2017 VR & AR Summit Online
Apr
25
Apr 27

2017 VR & AR Summit Online

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We invite you to join this online live webcast 3 day event by either presenting or attending.  If interested in presenting, contact us. 

Confirmed Presenters already include:

Engaging Content Creation That Drives User Engagement, George Egbuonu, Founder of VR eCards,

VR/AR For Enterprise: Building a Practical Roadmap for Success, Amy Peck, Founder, endeavorVR

Hardware-Free AR Indoor Positioning and Navigation, Clemens Kirner, Founder & CEO, INS Insider Navigation Systems

Virtual Reality Therapy for Pain and Anxiety during Procedures, Brandon Birckhead is a physician who founded Immergence Technologies, LLC

 

Agenda - 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. 

Apr
26
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
Apr
27
Apr 28

The VR Arcade at Level Up and Hakkasan during NAB - Las Vegas

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The VR Arcade returns to Level Up and Hakkasan inside the MGM Grand Resort Hotel and Casino featuring a special performance by Cash Cash plus leading VR/AR Exhibits and Special Guests until 1am.

Complimentary and Expedited entry with RSVP for VR/AR Association Members. Table and Bottle Service Available.

Meet the Superstars of VR! Our Superstars for the evening include:

Mix Master Mike, BEASTIE BOYS

Kevin Winston, DIGITAL LA

Mariana Acuna, JOLT VR

Georgia Van Culenberg, ARTS BRIDGING THE GAP, STARBREEZE

Charles Babb, FAIRCHILD CONSORTIUM

Abby Albright, SH//FT, WOMEN IN VR

Ryan Pulliam, SPECULAR THEORY

Lima Mora, TELESPORT.ME, THE LAST STAR

Press coverage provided by: Haptical and Moof Monster Tech

Apr
28
Apr 29

YVRFF Vancouver Virtual Reality Film Festival - Vancouver

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Vancouver Virtual Reality Film Festival will give Vancouver the opportunity to explore the world of VR with the most innovative technology and creative content. Industry influentials are working closely with the festival to celebrate the top creative minds and leading developments at Western Canada's premier VR film festival

YVRFF is collaborative non-profit tech culture organization with a mission to change the storytelling landscape 360 degrees at a time. Through cultivating a strong community of VR filmmakers and enthusiasts alike, the YVRFF will make VR accessible to all, within a world class event. Featuring the finest VR films available with experts walking guests through a variety of amazing experiences. It will be a festival impossible to forget. For more information check out their website here.  

May
3
10:00 am10:00

Convergence 004 - Sydney

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The one guaranteed constant in technology is change and it's adoption is accelerating

We are now seeing a Convergence bringing together separate industries like; IT, telecoms, electronics, manufacturing, media, healthcare, entertainment and education with a blurring of lines as they become one ecosystem.

To explore this we have created a series of events where a diverse group of top industry professionals come together to hear insights from world class speakers, technology brands and thought leaders. Convergence is equal parts conference trade show and networking.

Convergence positions both Sydney and Singapore as hubs for this world changing technical innovation and creativity.

Our next event focuses on:

  • Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality (VR / AR)
  • Wearable Technology & Smart Devices
  • The Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Robotics & Machine Learning (Ai / M2M)

Conference website here

May
3
6:00 pm18:00

SF Chapter Event, May 3: UX in VR with Oculus and Unity

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The next VRARA SF Chapter event is set, and it's coming up fast (May 3). For this event, we'll zero in on the increasingly important area of UX and design in VR. 

To do that, we've called upon some heavy hitters. We have the industry's leading headset provider and game engine. That's right, it's a one-two punch of Oculus and Unity. 

We're also proud to say that we're partnering with the good folks at ARVR Munch'nLearn to produce the event. And our friends at San Francisco State University will host us. 

Speaker details are below and you can register here. VRARA members can contact us for a comp code, and we're available for any other questions, such as sponsorship. 

