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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Learn AR and Unity (Weekly, Instructor Led; 1-on-1)
Mar
26
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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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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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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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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Apr
2
1:00 PM13:00

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

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

XR Executive Summit - Pittsburgh

Register here

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
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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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.

Sponsored By:

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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 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
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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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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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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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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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
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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Jun
10
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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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

www.5gsummit.com.au

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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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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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

www.sydneybuildexpo.com/about 

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.

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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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Mar
12
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

TRANSFORMING THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION IN ASIA

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.

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BCTECH Summit
Mar
11
to Mar 13

BCTECH Summit

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#BCTECHSummit

The #BCTECHSummit showcases B.C.’s vibrant technology industry, builds cross-sector and cross-border opportunities for businesses and explores the latest ideas and innovations solving challenges and fueling the global economy. Hosted annually by the BC government and Innovate BC, the #BCTECHSummit brings together technology leaders, industry executives, investors, senior government officials, researchers and students to connect and share insights, experiences and opportunities.

Recognized as Western Canada’s largest annual innovation event, the 2018 event featured 1,200 companies, 200+ speakers, 270 exhibitors, 150 investors representing $200B in capital, and international delegates spanning 23 countries and six continents. It highlighted that transformations technology is driving across all industries and showcased innovation’s impact on how we work, live and play.

Welcome to the Reality Revolution

Our world is changing at an unprecedented rate, with new realities introduced every day. The 2019 #BCTECHSummit will explore how we use emerging technologies – from AI to Robotics, Quantum to Cleantech, Blockchain to AR/VR – to solve the biggest challenges facing BC and the world today. Explore the possibilities. Prepare for the future.

Join us at the VR/AR Association Vancouver “VR/AR Zone”, members receive deep discounts (up to 60% off!) on booth space and passes, to learn more email dan@thevrara.com

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The Rise of the AR/VR Ecosystem in Vancouver, Canada House at SXSW
Mar
10
2:00 PM14:00

The Rise of the AR/VR Ecosystem in Vancouver, Canada House at SXSW

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There’s a number of good reasons why Vancouver, Canada, has become the second largest AR/VR hub in the world.

Nestled between fir tree-covered mountains and sandy urban beaches, the city hosts more than 220 AR/VR companies that are pioneering the ways that we will live, work, and play.

Tourism Vancouver, in conjunction with the VR/AR Association Vancouver, Creative, B.C., and the Vancouver Economic Commission, are excited to announce the launch of Vancouver Day at this year’s South By Southwest conference (SXSW) at Canada House (92 Rainey St, Austin TX)

The showcase will first spotlight Vancouver’s augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) ecosystem. Keynote speeches from Amy Peck (founder/CEO of EndeavorVR) and Martina Welkhoff (founding partner of the Women in XR Fund) will precede a panel about the reasons why Vancouver has risen to become the second largest AR/VR hub globally. Representatives from companies including Conquer Experience, Motive.io, and the VR/AR Association will discuss B.C.’s dynamic innovations to international stakeholders, and the reasons why Vancouver is a top destination for tech investment, opportunity, and development.

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Mar
8
1:00 PM13:00

Entrepreneurship and Venture Financing - Web Conferencing Meeting (Online & via Phone)

This will be an online event via web conferencing

**Anyone can attend, including non-members! **

If you are an Entrepreneur, Startup, or VC you should attend! This will be an online event via web conferencing on March 8th 1pm est.

Recent trend is many different VR Fitness startups. For this session Ryan Wang of Outpost Capital invited one of the VR Fitness startups to give a short presentation, and will do a Fireside Chat session followed by Q&A.

Ryan will interview Aaron Stantonis, a serial entrepreneur with great track record, founder of QuiVR, and has done lots of research into VR Fitness. He will give a presentation on the VR Fitness overview/landscape/trend.

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This event is organized by our Entrepreneurship and Venture Financing Committee that is creating best practices, guidelines, and call to actions for the VR/AR startup founders and venture capitalists community. Topics include but not limited to market trend, new technology development, go-to-market planning, fund raising strategy, etc.

