Apr
23
to Apr 24

Bett MEA Leadership Summit - Abu Dhabi

FOR MORE INFO & DISCOUNTS EMAIL paola@thevrara.com

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VRARA members 60% discount passes

  • Unlimited passes to the Bett Middle East Expo (Free) 
  • 3 complementary VIP passes for VRARA senior members to attend the 2-day Leadership Summit 
  • 60% discount on the delegate rate to any VRARA member/ contact/ partner/ colleague / associate wishing to attend as a delegate to the 2-day Summit

See event website here

Hear from our VRARA member(s) and Chapter President - Shenzhen:

VR Educator Showcase:

Mr. Steve Bambury, Head of Digital Learning & Innovation, JESS Dubai - UAE 

Ms. Paola Paulino, President, VR/AR Association – Shenzhen, Founder and Co-Owner of XR Pioneer Ltd.

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Apr
24
to Apr 25

Mobile Ad Summit - Berlin

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This April Adzine brings another MAS edition to Berlin, and this time the 2-Day Summit will provide intimate Training Workshops in addition to a full day of top-notch Speakers.

The conference will tackle not only the classic media/advertising and the “Mobile First and Mobile Only“ business scene, but also explore future mobile technologies from immersive tech (VR & AR) & progressive web apps to 5G connectivity.

The summit brings together advertisers and their requirements on the one-side and mobile players and their know-how on the other.

https://www.adzine.de/mobile-advertising-summit/

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Apr
24
4:30 PM16:30

VRARA Hamburg Chapter Launch

Register here

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The Hamburg Chapter is hosting an free networking and showcase event of its members at Mindspace Hamburg. Come join us for this historic evening on the 24th April. Food and drinks will be provided on the night thanks to our generous partners and sponsors. PLEASE register here to reserve your ticket and to read more.

The event will be held in conjunction with the VR/AR Excellence Days in Hamburg on 25-26 at the Bucerius Law School (see below for more details and discounts). 

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Apr
25
to Apr 26

Attend the ADP Talent Development Tech Conference - Houston (Keynote is on VR in the Enterprise!)

For discounted passes, email chad@thevrara.com 

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How can technology take your talent development efforts to the next level?

  • Learn about the latest technology trends.
  • Hear from thought leaders and practitioners who are on the leading edge of this new frontier.
  • Meet your peers who are also passionate about the intersection of technology and learning. You’ll walk away with a new set of contacts to bounce ideas off of and learn best practices from.

Morning Keynote:  VR in the Enterprise: What Works and What Doesn’t
Marco Faccini, Chief commercial officer and CLO at Immerse Learning. 

Conference website here

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Apr
25
to Apr 26

VR/AR Excellence Days - Hamburg

For passes, email philip@thevrara.com 

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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 25/26 April 2018 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.

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Apr
26
to Jun 3

AR Dev with Unity Training Program. Live Online. 10 weeks.

VRARA Members get $500 off.

For the discount code email info@thevrara.com

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Create Your Own AR Idea

Weekly classes and 1-on-1 sessions designed to help you become an augmented reality designer, developer, content creator, or entrepreneur. By the end of 10 weeks, you’ll be creating professional augmented reality apps.

Who is this course for?

This is a beginner friendly course for new AR creators, no previous experience required.

Learn ARKIT and ARCore: Create augmented reality apps in Unity.

Microsoft Hololens Apps: Create AR apps for Microsoft Hololens and Mixed Reality.

Companies: Learn to effectively design and develop your AR applications.

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Instructors

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Pricing & Dates

For Course pricing, dates, and more details see here

 

 

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Apr
26
to Jun 7

VR Dev Training Program. Live Online. 10 weeks.

VRARA Members get $500 off  

For the discount code, email info@thevrara.com 

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Create Your Own VR Idea

Weekly classes and 1-on-1 sessions designed to help you become a virtual reality designer, developer, content creator, or entrepreneur. By the end of 10 weeks, you’ll be creating professional virtual reality apps. 

Who is this course for?

The weekly online course is perfect for developers, designers, entrepreneurs, business professionals, or hobbyists who want to invest in learning how to create professional VR and AR applications. The curriculum was built to accommodate people from all backgrounds, so prior exposure to the industry and programming knowledge is not required.

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Instructors

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Pricing & Dates

See pricing, dates, and more details here

 

 

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Apr
28
9:00 AM09:00

ImmersED2018 - Virtual & Augmented Reality K-12 Education Summit - Los Angeles

For discounted passes, email josephine@thevrara.com

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Working with leading developers and educational K-12 institutions, the summit is designed to identify challenges, create opportunities, promote collaborations, and build partnerships to bring VR, AR, and XR realities into K-12 classrooms.  More here https://www.immersed2018.com

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Apr
28
to Apr 29

VR Arcade Conference at Samsung - Mountain View, CA

For 75% discounts, email info@thevrara.com 

See event website here

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VR Arcade Conference 2018 is an intimate, hyper-focused B2B Conference to connect VR Arcades and Theme Parks, VR Studios, VR Publishers, Hollywood Producers, and VR Hardware Companies to demo the latest products and build business partnerships with the best in the Industry.

