Agenda and Speakers Announced for VRARA SF Year-end Event

VRARA members can attend free. Register here.

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It's been an unreal year for AR & VR in the Bay Area and beyond!

Let's celebrate this victory with one last ecosystem event before the new year. We will be welcoming members of the VRARA Association as well as anyone interested in networking with the local AR and VR community of the Bay Area. Join us on December 18 to celebrate a night at the Unreal Garden, an immersive mixed reality experience where art comes to life all around you. Learn more details about the Unreal Garden here.

Event Details

  • The event is free for VRARA members. Register here.

  • We're also extending an offer to members to bring a +1 for free

  • Networking, food and panel discussion included

  • All attendees receive an ARtillry Intelligence report ($499 value)

  • There is a Hololens experience ($25 extra), $10-off the regular price

  • Prepay and book your time slot for the garden experience here

  • We're also looking for sponsors. Please contact us if you're interested!

Evening Agenda

  • 6-7pm: Welcome, networking 

  • 7-8pm: Presentations and panel discussion (see below)

  • 8-9:30: Networking, meet the speakers 


Event Sponsor

Food & Drink sponsored by Enklu


Enklu is a cloud platform for immersive augmented reality for location-based entertainment.  We provide venues with a "just works" solution for deploying and operating compelling first person narratives in AR headsets with stunning visuals and captivating interactivity.  Enklu created the first wave of immersive AR experiences for brands like Mercedes-Benz, and we recently launched our flagship installation "The Unreal Garden" in partnership with Onedome in the heart of San Francisco.  Enklu was founded in 2016 by games industry studio executives in Alameda California to empower artists to blur the lines between physical and digital reality.

Event sponsorship is available, inquire with us at

VRARA members can attend free. Register here.

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.