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Thursday, October 31
 

5:00pm PDT

Registration Desk Open
Registration Open to collect your badges.  Come early and avoid the line ups.  Registration is accessible from the JW Marriott elevators.  Please bring a valid piece of ID. 


Thursday October 31, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Main Lobby Reception Area

6:00pm PDT

VIP Cocktail Reception (by invite-only)
Thursday October 31, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm PDT

9:00pm PDT

Hallowe’en Masquerade Party
Thursday October 31, 2019 9:00pm - 11:59pm PDT
 
Friday, November 1
 

7:00am PDT

Registration Desk Open
Registration Open to collect your badges.  Come early and avoid the line ups.  Registration is accessible from the JW Marriott elevators.  Please bring a valid piece of ID.


Friday November 1, 2019 7:00am - 5:00pm PDT
Main Lobby Reception Area

8:00am PDT

Coffee Networking Session
Friday November 1, 2019 8:00am - 8:30am PDT

8:45am PDT

Opening Welcome Remarks
Welcome to the VR/AR Global Summit!  

Speakers
avatar for Kris Kolo

Kris Kolo

Global Executive Director, VR/AR Association
avatar for Anne-Marie Enns

Anne-Marie Enns

Executive Producer, VR/AR Association


Friday November 1, 2019 8:45am - 8:50am PDT
MAINSTAGE

8:50am PDT

Welcome To Vancouver and the Global Summit
Speakers
avatar for Bruce Ralston

Bruce Ralston

Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology
Hon. Bruce Ralston was first elected MLA for  Surrey-Whalley in 2005. He was re-elected in 2009, 2013 and 2017. He is the Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology.Bruce served as the Official Opposition spokesperson for Natural Gas Development, Trade, Immigration, and Multiculturalism... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 8:50am - 9:00am PDT
MAINSTAGE

9:00am PDT

The Future of AR: From Games to Mainstream Adoption & Beyond
A fireside chat with Jason McDowall and Ross Finman.



Speakers
avatar for Jason McDowall

Jason McDowall

Jason is the creator and host of the #1 podcast focused on augmented reality, The AR Show. He’s also the VP of Software and AR Evangelist at Ostendo, which is focused on solving a fundamental challenge of AR smartglasses: the underlying visual engine. Jason invests in early-stage... Read More →
avatar for Ross Finman

Ross Finman

Niantic
Ross was previously Co-founder and CEO of Escher Reality, acquired by Niantic Labs early 2018.  He is a current Forbes 30 under 30 and previously spent a decade working in computer vision at MIT and CMU.  He has worked at NASA and SpaceX, after growing up on a llama farm.


Friday November 1, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am PDT
MAINSTAGE

9:30am PDT

9:50am PDT

Bringing Spatial Computing to Enterprise: A Fireside Chat with Cathy Hackl, Enterprise Strategy at Magic Leap
Join Amy Peck as she sits down with Cathy Hackl to discuss spatial computing and enterprise. 

Speakers
avatar for Amy Peck

Amy Peck

Founder & CEO, EndeavorVR
Amy Peck is the Founder & CEO of EndeavorVR, a leading global VR strategy & consulting firm. She is a recognized thought-leader in the space and speaks globally on the future of VR and exponential technologies. She works with Fortune 500 companies and tech startups on VR strategy... Read More →
avatar for Cathy Hackl

Cathy Hackl

VP at Avatar Dimension, Futurist + Founder at Futures Intelligence Group
Cathy is an Emmy-nominated broadcast journalist turned public relations professional and social media strategist. She teaches Communication for Entrepreneurs and Social Media Management at IE Business, one of Europe’s top-business schools. Hackl has spoken international on behalf... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 9:50am - 10:10am PDT
MAINSTAGE

10:10am PDT

XR and the Changing Workforce
Speakers
avatar for Amy Peck

Amy Peck

Founder & CEO, EndeavorVR
Amy Peck is the Founder & CEO of EndeavorVR, a leading global VR strategy & consulting firm. She is a recognized thought-leader in the space and speaks globally on the future of VR and exponential technologies. She works with Fortune 500 companies and tech startups on VR strategy... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 10:10am - 10:30am PDT
MAINSTAGE

10:30am PDT

Helping the AR Cloud Cross The Chasm
How do you take an advanced concept like the AR Cloud and help businesses understand how to use it? Demoing occlusion, physics and 3D scanning isn't enough. Today, the AR Cloud is embraced by the innovators, but needs to cross the chasm to early adopters reach beyond developers to the CEOs and product managers in order to make it into mainstream products. How do you take a highly technical product and bring it to market? In this talk, you will hear lessons learned from 6D.ai in its first year of go-to-market strategies and see early demos of what's required for all of us to help move the market toward broader AR Cloud adoption.

