Aug
22
1:00 PM13:00

Webinar: Why Mixed Reality Marketing is Finally Here hosted by Cathy Hackl

Register for free here 

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

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The 45-minute online event will cover:

  • Why VR, AR, and MR are here to stay.
  • The VR/AR trends and innovations that indicates 2018 is the turning point year when mixed reality marketing begins to scale
  • How mixed reality disrupts the way brands, agencies and media companies must approach storytelling and how it compares/contrasts with current digital tactics
  • 6 questions you must ask before you create visual storytelling with mixed reality

The webinar, hosted by Cathy Hackl of Mixed Reality Ventures,  will feature Tim Greenberg, Chief Community Officer at the World Surf League and John Zuur Platten, former creative director of Niantic’s Pokemon Go! discussing the state of these emerging channels and show how brands can ease the transition of their communication strategies to accommodate these exciting technologies.

Sign up for this special webinar and learn how to bring VR/AR marketing to life.  Click here to register now.

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Aug
22
5:30 PM17:30

San Francisco Chapter Meet-up & Fireside Chat with Matt Miesnieks

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Please join us Wednesday, August 22nd for the next VRARA SF Chapter Meet-up. 

Taking place at WeWork Mid-Market in San Francisco, you'll get a chance to meet the new chapter leadership, followed by a fireside chat with Matt Miesnieks, CEO and Co-Founder of 6D.ai, investor, and influential technology writer.

The San Francisco VR/AR Association's membership has grown significantly over the last three years, and to keep up with that pace, we've recently added significantly to our chapter leadership team to include some of the brightest stars in the ecosystem. The first part of the evening will include a panel discussion with our growing team: Annisa Kau, Sony Green, Alia LeCam, and Jeff Meador about the goals for the VRARA SF Chapter's coming year, and we will also get a sneak-peak at community member's answers to the question, "What makes San Francisco the best city for XR?" from our soon-to-be-published VRARA SF Ecosystem Report. 

We will then be joined by Matt Miesnieks for a fireside chat to reflect on this past year since ARKit and ARCore released, and talk about the influence of ARCloud on the evolving augmented reality landscape. We will also get a chance to talk with Matt about 6D.ai's approach to solving for the foundational technology to usher in the next age of spatial computing. The 6D.ai SDK (now in BETA), uses standard built-in smartphone cameras to build a real-time 3D semantic, crowd sourced map of the world, all in the background without a depth camera. This means that spatial computing apps that were only possible to build on expensive HMD's are now possible on ARCore and ARKit smartphones. We will get a chance to hear from Matt personally about how their AI neural-networks will help developer's applications understand the world in 3D.

See more information or register here. 

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Aug
27
to Oct 21

360 Audio Production for Virtual Reality - Online. Starts Aug 27

VRARA members receive 10% off. Email info@thevrara.com for the code. 

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  • Learn first-hand from pioneers in the field of VR Audio.
  • Get real insights into where VR is headed and opportunities for new VR experiences driven by sound and music across industries—putting you a step ahead in this fast-evolving industry.
  • Articulate the role and value of sound in VR, and in particular spatial audio, as well as develop an understanding of best practices in concept and execution of VR audio.
  • Learn the different types of audio, their uses and relative merits as they relate to VR experiences.

 

More info here

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Aug
27
to Oct 22

Developing Augmented and Virtual Reality Apps - Online

VRARA members receive 10% off. Email info@thevrara.com for the code. 

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  • Understand how to create mobile AR/VR content in Unity.
  • Walk away with two apps you created and can put on a smartphone, one for VR and the other for AR. 
  • Have a solid understanding of design approaches to both AR and VR. 
  • Be able to converse intelligently with other industry professionals and have an overall understanding of the AR/VR industry at large.

More info here

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Aug
27
to Oct 21

Producing AR and VR Experiences - Online

VRARA members receive 10% off. Email info@thevrara.com for the code. 