We hope to see you there.

Speakers

  • Brian Sharp manager of the Oculus Medium team at Oculus
  • Dylan Urquidi UX engineer on the Editor VR project at Unity Labs (which allows you to use the Unity engine in VR)
  • Rafael Brown - prolific game designer and founder/creative direcator at Digital Myths Studio
May
4
6:30 pm18:30

VR/AR Association NYC & NYTV Event at The Mill (New date!)

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The Mill 451 Broadway, 6th Floor, New York,  NY 10013

Panel discussion will be centered around the future of VR and AR and the effects new technologies will have on storytelling as they become increasingly consumer friendly and the work starts to gain higher fidelity.

Speakers

CVR 2017 - Vancouver
May
5
May 7

CVR 2017 - Vancouver

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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!

The speakers and exhibitors for Industry Day are from world-class companies such as NASA, Ford, CNN Digital, Microsoft, Delta Airlines, Creative BC, BC Lottery and Gaming Corporation, Y Dreams, Vancouver Economic Commission, Immersv, Within, Secret Location, Oculus, HTC, Google Daydream, Finger Food Studios, Cloudhead Games, Unity, Boeing, Quantum Capture, LNG Studios, Serious Simulations, SPAWAR, Archiact, and many many more.  

Industry Day will attract leaders in the VR/AR/MR Industry from Vancouver, the rest of Canada, the Pacific Northwest, California and across the globe.  There will be dynamic panels and keynote addresses, exclusive demos, press tours, B2B matchmaking opportunities, content creator and buyer speed dating, industry parties and lots and lots of awesome demos.  

On Friday, May 5th we invite you to join us for THE BEST VR/AR/MR party Vancouver has ever seen!  Join the VRARA Vancouver Chapter for an amazing event!   There will be exclusive demos, food and drink, live and interactive entertainment, some surprises and the chance to party with all the new friends you made during the conference!  

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
5
6:30 pm18:30

VR/AR Association Presents: The Official CVR Industry Day After Party

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CVR is the biggest VR/AR/MR conference in Canada and the Pacific Northwest and Vancouver is turning into a global hub. What better way to end the Industry Day with an Industry Night Cinco De Mayo after party that will be one for the record books. Bringing together the best minds in VR/AR/MR, companies and leaders of all industries under one roof for an evening of entertainment. You don't want to miss this, get you tickets now because this will sellout! VRARA members get in free!

  • Guests will have the chance to demo incredible VR/AR/MR experiences

  • Enjoy delicious food and beverages with a Cinco De Mayo theme with one free drink ticket

  • Network with the VR/AR Industry influencers, companies of all types, VCs and thought-leaders of top companies

  • One of Vancouver's hottest musicians Alex Maher, Alex’s music fuses elements of soul, pop, funk, and jazz with insightful lyrics

  • Our VRARA DJ will be spinning all your favorite tunes

  • Amazing street script artist Mega McGrath will be painting live and we'll be auctioning the painting off and the proceeds will go towards the Canuck Place Children's Hospice

Get there early as it will sell out and it will be on a first come first serve basis (based on capacity) to get into this exclusive VIP party.

This event hosted by the VRARA Vancouver, the VRARA is a global organization, with over 35 chapters, whose mission is to accelerate the smart growth of the VR/AR industry on a global scale. The Vancouver chapter has the specific goal of merging forward-thinking companies, groups and individuals with the exciting opportunities and development of immersive VR/AR/MR experiences and technologies.

Press and Media members are invited to attend (limited quantity) with the only stipulation being that they be willing to jump on the VR/AR bandwagon and celebrate this monumental event taking place in the Vancouver tech industry.

Please contact Dan Burgar (President, VRARA Vancouver) at dan@thevrara.com or Anne-Marie Enns (Executive Producer, CVR) at anne-marie.enns@archiactvr.com with any questions and for information about press passes or about joining the VR/AR Association.