Speakers

Friday November 1, 2019 10:30am - 10:50am PDT
MAINSTAGE

10:50am PDT

Convergence: How the World Will Be Painted with Data
This is a historic moment. We are on the cusp of a new generation of mobile computing. Latency-free 5G broadband networks, AI and XR will converge in the next five years to change the world as we know it. Our devices will change dramatically and change us in ways no one can fully predict. Convergence tells the story of Augmented Reality, a new technology that’s seeping into every smartphone and every workplace. But the smartphone is just the beginning. We will soon wonder how we put up with its miserable form for so long. In this presentation of key ideas from his new book, author and Forbes columnist Charlie Fink will discuss how the convergence will lead to head-worn, interoperable AR/VR glasses and, ultimately, to wearable, invisible, computing. The book uses a kind of AR called "marker AR," to allow readers to use their smartphone to bring pages to life in surprising and entertaining ways to illustrate how the world, and everyone it, will be painted with data. More than a book about technology, this is about an evolutionary change in humankind.

Speakers
avatar for Charlie Fink

Charlie Fink

XR Consultant, Author & Columnist, Forbes
Charlie Fink is a former Disney, AOL and AG Interactive executive who writes a popular column about XR for Forbes, He is a consultant to some of the leading companies in the space. As a 28 year old junior executive at Disney, Fink famously came up with the idea for The Lion King... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 10:50am - 11:10am PDT
MAINSTAGE

11:00am PDT

Spotlight on Vancouver - Meet and Greet w/ Local Vancouver Agencies
Welcome to the Vancouver Zone!
The whole day on Friday the zone will be dedicated to Vancouver & BC startups/entrepreneurs, it will be a zone where you can meet local leaders, service providers and government officials to give you the tools and advice to scale up your VR/AR startup. We will also give startups the chance to have time with one of the leading VR/AR investors Ryan Wang from Outpost capital who will listen to your pitch, give you advice and offer learnings.

Tentative Schedule (To be updated)

11 am - 1:30 pm - Vancouver Open House: Meet and greet with local Vancouver agencies such as Creative BC, Vancouver Economic Commission, Entax, Gowling, Global Affairs Canada, Gowling WLG and learn about bringing your business and/or working in Vancouver.

1:30 - 2:50 pm - Meet an Investor: One on one meetings with Ryan Wang, Investor

3:00 pm - Vancouver Programming - Welcome

3:05 - 3:25 pm - Growing Your Business in Vancouver: Panel Discussion with Entax, Gowling and more.

3:25 - 3:45 pm - Investing in frontier tech: XR, AI, Blockchain and Robotics with Ryan Wang

3:45 pm - Q&A

3:55 pm - Wrap Up

Speakers
avatar for Jacqueline Gustafson

Jacqueline Gustafson

Director, Tax Incentives Practice, KPMG LLP
avatar for Ryan Wang

Ryan Wang

Co-founder & General Partner, Outpost Capital
Ryan is Co-founder and General Partner of Outpost Capital. Established in 2015, Outpost Capital is a leading cross-border early stage venture fund based in San Francisco and China, focusing on VR/AR, Blockchain, Gaming/Esports and Digital Entertainment.Having a multicultural background... Read More →
avatar for Dan Burgar

Dan Burgar

President, Vancouver VRARA
Dan is the President of The Vancouver VR/AR Association he's led the growth for the VR/AR ecosystem in Vancouver/BC, he's helped turn Vancouver/BC into a world leading hub for VR/AR and is continuing to build that foundation.Previously Dan has helped lead the growth at Archiact and... Read More →
avatar for Roch Ripley

Roch Ripley

Partner, Gowling WLG
avatar for Ryan Pernia

Ryan Pernia

President, Entax


Friday November 1, 2019 11:00am - 1:30pm PDT

11:10am PDT

A Guide to Benefit from Step by Step Mixed Reality Instructions in Enterprise
This talk will give perspectives and guidelines on 3 of the most recurring customer questions when it comes to deploying step by step mixed reality instructions.  What are the benefits of these types of solution?  How to pick the right use case?  What are the potential roadblocks to overcome?

