Bay Area: Join Us For Drinks and Discussion on Oct 19


The date is set for the next VR/AR association San Francisco event. We'll be taking over the event space at Runway Ventures in the Twitter building at 1355 Market. 

Our event partner is Lenovo, meaning we'll get a good look at lots of cool hardware. On the VR front, it's mastering high-octane PC rigs. On the AR front, it has a lot going on in mobile. 

Most notably, Lenovo is the hardware partner for Google Tango (formerly "Project Tango"). This is one of the most under-rated technologies that will shape AR and computer vision.

Meanwhile, Comcast Ventures' Michael Yang is making investments in VR/AR including NextVR, Meta and AltspaceVR. We'll hear about the critical trends and opportunities he's tracking.

We'll also feature Orange Silicon Valley as a mobile powerhouse and innovator. Altogether, a theme emerges that mobile is the "here and now" VR/AR opportunity.

We'll have hands-on demos, presentations & panels; as well as food & drink and a good crowd to mingle with. Register at the link below and let me know if you want to speak or sponsor. 

Meanwhile check out the video from our last event here and here, and the newly updated agenda. We hope to see you there.

Eventbrite - An Evening with the VR/AR Association and Lenovo

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