Mar
29
Mar 31

Silicon Valley VR Expo

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

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

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

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

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Mar
30
7:00 pm19:00

VRARA Dallas Chapter Launch Event

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Leading Virtual Reality Innovation

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

Industry Committees

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

Join The Experts

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

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

Apr
3
9:00 am09:00

VR AR Gambling Conference 2017 - Prague

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

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

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

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

Conference website here

Apr
4
Apr 7

MIPTV Cannes France

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Innovation Hub

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

NEW! VR Theatre

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

VR Branded Content

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

Apr
6
5:00 pm17:00

Location-Based VR hosted at NYU Motion Capture Lab

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Event Venue

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

Agenda

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

Speakers

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

 

Apr
7
Apr 9

Upload VR Weekend Workshop: Learn Unity VR for Vive (San Francisco)

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Start your journey as a VR creator! In just 3 short days you'll learn how to build a VR experience from scratch using 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 Dinner
• HTC Vives for Project Testing
• Access to Work with Instructors one-on-one
• One Day Pass to Upload SF or Upload LA
• Healthy Lunch & Refreshments

Apr
11
6:30 pm18:30

VR/AR Association NYC & NYTV Event at The Mill

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Interested in Speaking? Contact us!  

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

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

Speakers

  • Boo Wong, Group Director of Emerging Technology, The Mill
  • Michael Owen, Media Combo, will talk about the the Baikal project
  • TBA
  • Moderator by Chris Pfaff
Apr
13
Apr 14

MDMC17 St. Louis

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

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

VRARA Toronto Chapter Launch Event

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

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

Eager to meet you all!  

Andrew, Toronto Chapter President, andrew@thevrara.com 

Virtual Reality Show - London
Apr
20
Apr 22

Virtual Reality Show - London

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In April 2017, London will host the ground-breaking Virtual Reality Show – the first in our international series of interactive VR events. We’ll give 10,000 attendees the opportunity to try out VR products, experience our incredible interactive Show Features and meet the top brands and innovators working in VR today. More info here

2017 VR & AR Summit Online
Apr
25
Apr 27

2017 VR & AR Summit Online

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

Confirmed Presenters already include:

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

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

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

 

Agenda - Augmented & Virtual Reality: Possibilities & Potential

25th of April: Engaging Content Creation & Production

Learn how to leverage today's digital platforms to create cutting-edge interactive and immersive experiences, which push the boundaries of content creation, curation and production across all industries.

26th of April: Augmented & Virtual Reality in Business

With augmented and virtual technologies reaching maturity in the next decade, you may soon be using them on a daily basis. Our Summit will cover the future of interaction, augmentation and technology in business - from digitally transformed tables, to virtual task management, eye-ware and beyond!

27th of April: Augmented & Virtual Reality: The User Experience

As the new dawn of virtual, augmented & mixed reality breaks, key questions regarding the user need asking; how do we ensure optimum engagement? Do we need to differentiate between our reality and these new tech realities? What affect will the innovations have on society? These and many more answered at this Summit.

Apr
25
6:00 pm18:00

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

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

Finding the right investor is vital to success.

Join this special event in partnership with the Los Angeles Venture Association.

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

Enjoy a night of meeting great investors and founders!

Date: Tuesday, April 25th

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: TBD

Panel Session Topic:
The Path to Funding

Panel Session Topics will cover:

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

-What company attributes are investors most interested in?

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

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

Want to pitch your company to our investors?

Email josephine@thevrara.com

VRTL Summit Digital Media Wire - Los Angeles
Apr
26
8:30 am08:30

VRTL Summit Digital Media Wire - Los Angeles

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VRTL Summit is a 1-day gathering for 250 investors and executives. The event includes the heads of VR from WB, Sony, Fox, Lionsgate, and NBCUniversal alongside Silicon Valley founders and investors. The event will be held at Paramount Studios in Hollywood on April 26, 2017 with a focus on entertainment and games. The summit is not an entry
level event. Attendees must be working in VR and have knowledge of the industry’s major developments and technologies before attending. VRARA has secured a discounted registration rate. 