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  • Learn real-world techniques to develop immersive content for original series, games, commercials and more.
  • Gain skills in Unity that apply to storytelling in VR.
  • Immerse yourself in VR development communities for gaming, education, healthcare, training, apps and more.
  • Create your own VR production from concept to distribution, ending the course with a final product you can include in your portfolio.

More info here 

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Aug
27
to Oct 21

App Design with Swift Programming - Online

VRARA members receive 10% off. Email info@thevrara.com for the code. 

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Build your own mobile apps and launch your coding career by learning Swift, a powerful and intuitive programming language. During this course, you will learn the process of development and how apps are created from concept to prototype to final product. You will discover new creative possibilities and future business opportunities while you create custom apps for business and personal use.  More info

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Sep
5
to Sep 6

Mobile Growth Summit Europe 2018 - Berlin

For discounts, email info@thevrara.com

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Mobile Growth Summit Europe 2018

Radisson Blu, Berlin, Germany

600+ attendees and 300+ businesses

http://mobilegrowthsummit.com/europe/

Mobile Growth Europe 2018 is a two-day, non-vendor conference which will help you to connect with and learn from mobile growth and brand marketing professionals specializing in the areas of user acquisition, monetization, retention/engagement, re-engagement as well as data science & analytics as it pertains to mobile, retail and mCommerce brands.

There is a VR/AR session and VR/AR panel at the event. 

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Sep
12
10:00 AM10:00

Webinar: Avatars, AI and Chatbots

RSVP here (click on the Upcoming tab) 

If you would like to be a speaker, email info@thevrara.com 

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Avatars, AI and Chatbots: Learn how virtual humans, immersive technology, and AI chatbots are being used across multiple industries. Retail, hospitality, real estate, training, customer service, professional sports, health and wellness, and celebrities are now being driven by human realistic avatars and AI. Learn how Quantum Capture, Portico and other industry leaders are helping big brands increase the bottom line, drive sales, and enhance productivity. Virtual humans can convey trust, empathy, and evoke an emotional connection that increases guest satisfaction, increases learning and retention, and overall happiness. 

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The VR/AR Global Summit - Vancouver
Sep
21
to Sep 22

The VR/AR Global Summit - Vancouver

Global Summit Hosted by the VR/AR Association.

The premiere marketplace and conference for industry leaders in immersive technology content, knowledge, and creation.

The VR/AR Global Summit will bring together the most intriguing and innovative leaders in VR/AR/MR.  Hardware developers, content creators, big brands, manufacturers and designers will gather to learn, share and discuss advancements in the industry.  Collaboration spaces, hands on workshops, real conversations, Keynotes, presentations, marketplace and events will bring everyone together to shape the future.  Come join us for this premiere event in one of the most beautiful places on earth, Vancouver, Canada.

More info here

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Oct
4
to Oct 6

DIDAC INDIA – New Delhi, India

VRARA members, for 40% discount passes. For discount code and more info on discount exhibition booth prices for VRARA members email paola@thevrara.com

Event website here

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VRARA Education Committee would like to proudly announce that Didac India, Asia-Pacific's largest and India’s only B2B event for Edtech Products, Didactic Materials, ICT in Education, Educational Resources, Supplies, Services and Vocational Training Solutions, is celebrating its 10th edition from 4-6 October 2018 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India.

Didac India as an Exhibition can help you in:

  • Generating Quality Leads
  • Giving Hands-on demonstration to the Educators, who are going to be the Influencers as well as the End Users of your products 
  • Face to Face Interaction with Owners & Senior Management (Decision makers & Procuring team) of Educational Institutes
  • Brand Building & PR Mechanism
  • International Exposure with a possibility of entering into JVs, appointing Channel Partners and meeting Investors
  • Hear from VRARA Education Committee
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Training Magazine’s Online Learning Conference - Chicago
Oct
8
to Oct 10

Training Magazine’s Online Learning Conference - Chicago

For discounted passes email info@thevrara.com

For VR & AR related, there are 2 breakout sessions. We’re also highlighting VR/AR in the Technology Test Kitchen and would love to have the involvement of VRARA companies. Email info@thevrara.com if you're interested! 