Speakers
avatar for Alex Godin

Alex Godin

Microsoft
Alexandre Godin is a Senior Program Manager for one of Microsoft’s newest Mixed Reality business application, Dynamics 365 Guides, announced in conjunction with HoloLens 2. Alexandre oversees product management and strategy, working with some of the biggest companies in the world... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 11:10am - 11:30am PDT
MAINSTAGE

11:30am PDT

XR For Poverty Reduction Initiatives
How World Bank uses XR tools for poverty reduction efforts focusing on project monitoring and decision making, communication efforts and learning initiatives. 

Speakers
avatar for Jimmy Vainstein

Jimmy Vainstein

Sr. Program Manager, The World Bank
Jimmy Vainstein leads the Interactive Media Program at the World Bank Group in Washington, DC and is the Co-chair of the VR/AR Association VR For Good Committee. His efforts brought the deployment of immersive tools across the development organization in order to virtually transport... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 11:30am - 11:50am PDT
MAINSTAGE

11:50am PDT

Virtual Reality: From Inception to Impact in Global Training and the Workplace
In just over a year, Mastercard’s Virtual Reality learning program went from proof-of-concept to a full-fledged program that directly engaged hundreds of employees globally and winning three awards along the way. Learn how Mastercard is scaling this technology across the company to revolutionize the way their workforce learns, and the impact of innovation in the workplace.

Speakers
avatar for Travis May

Travis May

Mastercard
As Director of Learning Technology & Innovation at Mastercard, Travis May is leading the conceptualization and application of Virtual Reality (VR)/Augmented Reality (AR) concepts in entirely new ways for the company. Focusing on fully immersive, real world business interactions, Travis... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 11:50am - 12:10pm PDT
MAINSTAGE

12:00pm PDT

Exhibition Floor Open
Friday November 1, 2019 12:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Parq Grand Ballroom

12:10pm PDT

LUNCH
If you're looking for restaurants, there are a lot of dining options in Parq.
  • Honey Salt
  • The Victor
  • BC Kitchen
  • Mrkt East

Here's the full list of restaurant options and more information: https://www.parqvancouver.com/food-drink/

Friday November 1, 2019 12:10pm - 1:10pm PDT

1:00pm PDT

The Theatre of Space
While scientists and engineers are fascinated with outer space; Galit Ariel explores how we will unleash a new era of space exploration right here on earth. In this talk Galit peeks into a future where, through the application of immersive technologies, we create and experience digital content in new ways; Revisit our familiar physical space and convert it into a new experiential platform for work, play and wonder. This talk expands on Galit’s 2018 TEDWomen talk and aimed at any earth-walkers interested in the future of physical and digital living.
Takeaways:

- Framed by space – how our interactions within the physical, social and intimate space define our identities and cultures.
- The tech expanse – how technology alters our sensory input, interaction and rituals with(in) the physical space.
- Space as an experience – the changing context of physical Space – repurposing spaces, discovering new and forgotten spaces (public, private, commercial and fantastic)

Speakers
avatar for Galit Ariel

Galit Ariel

WondARlands
Galit is a TechnoFuturist and an immersive space explorer. She is passionate about a future that will integrate technology into our everyday lives, but not control it. As a TED speaker and a thought leader in Augmented Reality, she explores the wild and imaginative side of immersive... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Burrard Stage

1:00pm PDT

HTC Vive Eye Tracking Workshop, with Vive's Vinay Narayan and Circuit Stream’s Richard Beare
HTC Vive Eye Tracking Workshop, with Vive's Vinay Narayan and Circuit Stream’s Richard BeareFriday Nov 1, 1-2pm | Saturday Nov 2, 11am-12pm
HTC Vive's Head of Product Vinay Narayan and Circuit Stream's Richard Beare share the development potential of HTC Vive's latest eyetracking SDK: Pro Eye. Discover the possibilities Pro Eye opens for developers, experience a demo of a Pro Eye project, and learn how to build an eyetracking app yourself from expert VR instructors. Get started developing with Vive here.

Pass holders - www.vrarglobalsummit.com/tickets and enter the code WORKSHOPFREE to access the workshop tickets and register.  Only 35 seats available. 