Apr
26
5:30 pm17:30

VR/AR Association - Kentucky Chapter Event

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

Food and Beverages included in the registration fee.

AGENDA

5:30pm -6:30pm

  • Registration and Networking
  • AR and VR Demonstrations

6:30pm-7:30pm

  • VR/AR Association Overview
  • VR with Drone 3D Scan Data and GIS Data
  • AR and VR in Healthcare
CVR 2017 - Vancouver
May
5
May 7

CVR 2017 - Vancouver

For 50% discount on passes, contact us. 

CVR is North America's leading VR/AR/MR conference and expo. CVR brings together great games, interactive experiences, and the best immersive technology to consumers, industry pros, and investors.

CVR 2017 will take place from May 5-7, 2017 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

CVR 2017 is expanding to three days to accommodate the ever-growing interest in VR, and now includes AR. Friday, May 5th will be an INDUSTRY ONLY day, complete with a specialized speaker series, exclusive demos, access to the exhibits, B2B meetings, and special industry events.  We will explore all applications of VR and AR including gaming, education, medical, design, and more.  On May 6th and 7th, EXPO DAYS will open up to the public and feature world-renowned demos, exhibits, entertainment, and more!

Industry Day – Friday, May 5

A day JUST for those in the VR, AR, and Mixed Realities realm. Speaker and panel presentations will focus on VR/AR in business and entertainment, as well as best practices in the development space. There will be the opportunity to book B2B meetings with vendors, businesses, and investors from around the globe. Best of all, the exhibit floor will be open exclusively for this group to have the first run at exciting demos, new technology, game releases, industry developments and more. 

Expo Days – Saturday & Sunday May 6, 7

On CVR Expo Days, we welcome everyone and anyone interested in VR/AR! Test out the world's best VR/AR experiences, and see for yourself what all the hype is about. What's in store for this year? More VR/AR demos, 3x the space, even more exclusive content, and a day of fun for the whole family! 

May
10
May 12

3rd Enterprise Wearable Technology Summit

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

May
16
May 17

VR World - London

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VR World 2017 is a 2 day conference and exhibition focused on Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality and its impact beyond gaming.

With 4 in-depth event tracks and over 200 leading speakers, no other European event covers the market in as much detail.

Amid unparalleled networking opportunities, attendees will have access to visionary speakers and case-study led content. Hear from inspirational keynotes and thought-provoking panel discussions from key players redefining the boundaries for technology.

More info here
 

AWE USA 2017 - Santa Clara
May
31
Jun 2

AWE USA 2017 - Santa Clara

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

Jun
1
Jun 2

Immersive Architecture Conference IM-ARCH - Venice, Italy

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

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

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

learn more: http://www.im-arch.com

Jun
27
Jun 28

VR/AR Excellence Days 2017 - Hamburg, Germany

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

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

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

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


START Summit Europe - Switzerland
Mar
24
Mar 25

START Summit Europe - Switzerland

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Sponsorship Opportunities, see here. 

START Summit is Europe‘s leading student-run entrepreneurship and technology conference, focusing on emerging technologies including Blockchain, AI, AR/VR and the IoT and their application fields. What differentiates the START Summit from other conferences is the unique diversity of its participants. It symbolizes the big gathering of the start-up ecosystem in Europe to enable a deep knowledge transfer, networking and fostering innovation. They provide the platform with more than 15 event formats, satellite activities and networking possibilities such as pitching competitions, workshops, 1-to-1 meetings and more. START Summit 2017 focuses on the event-quality in terms of content, business-relevance and event organization to bring high qualified start-ups, investors and students together. 