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Training magazine’s Online Learning Conference is a face-to-face event for learning and development professionals where you’ll collaborate with training industry experts and your peers to brainstorm solutions for your elearning challenges. Get hands-on with the latest elearning technologies and design techniques with our Training Test Kitchen

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Oct
15
to Sep 13

Augmented and Virtual Reality Certification Course

VRARA Members save $850. Email info@thevrara.com for discount code

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The 11-month ORU Augmented and Virtual Reality Course is a world-class experience that will enable you in your career to change society. The VR Innovation Academy teaches the skills needed to be successful in creating Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality content for industry and education. These skills will also enable students to work in architecture and product visualization, game creation, multimedia design, and broadcast media.

Students receive 4 months of theory which includes AR and VR content creation, professional workflows, and project management across the entire AR and VR ecosystem. Thereafter 7 months of project training will follow, when students will develop their entrepreneurial skills through supervised project based learning on real customer projects. At the end of the course, students will have a robust portfolio of work showing off their projects.

For more information on this course contact Mike Mathews at mmathews@oru.edu or visit here

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Oct
24
to Oct 26

DevLearn 2018 - Las Vegas (VR & AR Sessions)

For discounted passes email info@thevrara.com (20% discount is valid until Friday, October 19, 12:00pm PT)

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You’ve seen L&D conferences before, but not like this. This is not just a conference; DevLearn is the place we unearth what’s next for learning and technology. It’s the experience that allows us to advance the work we’re doing—together.

AR & VR Sessions & Program

Measuring Performance in Immersive Environments
Jennifer Murphy, Quantum Improvements Consulting

BYOD: Creating Engaging AR Learning Experiences on a Low Budget
Zsolt Olah, Kineo

Designing AR Experiences for Performance Support
Chad Udell, Float

Social Virtual Reality at Visa
Laura Van Duzen & Shelley Henson, Visa

BYOD: Introducing WebXR—a Lightweight Way for Developers to Create VR
Hugh Seaton, Aquinas and Damon Hernandez, Samsung Research America

VR & AR for Behavior Change
Julie Dirksen, Usable Learning

Powering Next-Gen Learning with VR and xAPI
Margaret Roth, Yet Analytics and John Blackmon, Trivantis

BYOD: Engaging Tech: Getting Started with Augmented Reality
Destery Hildenbrand, Rockwell Collins and Mark Banit, Ivari

Leveraging Virtual Reality Simulations for Leadership Development
Carrie Straub, Mursion

Why Companies Are Turning to VR to Improve L&D
Derek Belch, STRIVR and Andy Kozak, JetBlue

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Oct
24
9:00 AM09:00

Emerging Technologies in Education Conference - Wheaton, Illinois

VRARA Members receive 20% discount, email info@thevrara.com

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The Emerging Technologies in Education Conference will expose education professionals to the technologies that are transforming their sector. This conference will provide attendees information on how these technologies can be used, real-life examples of how they are being used in education, and how to implement these technologies in order to stay relevant in an ever-changing world.  

Conference website here

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Oct
25
to Oct 27

NYVR Conference & Expo

VRARA Members get 50% discount on Expo Passes and 20% discount on Conference Passes. Also, VRARA members get discounts on Exhibit booths.  Email info@thevrara.com 

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THE PREMIER XR EVENT ON THE EAST COAST

Conference

Whether you’re a developer, creator, or business professional utilizing VR/AR, NYVR Expo features sessions that will inform you about the latest development and production techniques, market strategies, and educational experiences.

Why Attend

Join thousands at The Premier XR Event on the East Coast, NYVR Expo for three days of action-packed experiences, immersive education, aisles filled with hardware and gear, and networking with your fellow VR/AR professionals in advertising, education, leisure, medical, engineering, and development.

Why Exhibit

NYVR pulls together the brightest minds in the VR/AR space including the people who make, sell, or purchase reality-based content, platforms, and software. Bring home the ROI by connecting with the serious professionals NYC and the Eastern United States is known for.

https://www.nyvrexpo.com

 

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Nov
8
to Nov 9

Auckland Build 2018: Expo, Conference & Workshops

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

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Auckland Build Expo 2018 – 8 & 9 November - ASB Showgrounds, the leading construction, architecture and design event for Auckland. 

