Bay Area: Join Us at The Confluence Summit (10/27)

VRARA Members, contact us for a discount code

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We're living in a period of technological convergence. And those converging factors notably include immersive technologies like VR and AR. 

With that backdrop, Winston Baker will host the Confluence Summit, happening October 27, in Menlo Park, CA and featuring speakers like YouTube founder Steve Chen. 

VR/AR Association, SF has partnered with the conference, meaning we have discount codes for members to save 30% on registration (contact us).

The conference program is here and you can register here. We hope to see you at the show. 

More from the conference organizers

Since the earliest days of cinema and television, creative storytelling and technology have worked hand in hand to entertain audiences in new and exciting ways. One of the world’s greatest innovators of all time, Thomas Edison invented many devices that greatly influenced the world beyond the light bulb - for instance, the phonograph and the motion picture camera.

In more recent years, the era of VOD and digital distribution have profoundly affected the way in which the content business works. And now, with the proliferation of immersive experiences, both technology and entertainment sectors have a new set of opportunities and challenges to face.

What will the future hold for storytelling on new mediums? How will content be made, accessed and distributed? What devices will consumers adapt to?

As the forces of technology and entertainment continue to both disrupt and influence one another in this ever changing media landscape, how can tech developers and content creators combine efforts to take our generation’s innovative revolution even further? We hope to discover the answers at The Confluence Summit

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Mike Boland

Michael Boland is Chief Analyst and VP of Content for BIA/Kelsey, covering online and mobile media. Mike is a frequent speaker at top industry conferences such as BIA/Kelsey events, Search Engine Strategies, ad:tech, and WHERE 2.0. He has authored in-depth reports on the changing local media landscape including online video, social networking and mobile. He contributes regularly to highly read online news sources such as Business Insider and the Huffington Post. A trusted source for reporters covering the interactive media space, his comments have appeared in major news and trade media, including the Wall Street Journal, Fortune and Forbes. Previously he was a San Francisco-based freelance writer for business and technology magazines, such as Red Herring, Business 2.0, and Mobile Magazine. Mike began his career in business analysis and journalism as a staff reporter for Forbes magazine, where he covered tech & media.