5:30 PM17:30

What VR & AR Mean for Charleston

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There is a massive shift coming in how humans interact with the digital world. Instead of moving a mouse around a desk or tapping on a 2-dimensional screen, we are now able to reach out and touch objects with virtual hands in virtual worlds, or watch as digital objects come to life in your own room, yard or factory.

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 Rift for Virtual Reality, an Oculus Go, and a Magic Leap One for Augmented Reality. We will also have Augmented Reality demos running on iPads, the AR device that many people may not even realize they own.


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

  • 6:30-7:30 - Speakers - "What do Virtual and Augmented Reality mean for Charleston?"

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

You'll also hear about ways to stay connected with the VR/AR community of Charleston including regular meetups and online forums, plus how to connect with the Global VR/AR Association online and through events around the world.

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to Feb 5

Digital Entertainment World 2019 - Los Angeles


Described by Hollywood insiders, digital influencers and industry leaders throughout the world as a "must-attend" event, now in its 6th year Digital Entertainment World (DEW) is where you want to be if you are in the business of creating or monetizing digital entertainment content. DEW 2019 focuses on "The Power of Creativity and Influence" and will cover topics from OTT to Innovation to eSports to Millennials to Content Marketing to VR/AR to Music Rights to Startups, etc., as this theme guides all talks, discussions, meetings and presentations over the two days.

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The event includes keynotes, fireside chats, presentations, panel discussions, tech demos, startup competition, innovative exhibitions, daily DJ music and performers and the best networking in the the hotel's Sinder Lounge. Join DEW 2019 and be a part of the future of connected entertainment.

Digital Entertainment World

February 4-5, 2019

Marina del Rey Marriott


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8:30 AM08:30

AR Workshop: Developing an Augmented Reality Strategy - Detroit

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The AR workshop is designed for executives, senior-level managers, engineering managers or technical specialists who are called upon to formulate or provide input into strategic decisions and business operational strategies, but anyone with an interest in Augmented Reality is welcome to attend.


This thought-provoking 1-day workshop will provide you the tools to begin developing a detailed roadmap to help your organization identify, understand, plan and deploy Augmented Reality (AR) or Mixed Reality (MR) for manufacturing, service, repair, training and operations.

The day will be a blend of syndicated industry research, case studies, real-life examples and facilitated group discussions that will be used to build a solid foundation of Augmented Reality in manufacturing operations.

We will also demonstrate how you can organize, plan, and develop a tablet-based AR application for use in manufacturing,  enhancing understanding of end-to-end requirements for deploying a successful AR solution for your company.

Our AR team will collect issues and ideas prior to the workshop to determine commonality for use in problem-solving discussions. These facilitated group interactions will focus on customized training, collaboration and operational strategies on the manufacturing floor.




  • Current Manufacturing Challenges

  • Practical Definition of Augmented Reality

  • Dispelling Myths about Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Mixed Reality (MR)

  • Manufacturing Case Studies and Return on Investment (ROI)

  • Identifying and Tasking the Organizational Champion (Stakeholder)

  • Identifying and Scoping your AR Proof of Concept (POC) or Pilot (ADDIE Process)

  • What to Expect When Executing your AR POC

  • Internal and External Resource Identification

  • Individual AR Analysis Exercise

    • AR Development Working  Session

    • Post-Development Discussion

  • The Future of AR in Manufacturing

  • Identifying and Exploring opportunities within your company.

This workshop is designed for Manufacturing, Service, Repair and Training companies but anyone who is interested in Augmented Reality in business can attend.  Customized on-site workshops, consulting and paid pilots are avaiable.

For a detailed workshop agenda or corporate workshop inquiries, please contact David Pollock  

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to Feb 8

San Francisco TECH+

See additional details and register here. VRARA Members, contact us for a discount code to attend.

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TECH+ Forum & Expo brings together game-changers in Architecture, Engineering, Construction & Real Estate, sharing the newest technologies to help design, collaborate, and deliver projects efficiently, with the greatest ROI.

  • How to bring clients and colleagues into the process early on to experience the design first-hand and sign off

  • Best practices for designers to enable small and large-scale 3D printing

  • Learn about new apps and tools, both online and incubating

  • New methods that support occupant health and comfort, along with sustainability, using systems, metrics and new materials

See additional details and register here. VRARA Members, contact us for a discount code to attend.

