Apple ARKit - Ongoing Online Class
Jul
4
to Dec 1

Apple ARKit - Ongoing Online Class

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

For the online code, email info@thevrara.com 

What you are going to get from this course?

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

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A-Frame Web VR Programming - Ongoing Online Class
Aug
24
to Dec 1

A-Frame Web VR Programming - Ongoing Online Class

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

For the online code, email info@thevrara.com

This course will cover the following concepts:

A-Frame programming, VR design philosophies, VR programming, Setting up a project, Drawing 3D objects, Transformations and animations, Texturing objects, Lighting the 3D world, 3D Model Loading, Skyboxes

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Interface Summit - Vancouver
Oct
15
to Oct 16

Interface Summit - Vancouver

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Future Health. Real. Virtual. Augmented

 

(Members receive 15% off with code, email dan@thevrara.com) For more information and tickets Click Here

The 2017 INTERFACE Health Summit is our 6th annual global conference. It is two full days of being engaged, informed, inspired and connected to digital health innovators. Enjoy amazing talks. Take part in reverse startup pitches and educational sessions. Meet investors from Canada, Silicon Valley, and China – investors who manage hundreds of millions in innovation funds! Watch the Top 10 Grand Finale of #IHCX2017 and Awards Show live. Mingle with media. Network with some of the world’s best innovators. All that plus…. good food, spectacular views and tons of FUN.

Some of the talks and panels will feature leaders in VR/AR in healthcare and will look at the disruption for the industry. There will be a VR/AR showcase on the Tuesday featuring innovative companies and some members from Vancouver.

 

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Oct
18
to Oct 19

Enterprise Wearable Technology Summit - Boston

For discounted passes, email info@thevrara.com 

The Enterprise Wearable Technology Summit (EWTS) is the leading event focused on the use of wearable technology for industrial enterprise applications.

Consisting of real-world case studies featuring topics such as enterprise applications for Augmented and Virtual Reality, head-mounted displays (HMDs), body-worn sensors, exoskeletons, and more; EWTS is the best opportunity for you to hear and learn from those organizations and specialists who have successfully utilized wearables in their operations.

If you want to learn how wearable technology is being applied to enterprises by enterprises, there is no other event as relevant and focused as EWTS. Join the preeminent enterprise experts in this growing space–to learn, network, and build the skills, knowledge and relationships necessary to grow and improve your business.

Event website here

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Oct
18
to Oct 19

RetailLoco VR/AR Panel - Atlanta

For your discounted passes or if you would like to be a Speaker, email info@thevrara.com 

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Hosted by the Location Based Marketing Association, this two day event with over 500 attendees will feature speakers exploring the “location cookie” over the course of a customer’s day – from connected homes, cars and workplaces to connected stores, restaurants, sports, travel and hospitality venues – and will include discussions on mobile payments, AR/VR, indoor location and more.

Event website here

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Oct
19
to Oct 20

AWE (Augmented World Expo) Europe 2017 - Munich

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

AWE, the world's largest AR+VR conference and expo, returns to Europe 19-20 October. The 2nd annual AWE Europe takes place at the MOC Exhibition Center in Munich, Germany. Join 1,500 attendees, 100+ speakers & 100+ exhibitors 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.aweeu.com. 

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Oct
24
to Oct 25

Content World – Hamburg

For passes and more info email philip@thevrara.com

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Content marketing has established itself as one of the main communication tools in all industries and has proven it is more than just a hype. The different facets of content marketing are as manifold as the brands and customers benefiting from ingenious and engaging content strategies. Hear from experts in their fields at how they have delivered such experiences for their customers and communities.

Additional highlights include on the first night will be the German Content Marketing Award and an afternoon on the Future of Content Marketing and the technologies we will use to get there.  

Event website content.world

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Oct
24
6:00pm 6:00pm

San Francisco: 3D Painting, MR ARt Show and Tilt Brush Art Contest

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Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality allows people to be creative in ways beyond what reality can provide.  We all have many ideas and visions that are hard to implement for creative content.  Yet, sometimes the amount of time, money, coding and tech (yikes), can appear overwhelming.  This Meetup will give everyone hands on experience and expertise on how VR/AR can allow people to embrace creative skills they never thought they had.  While showcasing VR/AR as a creative platform for content creators.  

At this Meetup we will have a Tilt Brush art contest, a workshop on Mixed Reality and how to draw and make content in VR/AR, and a Tilt Brush Art content

6pm to 6:30:  Mingling and Social

The first half an hour will be dedicated to mingling and for people to socialize over snacks and beverages.

6:30pm - 7pm:  Workshop on 3D Painting (aka Tilt Brush)

Micah Zayner.

 Currently a Creative Director at biotech start-up The ODIN and Artist in Residence at Upload VR.  He is literally a professional artist that focuses on using Tilt Brush for creating serious VR content.  Micah Zayner will give a workshop style presentation utilizing Mixed Reality via a green screen set up, and provide detailed and hands on presentation about how to use Tilt Brush to its maximum potential.

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Oct
25
to Oct 26

VR/AR Showcase @ Millennial 2020 | XR Alliance with VRARA Singapore

For discount passes and more info email vanessa@thevrara.com

The XR Alliance is hosting the VR AR showcase at Millennial 20/20 Asia with the VR AR Association. If you’d like to reach out to brands in Asia, this is the show to be at.

The way consumers shop, interact with brands and consume content are evolving. The “millennial mindset” is quickly becoming the norm and disruption in commerce is transforming the landscape as we know it. Millennial 20/20 is an event like no other; a place where we encourage attendees to learn, explore and play. Each summit offers a carefully-curated programme packed with 200+ speakers, 8+ experiential showcases and plenty of organised networking sessions. Join the biggest brands and retailers with the most innovative start-ups and solutions.

