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GDC is the world's largest professional game industry event. Join game designers, programmers, artists, producers, and business professionals for 5 days of unparalleled education, inspiration and networking for the global game development community. Several tracks on Virtual Reality.
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The ISG Future Workplace Summit will explore the technologies that are driving collaboration, innovation and productivity in ways that accommodate a multi-generational workforce and individual workplace preferences. Instead of battling against the natural evolution of the workplace, join us at the ISG Future Workplace Summit to learn about the tools necessary to embrace this trend. Through a series of thought leader presentations, customer panels and expert round tables, we'll explore the following four trends impacting the workplace of the future:
- Collaboration & Innovation
- New Ways of Working: Personalizing the Employee Experience
- IoT and the Intelligent Workplace
- VR, AR AI & Machine Learning
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Location: ITMO University, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
1. Sergey Doudy, Michael Doudy, VR/AR Association NYC Chapter
2. Alexander Lavrov, CEO - Vizerra, VR/AR Association Moscow Chapter
3. Denis Stolyarov, CEO - Video360production.com, VR/AR Association Saint-Petersburg Chapter
19:30 — 21:00
1. Practical use of VR/AR Technologies - Alexander Lavrov, CEO - Vizerra
2. Intro to the Russian school of Virtualistics - Artem Smolin, Head of Department of Engineering and Computer Graphics, ITMO
3. The Current State and Future Outlook of 360 Video Technology - Denis Stolyarov, CEO - Video360production.com, Head Engineer - Center of Mixed Reality and Interface Design, ITMO
4. How to digitize the whole world - Ilya Filipov - Head of Marketing, Arcona
We'll be presenting the latest VR/AR industry news, including notable successful deployments of immersive technology in an enterprise setting. Additionally, we will be hosting an open townhall style discussion focused on enterprise needs for immersive technology as well as available solutions and solution providers in our Houston community.
Admission is free, so grab a friend and come learn about the non-recreational use of VR and AR, and how you can incorporate into your business.
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VR/ AR ASSOCIATION ROMANIA & REALITIES
Invite you to the #event VR/ AR: OPPORTUNITIES IN IMMERSIVE TECHNOLOGIES
6 pm IThursday, March 29th I @CINETic I 3B Tudor Arghezi St. Bucharest
Networking: meet and mingle with AR/ VR/ MIXED REALITIES professionals and aficionados
Speakers: presentations and free discussions on how immersive technologies are shaping the business context
Discovery: the newly launched Bucharest Chapter of the VR/ AR Association is welcoming first members
Event organized in partnership with CINETic. Attendance is open, based on confirmed registration.
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From medicine to manufacturing, VR is emerging as a powerful tool for the visualization of high dimensional data. One use case that is yielding early successes is cluster analysis. Join us for a discussion of the trends, challenges, and opportunities in this space.
Speakers will include:
Serial Entrepreneur Nick Walusayi is the Co-Founder & CEO of DatavizVR, a VR/AR data visualization company. DatavizVR provided the first commercially available VR/AR enterprise solution and is now working with 300+ Enterprises & Aerospace/Defense companies. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Nick worked as an Data Analyst with Nike and in the Front office of the Milwaukee Brewers. His entrepreneurial journey began in 2015, founding one of the first 360 video live streaming companies and developing VR software and simulators for RSA and Johnson Controls. Nick was NBC's 2016 SXSW featured entrepreneur.
Oliver is a scientist and technologist with over 7 years of tech dev, strategic innovation and product development experience in the healthcare/medical device industry. Immunologist by training and avid video gamer by choice, Oliver is used to dealing with large, multidimensional datasets and the visualization challenges that comes with them. As the previous manger of external innovation at Becton Dickinson, Oliver led projects including machine learning for predictive analytics in healthcare datasets and other innovation activities including a data visualization project using VR in collaboration with Kineviz.
Weidong Yang is the founder and CEO of Kineviz. He holds a doctorate in Physics and a Masters in Computer and Information Science. After conducting theoretical and experimental research on quantum dots, he worked for 10 years as a product manager and R&D scientist in the Semiconductor industry. He has been awarded 11 US patents and contributed to 20+ peer review publications. Alongside Kineviz, Wei co-founded Kinetech Arts, a non-profit organization that brings dancers and engineers together to explore the creative potential of new technologies in making art.