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to Feb 10

RSVP for a 3-Day Unity Training Course in Bangkok, Thailand @JustinJJobity #VR #AR

RSVP here. VRARA Members get a 20% discount. Email info@thevrara.com for the discount code.

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About this Event

Welcome to your 3-Day Unity Training Course for VR and AR!

This certificate course will teach you how to design Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality experiences using Unity.

You will receive 3-Days of training from Unity Certified instructors at Happy Mongo, followed by a certification assessment. Upon successful completion of the course and assessment students will receive a Certificate of Completion, and be eligible to enter our VR/AR Career Recruitment Program, 4-week Internship and become a member of the globally recognized VR/AR Association.

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12:00 PM12:00

Webinar Expert Panel: "The ROI for VR/AR in the Enterprise" with Accenture, Atheer, Intel, Nielsen

RSVP here (click on the Upcoming tab)

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Hear from the best minds in VR/AR including Accenture, SuperData Nielsen, Atheer, Itseez 3D from our Enterprise Industry Committee on the latest use cases, best practices, and ROI in the enterprise. Corporate leaders are tasked with reimagining the experiences they want for their customers in the face of a changing technological landscape. Learn why every enterprise needs aVR/AR strategy now, not later.

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Mobile World Congress 2019 VRARA Executive Dinner
7:00 PM19:00

Mobile World Congress 2019 VRARA Executive Dinner

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For more info, email jordi@thevrara.com

Images from our 2018 dinner event:


Executive Dinner of the VR/AR Association during the Mobile World Congress 2019, in Barcelona, Spain.
Already confirmed the attendance of executives from Intel, Nestlé, Pico-Interactive, Visyon, VRARA and others

19:00h Networking

19:30h Keynote speaker

Carlos Lee, President of EPIC (European Photonics Industry Consortium) www.epic-assoc.com

19:50h Executive dinner. Menu

First Course
Iberian ham with tomato bread
Vichyssoise calçot soup with rosemary croutons
Iberian ham Croquettes
Smoked salmon toast with crème fraîche and truffle
Creamy black garlic with egg at low temperature and seasonal mushrooms

Main Course
Grouper with velouté of lobster and baby vegetables

Catalan cream foam, pineapple and coconut

White wine Auzells Tomás Cusiné DO Costers del Segre
Red wine Ramón Bilbao Crianza DOC Rioja
Cava Agustí Torelló Mata
Mineral water
Coffee and tea

22:00h Closing

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to Mar 7

Venture Summit West

Find out more details and register here. VRARA members, contact us for a discount code.

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Meet, interact and network with more than 1,000 VCs, Corporate VCs, angel investors, investment bankers and founders of venture backed, emerging and early stage companies at the prestigious Venture Summit | West being held on March 6th – 7th 2019 at the Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, CA.


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


Special Offer:

VR/AR Association has made special arrangement for our network to receive a special discount of 10% off the existing “early bird" savings. contact us for a discount code.

This conference will be attended by the best people in the industry. Please register early to avoid disappointment. 


Register Today & Save Click here

In addition to providing access to leading Investors, the conference will feature more than 50 pre-screened venture backed, emerging and early stage companies seeking capital, and hardcore networking. 




Get Noticed > Get Funded > Grow Faster


A select group of more than 50 Top Innovators from the Technology, Life Sciences/Healthcare, CleanTech and Fintech sectors will be chosen to present their breakthrough investment opportunities to an exclusive audience of Venture Capitalists, Corporate Investors, Private Investors, Investment Bankers, and Strategic Partners.


Apply to Present / Nominate a company:

For more information or to be considered for one of the Top Innovator slots click here.


Seed Pitchfest:

If you are a seed stage company seeking angel funding of less than $1M (and have raised less than $300,000) click hereto apply for the Seed stage track.

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BETT ASIA - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
to Mar 13

BETT ASIA - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

For discounted tickets please contact:

Pradeep Khanna - Sydney President & Global Co-Chair Education VRARA - Pradeep@thevrara.com

Paola Paulino - Shenzhen President VRARA - paola@thevrara.com


Bett Asia is the region’s leading education conference and expo will gather the region’s most senior education leaders, educators and innovators to celebrate the future of education.

