VRTL Academy’s VR courses for Creating Stories, Production, to Distribution (Online & Self-Paced)
Apr
17
to Jul 31

VRTL Academy’s VR courses for Creating Stories, Production, to Distribution (Online & Self-Paced)

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

The courses are online, you can do them whenever you want. They are completely self-paced.

VRTL Academy’s Introductory Package covers everything from Vital Knowledge, Creating Stories, Planning a VR Production, Capturing during a Production, Post-Production, to Distribution.

We are offering a 30% discount to VRARA members on the entire Introductory series. The package might be useful to help members onboard professionals coming from traditional media, or better explain the craft and promise of virtual reality to potential clients.

Save a lot of time learning about (or teaching) VR! Instead of piecing together videos and tutorials you can follow our comprehensive VR storytelling package. It is a complete six-course introduction to VR composed by award-winning creators with a richer, deeper learning experience. (Thanks to video, audiobook and text). Conveniently online, so courses fit your time and schedule, and you can go at your pace.

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SPAR 3D Expo & Conference - Anaheim, CA
May
21
to May 23

SPAR 3D Expo & Conference - Anaheim, CA

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

The future of 3D technology is here.

3D sensing, 3D processing and 3D visualization tools are changing the landscape of how assets are managed, projects are pitched, and designs are created. From AEC to asset management…and more. Whether sensing with drones, mobile rigs or hand-held devices to AR/VR and 3D printed deliverables, everything 3D is here at the only vendor-neutral, cross-industry, 3D event in the market. More info here

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May
21
to May 23

Digital Enterprise Show DES 2019 - Madrid

For more info and 35% discount on tickets for VRARA members, email carlos@thevrara.com for your code

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Where the future is created. The world’s leading event dedicated to Digital Transformation

Digital Enterprise Show is a place, where the synergy between knowledge and experience is achieved, where the new ways of making business, implementing new solutions and ideas arise.

The global expo with over 300 world’s top tech companies, Congress with 450 world’s best digital experts, and 21,000 visitors, who gather every year in Madrid to discuss how the digital changes the business, to acquire the crucial knowledge, skills and solutions to shape their industries’ future.

VR/AR Tech Series. Leverage from the virtual to empower reality

Virtual and Augmented Reality based tech solutions are becoming more and more popular in Manufacturing, Health, Retail, Entertainment and many more sectors. It has already proven to have the power to create unforgettable customer experiences, as a core of innovative marketing or advertising campaigns. The impact VR and AR technologies had in Health and Manufacturing sectors are impressive and show possibilities of these technologies in the future.

AR/VR Tech Series is organized in collaboration with VR/AR Association

INTEREST IN EXHIBITING: as VRARA member you can get a discount on booking your booth in DES 2019, the area dedicated to the showcase of XR projects and experiences. For more info email carlos@thevrara.com

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LDV VISION SUMMIT - NYC
May
22
to May 23

LDV VISION SUMMIT - NYC

VRARA Members get 40% discount. Email info@thevrara.com for your code

Our sixth annual LDV Vision Summit is the premier global gathering in visual tech. We bring together 600+ leading technologists, tech execs, investors and startups will come together to see 80 expert speakers across 40 sessions and 2 competitions showcase the cutting edge in visual tech. Early bird tickets available through March 29, register now!

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May
22
to May 23
DC

3rd Military Virtual Training & Simulation Summit - Alexandria, VA

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

The 2019 Military Virtual Training & Simulation Summit will provide a forum for members of the DoD, Private Industry, Academia and other relevant stakeholders to discuss the current and future direction and utilization of virtual training & simulation technologies throughout the Military Services. The Summit will focus on the efforts to leverage M&S technologies across the Military in order to increase warfighter readiness and help train for future multi-domain operations. See Event website here

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AWE - Santa Clara, CA
May
29
to May 31

AWE - Santa Clara, CA

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

AWE (Augmented World Expo) is the world’s leading event series for XR professionals aiming at improving the way we work, live, and communicate via technologies like Augmented Reality, Mixed and Virtual Reality, Smart Eyewear and Wearable Computing, as well as gesture, sensor, and tracking devices. Now in its 10th year, AWE USA will take place on 29-30 may in Santa Clara, California.

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May
30
to Jun 1

Seoul VR AR Expo 2019 - Korea

VRARA Members get 15-20% discount for booth and 35% for conference tickets

Email korea@thevrara.com for your code

See event website here

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The Seoul VRAR Expo 2019 is a global event that introduces the latest Korea VR AR technologies including VR∙AR Contents (Game, Theme park, Entertainment, Animation, Film), VR∙AR Platforms(on-line, off-line), VR∙AR Networks, VR∙AR Devices(HMD, Controller, Simulator) and Hologram in Korea. It will be held at COEX which is located in the most hot place in Gangnam district of Seoul, from May 30 to June 1, 2019. Everything you want to see is in SVAE2019;

- Exhibition where you can make new business, or find the technology you are looking for

- Conference to talk about the present and future of VR and AR

- Networking party where you can share your opinions more comfortably!

