Nov
12
to Nov 15

VRST 2019 - Sydney

VRARA members get discounts.

Contact Pradeep Khanna at pradeepk@thevrara.com

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The 25th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST) is the premier international conference you do not want to miss. VRST 2019 offers the latest in research and techniques from leading academics in the augmented, virtual and mixed reality fields.

For the first time in its history, VRST will be held in Australia by Western Sydney University. With its picturesque harbour, iconic beaches and cosmopolitan city centre, Sydney is the ultimate setting to enjoy a world class conference and once in a lifetime travel experiences.

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VR Days Europe - Amsterdam
Nov
13
to Nov 15

VR Days Europe - Amsterdam

VRARA Members get discounts, email netherlands@thevrara.com for your code!

Event website vrdays.co

VR Days Europe is a 3-day conference and exhibition on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality content, creativity and innovation. Expect a compelling range of keynotes, expert sessions, workshops and seminars with 140+ expert speakers from the worlds of business, tech, science and the arts.

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Franchise Expo19 Frankfurt
Nov
14
to Nov 16

Franchise Expo19 Frankfurt

  • Frankfurt Exhibition Center, Hall 9.0 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

VRARA Members 20% off raw exhibition space and free tickets to attend. Email germany@thevrara.com for more info

The only German franchise expo: FEX19 is the place to be for people who want start their own business, who are interested in franchising, and for companies that want to expand via franchising. Visitors will be able to meet more than one hundred exhibitors from Germany, the US and other countries, as well as a mix of established and new franchise brands, at all levels of investment.

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2018 was the premier, 2019 will be even bigger: the Franchise Expo Frankfurt (FEX) received a very warm welcome from the international and national franchise community in its first year. Now growth will be at the strategic center of the organizers, US based franchise event expert MFV Expositions and the German Franchise Association. Both parties agreed on a continued partnership for the FEX in 2019.

140 brands, ranging from well-known trademarks to a multitude of newcomers, used the FEX18 to present themselves to a very interested audience. Gratifying result for the organizer: the expo was so well received that half of the exhibition space for 2019 already sold during the FEX18. The 2019 exhibitor list includes Tank & Rast Gruppe, Town & Country Haus, Subway, ReMax, Nordsee, Burgerista, Coffee Fellows, Das Futterhaus, Dogstyler, Injoy, and Holocafé – just to name a few. A current exhibitor list can be found at www.franchiseexpofrankfurt.com/en at any time.

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SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 - Brisbane, Australia
Nov
17
to Nov 20

SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 - Brisbane, Australia

SIGGRAPH Asia 2019, the region’s largest computer graphics and interactive techniques event will be taking place this 17 – 20 November at BCEC, Brisbane, Australia.

VRARA members have a 10% discount off the ticket prices. Please contact Pradeep Khanna pradeep@thevrara.com for promo code.

Check out the programs at-a-glance here, and find the pass type that best suits your schedule and budget.

In addition to the event’s 3 keynote speakers, here’s a sneak peek of the invited talks (with many more to come!):

·        Computer Animation Festival – Panel & Productions Talk by Elliot Newman (VFX Supervisor, MPC) on Lion King

·        Featured Sessions Talk: In Conversation with Animal Logic's Co-Founder and CEO, Zareh Nalbandianby Zareh Nalbandian

·        Featured Sessions Talk on Disney’s Pixar Animation Studios’ latest original feature titled “Onward”

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AR/VR in Design, Architecture, Real Estate + The State of XR Investment hosted by Unit9 and Poplar - London
Nov
19
6:30 PM18:30

AR/VR in Design, Architecture, Real Estate + The State of XR Investment hosted by Unit9 and Poplar - London

RSVP here

The VR/AR Association London is hosting a special two-panel event on AR/VR in design, architecture and real estate, plus investment in XR.

Co-hosted with Unit9 and Poplar

The VR/AR Association London is excited to be hosting a new event, this time focusing on the use of AR and VR in design, architecture and real estate. We will hear from top agency Unit9 on their latest VR design tool, Darabase on the way they offer to monetise virtual real estate assets, and from Pauley on their pioneering use of AR for Crossrail London.

And it's a double bill! We'll also be covering the state of XR investment. After the initial hype in 2016-17, overall VC appetite for VR/AR has cooled significantly in 2018-2019. With the arrival of 5G, new VR/AR headsets coming to the consumer market and early signs of immersive success in the Enterprise, does this mean better times ahead for founders of AR/VR startups looking to raise money? We invited VC and angel investors to share with the audience their first-hand experiences of the investment landscape through 2020. Where is the money and what opportunities are they looking for?