  • VR Arcades and Theme Parks
  • VR Content Development Studios
  • VR Publishers and Hollywood Producers
  • Prospective VR Arcade Owner and Family Entertainment Centers
  • VR Hardware and Software Platforms
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Apr
30
to May 2

Smart Manufacturing Experience - Boston

For passes, email info@thevrara.com

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Walk into the Virtual Factory and see the integration of machines, systems and data that drives Smart Manufacturing. Virtual and augmented reality demonstrations bring technology to life in an immersive-learning setting. See live factory analytics, virtual machine demonstrations, and modeling and simulation live and in person.

Why attend Smart Manufacturing Experience? Smart Manufacturing Experience will highlight advanced technologies that are revolutionizing the manufacturing landscape. If you’re not using them to improve your operations, you should be. Don’t get left behind. Experience these transformative technologies:

  • Industrial IoT/Big Data/ VR AR

Hands-on, live technology demonstrationsSmart Manufacturing leverages the power of advanced manufacturing technologies to improve your bottom line and advance your manufacturing operations in real time. Harness the power of the current industrial revolution. Come away with the knowledge that advanced manufacturing technology is within your reach – find your inspiration at the Smart Manufacturing Experience 2018.

Event website here

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Apr
30
6:30 PM18:30
DC

VRARA DC Chapter Launch Party

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VRARA DC LAUNCH PARTY

April 30, 2018, 6:30pm-9:00pm

Pearl Street Warehouse

33 Pearl Street SW, Washington, DC 20024

The Wharf’s hot, new music venue.
 

Live music, hors d'oeuvres and cash bar.

Demo interactive VR and AR projects from the area’s top talent.

Join us to introduce the DC chapter of the VR/AR Association (VRARA), the global industry association for virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality. Meet and mingle with experts in VR and AR technology as well as leaders in industries where VR and AR are being utilized.

Register Here

Registration is free for the first 50 people

About VRARA DC

The Washington DC chapter of VRARA aims to harness the DMV’s unique power and influence to propagate these technologies across all industries, promote the best use cases and progress our community’s awareness and connectivity within the VR/AR industry. VRARA Washington DC connects the DMV to the top global organization for thought leadership and industry access in this immersive and rapidly developing space.
 

VRARA Members receive exclusive access to resources and opportunities to sponsor, demo and speak at VRARA events.

For more information on membership, visit http://www.thevrara.com/membership-details/  or contact tyler@thevrara.com 

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May
3
to May 4

XD Immersive (San Francisco)

VRARA members, contact us for a discount code to attend.

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VRARA SF has partnered with the XD Immersive conference, taking place in San Francisco May 3-4. That means lots of things but most of all it means that VRARA members get a deep discount (35%) on early bird tickets (contact us for discount code).

XD Immersive is part of a new event series from UX Strat. Focused on UX design, and management, it will zero in on a range of business cases in the XR world. And to do that, it has assembled A-list speakers from Google, Samsung, Microsoft, IBM, frog design, Meta, Intel, Beast, Immersion, and many more.

Join us on May 3-4 in the ultra-modern bespoke venue on Market Street. More about the event can be seen here, and we hope to see you there. 

VRARA members, contact us for a discount code to attend.

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May
8
9:00 AM09:00

LA Games Conference - Los Angeles

For discount, email josephine@thevrara.com

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On May 8, 2018 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.

See conference website here

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May
8
7:00 PM19:00

VRARA NYC Presents: AR for Producers: How to Engage Audiences on Multiple Platforms

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LOCATION: THE ALLEY, 119 WEST 24TH STREET, NYC

OVERVIEW

Augmented reality, or AR, involves layering visual information on top of exiting physical reality. Whether through mobile apps, head-mounted displays (HMDs); head-up displays (HUDs); retinal displays, or haptic sensors, AR provides expeiences that are changing the way media is consumed and distributed. From the hit game ‘Pokemon Go’ to the forthcoming Magic Leap platform, the lure of AR involves geolocation information and real objects in a transformative way. Lower-cost hardware and the first holographic projection systems offer producers new ways to deliver advertising, viral stories, and special venue content.

The AR industry has evolved from Will Wright’s ‘The Sims’ to companies such as Blippar, which enables smartphone users to recognize images and layer content on top of objects, and Atheer, which delivers a mobile 3D platform.

This session will feature leading producers in the AR field, who will discuss the opportunities for creative technologists and production companies in AR.

 

Speakers

Eric Schwertzel, vice president, business development, eyecandylab

Eric Schwertzel is the vice president of business development for eyecandylab, which creates augmented reality programming for TV. By holding a smartphone or tablet in front of a TV screen, new worlds can be visualized with what eyecandylab calls AugmenTV. Eric is also the founder of OEM Content, which enables brands to deliver engaging digital experiences. He has worked with companies ranging from MasterCard to Oracle and from MTV Networks to Vivendi Universal Games.

Gordon Meyer, vice president, product & marketing, Lampix

Gordon Meyer is the vice president of product and marketing for Lampix, which transforms any surface into a smart surface. It is the foundation of the next generation of user experiences in retail, office, gaming, and other environments, bridging the gap between the physical and the digital. Through projection and computer vision, built on an integrated hardware and software platform, Lampix creates augmented reality on fixed horizontal surfaces. Previously, he was the head of marketing for YouVisit, where he helped create immersive brand experiences. Prior to this, Gordon worked for 12 years with Sirius XM Radio, where he was the director of digital marketing. Gordon started his career as an agency producer with the likes of Heavy.com and Razorfish.