Sponsors:

Skyrocket Digital A global digital branding agency offering global services in branding, web app development, ux, ecommerce, digital strategy & social marketing. 

CreativeBC Creative BC is an independent not for profit agency responsible for promoting and developing the creative industries in British Columbia.

Archiact A leader in VR/AR products and content.

BCLC Entertains players with the chance to dream, play and have fun, benefiting the people of British Columbia

We're proudly supporting Canuck Place Children's Hospice. Canuck Place offers a comprehensive clinical care to over 670 children living with life-threatening illnesses the families who love them throughout British Columbia. The unique program offers world-class health care within a home-like environment. 

Whether a life is measured in days, weeks, or months, children deserve the opportunity to learn, develop and grow. Canuck Place encourages families to live in the moment.

Check us out on Social Media:

The VR/AR Association: http://www.thevrara.com

The VR/AR Association Vancouver: http://www.thevrara.com/vancouver-chapter

The VR/AR Association Vancouver Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thevraravancouver

The VR/AR Association Vancouver Twitter: https://twitter.com/vrara_vancouver

The VR/AR Association Vancouver Instagram: http://instagram.com/vraravancouver

Event Disclaimer:

  • Tickets are non-refundable but transferrable

  • Must be 19+ to attend

May
10
9:30 am09:30

Los Angeles Games Conference

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On May 10, 2017 join the most influential decision-makers in the digital media industry at Digital Media Wire's Annual LA Games Conference to network, do deals, and share ideas about the future of games and connected entertainment!

As LA's local games event, LA Games Conference brings together LA's dynamic community of developers and game leaders for meaningful networking and meetings at the center of Silicon Beach and Hollywood.  The event is held at the iconic W Hollywood and features fireside chats, roundtables, panels and presentations on digital game investment, creation, distribution, marketing and monetization and plenty of networking opportunities with many of the elite in the industry. 

2017 LA Games Conference Agenda:

  • View from the Top: The State of the Game Industry
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality for Games & Entertainment
  • Monetizing Games Through Free-to-Play
  • The Opportunity of eSports for Brands, Agencies & Marketers
  • Creativity Rules Making Successful Games for Mobile Platforms
  • Game Industry Leadership Roundtable
  • Mobile Games: Strategies for Cost-Effective User Acquisition
  • Hollywood & Games
  • The Power of Influence: Influencer Marketing & User Acquisition
  • Winning In China: Finding Success in the Chinese Market
  • The Video Ecosystem for Games & Game-Related Content
  • Legal Issues for Games Businesses
  • The Future of eSports

 

Conference website here

May
10
May 12

3rd Enterprise Wearable Technology Summit - San Diego

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The 3rd Enterprise Wearable Technology Summit is a semi-annual conference taking place May 10-12, 2017 in San Diego, CA. Learn how wearable devices, including AR and VR headsets and other heads-up displays and body-worn wearables (exoskeletons!), can transform your business from innovators at Lockheed Martin, FedEx, Boeing, GE, BMW, Shell, and more.

May
16
May 17

VR World - London

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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
 

May
17
8:30 am08:30

VR Today - Moscow

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An exhibition and conference for professionals, customers, investors, experts and newcomers in virtual and augmented reality will be held on May 17 at the Higher School of Business Informatics in Moscow from 11:00 to 18:00. There will be presentations addressing practical cases of introducing virtual and augmented reality into various fields: games, 360º video, sales, real estate, hardware etc. As well as communication with developers of full immersion virtual reality haptics gear, VR projects showcases, VR attractions, VR cinemas, prize giveaways, cosplay, testing of various devices including Epson Moverio BT-300 AR Smart Glasses, and much more! Each guest will receive a Higher School of Business Informatics (HSBI) certificate for participating in the conference.