View the agenda and speakers

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Oct
25
4:00pm 4:00pm

VR101 Workshop - Online Webcast with Q&A

RSVP here

We know frontier technologies like VR can be confusing and overwhelming — that’s why we created the VR101 workshop. In the space of an hour, attendees learn about the fundamentals of virtual reality, different types of VR content, the future of the industry, and best practices for storytelling. We’ll also explain the costs associated with creating VR, and what a typical timeline looks like. We demo both 360 and room-scale content and wrap up by walking through a sample pitch to demonstrate how the creative scope might come together. This should give agency folks the tools they need to bring us in to sell their clients on VR projects.

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Oct
25
7:00pm 7:00pm

VR/AR Association & VR Days Exclusive Dinner - Amsterdam

Please contact corinne.avelines@thevrara.com to register

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VR Days 2017 equals three days of inspiring keynotes, expert sessions, workshops and seminars with the best brains and the most creative content in AR/VR.Take this unique opportunity to join us for an exclusive dinner reserved to VRARA members and VR Days speakers and sponsors.

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Oct
26
8:00am 8:00am

xR in EDU - Menlo Park, CA

For passes, email info@thevrara.com

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An Intensive 1-Day Opportunity to Explore the Impact of xR

JOIN leaders in the xR ecosystem to understand AR/VR/MR in education today
LEARN  about the state-of-the-art from the people defining the space
EXPERIENCE  a range of offerings from leading providers
BUILD your brand as a market innovator

Who Should Attend

  • Content Publishers
  • Software Developers
  • Hardware Developers


Confirmed attendees include Unity, Facebook, HTC Vive, Pearson, Google, San Francisco Unified School District, Lifeliqe, Nearpod, DAQRI, Avegant, ThingLink and many more!

Explore the Latest
Applications
Tools
Devices
Adoption Challenges
& Investments

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Oct
26
to Oct 28

NYVR Expo 2017 NYC

For free expo passes email info@thevrara.com 

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NYVR Expo — running October 26-28, 2017 at the Javits Center in NYC — is for everyone eager to learn how virtual and augmented reality technologies can impact their lives now and in the future, with dozens of seminars touching on a broad range of VR and AR topics.

Plus: See the very latest in VR/AR technology from numerous manufacturers, suppliers, and VR/AR applications including Facebook 360, Blend Media, VIU.Space, Vuze Camera (Human Eyes Technology), Ricoh Theta, Ovation, Cognitive VR, Kodak PIX Pro, GRAVR, ASA Digital and Visbit, to name a few. The show floor will be open Friday, October 27 & Saturday, October 28. The professional conference will take place Thursday, October 26 & Friday, October 27, with the consumer conference on Saturday, October 28.

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Oct
26
5:30pm 5:30pm

VR/AR Demos, Showcases & Tech Event - London

RSVP here

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Level39 have teamed up with PwC's VR division, VR/AR Association London and the Realities Centre to throw a tech networking meetup on Thursday 26th October where VR & AR experts from various industries will be showcasing some of their latest work.

If you are interested in attending or showing your work please sign up via the Eventbrite. Any question, please email jeremy@thevrara.com 

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Oct
27
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Confluence Summit

VRARA Members, contact us for a discount code

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We're living in a period of technological convergence. And those converging factors notably include immersive technologies like VR and AR. 

With that backdrop, Winston Baker will host the Confluence Summit, happening October 27, in Menlo Park, CA and featuring speakers like YouTube founder Steve Chen. 

VR/AR Association, SF has partnered with the conference, meaning we have discount codes for members to save 30% on registration (contact us).

The conference program is here and you can register here. We hope to see you at the show. 

More from the conference organizers

Since the earliest days of cinema and television, creative storytelling and technology have worked hand in hand to entertain audiences in new and exciting ways. One of the world’s greatest innovators of all time, Thomas Edison invented many devices that greatly influenced the world beyond the light bulb - for instance, the phonograph and the motion picture camera.

In more recent years, the era of VOD and digital distribution have profoundly affected the way in which the content business works. And now, with the proliferation of immersive experiences, both technology and entertainment sectors have a new set of opportunities and challenges to face.

What will the future hold for storytelling on new mediums? How will content be made, accessed and distributed? What devices will consumers adapt to?

As the forces of technology and entertainment continue to both disrupt and influence one another in this ever changing media landscape, how can tech developers and content creators combine efforts to take our generation’s innovative revolution even further? We hope to discover the answers at The Confluence Summit

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Oct
30
to Oct 31

UX Next

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UX and design are increasingly important functions throughout tech, and especially in AR and VR, as we explored recently. In that spirit, VRARA SF has partnered with the UX Nextconference taking place 10/30 & 10/31 in Palo Alto.

Among other things, that means discount codes (contact us) for VRARA members for 25 percent off registration. We'll be there in full force, covering the show and meeting with industry players. We hope to see you there.

More from the conference organizers:

There is an exciting and clear paradigm shift taking place in the market; a pivot point in UX capabilities, which will impact the future of services and devices, and provide opportunities and challenges for all companies in the ecosystem.

From the creators of the industry leading Internet of Things World comes UX Next, the brand new event showcasing the evolution and future direction of service enablement. Taking place at the Crowne Plaza Palo Alto in San Francisco, CA on the 30 – 31 October, join 400+ tech disruptors, 50+ pioneering speakers and 50+ exhibitors to embrace the digital roadmap and multiplatform UX. With an unmissable agenda across two days, featuring global heavyweight speakers from Netflix to The New York Times, don’t miss your chance to meet and network with the technological leaders defining the future industry roadmap.

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Oct
31
2:00pm 2:00pm

Learn to Develop Mixed Reality Apps for Microsoft #HoloLens - London

For passes, email jeremy@thevrara.com

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Learn and develop your own app for HoloLens with a quick deep dive into MR and other technologies that are the Fourth Industrial Revolution! Learn how to use hand gestures, eye gaze, voice commands, spatial audio and spatialised mapping to create an app that is interactive, immersive and engaging. No Coding Skills Required.

Class Timing: The Course is scheduled to run on Tuesday afternoons (2-5pm) for 3 weeks, 31st Oct, 7th and 14th November. 