- Showcase and Open Seminar where could listen exhibitor’s technology and products.

- Seoul VRAR Awards where could find high-tech companies in each field

Special Offer:

VR/AR Association has made special arrangement for our network to receive a special discount of 35% off the conference and 15 to 20% off for the booth reservation. contact us for a discount code.

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May
30
6:00 PM18:00

VRARA SF Drinks & Networking at AWE

Join us at the Hyatt Bar after AWE Day-2 sessions and before their official party. We'll take the chance to catch up and talk about what we're all up to.

Contact mike@thevrara.com to RSVP or ask any questions. And feel free to bring colleagues, friends or other guests. We hope to see you on the 30th!

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May
30
6:30 PM18:30

AR London Event with Sony Music, Warner Music, and Scape // Hosted by the VR/AR Association London Chapter and Poplar

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The VR/AR Association London Chapter & Poplar are excited to announce their next event, which will focus on AR. Expect lots of interesting startups, tech execs, developers and agencies to attend.

The meetup will include insights from both ends of the AR industry: the companies leveraging AR for advertising purposes and the software and hardware players producing the latest in AR technology. Attendees are also encouraged to contribute their own use cases of AR, to be featured in future meetups!

The event will include networking drinks and expert panels with Terence Summerbell from Sony MusicFrancesca Gaymor from Warner Music, AR content creator Ross Wakefield behind the viral Big Shaq lens (20M+ impressions), and Huub Heijnen from Scape, to be moderated by David Ripert, CEO of Poplar and Chapter President London for the VR/AR Association.

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Jun
10
8:00 AM08:00

VRARA Enterprise Summit at LiveWorx - Boston

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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.

VRARA Enterprise Summit tickets include lunch and LiveWorx reception on June 10th. You can upgrade to the LiveWorx All-Access-Pass (4 Days) for a discounted price of only $699 (retail price is $1499, giving you savings of $800!) once you purchase our Summit ticket

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Jun
10
to Jun 13

LiveWorx - Boston ($800 discounts available!)

Get tix here and save $800!

LiveWorx is the world's most respected digital transformation conference for the enterprise to experience the most innovative and disruptive technologies — VR/AR, IIoT, machine learning, blockchain, robotics and much more.

LiveWorx is the gathering place for all who thrive on the business of industrial technologies, with a diverse audience made up of C-level executives, managers, engineers, developers, and many more. Whether you’re creating elegant product designs, developing AR applications, or disrupting entire industries, there's something for the entire technology community at LiveWorx. Learn more here

LiveWorx is June 10-13 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

6500+ attendees are expected. Plus, 240+ sessions; and a 200,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall industrial hub of innovation, demos, networking and experiences to amaze and delight!

Save $800 on LiveWorx with VRARA Enterprise Summit tickets! The Summit is June 10th at LiveWorx. You can upgrade to the LiveWorx All-Access-Pass (4 Days) for a discounted price of only $699 (retail price is $1499, giving you savings of $800!) once you purchase our Summit ticket.

Get tix here and save $800!

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TECH+ Forum & Expo for Architecture, Engineering, Construction & Real Estate - NYC
Jun
13
8:00 AM08:00

TECH+ Forum & Expo for Architecture, Engineering, Construction & Real Estate - NYC

VRARA Members get discount to attend. Email info@thevrara.com for your code!

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

  • Learn about new apps and tools and incubating companies in Startup Alley

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

See event website here

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XR for Change Summit at G4C Festival - NYC
Jun
17
8:00 AM08:00

XR for Change Summit at G4C Festival - NYC

VRARA members: contact sophia@thevrara.com for 20% off registration!

Games for Change is proud to invite members of the VR/AR Association to the XR for Change Summit, as part of the G4C Festival. This day will focus on exploring how immersive media is advancing real-world causes with talks, workshops, and demos. Members of your community will have the opportunity to meet developers, storytellers, educators, and researchers leveraging VR, AR and other immersive technologies for social impact. This will be our largest XR4C Summit yet, featuring more than twenty demos presented by some of the brightest minds in XR. 

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XR 101 Workshop CLE' (AR/MR/VR): An Introduction to Extended Reality - Cleveland
Jun
20
8:30 AM08:30

XR 101 Workshop CLE' (AR/MR/VR): An Introduction to Extended Reality - Cleveland

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Cleveland based, Neil Singh, will host this thought-provoking 1-day workshop presented by VRARA Detroit Chapter and Mirari will help your identify, understand, plan and deploy Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Mixed Reality (MR) within your organization.

