May
28
to May 29

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

For passes, email philip@thevrara.com

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

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

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

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May
30
9:00 PM21:00

VRARA SF Chapter "Night Cap" Meetup at AWE

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VRARA SF will be in full force at AWE. In addition to our free-roam presence at the show and the three sessions that our chapter principles will be speaking in, we're excited to announce a formal get together.  

Along with with XR learning and training innovator Portico and the Bosch Alumni Network, join us at the Hyatt Bar immediately following the AWE official Day 1 pool reception. That's Wednesday May 30, and we'll get started at 9pm. Given that the Hyatt bar is just steps from the pool, we hope you'll join us after the AWE reception that's slated to run from 6-9pm.

All are welcome, and we'll have free drinks for VR/AR Association Members. Contact us with any questions and we hope to see you for a night cap on the 30th.  

Hosts:

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Jun
1
to Jun 2

Immersive Architecture Conference - Venice

For discounted passes, email info@thevrara.com

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Immersive Architecture Conference 2018
Venice, 1-2 June 2018

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

Conference website here

 

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Jun
1
6:00 PM18:00

VRARA Barcelona Chapter Spring Event

RSVP by emailing jordi@thevrara.com

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Join us at the Spring Event of the Barcelona Chapter of The VR/AR Association during the evening of June 1st at Canòdrom Creative Research Park facilities in Barcelona.

Program:

18:00h Welcome by Jordi Alonso, president of the BCN chapter of VRARA
18:10h Leland Hedges from PICO Interactive will talk about the differences between 3 and 6DoF, and at the end of the event, you will be able to try the PICO Neo 6DoF headset (talk in English)

18:50h Xavi Conesa from VISYON will talk about how their customers are using VR for training and education (talk in Catalan)

19:30h Jordi Alonso of VRARA/Mediapro will talk about the generation of volumetric content: where we come from and where we are going (to decide language)

20:00h Xavier Palomer, CEO of PSIOUS will talk about VR used in treatment of phobias and behavior disorders (talk in Spanish)

20:40h Wrap up by Jordi Alonso, president of the BCN chapter of VRARA

20:45h Networking and you also will be able to try the new headsets PICO Neo 6DoF and Oculus Go, next to demos of the VISYON and PSIOUS solutions.

 

Registration of guests starts at 17:30h. 

You need a ticket to attend, because seats are limited. Request yours to the BCN Chapter President (jordi at thevrara dot com). Visit www.canodrom.com for directions to the venue.

PS: order of talks subject to changes

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Jun
5
to Jun 6

Automation Summit - Paris

For discounted tickets email info@thevrara.com

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

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Jun
5
to Jun 7

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

For discounts email info@thevrara.com 

For event website see here

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

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Jun
5
to Jun 6

Aviation Virtual & Augmented Reality Summit - Geneva, Switzerland

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

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

Event website here

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Jun
5
to Jun 6

MCE Conference - Warsaw

For discounted passes email philip@thevrara.com

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

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

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

Among the speakers:

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

Event website

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Jun
6
to Jun 7

RSVP now for LINK VR Showcase - Austin

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

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

Event website here

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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 (and click on Upcoming tab)

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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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Jun
11
9:30 AM09:30

Virtual and Augmented Reality Course - Madrid

For discount email info@thevrara.com

For course website see here

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

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

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Jun
12
to Jun 15

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Jun
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.

Attendants will have the chance to listen to an extraordinary main line-up of speakers, which will feature the following top-experts:

– Joe Oliver, Former Minister of Finance, Canada

Canadian politician and the former Minister of Finance of Canada. Member of the Conservative Party. Chairman of the Board of Echelon Wealth Partners wealth management.

– Eric Ly, Co-founder, CTO, LinkedIn

CTO and Founder of Critical Path – global leader in Messaging, Security, Co-founder and founding CTO of LinkedIn, Founder and CEO of Presdo and Hub.

– Bobby Lee, Board, Bitcoin Foundation

Bobby co-founded BTCC, the first bitcoin exchange in China and the leading bitcoin financial platform worldwide. Worked at Yahoo! and Walmart, MSc Computer Science, Stanford.

– Frank Wolak, Director, Stanford

Professor at Stanford University. Former Chair of the Market Surveillance Committee of California ISO and member of Emissions Market Assessment Committee of California Air Resources Board.

– Barney Frank, Dodd-Frank Act, Co-author

Leading co-sponsor of the 2010 Dodd–Frank Act, a sweeping reform of the US financial system. Congressmen, Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee (former).