As APAC education leaders struggle to build a change culture, they believe 21st century skills are pre-eminent for pupil success. This year, the show’s key theme is ‘Building a change culture to deliver 21st century learning’. Our cutting-edge summit will discuss the transformation of education and discover the innovation that will inspire change across the Asia Pacific region. Whilst our Expo will showcase the practical tools, techniques and training to empower educators to transform learning in the classroom and beyond.

More here 

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Learn AR and Unity (Weekly, Instructor Led; 1-on-1)
to Jun 30

Learn AR and Unity (Weekly, Instructor Led; 1-on-1)

VRARA Members get $500 discount code, email info@thevrara.com

This course is offered at three separate times; 10am PT, 6:30pm ET, and 6:30pm PT.

Learn VR/AR 1-on-1

Weekly classes and 1-on-1 sessions designed to help you become a VR/AR reality designer, developer, content creator, or entrepreneur. By the end of 10 weeks, you’ll be creating professional virtual reality apps. 

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More info here

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to Apr 11

VRX Europe 2019 - Amsterdam

VRARA Members get 15% discount, email info@thevrara.com for your code

See event website here

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VRX Europe 2019 (10-11 April, Amsterdam) is the continent’s premier immersive tech event, bringing together senior business leaders across enterprise, consumer entertainment, technology and investment. Whether it’s market forecasts, new partnerships or advice you seek, VRX Europe gathers the decision makers facing real challenges and provides solutions for the collective benefit https://events.vr-intelligence.com/europe/

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Bett MENA Education Event - Abu Dhabi
to Apr 23

Bett MENA Education Event - Abu Dhabi

For discounts and more info email pradeep@thevrara.com

Bett MENA is the region’s leading education technology leadership summit and exhibition taking place 22-23 April 2019 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). The 2 day event will bring together leading decision makers, buyers and innovators within the education space from across the Middle East and North Africa region. The Leadership summit will feature plenary sessions, roundtables and content from 125+ speakers from more than 20 countries. With topics nominated by policy and decision makers from K-12 to TVET, the Leadership Summit is a forum for addressing key opportunities to improve education systems and further student outcomes across the region. Featuring alongside, a free-to-attend expo showcasing 70+ exhibitors revolutionising the learning environment and CPD accredited professional development programme. 

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to May 11

Asia VR AR Fair Summit - Guangzhou, China

Email paola@thevrara.com for the following opportunities:

ONLY VRARA members 100% discount passes

2019 Asia VR & AR Fair & Summit (Guangzhou)

Date: May 9-11, 2019

Venue: China Import & Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou, China

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VR & AR Fair is intended to accelerate the growth of China’s VR & AR industry and facilitate international cooperation and technological exchanges. Ever since its first edition in 2017, the show has brought together a galaxy of foremost VR/AR enterprises from overseas, as well as from China’s hi-tech heartlands——Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen & Guangzhou, etc.

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8:00 AM08:00

VRARA Enterprise Summit at LiveWorx - Boston

Get tickets here (early bird rate ends Feb 20th!)

The VRARA Enterprise Summit is a global event and will take place on June 10th at LiveWorx in Boston at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The full-day event will bring together the best minds in VR/AR from across the globe. Presentations from industry leaders will include topics on AEC, Enterprise, Healthcare, Real Estate, Training, 5G, and much more. LiveWorx is the world's most respected digital transformation conference for the enterprise. Experience the most innovative and disruptive technologies — VR/AR, IoT, machine learning, blockchain, robotics and more. 6500+ attendees are expected. LiveWorx is June 10-13.

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6:00 PM18:00

Toronto Chapter Event

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oin the VRARA Toronto Chapter in our January Meeting to plan out the next 120 days.

We are grateful to have Toronto's newest Technology Centre Innov8 Host our Meeting.

Items on the AGENDA Include:

  • Chapter Roles & Responsibilities

  • Cantech - Jan 29-30

  • Restaurants Canada - Feb 24-26

  • DX3 - March 6-7

  • Merging Realities / Centiennial College - April 25

Please RSVP if you wish to attend. Your participation in our City Chapter will be more valuable with you joining us.

Entrance is on the West/Left side of the building with Parking in the back.

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Julie Smithson & Dan Hashemi, Co-President Chapter of Toronto

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AR in Action - Boston
8:00 AM08:00

AR in Action - Boston

VRARA Members get free VIP tickets! This is a $649 value. Email info@thevrara.com for your ticket!