Goals:

  • Understand the current MR and AR environment for corporate applications.
  • Install and create the windows development environment.
  • Build your own version of our test app with 5 core competencies.
  • Deploy and Test your app with the HoloLens, tethered and remotely.
  • Video your app and achieve a certificate of attendance.

Resources:We will have a Microsoft HoloLens (or two) throughout the course, and provide the source files to complete the project. You can also demo the Oculus Rift Touch and HTC Vive, during the course.

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VR/AR Association Online Symposium: VR & AR in Healthcare
Nov
1
5:00pm 5:00pm

VR/AR Association Online Symposium: VR & AR in Healthcare

RSVP here

If you would like to sponsor this event email info@thevrara.com

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Join the VR/AR Association Digital Health Committee for this online event. 

220+ people have already RSVPed to attend live.  

Start time is 5pm EST. 

Agenda:

  • Review of existing Committee work & deliverables
  • Speakers discussing their specific work in the following order:

Challenges in Therapeutic VR Research Dr. Brandon Birckhead MD, Medical College of Wisconsin

The International VR Clinical Trial Working Group has discussed several questions and challenges in developing VR clinical trials. Most of the challenges are seen in any area of study using VR technology, but a few are unique to therapeutic research. Potential solutions will be discussed however several of the challenges have no clear solution at this time.

Personalized VR/AR for Autistic People Dr. David Trainor, Founder & Principal, Sentireal Ltd.

Autism is a spectrum condition affecting how people perceive the world and interact with others. Personalizing and tailoring VR and AR experiences to the spectrum of neurological, sensory and social differences experienced by autistic people is a considerable challenge. These challenges and some solutions provided by adopting particular VR/AR design methodologies will be presented. To aid the presentation a case study of an educational VR/AR app designed for use by autistic people will be considered.

VR in Special Needs Research & Education: Opportunities & Challenges. Dr. Ali Fardinpour, B.Sc. PE, M.Sc. ITM, PhD, Wise Realities, Founder and Director

While more clinicians and educators are learning about the affordances of immersive technologies, and study results are being published in different fields, special needs kids/adults and their families form a fraction of these studies. Although fantastic research and applications are conducted and developed in this area, however, they are disjointed, and they lack common fundamental standards. During our collaboration with a number of institutions in autism, rehabilitation and mental disabilities, we have realised that with each problem defined, some prerequisite problems need to be solved.  The primary reason for this situation is usually that the technology was not developed considering consumers with special needs. The presentation will discuss our experience in facing different opportunities and challenges to open a dialogue with researchers, clinicians and industry partners for resolving these issues.

Dr. Rafael J. Grossmann, M.D., FACS

Dr Shafi Ahmed PhD FRCS

More soon..

THANK YOU to our event sponsors:

Dr. Matthew Prekupec, M.D

More soon - if you would like to sponsor this event, email info@thevrara.com 

RSVP here

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Nov
2
6:30pm 6:30pm

VR/AR Association Atlanta Chapter Event at TechSquare Labs

RSVP here

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Let's connect around VR & AR in the ATL and the Southeast. Whether you're experienced or just getting started, you'll find a helpful community and useful information at the VRARA. October's meeting will include: 
- Featured Atlanta-based VR speakers from the Media & Entertainment industries
- Atlanta VR/AR jobs discussion
- Hands-on VR/AR demos from Atlanta-area studios, agencies, and students
- Networking reception

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Nov
6
to Nov 7

Immersive Technology Conference ITC - Houston

For passes email info@thevrara.com

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The Immersive Technology Conference is one of the only industry events specifically created to foster the use of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality technologies for non-gaming/non-entertainment applications. Our event focuses on the “R” (reality) of VR and AR technologies. Event website here

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Nov
7
to Nov 8

Digital Marketing World Forum Conference & Expo NYC #DMWF

For passes, email info@thevrara.com

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Javits Center, New York

1000+ Attendees, 3 Conference Streams, 50+ Exhibitors

DMWF Conference & Expo North America 2017 will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to understand and address your future challenges across digital marketing and social media. Presented in a series of inspirational keynotes and panel discussions delivered by the industry’s most disruptive thought-leaders, #DMWF features sessions covering; digital strategy, brand recognition, ecommerce, influencer marketing, content marketing, data, analytics, personalization, automation, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and mobile marketing across three conference tracks.

Session topics include;
• Understand how VR and 360 are transforming the marketing and communication industries

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Nov
8
6:30pm 6:30pm

RSVP for VRARA Dallas Chapter Event

More info and RSVP here

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We will have two prominent individuals from the VR/AR industry as our guest speakers :

  1. German Rodriguez, US Business Manager, Joinpad USA will be speaking about: "AR 2017: new business cases driven by technology evolution and dropping project costs” 
  2. Ashton Kennedy, Production Manager, Groove Jones will be presenting about:  "Marketing and Advertising with VR/AR" 
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Nov
8
8:30pm 8:30pm

New Marketing Tech Summit - Hamburg

For passes, email philip@thevrara.com

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Germany's first MarTech convention. The agenda will concentrate on solutions related to Data, Content, Channels and Marketing-Mix-Optimisation, along with Marketing Experts, Agency Representatives and Technology Providers sharing their experience.  Corporates, such as Meliá Hotels Internationa, TUIfly.com or Zalando, to name a few, will demonstrate how they have been able to gain competitive advantage by use of Technology and Data. 

More information on newmarketing.de 

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Nov
9
to Nov 10

Futureland VR AR AI - Milan, Italy

For Speaking opportunities and Passes, email info@thevrara.com 

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Taking place in Milan on November 9-10, Futureland is a two-day international tech event enabling the business community to stay ahead of the market through practical applications of emerging technologies: Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.

An international audience of 400 selected entrepreneurs, corporate executives, startups, investors, media and decision makers will explore new business opportunities in a variety of industries such as healthcare, automotive, industrial automation, media, gaming, sports and entertainment.

