WELCOME TO THE HOUSTON CHAPTER OF THE GLOBAL ASSOCIATION FOR VR AND AR

WHY JOIN VRARA HOUSTON

Houston is an international center for technology, and the VRARA Houston chapter represents the re-imagination of how we create, educate, and work using VR and AR. Also, VRARA Houston works across the globe with other VRARA chapters, giving you world-wide reach and potential. 

As the 4th largest city in the United States, Houston is a melting pot of culture, talent, and innovation well known for our Energy, Healthcare, Manufacturing and Technology industries.  Also called The City With No Limits,  Houston is full of opportunities to apply VR/AR technologies in all of these industries as well as the burgeoning digital entertainment and gaming industry.  

The mission of the Houston Chapter of the VR/AR Association is to build a community of businesses and individuals who embrace this technology’s potential to solve challenges in business, education and community.  By creating and supporting this community we hope to help our members create new ideas, new businesses, new products, and new applications of VR/AR that will inform, entertain, and make work and life better.  

We invite you to attend our events and join our chapter.  

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

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NEWS

FEATURED MEMBERS

THE TEAM

Chad Modad, Chapter President chad@thevrara.com 

Chad is a technology executive and entrepreneur with a background in software systems (embedded, real-time, OS, mobile, and web), product development, and building businesses with a career that spans 25 years in a diverse set of industries (human space flight, telecommunications, defense, oil and gas, computer manufacturing, management consulting, and automation systems).  Chad got his start in VR as far back as 1991 as part of a NASA project to better train astronauts and then later as part of the University of Houston’s Research Park developing VR applications.  Today Chad is the Chief Innovation Officer for a Digital Agency that focuses on the application of technology in the framework of Human Centric Design to help industrial companies on their Digital Transformation journey.  Chad is also an active member of the Houston VR Meetup Group and founded one of Houston’s first VR Arcades, Omniverse VR.  Chad has a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Houston, and an MBA from Rice University.  Chad enjoys good food and plays bad golf.

Jonathan Banks 
Advisor, Houston

Jonathan Banks is a technology explorer and entrepreneur who’s focus spans many fields ranging from network engineering to digital marketing. With a background in mathematics, design, and science his fascination with the human imagination has set him on a course straight towards virtual and augmented reality development. Jonathan has already started promoting the potentials that VR and AR will have for the world through VR and 360 productions through his newly formed company, Activate Your Mind VR.

 

NETWORK

Connect and build strong relationships with key players in the VR/AR ecosystem through VRARA or partner-hosted events.

COLLABORATE 

Work with innovators in the VR/AR ecosystem across all verticals, from original content creators to innovative hardware companies.

RESEARCH

Gain unlimited, exclusive access to VRARA research and publications, or, when applicable, receive discounts to third-party reports.