Raheel Khalid, chief technology officer, Envrmnt by Verizon

Raheel Khalid is the chief technology officer of Envrmnt, the end-to-end studio VR/AR studio created by Verizon Labs. Raheel works with a team that combines world-class research and development in VR/AR from Verizon Labs with the production and creative capabilities of Oath and Ryot, offering brands, agencies, and rights holders unique immersive solutions that engage audiences. 
 
As one of the leading inventors in the U.S., with more than 140 patents to his name, Raheel has helped develop technologies and workflows that enable richer, more compelling VR experiences. He is part of a team that was awarded a Clio award for its ‘Virtual Gridiron’ VR experience for the NFL. Other recent experiences include AR experiences from Time Inc., using the Sports Illustrated cover of Mount Everest; a cover of Entertainment Weekly with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and a recent AR implementation for the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.

Moderated by Chris Pfaff; VRARA New York Advisor/PGA New Media Council/CEO, Chris Pfaff Tech Media

Chris Pfaff is a charter member of the New York Chapter of the VR/AR Association, and currently serves as an advisor to the chapter. A former board delegate of the Producers Guild of America (PGA) New Media Council from 2006-2013; former PGA New Media Council vice chairman, and former PGA Board of Directors delegate, Chris has been a PGA New Media Council member since 2004. He leads a consultancy – Chris Pfaff Tech/Media LLC – that represents some of the leading service providers, audio/video technology firms, networking vendors, and media companies in the world. A veteran of the venture world, Chris helped launch more than 20 ventures from the Lucent New Ventures Group, including iBiquity Digital; Flarion; Lucent Digital Video, and GeoVideo Networks, among others. In addition, he has helped launch AT&T’s Internet businesses as well as Viacom New Media. Chris helped produce the first short films on a mobile device in 2003, and produced the first promotional DVD, in 1997. He helped produce the first ‘Twitter Wall’ in 2010. 

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May
9
9:00 AM09:00

Magnify World AR/VR Business Summit Canadian Music Week - Toronto

For discounts email paul@thevrara.com

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Magnify World, a successful global AR/VR business summit, is coming to Toronto for the first time ever for a one-day expo in partnership with Canadian Music Week (CMW) on May 9, 2018 during the Tech Innovation Summit.

Magnify brings together global and local thought leaders, entrepreneurs, developers, creators and manufacturers to share, collaborate, and discuss Augmented and Virtual Reality--a transformative technology that is expected to be the next-generation computer platform for every sector of the market.                                                   

The VR/AR expo is being held at Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel as part of the Tech Innovation Summit, offers interactive workshops, panel discussions and demonstrations that foster collaboration and new business opportunities.

Panels will run throughout the day with discussions focused around The Future of Content, Live Events, Platforms, Brands and Intermediaries, Gaming, and the Future of Optics and Wearables, all featuring leading international and local speakers from across film and television, advertising, branding, gaming, optics, sports and live events. Exhibitors will have the opportunity to strut their stuff in front of thought leaders, investors, mentors and buyers.

Event Website

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May
15
to May 16

Aviation Virtual & Augmented Reality Summit - Geneva, Switzerland

For discounts to attend or sponsor, email info@thevrara.com 

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The IATA AVARS 2018 Summit will be the first of its kind summit focusing on VR and AR in the aviation industry. The summit will provide an opportunity for aviation industry stakeholders to connect with VR/AR manufacturers and developers to foster collaboration, share best practices and use case studies to encourage greater adoption of the technology in the industry. Audience: Airlines, airports, regulators, technology providers and startups are invited to participate, among others.

Event website here

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May
16
to May 17

Future of Immersive Leisure 2018 - Las Vegas

To get discounts, email info@thevrara.com

See event website here 

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The first event focused on the business opportunities presented by immersive technology to the out of home entertainment industry was a great success. Future of Immersive Leisure 2018 features two days of conference sessions and an immersive technology showcase. The event is aimed at facilitating understanding of the business opportunities and constraints of immersive technology, as well as critical connection building and networking opportunities among attraction owners, technology innovators, investors and more.

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May
17
7:00 PM19:00

VRARA Netherlands & VRX After Party (Rising Stars - First Edition)

RSVP here

Any questions, email  isa@thevrara.com

For all information and details, please check here

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Join us for the first edition of the VRARA Netherlands & VRX Rising Stars !

CALENDAR:

  • Jury Members Announced – 15th April

  • Recruitment startup campaign launch – 16th April

  • Deadline Startup Submission – 6th May at 23:59

  • Selected Startups Announced – 11th May

More announcements coming soon !

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May
28
to May 29

World Class Business Virtual Reality & World Class Workforce Experience - Frankfurt

For passes, email philip@thevrara.com

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VRARA Members get exclusive 45% Early Bird Discount until March 30!

The World Class Business Virtual Reality 2018 & World Class Workforce Experience 2018 are the leading events in the corporate world focusing on work experience, learning, and products like never before. At this event, innovators and business leaders will come together to discuss and share their best practices on how to build dynamic workplace cultures, improve customer experiences, and create innovative solutions with virtual and augmented reality. The event will explore virtual reality trends in business involving recruiting processes, employee training, new virtual reality learning tools, marketing, and engineering.