Friday November 1, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Stanley

1:10pm PDT

Transforming Learning with XR
XR technologies have the potential to unlock the true potential of humanity.  Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality (XR) has proven to be one of the most efficient, effective means by which to train, upskill, reskill and educate people.  It turns out that humans learn better in 3D while doing.  
This keynote talk, outlines the different types of XR technologies and how they are being used by enterprises like Walmart, Siemens, Sprint and others to save time, money and lives.


Speakers
avatar for Alan Smithson

Alan Smithson

CEO, MetaVRse
Mr. Smithson’s purpose in life is to inspire and educate people to think and act in a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable way. Mr. Smithson is a lifelong entrepreneur with a vision to bring the best teams and technology together to build the most effective... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 1:10pm - 1:30pm PDT
MAINSTAGE

1:30pm PDT

Enabling Augmented Reality at Scale for Enterprise Technology Support
Speakers
avatar for Sinem Guven

Sinem Guven

Research Manager, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
Dr. Sinem Güven is a Research Manager at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, where she leads a global team of researchers, engineers and creative artists, whose mission is to create AI-driven innovations with particular focus on technology support and education domains. Sinem earned... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 1:30pm - 1:50pm PDT
MAINSTAGE

1:30pm PDT

Meet an Investor: One on one meetings with Ryan Wang, Investor from Outpost Capital and Evan Osheroff from Jefferies Technology Group
Meet an Investor: One on one meetings with Ryan Wang, Outpost Capital and Evan Osheroff, Jefferies 
Ryan Wang, Co Founder and General Partner Outpost Capital


Established in 2015, Outpost Capital is a leading cross-border early stage venture fund based in San Francisco and China, focusing on VR/AR, Blockchain, Gaming/Esports and Digital Entertainment.

Having a multicultural background and proven track records, Ryan oversees companies in the US and greater China with solid insights and strong connections in both markets. Ryan has been frequently featured by international technology media, and invited to deliver keynote at numerous conferences globally.
Meanwhile, Ryan is Chief Business Officer of MOAC Blockchain, a high performance Multi-Layered public blockchain and a top 100 CoinMarketCap company.


Prior to Outpost, Ryan was a Venture Partner at CLI Ventures managing its TMT investment arm with over $200M AUM. Early in his career, Ryan has compiled a comprehensive and successful career as an investment banker at Citigroup and Societe Generale in New York City.

Ryan is passionate about education and social impact. He is a guest lecturer at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, and is a coach at Nanyang Technology University Startup Case Challenge program. Outside work, Ryan is a snowboarder, world explorer and collector of stylish hats.

Evan Osheroff, Head of XR, Jefferies Technology Group 
Evan is a Technology investment banker with deep industry expertise across Application and Infrastructure Software and Consumer Internet. He has advised companies on more than $60B worth of transactions encompassing mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, debt financings, convertible offerings, private capital raises and leveraged buyouts.

At Jefferies, Evan is also responsible for a global coverage effort, across multiple industry teams, focused on Emerging Technology that includes Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence, Augmented and Virtual Reality as well as eSports.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Wang

Ryan Wang

Co-founder & General Partner, Outpost Capital
Ryan is Co-founder and General Partner of Outpost Capital. Established in 2015, Outpost Capital is a leading cross-border early stage venture fund based in San Francisco and China, focusing on VR/AR, Blockchain, Gaming/Esports and Digital Entertainment.Having a multicultural background... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 1:30pm - 2:50pm PDT
Fairview III-V

1:50pm PDT

Engaging & Designing for Kids and Youth
Speakers
avatar for Sergio Paolantonio

Sergio Paolantonio

Hasbro
Sergio, Director of Design and Development for Hasbro, is an Experienced innovator, Human-Computer Interaction Specialist, Experience Designer. Sergio drives the creation of mind-blowing experiences for kids of all ages, in Hasbro’s partner and core brands such as Disney’s Star... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 1:50pm - 2:10pm PDT
MAINSTAGE

2:00pm PDT

Women in VR/AR
Speakers
avatar for Amy Peck

Amy Peck

Founder & CEO, EndeavorVR
Amy Peck is the Founder & CEO of EndeavorVR, a leading global VR strategy & consulting firm. She is a recognized thought-leader in the space and speaks globally on the future of VR and exponential technologies. She works with Fortune 500 companies and tech startups on VR strategy... Read More →
avatar for Kavya Pearlman