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VR/AR Chicago Event
Mar
6
5:30 PM17:30

VR/AR Chicago Event

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Description

VR/AR Chicago brings together people who are interested in working with virtual and augmented reality technology.

The group includes developers, business leaders, investors, students, and more. Many of our members are actively working with VR and AR technology here in Chicago - providing consulting, business development, and technology development services. What makes us different from other groups is that we are not just interested in seeing what's out there, we are actively producing, promoting, and demonstrating VR and AR technology in our businesses and community.

We generally meet on the 1st Wednesday every month. There a few months where we move for holidays or to avoid other known Immersive Technology events, but it always takes place on a Wednesday. Throughout 2019, all of our monthly MeetUps will be held at 1871 in the auditorium. Topics and panel details are schedule to be announced at least 2 weeks prior to each schedule MeetUp.

If you are interested in sponsoring, demonstrating technology, or participating on the expert panel, please email the organizer. We're also happy to answer any questions.

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Mar
6
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. 

 

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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. 

 

 

Call for TOP INNOVATORS!

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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Mar
5
6:00 PM18:00

VRARA Silicon Valley Event: The Emergence of Web-based VR/AR

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The VR/AR Association (VRARA) and 8th Wall invite you to join us for discussions and demos on WebXR

About this Event

Join us for interactive discussions and demos covering Web-based VR/AR, how they are being used, and implications for the VR/AR ecosystems. The event includes a panel discussion by industry experts covering all things WebXR. The event will be held at 8th Wall’s office in Palo Alto*. 8th Wall is a key company driving WebAR development.

Panelists

To be announced - please check back for updates

Agenda

6:00PM – 7:00PM: Check-in, networking, light food and drinks served

7:00PM – 7:15PM: Introductions

7:15PM – 8:15PM: Presentations, demos, and panel discussion

8:15PM – 9:00PM: Networking, meet the speakers

*8th Wall's office is a 5 minute walk from the California Avenue Caltrain Station in Palo Alto, and there is plenty of nearby street and garage parking.

Get involved! Help shape the VR/AR industry and share your point of view

  • Call for speakers: if you are working on WebXR applications and would like to participate in this event

  • Sponsors: if you would like to sponsor this event or future events

  • Volunteers: join the VRARA Silicon Valley Chapter team to plan and run events

Email us at: sv@thevrara.com

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Mar
5
to Mar 6

DGC Dubai Digital Games Conference - UAE

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

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Digital Games Conference in Dubai is the leading Conference & Exhibition for the Middle east and Africa region Games Industry. Its 3rd edition will be taking place on the 5th & 6th of March 2019 in Dubai, UAE.

In 2018, DGC Games welcomed 500+ companies from more than 35 countries, in addition to the presence to 60 renowned speakers.

DGC is both industry and community oriented , bringing together developers and publishers , as well as companies servicing the games industry, It is the best platform for International Games Companies to access and tap into the great potential of the region and its 300+ Million Gamers.

It offers the opportunity to launch titles, sponsor, exhibit, attend as a delegates and participate in matchmaking B2B meetings.

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Mar
4
8:00 AM08:00

Industrial VR/AR Forum (Houston)

VRARA members, contact us for a discount code to attend

The Industrial VR/AR Forum is bringing together the industrial, energy & engineering Immersive Tech leaders, software developers, wearables/exoskeletons platforms and VR/AR/XR systems to showcase how they are using proven mixed & enhanced reality technology in their enterprise industrial operations today to reach common industry goals, such as decreasing costs and risks while increasing safety, enhanced training/knowledge transfer and speed/quality of information delivery.  

Learn what’s real and what’s hype…Most importantly, learn what’s really working!