 

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

VRARA Houston Chapter Launch Event

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

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

AGENDA

6:00pm -7:00pm

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

7:00pm-8:00pm

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

8:00pm-8:30pm

Keynote Speaker: Javier Fadul, CIO, HTX Labs

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

Mar
20
Mar 23

Chief Learning Officer Week - Silicon Valley

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

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

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

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

Learn more

Mar
14
Mar 15

Experiential Technology Conference & Expo

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

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

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

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

Mar
13
Mar 19

SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York

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

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

Mar
8
6:00 pm18:00

ARVR Munch'nLearn: Where Are We Headed?

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Find out more here.

AR/VR 2017 London
Mar
7
Mar 8

AR/VR 2017 London

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AR/VR 2017 is an international conference and expo bringing together professionals and innovators in London on the 7th & 8th March 2017

We’re offering opportunities for hardware manufacturers, software developers, studios, and entrepreneurs to showcase and promote their products, expand their professional network and meet with potential buyers.

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

Virtual2Reality Challenge - Boston

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

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

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

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

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

Barcelona MWC Executive Dinner Round Table Event with Robert Scoble
Feb
27
7:30 pm19:30

Barcelona MWC Executive Dinner Round Table Event with Robert Scoble

  • Carrer de Pau Claris 08009 Barcelona Spain

Hosted by the VR/AR Association

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About GMSA Mobile World Congress (MWC):

The MWC event is the undisputed industry champion when it comes to mobile innovation. What better way to showcase your brand’s leadership, than by being present at MWC  that brings together the entire industry in one place. More Than 100,000 people will attend. More Than 2,200 organizations will exhibit. 

About this Dinner Event for Executives

Dine at Barcelona's best in an intimate setting dinner while you get news & insights from high-profile VR AR industry experts and leaders. Join your peers for a round table discussion on VR AR market and trends, and issues affecting your company, project, or role. 

Topics will include:

  • Current view of the VR AR industry
  • Biggest challenges
  • Trends and concerns in the industry
  • Collaboration
  • Networking

Speakers will include:

  • Robert Scoble, the Futurist & Author of the The Fourth Transformation
  • Sponsor presentation

Confirmed Guests include executives from: 

  • advir
  • aisle411 (CEO)
  • ArchiactVR
  • BlippAR (EVP)
  • CNX Creative Co
  • Google
  • Gravity Jack
  • HP Tech Ventures (Partner)
  • Novitech (Chairman of the Board of Directors)
  • Ole Communications
  • Philips
  • VirtualSky
  • You Are Here - Immersive Experiences Studio (Founder)
  • Others

SPACE IS LIMITED

Any questions, contact us at info@thevrara.com 

Robert Scoble Bio

Scoble gives you a front-row seat on the future. Especially on platforms that use the fourth user interface, spatial computing, like virtual reality or mixed reality that will come soon thanks to his own front-row seat as entrepreneur in residence at UploadVR.com and his past experience as futurist at Rackspace.

As entrepreneur in residence at Upload VR http://www.uploadvr.com Scoble travels the world looking for what’s happening on the bleeding edge of technology.

He’s interviewed thousands of executives and technology innovators and reports what he learns in books (“The Age of Context,” a book coauthored with Forbes author Shel Israel, has been released at http://amzn.to/AgeOfContext ), YouTube, and many social media sites where he’s followed by millions of people.

As entrepreneur in residence at Upload, he’ll be spending 2016 working with the virtual reality ecosystem to figure out what media and conference businesses Upload needs to build next. He’ll also be assisting startups in the Upload Collective (a coworking space) in their efforts to get to market.

He has been a technology blogger since 2000, was one of five people who built Microsoft’s Channel 9 video blog/community, worked at Fast Company Magazine running its TV efforts, and has been part of technology media businesses since 1993.

Mobile World Congress GSMA MWC - Barcelona
Feb
27
Mar 2

Mobile World Congress GSMA MWC - Barcelona

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Mobile is at the heart of innovation. Innovation is at the heart of mobile. And now, in a super-connected world, everything being created is mobile or has a mobile component. Mobile-enabled cities. Mobile-driven homes. Mobile-intelligent vehicles. It’s the force behind every emerging innovation, every forward-thinking idea. It’s simply Elemental.

