Message from the LA Chapter President:

Bright lights, big city… it’s no wonder why the Greater Los Angeles area is the home of all that is innovative and creative. With Hollywood in its backyard, LA is the meeting ground for original content, disruptive technology and experiential ideas.

The LA Chapter of the VR/AR Association is no different. Our chapter is a place for disruptive technology enthusiasts to join forces. As we enter this next phase of technology history, I am honored and humbled to serve as your leader in the LA Chapter. As an avid believer in both AR & VR and with your involvement, I look forward to aligning LA with the action and the definitive growth of VR & AR globally.

The entertainment and gaming industry have definitely used their imagination to give the public an introduction to VR/AR, but now as major developments are coming onto the scene and immersive experiences becoming more of a reality, I look forward to seeing what LA has to offer.

~ Josephine Munis




Feb 28th -  VRARA LA Chapter - The VR AR Mardi Gras Mixer!

March 10-19, 2017 -  VRARA LA Chapter member, Candy Lab, Inc. to headline SXSW Gaming Sponsorship and create PokemonGo! type AR game during the show.


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Feb 1 - Recap of VRARA LA Jan Event

Nov 23 - Recap of VRARA LA Nov Event


Josephine Munis, President, VRARA LA Chapter


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Josephine Munis is the Director of Marketing Strategy & Media Relations for Candy Lab, Inc., an LA Orange County based location-based AR company. She is an avid speaker on AR and leads discussions in what location-based is and how brands can use it to increase user-engagement and brand awareness. Prior to joining Candy Lab, she spent her career creating digital campaigns for companies industry leaders in the technology, healthcare and finance industry.


Doug Lorenzen, VP, VRARA LA Chapter

Doug has been responsible for the business development and financing of some of the largest EdTech and Nonprofit organizations in the world. As the cofounder of Open English, Doug helped the company organize and raise over $120M dollars, growing to 1,200 employees, as well as developing the Purpose Driven Network that influences over 400,000 pastors and churches worldwide. Doug has a passion for exponential technologies that can change lives and change the ways businesses evolve.  Achievements include: (1) Cofounder Open English, raising $120M with over 1,200 employees; (2) Founder of The Daniel Plan and Daily Hope, structured as non-profits and generating $40M currently in annual recurring revenue for charity; (3) Designed and launched the Roman Road Facebook pages which now boast 30,000,000 likes; (4) Has repeatedly built companies to profitability.

Natalie Cole


VRARA LA Chapter Marketing & Communications Manager


Andrew Couch 

Founder & CEO Candy Lab, Inc.

Board Advisor, VRARA LA Chapter




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Past Events

Jan 31, 2017 - First LA Chapter event of the year! Stay tuned for more details

Jan 24, 2017 - Los Angeles Chapter President, Josephine Munis to speak to brand leaders on the value of VR & AR at the Connected Marketer Summit in San Francisco. Learn more here.