Kavya Pearlman

Founder & CEO - XR Safety Initiative, XRSI
Well known as the “Cyber Guardian”, founder of the XR Safety Initiative (XRSI), Kavya Pearlman is an award-winning cybersecurity professional with a deep interest in immersive and emerging technologies. Kavya is constantly exploring new technologies to solve current cybersecurity... Read More →
avatar for Sophia Moshasha

Sophia Moshasha

Director of Immersive Platforms, Brightline Interactive
An evangelist in immersive technology, Sophia spends her time educating the community on applications of virtual and augmented reality. She is currently the Director of Immersive Platforms at Brightline Interactive, an immersive technology company that produces custom interactive... Read More →
avatar for Sonya Haskins

Sonya Haskins

Sonya is a respected voice and leading journalist in the field of virtual reality, with a special emphasis in VR esports. She was the first seated player in the VR League and the first female player to qualify for NA regionals. Sonya has written eight books and works diligently to... Read More →
avatar for Cynthia Feemster

Cynthia Feemster

Viacom
Cynthia is a seasoned Marketing Executive with over 15 years of experience with Fortune 500 companies.  Cynthia’s digital marketing background stems from creating multiple live stream events, digital websites, and original digital series.  She has worked with a wide range of clients... Read More →



Friday November 1, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Burrard Stage

2:10pm PDT

Clinical Applications of Immersive Technologies in Pediatric Healthcare
This session will discuss the technical evolution of off-the-shelf hardware to hospital grade quality and creation of software customized for clinical applications. Highlights will include key components needed for the integration of immersive technology programs into healthcare settings as well as methods for distribution beyond your domestic healthcare setting to low resource settings here and


Speakers
avatar for Ellen Wang

Ellen Wang

Stanford
Ellen Wang, MD is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatric Anesthesiology and Medical Director of Clinical Informatics for Perioperative Services at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. She is also Chief of Operations of the Stanford Chariot Program, combining her interest... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 2:10pm - 2:30pm PDT
MAINSTAGE

2:30pm PDT

The Vancouver VR/AR Ecoystem: Success and Challenges in Growing the Second Largest VR/AR Ecosystem
Speakers
avatar for Nancy Basi

Nancy Basi

Executive Director, Vancouver Economic Commission
As Executive Director of Media + Entertainment, Nancy works strategically to grow and support the digital entertainment and interactive industry ecosystem for the City of Vancouver and regional areas. Included in her portfolio are VFX/ animation, post production, Music, games, virtual... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Dex Guzman

Melissa Dex Guzman

Vancouver VR Community
Melissa is the Director of the Vancouver VR Community aka VANVR, the best in the west inclusive virtual reality collective comprised of VR enthusiasts, evangelists, and creators.  She is an accomplished filmmaker and photographer, recently releasing 'Smash Forward', a documentary... Read More →
avatar for Dogu Taskiran

Dogu Taskiran

Stambol Studios
Dogu is the CEO of Stambol Studios, a Vancouver-based creative technology studio specializing in highly immersive content and experiences through Virtual and Augmented Reality.Dogu is an Expert Software Engineer and a leader with nearly 20 years of experience in high- performance... Read More →
avatar for Dan Burgar

Dan Burgar

President, Vancouver VRARA
Dan is the President of The Vancouver VR/AR Association he's led the growth for the VR/AR ecosystem in Vancouver/BC, he's helped turn Vancouver/BC into a world leading hub for VR/AR and is continuing to build that foundation.Previously Dan has helped lead the growth at Archiact and... Read More →
avatar for Robert Wong

Robert Wong

Creative BC
After working for several years in a Vancouver chartered accounting firm, Robert first joined Creative BC when it was BC Film + Media. At that time, he became part of the organization's newly forming tax credit team. Now Creative BC's Vice President, Robert markets British Columbia... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Burrard Stage

2:45pm PDT

Enterprise AR at Work in Manufacturing and Telecommunications
Augmented Reality is rolling out across a broad variety of industries and use cases. In this panel, we will look at the world's first AR Maturity Model and get insights from leaders in two key industrial sectors - telecommunications and manufacturing - on how they see the impact of AR. From the telecommunications sector, Parm Sandhu - Director of Network and System Operations at TELUS, the fastest growing telecommunications communications company and the #1 health IT provider in Canada, will return to the Global Summit stage to offer his vision for AR in the Enterprise. He will be joined by Dirk Frese, Ph.D, who is Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Service at manufacturer JULABO USA, Inc.  JULABO USA is a leading expert in temperature control products used in laboratories, research centers, manufacturing and industry. The panel will be moderated by AR industry veteran Moe Somani, who is Vice President, Enterprise Solutions at enterprise augmented reality pioneer Atheer, Inc.