Event website: http://vr.hsbi.ru/

May
23
8:30 am08:30

TECH+ Event (Architecture, Engineering & Construction) - NYC

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Tech+ is the first expo to explore the innovation mindset that is transforming the Architecture, Engineering & Construction industries. Tech+ will showcase the most cutting-edge products and software that range from VR-aided design to rapid prototyping/fabrication, smart building systems, and IoT networks. The expo will feature demos of these products and ways to best utilize them. On the show floor will be a morning forum featuring Microsol Resources Tech Perspectives seminars, followed by an afternoon with keynote and panel presentations, and demos.

Featured companies include Microsol Resources, Graphisoft, Humanscale, IrisVR, Walter P Moore, Voodoo Manufacturing, Iron Horse Enlighted, VR/AR Association, VRLA, NYCEDC, NYC Media Lab, plus many more to come!

The event takes place during NYC's Design Week, taking advantage of all the designers and architects in town coming from all over the country.

May
25
5:00 pm17:00

VRARA Orlando Chapter Launch Party

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Join us tonight for a quick Introduction to The VR/AR Association meet and greet. Experience VR with my Google Box or Utopia headset (or bring yours). If your interested in learning about, or you provide services for ,360° video VR/AR/MR experience. Together we can build vital relationships for new prospects, projects or jobs.

AWE USA 2017 - Santa Clara
May
31
Jun 2

AWE USA 2017 - Santa Clara

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AWE is back for its 8th year as the largest AR+VR conference and expo in the world. Join over 5,000 attendees, 200+ speakers and 200+ exhibitors from all over the world including a mix of CEOs, CTOs, designers, developers, creative agencies, futurists, analysts, investors, and top press as we explore how to use AR+VR Superpowers to Change the World. Grab your tickets now at www.awe2017.com.

Jun
1
Jun 2

Immersive Architecture Conference IM-ARCH - Venice, Italy

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IM-ARCH is the first Immersive Architecture Conference on virtual reality and augmented reality within Architecture, Design, Real Estate and Cultural Heritage. The Conference, powered by the University IUAV of Venice and CGarchitect, will be held in Venice, 1-2 June 2017, on the island of S.Servolo in front of St Mark's square. The aim is to show the current state of the art of an evolving field, and to outline new skills for tomorrow's design sector and new ways of interaction for actors from distant disciplines. At IM-ARCH there is the chance to listen to speakers from all over the world telling their story on VR/AR, and to have one-to-one conversations with them while drinking Prosecco wine in front of the Venetian lagoon. Im-Arch is open to a limited number of participants, to ensure easy and friendly networking in a relaxed atmosphere in the gardens of the island of San Servolo.

A workshop will be held on Sat, June 3: sign up for our mailing list and follow us on Facebook for updates.

Im-Arch attendees can visit the newly opened  57th International Art Exhibition, titled VIVA ARTE VIVA and curated by Christine Macel, with a special price ticket, by just crossing the water (Giardini Biennale boat stop).

learn more: http://www.im-arch.com

Jun
6
6:00 pm18:00

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

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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 the Los Angeles Venture Association.

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

Enjoy a night of meeting great investors and founders!

Date: Tuesday, April 25th

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: TBD

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
22
10:00 am10:00

The WAVE Congress - Birmingham UK

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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.

Jun
24
Jun 26

VRTO - Toronto

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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
27
Jun 28

VR/AR Excellence Days 2017 - Hamburg, Germany

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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
29
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! 

Sep
17
Sep 24

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

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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
26
Sep 28

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


Apr
21
Apr 23

VR EcoHack - Boston

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Join us for the VR EcoHack, a regional hackathon in Brookline, MA on April 21-23rd, 2017 where teams of students and adults can create climate change content in virtual reality, augmented reality and 360 video.

We'll have lesson plans from educators with a focus on science and media literacy that attendees can follow to develop content, and mentors and volunteers will be available all weekend to help inspire and guide teams.

Bring a formed team or meet new teammates at this hackathon to create and test your stories and games on multiple headsets, including HTC VIVEs, Hololens, Oculus, PSVR, Samsung Gear, and more.