By attending this event, delegates will have access to the manetch platform, videos of speakers from over 15 different World Class Series events, as well as the ability to collaborate with innovators and leaders in the industry. Check out the event agenda here

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Jun
1
to Jun 2

Call for Speakers & Showcase for the Immersive Architecture Conference in Venice is closing soon! Apply now!

To speak or showcase, apply here

For discounted passes, email info@thevrara.com

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Immersive Architecture Conference 2018
Venice, 1-2 June 2018

Im-Arch is a conference in the city of Venice, Italy.
Im-Arch’s focus is on AR/VR and Design, where design goes from architecture to retail, from skyscrapers to blown glasses, from museums to building sites.
Im-Arch is a meeting point for all those who are interested in empowering their design process with Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality technologies, and are looking for just the best way to do it.
Im-Arch is for those who want to innovate their communication strategies, in a way that was unthinkable up to now. And for those who want to try and compare the latest devices, and see which is best for their own needs.

Conference website here

 

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Jun
5
to Jun 6

Automation Summit - Paris

For discounted tickets email info@thevrara.com

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The next-generation workforce and practices are being dramatically transformed by the next phase of technological evolution – VR AR, Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Process Automation.  Information is constantly flowing through an increasing number of smart things, such as machines, cars, consumer goods, clothes, and medical devices, and creating a stockpile of data. Companies can harness this data to grow and improve their businesses and create new, superior customer experiences.

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Jun
5
to Jun 7

SPAR 3D Expo & Conference - Anaheim, CA (Los Angeles)

For discounts email info@thevrara.com 

For event website see here

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3D sensing, 3D processing and 3D visualization tools are changing the landscape of how assets are managed, projects are pitched, and designs are created. From AEC to asset management…and more. Whether sensing with drones, mobile rigs or hand-held devices to AR/VR and 3D printed deliverables, everything 3D is here at the only vendor-neutral, cross-industry, 3D event in the market.

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Jun
5
to Jun 6

Discounts now available for the 5th edition of #MCE Conference in #Warsaw @mceconf

For discounted passes email philip@thevrara.com

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The 5th edition of MCE Conference will take place in Warsaw, June 5-6, 2018

This unique event gathers developers, UX/UI/VR designers, managers, influencers and tech creators from all around the world. 

This year, the leading theme is #redefiningtech. The conference has got 2 tracks of talks (engineering & design) with guests from all over the world who will be discussing everything from AI, immersive experiences in VR/AR, digital inclusion, autonomous cars, cross-platform development and much much more. With over 600 participants in attendance it's hotbed of tech!

Among the speakers:

  • Tom Greever from Bitovi (the author of bestseller Articulating Design Decisions)
  • Mike Alger from Google
  • Dave Hoffer from Mc Kinsey
  • Jasson Schrock from BCG Digital Ventures
  • Antonio Gulli from Google
  • Philip Wogart, VR/AR Association 

Event website

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Jun
6
to Jun 7

RSVP now for LINK VR Showcase - Austin

To speak, exhibit or attend, email info@thevrara.com     Discounts to VRARA Members available. 

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LINK VR Showcase is an XR conference expo event series coming to the Austin Convention Center, June 6-7, 2018. The inaugural event will premier with a focus on Education and Training.  The key objective for LINK VR Showcase is to allow companies with emerging XR technologies to gain prospect and ultimately business. Join developers, researchers, change agents, educators, and more in experiencing applications that are shaping the way the students of tomorrow will learn.

Event website here

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Jun
11
9:30 AM09:30

Virtual and Augmented Reality Course - Madrid

For discount email info@thevrara.com

For course website see here

The Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality Course in Madrid is designed for people without prior knowledge or who are starting in virtual reality as a medium, and want to specialize in the development of their own projects. 

We will begin with the basic concepts of virtual reality, hardware and history, up to the different applications in different industries and the involvement of artificial intelligence. The course is taught in a total of 100 hours in which, through 6 highly practical modules, the components of the RV ecosystem, the mobile devices and the autonomous all-in-one are reviewed.

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Jun
12
to Jun 15

CEBIT 2018 – Europe’s biggest business festival for information and digitization - Hannover, Germany

For ticket and booth discounts, email philip@thevrara.com

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CEBIT is the major European business event to attend to learn more about VR and AR in a professional business context. Following a great AR/VR start at CEBIT 2017 with over 150 companies showcasing XR solutions and technologies; 2018 promises to exceed previous years success.

Don’t miss Speakers as Jaron Lanier, the godfather of VR and many more high caliber XR-Rockstars at the CEBIT d!talk AR/VR stage in hall 26. Over 50 startups with the latest innovations around XR display their ideas and big, well-established companies will be around too. Don’t miss to widen your horizon in the d!tec XR hall 26 and listen to keynotes and panels in the d!talk conference during the day. In the evening be prepared to party at the emotional heart of CEBIT, the d!campus. This part of the business festival is an experience for all of the senses and and continues late into the night.

VR/AR Association and CEBIT invite you to join the event with 50% discount on tickets! VRARA Members also benefit on a discount for exhibiting at the show.