Speakers
avatar for Geof Wheelwright

Geof Wheelwright

Director of Marketing Communications, Atheer
I am the Director of Marketing Communications at Atheer, Inc. and get to tell all the exciting stories about how our enterprise customers are using AR. I have also enjoyed being one of the co-chairs of the VR/AR Association's Enterprise Committee for the last couple of years an... Read More →
avatar for Moe Somani

Moe Somani

Atheer
Moe Somani, Vice President, Enterprise Solutions at Atheer, Inc.Moe has more than two decades of experience in making customers successful with his work in enterprise sales, business-to-business marketing, strategic planning, and customer engagement. At Atheer, he works directly... Read More →
avatar for Parm Sandhu

Parm Sandhu

Telus
Parm Sandhu, Director of Network and System Operations at TELUSParm is Director of Network and System Operations at TELUS, the fastest growing telecommunications communications company and the #1 health IT provider in Canada.He has more than 25 years of product development, network... Read More →
avatar for Dirk Frese

Dirk Frese

Julabo
Dirk Frese, Ph.D., uses his passion for science, sales and communication to help organizations and employees thrive. Dr. Frese is a scientist and a sales leader with an uncanny ability to demystify complex ideas, information and processes. He applies his experience as a scientist... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 2:45pm - 3:15pm PDT
MAINSTAGE

3:00pm PDT

Global Ecosytems: A Look At VR/AR Ecosytems from Around the Globe
A look at VR/AR Ecosystems in Portugal, Brazil, Asia Pacific and Africa.

Moderators
avatar for Kris Kolo

Kris Kolo

Global Executive Director, VR/AR Association

Speakers
avatar for Regina Noppe

Regina Noppe

Dream2Be
Regina is a Brazilian/Canadian with 20 years of experience at global companies. She is very active in both tech communities and is helping to foment relations between the two countries. She is involved in a series of initiatives that are making it possible for the Brazilian and Canadian... Read More →
avatar for Yan Kwizera

Yan Kwizera

Huzax
A Techpreneur with over a decade of experience involved in building, growing and managing startups, Yan is a product go-to-market specialist with an African experience where he has occupied key roles in some of the most interesting companies. He is an active member of the Sub Sahara... Read More →
avatar for Luis Martins

Luis Martins

Head of Marketing, NextReality
Luis Bravo Martins heads the marketing at IT People Group, a corporate group that includes NextReality and BigAR. He is also co-President of the Portugal Chapter of the Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality Association, as well as an author and speaker on AR, MR and Ethics in Technology... Read More →
avatar for Pradeep Khanna

Pradeep Khanna

Executive Director Asia Pacific & CEO, VR AR Association & Global Mindset


Friday November 1, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Burrard Stage

3:00pm PDT

How to Develop for Magic Leap: Introductory Workshop, with Circuit Stream’s Nakisa Donnelly
 
How to Develop for Magic Leap: Introductory Workshop, with Circuit Stream’s Nakisa DonnellyFriday Nov 1, 3-4pm | Saturday Nov 2, 3-4pm
Circuit Stream's resident AR expert Nakisa Donnelly shares her development experience with Magic Leap in building an appendectomy surgery training application. She'll dive deep into how Unity works with the headset and explain how to implement core features like haptic feedback, spatial audio, and recognizable hand gestures.

Full conference pass holders - please visit www.vrarglobalsummit.com/tickets and enter the promo code WORKSHOPFREE to access this ticket type.  Only 35 spots available. 

