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

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

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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



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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to Mar 13


  • Vancouver Convention Centre (map)
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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

More info here

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VR/AR Hub Lunch & Learn, Are you investor ready?
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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VRARA Vancouver Presents: AR Everywhere | The Spatial Era is Here
5:30 PM17:30

VRARA Vancouver Presents: AR Everywhere | The Spatial Era is Here

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Augmented Reality is promising a future where our experiences with digital information aren’t bounded by a box. This new mass medium will completely change the way people live, work and play as our physical reality blends with a virtual one.

To enable these immersive, natural and intuitive experiences, we need “The AR Cloud”, a machine-readable, 1:1 scale model of the world. Experts believe “The AR Cloud” will be the single most important software infrastructure in the history of computing, far bigger than Google’s search index and Facebook’s social graph.

What is the AR Cloud and why is it so important? How will location-based AR experiences change in the next few years after Pokemon Go’s big debut in 2016? Does this year mark the beginning of the spatial era?

Join us on June 19th and learn from the industry’s brightest minds, connect with other like-minded VR/AR professionals and experience never-seen-before mixed reality demo’s as we unveil the potential of Augmented Reality. This event will feature a keynote by Marco DeMiroz, the co-founder and General Partner of the Venture Reality Fund and collaborator of the formation of the Women in XR (WXR) Fund.

We are excited to feature a talk by Alex Chuang of Shape Immersive on “Building the AR Cloud”

Our first panel will be a discussion on location-based AR and its gain in popularity and its future trends. Speakers from , QuestUpon and others will join us on stage.

Our final panel will feature an interesting dialogue on AR Cloud. Speakers from Shape Immersive, Atheer and Steampunk Digital, almond with other will discuss all its applications.

The full list of speakers and demos will be announced this week!

Food and drinks will be provided!

$60 general admission | free for members

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Vancouver Virtual Reality Film Festival 2018
to May 20

Vancouver Virtual Reality Film Festival 2018

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Changing the experience of storytelling for the world by 360 degrees

YVRFF is a non-profit tech culture organization headquartered in Vancouver, BC. Through our annual film festival event, we are on a mission to change the storytelling experience on a global scale, 360 degrees at a time. We custom curate our content to provide the most relevant and compelling narratives available for virtual reality applications.

YVRFF gives Vancouver the opportunity to explore the world of VR with the most innovative technology and creative content. Industry influentials are working closely with the festival to celebrate the top creative minds and leading developments at the premier Vancouver Virtual Reality Film Festival.

With over a decade of combined experience, our board is comprised of innovative leaders from a variety of disciplines within the tech sector.

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5:30 PM17:30

Formation: The Impact of VR/AR on Design Real Estate and Architecture at Deloitte - Vancouver

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Calling all real estate development professionals, architects, and interior designers!

Join us on Weds, February 28th to explore how virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) technology is changing the way we build, design, sell/market real estate, and visualize spaces.

You’ve heard the hype, now discover the facts. We’re exploring how VR/AR technology is helping to change the landscape in Vancouver - literally.

Imagine wowing clients with 3D models they can visit in real time, inviting buyers to tour their new condo before it has even been built, and testing out home decor before committing to the physical purchase -- these are just some of the capabilities that VR/AR offers the real estate industry.

Meet the innovators creating this game-changing technology and demo their products.

This event is a great opportunity for industry professionals to engage with tech talent and explore the value that VR/AR can bring to their business operations. So far proponents of the technology report increased productivity, cost savings, and heightened client satisfaction.

Who should attend? Real estate development companies, real estate marketing/sales firms, architectural firms, top VR/AR real estate development companies, investors, city planners, service providers, tech leaders, interior designers, construction companies and anyone who is interested in disruptive technologies.

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American Marketing Association BC: Mix Conference 2018 Vancouver
5:30 PM17:30

American Marketing Association BC: Mix Conference 2018 Vancouver

RSVP Here - Members get 25% off (email for code) 

The MIX Conference (formerly known as the XM Conference) is an
evening packed full of marketing innovation and experiences.