This yearly event provides the best venue for mobile industry business opportunities and deal-making. Mobile World Congress includes an exhibition with more than 2,200 companies displaying cutting-edge technologies; a world-class conference featuring visionary keynotes and discussions; the industry’s best networking opportunities; and the annual Global Mobile Awards ceremony, which recognizes innovative mobile solutions and initiatives around the world.

In 2016, this event hosted more than 101,000 mobile professionals from over 200 countries. Make your plans now to see how ‘Mobile is The Next Element’ at Mobile World Congress in February 2017, in the Mobile World Capital, Barcelona. Visit www.mobileworldcongress.com to learn more.

There are many VR AR sessions and demos happening this year. Email us for more! info@thevrara.com  

Feb
24
Feb 26

Virtuality comes to Paris this February

For more info and discount for this event, contact us.   

Virtuality Paris presents the best of VR for all sectors and all its forms: VR headsets of course, but also game consoles, sound systems, 360 cameras, and haptic technology.

During the 3 days on Feb 24-26th, 2017, the CENTQUATRE-PARIS will be transformed into an innovation hub. The exhibition will be dedicated to professionals on the first day, and will open to the general public over the weekend. Virtuality Paris is the opportunity for both professionals and the public to either exhibit or participate in the conferences and talks about various sectors.

Over the 3 days’ exhibition, the public will be able to attend many talks on various topics (over 80!). Speakers will discuss several themes, including:

  • The creation and production of VR contents and 360° videos
  • the economy and business models of these new formats
  • Virtual reality for the music sector
  • Virtual reality for real estate
  • Virtual reality for adult movies
  • Virtual reality to develop empathy
  • Virtual reality associated to a series, lm or TV program
  • And many more subjects!
VR & Mixed Reality: Beyond Gaming (Vancouver Chapter Event)
Feb
23
5:45 pm17:45

VR & Mixed Reality: Beyond Gaming (Vancouver Chapter Event)

  • Telus Garden Flex Space

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After a successful launch back in December, The VRARA is continuing to produce engaging and unique events bringing the community together with companies and individuals who see potential in the space.

Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality are coming to market in a big way. While the gaming applications of these technologies are obvious, we want to explore how else they can make an impact. VR/MR will have a huge impact on training, education, communication, healthcare, real estate & architecture, therapy, data visualization & analysis, and our everyday lives. If you're building a business on these "serious" applications of VR/MR, are interested in being a part of creating these new experiences, or just want a glimpse of what the future holds, come join the conversation! We'll have a talks and a focus on networking/demos.

Keynote Speaker:

Kharis O'Connell, Author of Designing For Mixed Reality: Kharis is known as a thought leader in mixed reality and has over 18 years of international experience in crafting thoughtful products and services. Before joining Archiact, Kharis co-founded the emerging-tech design studio HUMAN. He has also worked at Nokia Design in Berlin, Germany as Lead Designer on a multitude of award-winning products. Previous works also include flagship projects for Samsung – helping design their first smartphones back in 2008, and an interactive hardware/software installation for Nike in 2006.

Kharis gave the keynote at the 2014 Taiwan Design Week in Taipei, and is a startup mentor at the Wearable World / IoT labs accelerator in San Francisco, and advisor to Commandwear Inc and Proxxi Technology Corp in Vancouver,BC. He has written an ebook for O’Reilly Media called “Designing for Mixed Reality”

Kharis will be moderating the Fireside Discussion with Associate Vice-President, Education Support and Innovation, James Rout at British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), Senior Interaction Designer at Microsoft, Charla Pereira and others.

Demonstrations by:

Finger Food Studios and others.

