WELCOME TO THE VANCOUVER CHAPTER OF THE GLOBAL ASSOCIATION FOR VR/AR & MIXED REALITY


WHY JOIN VRARA VANCOUVER?

Vancouver is a national & international hub for technology, the VRARA Vancouver chapter represents the coming-together of brilliant minds across the VR/AR/MR ecosystem, from original content creators & creative distributors to innovative hardware companies and ambitious researchers. Also, VRARA Vancouver works across the globe with other VRARA chapters, giving you world-wide reach and potential. 


As leaders in the VR/AR & Mixed Reality at Archiact it’s important to continue to build the ecosystem and advance the technology along, especially in our own community. We’re at a time where education and discovery is crucial of what this technology can achieve and how it can help companies to develop their strategic thinking to roadmap their future. I’m excited to help lead this initiative in Vancouver and bringing together people from different industries to understand the power of immersive technology.
— Vancouver Chapter President Message
We’re excited to be part of VRARA and be in a position to make an impact in the VR community in Vancouver. Our opportunity with VRARA has given us access to it’s expanding network that helped us excel and break through into the global market. We continue to look forward in working with VRARA members as we venture into this new wealth of opportunity.
— LNG Studios

NETWORK

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

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. 


FOLLOW US


 

FEATURED VANCOUVER MEMBERS



COMMUNITY PARTNERS



UPCOMING EVENTS


Thursday, August 24- VR/AR Association Summer Mixer at Cactus Club Coal Harbour (Members and Partners) 

Tuesday, August 29- VR/AR Association & Brainstation Presents: VR/AR Vancouver | A Panel Discussion On Virtual Reality (Members get 40% off, contact for code)

November - Vancouver UX Awards - 6:00pm  - 11:00pm, The Imperial | 319 Main Street


OFFICE LOCATION

Vancouver BC, Canada


THE TEAM

 

Dan BurgarPresident

Email: dan.burgar@archiactvr.com

Dan Burgar is the Director of Business Development and Partnerships at Archiact, North America's fastest growing and largest dedicated VR/MR content & strategy studio. Dan's an evangelist for VR/AR and MR technologies and his mission has been to continually advancing immersive technology as a productive tool that can change the world. His focus is educating and strategizing with Fortune 500 brands to help them roadmap for the future.

Tony Bevilacqua, Director

Founder and CEO at CognitiveVR

Leon Ng, Director

Founder at LNG Studios

Peter Luong, Director

Co-Founder, Pacific Blue VR 

Anne-Marie Enns, Director

Event Producer at Archiact

Charles Lavigne, Director 

Co-Founder and Chief Llama at LlamaZoo

Nancy Mott, Board Advisor

Executive Director, Digital Entertainment and Interactive - Strategic Initiatives and Sector Development at Vancouver Economic Commission

Alex Chuang, Board Advisor

Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer at Launch Academy

Ken Ha, Creative Director

Laura Ryu, Marketing & Communications Manager


NEWS

See daily updates on our Chapter Twitter or Facebook

June 13, 2017- VRARA Vancouver Spotlight: Miguel Testa of PanoRabbit

March 16, 2017- Chapter President Dan Burgar featured in BetaKit

March 9, 2017- Chapter President Dan Burgar featured in The Georgia Straight

March 1, 2017- Recap of Vancouver Chapter event VR/MR Beyond Gaming at the Telus Garden

Feb 1, 2017- The VR/AR Association (The VRARA) is pleased to announce that the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has become its newest member through the Vancouver chapter

Jan 31, 2017- President Dan Burgar featured in this week's Business In Vancouver publication discussing Vancouver as a Global VR/MR hub

Jan 10, 2017- President Dan Burgar on Business In Vancouver Roundhouse Radio show 

Dec 28, 2016- December Recap for the VRARA Vancouver

Dec 22, 2016- Everything VR & AR Podcast Interview with Charles Lavigne CEO of LlamaZoo, VR/AR Association Vancouver Member & Board Director

Nov 24, 2016- The Vancouver Chapter will be in San Francisco Dec 6-9 for VRX

Nov 21, 2016- Official Release of Vancouver Launch 

Nov 18, 2016- Announcement of Vancouver Chapter launch event

Nov 16, 2016- Everything VR & AR Podcast Interview with Kharis O'Connell from member Archiact VR

PAST EVENTS

June 1, 2017- VRARA Vancouver at AWE2017 & AWE VRARA VIP Dinner

May 5, 2017- CVR / CVR After Party

Feb 23, 2017- VR/AR Beyond Gaming Chapter Event

Dec 13, 2016 - VR/AR Association Vancouver Visits Canuck Place Children's Hospice, VR for Kids

Dec 8 - 10 - Cascadia VR - VR/AR Association Pacific Roadshow (Seattle, Portland & San Francisco)

Dec 5, 2016 - VR/AR Association Vancouver Launch: VR/AR/MR The Future of Computing Photos