Agenda:

  • 6:30pm - 7:00pm: Networking drinks

  • 7:00pm - 7:30pm: Panel on AR and VR in design, architecture and real estate (with Dominic Collins from Darabase, Yates Buckley from Unit 9 and Sharon Huckstep from Pauley)

  • 7:30pm - 8:00pm: Panel on XR investment (with David Haynes from HTC ViveX, Nigel Morris from QED Investors and ex-CSO/CIO of Dentsu Aegis and Kieran Hill from Ascension Ventures)

  • 8:00pm - 8:30pm: Networking drinks

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RSVP for "Key Steps to Driving ROI​ in Your Next AR Project", a live webinar with Scope AR
Nov
20
1:00 PM13:00

RSVP for "Key Steps to Driving ROI​ in Your Next AR Project", a live webinar with Scope AR

This Live Webinar with Scope AR is Nov 20th at 10am PST / 1pm EST
RSVP by clicking “Attend” below

Scope AR is a global leader in developing augmented reality solutions and products for industrial clients focused around field maintenance, manufacturing, and training. As the pioneer of utilizing AR for industry support and training, Scope AR are partners with technology leaders such as Google and Microsoft. Customers include Lockheed Martin, Unilever, Toyota, P&G, Siemens.

Learn more about Scope AR: www.scopear.com

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Circuit Stream's Live Online Classes to teach you Unity and VR/AR Development
Nov
28
to Feb 5

Circuit Stream's Live Online Classes to teach you Unity and VR/AR Development

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Circuit Stream is the leading education and training provider of virtual and augmented reality development with Unity.

Our 10-week course features part-time weekly classes and 1:1 sessions designed to teach you Unity and XR development. After 10 weeks, you’ll have an XR prototype and the expertise to publish professional virtual and augmented reality apps.

This is a beginner-friendly course for new XR creators, no experience required.

Whether you’re upgrading your skills or building an XR app for work or yourself, our project-based course finishes with a working prototype ready for publication.

  • Create your own XR application using Unity.

  • Build the latest skills recognized by the XR industry.

  • Develop your idea into a prototype over 10 weeks ready to share with the world.

  • Receive a certificate in XR Development with Unity and access to the Circuit Stream network of instructors and partners.

  • Payment plans available.

Download our syllabus for full course information.

VRARA members receive 20% off tuition.  Email info@thevrara.com for your code. 

 

November 28 – February 5 | Tuesdays and Thursdays

Class time options: 10:00 – 11:30am PT | 6:30 – 8:00pm PT | 6:30 – 8:00pm ET

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I/ITSEC 2019 - Orlando
Dec
2
to Dec 6

I/ITSEC 2019 - Orlando

The VR/AR Association has a unique partnership with I/ITSEC, the world's largest modeling, simulation and training conference. VRARA has set up excellent opportunities for their members who are interested in getting more involved in the government/military sector. Please see the information below with a description on how you can get involved.

Reserve Your Space at the VRARA Pavilion

The VR/AR Association has negotiated a discounted space for companies that don't traditionally do work with the government. If you have a solution that addresses training and simulation within the warfighting, first responder, emergency management, or healthcare sector, this is the conference for you! Join other VRARA members as we culminate to showcase the breadth of our work. If you are interested in learning more about securing booth space at the conference, please contact orlando@thevrara.com

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Dec
4
8:30 PM20:30

New England Venture Summit

VRARA members, contact us for a discount code

A highly productive venture conference, The New England Venture Summit is dedicated to showcasing leading VCs, Corporate VCs and angel investors committed to funding venture backed, emerging and early stage companies.

Meet, interact and network with more than 800 VCs, Corporate VCs, angel investors, investment bankers and founders of venture backed, emerging and early stage companies at the prestigious New England Venture Summit being held on December 4th 2019 at The Hilton, Dedham, MA.

Whether you’re a startup seeking capital and exposure, or an investor seeking new deals, The New England Venture Summit presented by youngStartup Ventures - is the event of the year you won’t want to miss.

Register and find out more info here.

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Dec
12
to Dec 13

VRX 2019

VRARA Members get discounts on tickets. Email info@thevrara.com for your code!

With an agenda delivering 30+ case studies representing 10+ verticals (including oil and gas, aerospace, travel, retail, healthcare, manufacturing, gaming, AEC, location-based entertainment and many more), find out how the world’s largest brands are successfully transforming their businesses, and leave with a clear cut plan for delivering ROI in the year ahead.

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VRARA event with StoryUp, HarvinAR, Sentiar, ShowMeVirtual - St. Louis
Dec
12
6:30 PM18:30

VRARA event with StoryUp, HarvinAR, Sentiar, ShowMeVirtual - St. Louis

Email stlouis@thevrara.com to RSVP

Our event will re-introduce the VRARA to the community and map out what's ahead for the group at Venture Cafe, a startup and investment hub in STL. We'll promote the top XR companies in the region (you!), answer questions, and give demos to the crowd.

