WELCOME TO THE PARIS CHAPTER OF THE GLOBAL ASSOCIATION FOR VR AND AR

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The city of Lights is home of an innovative, creative and fun Chapter of the VR/AR Association. We know
business success depends more than ever on innovation. And we believe that VR and AR are changing our
world in multiples ways and secure richer evolution possibilities for our shared future.

Progress is easier together, so our chapter is built around the simple but powerful idea that meaningful
relationships can happen between unlikely partners.

Bienvenue dans le chapitre parisien de la VR/AR Association. Notre ambition est de faire grandir
l’écosystème de la réalité virtuelle à Paris en favorisant les échanges entre les acteurs du marché. Nous
sommes persuadés que le succès d’une entreprise dépend plus que jamais de son adaptation au
changement. Nous croyons également que la RV et la RA ont le pouvoir de transformer et de faire évoluer
notre monde.

Progressons ensemble ! Notre chapitre est construit autour de l'idée simple mais puissante que des relations
significatives avec des partenaires de différents horizons peuvent contribuer à l’aboutissement de nouveaux
projets.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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NEWS

FEATURED MEMBERS

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

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THE TEAM

Chapter President Craig Vezina paris@thevrara.com 

An EdTech entrepreneur & education leader, Craig is an internationally respected voice around the Future of Learning & Education. Craig is a co-founder of both the augmented reality startup Realcast.io and Executive Director of the global education non-profit, Z-School. For nearly two decades, Craig served in leading international schools, most recently as Dean at the American School of Paris. As a HundrED Ambassador for change, he identifies & recommends education innovations that positively impact the way we learn, with a particular focus on AR & VR applications. Craig is a past recipient of summer fellowships from the National Association of Independent Schools, Office of Overseas Schools & Harvard's Project Zero and, most recently, was awarded the Innovation Fellowship by the Educational Collaborative of International Schools. Craig currently serves on IEEE AR in Education working group & co-chairs the Global AR/VR Association's Committee for Tourism & Culture. He is also a regular speaker at education & technology conferences. Craig received his Ph.D in international diplomacy from the Center of Diplomatic & Strategic Studies after earning his BA at Bowdoin College & MA at Columbia University in NY. 

VP: Aloysius Anagonye paris@thevrara.com 

Aloysius Anagonye combines his international business experience with a great passion for virtual & augmented reality and appreciation for how technology can enhance understanding & engagement across industries. Aloysius is founder of Management consulting agency, ACAN International and Director of Sports & Technology Partnerships for Z-School. Born in Detroit, Michigan to Nigerian parents, Aloysius earned his business degree at Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University, where he was also a key member of the university's NCAA champion basketball team in 2000. Upon graduation he embarked on a professional Athletic career that took him across the globe, winning the EuroCup championships and participating in FIBA World Championship in Japan in 2006. As a technology & business leader, Aloysius credits the values instilled in him by his parents, an exceptional drive honed through sport and a multi-cultural upbringing as being vital to his professional success. Aloysius is especially focused on social development projects in communities and personal growth initiatives enforcing active participation. He is proficient in several languages & is an engaging speaker around the impact of sports, education, technology & innovation. 

VPSoraya Jaber soraya@thevrara.com

Soraya is a self-taught entrepreneur, startup cofounder and History and Art enthusiast. She studied at Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne and then co-founded her first company Opuscope at 20 years old. As XR is about to go mainstream, the company develops Minsight, a headset-first software which facilitates 3D content creation for non-technical people. Soraya is featured in the SH//FT program, which promotes HoloLens projects led by women entrepreneurs from all around the world. As she and her team of engineers and UX experts learned a lot through this VR journey, she joined the VR/AR Association (Paris Chapter) as Vice President in order to give back to the community and show the tremendous opportunities XR will bring." 

 

MEMBER TESTIMONIALS

The 3D/VR/AR ecosystem is very fragmented. VRARA has managed to gather the key players in the space, to foster collaboration and make sure the important discussions which need to happen to push the ecosystem forward are indeed happening. It seemed like a natural fit to join the group, to share what we’ve learned over the years and get some feedback on what others are seeing.
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NETWORK

Connect and build strong relationships with key players in the VR/AR ecosystem through VRARA or partner-hosted events.

COLLABORATE 

Work with innovators in the VR/AR ecosystem across all verticals, from original content creators to innovative hardware companies.

RESEARCH

Gain unlimited, exclusive access to VRARA research and publications, or, when applicable, receive discounts to third-party reports.