For ticket and booth discounts, email philip@thevrara.com

 

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Jun
17
to Jun 20

LiveWorx Digital Transformation Conference Enterprise - Boston

For discounted passes and exhibit booth, email info@thevrara.com

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 LiveWorx 18 is the world’s most respected digital transformation conference for the enterprise. It's the premier conference and marketplace for 7000+ business professionals looking for a competitive advantage, enhanced ROI and speed-to-market presented by disruptive technologies such as AR/VR, IoT, Blockchain, etc. Attendees include C-suite executives, VPs, IT Directors, managers, product designers, developers, engineers and more from a wide range of industries. AR/VR is well represented at LiveWorx. 

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Jun
26
to Jun 28

Realities360 Conference - San Jose, CA

For discounts, email info@thevrara.com

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“Easily the best conference that I've been to in terms of an actual mix of practical discussions and big-picture discussion.” –Randy Van Wagnen, Washtenaw Community College

Realities360 forges a path unlike any other conference, providing you with a hands-on opportunity to explore the potential of augmented reality, virtual reality, and simulations for learning. Join the community that’s shaping the possibilities these technologies present for our work in training and development.

Let’s create the future together.

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Jul
10
to Jul 11

The New York Venture Summit (VR AR Startups)

For passes, email info@thevrara.com

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Call for Top Innovators to present to leading Investors! VR/AR Association is pleased to announce its sponsorship and invite you to attend New York Venture Summit presented by youngStartup Ventures.

Come meet, interact and network with more than 500 VCs, Corporate VCs, angel investors, investment bankers and CEOs of early stage and emerging growth companies at the prestigious New York Venture Summit being held on July 10th & 11th 2018 at the Convene, New York City.

Whether you’re a startup seeking capital and exposure, or an investor seeking new deals, The New York Venture Summit presented by youngStartup Ventures - is the event of the year you won't want to miss.

A highly productive venture conference, The New York Venture Summit is dedicated to showcasing VCs, Corporate VCs and angel investors committed to funding early stage and emerging companies.

This exclusive venture summit will bring together over 500 Venture Capitalists, Corporate VCs, Angel Investors, Investment Bankers and CEOs of venture backed, emerging and early stage companies; will feature more than 50 VCs on interactive panels; presentations from more than 50 Top Innovators and high-level networking opportunities.

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Apr
19
to Apr 21

RSVP for SCAD ForwardFest - Atlanta

For discounted passes email info@thevrara.com

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As new tools and technologies power a seismic shift in visual effects, immersive storytelling opportunities have transcended limits and branched into augmented and virtual realities. Join forward-thinking professionals and emergent content creators who are leading the way at this interactive exploration of digital media's future.

Go forward.
View full schedule and festival details at scadfilm.com.

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Apr
18
to Apr 19

Immersive Technology in Sports & Entertainment Innovation Summit 2018 - London

For discounted passes, email info@thevrara.com 

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With leaders from across the technology, broadcast, sports and entertainment space we are delighted to bring the Immersive Technology In Sports & Entertainment Summit to London on April 18-19 2018.

Operating under the Chatham House Rule and with an audience capped at 150 delegates the Summit is specifically designed for senior executives and leaders within the sports, entertainment, broadcast, consumer facing brands and technologists to understand, share and learn the most effective commercial models and execution strategies for Immersive Technologies.

Visit: www.virtual-reality-sports-innovation.co.uk/

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Apr
18
8:00 AM08:00

VR TECH conference on Design and Manufacturing - Pune, India

For passes, email shujat@thevrara.com

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Focussed Events continues its onward journey of bringing out original tradeshow concepts on present-day subjects with the launch of VRTECH, a series of events that explore the value benefits that Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality have for various industry verticals.

As AR/VR devices become increasingly affordable, accessible and configurable; and computers get powerful, industry has started reaping benefits from virtual prototyping. As innovations pick up pace, more industries are identifying ways to use AR/VR.

The first in the series is VRTech conference on 18th April 2018 at Hyatt Regency Pune and will focus on applications of Virtual and Augmented Reality in the field of Design and Manufacturing.

The theme of the current edition is “Helping Industry go from drawing boards – to immersive virtual product experiences” and will bring AR-VR Hardware, Software developers and System Integrators content & application developers along with subject matter experts AND users on a single platform in a single place, so as to facilitate industry to see its possibilities and set new standards in quality and cost savings.

Conference website here

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Apr
17
11:30 AM11:30

Future Tourism Conference - Surrey, UK

For discounted passes, email kev@thevrara.com

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Future Tourism Forum was established to provide the tourism sector with insight and support in adopting fast developing new techniques to enhance visitor engagement and offer more immersive and interpretative experiences. We write case studies on emerging technologies, explore the latest research opportunities, the best use cases and provide study visits to experience them.

Our next major activity will be the first Future Tourism experience Conference and Exhibition on Tuesday 17th April at Kempton Park Racecourse.

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Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

The Future of Blockchain in Mexico (+ VR & AR) - Mexico City

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The VR/AR Association (VRARA) has teamed up with Mexico City coworking space Público Puebla 403Blockchain CDMX, and Remote Year, to host “The Future of Blockchain in Mexico", a first-of-its-kind seminar and networking event focusing on how blockchain is changing Mexico’s future. Featuring presentations from Mexican entrepreneurs and thought-leaders, it highlights local voices and businesses who are reimagining the world using the new technology made famous by Bitcoin. Topics will cover everything from blockchain’s applications for government policy and citizen relationships, to virtual reality, universal healthcare, electronic medical records, financial transparency, mobile payments, and simply making blockchain more accessible for businesses throughout Latin America. Early registrants will even get to try an exclusive Samsung VR experience. The event is free, so register soon to get your seats—they're going to go quick!