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Venue: China Import & Export Fair Complex (Area A)
Add: No. 382, Yuejiang Zhong Road, Guangzhou, China
Visitor Register: https://vrarfair2018.eventbrite.com
Review of VR&AR Fair 2017
First held in 2017, VR&AR is a professional and efficient business platform to bridge worldwide buyers and suppliers, as well as to enhance communication between manufacturers and ordinary consumers.
VR&AR Fair 2018
The 2018 edition is estimated to host over 200 exhibitors and 30,000 person-time visitors on an show floor of 30,000 sq.m. Four special exhibition areas will be marked out respectively for VR&AR Education, VR&AR Home Decoration, VR&AR Smart Wearable Devices, and VR&AR Entertainment Equipment in order to achieve a more systematic and comprehensive display of VR&AR products.
VR/AR Hardware Equipment, VR/AR System Equipment, VR/AR Technology, VR/AR Production Equipment and Accessories, VR/AR Game, VR/AR Software, VR/AR Application Solution, VR/AR Content Creation Demonstration, and etc.
An Evening With the Experts: Best Practices for VR/AR and Brands
Are you interested in AR and VR but unsure how to utilize them to create content for brands? This panel features four experts on the best practices for creating immersive, interactive content that moves the needle. The presentation is geared to those working at brands and agencies, but all are welcome.
- Intro/About/Updates - VR/AR Association: Kris Kolo, NYC Chapter President
- Moderator: Marty Swant, AdWeek
- Leigh Christie, Isobar NowLab Americas
- Suzana Apelbaum, Head of Creative, Google
- Cortney Harding, Co-founder, Friends With Holograms
- Resh Sidhu, AKQA
The VR/AR Association and VR FEST will be Co-Hosting the NAB Show DNXT North Community Mixer for “Immersive Storytelling”, which will take place on Wednesday, April 11th, at Destination NXT (Booth #N5306DN) from 2:45pm to 3:15pm. Join other XR pioneers and content creators who will be on hand to share their stories from the virtual reality trenches. If you still need a badge for NAB Show then please use this link and code to get a complimentary credential.
Digital Games Conference in Dubai is the leading Conference & Exhibition for the MENA region Games Industry. 500+ companies participated to the 2017 edition from more than 35 countries, in addition to the presence of 54 renowned speakers. DGC is both industry and community oriented , bringing together developers and publishers , as well as companies servicing the games industry from the MENA region. It is also the best platform for International Games Companies to access and tap into the great potential of the region and its 300+ Million Gamer and more…
Attendees include games developers and publishers, experts from the games industry and Virtual reality and augmented reality, technology solutions providers, telecom companies, stores, in addition to advertising agencies, media agencies, social media agencies and influencers, payments providers, external development providers, localizations experts and more.
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The VR/AR Association (VRARA) has teamed up with Mexico City coworking space Público Puebla 403, Blockchain CDMX, and Remote Year, to host “The Future of Blockchain in Mexico", a first-of-its-kind seminar and networking event focusing on how blockchain is changing Mexico’s future. Featuring presentations from Mexican entrepreneurs and thought-leaders, it highlights local voices and businesses who are reimagining the world using the new technology made famous by Bitcoin. Topics will cover everything from blockchain’s applications for government policy and citizen relationships, to virtual reality, universal healthcare, electronic medical records, financial transparency, mobile payments, and simply making blockchain more accessible for businesses throughout Latin America. Early registrants will even get to try an exclusive Samsung VR experience. The event is free, so register soon to get your seats—they're going to go quick!
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Future Tourism Forum was established to provide the tourism sector with insight and support in adopting fast developing new techniques to enhance visitor engagement and offer more immersive and interpretative experiences. We write case studies on emerging technologies, explore the latest research opportunities, the best use cases and provide study visits to experience them.
Our next major activity will be the first Future Tourism experience Conference and Exhibition on Tuesday 17th April at Kempton Park Racecourse.
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Focussed Events continues its onward journey of bringing out original tradeshow concepts on present-day subjects with the launch of VRTECH, a series of events that explore the value benefits that Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality have for various industry verticals.
As AR/VR devices become increasingly affordable, accessible and configurable; and computers get powerful, industry has started reaping benefits from virtual prototyping. As innovations pick up pace, more industries are identifying ways to use AR/VR.
The first in the series is VRTech conference on 18th April 2018 at Hyatt Regency Pune and will focus on applications of Virtual and Augmented Reality in the field of Design and Manufacturing.