The 3rd International AR & VR Conference​ - Manchester UK
Feb
23
9:00 am09:00

The 3rd International AR & VR Conference​ - Manchester UK

For event passes or if you would like to speak or showcase your solution, contact us here

The one-day conference offers three distinct strands: A speaker programme with leading experts from industry, an interactive exhibition space that will display some of the most exciting technologies in the market today. In addition, the conference features ‘drop in’ sessions for delegates to hear academic papers delivered based around the themes of Tourism, Retail, Marketing, Health, Museum Experience, Mixed Realities & the Future Cities and Interface Design.

With a theme Empowering Human, Place and Business through AR & VR, International AR & VR Conference 2017 will focus on exploring cutting edge Augmented and Virtual Reality concepts, applications and business models, which shape our everyday life, place and businesses.

More info about the conference here

VRARA NYC CHAPTER EVENT - VIRTUAL REALITY FOR PRODUCERS: HOW TO CREATE AND DELIVER FOR THE NEW CONTENT FRONTIER
Feb
15
7:00 pm19:00

VRARA NYC CHAPTER EVENT - VIRTUAL REALITY FOR PRODUCERS: HOW TO CREATE AND DELIVER FOR THE NEW CONTENT FRONTIER

  • NYU DATA FUTURE LAB

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OVERVIEW

Virtual reality – or, the latest iteration of the technology - had a strong market presence in 2016, with releases from Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Samsung Gear, and Sony PlayStation. While the hardware platforms that power VR experiences showed themselves to be stand-alone drivers of entertainment, it was the lower-end side of the VR market that took off, with Google Cardboard and related WebVR experiences driving excitement.

At the heart of the VR experience is a core group of producers who, on a global basis, are leveraging early funding from state organizations, as in France, as well as major media firms, in Canada and the United States. As with high-definition video, a small but passionate group of production companies have taken on the task of defining the early grammar of VR. Teams such as RYOT have created immersive journalistic VR experiences, while Felix & Paul Studios have delivered high-end commercial experiences. Dozens of small shops – from datavized to Azimyth – create new worlds for clients daily.

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) estimates that by 2020, the overall VR market will be somewhere between $50-150 billion. As VR content moves onto mobile devices and cost-effective headsets at an increasing pace, producers will be in greater demand for new forms of immersive storytelling.

Speakers

  • Kris Kolo, NYC Chapter President & Global Executive Director, VR/AR Association

 

  • Alissa Crevier, global head of partnerships, Littlstar

Alissa Crevier maintains partnerships for Littlstar, creating channels for Showtime, Disney, Discovery, Nat Geo, Wall Street Journal, ABC, and others. She previously held executive positions with PledeMusic and Spotify.

  • Christian Egeler, director of VR/AR product development, Verizon envrmnt

Christian Egeler manages and develops disruptive products in the field of AR/VR for Verizon Labs, managing business development, user interface, VR design, and engineering for one of the industry’s few end-to-end immersive experience studios.

  • Paul Cheung, director of interactive, Associated Press

Paul Cheung is the director of interactive for the Associated Press, where he oversees AP’s portfolio of digital innovations and revenue-generating products including interactive, print and broadcast graphics, mobile app, digital news sites and two Knight Foundation funded projects.

  • Moderated by Chris Pfaff; PGA New Media Council member and 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 strategy; the Viacom New Media division of Viacom, Inc.; Sony Electronics’ Digital Betacam format, and Sharp Electronics’ LCD product division, among others. Chris is also an Advisor to the NYC Chapter of the VR/AR Association. 

VRARA Boston Launch Event
Feb
7
6:00 pm18:00

VRARA Boston Launch Event

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Boston is the newest chapter of the VR/AR Association - Let's celebrate the launch!

Come meet local leaders in the emerging VR and AR industries to learn how and why they are leveraging these technologies to revolutionize their businesses.

The event will take place at the Wayfair headquarters, where food and drinks will be served. Entry is free for members and $20 for non-members. If you end up joining the VR/AR Association, the entry fee will be deducted from the membership cost.