A quick round-up of confirmed people & companies:

  • Sarah Hill is founder & CEO at StoryUp, makers of Healium, guided meditation experiences in XR with biofeedback

  • Don Harvin Jr. is co-founder of HarvinAR, a firm focused on the industrial design and manufacturing space

  • Michael Southworth is CTO & co-founder at Sentiar, who are bringing AR to surgical teams

  • Ian Renz is founder of ShowMeVirtual, a full-service immersive media agency

  • 1-2 more TBD

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Aurea Awards
Jan
15
to Jan 16

Aurea Awards

VRARA Members get 15% off tickets to attend

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The 2nd AUREA Award will once again honour the best products and experiences in AR and VR Entertainment – a booming sector that is revolutionising entertainment, as we know it. The finalist of all entries (DEADLINE 01.11.19), will be invited to pitch the All-Star jury live at an exclusive VIP gathering in Southern Germany. Be part of an event that brings together global technology and entertainment leaders to celebrate state-of-the-art entertainment technology. More information can be found here.


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Feb
1
to Feb 6

Spie AR | VR | MR (SF)

Members, contact us for a discount code to attend.

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Join us at the third annual AR, VR, MR Conference, featuring must-see presentations and demonstrations from the biggest names in consumer electronics and up-and-coming XR companies.

This three-day event includes a new technical program, invited industry talks, panel discussion, a student Optical Design Challenge, courses, headset demonstrations, and the opportunity to network with leading companies and thought leaders.

Register or find out more here.

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The 43rd Annual Training 2020 Conference Expo hosted by the Training Magazine. VR/AR Pantry developed in partnership with VRARA  - Orlando
Feb
24
to Feb 26

The 43rd Annual Training 2020 Conference Expo hosted by the Training Magazine. VR/AR Pantry developed in partnership with VRARA - Orlando

Register here

VRARA Members get $250 discount, email info@thevrara.com for your code

The full retail price for the 3-Day Conference & Expo is $1,695

The training industry's leading professional development event, is produced by Training magazine, and Lakewood Media Group. For more than 40 years, the annual Training Conference has given attendees the very best in skill-building content, covering train-the-trainer essentials (design, development, delivery, management, evaluation and measurement), behavioral analytics, digital learning, emerging technologies, and more. Co-located with the Training Conference are the pre-conference Learning Leaders Summit and the post-conference Innovations in Training field trip event.

Training 2020 has the suppliers to meet your needs. Browse top training products and services from our helpful exhibitors, stop by the Training Technology Test Kitchen, visit the Expo Stage, reserve a spot of the Verizon 5G Experience Bus, and shop at the Conference Bookstore.

VR/AR Pantry

Check out the VR/AR Pantry, developed in partnership with the VR/AR Association. Get hands-on with the latest in virtual and augmented reality! Various companies and technologies will be featured, including demos from Pixvana, Avatar Partners, DiSTI, Altoura.

Immersive Training with VR/AR Track

Explore case studies in virtual and augmented reality, featuring members of the VR/AR Association with track host Jeff Meador, Co-Chair of VRARA’s Training Committee, immersive reality expert and founder of JMXR. Learn how these companies leverage immersive training to improve their employee development programs. And explore the business goals behind their training decisions, how they were achieved, how to foster internal support, about curriculum design, and how they measure results.  See sessions: 104, 504, 604, 704

Register here

VRARA Members get $250 discount, email info@thevrara.com for your code

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RSVP for XR in Theatre: Immersing New Audiences
Nov
6
7:00 PM19:00

RSVP for XR in Theatre: Immersing New Audiences

More info and RSVP here

VR/AR ASSOCIATION NYC CHAPTER PRESENTS: XR IN THEATRE: IMMERSING NEW AUDIENCES

Hosted by Alley, Powered by Verizon
119 West 24th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues), 2nd Floor New York, NY

OVERVIEW

The past five years have seen groundbreaking production of theatre and opera that have integrated augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) – or, as the industry term refers to all types of immersive technology, XR – to develop new kinds of live and virtual experiences. The Welsh National Opera, in 2017, combined ‘The Magic Flute’ and ‘Madam Butterfly’ for ‘Magic Butterfly,’ an experience that used Google Daydream VR to demystify opera for audiences, in a new venue. Commonwealth Shakespeare Company produced ‘Hamlet 360: Thy Father’s Spirit’ in the past year, working with Google’s AR/VR Lens team to create five 7-minute acts in VR. 

Yet, some of the boldest work in XR for theatre is not surprisingly being produced in New York. In this event, sponsored by the VR AR Association New York Chapter and Verizon’s 5G Lab, some of the leading practitioners of XR in the theatre world will talk about their work and their platform and technology choices, as well as how to shape narratives for interactive audiences in real-time experiences. A panel discussion will convene after four separate presentations; VR and AR demonstrations will precede and proceed the main event. As special additions to the event, a representative from Verizon’s 5G Lab will discuss the company’s progress in lighting 5G venues and the company’s 5G storytelling initiative, and a representative of award-winning XR production firm Felix & Paul Studios will demonstrate some of their recent work.

SPEAKERS

Kiira Benzing, Brandon Powers, Maciej Wisniewski, David Rodriguez 

Moderated by Chris Pfaff

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VR/AR Executive Dinner - Lisbon
Nov
5
8:30 PM20:30

VR/AR Executive Dinner - Lisbon

More info and RSVP here

The VR/AR Association Portugal will be hosting an executive dinner event on November 5th, during the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal.

