VR/AR Association (VRARA) is the global industry association for VR and AR, connecting major industries with the best of the best in the fields of AR/VR.  The Washington DC chapter of VRARA aims to harness the DMV’s unique power and influence to propagate these technologies across all industries, promote the best use cases and progress our community’s awareness and connectivity within the VR/AR industry. VRARA Washington DC connects the DMV to the top global organization for thought leadership and industry access in this immersive and rapidly developing space.



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 Chapter President Tyler Gates tyler@thevrara.com

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Tyler is the Managing Principal at Brightline Interactive and a visionary for the applications of VR/AR technology for enterprise and branding solutions. Over the past several years, Tyler evolved Brightline's interactive digital marketing competency by transforming client needs into tangible concepts and ideas through the use of VR/AR technology. He has adapted Brightline’s highly immersive and interactive VR solutions to create projects for customers ranging from training and simulations for government agencies to virtual autographs for major sporting facilities. Recently winning a Davey award for their AR activation for Suicide Squad at Comic Con, Brightline has quickly been gaining national acknowledgement of being a top producer of end-to-end ideation, development and installation of VR/AR technology.       


 VP Sophia Moshasha sophia@thevrara.com

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Sophia is an experienced marketing, PR and event professional who specializes in engaging businesses and consumers. She currently directs marketing and PR efforts for Brightline Interactive, a creative technology company that produces custom virtual and augmented reality experiences for brands and agencies. She is also the VP of the VR/AR Association (VRARA), DC Chapter. Sophia focuses on promoting the growth of VR and AR technology through hosting events and forums, securing partnerships and speaking opportunities at industry and community conferences, thought leadership articles and whitepapers, and other publicity mediums. 

Olivier Lefèvre, VR Media Director

Olivier Lefèvre is a french-american filmmaker who started directing TV commercials in Paris at the age of 21. After dozens of commercials, a few documentaries and short films, he launched a web tv in Morocco and produced different web series, web doks and other web content for brands or for art. Now living in D.C. discovering the potential of VR, he started directing VR experiences for a variety of corporate and government clients.


 Strategic Advisory Council

Pete Nellius, Creative Technologist, AKQA

Jason Zuccari, VP External Relations, Hamilton Insurance Group



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


Work with innovators in the VR/AR ecosystem across all verticals, from original content creators to innovative hardware companies.


Gain unlimited, exclusive access to VRARA research and publications, or, when applicable, receive discounts to third-party reports.