– Dinis Guarda, CEO, lifesdna / ztudium

Solving life’s DNA wellness and health problems. Dinis has created a bank between Africa and Asia, managed crowd-sale campaigns and multiple startups worth over 100 mil USD. Former Cosultant at Saxo bank.

– And even Sophiathe latest and most advanced robot to date and a cultural icon, who is about to make an announcement for the humanity

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
18
12:30 PM12:30

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

RSVP here

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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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Nov
8
to Nov 9

RSVP for Auckland Build 2018: Expo, Conference & Workshops (discount available) @VRARAnewzealand #AucklandBuild #NewZealand

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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May
22
9:30 AM09:30

RSVP for the TECH+ Conference @techplusexpo #AEC #Design #VR #Tools #NYC (discounts available)

For discounted passes email info@thevrara.com

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The VR/AR Association is excited to be joining TECH+ Expo & Forum present cutting-edge products ranging from VR-aided design tools, mobile apps, and software platforms to rapid prototyping and fabrication. Learn from leading innovators in AEC technology and development as they present on 2 Stages offering lighting talks, demos, and in-depth panels.  Conference website: http://techplusexpo.com

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Vancouver Virtual Reality Film Festival 2018
May
18
to May 20

Vancouver Virtual Reality Film Festival 2018

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Click here to get tickets (members receive 25% off, email dan@thevrara.com)

Changing the experience of storytelling for the world by 360 degrees

YVRFF is a non-profit tech culture organization headquartered in Vancouver, BC. Through our annual film festival event, we are on a mission to change the storytelling experience on a global scale, 360 degrees at a time. We custom curate our content to provide the most relevant and compelling narratives available for virtual reality applications.

YVRFF gives Vancouver the opportunity to explore the world of VR with the most innovative technology and creative content. Industry influentials are working closely with the festival to celebrate the top creative minds and leading developments at the premier Vancouver Virtual Reality Film Festival.

With over a decade of combined experience, our board is comprised of innovative leaders from a variety of disciplines within the tech sector.

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May
17
7:00 PM19:00

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

RSVP here

Any questions, email  isa@thevrara.com

For all information and details, please check here

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

CALENDAR:

  • Jury Members Announced – 15th April

  • Recruitment startup campaign launch – 16th April

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

  • Selected Startups Announced – 11th May

More announcements coming soon !

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May
16
to May 17

Future of Immersive Leisure 2018 - Las Vegas

To get discounts, email info@thevrara.com

See event website here 

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

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May
15
to May 17

RSVP for CeBIT Australia 2018 (discounts available) #CeBIT #Australia #CeBITAus #Sydney

There are special delegate prices for VRARA members, Interested VRARA members should get in touch with Sydney Chapter President Pradeep Khanna at pradeep@thevrara.com

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VRARA Sydney partners with  CeBIT Australia 2018

CeBIT Australia 2018 is the largest & longest running business technology conference & exhibition in Asia Pacific. This year it is being held on 15-17 May 2018 in Sydney. 

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May
14
to May 16

BC Tech Summit (Vancouver BC)

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Click here to get tickets (Members get 40% off with code, please email dan@thevrara.com)

Technology leaders, industry executives, investors, senior government officials, researchers and students will connect and share insights, experiences and opportunities at this year’s #BCTECH Summit. Featuring 190 speakers, 270 exhibitors, 150 investors representing $200B in capital, and international delegates spanning four continents, the #BCTECH Summit will highlight the transformations technology is driving across all industries and showcase innovation’s impact on how we work, live and play.

“Technology is everywhere and is revolutionizing every part of our economy,” said Shirley Vickers, President & CEO, BC Innovation Council. “I’m looking forward to welcoming a record number of participants to this marquee event that once again will bring together an unparalleled mix of innovators, industry and public-sector leaders.”

To get more information or purchase #BCTECH Summit tickets, visit bctechsummit.ca.

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May
9
9:00 AM09:00

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

For discounts email paul@thevrara.com

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

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

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

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

Event Website

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May
8
7:00 PM19:00

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

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

OVERVIEW

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

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

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

 

Speakers

Eric Schwertzel, vice president, business development, eyecandylab

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

Gordon Meyer, vice president, product & marketing, Lampix

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

Raheel Khalid, chief technology officer, Envrmnt by Verizon

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

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

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

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May
8
9:00 AM09:00

LA Games Conference - Los Angeles

For discount, email josephine@thevrara.com

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On May 8, 2018 join the most influential decision-makers in the digital media industry at Digital Media Wire's Annual LA Games Conference to network, do deals, and share ideas about the future of games and connected entertainment! As LA's local games event, LA Games Conference brings together LA's dynamic community of developers and game leaders for meaningful networking and meetings at the center of Silicon Beach and Hollywood. The event is held at the iconic W Hollywood and features fireside chats, roundtables, panels and presentations on digital game investment, creation, distribution, marketing and monetization and plenty of networking opportunities with many of the elite in the industry.