If you responsible for Design, Engineering, Manufacturing, Sales, Marketing or Training initiatives for your company, this workshop will provide you with the necessary foundation to begin to develop your roadmap for AR, MR or VR.

The morning will kick-off WSG Brad Waid, Award Winning Educator, Emerging Technology Leader, Global Influencer, International Speaker, Keynoter, Top 15 influencer in Augmented Reality, Branding and Messaging Specialist and a great story-teller. Working with schools, industry, businesses, thought leaders and government bodies to improve learning, education and the human experience.

With an overview of the XR industry, the presentations and activities include

  • Introduction to AR, MR, VR

  • Software, Hardware and Authoring for Augmented Reality

  • A variety of AR, Hololens and Magic Leap demos

  • Introductory AR Project Activity

  • LUNCH

  • How XR fits and complements Industry 4.0

  • Industrial Augmented Reality (AR)

  • Is your organization prepared?

  • Defining a Pilot 'XR' Project

  • Template AR Project Activity

  • Defining your next steps for AR, MR, VR

  • Questions and Answers

The instructors will utilize syndicated industry research, case studies, real-life examples and facilitated group discussions to demonstrate how to plan and deploy tablet-based AR applications for use in manufacturing, sales, service and more giving attendees a broad understanding of end-to-end requirements for deploying a successful AR solution for your company.

Special thanks to VRARA Detroit ChapterCWRU LaunchNet and SAE

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Jun
25
to Jun 27

Realities360 Conference & Expo - San Jose, CA

VRARA Members get 20% discount, email info@thevrara.com

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It's time to move beyond the hype and unleash AR and VR’s potential for training and education. 2019 Realities360 Conference & Expo is the event for those looking to build, buy, apply, and explore augmented and virtual realities in their work. You can choose from 50+ sessions showcasing how organizations are actively leveraging XR technologies, explore ground-breaking keynote sessions, and build the knowledge and skills you need with hands-on learning experiences. Plus… New this year is the Realities360 Expo, your one-stop shop to find the products, services, and partners you need to support your AR/VR strategy.

Register Now!

See you in June at the tech hub, Silicon Valley, for the premier AR/VR event for training and education.

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5G Business Summit - Connecting and Enabling: Examining the impact of 5G on business - Sydney
Jun
25
to Jun 27

5G Business Summit - Connecting and Enabling: Examining the impact of 5G on business - Sydney

There is 20% discount for VRARA members - contact Pradeep@thevrara.com

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The 5G Business Summit provides an opportunity to take a comprehensive look at how 5G will impact you and your business. It brings together 35+ senior executives representing not only the mobile operators and government, but also end-users from across a broad range of industries that will be disrupted and enabled by 5G. Key areas being covered include the future deployment and business model impact. It will look at what a 5G world might look like and how Australian businesses can harness the network to realise digital transformation, new services, competitive advantage and a reduction in operating costs. This is the one event you really want to attend if you want to understand the opportunities and challenges 5G will bring. The Summit mixes high-level keynotes, industry perspectives, analysis and forecasts from local and global leaders.

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Jun
27
to Jun 28

EICS: European Immersive Computing Summit - Venice Italy

For more info and 15% discount on tickets for VRARA members, email italy@thevrara.com for your code

EICS 2019 (27-28 June, Venice - Itay) is the European event focused on Spatial Computing: under the same roof you will meet C-level keynote speakers and managers, innovation leaders, key-decision makers, industry pioneers.

Whether you are searching for innovative ideas and solutions for your business, latest news about the AR/VR market evolution or new partnerships this is the right summit.

INTEREST IN EXHIBITING: as VRARA member you can get a discount on booking your booth in EICS Ventures, the area dedicated to the showcase of hardwares and XR projects. For more info email italy@thevrara.com

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ABUdigital - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Jul
3
to Jul 4

ABUdigital - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

VRARA members get a 35% discount. Email info@thevrara.com for your discount code

Creative storytellers, online and web content creators and producers of audio, video and digital content can register to attend ABUdigital in Kuala Lumpur organised by Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), world’s largest broadcasting union.

ABUdigital is conceived as a meeting space for digital dreamers aimed to inspire delegates with the latest digital trends, tools and best practices to guide them to adapt into digital ways of doing things.

This unique conference-slash-knowledge sharing event aspires to explore all things digital at the intersection where Technology meets Content and how it impacts broadcasters. Split into two parts consisting of a digital experts’ forum and specialized workshops, this event will look deeper into everything digital from digital strategies to digital storytelling on a wide spectrum of genres and themes including news, data, VR, documentaries, eSports and more.

