNA) Narrative Summit 3: Stories that Change.

Taking place June 20 in San Francisco it will feature a full day of sessions and networking on the evolution of storytelling. The VR/AR Association is an event partner and will join the discussion about how this evolution of storytelling is impacted by immersive technologies.

VRARA Members, contact us for a discount code to attend 

Jun 23

San Diego Startup Week

For discount passes and if you would like to speak, contact us info@thevrara.com

We have some of the top VR/AR professionals speaking from premier companies like Starbreeze Studios, HTC, Sphericam, CandyLabs, and Visionary Artists just to name a few. If you don't have your tickets already, head over to theand get your tickets today.

This year is our 5th year anniversary and in addition to the VR/AR (Future) track we have 14 other tracks to choose from (Feel free to chose sessions on any track a la carte style. We are expecting over 5,000 attendees to show up for more than 240 educational sessions!

In addition to the daily sessions, we have social events as well. Monday will kickoff the launch party of San Diego Startup Week 2017, where over 5000 people will gather for a massive networking event. Jason Calacanis’s keynote speech on Tuesday will be followed by the famous Startup Crawl on Wednesday, where Startup Week attendees can tour the various companies located in Downtown San Diego. The stage will be set Thursday night for the Startup Week Founders Fight Club and Adobe Creative Jam, and Friday will wrap the week up with a closing party, Startup Festival, and Community Awards Ceremony. At all of these events, you’re bound to meet some amazing people!

San Diego is growing exponentially and we are seeing high-growth in VR and AR startups, and it is our belief that the involvement of the VR/AR community is imperative to the success of San Diego as a whole.

We hope to see all of you at San Diego Startup Week 2017! See  event website  for more.

Jun 20

Digital Business Summit - Dallas

If you want to present demo or for discounted passes, contact us

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ISG is seeking VR/AR product demos for the Emerging Technology Showcase session.  Solutions that will disrupt areas such as future of work, training and retail are most relevant. 

The Emerging Technology Showcase is a 1.5 hour session which concludes the second day of the Digital Business Summit conference to be held June 19-20, 2017 in Dallas, TX. It is intended to be an interactive "show and tell" session where we will demonstrate emerging technologies — for example, blockchain, drones, augmented reality, 3D printing, and intelligent networks— and discuss the impact to business operations and humans, the challenges to making them a reality and the risk to speed of deployment.   The demonstrations should be short and succinct and will be vetted and approved by ISG. Participants in the showcase, receive a free pass to the event.

The 2017 Digital Business Summit is now in its seventh year and brings together experienced senior digital business strategists and technology leaders to explore how enterprises are transforming their business. Attendees at the Digital Business Summit are provided with an end-to-end view of the impact of digital disruption on technology infrastructurebusiness operating models and organizational strategies.

Attendees at the Summit include:

·        Senior IT Leadership (CIO / CTO)

·        Senior Business Strategists

·        Senior Marketing and Product Marketing Leaders

·        Senior Finance Leaders

·        Business and IT Risk Management

·        Corporate and Line of Business Leader


Through interactive sessions, conference participants gain valuable information and actionable advice from industry experts and peers:

·       Review the digital disruptors driving transformative changes based on our most recent C-level research

·       Hear about the best practices of some of the early adopters of automation tools

·       Explore some of the key breakthroughs in securing the digital universe

·       Network with peers and share ideas and best practice.


VR/AR Association members receive a 50% discount off the registration fee of $995.  Conference website here 

6:00 pm18:00

*POSTPONED* SF Chapter: Road to the Holodeck, Lightfields and Volumetric VR

ALERT 6/14: Due to the logistics and road barricades for the 6/15 Warriors Victory Parade (closures start at 6pm tonight) we are forced to postpone this event. After long discussions with the venue and Oakland PD, we arrived on this conclusion.

We will devise the postponement date ASAP. Registered attendees will receive automatic admission to the new date, and a little something extra. We will issue full refunds to anyone who can not attend on the new date. More to come soon.

For the VR/AR Association's next San Francisco chapter event, we'll dive into lightfields. Join us on June 14 for an evening of networking, food and illuminating discussion.

We'll examine the future outlook, as well as work being done today for volumetric photo capture in interior spaces like real estate. See all of the details and speakers here.