This market leading two day event is a must attend for: Architects, Developers, Planning Managers, Local and National Government, Contractors, Financiers, Construction Managers, Builders, Tradies plus many more.

Check out: EVENT WEBSITE / BOOTH ENQUIRY

Show features:

- 8-9 November, ASB Showgrounds.

- Registered Master Builders Apprentice of the Year Competition in Association with CARTERS.

- BCITO Growth Hub Business Training

- New Zealand's Largest Construction Expo

- 90+ Senior Speakers at our Free Conferences, Workshops, Partner Sessions & Live Demos

- Women in Construction Summit

- BIM and Digital Construction Summit

- Auckland Build & Facilities Management Summit

- Thousands of Attendees will be joining us from across N.Z.

- 200+ Exhibitors from Build NZ construction market

- 60+ Industry Partners – Large-Scale Promotion of the Show

- Networking: Live Music, The Build Bar, Prize Giveaways, VR Simulators.

- Each ticket provides access to the Exhibition, Conferences, Seminars, Partner Sessions, Workshops, Apprentice of The Year Competition and Networking Sessions.

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Nov
14
to Nov 15

BETT ASIA - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

For discounted tickets please contact:

Pradeep Khanna - Sydney President & Global Co-Chair Education VRARA - Pradeep@thevrara.com

Paola Paulino - Shenzhen President VRARA - paola@thevrara.com

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TRANSFORMING THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION IN ASIA

Bett Asia is the region’s leading education conference and expo taking place on 14 - 15 November at the Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur. Bett Asia will gather the region’s most senior education leaders, educators and innovators to celebrate the future of education.

As APAC education leaders struggle to build a change culture, they believe 21st century skills are pre-eminent for pupil success. This year, the show’s key theme is ‘Building a change culture to deliver 21st century learning’. Our cutting-edge summit will discuss the transformation of education and discover the innovation that will inspire change across the Asia Pacific region. Whilst our Expo will showcase the practical tools, techniques and training to empower educators to transform learning in the classroom and beyond.

More here 

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Dec
6
to Dec 7

VRX 2018 (San Francisco)

VRARA Members, contact us for a discount code

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What’s Real? What’s Hype? What’s the Future?

VRX 2018 is the global summit where business leaders track the real market opportunities and impacts of virtual and augmented reality.

Join us December 6-7 in San Francisco for world class networking and an A-list speaker lineup that includes HTC, Google, Microsoft and several others. 

Register here (VRARA members, contact us for a discount code).

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Aug
8
6:00 PM18:00

Augmented Experience - A New Media Pitch NYC Night by VentureOut

VRARA Members get 25% discount on tickets. Email info@thevrara.com

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VentureOut is excited to host the Remastered Pitch Event, a night featuring some of the world's most promising startups and our panel of seasoned venture investors focused on innovations in New Media and AR/VR.

This pitch night is the capstone of the VentureOut's New Media Hyper-Accelerator.

We start at 6:00 pm with networking, cocktails, and hors d'oeuvres so have your tickets ready and be there on time!

Agenda

  • 6:00 pm Registration & Networking
  • 6:30 pm Introductions
  • 6:45 pm Pitches from our Startups
  • 7:30 pm Networking & Refreshments
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Aug
8
1:00 PM13:00

Live Panel - Webcast on Free Roam VR, moderated by Charlie Fink

RSVP to attend for free here

If you're interested in sponsoring, email info@thevrara.com

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Please join us on August 8th for a conversation about Free Roam VR, and AR, with Curtis Hickman, co-founder of The VOID, Kevin Vitale, CEO of VR Studios, Frederick LeCompte, CEO of Backlight (Paris), and Steve Shew of Battleverse (Toronto).

Free Roam VR, which can only be experienced in dedicated locations, and never in the home, and is the only true VR, where users wear an HMD and backpack PC, occupy an avatar, have full agency and freedom of movement, and can see and interact with other avatars in an entirely digital world.