It is open for content creators from Asia-Pacific and around the globe.

A registration fee is applied for participants from non-ABU member organisations to attend the event.

Registration deadline: 20 May 2019. Register here.

For more information on #ABUdigital, contact hamdhoon@abu.org.my

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Jul
9
to Jul 10

New York Venture Summit

VRARA Members contact us for a discount to register.

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Meet, interact and network with hundreds of VCs, Corporate VCs, angel investors, investment bankers and founders of venture backed, emerging and early stage companies at the prestigious New York Venture Summit being held on July 9th & 10th 2019 at Convene, New York City.

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

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

In addition to providing access to leading Investors, the conference will feature more than 100 pre screened venture backed, emerging and early stage companies seeking capital, and hardcore networking. 

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Join us in NYC for our VRARA NYC Chapter Demo Event at the RLAB!
May
21
6:30 PM18:30

Join us in NYC for our VRARA NYC Chapter Demo Event at the RLAB!

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The New York chapter of the VR/AR Association (VRARA) celebrates its 3rd anniversary with a gathering of the immersive tribes at RLAB, in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Join fellow VRARA members and their colleagues, and meet the RLAB team, and members of the current XR Beta program. We will be showcasing VRARA member projects and XR Beta member projects, in an enhanced networking reception. Remarks from VRARA executives and advisors; RLAB executives, and NYU executives will be made. Door prizes, food and drink, and more.

LOCATION: Building 22, McDonough Avenue, Brooklyn Navy Yard

WHO: Members of the New York XR community, RLAB community, and VRARA members

Note: If you would like to showcase your work or your company's work, please contact us at info@thevrara.com

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May
16
8:00 PM20:00

VR/AR 101 Workshop: An Introduction to Extended Reality - DETROIT

More info and RSVP here

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This thought-provoking 1-day workshop presented by VRARA Detroit Chapter and Mirari will help your identify, understand, plan and deploy Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Mixed Reality (MR) within your organization.

The morning will kick-off WSG Brad Waid, Award Winning Educator, Emerging Technology Leader, Global Influencer, International Speaker, Keynoter, Top 15 influencer in Augmented Reality, Branding and Messaging Specialist and a great story-teller. Working with schools, industry, businesses, thought leaders and government bodies to improve learning, education and the human experience.

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May
9
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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Pioneers '19 - Vienna, Austria
May
9
to May 10

Pioneers '19 - Vienna, Austria

VRARA members: contact austria@thevrara.com for 75% discount! - € 390 € instead of € 1590

Will we become a trans-planetary species within our lifetime? Will we be able to print out fully functional organs? Will we fly to work in pods or even work at all? Will we find love with robots? Go beyond the hype, see pioneering deep tech, including VR/AR.

Where tech innovators meet, success stories are shared, new technology gets into the spotlight and networking goes viral.

Join us and experience first hand how deep tech is redefining our world. Get inspired to pioneer!

Event website: https://pioneers.io/pioneers19#/

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Workshop: Integrating Virtual Reality into Training Processes - Boston
May
8
7:00 PM19:00

Workshop: Integrating Virtual Reality into Training Processes - Boston

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Circuit Stream and VR/AR Association’s Boston chapter partner to introduce how to integrate Virtual Reality in your company’s training processes to Boston. How are companies using VR to train employees at scale? How do you integrate VR into existing training programs? If you’re curious about immersive technology, this session will give you the knowledge for systematically implementing virtual reality training in your organization and what you can expect from the technology in the future.

What will you learn?

In the session you’ll understand how top global 2000 companies are using VR training at scale to generate significant ROI and savings for their bottom line. You’ll learn how to integrate VR into existing training programs, set your baselines metrics, break down a plan to scale, and quantify training results, a process that has been traditionally extremely hard to measure.

Actionable Starting Points:

  • Do you have an employee training problem on complex technical systems or operations?

  • Are you not able to track your technical employee training?

  • Is your technical employee training dangerous or expensive?

  • Small steps for implementing VR today and how to measure success

  • Why your company should look at VR today and AR in the future

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May
8
6:00 PM18:00

An Evening with Niantic (SF)

Register here. VRARA members get in free.

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Niantic is a product and revenue leader in AR. And it's not stopping there. With recent technology acquisitions, continued success of Pokemon Go, and the upcoming launch of Harry Potter, Wizards Unite, there's a lot going on.

The company is also in the process of an ambitious AR platform play. The Real World Platform will carry Niantic's valuable learnings, AR interactions, game mechanics and scaling capability. It will package up these assets in a platform that developers can use to build their own geo-spatial AR apps and experiences.