See event website here


THE VISION for ARIA (AR in Action)

Augmented Reality is no longer just Science Fiction. Augmented Reality is for everyday people and businesses who need to excel in the real world. It presents enormous opportunities to improve performance and engagement, to accelerate complex processes, and to reduce risks. But, beware: adoption of AR is also facing some serious challenges. There’s a lot of hype and confusion about what’s real. Our one-day program and content will help those who are not up to speed get there quickly and those who are already running to get real traction with great partners. AR in Action participants are inventors, innovators, integrators, investors, and other executives--all experts in their fields. They will be coming from the boardrooms and the trenches, ready to focus on the next great leap in human performance. When we’re done, every human empowered with AR will be able to excel in the real world! ARIA convenes the top minds of the augmented reality ecosystem for two days of sharing insights with presentations and networking. The program is designed to help explore the challenges and opportunities that face inventors, innovators, integrators, investors, and other executives working to bring the benefits of AR to the world. The event will educate, encourage, and inspire technologists to bring augmented reality into reality.


AR in Action Goals

Provide unprecedented opportunities for learning from and networking with the greatest minds in AR and adjacent fields of technology in one of the world’s greatest institutions of learning. See, touch and hear about AR research and current state of the art in production settings today. Create new and lasting connections between the greatest minds in the field tackling the current and future obstacles facing AR’s widespread adoption. Capture over 30 hours of high-quality video content about AR to publish on the Internet for viewing by audiences worldwide.

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to Jan 11

Join us during CES for the VR FEST LAS VEGAS - Season 5

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VRARA MEMBERS ONLY get 40% OFF Discount Code. Email info@thevrara.com for your code!

The 40% off only applies to VIP Tickets . This is the largest discount on a ticket that we are offering and we created 100 of them first come first serve.

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Full program is now online at www.virtualrealityfestival.com 

Welcome to Season 5 of VR FEST® in Las Vegas presented by Planet 13 and Hakkasan Group featuring three days of top rated VR/AR programming from January 8th to 11th on the Las Vegas Strip. 


Full program is now online at www.virtualrealityfestival.com 

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to Jan 10

Three AR and VR Courses. Start Jan 7. Duration: 8 weeks

VRARA Members get a discount, email info@thevrara.com

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Columbia Online offers 3 fully-online courses in augmented and virtual reality. Each course is 8 weeks long and directly led by AR/VR industry experts like Dekker Dreyer, Austin McCasland, Joel Douek, and Benedict Green. 

Next term begins January 7.

VRARA Members can choose between Producing Augmented and Virtual Reality ExperiencesDeveloping AR/VR Apps, and Sound Design and Music for Immersive Media. Students also have the option to take all three courses to earn the Augmented and Virtual Reality Professional Certificate, which allows you to: 

  • Gain insights into the future of AR/VR, putting you a step ahead in the fast-evolving industry. 

  • Learn fundamental design approaches to augmented and virtual reality apps, films, experiences, and more. 

  • Create your own AR/VR productions from concept to distribution. 

  • Be able to network with other industry professionals and navigate new opportunities within the industry. 

  • Walk away with a working knowledge of spatial audio for VR, including ambisonic and binaural sound principles. 

For more information, please contact Danielle Rauser at 312-369-7437 or drauser@colum.edu

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6:00 PM18:00

VR/AR Association SF: Unreal Year-end Event

VRARA Members can attend free. Register here.

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It's been an unreal year for Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality sector 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 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 


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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.

VRARA Members can attend free. Register here.

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6:30 PM18:30

VRARA Toronto Chapter Event

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Join us on Thursday December 13, 2018 for the last meeting of 2018!

It will be hosted at CAD MicroSolutions in Etobicoke!, You will receive an incredibly awesome tour of the facility and our host Jason Cohen will share some of the VR work they are working on.

Also on the agenda, we will talk about the meeting plans for 2019! We will plan the monthly meetings, venue locations and assemble the volunteers to help us steer the Toronto Chapter into a successful and valuable year for our ecosystem.

We look forward to seeing you there! I know we have some new members to our Chapter and look forward to bringing everyone together! See you there and make sure to RSVP as there is limited space for this event.

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10:00 AM10:00

Launch Event of our VRARA Malaysia Chapter

To register for this event, email malaysia@thevrara.com

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VR/AR is the next industrial revolution. Like mobiles and Internet, it is set to revolutionise our entire Life, Learning & Workplace approaches, with an adoption many times faster than the mobile phone. Projected to be a US$150B marketplace by 2025, it could command a CAGR of over 50% in Malaysia.