The theme of the current edition is “Helping Industry go from drawing boards – to immersive virtual product experiences” and will bring AR-VR Hardware, Software developers and System Integrators content & application developers along with subject matter experts AND users on a single platform in a single place, so as to facilitate industry to see its possibilities and set new standards in quality and cost savings.
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With leaders from across the technology, broadcast, sports and entertainment space we are delighted to bring the Immersive Technology In Sports & Entertainment Summit to London on April 18-19 2018.
Operating under the Chatham House Rule and with an audience capped at 150 delegates the Summit is specifically designed for senior executives and leaders within the sports, entertainment, broadcast, consumer facing brands and technologists to understand, share and learn the most effective commercial models and execution strategies for Immersive Technologies.
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.
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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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.
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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.
This premier B2B event will exhibit new Data Visualisation trends and challenges. It will help to identify effective approaches and UX solutions to develop visualisation literacy and facilitate the exploration of data for non-technical users.
Over the course of two days, the summit will begin with a focus on the impact of Dataviz on companies’ decision-making and how worldwide leading organisations are taking advantage of it in their BI strategies to increase efficiency and innovation. From its application in machine learning and collaborative BI, to the creation of an Agile process through interactive reporting and real-time dashboards, these are some of the topics that will be explored.
On day 2, we will carry on with this topic but offer two tracks:
Track A – Data storytelling This track will focus on the use of data-driven sales & marketing strategies to understand costumer behaviour and drive targeting and engagement. We will talk about data exploration and the power of data journalism as a new lens of communication for ideas and stories. Finally, yet importantly, we will talk about trustworthy data and how easy is to deceive people with visualisations.
Track B – Techie trends Track B will focus on the toys and trends for the techie in all of us. This includes, the pros and cons of applying VR and AI into Data Visualisation, data sketching and processing, and how to clean data in order to reduce errors without missing any important information. We will also talk about tools and techniques to help explore and process high-dimensional data to extract useful data visualisations. Furthermore, in this track we will provide tips & tricks on how to avoid some common graphical mistakes.
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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
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.
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VRARA DC LAUNCH PARTY
April 30, 2018, 6:30pm-9:00pm
Pearl Street Warehouse
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Call for Speakers & Showcase for the Immersive Architecture Conference in Venice is closing soon! Apply now!
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.
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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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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.
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CEBIT 2018 – Europe’s biggest business festival for information and digitization - Hannover, Germany
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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.
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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.
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.
Hold onto your headsets and join us for our third annual VR Pitch Night!
See the next wave of immersive creators show off their upcoming work with entertaining pitches, and stick around to check out recently premiered works from major festivals!
ABOUT THE EVENT:
7:00 – 8:00 PM: The Pitches (Theater)
- 8:00 – 9:30 PM: VR Gallery + Reception (Media Arts Gallery, Lounge)
Five amazing virtual reality, augmented reality, and/or immersive projects will be selected by the Made in NY Media Center by IFP staff to present a five minute-long pitch to a panel of industry judges, and to our live audience.
**TICKET INCLUDES COMPLIMENTARY FOOD + DRINKS!
Link To VR and Verizon Innovation Center show how you can leverage cutting edge technology to drive meaningful results to your business
About this Event
Join the VR/AR Association Boston Chapter for a night of networking at Alley powered by Verizon in Cambridge.
6pm - Venue Opens
6:30-7:15 - Link To VR Presentation
7:15-7:30 - Verizon Innovation Center Presentation
7:30-8:30 - Demos and Networking
Light refreshments will be served. Lord Hobo and Farmer Willies Ginger Beer will be giving free tastings.
EICS Summit is 2 days of conferences on XR technologies, innovation and creativity.
Keynotes, speeches and networking inside the charming Venice Casino.
16 top speakers from the worlds of "Architecture, Art and Design", "Entertainment", "Healthcare" and "Industry 4.0".
EICS Summit is not a fair and not a show. This is not another gaming event, here we approach business.
EICS is built up and studied to involve the most important companies, professionals and investors working on new technologies.
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Environment and Climate Down To The Plastic Ocea
Down To The Plastic Ocean takes you on a magical lyrical journey that follows a plastic toy scuba ScubyDo' goes to the sea. water drain in Athens, Georgia through the streams and rivers to the edge of the coast. This short film delivers an immersive experience from ScubyDo's point of view via 360º video and compels the audience to reflect upon how to help keep our waterways and oceans cleaner.fromadiverstor
Poverty My Beautiful Home
My Beautiful Home is a short virtual reality experience which takes place in Kibera, Africa's biggest slum on the outskirts of Nairobi. Through an empathy-based approach, it seeks to change the way in which we perceive poverty in Africa.