The VR/AR community attending Web Summit will gather for drinks & dinner at a VIP restaurant for our executive dinner event. Come and join industry thinkers, C-level executives, investors and startups to explore ways to collaborate and network.


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GCC eHealth Workforce Development Conference (eHWDC 2019) - Dubai
Nov
2
to Nov 3

GCC eHealth Workforce Development Conference (eHWDC 2019) - Dubai

Register today and get a special 25% off to VRARA members, email info@thevrara.com for your code!

GCC eHealth Workforce Development Conference is designed to promote the importance of developing a regional framework for eHealth workforce development. It will highlight what has been achieved so far in the Gulf region, sharing best practices from the successes and insights into overcoming the challenges. The vision driving this initiative is the desire for a sustainable digital healthcare ecosystem supported by a skilled and empowered local eHealth workforce within GCC countries.

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Oct
28
8:00 AM08:00

XR InLearning - Boston

VRARA Members get discounts, email info@thevrara.com for your code!

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On October 28th, the third annual XR InLearning Global Summit will bring together leaders spearheading immersive transformation initiatives in their organizations to share their real world best practices of XR in Learning adoption from first step towards successful ROI (evangelize, educate, pilot, fund, scale). Reserve your seat to join +300 leaders from the world’s biggest corporations and speakers including PTC, Magic Leap, Microsoft, HTC, Fidelity Investment, Verizon and many more. With this year’s exhibitor space and innovators playground we are aiming to bring the enterprise, the XR stakeholders and startups in one learning focused XR event. XR in Learning is offering an exclusive [25% discount] to VRARA members for ticket and exhibiting opportunities.

At this event, you will also find out which XR applications and teams are the best-of-the-best in learning and workforce training with the XR in Learning Awards. Learn more and submit a nomination. (Deadline: October 4th) If you have any questions, please contact the organization committee.

We encourage VRARA members to join this XR in Learning focused event in Boston before VRARA Global Summit in Vancouver!

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2019 Fall State of The AR Cloud Symposium and Showcase
Oct
16
12:00 PM12:00

2019 Fall State of The AR Cloud Symposium and Showcase

VRARA Members can contact germany@thevrara.com for an extra 15€ discount

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OARC is proud to invite all those interested in learning the latest insights about AR Cloud technology and to experience the state of the art at Telekom Lounge in the Allianz Arena on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.

OARC is proud to invite all those interested in learning the latest insights about AR Cloud technology and to experience the state of the art at Telekom Lounge in the Allianz Arena on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.

At this important, half-day event, Open AR Cloud (OARC) will present the updates of their work and celebrate its 1 year anniversary. Leading AR Cloud technology providers will also be showcasing and demonstrating some of their latest breakthroughs.

Following the Symposium and Showcase, all registered attendees are invited to join their colleagues for an evening of refreshments and fun.

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FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINÉMA (FNC) - Montreal
Oct
14
to Oct 18

FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINÉMA (FNC) - Montreal

For discounts, email info@thevrara.com

For event website see here

DISCOUNTS for VRARA Members:

Password Forum day: $ 50 instead of $ 75

Password Forum 3 days: $ 100 instead of $ 200

THINK-TANK: CREATING A SUSTAINABLE VR ECOSYSTEM, FROM IDEAS TO ACCESS

Throughout the day, VR experts reflect on the state and future strategies of the medium. The aim is to identify challenges and find solutions for an overall VR ecosystem through discussions, prototypes, production, financing, distribution, and presentation of VR works. The conclusions will be published.

XR PITCHING SESSIONS

The perfect opportunity for creators and producers from here and abroad to present their project to a jury of experts.

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Oct
14
to Oct 15

XRDC

VRARA Members, contact us for a discount code to attend

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XRDC brings together the entire AR, VR, & MR ecosystem to drive innovation, share best practices, identify opportunities, and push the market forward. Join attendees from the leading VR and AR platforms, content creators for all types of immersive experiences, leading brands across industries, and technology companies for unrivaled networking and access to the latest innovations.

Register here

Who Attends

— VR & AR Platforms – Apple, DAQRI, Google, Viveport, Intel, Magic Leap, Microsoft, Oculus, Playstation, Samsung
— Innovative Industries – Aerospace, Automotive, Education, Healthcare, Industrial Design, Insurance, Retail, Training, Travel
— Content Creators – Game Developers, Film & Transmedia Studios, Advertising & Brand Agencies, Content Platforms/Distributors, Startups
— Consumer Brands – Airbnb, Amazon, Capital One, ESPN, Honda, Hulu, Lowe’s, Nike, Shopify, State Farm, Tesla
— Tools & Technologies – 3D Engines, HMDs, Eye Tracking, Haptics, Peripherals, Processors, Startups
— Press & Analysts – Game, VR/AR, technology, and mainstream outlets
— VCs & Investors

Job Focus of Past Attendees

Business – 30%
Programming – 26%
Design – 24%
Production – 17%
Visual Arts – 11%
Audio – 3%