Focusing on the intersection between marketing and emerging
technologies, trends disrupting today’s sales and marketing funnels are
discussed with actionable takeaways for forward thinking marketers.

In addition to a keynote presentation and a panel discussion in the
theatre, the exhibition lobby features activations and innovative
marketing solutions enhancing our ability to tell stories on and offline.

120+ attendees with 77% holding positions within Founder/Owner,
VP/Director and Manager are expected. The flow of the evening is
carefully designed to foster valuable networking, quality introductions,
career opportunities, and new business opportunities.

Presented by the BCAMA, the MIX Conference is Vancouver’s
showcase of a growing marketing and technology community now
commanding global attention.

Keynote: Adam Bauer VP Partnerships - West at Shazam

Titled: Augmented Reality: The 3rd Wave of the Internet

Shazam has changed the game by making augmented reality accessible and scalable for brands. In this first-ever presentation on Canadian soil, Adam Bauer of Shazam will share with us the next phase of immersive mobile marketing.

Discover how to bring your marketing materials to life—products, packaging, advertising, events and more — through augmented reality experiences including 3D animations, product visualizations, mini-games and 360-degree videos. AR creates immersive experiences and allows brands to reach audiences through a compelling, interactive new medium.

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to Feb 2

Women in Tech Regatta Week Vancouver

Get tickets here (members get 35% off, email

Join us Jan 29-Feb 2- 2018 for the inaugural Women in Tech Regatta Week.

The Regatta is a curated collection of events, workshops and conversations designed to connect women in tech to mentors, peers, resources and to the power of community. We will dwell in the realm of what’s possible, rather than simply what is.

The WiT Regatta is an inclusive event. Regardless of your area(s) of expertise, all genders and career levels are welcome and encouraged to participate.

This week is about tapping into our dynamic, talented community. The Regatta has been organized in collaboration with BC's Women in Tech Coalition that includes 30 local and provincial women in tech groups. We’ll come together to amplify careers, actualize goals, define the future of tech and blow our own minds.

Vancouver is now joining this international event series with Seattle and Amsterdam.

Click here for more information

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VR/AR Association Vancouver Presents: Growing Innovation, Investment Opportunities for VR/AR
5:30 PM17:30

VR/AR Association Vancouver Presents: Growing Innovation, Investment Opportunities for VR/AR

  • BCIT Downtown - Tech Hub - 5th Floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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VRARA Members get in free! 

We’re bringing together investors, industry leaders, and top VR/AR talent to discuss the current state of the immersive tech market and uncover opportunities for growth. Investors will meet VR innovators and local startups will learn the best methods for securing funding for their business.

The day begins with a keynote from VR/AR thought leader Tom Emrich from Super Ventures, followed by two expert panels of investors and tech executives, and finished with a round of lighting pitches. 

We're also looking for sponsors and companies interested in showcasing their VR/AR products . If you would like to be a part of this event please email Dan Burgar

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2017 Vancouver UX Awards
6:00 PM18:00

2017 Vancouver UX Awards

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Recognizing joy, elegance, clarity, innovation and impact in the interactions we create.

Fourth Annual VanUX Awards: Submit your outstanding work and be there to cheer on the community! 

The Vancouver User Experience Awards are a great opportunity for growing startups, freelance practitioners, agencies, and user-centric enterprises to showcase their work and get recognized for the incredible experiences they create every day. And this year... that could be you!

First, submit your work. Call for entries is open and officially closes at 11:59 p.m PST on October 10, 2017. Then, purchase your tickets. It's a fun evening where you get to mingle with Vancouver's talented UX professionals, sip a complimentary beverage, take a walk on the red carpet, and enjoy some great food. Tickets sold out well in advance last year, so get them before November 29, 2017. 