"His VR isn't about pity. It's about respect." - Discovery Channel New
Humanitarian Work New Song
Hailing from the struggling nation of Mozambique, Pascoal Mafueque lived a life of crime and greed until he metAmericanmissionairies Heidi and Rolland Baker. These altruistic individuals helped Pascoal discover hope, faith, and the dream of using his influence for good. This VR documentary chronicles Pascoal's first-person account while also giving an immersive perspective that puts you "in" beautiful Pemba, Mozambique.
Sustainability - Climate
Our Nature - Honey Production Board on an adventure that shows you first hand the life inside a eucalyptus Forest in the heart of Brazil. 'Our Nature' is a collection of 360º experiences where which you join beekeepers for exclusive access into the world of honey production. At the same time, you'll learn important information about the impact of sustainability and social responsibility inside a major corporation.
Animal Preservation The Great - a VR Great White Shark Experience
This immersive VR experience will take you over 200 miles into the open ocean of Baja California in Mexico, to a remote island called Guadalupe - one of the world famous locations to encounter the mysterious yet vulnerable Great White Shark. We all have been influenced by the movie "Jaws", and we hope that this film will show the grace and beauty of this misunderstood predator, and by that, encourage people to care and protect it.
START Summit is Europe's leading student-run conference for entrepreneurship and technology gathering more than 2'000 founders, students, investors and corporates in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Next year it will take place on the 15th/16th March 2018. The non-profit conference has been one of the fastest growing startup and tech events in Europe for the last few years.
Join the Richmond Chapter of the VR/AR Association for a panel discussion on Augmented Reality!
For our next chapter event, we will be hosting a panel discussion on the state of AR in the Greater Richmond Area. We’re very excited to be hosting some true leaders in the scene that are doing very exciting AR work right here in Virginia. Jonathan Martin from Newport News Shipbuilding, Greg Werkheiser and his team from ARtGlass, Doug Nunn from Capital One and Creative Mornings, and experience designer Angelica Ortiz.
The event will be held on Wednesday, March 14th at 5:30 PM at the Shockoe.com offices in Scott’s Addition. Address is 3122 W. Marshall St. Suite 200 (use the entrance on the side by the parking lot). Thanks to the generous support of Shockoe and the VR/AR Association Richmond Chapter, this event will also be free of charge to the public, so we hope to see you there.
The VR/AR Association, San Francisco Chapter has partnered with the Venture Summit West, March 13-14 in Santa Clara, Ca.. That means discounts for VRARA members, among other things (contact us for code).
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The 6th annual Venture Summit West, presented by youngStartup Ventures, is the premier industry gathering connecting venture capitalists, corporate VCs, angel investors, technology transfer professionals, senior executives of early stage and emerging growth companies, university researchers, incubators and premier service providers.
Whether you are an investor seeking access to new early stage deals, or a CEO or Founder of a new venture looking for funding, visibility and growth, Venture Summit West is one event you won’t want to miss.
Tickets are free, RSVP here
Gone are the days when virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) were dismissed as fad and gimmick. Immersive tech is today regarded as a profoundly influential technology with the power to change the way we live, work, and experience the world.
As one of the fastest growing VR/AR communities, Vancouver, British Columbia, has emerged as a top international tech leader. Home to more than 170 VR/AR companies and a thriving startup economy, the city is the ideal climate for tech investment and development.
In February of this year the Canadian Government recognized BC as a digital technology supercluster and allocated $1.4 billion CAD to fund 100 digital projects. This is on top of the $100 million in venture capital investment pledged by the provincial government just last year, along with the implementation a new tax credit specifically for VR/AR.
2017 also marked the opening of the BC Tech Cube, a 6,000 square-foot coworking space dedicated to VR/AR and mixed reality companies. The project is jointly supported by local tech leaders, like Microsoft and Archiact, and the federal government to encourage continued VR/AR/MR innovation.
The industry is further supported by the Vancouver Chapter of the global VR/AR Assocation, whose XX members and community partners span industries as diverse as enterprise, brands, education, health care, and gaming.
With the federal and provincial government on board and new investment on the way, there has never been a better time than right now for VR/AR in Vancouver.