Company Focus of Past Attendees

Games
Entertainment
Tools Software
Education & Training
Hardware
Retail & Commercial
Industrial & Product Design
Medical & Healthcare
Advertising
Funding & VC

Register here (VRARA Members, contact us for a discount code to attend)

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LearNext.Space Kongress
Oct
8
to Oct 9

LearNext.Space Kongress

  • Deutsche Messe Technology Academy GmbH (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Event is hosted in German and members receive a 25% discount to attend and exhibit

Top speakers from the field will answer how "immersive media (VR / AR / MR)" is changing learning and the workplace of the future. They will be presenting solutions that have already been implemented and point to where the journey continues. Hence, the motto "Next Level of Corporate Learning" of LearNext 2019 was defined to reflect the hitherto impossible implementations of learning and work processes with Virtual Reality (VR) / Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR).

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#Newwork

Workplace 4.0 and Industry 4.0

VR / AR and MR are entering the work processes of the future. Whether in the joint planning process of factories or machines to production, maintenance and support – a sea of possibilities exist via immersive technologies, and so intelligent concepts and solutions are required. With he link to IoT and AI, a holistic opportunity process must be taken into account and a multi-stakeholded approach adopted. The new technology will sustainably shape and change the workplace of the future and the LearNext 2019 will show you how.

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VRARA Orange County Chapter Event at Orange Coast College with Infinadeck
Oct
7
4:00 PM16:00

VRARA Orange County Chapter Event at Orange Coast College with Infinadeck

RSVP here

The VR AR Association (VRARA) Orange County Chapter meeting will bring together education practitioners and industry experts in VR and AR from Orange County, CA. Participants will have the opportunity to view the new VR/AR lab at Orange Coast College (OCC) and hear about the region's first Immersive Media (VR/AR) Certificate program. Attendees will also have the chance to see the Infinadeck - the world's first true omnidirectional treadmill designed to be integrated with VR. A buffet and networking time are included.

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II Congress of Influencers Educativos - Madrid
Oct
5
to Oct 6

II Congress of Influencers Educativos - Madrid

Second national congress of educational influencers. A commitment to change and innovation in education driven by the most innovative teachers nationwide. More than 30 workshops and keynote conferences on how to innovate and anticipate the education of future students. VR/ARA is main partner of the Congress.

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PRINT19 Conference Expo - Chicago
Oct
3
to Oct 5

PRINT19 Conference Expo - Chicago

If interested to demo, contact chicago@thevrara.com with the subject "PRINT19 DEMO

Interested in demonstrating your VR or AR technology to 17,000 attendees, including some of the biggest brands in the world? The VRARA has secured booth space for VR & AR technology demonstrations at PRINT19 in Chicago on October 3-5, 2019.

The Association for Print Technologies is exploring how virtual reality and augmented reality are affecting the PRINT industry, from consumer technology to training, manufacturing, pre and post production, visualization, and more. If your company has technology to demonstrate that can be applied to these industry areas, please apply to demonstrate your technology in VRARA Booth 341 at PRINT19 (adjacent to the Tech Talk Theater).

This opportunity is limited to four companies due to the constraints of a 20'x10' booth, and the PRINT show is looking for hands on demonstrations - tech for attendees to try. To apply for one of these spaces, please send an email with links to your company web page and a description of the demonstration (plus any additional supporting material, videos, links, etc) to chicago@thevrara.com, with the subject "PRINT19 DEMO". You will be asked pay $400 to help cover the costs of providing power and carpeting for the booth, as well as any costs related to your demonstration (rental monitors, additional power, furniture, etc.).

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VR & AR: The Next Evolution of Emergency Response (Police, Fire, Military) - Chicago
Oct
2
5:30 PM17:30

VR & AR: The Next Evolution of Emergency Response (Police, Fire, Military) - Chicago

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vrar-chicago-meetup-tickets-54348034434

Description:

In life’s critical moments, emergency responders take initiative. They rely on honed instincts and years of training. They are provided with tools to prepare them for every situation they may encounter. They make split second decisions that often mean the difference between life and death.

Virtual and augmented reality are tools that emergency response industries have embraced for a long time. The military has used heads up displays – one of the earliest forms of AR – in planes & helmet goggles since the 1960’s. Firearm Training Situation Simulators for law enforcement date back to the early 1980’s. Today, VR and AR provide tools for training, logistics, fleet management, operational planning, on-location support, and more to the military, police, fire, and emergency response departments at all levels of government.

Come hear from the experts how immersive technology is supporting the jobs of the people who protect society.

Host:
Matthew Wren - BUNDLAR & VRARA Chicago

Confirmed Panel:
Carla Bond - Upskill VR
Thomas Brady - Homeland Security Training Institute
Alan Beauchamp - Terminal54
Sean DeCrane - Underwriters Laboratories (UL)

Confirmed Demonstrations:

UL: Close Before You Doze VR experience - The VR experience you pretty much feel the heat of the fire, it’s surreal. The Close Your Door safety initiative comes as the result of over 10 years of research by the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI). After proving that a closed door could potentially save lives in a fire, UL FSRI has committed to share this finding with the world.