Join us as we talk to the two largest players in the nascent field, and two startups that aspire to take their place alongside of them as pioneers of what many are calling "the new movie business." 

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Aug
7
6:30 PM18:30

VRARA Seattle Event - PNW Immersive Landscape

RSVP here

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Seattle Immersive Community,

Please join the new chapter leadership of the VRARA - Seattle Chapter at CoMotion Labs (4545 Roosevelt Ave, 3rd Floor, Seattle, WA) on August 7th, 2018. From 6:30-8pm for an Innovation Pub: A discussion of the PNW Immersive Landscape and What is Needed to Drive Success. 

Opening Comments:

* Nirav Desai, VRARA Chapter President, Seattle

Panel:

* Vinay Narayan, Vice President, HTC

* Elizabeth Scallon, Director, CoMotion Labs

* Trond Nilsen, Founder, VRHackathon.org

Join the conversation and help inform what the VRARA can do to advance success in immersive technology in Seattle.

Contact nirav@thevrara.com for more info. 

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Jul
30
4:30 PM16:30

10-week live course: VR Development with Unity

VRARA Members get a $500 savings. Email info@thevrara.com

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Circuit Stream's 10-week live VR/AR course, with small classes and 1:1 instruction, starts July 30.

Have an idea you want to create? They can help you build it.

Register here: https://circuitstream.com/product-category/courses/virtual-reality-course/

Space is limited. Only 4 spots remain.

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Jul
23
6:00 PM18:00

VRARA DC Presents: Rooftop Realities. An Exclusive VR/AR Party

RSVP here 

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Experience the District’s hottest tech party with the DC chapter of the VR/AR Association (VRARA) at the Wharf’s exclusive Penthouse rooftop at La Vie. Test out special releases of DC’s latest demos in interactive VR/AR technology along with an intimate chat with Discovery VR and industry leaders. Tickets are limited and prices increase after July 1st.

Music, hors d'oeuvres and cash bar.

Demo and sponsorship opportunities are available.

VR/AR Association members recieve free entry. Contact Sophia at sophia@thevrara.com

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Jul
20
6:00 PM18:00

Chicago XR Summit

RSVP here

Call for Sponsors! Email tracey@thevrara.com

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Chicago XR Summit (https://www.chicagoxr.org/), Fri, Jul 20, 2018, 6:00 PM @ Metis Chicago

This July be prepared for a mega virtual and augmented reality event. We’re teaming up with the largest VR/AR organizations in Chicago for the first of many XR Summits.  We’re bringing together leading edge Chicago companies to share the latest in VR & AR hardware and software with live demos showcasing emerging consumer and business applications and uses cases.

Space is limited so register https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chicago-xr-summit-tickets-46951227385 today for hardware give-aways, VRARA membership discounts, food, networking and immersive VR/AR!

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Jul
18
12:30 PM12:30

Special online event on VR & AR with Brands with Cathy Hackl

To attend this event, register by entering your email:

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Cathy Hackl
Advisory Board, VRARA
Partner at Mixed Reality Ventures
Futurist at You Are Here Immersive Labs
Co-Author of Marketing New Realities

Cathy Hackl Bio:

Cathy is a renowned speaker and expert in the immersive industry. NBC News named Hackl as one of the top Latina women working in VR.  She is currently lead futurist at You Are Here Labs, a founding member of the VR/AR Association. Previously, Hackl worked with HTC - helping to launch the company's Vive Pro VR headset. In the past, she worked as chief communications officer for Future Lighthouse, one of the world’s leading cinematic VR studios and was also selected as an Oculus Launchpad fellow in 2017. Hackl also counseled UPS as a VR expert during the launch of the VR driving training program. Prior to joining the VR/AR industry, Hackl, an Emmy nominated communicator, worked in marketing and public relations, as well as with media outlets like CNN, ABC News and Discovery Communications.