Join representatives from top VR/AR companies Finger Food, Motive.io, VR/AR Association and Archiact to explore how Vancouver has transformed into a leading destination for tech innovation and VR/AR development.
Gaze Coin is a company and platform specifically designed to solve the monetization challenges of AR/VR and bridge the gap between the promise of digital reality and the ability of creators, brands and users to capitalize on it. Gaze Coin (GZE token) is a blockchain solution monetizing ‘gaze’ in digital reality, providing AR/VR advertisers and creators trackable ROI by rewarding audiences for gaze-triggering content. It also allows creators and brands to mint their own tokens and allows users to earn and exchange rewards without having to hold digital currency first. The company also produces interactive virtual reality experiences and environments that employ its platform. Gaze Coin was founded in 2017 and is based in Sydney, Australia.
Speaker: Jonny Peters, CEO, Gaze Coin
With over 20 years of leading-edge creative vision, CEO and Founder Jonny Peters is an award-winning mixed-reality producer, director and world builder. Often leading projects at the forefront of entertainment and tech, he raised nearly $12M in 1998 for Kgrind, a multichannel music and action sports broadband TV network. In 2001, Jonny was recruited to BSkyB, where he build red-button apps for Sky’s Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). After producing a successful reality TV series for Bravo, he was awarded a European Union Film Award in 2010 for his film Lucydia and crossed over into mixed-reality filmmaking and world building shortly thereafter. Jonny has produced interactive formats throughout his career, with work including mobile and tethered VR experiences, virtual worlds, interactive reality TV and traditional film. His MFA master’s thesis on blending virtual worlds and traditional filmmaking is the philosophical basis and mechanistic rationale for the Gaze Coin platform. He holds an MFA in virtual worlds and Graduate Diploma in directing from Australian Film Television and Radio School and BE in economics from Macquarie University.
Demo: Live demo of Gaze Coin application on HTC Vive
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The Fourth Edition of the European BIM Summit (EBS18) will take place on 7, 8 and 9 March 2018. The venue has been confirmed as the AXA Auditorium at L’Illa Diagonal business and shopping centre in Barcelona. At the last celebration of the Summit, in 2017, there were 64 speakers and all available places were taken, with a total of 550 visitors. For this reason, a larger, more central venue was required for EBS18, and a 600-seat auditorium in the centre of Barcelona’s city heights was found to host the event.
The programme for each of the three days of the event is clearly differentiated: March 7 is a day open to the general public, when business and technical opportunities will be generated around the theme of the Digitisation of Construction. The programme will also include an event aimed at future stakeholders: vocational training and university students, who will account for the greater part of those working in the sector.
The second day will be devoted to applications that are implemented today, throughout Europe and the world. Under the title BIM Present, the latest developments will be presented, with discussion of the impact of this new work procedure based on management of information and data generated throughout the life cycle of a construction, from project stage to maintenance and later rehabilitation. This approach has become indispensable for creating a design, construction and operational process that is controlled and aimed at improving quality, efficiency and efficacy, whether in a building or a piece of infrastructure.
On the third and last day, under the motto BIM Future, the programme will feature talks given by BIM gurus, keynote speakers who will discuss new developments in BIM, and presentations of international start-ups that have become economic phenomena thanks to the products and services that they provide to the construction industry and that would not exist without BIM. Finally, the programme will close with a presentation of developments in robotics, already being applied through use of the digital data generated by projects.
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VRARA SF is assembling on March 7th for a social evening out with SF's VR/AR community. Join us at the hip and game-filled Coin-Op for happy-hour drinks, food and networking with SF's biggest XR influencers. We'll even have Ready Player One-themed prizes and trivia.
Our celebrity guest is Super Ventures' Tom Emrich (bio below). We're lucky enough to have him along to mingle with us and share ideas and stories. We're taking over a section of the venue including a (no host) bar and we'll provide light fare and giveaways. Coin-Op also has happy hour drink prices from 4-7. More information and registration can be found here.
Following the networking and cocktail hour is a (no host) dinner with Tom for VR/AR Association members at 7:30. If you'd like to join us for dinner, please RSVP with that designation by 3/05. If you'd like to become a member, contact us.
OUR GUEST OF HONOR: TOM EMRICH
Sometimes called the “man from the future” Tom Emrich is a leading voice in augmented reality, virtual reality and wearable tech. He is committed to driving adoption and innovation in technology which is augmenting the human experience.