Use the Public VR Lab's 360 cameras, computer labs, television studios, and 3D asset libraries to create your team's content. Food, fun and ample caffeine. Cash and awesome equipment prizes will be provided in all three categories.

Participants over 13 and of all levels of VR, AR and 360 experience are encouraged to sign up. 

Apr
20
6:00 pm18:00

VRARA Russia Launch Event

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For our chapter launch, we are partnering with Saint Petersburg State Polytechnic University, and bringing you three international companies to share their knowledge and experience on virtual reality, its trends, and huge possibilities!

✅ Learn about virtual reality from three different viewpoints!

✅ Get an opportunity to score an internship with one of the three participating VR companies!

✅ Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere after a busy day: refreshments and a DJ are provided!
 

Program-

18:00 - 18:30:  Meet and greet, snacks, live DJ, VR demos, intro to VR/AR Association

18:30 - 19:00:  1st lecture, "VR in Education" (TBA)

19:00 - 19:30:  2nd lecture, "VR in Enterprise" (Planoplan)

19:30 - 20:00:  3rd lecture, "VR in Entertainment" (Panoramik)

20:00 - 21:00:  Prize raffle, chat with company reps (opportunity to score an internship), VR fun!

Apr
20
5:00 pm17:00

Location-Based VR hosted at NYU Motion Capture Lab

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Event Venue

NYU Motion Capture Lab, 60 5th ave 3rd floor

Agenda

  • How can we promote venue location based VR
  • What makes location based unique and necessary
  • How to educate venues and developers
  • Developing a rolodex of companies/individuals that would be interested in sponsoring location based content
  • Industry Committee for Location-Based / Co-Located VR (more info here)

Speakers

  • David A Lobser, NYU Motion Capture Lab
  • Kris Kolo, VR/AR Association

 

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

VRARA Toronto Chapter Launch Event
Apr
17
6:30 pm18:30

VRARA Toronto Chapter Launch Event

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Please join us for our innaugural event as the VR/AR Association Toronto Chapter strives to make our city a leader in the emerging Virtual & Augmented Reality industry. We are extremely thankful to Sandbox by the DMZ - an innovative community space that empowers individuals and communities - for providing us with an awesome venue to launch our chapter! The VR/AR Association (VRARA) is an international organization designed to foster collaboration between innovative companies and people in the virtual reality and augmented reality ecosystem. The VRARA aims to accelerate growth, foster research & education, help develop industry standards, connect member organizations and promote the services of member companies.

A portion of ticket sales with be donated to a local foundation involved with STEM Education in Toronto.

Eager to meet you all!  

Andrew, Toronto Chapter President, andrew@thevrara.com 

Apr
14
7:00 pm19:00

The VRARA After Party @ Upload LA (during VRLA event)

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Want to sponsor this event? Email us! 

We are expecting about 200+ people.

Companies represented in the attendee list: Live Nation, Microsoft's VR team, Sony Pictures VR, Google VR, CAA, Ultrahaptics, California Science Center, The Third Floor Inc., The Rogue Initiative, Within, Wevr, USC, Blind Squirrel Games, Jaunt VR and more.

Los Angeles, Calif., March 30, 2017 - The Los Angeles VR/AR scene is just beginning to make a name for itself, and the VR/AR Association (VRARA), in partnership with leading 360-degree camera maker Insta360, is planning a party that will help put it on the map. To follow up one of the biggest tech events in Los Angeles, VRLA Expo, the VR/AR Association Los Angeles chapter led by Josephine Munis and the Atlanta chapter led by The Virtual Reality Girl, Laura Hall, are throwing an afterparty fit for the occasion, on Friday, April 14th, at Upload LA in Marina Del Rey.

With the venue graciously provided by UploadVR at their new LA location in Marina Del Rey, this party will bring together the leading voices in VR/AR and the tech industry while offering a fun and exciting environment for attendees to let loose and enjoy.

