AR Hackathon in Australia with Amazon and Think Digital!

Are you a University student or programmer eager to showcase your AR development skills? Apply now for the Think Digital Hackathon who has partnered with Amazon Web Services at Global Table to help us hack a solution that gives consumers more visibility over the provenance of their food. The team will work under the guidance of Tim Gentle on-board the Think Digital Coach, parked within the Innovation Precinct of Global Table. The goal is to create an immersive wearable experience that will provide key product information to consumers, such as nutrition, product info, where to buy and provenance. One lucky hacker will win a 1 month paid cadetship with Think Digital in Adelaide, including flights and accommodation.


A Leap Forward in the Asia Pacific Region for Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality

Augmented and virtual reality technologies in the Asia Pacific Region, particularly in third world countries, have been hardly welcomed by the locals due to the expensive costs of the headsets and limited number of local suppliers. 

Last May 30 to June 1, 2019, faculty members of De La Salle College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB), attended the Seoul VR/AR Conference to benchmark on the latest industry AR and VR trends. The faculty members who attended the conference were Rexcel Cariaga, Gerson Lopez, Patrick Astilla, Benjamin Marasigan Jr., Ma. Beatrice Lapa, and Johndale Julian Alfred. Mr. Cariaga and Mr. Lopez are from the Multimedia department of the said institution while Mr. Astilla and Mr. Marasigan are from the Animation department. Mrs. Lapa and Mr. Alfred, on the other hand, are from the Game Design and Development department. 

During the Seoul VR/AR conference, DLS-CSB faculty members met with Mr. Pradeep Khanna (VRARA Asia Executive Director - Sydney Chapter) and Mr. Sangku Lee (VRARA Chapter President - Korea ) to discuss future collaborations with universities and colleges in the Asia Pacific Region. By being the first university/college VRARA member in the Philippines, De La Salle - College of Saint Benilde hopes to revolutionize the use of AR and VR technologies in the country, specifically its use in training and education in third world countries.

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Get your Company Featured in our VR AR Ecosystem Reports

VRARA's 50+ Chapters are producing industry reports on the regional VR/AR ecosystems to promote companies and organizations involved with immersive technologies and media from NYC to Sydney, across the world.  The reports will be promoted by VRARA and our partners reaching potentially a 1M audience. 

Would you be interested to have your company featured in these report or sponsor the report? If yes, then let us know at 

Each report will specifically highlight the following:

  • Size of the local ecosystem market

  • Number of relevant companies in the ecosystem

  • List of companies and company info (size: number of employees, revenue; vertical, customers)

  • Reasons why company is based in the local ecosystem

  • Needs and hopes from and for the ecosystem

If you have any questions or are interested in being featured or sponsor, please reply to this email or email

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VRARA Sydney Chapter powers ahead VR/AR in Education

Join our Education Committee here

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The VR AR Association Sydney Chapter powers ahead in building a huge community focused on VR AR XR in education. We presented a full house recently at the third event focused on VR AR XR in education training - the third event was on VR AR XR in Schools and followed the VR AR XR event in higher education. The fourth event in this series is on VR AR XR in stem planned for Aug 2018. 

Many thanks to Erica Southgate Brett Heil Bronwyn Moreton Danielle Cavill Kingston Lee-Young Marc Charette Kim Lykissas carlos dominguez James MacDiarmid Rajesh Kumar Puya Abolfathi for some great sessions. Thanks also to Joachim Cohen for his active participation,  Ric Holland for great photos, Gabrielle Weerasinghe for being a great host. 

Join our Education Committee here