We’re bridging the gap between business and the latest tech in Industrial VR/AR/XR, and Wearables/Exoskeletons. Some topics we’ll cover include:

  • Cross-Industry VR/AR/Immersive Tech Best Practices

  • Advancing Business Operations & Training with Mixed Reality Solutions

  • Transforming Business & Remote Inspections with VR/AR/XR

  • The Future of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in Energy & Engineering

  • Learn How to Craft & Implement a Successful VR/AR/XR Strategy

  • How Wearable Tech and Exoskeletons are Being Deployed in Industrial Facilities

  • Network with the MOST Influential End Users, Investors & Solution Providers

  • Real-World Use Case studies

  • Live demos at the Immersive Tech Demo Zone

  • State-of-the-Art VR/AR/XR and Mixed Reality Industry Information & Displays

…all part of the Industrial VR/AR Forum Innovation Summit & Expo Experience!

VRARA members, contact us for a discount code to attend

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Mobile World Congress 2019 VRARA Executive Dinner
Feb
27
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:

Description

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

Dessert
Catalan cream foam, pineapple and coconut

Cellar
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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Feb
26
to Feb 27

Corporate Immersive Experiences and The Human Factor - Portland, Oregon

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

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Digital leaders, tech innovators, and industry experts who are leveraging VR/AR in the workplace will collaborate and network at the World Class Corporate Immersive Experiences and The Human Factor on the 26th and 27th of February in Portland, Oregon.

Among the 24 speakers are the experts from companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Bank of America, Adidas, VISA, Brown, GreyOrange, TrapDoor, Cigna, NorthState, WellsFargo and many more. They will share insights on how Immersive Technologies up- and reskill their workforce, promote engagement and foster cultural change.

See the agenda here for more info 

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Feb
25
to Feb 26

2nd Annual Augmented and Virtual Reality Conference - Dubai

VRARA Members, to get your discount to attend this event, email info@thevrara.com

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URL: https://bit.ly/2TSWNTh

 At the 2nd Annual Augmented and Virtual Reality Conference (25-26 February, Dubai, UAE), evangelists and early adopters from various industries and organisations including Dubai Customs, Dubai Health Authority, Sharjah Tourism Authority, Jumeirah Group, Al Futtaim and many more will be joining us to share insights and their AR/VR success stories with top stakeholders and discuss key takeaways and challenges in successful implementation of such technologies in their respective sectors.

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Feb
25
to Feb 28

Mobile World Congress (MWC) - Barcelona

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

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Immersive Content

As the appetite and expectation for VR/AR and other forms of richer immersive content grows, the impact on networks, event venues and overall consumer engagement will grow. Immersive Content examines the challenges, the revenue models, as well as the relationship between consumption growth and network capacity. View the agenda for VR/AR here

Also, join us for our VRARA Executive Dinner. RSVP here

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VRARA Pittsburgh Event: Dabble & Mingle - A Hands-on Intro to VR/AR Creation Tools and Hardware
Feb
22
6:00 PM18:00

VRARA Pittsburgh Event: Dabble & Mingle - A Hands-on Intro to VR/AR Creation Tools and Hardware

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Overview

Join PGH VRARA for an evening of discovery and networking at CCAC's Innovation Lab. Learn about virtual and augmented reality in a fun, relaxed setting. Create and manipulate VR environments using the two most popular game development platforms (Unreal and Unity). Demo games and experiences with some exciting AR/VR hardware.

This event is an excellent opportunity for business leaders and educators to understand how VR/AR technology can integrate into their organizations and curricula. 

Who Should Attend

+ Educators
+ Students
+ Business leaders
+ Technology enthusiasts
+ Anyone interested in learning more about virtual and augmented reality

Why Attend

At this event, you will...

+ Try your hand at constructing simple XR experiences (technical knowledge not required)
+ Learn about VR/AR hardware and technology training options
+ Demo some cool VR/AR games and projects
+ Learn about the Pittsburgh chapter of VRARA
+ Mingle and network with like-minded individuals who value technology and innovation

Enjoy a light buffet and some non-alcoholic beverages during the event.

Agenda

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm | Sign in and mingle

6:30 pm - 6:45 pm | Welcome from Gretchen Mullin-Sawicki, Ph.D., CCAC North President 

6:45 pm - 9:00 pm | Dabble, explore, play, build, eat

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Feb
22
11:30 AM11:30

Immersive Learning in the Workplace - Houston

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We'll be presenting the latest VR/AR industry news, including notable successful deployments of immersive technology in an enterprise setting. The topic for this event is Immersive Learning in the Workplace. 