So far included in the guest list are representatives from CBS Digital, Live Nation, Microsoft's VR team, Sony Pictures VR, Google VR, CAA, Ultrahaptics, California Science Center, Cognitive VR, The Third Floor Inc., The Rogue Initiative, Within, Wevr, USC, Blind Squirrel Games, Jaunt VR and more. Guests will have the chance to demo awesome experiences, check out Insta360’s brand-new professional 360 camera, enjoy incredible food and beverages on VRARA and have a lot of fun! The VR/ARA has lined up a VR DJ to set the mood and will be handing out Swag Bags that will not disappoint.

The event is co-hosted by Insta360, the maker of the world’s most versatile 360-degree cameras, with a goal to empower creators to start capturing virtual reality content and sharing it with the world. Insta360 will demo its plug-and-play 360 cameras for iPhone and Android, as well as the brand-new Insta360 Pro, an 8K camera for pro filmmakers. President of the VRARA Los Angeles chapter, Josephine Munis, explains, “with the help of our co-host, Insta360, VRARA Los Angeles chapter is fulling embracing the nature of VR and AR technologies by making this as immersive as an event as possible.” ADVR, who specializes in immersive virtual reality marketing and advertising, is sponsoring the event. Demos include experiences and games from Insta360, Studio Disrupt, Candy Lab, and others.

Again, the event will take place on April 14th, at Upload LA in Marina Del Rey, and will be hosted from 7pm-10p. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite and VRARA members attend free.

Press and Media members are invited to attend with the only stipulation being that they be willing to jump on the VR/AR bandwagon and celebrate this monumental event taking place in the Los Angeles tech industry.

The VRARA is a global organization, with over 35 chapters, whose mission is to accelerate the smart growth of the VR/AR industry on a global scale. The Los Angeles chapter has the specific goal of merging the unique creative and cultural landscape of Los Angeles with the exciting opportunities and development of immersive VR/AR experiences and technologies.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Apr
13
Apr 14

MDMC17 St. Louis

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The Midwest Digital Marketing Conference is the largest digital marketing conference in the Midwest! This 2 day event, will feature over 90 AMAZING speakers, including keynote speakers from Salesforce, Facebook, IBM, Microsoft, and Forrester, 9 session tracks, and over 50 talks across the 2 days! If that wasn't enough, there will also be special pop up talks, private chats with BuzzFeed and GoDaddy, a free networking and career fair and an OPENING NIGHT PARTY featuring the latest in VR/AR! This is a great value, for a great conference, held only once a year.  Conference website here

Apr
4
Apr 7

MIPTV Cannes France

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Innovation Hub

Discover the hottest VR/AR/MR trends and content with exhibiting companies Laduma, Rewind, Blens Media, Samhoud Media, Red eye360/Bemersive and DV Mobile.

NEW! VR Theatre

Experience a variety of different content and headsets in the VR Theatre, sponsored by Laduma.

VR Branded Content

VR may well be one of the most engaging ways brands can captivate real people. On Wednesday 5 April, 15.15-15.45, join experts as they weigh in on what it takes to create great VR branded content.

Apr
3
9:00 am09:00

VR AR Gambling Conference 2017 - Prague

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The conference that will bring together leading professionals and evangelists in the VR/AR gambling sector from all over the world in order to efficiently develop and design new approaches of creating and implementing innovative gambling technologies. The conference will be divided into two sections: Developer section for innovators and Business section for those involved in making technologies generally available – operators and marketers.

The significant part of the event will be Networking demo zone, where each participant will be able to become a part of already implemented VR casino projects, test VR/AR novelties and products.

Meet the first speakers of the conference. Business section will be opened by:

 Samuel Huber, CEO of Advir will present on “The immersive media revolution: how VR and AR are changing the advertising paradigm”.