Tom is an active investor and founding partner at Super Ventures, the first fund dedicated to augmented reality. He is also a community builder having grown a community of over 250,000 professionals dedicated to augmented reality, virtual reality & wearable technology through We Are Wearables, the largest wearable tech community in the world and AWE (Augmented World Expo) the world's #1 AR+VR conference and expo with annual dates in the USA, China and Europe.
Tom has been recognized as a top global influencer for AR, VR and wearables and has presented talks at major conferences such as TEDx, SXSW, TechCrunch Disrupt SF, CVR, WT Conference, Wearable Technology Show, TOM*FW, and FITC. He regularly appears in the media as a futurist and expert including The New York Times, Huffington Post, Space Channel, CNN, BBC, CBC, Readers Digest, Globe and Mail and FASHION magazine.
Tom's passion for this space is driven by his belief that wearable tech plays a critical role in our human evolution. See more on Tom's website.
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The VRARA Cleveland Chapter has partnered up with the Cleveland Advanced Design & Manufacturing Expo on March 7-8th in Cleveland Ohio. All association members receive free entry to the conference and expo.
Also, we are providing a 45 minute opportunity for VRARA members to actively participate as panel members in the arch 7th forum discussion, details here.
MWC is the undisputed industry champion when it comes to mobile innovation. 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.
Join us for a fine dinning experience and short presentations from industry thought-leaders. Come meet VRARA members Nestle, Gravient, Visyon, and others.
Last year we had a successful event with 25 executives (see recap here); we are looking forward to seeing all of you again plus new faces!
Topics will include:
- Current view of the VR AR industry
- Biggest challenges
- Trends and concerns in the industry
Guests include executives from:
- PICO Interactive
- Mediapro Exhibitions
- Doghead Simulations
- Igloo Vision
- Others invited to dinner include AMD Studios, VUZIX and NESTLÉ
SPACE IS LIMITED
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Meet fellow C-suite leadership in the fast-growing world of Augmented Reality. From Entertainment to Enterprise, immersive technologies are changing the business landscape.
Connect with fellow executives and enjoy some good food and drinks!
Date & Time: Wednesday, February 28th from 6:00pm - 9:00pm
This event is an invite-only event, but feel free to bring fellow C-suite partners from your company.
Calling all real estate development professionals, architects, and interior designers!
Join us on Weds, February 28th to explore how virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) technology is changing the way we build, design, sell/market real estate, and visualize spaces.
You’ve heard the hype, now discover the facts. We’re exploring how VR/AR technology is helping to change the landscape in Vancouver - literally.
Imagine wowing clients with 3D models they can visit in real time, inviting buyers to tour their new condo before it has even been built, and testing out home decor before committing to the physical purchase -- these are just some of the capabilities that VR/AR offers the real estate industry.
Meet the innovators creating this game-changing technology and demo their products.
This event is a great opportunity for industry professionals to engage with tech talent and explore the value that VR/AR can bring to their business operations. So far proponents of the technology report increased productivity, cost savings, and heightened client satisfaction.
Who should attend? Real estate development companies, real estate marketing/sales firms, architectural firms, top VR/AR real estate development companies, investors, city planners, service providers, tech leaders, interior designers, construction companies and anyone who is interested in disruptive technologies.
VRARA Detroit Chapter has selected Lawrence Technological University and the LTU Collaboratory as the location for VRARA Detroit Chapter monthly meetings. LTU has also opted to join the trade association for the virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality industries.
The first six monthly meetings will be held in the University Technology and Learning Center Gallery on the campus of LTU from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday evenings, Feb. 27, March 27, April 24, May 22, June 26 and July 31. LTU’s campus is at 21000 W. 10 Mile Road in Southfield (see www.ltu.edu/map).
The evening programs will include a keynote speaker, hardware and software demonstrations, and networking.
The inaugural speaker for Feb. 27 will be Franco Bevione, CEO of Wedoo LLC, the Birmingham-based United States subsidiary of a digital creative agency in Turin, Italy. www.wedoo.it
Registration and Networking
LTU Collaboratory Introduction - Mark Brucki
VRARA Introduction - David Pollock
Keynote, Franco Bevione, CEO Wedoo
VR and AR Demonstrations by VRARA Members
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BVE is where professionals of all types from the media, entertainment and creative industries come together to explore and experience the future of the content creation, commercial innovation and cutting edge technology.