Keynote speakers, panels, networking activities and experience areas will allow participants to understand how to truly develop game-changing products, services and processes for both enterprises and consumer markets.

Event website here

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Creating Reality Hackathon
Nov
10
to Nov 13

Creating Reality Hackathon

Exploring the limits of AR|VR in entertainment and other industries by bringing together select, talented individuals to form multidisciplinary teams that will build creative and original applications.

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!

This is a global Hackathon. We encourage international applications and everyone is welcome to apply!

Applications close on Friday, October 13th, 2017.

Accepted participants will be notified by Friday, October 20th, 2017.

Learn more at creatingrealityhack.com.

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Nov
15
9:00am 9:00am

VRevolution - NYC

Get discount to attend and exhibit, contact us!

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

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

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Nov
15
to Nov 16

World Virtual & Augmented Reality Sports Innovation Summit - SF

For discounted passes, contact us info@thevrara.com

Fan Engagement, Elite Performance, Broadcast Strategy, Brand Development

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

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

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

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

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Nov
26
to Nov 27

Virtual & Augmented Reality Conference - Dubai

For passes and more info email shujat@thevrara.com

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Hear from Dubai Health Authority, Real Vision, VRARA, DIFF, Aurecon, JESS Dubai, Turner & Townsend, Umm Suqeim Veterinary Centre, AECOM on the commercial applications of VR/AR across multiple industries including oil and gas, power and utilities, construction, real estate, healthcare and more. 

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2017 Vancouver UX Awards
Nov
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

2017 Vancouver UX Awards

Get tickets here

Recognizing joy, elegance, clarity, innovation and impact in the interactions we create.

Fourth Annual VanUX Awards: Submit your outstanding work and be there to cheer on the community! 

The Vancouver User Experience Awards are a great opportunity for growing startups, freelance practitioners, agencies, and user-centric enterprises to showcase their work and get recognized for the incredible experiences they create every day. And this year... that could be you!

First, submit your work. Call for entries is open and officially closes at 11:59 p.m PST on October 10, 2017. Then, purchase your tickets. It's a fun evening where you get to mingle with Vancouver's talented UX professionals, sip a complimentary beverage, take a walk on the red carpet, and enjoy some great food. Tickets sold out well in advance last year, so get them before November 29, 2017. 

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Nov
29
to Nov 30

Government Video Expo and Drone Show - DC

For discounted passes or if you would like to present and exhibit, email us info@thevrara.com  

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The Mid-Atlantic Region’s Premier Event is designed for video, broadcast and AV professionals, the 22nd annual Government Video Expo will feature a full exhibit floor with numerous training options, free seminars, keynotes, networking opportunities, and five new educational pavilions.

This three-day event features a broad range of production, postproduction, streaming, display and delivery technologies on the exhibit floor, providing valuable information to media professionals working across multiple platforms for federal, state and local government, law enforcement, education, non-profits, and publicly funded institutions.

This event is held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., in November and includes:

  • Exhibit Hall
  • The National Drone Show
  • The DC Post|Production Conference
  • FGDLA Government Learning Technology Symposium
  • Keynotes and Presentations
  • Advanced UAV Workshop
  • DC Drone Film Festival
  • Intensive Production Workshops
  • Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality Track

Event Website www.gvexpo.com 

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Dec
5
to Dec 7

InfoComm MEA VR AR Pavilion - Dubai

For more info, email shujat@thevrara.com

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InfoComm MEA 2017 is the region’s leading Audio Visual, Entertainment and Information Communication Technology event. It is a project of InfoComm International, the global AV association, and Dubai World Trade Centre.

The exhibition will be held from 5 to 7 December 2017 in Hall 7 & 8 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Benefit of participating VRAR Pavilion @ InfoComm MEA 2017

  1. 1st regional industry platform focusing on VR AR technology, a dedicated pavilion a dedicated pavilion with exhibitor space plus a VR AR conference
  2. Reach out to a wide spectrum of audience, over 3,000 individuals consisting of AV & IT Integrators as well as vertical industries like Government, Hospitality, Retails, Education, and Enterprise
  3. Gain marketing exposure through InfoComm MEA preshow marketing campaign of e-Newsletter, social media and advertisement to over 150,000 regional databases sourced from InfoComm International and Dubai World Trade Centre related events, in additional to VRAR marketing channels
  4. Build leads and contacts through business matchmaking portal available FOC through InfoComm MEA 201
  5. Complimentary telemarketing to your database. Max of 200 names per company
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Dec
6
8:00am 8:00am

New England Venture Summit - Boston

For discounted passes, email info@thevrara.com

Come meet, interact and network with more than 500 VCs, Corporate VCs, angel investors, investment bankers and CEOs of the hottest early stage and emerging growth companies at the prestigious New England Venture Summit being held on December 6th at Lombardo’s Conference Center in Boston Randolph, MA.

Whether you’re a startup seeking capital and exposure, or an investor seeking new deals, The New England 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 England Venture Summit is dedicated to showcasing VCs, Corporate VCs and angel investors committed to funding early stage and emerging companies; will feature more than 60 VCs on interactive panels; presentations from more than 50 Top Innovators and high-level networking opportunities.

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Smart Haptics 2017 - San Diego
Dec
6
to Dec 7

Smart Haptics 2017 - San Diego

For passes or speaking opportunities email info@thevrara.com

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Smart Haptics 2017 is coming to San Diego, CA on December 6-7 and will bring together multiple end use industries including medical, automotive, mobile, VR/AR and more to explore where the haptics industry is headed.

Attendees will experience a mixture of presentation sessions: 

  • Hear from companies such as Microsoft, Fitbit, Facebook, SynTouch, TDK Corporation, P&G, Adludio and more. 
  • Understand the latest trends, innovations and challenges facing the haptics industry
  • Build relationships and put your company's name in front of top industry leaders in the haptics field. 
  • Collaborate with your colleagues on topics such as current and future possibilities in haptics, touch in wearables, the future of VR/AR and gaming, the healing power of touch feedback, the driving force of automotive haptics, touch in advertising and more. 