Digital Entertainment World - Marina del Rey, CA
Feb
1
8:30 am08:30

Digital Entertainment World - Marina del Rey, CA

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Described by Hollywood insiders, digital influencers and industry leaders throughout the world as a "must-attend" event, now in its 4th year Digital Entertainment World (DEW) is where you want to be if you are in the business of creating or monetizing digital entertainment content. DEW 2017 focuses on "The FUTURE of..." and will cover topics from OTT to Innovation to eSports to Millennials to Content Marketing to VR/AR to Music Rights to Startups, etc., as this theme guides all talks, discussions, meetings and presentations over the two days. This year's event will be held in the hip and modern Marina del Rey Marriott just steps from the beach and located in the heart of LA's thriving Silicon Beach with easy access to Santa Monica, Venice and Playa Vista. The event includes keynotes, fireside chats, presentations, panel discussions, tech demos, startup competition, innovative exhibitions, daily DJ music and performers and the best networking in the the hotel's Sinder Lounge. Join DEW and be a part of the future of connected entertainment.

www.dewexpo.com

Agenda: https://www.dewexpo.com/schedule/
Speakers: https://www.dewexpo.com/2017-speakers/

Jan
31
6:30 pm18:30

VRARA LA Chapter Event - Taco Tuesday the Tech Remix: VR and AR Edition

2017 is going to be a HUGE year for VR and AR and let’s face it: the future of AR and VR is right here in LA!

This event brings VR and AR developers, pioneers and enthusiasts, together for an awesome Taco Tuesday!

Join the Los Angeles Chapter of the Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality Association as we eat some delicious tacos and drink the BEST margaritas while you get to know some amazing people in the industry!

*Tacos and Margaritas are covered by Candy Lab, Inc.

How it works:

Date: Tuesday, January 31st

6:30 PM: Check-in begins

8:30 PM: Event ends

Have questions? Email LA Chapter President Josephine Munis

Interested in becoming a member or sponsoring a VRAR Association event? Click Here!

The Fourth Transformation: An Evening with Robert Scoble and Shel Israel
Jan
31
6:00 pm18:00

The Fourth Transformation: An Evening with Robert Scoble and Shel Israel

We're on the cusp of the fourth major transformation: VR, AR, and AI to underpin it all. This is the topic of the upcoming book from Robert Scoble and Shel Israel.

They'll join us in SF on 1/19 for drinks & discussion. I'll sit down with them for a fireside chat on the transformation that will define the next decade... how we work, play and live.

Best of all, everyone that registers gets a signed copy of the book. Come for the talks, stay for the drinks, leave with a book. 

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Register here and click the image above to read the book description.

Singularity: A Future Reality Sound - Atlanta VR Event
Jan
28
8:00 pm20:00

Singularity: A Future Reality Sound - Atlanta VR Event

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Singularity: A Future Reality Sound is Atlanta's First Live Virtual Reality Concert. What's more, it is a conceptual night of music performance focused on the emotions, themes, and interactions of technological singularity. Kurzweil's singularity describes a future where machine learning and artificial intelligence advancements abruptly trigger a runaway in technological growth, resulting in unfathomable changes to human civilization.

Presented in three movements, the experience traverses the various complex relationships set to unfold should a point of technological singularity be realized. These movements focus on The Self, Society, and Nature. The night will begin with an introduction from Dr. Lisa Yaszek, a former President of the Science Fiction Research Association. 

VR/AR Association Vancouver - Seattle Tour
Jan
26
Jan 27

VR/AR Association Vancouver - Seattle Tour

We're bringing together the Pacific NW tech community with a Seattle Tour. Come join us at the mixer connecting Seattle, Vancouver, Portland, Investors, Mentors, and corporate partners.

Thursday Jan. 27th, 2017 - Seattle, WA

Seattle VR Meetup - Pre-GDC Edition

Seattle VR Day - Seattle, WA - Friday Jan. 28th, 2017

Brought to you by Consulate General of Canada - Seattle, and VR/AR Association- Vancouver, BC. The VRARA brings together some of the most exciting VR/AR companies from Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver, BC. Agenda is being crafted with B2B meetings for interested companies.