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Apr
12
to Apr 13

Digital Games Conference - Dubai

For discounted passes, email info@thevrara.com

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Digital Games Conference in Dubai is the leading Conference & Exhibition for the MENA region Games Industry. 500+ companies participated to the 2017 edition from more than 35 countries, in addition to the presence of 54 renowned speakers. DGC is both industry and community oriented , bringing together developers and publishers , as well as companies servicing the games industry from the MENA region. It is also the best platform for International Games Companies to access and tap into the great potential of the region and its 300+ Million Gamer and more…

Attendees include games developers and publishers, experts from the games industry and Virtual reality and augmented reality, technology solutions providers, telecom companies, stores, in addition to advertising agencies, media agencies, social media agencies and influencers, payments providers, external development providers, localizations experts and more.

Conference website here

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Apr
11
to Apr 12

VRARA NAB Show Community Mixer for “Immersive Storytelling”

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The VR/AR Association and VR FEST will be Co-Hosting the NAB Show DNXT North Community Mixer for “Immersive Storytelling”, which will take place on Wednesday, April 11th, at Destination NXT (Booth #N5306DN) from 2:45pm to 3:15pm. Join other XR pioneers and content creators who will be on hand to share their stories from the virtual reality trenches. If you still need a badge for NAB Show then please use this link and code to get a complimentary credential.

 

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Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

Online Introductory VR/AR Workshop: How do you build a VR Experience

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Whether you’re exploring a career, want to prototype an idea, or just want to learn something new, this free session will give you insight into Circuit Stream's teaching style and network.

Join us and learn how to transition your career into the industry.

What Will You Learn?

  • How a virtual reality app is built from scratch with Unity and SteamVR for the HTC Vive
  • How an an augmented reality app is built from scratch with Unity for iPhone and Apple's ARKit
  • How companies are using VR and AR
  • How you can tap into a community and investors in the VR/AR industry
  • How to start creating your own VR and AR apps
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Apr
9
6:00 PM18:00

Boston New Technology Augmented and Virtual Reality Startup Showcase

For discounted passes, email info@thevrara.com

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Join Boston New Technology at Wayfair on April 9th to:

  • See 7 innovative and exciting local AR & VR technology demos, presented by startup founders and industry experts
  • Network with 200 attendees from the Boston-area startup/tech community
  • Get your free professional headshot photo from Kubica & Nguyen (non-intrusively watermarked)
  • Enjoy dinner with beer, other beverages & more

Each company presents an overview and demonstration of their product within 5 minutes and discusses questions with the audience.

Event website 

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Apr
4
6:30 PM18:30

VIP Reception at IoT TechConnect courtesy of VRARA Detroit Chapter

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VRARA in partnership with Terry Bean who created Motor City Connect, is hosting a three-hour workshop that will not only tell you all about the latest trends, but let you sample VR and AR.

The VIP Reception at IoT TechConnect from 6 to 8:30 pm will offer attendees the chance to play with both technologies courtesy the Virtual Reality Augment Reality Association and Great Lakes Drone Company. These are the latest and some of the coolest IoT (Internet of Things) technologies going. Less than 200 tickets remain. To buy tickets or a booth click on https://iottechconnect.com/vip-networking-reception/

The VIP Reception also will feature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, desserts and the chance to meet many of the panelists who participated in the day-long event that features Michigan IoT Technology, experts, and much more.

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Apr
3
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening With the Experts: Best Practices for VR/AR and Brands - NYC

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If you would like to speak, email info@thevrara.com 

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An Evening With the Experts: Best Practices for VR/AR and Brands

Are you interested in AR and VR but unsure how to utilize them to create content for brands? This panel features four experts on the best practices for creating immersive, interactive content that moves the needle. The presentation is geared to those working at brands and agencies, but all are welcome.

  • Intro/About/Updates - VR/AR Association: Kris Kolo, NYC Chapter President
  • Moderator: Marty Swant, AdWeek
  • Speakers:
  • Leigh Christie, Isobar NowLab Americas
  • Suzana Apelbaum, Head of Creative, Google
  • Cortney Harding, Co-founder, Friends With Holograms
  • Resh Sidhu, AKQA
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Apr
3
to Apr 5

VR & AR Fair 2018 - China

For discounted passes, email paul@thevrara.com

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Venue: China Import & Export Fair Complex (Area A)

Add: No. 382, Yuejiang Zhong Road, Guangzhou, China

Web: http://www.vrarfair.com/engz/

Visitor Register: https://vrarfair2018.eventbrite.com

 

Review of VR&AR Fair 2017

First held in 2017, VR&AR is a professional and efficient business platform to bridge worldwide buyers and suppliers, as well as to enhance communication between manufacturers and ordinary consumers.

 

VR&AR Fair 2018

The 2018 edition is estimated to host over 200 exhibitors and 30,000 person-time visitors on an show floor of 30,000 sq.m. Four special exhibition areas will be marked out respectively for VR&AR Education, VR&AR  Home Decoration, VR&AR Smart Wearable Devices, and VR&AR Entertainment Equipment in order to achieve a more systematic and comprehensive display of VR&AR products.