Conference website here

Mar
31
7:00 pm19:00

Art and VR: A Soiree of Immersive Art & Tech

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What does the intersection of VR and art look like? Come find out at Upload's Art + VR event this Friday night. VRARA SF has partnered for discounted attendance for members.

Art & VR brings the bay area tech and art communities together at Upload SF. Designers, artists and techies converge to explore this new medium to the creative industries.

There will be original artwork for sale alongside live VR demos, not to mention that this is the first black tie event in the event's series.  Find out more and register here

Mar
30
7:00 pm19:00

VRARA Dallas Chapter Launch Event

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Leading Virtual Reality Innovation

With 30 chapters worldwide and growing, the VR/AR Association (The VRARA) is an international organization designed to foster collaboration between innovative companies and people in the virtual reality and augmented reality ecosystem. The collective focus of VRARA leadership, committees and our 100's of members, is to accelerate industry growth, build awareness through engaging education, highlight innovative technology, provide market research and industry insights, connect member organizations to expert guided panel discussions to help develop best practices, and to promote the services of our member companies.

Industry Committees

Participate in VR AR Industry Committees on Content Licensing, Digital Health, Education, Mobile, Commerce, and others. See full list here.

Join The Experts

To learn more about the benefits of VRARA Membership, Committee participation, or for any event-related questions, please contact me directly anytime.

Gary Glass
President - Dallas Chapter | VR/AR Association (www.thevrara.com) 
M: 561.866.7367 | gary@thevrara.com

Mar
29
Mar 31

Silicon Valley VR Expo

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SVVR 2017: SILICON VALLEY VR EXPO is March 29-31 at the San Jose Convention Center. Now in its 4th year, the annual SILICON VALLEY VR EXPO is the premier international VR industry conference and expo.

Join us for 3 days of cutting-edge talks and the broadest and most diverse VR expo floor ever assembled featuring the latest innovations from across all verticals and around the world.

Each year the SVVR expo floor brings together more VR companies than any other event in the world. Our conference features some of the highest-quality talks, workshops, and panels from the top virtual reality thought-leaders, experts, visionaries, and industry pioneers.

SVVR is a pure industry conference, created by VR insiders who are passionate about advancing the technology and the industry. Our focus on VR professionals makes SVVR the best networking in VR.

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START Summit Europe - Switzerland
Mar
24
Mar 25

START Summit Europe - Switzerland

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Sponsorship Opportunities, see here. 

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. 

 

VRARA Houston Chapter Launch Event
Mar
22
6:00 pm18:00

VRARA Houston Chapter Launch Event

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We're hosting our 1st 2017 VR/AR Association Houston event at the Station Houston. Houston'sHub for Tech Startups and Innovation

Join us for an evening of panel discussions with industry experts and innovative companies about virtual reality and augmented reality.

AGENDA

6:00pm -7:00pm

  • Registration and Networking
  • AR and VR Demonstrations
  • Live DJ, Food, & Beverages

7:00pm-8:00pm

  • VR/AR Association Overview
  • Education Panel – VR/AR In The Class Room
  • Design Panel – VR / AR Design

8:00pm-8:30pm

Keynote Speaker: Javier Fadul, CIO, HTX Labs

Also, we are looking for sponsors and any companies or individuals that would like to join the panel discussions. If interested, email jon@thevrara.com 

Mar
20
Mar 23

Chief Learning Officer Week - Silicon Valley

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VRARA San Francisco has partnered with CLO Week. For discounted passes, contact us. 

Chief Learning Officer Week: Silicon Valley will focus on powerful new tools and capabilities to help you transform your learning organization to align with your organization’s core needs and core values, to strike the balance between best practices and next practices that will engage today’s dynamic workforce.