However, unlike the internet and mobile adoption VR/AR will impact and generate opportunities for the entire economic ecosystem, redefining and disrupting, learning, jobs, content and workplace integration, in all sectors of the economy. And in Malaysia it opens up new possibilities to tackle Sustainable Development Goals, with an entirely new perspective and a very powerful and cost effective tools up our sleeves. Our currently challenged demographic dividend can really get a boost to recreate earning potentials on the national as well as international levels, countering the threats of job losses due to the newer technologies.

The VR/AR Association (VRARA) is an international industry association for virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality connecting leading solution providers with over 50 chapters around the world.

The VRARA has decided to launch The Malaysia Chapter with Dr. Andrew Yew and Mundzir Abdul Latif, partners in Ministry XR - a technology pioneer specialised on extended Reality (XR) and we have invited you today to seek your guidance and participation to make Malaysia a market leader in this revolution.

The Event aims at keeping abreast of the current development in VR/AR/MR technologies and brings leading organizations to present the latest innovations in this area.

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to Dec 7

VRX 2018 (San Francisco)

VRARA Members, contact us for a discount code


What’s Real? What’s Hype? What’s the Future?

VRX 2018 is the global summit where business leaders track the real market opportunities and impacts of virtual and augmented reality.

Join us December 6-7 in San Francisco for world class networking and an A-list speaker lineup that includes HTC, Google, Microsoft and several others. 

Register here (VRARA members, contact us for a discount code).

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Digi-Capital Reality Network SF Event
6:00 PM18:00

Digi-Capital Reality Network SF Event

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Digi-Capital’s next Reality Network has been announced for Wednesday, December 5th in San Francisco. It is by invitation only (and free) for AR/VR CEOs, corporate VPs and VC Partners, with a few hundred C-level guests from the industry’s global leaders. The focus is on industry-wide opportunities and deal making (commercial deals, partnerships, investments, M&A), with space limited to keep the signal-to-noise ratio high. To quote one guest, “Digi-Capital’s Reality Network is the most connected event for AR/VR/XR Leaders – I’ve never seen a room so crowded with “CEO” on the nametag.” This Reality Network is kindly hosted by our friends at Orange.

While we’ll cover a lot across the industry, the CEO Panel for this Reality Network will focus on AR/VR productivity and ROI. Major enterprise buyers have told us that’s why they’re buying, so understanding their thinking might help to sell to them.

The agenda is:

  • 6pm to 6.30pm – guest arrival and drinks

  • 6.30pm – welcome by Orange

  • 6.40pm – presentation by Digi-Capital Managing Director Tim Merel of the latest AR/VR data/analytics from Digi-Capital’s Analytics Platform and Augmented/Virtual Reality Report Q4 2018

  • 6.50pm to 7.30pm – CEO/Corporate VP panel on AR/VR productivity and ROI, and why/how big customers buy AR/VR services

  • 7.30pm to 9pm – cocktail food/drinks and networking/deal-making

We've reserved a block of free CEO tickets for Digi-Capital’s Reality Network on December 5th for outstanding VR/AR CEOs and corporate VPs who we might not know yet. For tickets, email vrara@digi-capital.com 

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6:00 PM18:00

XR and Healthcare Panel and Demos at RMU RISE Center - Pittsburgh

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Join us for a stimulating evening of simulation, VR, and AR for healthcare at the RISE (Research in Simulation Education) Center at Robert Morris University. Our expert panel will discuss the latest in XR and simulation technologies for healthcare practice and education. You will have the opportunity to see demos of this technology at work within the RISE Center.


Thanks to our generous sponsors, Pocket Nurse and the RISE Center at Robert Morris University!

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to Dec 7

Stereopsia World Immersion Forum - Belgium

For discounts, email philip@thevrara.com

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Stereopsia (www.stereopsia.com) is an international event that started in 2009. It encompasses all aspects of immersive technologies: 3D cinema and sound, virtual or mixed reality (XR). It is the meeting and networking place of the community of international professionals of the immersive technologies and all their applications and content. Stereopsia gives the floor to the world’s leading experts in a series of Thematic Conferences to better understand the issues, the technologies and therefore the new opportunities. Also, Stereopsia has strong connections with Hollywood. For the past 7 years, Stereopsia has teamed up with the Advanced Imaging Society, which entrusted the event’s organizers to bestow its infamous Lumiere Awards.