 

Exhibition Scope:

VR/AR Hardware Equipment, VR/AR System Equipment, VR/AR Technology, VR/AR Production Equipment and Accessories, VR/AR Game, VR/AR Software, VR/AR Application Solution, VR/AR Content Creation Demonstration, and etc.

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Mar
29
7:00 PM19:00

Solving High Dimensional Clustering Challenges in VR - SF

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From medicine to manufacturing, VR is emerging as a powerful tool for the visualization of high dimensional data. One use case that is yielding early successes is cluster analysis. Join us for a discussion of the trends, challenges, and opportunities in this space.

Speakers will include:

NICK WALUSAYI
Serial Entrepreneur Nick Walusayi is the Co-Founder & CEO of DatavizVR, a VR/AR data visualization company. DatavizVR provided the first commercially available VR/AR enterprise solution and is now working with 300+ Enterprises & Aerospace/Defense companies. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Nick worked as an Data Analyst with Nike and in the Front office of the Milwaukee Brewers. His entrepreneurial journey began in 2015, founding one of the first 360 video live streaming companies and developing VR software and simulators for RSA and Johnson Controls. Nick was NBC's 2016 SXSW featured entrepreneur.

OLIVER CRESPO
Oliver is a scientist and technologist with over 7 years of tech dev, strategic innovation and product development experience in the healthcare/medical device industry. Immunologist by training and avid video gamer by choice, Oliver is used to dealing with large, multidimensional datasets and the visualization challenges that comes with them. As the previous manger of external innovation at Becton Dickinson, Oliver led projects including machine learning for predictive analytics in healthcare datasets and other innovation activities including a data visualization project using VR in collaboration with Kineviz.

WEIDONG YANG
Weidong Yang is the founder and CEO of Kineviz. He holds a doctorate in Physics and a Masters in Computer and Information Science. After conducting theoretical and experimental research on quantum dots, he worked for 10 years as a product manager and R&D scientist in the Semiconductor industry. He has been awarded 11 US patents and contributed to 20+ peer review publications. Alongside Kineviz, Wei co-founded Kinetech Arts, a non-profit organization that brings dancers and engineers together to explore the creative potential of new technologies in making art.

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Mar
29
6:00 PM18:00

VR/AR Association Romania Chapter & Realities Event "Opportunities in Immersive Technologies"

To RSVP email adela@thevrara.com

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VR/ AR ASSOCIATION ROMANIA & REALITIES

Invite you to the #event VR/ AR: OPPORTUNITIES IN IMMERSIVE TECHNOLOGIES

6 pm IThursday, March 29th I @CINETic I 3B Tudor Arghezi St. Bucharest

  • Networking: meet and mingle with AR/ VR/ MIXED REALITIES professionals and aficionados

  • Speakers: presentations and free discussions on how immersive technologies are shaping the business context

  • Discovery: the newly launched Bucharest Chapter of the VR/ AR Association is welcoming first members


Event organized in partnership with CINETic. Attendance is open, based on confirmed registration.

RSVP: Email adela@thevrara.com

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Mar
29
1:30 PM13:30

VR/AR Association Houston Chapter Event

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We'll be presenting the latest VR/AR industry news, including notable successful deployments of immersive technology in an enterprise setting. Additionally, we will be hosting an open townhall style discussion focused on enterprise needs for immersive technology as well as available solutions and solution providers in our Houston community.

Admission is free, so grab a friend and come learn about the non-recreational use of VR and AR, and how you can incorporate into your business.

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Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

VR/AR Association & ITMO University Spring Kickoff Event - Saint Petersburg

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Location: ITMO University, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Meetup Link

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Agenda: 

1. Sergey Doudy, Michael Doudy, VR/AR Association NYC Chapter

2. Alexander Lavrov, CEO - Vizerra, VR/AR Association Moscow Chapter

3. Denis Stolyarov, CEO - Video360production.com, VR/AR Association Saint-Petersburg Chapter

19:30 — 21:00

1. Practical use of VR/AR Technologies - Alexander Lavrov, CEO - Vizerra 

2. Intro to the Russian school of Virtualistics - Artem Smolin, Head of Department of Engineering and Computer Graphics, ITMO 

3. The Current State and Future Outlook of 360 Video Technology - Denis Stolyarov, CEO - Video360production.com, Head Engineer - Center of Mixed Reality and Interface Design, ITMO

4.How to Digitize the Whole World without Breaking a Sweat - Ilya Filippov - Head of Marketing, Arcona

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Future Workplace Summit - NYC
Mar
26
to Mar 27

Future Workplace Summit - NYC

For 45% discounted passes, email info@thevrara.com 

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The ISG Future Workplace Summit will explore the technologies that are driving collaboration, innovation and productivity in ways that accommodate a multi-generational workforce and individual workplace preferences. Instead of battling against the natural evolution of the workplace, join us at the ISG Future Workplace Summit to learn about the tools necessary to embrace this trend. Through a series of thought leader presentations, customer panels and expert round tables, we'll explore the following four trends impacting the workplace of the future:

  • Collaboration & Innovation
  • New Ways of Working: Personalizing the Employee Experience
  • IoT and the Intelligent Workplace
  • VR, AR AI & Machine Learning

Conference website here

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Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

VR PITCH NIGHT - NYC

For discounted passes, email info@thevrara.com 

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Hold onto your headsets and join us for our third annual VR Pitch Night!