How will Niantic continue to build a business that defines mobile AR? Where is it headed next? How is it fulfilling its mission-driven goals to get more people outside? And what's its vision for our AR future? We'll dive into these and other questions with AR lead Ross Finman in a fireside chat. 

Our research partner ARtillery Intelligence will kick things off with a presentation to set the stage with the data, insights and trends it's tracking. Altogether it will be a valuable evening of knowledge & networking. 

Register here. VRARA members get in free.

Event details

  • Doors open at 6:00p and the program starts at 6:30. The event will conclude at 8pm

  • The event is free for VRARA members. Please note: VRARA Membership is an annual, dues-paying membership to a professional association. Belonging to our Facebook Group or following the VRARA on Twitter does not qualify you as a member. To join the VRARA, see here: join the VRARA

  • USF Students and faculty also get in free and can register through their separate system (link forthcoming).

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

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

All other details including registration and speakers can be seen here.

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May
7
6:00 PM18:00

Enterprise AR: Implementations, Measuring Success, and Lessons Learned

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Join us for interactive discussions and demos on Enterprise Augmented Reality (AR) on subjects including:

- Industries and use cases where AR is being used

- The implementation process

- How customers measure success

- Lessons learned in these implementations

The event includes a panel discussion by Enterprise AR companies, customers, and industry analysts and will be held at Atheer’s office in Santa Clara; Atheer is a leading company providing AR solutions for the enterprise.

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Welcome to the Magicverse: An Evening with Magic Leap @ The VR/AR Hub
May
6
5:30 PM17:30

Welcome to the Magicverse: An Evening with Magic Leap @ The VR/AR Hub

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Tickets Here

The Magicverse is an Emergent System of Systems bridging the physical with the digital, in a large scale, persistent manner within a community of people. The VR/AR Hub @ Launch Academy and Vancouver VR/AR Association are proud to bring Magic Leap to Vancouver!

The Magic Leap One opens up a world of possibilities for spatial computing and the solving of real world problems with bleeding edge technology. Utilizing eye and hand tracking, world reconstruction (meshing), spatial audio and a 6DoF controller, the Magic Leap One is a powerful, robust spatial computer that enables developers and creators to create unique solutions for diverse use cases.

Discover how the Magic Leap creates groundbreaking AR solutions across various professional, enterprise and entertainment verticals.

Come try the Magic Leap One, chat with the Magic Leap team and the creator community.

-Refreshments and food will be served

-RSVP now as seating is limited!

-Tickets $20 are non refundable , free for Vancouver VRARA and VR/AR Hub members

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Schedule:

5:30 - 6:00 Networking and refreshments

6:00 - 7:30 Panel/Talks/Q&A and Demos

-Tricia Katz, Magic Leap will speak about the importance of a diverse content and creator ecosystem

Panel Magic Leap 101:

-Tricia Katz, Developer Evangelist - Magic Leap

-Steve Lukas, Developer Relations - Magic Leap

-Greg Rinaldi, Sr. Director of Developer Relations - Magic Leap

-Jacqueline Assar, Partner Manager - Magic Leap

7:30 onward... Announcements, Demos Networking and Mingling

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EU Startups Summit - Barcelona
May
2
to May 3

EU Startups Summit - Barcelona

VRARA Members get 25% discount. Email info@thevrara.com for your code

he EU-Startups Summit is the annual flagship event of EU-Startups.com - the leading online publication about startups in Europe. At the event they showcase a selection of Europe's startups, including VR/AR! More info https://www.eventbrite.de/e/eu-startups-summit-tickets-49809310990  



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Merge Americas - Miami
Apr
29
to Apr 30

Merge Americas - Miami

VRARA members: contact sophia@thevrara.com for registration discount!

Merge Americas, the premier technology event connecting Latin America, North America and Europe, is a unique convening of global enterprises, leading startups and government leaders focused on innovative digital solutions transforming industries. Meet with top investors and buyers of innovating technologies. Past speakers and attendees include: Steve Wozniak (co-founder of Apple), Mark Randolph (co-founder of Netflix), Pitbull (rapper/artist and investor), Uri Levigne (co-founder of Waze)

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Bett MEA Education Event - Abu Dhabi
Apr
22
to Apr 23

Bett MEA Education Event - Abu Dhabi

For discounts and more info email pradeep@thevrara.com

Bett MEA 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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VR/AR Hub Open House in Vancouver
Apr
16
4:30 PM16:30

VR/AR Hub Open House in Vancouver

RSVP HERE

Vancouver has quickly become one of the top hubs for Virtual and Augmented Reality globally. We wanted to bring together some of leading companies in the ecosystem that are pushing the limits of this technology and give you the chance to immerse yourself in new worlds!

