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Oct
25
to Oct 27

NYVR Conference & Expo

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

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THE PREMIER XR EVENT ON THE EAST COAST

Conference

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

Why Attend

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

Why Exhibit

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

https://www.nyvrexpo.com

 

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Aug
8
6:00 PM18:00

Augmented Experience - A New Media Pitch NYC Night by VentureOut

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

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

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

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

Agenda

  • 6:00 pm Registration & Networking
  • 6:30 pm Introductions
  • 6:45 pm Pitches from our Startups
  • 7:30 pm Networking & Refreshments
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Jul
23
6:00 PM18:00

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

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

Music, hors d'oeuvres and cash bar.

Demo and sponsorship opportunities are available.

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

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Jul
10
to Jul 12

Serious Games Conferences - DC

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

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

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

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

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

www.seriousplay-dc.com

www.seriousplay-ny.com

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Jul
10
to Jul 11

The New York Venture Summit (VR AR Startups)

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Call for Top Innovators to present to leading Investors! VR/AR Association is pleased to announce its sponsorship and invite you to attend New York Venture Summit presented by youngStartup Ventures.

Come meet, interact and network with more than 500 VCs, Corporate VCs, angel investors, investment bankers and CEOs of early stage and emerging growth companies at the prestigious New York Venture Summit being held on July 10th & 11th 2018 at the Convene, New York City.

Whether you’re a startup seeking capital and exposure, or an investor seeking new deals, The New York Venture Summit presented by youngStartup Ventures - is the event of the year you won't want to miss.

A highly productive venture conference, The New York Venture Summit is dedicated to showcasing VCs, Corporate VCs and angel investors committed to funding early stage and emerging companies.

This exclusive venture summit will bring together over 500 Venture Capitalists, Corporate VCs, Angel Investors, Investment Bankers and CEOs of venture backed, emerging and early stage companies; will feature more than 50 VCs on interactive panels; presentations from more than 50 Top Innovators and high-level networking opportunities.

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Jun
28
6:00 PM18:00

VRARA Richmond Chapter Event: VR and AR in Entertainment

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

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

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

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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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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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Apr
3
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening With the Experts: Best Practices for VR/AR and Brands - NYC

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If you would like to speak, email info@thevrara.com 

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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
  • Speakers:
  • Leigh Christie, Isobar NowLab Americas
  • Suzana Apelbaum, Head of Creative, Google
  • Cortney Harding, Co-founder, Friends With Holograms
  • Resh Sidhu, AKQA
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Future Workplace Summit - NYC
Mar
26
to Mar 27

Future Workplace Summit - NYC

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

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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

Conference website here

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Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

VR PITCH NIGHT - NYC

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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)

THE PITCHES: 

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!

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Mar
18
1:00 PM13:00

Socially Relevant Film Festival: VR Films - NYC

For tickets, email info@thevrara.com

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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.
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  • 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.

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Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

AR and Blockchain Panel Event - NYC

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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

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Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

VentureOut New Media - Augmented Experience Pitch Night - NYC

For discounted tickets, email info@thevrara.com

Ticket page here 

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On February 7th, VentureOut, in cooperation with the NYC Media Lab will host the Augmented Experience Pitch Night, a night featuring some of the world's most promising startups and our panel of seasoned venture investors focused on innovations in New Media.

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

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

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Dec
15
9:00 AM09:00

Demo Day Breakfast & BlockchainMix: New Trends, Investment Opportunities

For free passes, email info@thevrara.com 

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Starta Accelerator together with V Startup Agency is excited to announce a Blockchain Conference and Demo Day Breakfastfor its fourth cohort companies!

Please join us on Friday, December 15th, to meet ten innovative startups from Europe, learn about Augmented Reality and Blockchain Technology. Meet industry experts from both VC and Crypto worlds who will share their thoughts on new investment opportunities and debate on much-talked-of ICO's vs VC funding.

More info here

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Nov
30
8:00 AM08:00

Exploring Future Reality - NYC

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Exploring Future Reality is NYC Media Lab's annual VR/AR/MR innovation event, bringing together industry experts and faculty researchers for a full day of lightning talks and presentations. This year’s event will include 20+ cutting-edge demos of the latest in virtual, augmented and mixed reality prototyping; interactive workshops exploring the potential for immersive media production; and pitches from fresh startups. Discussions will focus on the impact of VR/AR/MR on the media and technology industry, including best practices for storytelling, prototyping, and distribution. Speakers from UnityViacom NEXTThe Wall Street Journal, betaworksTime IncRYOTSuper VenturesNYCx and more. Event website here

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Nov
15
9:00 AM09:00

VRevolution - NYC

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

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

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Nov
7
to Nov 8

Digital Marketing World Forum Conference & Expo NYC #DMWF

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Javits Center, New York

1000+ Attendees, 3 Conference Streams, 50+ Exhibitors

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

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

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Oct
26
to Oct 28

NYVR Expo 2017 NYC

For free expo passes email info@thevrara.com 

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

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

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Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