Furthermore, this year, Stereopsia will launch the XR Tech Venture Forum, which will connect companies with investors (VCs & large companies) who can finance their innovation projects. To sum it up, Stereopsia is therefore THE place-to-be for all professionals in the XR field.

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to Dec 6

Virtual Reality Event - Frankfurt

For free and discounted tickets, email philip@thevrara.com

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At this German-speaking B2B double conference meets the senior management from areas such as change management, corporate culture, organizational development, HR, workplace design, employee engagement, IT, training and learning and information management from the most important companies form the German-speaking area. The agenda is packed with best practice presentations on topics like the use of Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality in the company, the workplace of the future, collaboration in the digital age, digital learning and training with innovative applications and solutions, as well as a live show on how to integrate HoloLens and Alexa into the daily work routine.

Do it like the decision makers of companies like Deutsche Bahn, EnBW, Volkswagen, Döhler, Siemens, Stihl, Tetra Pak, Hilti, Ortlos Space Engineering, Magna Steyr, Roche, SGF International, Ninjar, TÜV Süd, Otto, Engram, Audi, Baker McKenzie, davit, Stadt Wiesbaden, EXP360, Schweizerische Bundesbahnen, die Wüstenrot & Württembergische-Gruppe, Ford, WeAre, Lilly, Evonik Industries, Ludic Group, Roche, MAN, Stegerer Metallbau, Matrix42, All For One Steeb, VR-Leasing, Klöckner, Virtual Dimension Center VDC Fellbach, ABB, M.O.O.CON, Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr, Bilfinger, WBS Akademie who have already confirmed their participation.

Dive into the future world of work, get inspired by the most innovative applications and success stories, network with the responsible Business leaders and make new contacts!

You can access the complete agenda here: Virtual Reality im Unternehmen & Arbeitsplatz der Zukunft 2018

As a special for VRARA members, 5 free tickets will be given to the first 5 people who get in touch with philip@thevrara.com

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to Dec 7

XR & Immersive Learning Environments Special Track at IEEE TALE 2018 - Australia

For discount code, please contact Pradeep@thevrara.com 

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TALE 2018 is the IEEE Education Society’s flagship Asia-Pacific conference. This year, the conference will take place in Wollongong, Australia, on the beautiful New South Wales south coast (close to Sydney).

The Special Track on XR & Immersive Learning Environments at IEEE TALE 2018 will focus on the use of virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, and related technologies for creating environments and experiences that excite, inspire and engage learners in immersive ways. Of interest are reports of both research studies and applications covering the entire spectrum of immersive platform types, including desktop, mobile, wearable, and room-based (e.g., CAVE). Authors and presenters are encouraged to think creatively in terms of how they might frame their work to accommodate different conceptions of and perspectives on immersion. 

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5:30 PM17:30

VR & AR in AEC WSG GHAFARI - Detroit

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The VRARA Detroit has partnered with AIA Detroit TAP (Technology in Architectural Practice) and the Detroit Area BIM User Group for an evening of AR, VR, MR Future in AEC WSG Ghafari. 

Join us in the LTU University Technology and Learning Center (UTLC) Gallery for an evening of exploration and demos with architects, designers and technology leaders in the building design community.

 5:30PM - 6:00 PM:


    •  Food and Beverages Provided

6:00PM - 7:15PM


  1. LTU Collaboratory Welcome - Mark Brucki

  2. VRARA Introduction - David Pollock and Stephen Dantas

  3. AIA and BIM Introduction - Dustin Tiemeyer

  4. AEC KEYNOTE: VR / AR: Bridging the Gap between the Intangible and the Built Environment, Katy Rupp, GHAFARI 

7:15PM - 8:00PM


Keynote Presentation Synopsis: VR / AR: Bridging the Gap between the Intangible and the Built Environment

Virtual reality and augmented reality, like many technologies, began as a concept of experiencing intangible objects and environments digitally. As technology progressed, that concept became a reality and has transformed into a multibillion-dollar industry that allows the real world to be virtualized and augmented. In today’s AEC industry, architects, engineers, and owners have to deal with intangible project concepts, such as how people experience time and space in the built environment. This presentation discusses how we can use VR / AR to design and develop these environments, producing outcomes that better serve the users that inhabit them.