Smart Haptics 2017 will feature talks that will serve to inform the industry of the current capabilities and needs in the industry, as well as hands-on demonstrations that will provide the opportunity to explore through active participation.

 

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Dec
7
to Dec 8

VRX 2017

Contact us for discounted passes. 

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

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

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

More from the event organizers:

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

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Mar
29
7:15am 7:15am

Virtual Medicine conference at Cedars-Sinai Los Angeles

For 50% discount passes, contact us info@thevrara.com

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

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

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

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

Event website www.virtualmedicine.org

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Oct
16
9:00am 9:00am

Virtual Reality 20/20 - NYC

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

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

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

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Oct
12
6:00pm 6:00pm

VRARA Orlando Chapter Event at Six Fold Ventures #Orlando

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The Orlando VRARA Chapter and Six Fold Ventures is proud to announce the September event at the offices of Six Fold Ventures in Orlando. The focus of our next event will be on the HoloLens and Spectator View capabilities. Microsoft’s Spectator View provides an excellent way to demonstrate Mixed Reality experiences and capture footage from the HoloLens. Peter Peng, founder of Six Fold Ventures, will also speak on this technology and how Six Fold Ventures is helping to provide emerging technology startups in Orlando with the tools, work space, and advisement needed to get off the ground. Join us for food, networking, demos, and more! Registration is free. You don’t want to miss it! 

Agenda of the night:

6:00-6:30PM Check in, Food, & Networking
6:30-6:40PM Introductions. 
6:40-7:00PM Guest speaker
7:00-7:10PM
7:10-7:30PM Demo and Fun
7:30-8:00PM Closing Q&A, Networking

LOCATION: Six Fold Ventures, 189 S Orange Ave #2100 (21st Floor), Orlando, FL 32801

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Oct
12
5:30pm 5:30pm

VRARA BUSINESS SERIES: Virtual Reality in Architecture & Construction - Lexington, KY

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To speak, email izzy@thevrara.com

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Join us as we launch a business series and learn how virtual reality and augmented reality will impact your business and industry in the coming years. Get ahead with the next level of business tools that can position your business into the next revolution of technology. The next in the series focuses on virtual reality and its impact on ARCHITECTURE & CONSTRUCTION. There are major advances that enable designers and builders to create structures virtually before the first brick is laid. This enables them to see how their creation functions in its environment and how people will interact within it.

AGENDA

  • 5:30-6:00 Registration/Demos
  • 6:00 – 6:15 Welcome to VRARA KentuckyDavid Pollock and Izzy House
  • 6:15-6:30 Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality 101 David Pollock
  • 6: 30- 7:00 Applications in AEC Past, Present and Future Kyle Crum, Gray Architects
  • 7:00- 7:15 VRARA Wrap-up and Q&A David Pollock and Izzy House
  • 7:15-8:00 VR and AR DEMOS Gray Architects and Kitestring

Also, join our VRARA Architecture & Construction Committee here

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Oct
10
to Oct 11

White Nights Business Conference for Game Industry - Moscow

For passes email michael@thevrara.com

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The conference will gather leading game industry professionals in the Congress Park by Radisson Royal Moscow. Over 1,300 attendees are expected.

The show will feature three lecture tracks (http://wnconf.com/en#schedule) and a big Developer Exhibition with over 100 talented teams from all over the world presenting their best games to game industry guru. Every team participating in the showcase will receive an exclusive mini-booth for free. For more info visit http://wnconf.com/#exhibition.

The conference program will contain presentations held by representatives of Obsidian Entertainment, Playrix, King, Nevosoft, Playtika, Google, Nexon, Social Quantum, Appodeal, Pixonic, MyTona, Amazon, Unity, AppsFlyer, Facebook, Wargaming, Epic Games, Game Insight and other leading companies.

There will be a separate block in the program devoted to esports and blockchain in games. The agenda will also include great networking events (http://wnconf.com/en/parties).

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Oct
9
to Oct 11

Shoptalk Europe - Copenhagen

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The event deals with innovation in retail and ecommerce, and VR/AR is a cutting edge and interesting part of the instore experience/store of the future, which are key themes of the agenda. We have speakers like Greg Jones, Director of AR/VR at Google. 

Established retailers and brands, startups, tech companies, investors, media and analysts are all attending Shoptalk Europe to learn, collaborate and evolve.

Speaker lineup includes:

  • Adrian Letts, MD Online, Tesco
  • Steven Lowy, Co-CEO Westfield
  • Tim Kendall, President, Pinterest
  • Michael Ward, Managing Director, Harrods
  • Michael Dubin Founder & CEO, Dollar Shave Club
  • Simona Scarpaleggia, CEO, IKEA Switzerland
  • Mariangela Marseglia, Director, Amazon Prime Now, Amazon
  • William P. Lauder, Executive Chairman, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.
  • Jonathan Alferness, VP Product Management, Shopping & Travel, Google
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Oct
8
to Oct 12

GITEX Technology Week VR AR - Dubai

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Tech pioneers and futurists, business leaders and IT professionals come to GITEX to experience the world’s most advanced technology and drive digital transformation.

The value of the Middle East & Africa AR & VR market is expected to grow from $181m in 2016 to $6bn by 2020 & these transformative technologies are being widely adopted across key industries.  The UAE Ministry of Education are already rolling out VR in the classrooms to enhance school learning and Jumeirah Hospitality Group offer a full 360° experience of their residences before guests arrive.

  • 2016 Visitors travelled from 87 countries to source AR & VR Technology
  • 28,478 visitors came to source AR & VR Tech were buyers
  • 20,219 had a purchasing budget in excess of $100,000
  • 7,885 were actively purchasing at GITEX Technology Week

Event website here

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Oct
6
6:00pm 6:00pm

DETrealities Virtual & Augmented Reality - Detroit

For Event passes email info@thevrara.com 

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Grant Chirpus, our VR-lovin’ chicken mascot, has a dream: To bring together everyone who’s doing Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality and Augmented Reality in Southeastern Michigan.