Friday November 1, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Stanley

3:05pm PDT

Growing Your Business in Vancouver: Panel Discussion with Entax, Gowling WLG and KPMG
Resources & Advice for VR/AR startups/entrepreneurs need to know to grow, Moderated by James Basnett (Answer) Panelists Roch Ripley (Gowling WLG), Jacqueline Gustafson (KPMG) and Ryan Pernia (Entax) 

Speakers
avatar for Roch Ripley

Roch Ripley

Partner, Gowling WLG
avatar for Ryan Pernia

Ryan Pernia

President, Entax
avatar for Jacqueline Gustafson

Jacqueline Gustafson

Director, Tax Incentives Practice, KPMG LLP
Jacqueline is a Director in KPMG’s Western Canadian Tax Incentives Practice. She specializes in funding programs and other incentives and keeps well informed of the latest government requirements and changes in all areas of these programs. Jacqueline has over 12 years of practical... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 3:05pm - 3:25pm PDT
Fairview III-V

3:15pm PDT

Enterprise XR: 2019 Highlights and 2020 Insights
Join Vinay Narayan, Vice President of Platform Strategy and Developer Community, on the technologies and use cases driving the adoption of XR. Topics include 2019 highlights, enterprise use cases and look forward to emerging technologies including 5G that will drive the growth of Enterprise XR in 2020


Speakers
avatar for Vinay Narayan

Vinay Narayan

Vice President of Product and Operations, HTC
Vinay is the Vice President of Product and Operations for HTC VIVE overseeing the commercialization and market growth strategies of VR. He’s also Board Member and Adviser to a host of VR and AR focused companies, associations, and institutions. As a frequent speaker and sounding... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 3:15pm - 3:35pm PDT
MAINSTAGE

3:25pm PDT

Keynote, Investing in frontier tech: XR, AI, Blockchain and Robotics with Ryan Wang of Outpost Capital
Speakers
avatar for Ryan Wang

Ryan Wang

Co-founder & General Partner, Outpost Capital
Ryan is Co-founder and General Partner of Outpost Capital. Established in 2015, Outpost Capital is a leading cross-border early stage venture fund based in San Francisco and China, focusing on VR/AR, Blockchain, Gaming/Esports and Digital Entertainment.Having a multicultural background... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 3:25pm - 3:45pm PDT
Fairview III-V

3:30pm PDT

The Importance of Diversity in Storytelling and Content Creation for VR/AR
There has been much conversation around producing quality content for VR/AR experiences, but what about ensuring that voices from all areas are being seen and heard.  This panel will discuss the absolute importance of showcasing diverse voices in content creation and storytelling when using the medium of VR/AR. 

*sponsored by Creative BC

Speakers
avatar for Cezara Windrem

Cezara Windrem

AARP
Cezara Windrem is an innovation and product executive employing immersive media and spatial computing to create valuable solutions that span generations. She heads up the work in virtual reality at AARP Innovation Labs, and is the creator and producer of Alcove - the VR platform that... Read More →
JL

Joah Lui

DigiMajou



Friday November 1, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Burrard Stage

3:35pm PDT

VR/AR and Festivals: How Viacom is Working in the Space
Viacom's Advanced Advertising Innovation Products team matches and operates emerging tech in support of sales needs. we helped vr/ar  spring to life in Nickelodeon (KCS, KCA, Henry Danger, Loud House) , MTV (VMA's Missy Elliot Vanguard) , and most recently Comedy Central (Your Brain On Clusterfest). Group lead Diego J Medina will be talking about the unique multiplicative quality AR/VR has of voicing IP and audiences through technology and how VR has a unique place in on the ground experiences for festival goers.

Speakers

Friday November 1, 2019 3:35pm - 3:55pm PDT
MAINSTAGE

3:45pm PDT

Q&A and Wrap Up
Friday November 1, 2019 3:45pm - 4:00pm PDT
Fairview III-V

3:55pm PDT

Presentation and Fireside Chat with Dr. Uma Jayaram: Real-time AR/VR Applications in Sports
Speakers
avatar for Baas Mannarasala

Baas Mannarasala

Co-founder & CTO, Travancore
Baas is a Co-founder and CTO of Travancore Analytics. In this capacity Baas takes a lead role in conceptual and architecture design for enterprise solutions and industrial automation applications in addition to headingthe innovation lab at TA.Baas started his career at the premier... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Uma Jayaram

Dr. Uma Jayaram

Managing Director, Intel Sports
Dr. Uma Jayaram is Managing Director and Principal Engineer at Intel Sports.  Intel Sports is revolutionizing the field of sports with groundbreaking technologies that have been delivered to premier events and leagues including Winter Olympics 2018, NFL, NBA, NCAA, PGA, MLB, and... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 3:55pm - 4:15pm PDT
MAINSTAGE

4:00pm PDT

The Development of the XR Safety Initiative and Its Impact on the VR/AR Industry
XR Safety Initiative, is a non-profit effort by security researchers and experts to help build safe virtual environments. XRSI does this by inspiring and catalyzing the safe use of x reality. Contribute to XRSI mission by participating in application security and forensic research, donating funds as well as collaborating on Internal XR standards working group.

