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

Why join VRARA Richmond?

With its ideal mid-atlantic location, close proximity to some of the greatest colleges and universities in the world, and a thriving business and tech scene, Richmond, VA is poised to continue rapidly growing and innovating with immersive tech over the coming years. The Richmond Chapter of the VR/AR Association is your RVA connection to the top global organization for thought leadership and industry access in the immersive space.

Educators, content creators, engineers, companies, and consumers are all welcome to join and participate in this professional organization, with the goals of fostering and promoting the growth of immersive technology in the greater Richmond area. The Richmond chapter will achieve this through research, written synthesis, and regularly scheduled chapter events that highlight speakers from the Richmond area and beyond.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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NEWS

THE TEAM

 Chapter President Edwin Huertas edwin@thevrara.com

Edwin Huertas currently serves as CEO of Shockoe, a Mobile Development & Consulting firm in Richmond, VA. Edwin is a hands-on executive officer known for strategic and focused approach, with extensive accolades for limiting risk, creating lean teams, and establishing creative strategies for optimizing internal operations, financial returns and external customer service. With a solid software engineering background and over 20 years of experience, Edwin has applied his extensive knowledge to a wide variety of industries, earning Shockoe the 499th position in the Inc 5000 list in 2017.

VP Dan Cotting

With over a decade of customer and user experience strategy under his belt, Dan Cotting is Shockoe’s Immersive Media Lead and resident “future-tech-crazy-person”. During grad school, Dan pursued a semester-long directed study on the strategic application of VR in enterprise, and he firmly believes that virtual and augmented reality will pave the way for an entirely new approach to business operations: improving the lives of both employees and consumers, while simultaneously increasing business efficiency and productivity. Dan holds an MS in Business with a concentration in Experience Design from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a BS in Hospitality Administration from Boston University.  

 

 

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.