This will be your chance to check out our incubator space, The VR/AR Hub, for digital creatives, startups and enterprise working with immersive technologies.

You'll have a chance to meet and network influencers, VR/AR creators, media, enterprises, investors and government officials at this special event. Space is limited!

Drinks will be provided.

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Apr
12
12:00 PM12:00

VRARA, Oculus & Microsoft present the 1st Inter-Collegiate XR Student Festival in Los Angeles

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Calling all students to submit projects by March 21st!

Sponsored by Oculus and Microsoft, and in partnership with VRARA, the Inter-Collegiate Mixed Reality organization (ICXR) is proud to present the 1st Annual Inter-Collegiate Student Festival hosted by XRSC at the University of Southern California. After years of hosting the VRSC student festival at USC, VRSC is proud to finally present ICXR's 1st Annual Inter-Collegiate Student Festival!

Come demo the best virtual, augmented, and mixed reality projects and network with other innovative student developers and industry professionals from across the nation. More information will be posted as the festival approaches!

Content Categories:
1) 360 Live Action / Animation
2) Augmented Reality
3) Interactive VR

Please apply early! To submit a project, please apply using the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/7YjYHQ5P0BvfIqLp2.

To attend the event as a general attendee, please register via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/icxr-student-festival-2019-tickets-54273770308

Location: USC School of Cinematic Arts Courtyard (900 W 34th St, Los Angeles, CA 90007)

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 Magic Leap Training - Developer / Content-Creator Intensive - Chicago
Apr
11
10:00 AM10:00

Magic Leap Training - Developer / Content-Creator Intensive - Chicago

For reservation info, send an email to Chicago@thevrara.com

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 evangelists Tricia Katz and Michael Hazani 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, so request yours today. Magic Leap has asked that these 30 seats be reserved for students that will complete the class and have the correct skills to make use of the training. As such there is a screening form to complete before being invited to reserve your seat. 

The training is free, however you will be required to purchase a non-refundable ticket through Eventbrite 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.

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

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Apr
10
5:30 PM17:30

VR/AR Chicago Event

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VR/AR Chicago's Hands on Demo Day provides Chicago's tech leadership community with the opportunity to experience the different types of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technologies available in the market today. As we've stated at nearly every event, nothing compares with actually trying the equipment and experiences to understand first-hand what the technology is capable of. On April 10th, we will assemble as many different technology demonstrations as the space can hold. Don't miss your opportunity to try the technology for yourself. This event is free to attend but requires a ticket and it will sell out, so click here to get your tickets today.

Interested in Exhibiting:

VR & AR equipment manufacturers and software developers have the opportunity to represent their own technology at this event for a nominal fee, which is further discounted if you are a VRARA or 1871 member company. If you're interested in one of the few remaining exhibit spaces, please complete the linked demonstration request form.

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Chicago Tech in Motion offers interactive learning experiences on the hottest topics in technology through local events. Technology enthusiasts, entrepreneurs and start-ups seek out these events to learn from other professionals, have questions answered in real-time, discover new tech, and hear stories that inspire. This group is a place for technology professionals who wouldn’t normally cross paths to meet, collaborate, and learn about what their peers are doing across the city. Tech in Motion operates across several majors cities in North America. Not local to Chicago? Check out the calendar of events happening in a city near you!

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

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Apr
10
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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XR Executive Summit - Pittsburgh
Apr
10
6:00 AM06:00

XR Executive Summit - Pittsburgh

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Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting? Email Pittsburgh@thevrara.com for more info

This thought-provoking summit will help business leaders understand and identify opportunities for XR— Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR)—and will help them to make informed decisions for plotting a strategy to reap the benefits of XR technology.

Attendees will receive a packet of resources that will assist in further exploration of the capabilities and benefits of XR technology.

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Apr
8
6:00 PM18:00
DC

Launch of VRARA Defense & Intelligence Committee - Washington DC

RSVP by April 5th to Sophia Moshasha at sophia@thevrara.com

Call for simulation/training and intelligence demos!  Email sophia@thevrara.com

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The VR/AR Association is launching our Defense & Intelligence Committee! Network with leaders in Defense, Intelligence and across the VR/AR industry. Join our discussion on the best uses of virtual and augmented reality within military training and simulation.

VRARA members are welcome to attend. Everyone else that RSVPs are asked to have some affiliation of doing work for the government. Please let me know if you have any questions.