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Jul
18
to Jul 19

VR18 - Malaga, Spain

For discounts, email jordi@thevrara.com

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The VR / AR / MR / 360 Observatory brings together experts, producers, professionals, brands, students, trainers and entrepreneurs from all sectors involved in the Virtual Reality industry , Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, 360º, videogames, eSports, the offer of glasses, cameras and video consoles, training, platforms, content and its application in sectors such as tourism, social innovation and medicine , among others.

We are already preparing the second edition. It will take place on July 18 and 19, 2018 , at the Digital Content Center of Malaga.

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Jul
17
to Jul 18

World AI Show - Singapore (Speaking opportunity & discounts available)

Speakers wanted! If you are a VR/AR expert catering to AI, email us info@thevrara.com

For ticket discounts, email info@thevrara.com

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Ever wondered how can businesses and governments take advantage of artificial intelligence?

Find out by meeting more than 200 top AI experts, enterprises, government representatives, data scientists, technology leaders, startups, investors, researchers, academicians, and global AI innovators - all under one roof at World AI Show.

Be part of Asia's biggest AI show taking place on 17 - 18 July 2018 in Singapore.

At the show, you can discuss the impact of AI on commercial applications and the revolutionary ways it can transform businesses and government functions.

singapore.worldaishow.com
 

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Jul
10
to Jul 12

Serious Games Conferences - DC

VRARA has negotiated a discount for members to attend. For discount code, email sophia@thevrara.com

VRARA has created a partnership with Serious Play Events, conferences devoted to driving the use of simulations and games in education and training. Serious Play Conferences have tracks for all the major markets for game-based learning: Government/Military, Corporate, Healthcare, Higher Ed, K12/Museums as well as a track for game designers. Two conferences are happening this summer:

 July 10-12 at George Mason University’s Science & Tech Campus in Manassas, VA

 July 17-19 at the University of Buffalo, NY

Many of the sessions are run by training leads from the federal government, large corporations and healthcare solution providers. VRARA will have a table in the Exhibit area. Here are the links to the sites:

www.seriousplay-dc.com

www.seriousplay-ny.com

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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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Jun
28
6:00 PM18:00

VRARA Richmond Chapter Event: VR and AR in Entertainment

RSVP here 

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For our next chapter event, we are very excited to take an in-depth look at the state of VR in the entertainment industry—from cinema and storytelling to gaming and beyond. We’ll be highlighting the Richmond industry professionals who are using this exciting medium to its fullest potential, right here in the River City. 

We are very pleased to welcome Mark Lambert and his team at VArtisans to discuss how they are using Virtual Reality and 360º video to virtually transport users to exciting locations around the world. Mark has decades of VFX and film production experience, working on dozens of projects including Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Polar Express, and Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe. He’ll be discussing his journey into the immersive space, sharing his take on the current state of the industry, and highlighting some of the work that VArtisans has been producing.

Additionally, we are excited to welcome several members of RVA Game Jams to share their experiences developing games in VR. We’ll be welcoming Robbie Ciszek, Tyler Rhodes, and Momin Khan to discuss the nuances of VR game dev and share some interactive demos with everyone!

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VRX After-Party - Boston
Jun
26
7:30 PM19:30

VRX After-Party - Boston

RSVP here 

VRX 2018 is coming to Boston on June 26th and 27th bringing a top people making and using VR and AR for industrial uses. On the 26th, many of them will come to Wayfair for an afterparty to meet the local VR/AR community.

If you have a VR or AR demo you like to show off, please contact me or Mike Festa mikefesta@thevrara.com  . It's a great opportunity to get your tech in front of some serious people.

Doors open at 7:30, event is free and open to the public. This event is jointly sponsored by the Boston chapter of VRARA and BostonVR. Free soft drinks and beer!

DEMONSTRATIONS: 

  1. ROAR AUGMENTED REALITY
  2. VR RACING SIMULATOR 
  3. THE TELEPOD
  4. RELAXATRON™ 
  5. AUTOMOTIVE DEMO
  6. NICE SHOES 
  7. NEW GENERATION VR HEADSET 
  8. iMOTIONS 
  9. AR FOR SUPERHEROS
  10. IQ3CONNECT 
  11. AR FOR CONSTRUCTION
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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.