In the age of digital disruption and new learning expectations, discover new ways to keep pace with the speed of organizational change and competitive needs:

  • reinforcing a culture of innovation
  • clearly aligning with business goals
  • exploring emerging models in leadership development
  • mentoring millennials in the workforce
  • integrating new learning channels
  • proving/improving the impact of L&D

Learn more

Mar
14
Mar 15

Experiential Technology Conference & Expo

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VRARA San Francisco has partnered with XTech 2017. For discounted passes, contact us. 

Experiential Technology “XTech" combines digital technology with advances in neuroscience to improve human performance. XTech products, platforms, and services are impacting $100B+ industries including health, wellness, learning, training, sports and entertainment, creating massive new growth opportunities.

XTech is made possible because of the emergence of new digital technologies, including: digital reality systems - virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mix reality (MR), artificial intelligence and deep learning algorithms, advanced robotics, and a wide variety of new sensor technologies. XTech companies are fusing these digital technologies with evolving neuroscience principals to achieve improvements in human performance in fundamentally new ways.

At XTech 2017, we will explore how XTech is creating entirely new markets such as digital therapeutics, validated neurowellness, accelerated learning and experiential entertainment.  We are bringing together the leading entrepreneurs, investors and companies in all these new markets to show their XTech and share their journey on the road to success.  Learn more

Mar
13
Mar 19

SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York

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SR Socially Relevant (™) Film Festival New York, a relatively new non-profit film festival, launches its 4th edition March 13-19, 2017 at Cinepolis Chelsea, The School of Visual Arts MFA Social Documentary and the Center for Remembering and Sharing. Closing night Awards Ceremonies will take place at the Tenri Cultural Institute in the Village. The 2017 edition will feature an AR/VR and 360 gear expo and film exhibit, panels, workshops and more. For details, schedule, line-up and further information visit: www.ratedsrfilms.org

The Official Trailer of SRFF 2016: https://vimeo.com/158402569
The Sizzle Reel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XON4W7OYgM

Mar
8
6:00 pm18:00

ARVR Munch'nLearn: Where Are We Headed?

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2016 was the hardware introduction year. CES 2017 had exciting product launches and Apple is anticipated to launch something big soon. What is the outlook for 2017 & beyond? What are investors looking for now? Hear from top analysts and investors in the AR/VR space to find out more.


Where are VR and AR headed from a business and investing perspective? This is a question I'm often asked, and spend a lot of time researching.  

The fun and games of VR/AR are just that... lots of fun to experience and discuss. But the business case is equally important, and have become a core focus of VRARA SF

We'll get to stretch our analytical legs on that topic with a presentation to a business and investing-focused crowd next Wednesday at ARVR Munch'nLearn in Palo Alto.

And just to make sure we're eating our own dog food when it comes to VR, the entire presentation will be presented live in VR for remote viewers.

That includes head tracked 360 video in stereoscopic, including the main speaker a/v feed (read: me in front of a green screen), and immersive slides that surround the viewscape.

We'll have that video available on-demand for 360 viewing in youtube and other channels if you miss the live event or broadcast. And If you are there, come say hi. 

Find out more here.

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.

Virtual2Reality Challenge - Boston
Mar
3
9:30 am09:30

Virtual2Reality Challenge - Boston

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AR/VR hardware provides software developers with the chance to take all of us into new realms of reality – and change the way we interact with our world.

Are you ready to use the hardware of the present to show us the future?

We want you to create the next-generation AR and VR consumer experience. We want to see your vision of what commerce and security will look like through the lens of these cutting-edge technologies.

We are looking for teams of developers (minimum of 2, maximum of 6 people) to conceptualize and design your VR/AR solution to a problem or challenge in commerce or payments.

The judges will choose the top 3 projects from the hackathon, and these three teams will be invited to participate in a live demo during Innovation Project 2017.

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
  • Google
  • Gravity Jack
  • HP Tech Ventures (Partner)
  • Novitech (Chairman of the Board of Directors)
  • Ole Communications
  • 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.

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  

Feb
24
Feb 26

Virtuality comes to Paris this February

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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!
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.

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