See the next wave of immersive creators show off their upcoming work with entertaining pitches, and stick around to check out recently premiered works from major festivals!

ABOUT THE EVENT:

  • 7:00 – 8:00 PM: The Pitches (Theater)

  • 8:00 – 9:30 PM: VR Gallery + Reception (Media Arts Gallery, Lounge)

THE PITCHES: 

Five amazing virtual reality, augmented reality, and/or immersive projects will be selected by the Made in NY Media Center by IFP staff to present a five minute-long pitch to a panel of industry judges, and to our live audience. 

**TICKET INCLUDES COMPLIMENTARY FOOD + DRINKS!

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Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

VRARA Boston Chapter Event: Spring into VR/AR ("Powered by Verizon")

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Link To VR and Verizon Innovation Center show how you can leverage cutting edge technology to drive meaningful results to your business

About this Event

Join the VR/AR Association Boston Chapter for a night of networking at Alley powered by Verizon in Cambridge.

Schedule:

6pm - Venue Opens

6:30-7:15 - Link To VR Presentation

7:15-7:30 - Verizon Innovation Center Presentation

7:30-8:30 - Demos and Networking

Light refreshments will be served. Lord Hobo and Farmer Willies Ginger Beer will be giving free tastings.

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European Summit on Immersive Computing - Venice
Mar
22
to Mar 23

European Summit on Immersive Computing - Venice

For discount to attend or exhibit, email info@thevrara.com

Call for speakers! Email info@eicsummit.com

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EICS Summit is 2 days of conferences on XR technologies, innovation and creativity.
Keynotes, speeches and networking inside the charming Venice Casino.

16 top speakers from the worlds of "Architecture, Art and Design", "Entertainment", "Healthcare" and "Industry 4.0".

EICS Summit is not a fair and not a show. This is not another gaming event, here we approach business.

EICS is built up and studied to involve the most important companies, professionals and investors working on new technologies.

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Mar
18
1:00 PM13:00

Socially Relevant Film Festival: VR Films - NYC

For tickets, email info@thevrara.com

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  • Environment and Climate Down To The Plastic Ocea

Down To The Plastic Ocean takes you on a magical lyrical journey that follows a plastic toy scuba ScubyDo' goes to the sea. water drain in Athens, Georgia through the streams and rivers to the edge of the coast. This short film delivers an immersive experience from ScubyDo's point of view via 360º video and compels the audience to reflect upon how to help keep our waterways and oceans cleaner.fromadiverstor

  • Poverty My Beautiful Home 

My Beautiful Home is a short virtual reality experience which takes place in Kibera, Africa's biggest slum on the outskirts of Nairobi. Through an empathy-based approach, it seeks to change the way in which we perceive poverty in Africa.
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  • Humanitarian Work New Song

Hailing from the struggling nation of Mozambique, Pascoal Mafueque lived a life of crime and greed until he metAmericanmissionairies Heidi and Rolland Baker. These altruistic individuals helped Pascoal discover hope, faith, and the dream of using his influence for good. This VR documentary chronicles Pascoal's first-person account while also giving an immersive perspective that puts you "in" beautiful Pemba, Mozambique.

  • Sustainability - Climate

Our Nature - Honey Production Board on an adventure that shows you first hand the life inside a eucalyptus Forest in the heart of Brazil. 'Our Nature' is a collection of 360º experiences where which you join beekeepers for exclusive access into the world of honey production. At the same time, you'll learn important information about the impact of sustainability and social responsibility inside a major corporation.

  • Animal Preservation The Great - a VR Great White Shark Experience

This immersive VR experience will take you over 200 miles into the open ocean of Baja California in Mexico, to a remote island called Guadalupe - one of the world famous locations to encounter the mysterious yet vulnerable Great White Shark. We all have been influenced by the movie "Jaws", and we hope that this film will show the grace and beauty of this misunderstood predator, and by that, encourage people to care and protect it.

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Mar
15
to Mar 16

START Summit 2018 - Switzerland

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START Summit is Europe's leading student-run conference for entrepreneurship and technology gathering more than 2'000 founders, students, investors and corporates in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Next year it will take place on the 15th/16th March 2018. The non-profit conference has been one of the fastest growing startup and tech events in Europe for the last few years. 

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Mar
14
5:45 PM17:45

AR Panel Discussion - VR/AR Association, Richmond Chapter Event

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Join the Richmond Chapter of the VR/AR Association for a panel discussion on Augmented Reality!

For our next chapter event, we will be hosting a panel discussion on the state of AR in the Greater Richmond Area. We’re very excited to be hosting some true leaders in the scene that are doing very exciting AR work right here in Virginia. Jonathan Martin from Newport News Shipbuilding, Greg Werkheiser and his team from ARtGlass, Doug Nunn from Capital One and Creative Mornings, and experience designer Angelica Ortiz.

The event will be held on Wednesday, March 14th at 5:30 PM at the Shockoe.com offices in Scott’s Addition. Address is 3122 W. Marshall St. Suite 200 (use the entrance on the side by the parking lot). Thanks to the generous support of Shockoe and the VR/AR Association Richmond Chapter, this event will also be free of charge to the public, so we hope to see you there.

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