Presenter Bio: Katy Rupp, Architectural Designer, Ghafari Associates

As one of Ghafari’s leading champions of virtual reality technologies, Architectural Designer Katy Rupp is skilled at developing highly immersive visuals that enable project stakeholders to virtually explore the physical environments we design long before they are ever constructed. She leads internal VR training and has also presented and demoed these technologies at a variety of industry forums, including most recently at the 2018 AIA Detroit Celebration of Architecture as part of the Technology in Architecture Practice / Detroit Area BIM User Group exhibit.

Katy joined Ghafari in 2014 and has developed a portfolio that includes healthcare, automotive, hospitality, commercial, residential, and education-sector projects. She holds a Master of Architecture from Boston Architectural College and a Bachelor of Science in architecture from Lawrence Technological University.

Firm Overview: Ghafari Associates

Recognized as the “2017 Design Firm of the Year” by Engineering News-Record Midwest, Ghafari Associates is a global engineering, architecture, process design, consulting, and construction services firm driven to meet the distinct needs of every client. For nearly 40 years, the firm has created spaces and processes that help businesses and people thrive. Ghafari is recognized as a pioneer in adopting and standardizing the latest industry advancements, including building information modeling, reality capture, and virtual and augmented reality. 

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6:00 PM18:00

Educating Our City on the Business of VR & AR - Toronto

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This month we will present "Educating our City with the Business of VR & AR"

In this Event we will provide Administration, Legal and Industry tips that will provide insight into the current ecosystem. This event will provide value to those who are clients, developers or organizations who are working with the technology in any industry. Networking is always included and guaranteed.

This months event will be held at the Toronto Library, which is a public space and note that food and beverage is not allowed. We encourage everyone to register for this event as we do have a maximum room capacity available.

As your Chapter leaders, we look forward to hosting and growing the VR & AR Community of Toronto.

Julie Smithson & Dan Hashemi, Co-Presidents of the VRARA Toronto Chapter

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10:30 AM10:30

VRARA Bangalore Event

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Curious about what AR/VR/MR/RR/XR event stand for? 

Do you want to experience and compare Magic Leap, HoloLens. Samsung Odyssey, HTC Vive and see which works for your clients, business?

Join us for a small meetup and learn about the hottest growing field of eXtended Reality and its siblings Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, Real Reality

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5:30 PM17:30

Creating Virtual Reality - Charleston

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Things you'll get to do at this event:

— Share a drink and some appetizers (or dinner if you like) with people who are interested in VR/AR. I'll put out the first round of apps, and there will be servers there to bring drinks or other food.

— Try out an Oculus Rift and Oculus Go if you haven't (I'll bring at least those along. If you have other rigs that are semi-portable and you're willing to share, please bring them at 5:30 for setup.)

— Hear about creating in 3D. This will be an overview talk that goes over the high level basics of how to get started with the art, programming, modeling, etc.

We'll cover the options of Unity, Unreal, or Web VR, as well as creating art with Maya, Blender, and even inside VR with Oculus Medium. If you have any experience creating with 2D graphics programs or in programming for the web or other platforms but haven't tried for 3D, there are some differences, but you'll probably be surprised how many parallels there are and how much the software does for you.

If you love VR or are fascinated by where it's headed but haven't thought about creating for it yet, this is just the talk for you. If you're a creator but have never tried VR, then come early to give it a try and I'm pretty sure you'll walk away loving it. If you're a pro at this and know the basics already, then come and share your perspective as well and hang out with folks who feel like this stuff if the future. Whatever the case, see you then!

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VRTL Media Summit - Los Angeles
9:00 AM09:00

VRTL Media Summit - Los Angeles


VRTL Media Summit is a 250 person one-day event at Paramount Pictures studio lot, November 15th, with a curated group of entrepreneurs, investors, content studio execs, & entertainment press. 

The event is co-chaired with Paramount Pictures & this year’s event will focus on innovation in how content is produced, funded, consumed, and marketed – through the lenses of AR/VR, AI (voice/vision), blockchain applications, & digitally native brands.