VR/AR Association & ARNY NYC Event at Samsung - RSVP here

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Agenda:

  • Refreshments
  • Official opening
  • Group Announcements and Member Announcements including presentations from:
  • Demos
  • Networking 
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Oct
16
9:00 AM09:00

Virtual Reality 20/20 - NYC

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

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

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

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Sep
28
8:00 AM08:00

NYC Media Lab Summit 2017 - NYC

For discounted passes, email info@thevrara.com

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

Event website www.summit.nycmedialab.org

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Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

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

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

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

Panelists:

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

Thank you to our Event sponsors: 

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VRARA NYC Chapter Presents Narrative in VR: How to Create Compelling Stories with Virtual Reality
Sep
25
6:00 PM18:00

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

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OVERVIEW

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

Speakers

  • Brian Seth Hurst - a pioneering producer in the growing field of Immersive Storytelling. As Chief Storyteller and President at StoryTech Immersive, he drives the company’s mission to tell great stories that inspire, immerse and involve audiences. He mostly recently served as producer of ‘My Brother’s Keeper,’ a cinematic Virtual Reality narrative for PBS Digital Studios, which premiered on HTC Viveport at Sundance 2017 and was inspired by the PBS Civil War drama, ‘Mercy Street.’ It is the first live action VR film shot at 120 frames per second, and includes innovation such as 180 framing and Bokeh inside the sphere. It is the most widely distributed VR film to date. Brian also served, during the 2016 U.S. election season, as a producer on Showtime’s ‘The Circus 360 Experience,’ a companion piece to the network’s ‘The Circus – Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth.’
  • Raheel Khalid - the chief technology officer of Verizon envrmnt, the end-to-end studio VR/AR studio created by Verizon Labs. Raheel works with a team that combines world-class research and development in VR/AR from Verizon Labs with the production and creative capabilities of AOL, offering brands, agencies, and rights holders unique immersive solutions that engage audiences. As one of the leading inventors in the U.S., with more than 140 patents to his name, Raheel has helped develop technologies and workflows that enable richer, more compelling VR experiences. He is part of a team that was awarded a Clio award for its ‘Virtual Gridiron’ VR experience for the NFL. Other recent experiences include an AR experience from Time Inc., using the Sports Illustrated cover of Mount Everest. Raheel presented a breakthrough workflow using Verizon technology, Nvidia Cuda and Nvidia VRWorks, at the Nvidia GTC tomorrow, in San Jose, where he showcased Verizon envrmnt’s Project Drive, a virtual drive-in theater where viewers can collectively watch 2D videos and interact with each other in real-time, while being exposed to to in-scene advertising. 
  • Caitlin Burns - the founder and CEO of Caitlin Burns & Associates. She is one of the industry’s leading transmedia producers and thought leaders, and leads Caitlin Burns & Associates, a New York-based firm that develops multiplatform strategies for brands and story worlds. Caitlin serves as a delegate on the national board of the PGA New Media Council, and is currently vice chairperson of the PGA New Media Council. She is co-chair of the PGA Women’s Impact Network (WIN). Caitlin was previously a producer and executive editor with Starlight Runner Entertainment.
  • Lewis Smithingham - president and partner at 30 Ninjas, a leading VR production company. He serves as a VR director, VR cinematographer, and VR editor for projects that incorporate intricate VR techniques for live production, as well as post-production workflows. He has delivered experiences for leading brands and media firms, including Conde Nast Entertainment, Discovery Channel, USA Network, American Express, Samsung, Warner Brothers, Vice Magazine, and Glamour Magazine.

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

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Sep
22
10:00 AM10:00

VRARA Criminal Justice Committee Meeting - NYC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you to our event Sponsors:

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Aug
2
9:00 AM09:00

VR for Change Summit at the Games for Change Festival - NYC

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Discover how virtual technologies are advancing critical real-world causes in a day of talks, workshops, networking sessions, and demos at VR for Change Summit (August 2), which is part of the annual Games for Change Festival (July 31-August 1) in New York City.


Meet developers, storytellers, educators, and researchers using VR, AR and other immersive technologies in radical new ways. Speakers from the Festival’s include: Former US CTO Megan Smith gives a call to action to create VR for change. Planned Parenthood shares how VR revolutionizes the way people access reproductive healthcare. Former UN VR creator Gabo Arora sheds light on the history of visual media being used for empathy. The creators of the hit autobiographical game That Dragon, Cancer discuss VR’s potential to change hearts and minds. View the full schedule 

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Jul
18
to Jul 19

The New York Venture Summit VR/AR - NYC

For tickets up to 60% off, contact us info@thevrara.com 

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Whether you’re a startup seeking angel or venture funding, register today and/or apply to present at The New York Venture Summit, NY’s largest annual venture conference.  

Don’t miss connecting with more than 500 attendees, gaining insight from more than 50 VCs/Angels on interactive panels; hearing presentations by more than 50 Top Innovators.”

 

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