Questions: If you have any questions, please email Chicago@thevrara.com

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B2B Marketing Expo - LA
Oct
2
to Oct 3

B2B Marketing Expo - LA

VRARA has partnered with the world renowned B2B Marketing Expo, October 2nd & 3rd at the LA Convention Center, and VRARA Members get complimentary tickets! Email info@thevrara.com for your code!

Also, come along and meet us at the event in our Booth # 1404

The only B2B Marketing Event you need to attend in California is finally here! The B2B Marketing Expo will be held on the 2nd & 3rd of October at the LA Convention Center. With over 10,000 of the most ambitious, talented marketers visiting, more than 300 world-class suppliers, 250 thought-leading speakers and 200 educational masterclasses, the event will provide everything needed for marketers to drive business growth. The agenda will cover topics such as B2B Branding, Data Marketing, Content Marketing, and Voice Marketing- plus valuable networking opportunities, this event is one not to be missed.

This is your opportunity to connect with industry experts and gain access to all the leading technology, strategies, products and innovations that are currently shaping the world of marketing:

  • Come and see John Michael Wilyat of Kilograph deliver his special speaking session The Power of VR Visualizations to Market Your Projects to learn how new innovations can be utilized in your marketing strategy

  • Take advantage of our incredible KeyNote sessions delivered by global leaders including IBM, Nike, Microsoft, Google, SocialChain, PWC, and Forrester!

  • Meet face-to-face with over 300 of the world's leading suppliers in marketing, brand, and research including such exhibitors as IMAGEN, Wave.video, Vivastream and Epic Design Labs.

VRARA Members get complimentary tickets! Email info@thevrara.com for your code!

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Free Magic Leap Training - Orlando
Sep
30
to Oct 1

Free Magic Leap Training - Orlando

The VRARA Central Florida-Orlando Chapter is pleased to announce that Magic Leap will be offering a FREE 6 hour training course on the Magic Leap One!

The training will be offered on September 30th and October 1st at Full Sail University. Training will run from 9am-3pm on each day. Magic Leap will provide the Magic Leap One devices and will provide food and refreshments. Students need to have their own laptops and necessary software. Priority will be given to VRARA members.

The Magic Leap One offers unprecedented opportunities in spatial computing, utilizing World Reconstruction, a 6 DoF controller, hand and eye tracking, spatial audio and other bleeding-edge affordances.

In this intensive, hands-on series of workshops, Magic Leap evangelist Tricia Katz will enable participants to get started with the Magic Leap One and their engine or platform of choice.

Starting from scratch, you’ll be walked through setting up your dev environment, learn the many available development tools and how to best use them, and dive into the Lumin SDK to create anything you desire using the device’s powerful feature set. Magic Leap Mentors will be available to assist you every step on the way.

How to Register:

There are only 30 seats available for each class, so request yours today. Class sessions are as follows:

Sep 30th - Intro to Spatial Computing and Magic Leap One

October 1st - Intro to Spatial Computer and Magic Leap One

Fill out the form here to request a seat

Application Link - https://forms.gle/5FzBWzdoAPuYZf1ZA

The training is free, however you will be required to make a deposit to reserve your seat for the class. At the beginning of the class each student will sign in. Upon completion of the class each student will sign out and your reservation fee will be refunded. You must complete the entire class to receive the refund.

For more info please email orlando@thevrara.com

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Sep
30
to Oct 1

Mozilla's View Source - Amsterdam

VRARA Members get 30% discount. Email info@thevrara.com for your code!

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This year, we are expanding View Source to bring you a deeper dive into how browser vendors, and others, create and support web standards, as well as best practices for building for the web.

View Source Amsterdam was formed in collaboration with our friends at Microsoft, Google, Samsung, and W3C to provide a dive deeper dive into the workings of the web. Over two days, we’ll feature visionary speakers, discussion areas and Q&A with engineers our event partners and others across the industry, through collaborative breakout sessions and engagement programs we call Conversation Corners. View Source also provides opportunities to connect with and learn from like-minded people in a collaborative, inclusive environment.

Event website here

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Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Unicorn Battle, SF

VRARA Members, contact us for a discount code

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Join Unicorn Battle (former Startup Battle) to find Diamonds in the Rough to Invest in or the Startup Investors for your Current Venture.

Event Page: https://battle.startup.network/events/396677/.

During the startup event, promising Startups will compete for the attention of selected members of Venture Funds and Angel Investors.

We have already organized more than 150 Battles in various cities of Europe, the Middle East, and the USA. We have helped more than 100 Entrepreneurs raise money.

Pitching at the Unicorn Battle is a great opportunity to:

  • find investors;

  • raise money from venture funds and private investors;

  • acquire practical advice from experienced venture capital professionals;

  • find partners and clients, expand your network;

  • present your startup to a wide audience and the investment community.