See event website here

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Jun
26
to Jun 27
DC

RSVP for the Military Virtual Training & Simulation Summit - Washington, DC (discounts available)

For tickets, email sophia@thevrara.com

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The 2018 Military Virtual Training & Simulation Summit will provide a forum for members of the DoD, DHS, Private Industry, Academia and other relevant stakeholders to discuss the current and future direction and utilization of virtual training & simulation technologies throughout the Military Services. The Summit will focus on the efforts to leverage M&S technologies across the Military due to its pragmatic and cost-effective nature.

http://milsim.dsigroup.org/

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Rosé and Real Talk (About the Economics of VR)
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

Rosé and Real Talk (About the Economics of VR)

Can’t make it to Cannes?

No worries, Sinespace, the VRARA - LA and Rubicon Project have got your rosé fix right here in LA!

Join us Thurs, June 21, from 6 pm - 9 pm at Rubicon Project in Playa Vista, for a little refreshment and a lot of real talk about the economics of VR.

We’ll pull no punches during this real talk and rosé roundtable brought to you by Sinespace, the cross-platform, social VR company founded by former top Second Life entrepreneurs, with panelists from Jolt VR, Vrainiac Studio, and Storytech.

After the talk, join us for continued refreshments, an introduction to the VRARA, and a sneak preview of Sinespace’s new full VR collaborative creation tools.

More details on the location, agenda, and speakers - goo.gl/5CHFE4

 

 

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Jun
21
4:30 PM16:30

VR AR XR in Schools - Sydney

Interested to participate? Email pradeep@thevrara.com

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This is the third event in a series of events focused on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality (VR, AR, XR) in Education. This event is focused on VR AR XR in Schools and is presented jointly by VRARA Sydney Education Communities of Practice, Coder Academy and GLOBAL MINDSET

We are building a huge community focused on VR AR XR and invite you to join us for this event

For more information, please contact Pradeep Khanna Sydney Chapter President & Global Co-Chair Education VRARA at pradeep@thevrara.com

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VRARA Utah Chapter Event - Lehi
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

VRARA Utah Chapter Event - Lehi

RSVP here

If you would like to speak, demo at this event email jon@thevrara.com

Come to the first ever event of the VR/AR Association Utah Chapter. Whether you are a current professional in the industry, a hobbyist who loves AR/VR (3D modeling, game design, UI/UX, Unity, etc.), or you're just interested in getting into the field, come on out for a bite of pizza and good networking. This will be a great opportunity to meet others in the area and learn more about the growth of AR/VR in Utah. This free event will take place at Seek's headquarters in Lehi.

Agenda:

* Jon Cheney - light remarks 

* Networking

* Speakers (announced soon) 

 

Food will be provided

The event's address is 3400 Ashton BLVD Suite #450 Lehi, Utah 84043

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VRARA Vancouver Presents: AR Everywhere | The Spatial Era is Here
Jun
19
5:30 PM17:30

VRARA Vancouver Presents: AR Everywhere | The Spatial Era is Here

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Augmented Reality is promising a future where our experiences with digital information aren’t bounded by a box. This new mass medium will completely change the way people live, work and play as our physical reality blends with a virtual one.

To enable these immersive, natural and intuitive experiences, we need “The AR Cloud”, a machine-readable, 1:1 scale model of the world. Experts believe “The AR Cloud” will be the single most important software infrastructure in the history of computing, far bigger than Google’s search index and Facebook’s social graph.

What is the AR Cloud and why is it so important? How will location-based AR experiences change in the next few years after Pokemon Go’s big debut in 2016? Does this year mark the beginning of the spatial era?

Join us on June 19th and learn from the industry’s brightest minds, connect with other like-minded VR/AR professionals and experience never-seen-before mixed reality demo’s as we unveil the potential of Augmented Reality. This event will feature a keynote by Marco DeMiroz, the co-founder and General Partner of the Venture Reality Fund and collaborator of the formation of the Women in XR (WXR) Fund.

