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

WHY JOIN VRARA SEA?

The Seattle Chapter of the VR/AR Association, serves as one of the major beacons for innovative development in the re-emergence and paradigm-shifting world of Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality technologies. We already have a thriving base of hardware and software companies in our local VR/AR/MR community; but that is only a fraction of the potential that the second, third and even fourth wave of developers will have to offer when the masses adopt. Along with an ever-growing network of VRARA chapters, we look to educate and connect the global community to the learnings and unique possibilities we have now, and in the not too distant future.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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NEWS

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Recap of Microsoft Build

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

As a VRARA Member, you get discounts to the following:

THE TEAM

Chapter President: Nirav Desai nirav@thevrara.com

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Nirav S. Desai is a Chief Technologist in Booz Allen Hamilton’s Strategic Innovation Group where he leads the firm’s Immersive technology strategy and the firm's Seattle Innovation Hub. In these roles, he works with corporate innovation labs, government research centers, universities, and startup incubators and accelerators, to identify edge technologies that address challenging use-cases. Through partnership, custom development, and community engagement, he has helped migrate gaming experiences to the enterprise, from visualizing medical data in Mixed Reality to helping the undersea mission planning in VR.

Mr. Desai keeps on the cutting edge of technology through serving as a Startup Mentor for TechStars Seattle, a leading startup accelerator, and as an Innovation Co-Chair for the Pacific Northwest Economic Region, with a focus on helping states and municipalities embrace disruption and position for the future economy. He also has an Affiliate Associate Professor appointment with the University of Washington’s Department of Electrical Engineering.

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.