These are the panelists we have confirmed. More to be confirmed:

  • Tyler Gates, President, VR/AR Association, Washington DC

  • General Carlisle, President, National Defense Industry Association

  • Mujeet Singh, Vice President, Immersive Solutions, Booz Allen Hamilton

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Apr
2
1:00 PM13:00

Webinar: The Unity Authorized Training Partner Program (UATP) with Unity Technologies, ThinkEDU, KnowledgePoint Connect

RSVP here (click on Upcoming tab)

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Topic: Unity and Market Opportunities for prospective UATP’s and UCI’s

Presenters:

  • Michael Fischler – Chief Executive Officer, ThinkEDU, LLC

  • Anuja Dharkar – Head of Learning, Global Education, Unity Technologies

  • Rebecca Abrams – Education Program Manager, ThinkEDU, LLC

  • Janett Perry – Global Program Manager, Unity Technologies

  • Rickard Lautrup – Program Manager EMEA & Hong Kong, KnowledgePoint Connect

  • Merry Kirk – Partner Engagement Manager, ThinkEDU, LLC

Agenda:

  • Welcome & Introduction to Facilitators

  • Unity and Market Opportunities

  • VRAR Overview, Workshops & Courseware

  • The Unity Authorized Training Partner (UATP) Overview

  • The Unity Certified Instructor (UCI) Overview

  • Introduction to ThinkEDU and our services to UATP’s

  • Introduction to KP-C and our services to UATP’s

  • Next Steps – Becoming a UATP

  • Next Steps – Finding a UATP for training.

  • North America – Free courseware offer

  • Q&A

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Apr
1
to Apr 5

Hannover Messe - Germany

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For more info and free tickets for VRARA Members, email philip@thevrara.com

The world’s leading industrial show 

  • Home of Industrial Pioneers - Technologies for the factories and energy systems of the future 

  • More than 500 use cases - for Industrie 4.0 and Machine Learning 

  • Components, Systems, Solutions - 6,500 exhibitors from 75 countries 

  • Industrial Intelligence - digital networking between humans and machines in the age of artificial intelligence 

  • More than 80 forums and conferences - for example on Industrie 4.0, Machine Learning, 5G and Smart Grids 

  • All key technologies and core areas of industry in one place Plan your visit

The Digital Factory for Hannover Messe puts the focus on digital twin and simulation, ERP, MES and PLM, Industrie 4.0, Industrial Security, Additive Manufacturing and Industrial Cloud Services. In short, Digital Factory provides answers to all the questions related to Software and IT across the entire industrial value chain. Additionally, the forums and discussions at Digital Factory enjoy international esteem and ensure that exhibiting companies and their innovations attract worldwide attention. Top decision-makers engage in discussions devoted to the main themes and trends in IT and industry at the MES conference, in the CAE Forum and at the Additive Manufacturing presentation.

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Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

VRARA Toronto Event - VR & AR: Through a Legal Lens with Fasken Law

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VR + AR THROUGH A LEGAL LENS: HOSTED BY THE TORONTO CHAPTER VRAR ASSOCIATION + FASKEN

Join us on March 28th from 6pm to 8:30pm as we partner with Fasken Law, one of Toronto's leading law firms to explore Virtual and Augmented Reality through a legal perspective.

We'll be covering:

1. Applications of VR + AR in Law

2. A look at patents, copyrights and trademarks for VR + AR companies and the experiences / platforms they build

3. Exploring Liability considerations when deploying VR + AR experiences to clients and the general public

The legal side of business and emerging tech is often not talked about enough, particularly early in the growth phase of an industry. Whether you are in the VR + AR industry or the legal industry, these are conversations that are critical to explore.

There will also be a Q&A session as well the opportunity to network with representatives from Fasken, the Toronto VRAR Association and all attendees.

Please note that seating is limited and you must register to attend.

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Mobile Advertising Summit 2019 - Berlin
Mar
28
9:00 AM09:00

Mobile Advertising Summit 2019 - Berlin

VRARA Members get 25% discount. Email philip@thevrara.com

The right combination of creative concept, audience data, dynamic attribution and influencer marketing as a formula for success in Mobile Advertising – at Mobile Advertising Summit 2019 on March 28 in Berlin advertisers and agencies will learn from top industry experts how to engage with consumers and drive their business.

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Schönhauser Allee 36
10435 Berlin

Join us at the conference as well as German and global brands like McDonald’s, Flixbus, DER Touristik, and GoEuro!

To find out more about the conference, please click https://www.adzine.de/mobile-advertising-summit/.

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Learn AR and Unity (Weekly, Instructor Led; 1-on-1)
Mar
26
to Mar 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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Mar
18
to Mar 22

Game Developers Conference, SF

VRARA members, contact us for a discount code.

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VRARA SF has partnered with this year’s GDC show coming up on March. That means discounts for members among other things. Contact us for a discount code and register here.