Grand Circus is a technology training institute located in the heart of downtown Detroit. It delivers training that produces world-class technologists. Grand Circus offers courses in web and mobile development, digital marketing, design and entrepreneurship. Grand Circus pinpoints the most acute technological skill gaps and delivers outcomes that matter. It provides an inspiring and collaborative work environment for a hand-selected group of the region's most exciting companies and facilitates events where startups, established companies, students, investors, and like-minded individuals can meet to share passion, exchange ideas, enjoy a beverage, and perhaps exchange a business card or two.

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Oct
6
10:00am10:00am

VR/AR Association South India Chapter Event

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Agenda:

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Benefits for Students from this workshop:

  • Students will get an exposure in VR / AR domain which is expected to create huge job opportunities.
  • Chance to meet the experts from the industry who has ample experience VR / AR project development & deployment.
  • They can understand the basics of VRAR domain.
  • They will have a clear idea of software tools being used in the industry and can learn the fundamentals to create simple applications using VR/AR technology.
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Oct
6
to Oct 9

MIT Reality, Virtually, Hackathon (deadline to apply Sept 25!)

For more info email mikefesta@thevrara.com

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Reminder, applications to the Reality Virtually AR/VR hackathon sponsored by the MIT Media Lab close on September 25, 207.

HackMIT is invited to apply to the second Reality Virtually AR/VR Hackathon at MIT Media Lab returning on October 6 - 9, 2017. Starting on Friday, October 6 with workshops on AR and VR design and development. Loaner equipment to build with, Vives, Hololens, Gear VR $25,000 in prizes.Now accepting applications ‪http://www.realityvirtuallyhack.com/ 

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Oct
6
to Oct 7

Virtual and Augmented Reality and Behavior Change Annual Event at Stanford


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

For information and to register visit here

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

Instructions available here

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

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Oct
4
to Oct 5

2017 Display Summit with VR AR - Sterling, Virginia

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

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

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

Display Summit will focus on immersive display technology including advanced displays, visualization/simulation components and systems, LED/MicroLED displays, as well as augmented and virtual reality solutions (see agenda).

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Oct
3
2:00pm 2:00pm

Join our Live Webcast with Q&A - Forging our Future with ARKit: Balancing Tech Investments in Augmented Reality

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Apple and Google have joined the call for an Augmented Reality future, bringing hundreds of millions of users with them. Given multiple visions for the massive opportunity ahead, how should we divide our efforts? In this webcast, you’ll hear expert opinions from a group living this challenge. VR/AR Association Marketing Committee Chair John Buzzell and YOU ARE HERE technology lead Ricardo Olivo will reveal their journey – from Vuforia and HoloLens to ARKit and beyond – covering use cases, technology insights, hardware challenges and more. You’ll learn where to place your bets, and how to make the most of this transition. This session will also include 30 minutes of Q&A to help you make sense of your VR/AR options.

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Oct
2
to Oct 4

Cross Video Days - Paris

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

 

Apply To VR/AR Investment booster and meet international Investors

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

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

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

Apply to Content Market and meet digital Financiers

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

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

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

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

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

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

Applications are open till June 13th, 2017

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

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Oct
2
10:00am10:00am

AR & The Future of Work - Online Class with Robert Scoble & Shel Israel

For online code, email info@thevrara.com 

WHEN: 10:00 to 11:30 am Pacific Time, Monday, Oct 2.

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This new class is designed to equip our students with actionable information that will help them serve as company experts, who will educate coworkers on AR and start pilot programs safely and quickly. As it becomes clearer to more and more people that AR is driving a fundamental transformation more significant than the iPhone did a decade ago, our students will increase in value to organizations. They will learn how AR is driving change in product showcasing, design, marketing, communications, productivity, logistics, surgery, entertainment, pro sports and training in multiple business categories that include retail, real estate, surgery, sales, architecture, construction, energy exploration, automotive, entertainment and more.

Along with AR that is actionable now, we will also explore the big picture, explaining how, over the next five years, AR will take people from the smartphones that are the center of their AR lives today, into the AR headsets that will eventually replace them.

OUTCOMES

Students who take this course will be:

  • Positioned to serve as the company AR experts
  • Qualified to teach AR to co-workers, bosses, and partners
  • Armed with applicable AR use cases
  • Ready to create memorable customer experiences
  • Able to initiate low-risk, low-cost, affordable pilot programs
  • Able to decide when to implement AR or VR solutions
  • Confident using AR to attain, retain and train bright new employees
  • Prepared to represent employers to the AR community
  • Ready to build a framework of AR technology options
  • Able to find tech and AR experts when and as needed
  • Able to review a video version of the class

WHY LEARN FROM US?

We are Robert Scoble and Shel Israel. We have been researching, speaking and writing on AR and the future of business since 2011. We wrote The Fourth Transformation: How Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence Will Change EverythingWe have keynoted on AR hundreds of times in more than 30 countries. We have interviewed, reported on and analyzed hundreds of technologies in as many companies. We are often named among the most knowledgeable business journalists on AR.

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VR/AR Association Vancouver Presents: Branding for the Future @ Hootsuite HQ
Sep
28
5:30pm 5:30pm

VR/AR Association Vancouver Presents: Branding for the Future @ Hootsuite HQ

Click here for tickets (Members get in free)

Discover how brands, retailers, marketers and interactive agencies are using VR/AR/MR to create unique and memorable brand experiences. Virtual and augmented reality take brand immersion and customer engagement to a whole new level and will disrupt the way we connect.

Now is the time to integrate and roadmap for this technology. This event will be a catalyst to connect VR/AR leaders with brands and agencies.

We're seeing plenty of companies like GE, NASA, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Audi, BMW, Verizon... are banking on it and don't want to get left behind.

The VR/AR Association Vancouver is proud to partner with Hootsuite on this event to discuss, demo and learn about how the technology will be at the forefront and prevalent in the near future. 

VR Demos, Expert Speakers/Panelists.