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to Nov 16

Futureland - Milan

For discounts, email giorgia@thevrara.com

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An international tech event organized by Talent Garden in Milan, Italy, - November 15.16 - enabling the business community to stay ahead of the market through practical applications of emerging technologies: Virtual Reality; Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence. Join an international audience of 800 selected entrepreneurs, corporate executives, startups, investors, media and decision makers. See more here www.futureland.co

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to Nov 15

VR NOW Con & Awards - Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany

Contact philip@thevrara.com for discounts

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The VR NOW Con & Awards is the annual conference plus awards, showing new developments in tech, art and business. An eclectic mix of speakers (from Digital Domain, Voices of VR, Unity Technologies, Magic Leap, MediaMonks and more) give inspiring input on developments, trends, and emerging technologies. Content creators and engineers exhibit their latest developments in Cinematic VR, Industrial Learning or Location-based experiences. Beginners and experts get new insights and improve their skills in hands-on workshops.

The VR NOW Award honours great achievements in four categories: VR Technology Award, Industry VR Award, Cinematic VR Award, Interactive VR Experience Award. The Grand Prize celebrates the best project of the year, selected from all the nominees in the other categories.

In 2018, the VR NOW Con & Awards becomes part of something even bigger – the MediaTech Con. MediaTech Con is the key convention for future media technologies and the business behind entertainment. Together with VR NOW Con & Awards and Changing the Picture (CTPiX), MediaTech Con offers a common platform with pioneering talks and workshops within a two-day program in Potsdam-Babelsberg. 

Website: http://www.vrnowcon.io/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vrnowcon/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/vrnowcon

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to Nov 14

2nd Annual Immersive Technology in Sports & Entertainment Summit - SF

For discounted passes, email info@thevrara.com

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Across two days the 2nd Annual Immersive Technology in Sports & Entertainment Summit 2018 brings together Senior Executives from across the sports, entertainment and technology ecosystems.

Working with the leading sports clubs, rights holders, broadcasters and technology powerhouses the summit is designed to break down and identify the greatest challenges and opportunities for immersive technology within elite sport - Fan Engagement, Elite Performance, Global Brand Development, User Experience, E-Gaming - Commercial Partnerships. Critically though, it goes to the heart of monetization strategies to realize the huge market potential for Immersive Technology in Sport. Event website www.virtual-reality-sports-innovation.com

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to Nov 14

HUB Montréal

For discounts, email wael@thevrara.com

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HUB Montréal strives to maximize the business potential and promote the know-how of digital creativity as well as innovative content developed by local companies in the cultural, entertainment and experiential marketing sectors. Event website http://hubmontreal.com/home-hub

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to Nov 9

Auckland Build 2018: Expo, Conference & Workshops

For discounts to attend or exhibit, email info@thevrara.com 

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Auckland Build Expo 2018 – 8 & 9 November - ASB Showgrounds, the leading construction, architecture and design event for Auckland. 

This market leading two day event is a must attend for: Architects, Developers, Planning Managers, Local and National Government, Contractors, Financiers, Construction Managers, Builders, Tradies plus many more.


Show features:

- 8-9 November, ASB Showgrounds.

- Registered Master Builders Apprentice of the Year Competition in Association with CARTERS.

- BCITO Growth Hub Business Training

- New Zealand's Largest Construction Expo

- 90+ Senior Speakers at our Free Conferences, Workshops, Partner Sessions & Live Demos

- Women in Construction Summit

- BIM and Digital Construction Summit

- Auckland Build & Facilities Management Summit

- Thousands of Attendees will be joining us from across N.Z.

- 200+ Exhibitors from Build NZ construction market

- 60+ Industry Partners – Large-Scale Promotion of the Show

- Networking: Live Music, The Build Bar, Prize Giveaways, VR Simulators.

- Each ticket provides access to the Exhibition, Conferences, Seminars, Partner Sessions, Workshops, Apprentice of The Year Competition and Networking Sessions.

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6:30 PM18:30

XR in the ER and Pharma - Boston

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As a hotbed of medical research, care delivery and virtual reality/augmented reality technology development, Boston is flourishing as a place to deploy AR/VR in both rigorous scientific investigation and patient-ready innovation. We’re bringing together some of the leading global experts in these fields to discuss how they’re using AR/VR to solve some of today’s biggest challenges, advancing the field from the lab bench as well as in the operating room.

6:30pm - Doors Open
6:30-7 - Networking and Demos
7-8:00 - Main Speaking Program
8-9:30 - Networking and Demos

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