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the world's largest professional game industry event.

GDC brings together 28,000 attendees to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry with five days of education, inspiration, and networking at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco.

Attendees include programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, business decision-makers and others involved in the development of interactive games and immersive experiences.

The market-defining GDC Conference features 750 lectures, panels, tutorials and roundtable discussions on a comprehensive selection of game development and VR/AR topics taught by leading industry experts.

The GDC Expo showcases the latest game development tools and services from 550 leading technology companies such as Amazon, Google, Intel, Nvidia, Oculus, Sony, and Unreal Engine. Attendees can use GDC Connect business matchmaking to set up meetings and explore new partnerships and business opportunities.

GDC attendees can relax, play inventive and innovative games, and meet new people throughout the week at interactive spaces, themed areas for indie games, retro games, alternative controllers, and more. This year marked the debut of the GDC Film Festival, one of the first ever documentary & narrative film fests focused on the art and culture of video games.

GDC hosts two award ceremonies recognizing the creativity, artistry and technical genius of the finest developers and games. The Game Developers Choice Awards are the leading peer-based video game awards show celebrating the industry’s top games and developers. The Independent Games Festival honor the most innovative and exemplary projects in indie game development.

GDC is organized by UBM, which in June 2018 combined with Informa PLC to become a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B Events organizer in the world. To learn more and for the latest news and information, visit www.ubm.com and www.informa.com

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Sydney Build 2019
Mar
14
to Mar 15

Sydney Build 2019

VRARA members get free access to Sydney Build 2019 and 10% discount on booths. Email pradeep@thevrara.com

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Sydney is now experiencing a $7 billion renaissance with $4.8 billion worth of construction projects underway in the CBD alone. This is coupled with a further $3.1 billion of approved projects that are due for completion by 2025. Likewise, infrastructure works are booming with the development of WestConnex, NorthConnex, Sydney Metro and two light rail lines, which are all taking place concurrently.

Since its launch 3 years ago, Sydney Build has quickly built a loyal following, drawing in attendees due to its focus on Sydney and its surrounding region; its fresh content; exclusive networking events; and entertainment. Last year’s show was met with huge success, with 157 exhibitors; 11,839 pre-registered visitors; 56 supporting partners; and 92 speakers. After reaching full capacity last year, Sydney Build will be taking up both the Royal Hall of Industries and its neighboring venue - Hordern Pavillion - for its next edition.

At Sydney Build, win contracts, promote products, learn from leading thought leaders from Sydney and the wider region, enhance your brand awareness, forge new business opportunities, meet pre-qualified buyers and much more.

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Mar
13
5:30 PM17:30

VRARA Poland Opening Event - Warsaw

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If you are interested in learning what’s happening on Polish AR/VR/XR scene and talk to top-level experts and fellow enthusiasts, this event is for you!

About this Event

It’s official! We are launching VRARA Poland Chapter with an opening event taking place on 13th March 2019 in a marvelous WeWork space right in the Warsaw City Center at Krucza 50. If you are interested in learning what’s happening on Polish AR/VR/XR scene and talk to top-level experts and fellow enthusiasts, this is a must on your meetup calendar!

Our chapter’s goal is to foster the collaboration between VR/AR specialists, startups, companies - large and small, and a global VR/AR ecosystem. We work alongside other chapters, meetups and conferences from around the world to accelerate Polish ecosystem growth and create worldwide networking opportunities.

Make sure to subscribe to our channels as we will be gradually introducing our speakers.

Check agenda and more info here

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Mar
12
6:30 PM18:30

VR/AR London Event with Snapchat, Speedo, Medical Realities, Poplar

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The VR/AR Association London Chapter & Poplar are excited to announce its VR/AR meetup, co-hosted with the Xoogler network and Second Home, so expect lots of interesting startups, tech execs, developers and agencies to attend.

The event will include networking drinks and an expert panel with Fintan Gillespie from Snapchat, Dan Morgan from Speedo, VR/AR veteran Steve Dann from Medical Realities and AR designer/developer Christian Venables, to be moderated by David Ripert, ex-Head YouTube Spaces EMEA @Google, now CEO of Poplar and Chapter President London for the VR/AR Association.

Panel discussions will include:

  • The state of the VR/AR industry: is it early, is VR losing vs AR, are we at an inflection point for AR?

  • Potential applications for VR/AR in entertainment, e-commerce, enterprise, education, travel, real-estate etc.

  • Who are the big players: from platforms like Google, FB and Snap to deep tech startups like Niantic, 8thWall, 6D.ai

  • What does the future of VR/AR look like: machine learning, blockchain, cloudAR, persistence, social, productivity etc.

  • Q&A from the audience

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