See conference website here

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May
3
to May 4

XD Immersive (San Francisco)

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

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

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

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

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

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AR Cloud Live Webcast with Charlie Fink, Matt Miesnieks of 6d.ai,  Ori Inbar of SuperVentures, and more!
May
2
1:00 PM13:00

AR Cloud Live Webcast with Charlie Fink, Matt Miesnieks of 6d.ai, Ori Inbar of SuperVentures, and more!

This online event is happening May 2nd 10am PST / 1pm EST

RSVP here

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

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Perhaps the most dramatic shift the introduction of AR-enabled mobile phones is brought about by the use of the camera as the interface. But the camera needs something to detect, or "see". We have come to think of this geolocated content as "The AR Cloud". The implications of SLAM capable geolocated content are profound; the world will be painted with data. The technology to enable this dramatic development is in its infancy, although there are several promising startups tackling it right now. Some, like Ubiquity6 and YouAR, offer complete solutions, while others, such as 6D.ai offer key technologies that would enable developers to create their own apps. 

In this webinar, we'll explore the meaning of the AR cloud with the man who first coined the phrase, Ori Inbar, co-founder of AWE and partner in seed stage AR focused venture fund, Super Ventures. We'll be speaking with an incredible panel which includes three pioneering startups working to enable the creation and population of the AR cloud. In addition to company presentations from Unbiquity6, YouAR, and 6D.ai, we'll explore key concepts around the AR cloud. Such as: 

  • The role of computer vision, AI, and sound
  • The universal visual browser - how will enable all AR content to be found? Could existing browsers play a role? 
  • Will there be open standards, so enterprises and individuals can populate the AR cloud? YouAR is pushing for an ICANN like organization to manage this, The AR Cloud Foundation. 
  • If a dozen developers painted data on a landmark like the Golden Gate Bridge, how would a user sort through it? 
  • Will there be a Google for visual search? How would that work? 
  • How important are filters? Surely we don't want to be assaulted by every kind of content. 
  • What are the opportunities today for developers, enterprises, and individuals? 
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Apr
30
6:30 PM18:30
DC

VRARA DC Chapter Launch Party

RSVP here

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VRARA DC LAUNCH PARTY

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

Pearl Street Warehouse

33 Pearl Street SW, Washington, DC 20024

The Wharf’s hot, new music venue.
 

Live music, hors d'oeuvres and cash bar.

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

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

Register Here

Registration is free for the first 50 people

About VRARA DC

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

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

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

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Apr
30
to May 2

Smart Manufacturing Experience - Boston

For passes, email info@thevrara.com

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

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

  • Industrial IoT/Big Data/ VR AR

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

Event website here

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Apr
28
to Apr 29

VR Arcade Conference at Samsung - Mountain View, CA

For 75% discounts, email info@thevrara.com 

See event website here

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

  • VR Arcades and Theme Parks
  • VR Content Development Studios
  • VR Publishers and Hollywood Producers
  • Prospective VR Arcade Owner and Family Entertainment Centers
  • VR Hardware and Software Platforms
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Apr
28
9:00 AM09:00

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

For discounted passes, email josephine@thevrara.com

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

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Apr
25
to Apr 26

VR/AR Excellence Days - Hamburg

For passes, email philip@thevrara.com 

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

Our VR/AR Excellence Days on 25/26 April 2018 in Hamburg will be the interactive and hands-on platform you need to discover the potential and usability of virtual, augmented and mixed reality for your company. Best practice cases, technological innovations, and a visionary outlook are at the heart of this inspiring event. Put your thinking hats on and observe newcomers as well as big players up on stage while they explain the multiple ways you can benefit from VR and AR in your marketing and sales strategy as well. We are looking forward to a vivifying day in your company.

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Apr
25
to Apr 26

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

For discounted passes, email chad@thevrara.com 

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

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

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

Conference website here

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Apr
24
4:30 PM16:30

VRARA Hamburg Chapter Launch

Register here

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

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

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Apr
24
to Apr 25

Mobile Ad Summit - Berlin

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

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

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

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

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Apr
23
to Apr 24

Bett MEA Leadership Summit - Abu Dhabi

FOR MORE INFO & DISCOUNTS EMAIL paola@thevrara.com

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VRARA members 60% discount passes

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

See event website here

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

VR Educator Showcase:

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

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

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Apr
19
to Apr 21

RSVP for SCAD ForwardFest - Atlanta

For discounted passes email info@thevrara.com

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

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

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