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Interface Summit - Vancouver
to Oct 16

Interface Summit - Vancouver

  • Vancouver Convention Centre West Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Future Health. Real. Virtual. Augmented


(Members receive 15% off with code, email For more information and tickets Click Here

The 2017 INTERFACE Health Summit is our 6th annual global conference. It is two full days of being engaged, informed, inspired and connected to digital health innovators. Enjoy amazing talks. Take part in reverse startup pitches and educational sessions. Meet investors from Canada, Silicon Valley, and China – investors who manage hundreds of millions in innovation funds! Watch the Top 10 Grand Finale of #IHCX2017 and Awards Show live. Mingle with media. Network with some of the world’s best innovators. All that plus…. good food, spectacular views and tons of FUN.

Some of the talks and panels will feature leaders in VR/AR in healthcare and will look at the disruption for the industry. There will be a VR/AR showcase on the Tuesday featuring innovative companies and some members from Vancouver.


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VR/AR Association Vancouver Presents: Branding for the Future @ Hootsuite HQ
5:30 PM17:30

VR/AR Association Vancouver Presents: Branding for the Future @ Hootsuite HQ

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Discover how brands, retailers, marketers and interactive agencies are using VR/AR/MR to create unique and memorable brand experiences. Virtual and augmented reality take brand immersion and customer engagement to a whole new level and will disrupt the way we connect.

Now is the time to integrate and roadmap for this technology. This event will be a catalyst to connect VR/AR leaders with brands and agencies.

We're seeing plenty of companies like GE, NASA, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Audi, BMW, Verizon... are banking on it and don't want to get left behind.

The VR/AR Association Vancouver is proud to partner with Hootsuite on this event to discuss, demo and learn about how the technology will be at the forefront and prevalent in the near future. 

VR Demos, Expert Speakers/Panelists.

Drinks and food to be provided.

This event is free for current VR/AR Association members.

Grab your tickets ASAP! This event will sell out!

We're looking for sponsors and companies wanting to showcase their VR/AR products to brands, if you want to be apart of this event please email

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Extraordinary Future 2017 - Vancouver
9:00 AM09:00

Extraordinary Future 2017 - Vancouver

  • Vancouver Convention Centre East (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A journey through the technologies that will directly impact the course of our lives: The extraordinary future of science and life.

Check out the VR/AR Association Village with our members and representatives

VRARA members get 25% off with code, please email for details

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Join us as we:

  • Unite and inspire Vancouver’s entrepreneur, finance, technology and influencer communities with exceptional, future thinking content
  • Promote and showcase Canada’s technology industry
  • Connect technology companies with the Vancouver financing and investment community

The Extraordinary Future Conference will host world class speakers and companies focusing on:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Space Exploration
  • Energy in the 21st Century
  • Blockchain Technology
  • The Future of Health
  • Technology and Finance

The event will host a trade show, main speaker hall and break out investor presentation rooms.

Participating companies will be given exposure in a trade show booth, presentation time in the investor break out rooms and access to our one-on-one meeting concierge - hosted meetings with pre qualified investors and conference speakers.

September 20, 2017

Vancouver Convention Centre East

Expected Investor Attendance:

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6:30 PM18:30

Brainstation Presents VR/AR Vancouver | A Panel Discussion On Virtual Reality - Vancouver

VRARA Members get 40% off, Please email for code

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As technology has evolved, so too have people’s experiences with it. We’ve witnessed an evolution of mediums, from text to images to video, and it’s now a well known fact that Virtual and Augmented Reality are and will continue to change the way people and businesses work and communicate.

From Pokemon Go to Oculus Rift, companies are striving to create richer, more immersive experiences for users, and consequently VR and AR are becoming more accessible and sophisticated than ever before.

The VRARA Vancouver chapter is proud to be sponsoring this event. Join expert panelists to learn how VR and AR stand to alter our perceptions and influence the future across diverse industries. 

Topics of Discussion

  • VR - the next major computing platform?

  • Solutions for creating accessible VR content

  • Going mainstream - incorporating VR into everyday work and life

  • Examples of major tech companies working with VR technology

  • The future of immersive technologies

What You’ll Get

  • An intimate discussion with VR and AR experts

  • BrainStation notebook and pen for note-taking purposes

  • Snacks and refreshments

*Event is non-refundable and non-transferable.

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