We will cover what Immersive Learning the Workplace looks like today and in the near-future. This will include best practices for creating the business case, finding a service provider to develop the experience and a few examples of really good Immersive learning applications. 

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Feb
14
12:00 PM12:00

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

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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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VR/AR Hub Lunch & Learn, Are you investor ready?
Feb
12
11:30 AM11:30

VR/AR Hub Lunch & Learn, Are you investor ready?

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VRARA Vancouver with Launch Academy and Gowling WLG is putting on a workshop at the new VR/AR Hub at Launch Academy Feb 12th.

For start-ups in any industry, proper structuring and incorporating is critical to investor readiness. A start-up that takes the time to think through and properly set up its share structure early will avoid future disputes and better protect the company and its assets.

Tara Amiri and Braden Lauer from Gowling WLG are coming to Launch Academy on February 12 to discuss the numerous considerations, common questions and pitfalls that come with this “SOS!” moment in an early-stage start-up. The presentation touches on:

Business structures;

Common term sheet terms in early-stage companies; and

Shareholder agreements, and common rights and obligations within.

A well-structured company will attract investors and strategic partners and can be critical to achieving successful financings and exits. The topics set out in this presentation will assist early-stage companies to ask all of the right questions, anticipate common pitfalls, and prepare them for success.

More details here

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VR/AR Design and Development Introductory Workshops at VFS
Feb
9
to Feb 10

VR/AR Design and Development Introductory Workshops at VFS

  • VFS Campus - 400 W. Hastings St. (map)
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Take this opportunity to explore the emerging fields in VR/AR and the ever-growing applications of these technologies. Come and try it out in this series of weekend workshops. Take one or take them all. https://vfs.edu/events/vrar-workshops

  • Learn how to develop applications for VR and AR in Unity. Workshops will be on February 9-10 and February 23-24.

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Feb
8
to Feb 10

3-Day Unity Training Course in Bangkok, Thailand

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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Feb
7
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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Feb
6
6:30 PM18:30

VRARA San Diego Event: Experience the newest in interactive VR/AR technology at UCSD's Center for Research in Entertainment Learning

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VRARA San Diego Chapter invites you to experience the newest in interactive mixed reality technology at UCSD's Center for Research in Entertainment Learning. You will get to play with interactive media start-up Zuzor's exciting tech first-hand, and discover opportunities that will change the way we experience environments.

Zuzor's founder, Tammuz Dubnov, will lead us in presentation, discussion and exploration of extended reality technology and its impact on the future. Designers will get to experience new cutting-edge technology at the Extended Reality Lab at UC San Diego and learn how they can incorporate graphic assets into new interactive experiential software. AR/VR specialists and enthusiasts will experience Mixed Reality and discuss how augmented/mixed reality technology helps evolve our intuitive interactions with virtual objects and spaces. The event will explore growing demand for interactive and XR technology in various industries and how we can join forces to meet the demand as well as explore the future through new technologies.

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Workshop in Detroit: AR for Design, Manufacturing & AEC at LTU - Special Guest Speaker Elizabeth Baron
Feb
5
8:30 AM08:30

Workshop in Detroit: AR for Design, Manufacturing & AEC at LTU - Special Guest Speaker Elizabeth Baron

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This thought-provoking 1-day workshop presented by VRARA Detroit Chapter and Mirari Interactive will help manufacturers identify, understand, plan and deploy Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Mixed Reality (MR) for manufacturing, AEC, service, repair, and operations.

Additional presentations will include:

  • Intro to Extended Reality 'XR 101' (AR/MR/VR) 

  • How XR fits and complements Industry 4.0

  • Is your organization prepared? 

  • Defining a Pilot 'XR' Project

  • Content Authoring Tools

  • HoloLens demos

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, enhancing understanding of end-to-end requirements for deploying a successful AR solution for your company. 

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