If you are going to build a successful startup, try your hand at investment battles! Apply on the Event Page https://battle.startup.network/events/396677/. Upon reviewing your Application we will contact you with feedback.

Based on the results of the Judges’ online voting, one startup will be chosen as the winner of the Unicorn Battle.

Join as a Guest our startup conference to:

  • learn where to invest money to get good returns;

  • learn how to invest in startups;

  • meet the best startups;

  • learn how to find investors;

  • learn how to start a startup;

  • become a part of the startup community.

Agenda: https://battle.startup.network/events/396677/#agenda

See you at the 155th Unicorn Battle in San Francisco on September 26th!


Don’t miss:

156 Unicorn Battle in Silicon Valley on October 1 https://battle.startup.network/events/396686/

157 Unicorn Battle in Los Angeles on October 10 https://battle.startup.network/events/396712/

161 Unicorn Battle in New York on November 12 https://battle.startup.network/events/399660/

162 Unicorn Battle in Boston on November 14 https://battle.startup.network/events/399672/

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Technology Showcase with Microsoft: "How Extended Reality is Transform Education and Training Globally"
Sep
25
6:00 PM18:00

Technology Showcase with Microsoft: "How Extended Reality is Transform Education and Training Globally"

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RSVP here

The Orlando-Central Florida Chapter of the VR/AR Association is pleased to announce our next Chapter Event on September 25th from 6pm – 9pm at the Auditorium of the Orlando Science Center. This event is Open to the Public and is free.

Our theme for this event is “How Extended Reality is Transform Education and Training Globally” and we have 2 acclaimed global experts who will share the latest trends and developments with us.

Dan Ayoub - General Manager, Microsoft Education

Dan oversees initiatives in STEM/CS, Higher Education, SEL, Teacher Resources, and Mixed Reality at Microsoft. He is a passionate advocate for technology that can spark students’ innate creativity, drive deeper engagement in curriculum and make lessons accessible to every type of learner. He currently leads a team of dedicated developers aiming to reshape the future of educational technology together with education thought leaders around the world.

Prior to his current role, Dan was a 20-year veteran in the games industry and a Studio Head for 343 Industries, where he led internal and external development, studio management and product planning for Halo. His rich history in gaming has given him a unique perspective on how to engage and excite young minds to drive better learning outcomes both inside and outside of the classroom.

Alan Smithson – CEO MetaVRSE

Alan is the CEO of MetaVRse, a global Virtual, Augmented & Mixed Reality consulting and product development company. He is co-founder of XR Ignite Hyper-Accelerator, Host of XR For Business podcast and renowned XR thought leader with millions of views of his articles and videos each month.

He is an Independent Global Advisor on the Business of XR to a select group of the world's largest companies, chief investment advisors, and ultra high net worth family offices.

Mr. Smithson is a member of the VR/AR Association, IEEE Mixed Reality Ethics Committee member, Mentor for a youth entrepreneurship program called 'The Knowledge Society' (TKS) and a mentor for Techstars Toronto and is on the SXSW Pitch Advisory Board for XR. He is also a TEDx speaker and a judge for the global Auggie Awards.

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The State of Virtual & Augmented Reality in 2019 - Charleston
Sep
25
5:30 PM17:30

The State of Virtual & Augmented Reality in 2019 - Charleston

RSVP here

At this event you'll get a chance to hear from and talk with people and companies in the community who are actively pushing forward with this exciting new technology. Not only that, we will have several devices set up for you to try, including an Oculus Quest and Oculus Go for Virtual Reality, and a Magic Leap One for immersive Augmented Reality. We will also have Augmented Reality demos running on iPads, the AR device that many people may not even realize they own. (Do you have a device or demos you'd be willing to share with the group? Bring it along!)

This event is hosted and sponsored by the VR/AR Association, Charleston Chapter, as well as Atlatl Software, the leader in visual sales tools for manufacturers.

Call for Speakers

Do you have a demo to share or a VR/AR related topic you're passionate about? Contact charleston@thevrara.com to coordinate a speaking slot for this or future events.

Agenda

  • 5:30-6:30 - Experience VR/AR demos, plus Appetizers, Drinks and Networking

  • 6:30-7:30 - Speakers - "The State of VR and AR in 2019" - Dave Ingram, Chapter President

  • 7:30-8:30 - More networking, drinks and demos.

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Sep
25
12:00 PM12:00

Webinar: Cybersickness in VR - Causes of and Recommendations to Prevent It. Expert panel with DiSTI, Design Interactive, and the US Army

The VR/AR Association Central Florida-Orlando Chapter is hosting a webinar on the 25th of September from 12pm-1pm EST. The topic of the webinar will be “Causes of and Recommendations to Prevent Cybersickness in Virtual Reality”

The presenters will present research, findings and recommendations conducted by Design Interactive, the US Army and the University of Central Florida. 