Attended by over 15,000 creative professionals, business leaders and tech innovators each year, BVE has evolved from its roots in the broadcast industry to become the largest community within the media, entertainment and technology sectors in the UK. With more than 300 leading brands showcasing their latest products and solutions, 200 experts delivering content in six dedicated, free-to-attend and CPD accredited theatres, visitors enjoy a diverse exhibition programme focusing on education, networking, technology and the changing nature of the business.
The MIX Conference (formerly known as the XM Conference) is an
evening packed full of marketing innovation and experiences.
Focusing on the intersection between marketing and emerging
technologies, trends disrupting today’s sales and marketing funnels are
discussed with actionable takeaways for forward thinking marketers.
In addition to a keynote presentation and a panel discussion in the
theatre, the exhibition lobby features activations and innovative
marketing solutions enhancing our ability to tell stories on and offline.
120+ attendees with 77% holding positions within Founder/Owner,
VP/Director and Manager are expected. The flow of the evening is
carefully designed to foster valuable networking, quality introductions,
career opportunities, and new business opportunities.
Presented by the BCAMA, the MIX Conference is Vancouver’s
showcase of a growing marketing and technology community now
commanding global attention.
Keynote: Adam Bauer VP Partnerships - West at Shazam
Titled: Augmented Reality: The 3rd Wave of the Internet
Shazam has changed the game by making augmented reality accessible and scalable for brands. In this first-ever presentation on Canadian soil, Adam Bauer of Shazam will share with us the next phase of immersive mobile marketing.
Discover how to bring your marketing materials to life—products, packaging, advertising, events and more — through augmented reality experiences including 3D animations, product visualizations, mini-games and 360-degree videos. AR creates immersive experiences and allows brands to reach audiences through a compelling, interactive new medium.
AR and the Blockchain: Speaker Panel and Live Lampix Demo. If you’re interested in augmented reality (AR) and blockchain, this is an event you don't want to miss. We are excited to provide a showcase for two distinguished professionals in the augmented reality and blockchain space. Attendees will also have the opportunity to see the Lampix AR device in action.
Featured Speaker: Gordon Meyer, Vice President of Marketing at Lampix
The VR/AR Association presents an exciting Mixed Reality and HoloLens event in February. Admission is FREE! The much acclaimed Bart Trzynadlowski will be flying in from NYC to give a special talk titled: Taking Learning and Play to the Next Level: Education and Gaming in Mixed Reality!
Come hear other speakers give short talks on HoloLens and Mixed Reality as well, and catch up on the latest in the world of AR/VR/MR. We'll have several fun hands-on demos for members to try, and plenty of food to eat.
Information regarding our primary talk and speaker:
Mixed reality will have a transformative impact on both education and gaming, providing new ways to visualize, interact, and play. But it also poses unique challenges for both designers and developers -- and where there are challenges to overcome, there are opportunities. Bart Trzynadlowski will demonstrate both a language education game and an action game, discussing in detail lessons learned and thoughts conceived after one year of experimentation with the HoloLens. He'll share demonstrations of unique game play mechanics, some tips for making intelligent use of the player's physical surroundings, and discuss areas where you can help innovate.
Bart Trzynadlowski has been programming since the 6th grade, holds a PhD in electrical engineering, and presently works as a developer in high-frequency trading. He is interested in consumer applications of mixed reality, especially gaming and education. Most of his spare time since June 2016 has been spent experimenting with his HoloLens, leading to rumors that the device has been surgically affixed to his head and that he is in fact a cyborg. These can neither be confirmed nor denied.
We will also hear from Sky Zhou regarding a groundbreaking Mixed Reality painting game, as well as a few words from Jonathan Gennick of Apress/Springer publishing. Please RSVP Today - we look forward to seeing you at the event!
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Become familiar with the many forms of AR and the devices and toolkits that support them, such as Vuforia, ARKit, and ARCore. Learn the tools and technologies to create your own AR app using Unity and Vuforia, the standard used in industry. Hands on, and instructor supported, this class will ground you in AR technology and help you achieve your goals.
AR topics to be covered include the current landscape of AR apps and markets, interaction techniques, design and engineering pipeline, best practices for AR asset and target generation, the Unity UI tool, experience flow and context, scene generation, target recognition and tracking techniques, scene and asset refinement, and more. Each day’s class includes lecture, discussion, and in-class hands-on labs. Participants will build an app with these tools during the week and explore how to beta-test and publish their app.
Class website here