Drinks and food to be provided.

This event is free for current VR/AR Association members.

Grab your tickets ASAP! This event will sell out!

We're looking for sponsors and companies wanting to showcase their VR/AR products to brands, if you want to be apart of this event please email dan@thevrara.com

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Sep
28
10:30am10:30am

GamifyUs Conference - Stockholm

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

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

Conference website here 

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Sep
28
8:00am 8:00am

NYC Media Lab Summit 2017 - NYC

For discounted passes, email info@thevrara.com

NYC Media Lab 17 is a snapshot of the best thinking, projects, and talent in digital media from universities in NYC and beyond. This is an opportunity for media executives, technologists, and decision makers to explore emerging technologies and applications related to the future of media. Through thought-provoking discussions, more than a dozen faculty-led workshops and 100+ innovative demos, attendees will consider pressing issues related to digital media innovation. Program includes VR/AR Prototyping Showcase

Event website www.summit.nycmedialab.org

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Sep
27
6:30pm 6:30pm

VRARA Seattle Chapter Event

To RSVP please email sean@thevrara.com

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The Seattle VRARA Chapter and DataMesh is proud to announce the September event at Orange Studios in Redmond, WA. The focus of our event will be on the HoloLens and Spectator View capabilities. Microsoft’s Spectator View provides an excellent way to demonstrate Mixed Reality experiences and capture footage from the HoloLens. DataMesh will also debut a profound iteration on this technology. Join us for this announcement, food, networking, demos, and more! Registration is free. You don’t want to miss it!

Agenda of the night:

  • 6:00-6:30PM Check in, Food, & Networking
  • 6:30-6:40PM Introductions.
  • 6:40-7:10PM Guest speakers
  • 7:10-7:20PM Introduce MeshExpert Live!
  • 7:20-7:50PM Guide for setting up a MeshExpert Live!
  • 7:50-8:00PM Demo and Fun
  • 8:00-8:30 PM Q&A, Networking

LOCATION: Orange Studios, 2205 152nd Avenue Northeast, Redmond, WA 98052

 

 

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Sep
27
6:30pm 6:30pm

Building Great VR AR Products Class - LA

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DESCRIPTION

Reserve your spot at our next class of the VRARA Training Program, taught by VR/AR Product Lead and VRARA Mentor Sami Ramly. Building Great VR/AR Products: the Art of Product Management for Emerging Technologies

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

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

About Sami Ramly:

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

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Sep
25
7:00pm 7:00pm

Panel: What Do Agencies Need to Know About VR (Advertising Week New York)

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Join the VR/AR Association during Advertising Week New York for an expert panel on Advertising and Virtual Reality.

Moderator: Cortney Harding, Founder, Friends With Holograms and Co-Chair of VR/AR Association's Advertising Committee

Panelists:

  • Rori DuBoff, Managing Director, Content Innovation Strategy (VR/AR/MR), Accenture Interactive
  • Christine Lane, SVP Executive Producer - Innovation, McCann New York
  • Robert Lester, Associate Creative Director at GLOW Digital Agency
  • Doug Barr, VP, Digital Innovation, Havas Health

Thank you to our Event sponsors: 

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If you would like to sponsor this event, email info@thevrara.com

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VRARA NYC Chapter Presents Narrative in VR: How to Create Compelling Stories with Virtual Reality
Sep
25
6:00pm 6:00pm

VRARA NYC Chapter Presents Narrative in VR: How to Create Compelling Stories with Virtual Reality

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OVERVIEW

The growth of Virtual Reality platforms in the past year has created bold opportunities for forward-thinking producers who have sought to bend the arc of the emerging technology toward new forms of storytelling. The work of such pioneers as Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaël (F&P), whose ‘Miyubi’ stunned audiences at Sundance 2017, brings viewers – for 40 minutes – into a 1980s family, and Arnaudl Colinart, who produced ‘Notes on Blindness: Into Darkness,’ an immersive VR piece that chronicles theologian John Hull’s degenerative blindness, shows the power of immersive narrative with VR platforms. Efforts such as Randal Kleiser’s ‘Defrost’ series, an episodic experience that uses VR in a first-person point of view, cleverly shows new ways for TV-style cutting to benefit from VR’s immersive capacities. As audiences yearn for more than mere 360-degree landscapes, or static gaming situations, narrative structures will break down assumptions and audience preconceptions of how stories are experienced, and not merely viewed.
 

Speakers

  • Brian Seth Hurst - a pioneering producer in the growing field of Immersive Storytelling. As Chief Storyteller and President at StoryTech Immersive, he drives the company’s mission to tell great stories that inspire, immerse and involve audiences. He mostly recently served as producer of ‘My Brother’s Keeper,’ a cinematic Virtual Reality narrative for PBS Digital Studios, which premiered on HTC Viveport at Sundance 2017 and was inspired by the PBS Civil War drama, ‘Mercy Street.’ It is the first live action VR film shot at 120 frames per second, and includes innovation such as 180 framing and Bokeh inside the sphere. It is the most widely distributed VR film to date. Brian also served, during the 2016 U.S. election season, as a producer on Showtime’s ‘The Circus 360 Experience,’ a companion piece to the network’s ‘The Circus – Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth.’
  • Raheel Khalid - the chief technology officer of Verizon 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 AOL, 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 an AR experience from Time Inc., using the Sports Illustrated cover of Mount Everest. Raheel presented a breakthrough workflow using Verizon technology, Nvidia Cuda and Nvidia VRWorks, at the Nvidia GTC tomorrow, in San Jose, where he showcased Verizon envrmnt’s Project Drive, a virtual drive-in theater where viewers can collectively watch 2D videos and interact with each other in real-time, while being exposed to to in-scene advertising. 
  • Caitlin Burns - the founder and CEO of Caitlin Burns & Associates. She is one of the industry’s leading transmedia producers and thought leaders, and leads Caitlin Burns & Associates, a New York-based firm that develops multiplatform strategies for brands and story worlds. Caitlin serves as a delegate on the national board of the PGA New Media Council, and is currently vice chairperson of the PGA New Media Council. She is co-chair of the PGA Women’s Impact Network (WIN). Caitlin was previously a producer and executive editor with Starlight Runner Entertainment.
  • Lewis Smithingham - president and partner at 30 Ninjas, a leading VR production company. He serves as a VR director, VR cinematographer, and VR editor for projects that incorporate intricate VR techniques for live production, as well as post-production workflows. He has delivered experiences for leading brands and media firms, including Conde Nast Entertainment, Discovery Channel, USA Network, American Express, Samsung, Warner Brothers, Vice Magazine, and Glamour Magazine.