Host: John Cunningham – VRARA Central Florida Chapter President and CRO of the DiSTI Corporation

Dr. Kay Stanney – CEO Design Interactive

Dr. Cali Fidopiastis – Chief Scientist, Design Interactive

Dr.  Jason Moss – Senior Research Psychologist, US Army Futures Command 

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Sep
24
6:30 PM18:30

AR within Marketing and Advertising - London

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The VR/AR Association is excited to announce their next event, which will focus on AR within Marketing and Advertising.

To attend, you need to be a Member and email london@thevrara.com to register (free).

The agenda will include:

1. Keynote: Introduction to AR uses in Marketing and Advertising (45 mins)

  • What’s AR and how do you activate AR experiences?

  • Types of AR experiences for Marketing

  • AR platforms available and the benefits of each

  • Examples from the real world and from across industries, including Retail, Entertainment, Gaming, Music, and Travel

  • Benefits of AR in Marketing and success metrics

  • Q&A from audience

2. Panel: Why Instagram AR will be a game-changer for brands (30 mins)

  • What does Facebook’s recent launch of Spark AR for Instagram mean for brands?

  • Unique opportunities of Instagram vs. other social media platforms

  • Examples of Instagram campaigns from the real world

  • Q&A from audience

3. Networking around drinks and nibbles

Date: Tuesday, 24th September 2019

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

To attend you need to be a Member and email london@thevrara.com to register.

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Sep
24
to Sep 25

World Class Corporate Extended Reality 2019 - Frankfurt, Germany

VRARA Members get 30% discount. Email germany@thevrara.com

Dear friends in the Extended Reality Business,

Extended Reality Solutions for corporates in areas like Training, Learning, Collaboration, Maintenance, storytelling and many more are nowadays an essential pillar for your digital business transformation success plan. Do not miss out the great opportunity to get in touch with the key players, pioneers and experts of leading European companies and their unique XR projects on the World Class Corporate Extended Reality 2019, the 24th and 25th of September in Frankfurt, Germany.

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Meet the key players of the Corporate Extended Reality like Lufthansa, Siemens, Heijmans, Volkswagen, BNP Paribas Real Estate, adidas, MAN, EDF Energy and many more, and also experience their live-Demos on site. Among other experts like Marc Langsteiner from Lufthansa give the complete picture of the situation, development, and opportunities in Corporate Extended Reality Solutions.

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Sep
20
9:30 AM09:30

Frontiers in General Surgery Conference - Dubai

Leading General Surgery Professionals will be gathering on September 20, 2019, at The Frontiers in General Surgery Conference, UAE. The conference will include sessions covering the latest advances such as minimally invasive and robot-assisted surgery, future of HealthTech and Immersive Experiences, and much more. The conference is CME accredited.

Register today and get a special 35% off to VRARA members, email info@thevrara.com for your code

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Mobile Growth Summit Europe – Berlin
Sep
18
to Sep 19

Mobile Growth Summit Europe – Berlin

VRARA Members can contact germany@thevrara.com for a 30% discount code

MGS EUROPE 19 is a two-day, non-vendor conference which will help you to connect with and learn from mobile growth and brand marketing professionals specializing in the areas of user acquisition, monetization, retention/engagement, re-engagement as well as data science & analytics as it pertains to mobile, retail and mCommerce brands.

#MGS19 600+ attendees, 350+ companies, 75+ speakers

#MGS19 600+ attendees, 350+ companies, 75+ speakers

Our amazing lineup consists of dozens of mobile app marketing industry leaders, as well as content curated and crafted for the best mobile brand marketing panels and presentations for maximum value!

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REBUILD - Madrid
Sep
17
to Sep 19

REBUILD - Madrid

Congress of Advanced Architecture and Construction 4.0 is the boutique event at the confluence of innovation and design, new materials and sustainability, industrialization, offsite and digitalization to transform the building. The VR/AR Association is media partner of Rebuild 2019.

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Sep
10
6:00 PM18:00

Silicon Valley event: Innovations in VR and AR Hardware in 2019, Where We Are Headed

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Join us to discuss and learn about the latest generation of buzz-worthy VR and AR hardware and accessories introduced so far in 2019 and the design process involved in bringing them to market:

  • Hear leaders in VR and AR hardware share during a panel discussion what they’ve launched in 2019, the innovations they've introduced, how customers are using these new devices, and the implications for XR developers

  • Discuss where VR and AR hardware are going in 2020 and beyond

  • Get hands-on demos with their current product offerings

  • Network with the best and brightest in VR and AR hardware

Speakers and Panelists

  • Vivek Agrawal, Business Lead, Bose AR, Bose Corporation

  • Rémi Arnaud, Principal Architect, Varjo Technologies

  • Nola Donato, Senior Principal Engineer, Samsung Research America

  • Tom Emrich, Mentor/Advisor, Board Member: AugmentedReality.org, Founding Partner: Super Ventures

  • Vince Fung, Director, Product Marketing, Ultrahaptics

  • Damon Hernandez, Product Manager, Samsung Research America, and W3C Immersive Web Working Group member

  • Bernard Kress, Partner Optical Architect, HoloLens team, Microsoft Corporation

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