Social Hour - 4:45pm to 7pm - Girin Steak House

501 Stadium Place S | Seattle, Wa 

Girin Steak House - Happy Hour

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https://www.picatic.com/vraraseattle2017

The Connected Marketer Summit - San Francisco
Jan
23
Jan 24

The Connected Marketer Summit - San Francisco

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This 2-day summit will explore how brands and MarTech providers are using innovative techniques to engage the connected consumer.  It will bring together unique insights into how physical, digital, sensorial and emotional elements can be used to deliver a truly connected marketing experience.

LA Chapter President, Josephine Munis will discuss more specifically how VR and AR enhance the brand experience. She’ll be joined on the program by other speakers from Keurig, Philips, Dentsu, eBags.com, Gallo Winery and more.  

You can find the full summit line-up here

AR in Action at MIT
Jan
17
Jan 18

AR in Action at MIT

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An Augmented Reality Summit: You are invited to to a summit convening top minds of the augmented reality ecosystem for two days of sharing insights and networking. We hope you'll be able to join us in-person. Our program is designed to help us explore the challenges and opportunities that face inventors, innovators, integrators, investors, and other executives working to bring the benefits of AR to the world. See the line-up of events and confirm your interest!

AR IN ACTION 2017 GOALS

Provide unprecedented opportunities for learning and networking with the greatest minds in AR and adjacent fields of technology, in one of the world’s greatest institutions for learning. See, touch, and hear about AR research and the current state of the art technologies that exist today. Create new and lasting connections with the greatest minds in the field tackling current and future obstacles facing the widespread adoption of AR. Capture over 20 hours of high quality video content about AR to publish on the Internet for viewing by audiences worldwide.

VR AR Event at the Big Show NRF 2017 in NYC
Jan
15
Jan 17

VR AR Event at the Big Show NRF 2017 in NYC

  • NYC

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The industry’s premier event – Retail’s BIG Show – is January 15-17, 2017, in New York City. It’s three days, 33,000 attendees, 300 speakers, 100-plus sessions and 500-plus exhibitors. 

The NRF and VRARA invite retailers to the Big Show. VRARA retail members get in at a discounted price. This offer includes all session (breakouts and Keynotes based), EXPO floor to include all sessions on the EXPO (based on availability), and all open networking events (opening reception, keynote lunch). VR/AR will be one of the highlighted technologies at NRF. Offer good until 12/2/2016.

Below are examples of what VRARA members are doing with VR AR in Retail:

VRARA member VRCommerce, has built a VR ecommerce platform that integrates with the retailer's existing product catalogs. “We’ve created a seamless path for retailers to begin to experiment in VR and create incredibly immersive transformative retail experiences,” says VRCommerce CEO, Amol Sharma. The video clip showcases a few of their early virtual storefronts. The user experience and UX can be completely tailored to reflect a brand and the experience desired. Example #1 shows an experience that could be inside an Apple, Samsung, AT&T or Verizon stores. Example #2 shows an interactive 360 experience inside a furniture store. Example #3 shows VR shopping inside a store like Macy's or Target.

For more info contact kris@thevrara.com 

 

Most Epic Week in VR History at Tesla
Jan
9
Jan 13

Most Epic Week in VR History at Tesla

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Welcome to the most amazing and comprehensive VR conference ever. We begin each day by giving you hands-on Unity® workshops that get deep into the tech and tools unity professionals use. Then, we've invited the biggest names in the industry to give mind blowing tech talks each evening. Plus we're offering a cutting edge VR arcade for you to enjoy all week.