Moderated by Chris Pfaff; PGA New Media Council/CEO, Chris Pfaff Tech Media. A former board delegate of the PGA New Media Council from 2006-2013; former PGA New Media Council vice chairman, and former PGA Board of Directors delegate, Chris has been a PGA New Media Council member since 2004. He leads a consultancy – Chris Pfaff Tech/Media LLC – that represents some of the leading service providers, audio/video technology firms, networking vendors, and media companies in the world. A veteran of the venture world, Chris helped launch more than 20 ventures from the Lucent New Ventures Group, including iBiquity Digital; Flarion; Lucent Digital Video, and GeoVideo Networks, among others. In addition, he has helped launch AT&T’s Internet 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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Sep
25
to Sep 27

MEC Congress - Berlin

For passes email info@thevrara.com

“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

For the full agenda, visit the website: https://tmt.knect365.com/meccongress/

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Sep
22
to Sep 24

Virtual Reality Weekend: Learn Unity Development - SF

For passes email info@thevrara.com

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DESCRIPTION

Start your journey as a Virtual Reality creator! In just 3 short days you'll learn how to build a VR experience from scratchusing the Unity game engine. You'll get to work directly with instructors, hear from two industry experts, and meet the local community. Whether you’re exploring a career in VR, want to prototype an idea or just want to learn something new, this workshop will equip you with the key skills to start creating.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

• 2 Days of Intensive Skills Training & Networking Drinks
• Oculus Rifts at each desk for Project Testing
• Access to Work with Instructors one-on-one
• 7-day pass to Upload SF or Upload LA
• Snacks & Refreshments

More info on agenda and instructors here

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Sep
22
10:00am10:00am

VRARA Criminal Justice Committee Meeting - NYC

Interested in attending, speaking, and sponsoring, email info@thevrara.com

This invitation is extended on behalf of the VR/AR Association, Criminal Justice Committee. Newly formed in 2017, under VRARA, the role of this exciting committee is the study and direction of policy and practices with virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality and its applications in the field of criminal justice.  This includes a broad range of uses such as investigations, future courtroom applications and rehabilitation.    

While most of the public may have some idea about virtual reality (mainly for games and entertainment), there is no true widespread recognition of how these technologies will completely change the way we live and interact.

Our goal is to be at the forefront in this area relating to criminal justice and we would like you to participate in a forward, long-range discussion on this emerging technology and the implications regarding policy and best practices.   

Multiple law enforcement agencies, entrepreneurial start-ups, non-profits and corporations from the United States and Canada will meet in Jersey City for a first of its kind seminar and discussion on the impact emerging technologies, specifically Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality will have on the Criminal Justice System.  

The meeting will present demonstrations of the latest technology, including laser scanners from event co-sponsor FARO Technologies and Factual VR whose developing technology allows law enforcement to complete exact replications of a crime scene for aid in investigations, preservation and future testimony in court.     

Anticipated topics will range from investigations - to use of virtual reality with a jury in a trial - to use of the technology assisting those in rehabilitation/reentry after serving time in prison.   

Thank you to our event Sponsors:

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Sep
21
to Sep 22

VRDC Fall - SF

For discounted passed, contact us info@thevrara.com

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

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

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

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VR/AR Association VRARA Lisbon Chapter Launch Event at Fabrica Moderna
Sep
20
7:00pm 7:00pm

VR/AR Association VRARA Lisbon Chapter Launch Event at Fabrica Moderna

For more info or if you would like to speak, email cesar@thevrara.com

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Please join us in launching the Lisbon Chapter of the VR/AR Association! Come and know why Lisbon can become a leader in the emerging Virtual & Augmented Reality industry. 

The VR/AR Association (VRARA) is an international organization designed to foster collaboration between innovative companies and professionals 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.

Agenda:

  • Warm welcome by our Hosts @ Fabrica Moderna, Rita Sampaio and Vasco Cosme
  • Kris Kolo, Global Executive Director of VRARA, talks about what VRARA is all about
  • Presentation by Engª Teresa Fernandes representing AICEP Portugal Global - Trade & Investment Agency
  • Presentation by Prof.º António Camara, AR Pioneer, will walk us through VR/AR history
  • Cesar Matias and Luis Martins, the founders of the Lisbon Chapter, will talk about its next steps and the founding members
  • Presentation by VRARA members 

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Sep
20
5:30pm 5:30pm

VRARA Detroit Chapter Kickoff Event with Ford

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Join us and other Detroit VR/AR enthusiasts for the official launch event for the Detroit Chapter of The VR/AR Association

FORD VR CASE STUDY TO BE PRESENTED:

Christian Colasuonno will present a case study on the FordVR - a new platform that brings fans and enthusiasts immersive experiences celebrating Ford Motor Company.

Christian leads the digital production teams at GTB (f.k.a Team Detroit). With over 15+ years of production experience, spanning both coasts & the Midwest, Christian has helped guide award-winning campaigns across multiple mediums for some of the biggest brands in the world – Sony Music, Microsoft, Clorox, Intel, Godiva, Diageo, eBay and now Ford. He is one of the architects of GTB's Content Studio - an always-on newsroom of sorts that reacts to real-time data and social conversation for the brand.

Special thanks to our host and co-host:

Kitestring Visuals (Co-host)

Lightning Media (VRARA Detroit launch event host)

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