We are excited to feature a talk by Alex Chuang of Shape Immersive on “Building the AR Cloud”

Our first panel will be a discussion on location-based AR and its gain in popularity and its future trends. Speakers from Motive.io , QuestUpon and others will join us on stage.

Our final panel will feature an interesting dialogue on AR Cloud. Speakers from Shape Immersive, Atheer and Steampunk Digital, almond with other will discuss all its applications.

The full list of speakers and demos will be announced this week!

Food and drinks will be provided!

$60 general admission | free for members

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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
16
to Jun 19

Blockchain Economic Forum - SF

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

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Blockchain Economic Forum is coming to San Francisco on June 16-19

LATOKEN, a crypto exchange and multi-asset tokenization platform, is proud to announce its third event dedicated to bridging blockchain with the global economy: Blockchain Economic Forum (BEF).

BEF Singapore and New York attracted over 1,600 investors, entrepreneurs, politicians, decision-makers, and opinion leaders, such as Vicente Fox (former president of Mexico),  Reese Jones (Singularity University), Jean Claude Donato (Nikaia Ventures), Miko Matsumura (Evercoin), Peter Bergstrom (BitBlock Ventures), Daniel Heller (ex-IMF), Hanna Halaburda (Bank of Canada, NYU), Toni Lane Casserly (Cointelegraph), and Nicholas Merten (DataDash, 285k+ YouTube subscribers). Building on the success of  these events, LATOKEN is delighted to host BEF in San Francisco on June 16-19, 2018.

This time, the event will take place in the technological heart of the world, San Francisco (USA) on June 16-19, 2018. BEF SF is a four-day event that is expected to be attended by over 2,000 participants, including many leaders from the world of technology, business, media and politics. The forum will host over 40 inspiring discussions on blockchain opportunities for strategic development of real sector companies, industry regulation, technology updates, as well as marketing and PR for blockchain and crypto startups.

“Blockchain Economic Forum is designed to empower pioneers to find ideas, investments, partners, and friends. Together we will make crypto official and widespread in order to automate capital markets, money and states. This will save billions of working hours each year. Blockchain can automate elections, courts, state finances and make them more transparent. As a result, 6 billion people will overcome corruption to catch up with the golden billion. This is how emerging economies may grow by $400 trillion. At the same time, the costs of state services in developed countries will likely be halved.”, says Valentin Preobrazhenskiy, CEO of LATOKEN and Chair of BEF Organizing Committee.

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Free introductory VR/AR workshop (live online) for the Vive and ARKit
Jun
12
7:00 PM19:00

Free introductory VR/AR workshop (live online) for the Vive and ARKit

Register here

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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

Outline

Stop dabbling with tutorials and spending time on trial and error.

Learn from experts in VR and AR!

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.

Start with your network, skills, then funding.

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More info including instructors here 

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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
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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Special Live Webcast with Amazon: Creating Immersive VR, AR and 3D Experiences Using Amazon Sumerian
Jun
7
9:00 AM09:00

Special Live Webcast with Amazon: Creating Immersive VR, AR and 3D Experiences Using Amazon Sumerian

RSVP here 

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Description: Creating Immersive VR, AR and 3D Experiences Using Amazon Sumerian.

Consumers are desiring more immersive and engaging experiences, but developing such experiences can be challenging and costly. Amazon Sumerian strips away this complexity by making it easier, faster, and less expensive to develop and deploy AR, VR, and 3D applications. Join us for an overview of the Sumerian IDE, console, editor and hosts as well as renderings of demo use cases. In this hands-on webinar, participants will learn how Sumerian’s browser-based approach to application development is being used to create and publish scenes.

Kyle Roche, General Manager, Amazon Sumerian

Kyle is the General Manager of Amazon Sumerian. Kyle was the founder of 2lemetry which was acquired by Amazon in 2015 and became AWS IoT. He is a regular speaker at industry events for IoT, AR, and VR. He has authored numerous technical publications on subjects ranging from cloud computing to augmented reality. He lives in Seattle with his wife and 5 kids and is an avid wake surfer and hockey player.

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