When:

Mon, Jan 9, 2017, 10:00 AM –Fri, Jan 13, 2017, 6:00 PM EST

Monday VR Day : Learn all about the technology that's taking over our culture. Get introduced to the tools for making immersive experiences.
10a-6p Hands on Unity® Workshops
6p-8p Tech Talks & Presentations

Tuesday AR Day: Catch up with industry standard solutions for real word visualizations of digital objects. 
10a-6p Hands on Unity® Workshops
6p-8p Tech Talks & Presentations

Wednesday MR / 360 Media Day: Record your world in revolutionary new ways. 
10a-6p Hands on Unity® and Hardware Workshops
6p-8p Tech Talks & Presentations

Thursday Deep Dive Day: This geekfest will get into the bleeding edge of multi-threaded hardware accelerated performance optimization from the future. 
10a-6p Hands on Unity® and Hardware Workshops for Intermediate/Advanced Users
6p-8p Tech Talks & Presentations

Friday Relax, Connect and Party: Take some time and decompress, connect with friends you've made and work on your project comfortably with gentle guidance.
10a-12p Authentic Individual Green Tea Ceremonies and Yoga Practice
12p-6p 1-on-1 and Community Based Mentorship
6p-8p Closing Ceremony and VR Party 

Where:

Tesla Labs - Nikola Tesla's original laboratory in NJ

Accommodations:

We have secured a block of luxury two-room suites at the HOME2 SUITES BY HILTON for the amazing price of $109/night the entire duration of our event. Just mention "Most Epic Week"

VR Fest during CES Week in Las Vegas
Jan
5
Jan 8

VR Fest during CES Week in Las Vegas

For event passes, exhibit booths, and more info contact kris@thevrara.com 

VR FEST LAS VEGAS will feature a wide variety of programming including Opening and Closing Night Gala events, VR Award Show, VR Academy Workshops, Panel Discussions plus the new VR Arcade and Nightclub Exhibit showcasing the best in VR, AR and Mixed Reality content experiences provided by some of the world’s leading purveyors.

DAY ONE
Thursday, January 5th - XTC and VR FEST Opening Night featuring late night music performance by Lil' John at Hakkasan Nightclub plus the VR Arcade inside the new Level Up Lounge at MGM Grand Resort and Casino.
Time: 10:30pm to 4am

DAY TWO
Friday, January 6th - VR FEST 2017 featuring 13,000 square feet of open exhibit space and the VR Academy Speaker Series.
Time: 12pm to 8pm

DAY THREE
Saturday, January 7th- VR FEST and XTC - Closing Night
featuring the VR Arcade
Time: 7pm to 2am

VR/AR Association Hosts 'The Fourth Transformation' @ CES® 2017 Las Vegas with Robert Scoble & Shel Israel
Jan
5
7:00 pm19:00

VR/AR Association Hosts 'The Fourth Transformation' @ CES® 2017 Las Vegas with Robert Scoble & Shel Israel

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ROBERT SCOBLE and SHEL ISRAEL will be on hand to speak at 7:30pm and 8:30pm and sign their new book: 'The Fourth Transformation' 

VRARA Global Networking Event at Lagasse’s Stadium, Thursday, January 5th, 2017 (7pm-9pm) 

This is right inside Venetian/Palazzo, next to the Sands Expo Center, where you can unwind after Day 2 and prior to  the CES Opening Party https://shar.es/18Cqxl at TAO Nightclub beginning at 10pm.

Meet, Eat, Drink and Network with other VRARA members.

 

CES® is a registered trademark of the Consumer Technology Association. VRARA event and the VR/AR Association are not affiliated with or endorsed by CES or the Consumer Technology Association

AT&T VR & AR Challenge during CES® 2017 Week in Las Vegas
Jan
3
Jan 4

AT&T VR & AR Challenge during CES® 2017 Week in Las Vegas

For more info contact kris@thevrara.com 

Five selected finalists will demonstrate their projects at the 2017 AT&T Developer Summit on January 3-4, 2017. Developer Summit attendees will select their favorites through voting. The winner will be announced at the AT&T Developer Summit keynote address on January 4.

CES® is a registered trademark of the Consumer Technology Association. This event and the VR/AR Association are not affiliated with or endorsed by CES or the Consumer Technology Association