Speakers
avatar for Kavya Pearlman

Kavya Pearlman

Founder & CEO - XR Safety Initiative, XRSI
Well known as the “Cyber Guardian”, founder of the XR Safety Initiative (XRSI), Kavya Pearlman is an award-winning cybersecurity professional with a deep interest in immersive and emerging technologies. Kavya is constantly exploring new technologies to solve current cybersecurity... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Burrard Stage

4:15pm PDT

5G and AI: Transforming the Next Generation of Enterprise XR
5G promises to bring new levels of performance and efficiency that will power new user experiences and redefine a broad range of industries with connected services from retail to education, transportation to entertainment, and everything in between.  It is a catalyst for XR (augmented and virtual reality), delivering multi-Gbps peak rates, ultra-low latency and massive capacity that will enable new immersive computing use cases and accelerate the business value that XR can deliver to the enterprise.  The emergence of 5G XR devices will integrate AI, enabling them to perceive, reason, and act intuitively, expanding our human abilities by serving as a natural extension of our senses and redefining immersion in head worn computing.  With 2019 as the beginning of a new era in communications, Patrick Costello, Senior Director of Business Development at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. will discuss how 5G and AI will intersect the enterprise XR devices of today and become the fabric for unlocking business value in the devices of tomorrow.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Costello

Patrick Costello

Senior Director of Business Development, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Patrick leads North American partnership engagement for Qualcomm’s XR business and works with OEM’s, ISV’s, operators, enterprises, content providers, and sports and entertainment brands in the region to advance the mobile XR ecosystem and drive adoption of Qualcomm’s broader... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 4:15pm - 4:35pm PDT
MAINSTAGE

4:30pm PDT

Our Immersive Footprint: Analytics, Ethics and Privacy
Join us for a fireside chat to look directly at the implications of collecting data using immersive tech.

It's a tough topic we know, especially when it is so closely tied to privacy and ethics. We won't hold it against you, if you decide to do speed dating instead…but this is a topic that needs to be addressed now and one that cannot simply be ignored!

You'll be happy to know though that we aren't the first to broach this topic. The work our ecosystem is doing in the last year alone has been crucial to building awareness as well as looking to put frameworks in place for discussing and examining the impact!

So what will we be collecting, tracking and storing in the future? What does it mean to get informed consent and who should actually own all this highly personal info about you? Come listen to an Analytics Expert and Privacy Advocate talk about what data is out there and how it can be used to alter your reality…

Moderators
avatar for Philip Wogart

Philip Wogart

Co-Founder, HEADGEAR
Philip Wogart founded HEADGEAR in early 2014 as a VR/AR studio focused on Entertainment, Marketing and Education/Training experiences. Since then it has become a research and development house solely focused on immersive experiences on mobiles and standalone HMDs. Working with the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Galit Ariel

Galit Ariel

WondARlands
Galit is a TechnoFuturist and an immersive space explorer. She is passionate about a future that will integrate technology into our everyday lives, but not control it. As a TED speaker and a thought leader in Augmented Reality, she explores the wild and imaginative side of immersive... Read More →
avatar for Tony Bevilacqua

Tony Bevilacqua

Tony is the Founder and CEO of Cognitive3D, which is an analytics platform that gathers data from virtual and augmented reality experiences in new ways, and turns them into actionable insights. Prior to founding Cognitive3D, Tony co-founded and exited another startup that focused... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Burrard Stage

4:30pm PDT

Speed Dating
Sponsored by Vancouver Economic Commission and Creative BC

Get your business cards and your pitch ready - this is networking like you’ve never seen it before!  A glass of wine or sparkling water, a table and 150 of your newest best friends in this lightening 3 minute speed networking event.  Get ready to meet a LOT of new people!

Friday November 1, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Main Lobby Reception Area

4:35pm PDT

Unlocking AR as a Communications Tool
Speakers
avatar for Janosch Amstutz

Janosch Amstutz

HoloME
Janosch Amstutz believes HoloMe could be the biggest advance in communications since Skype. The award-winning company which he founded and runs, has developed a high-definition augmented reality platform that brings humans into your space through your smartphone.


Friday November 1, 2019 4:35pm - 4:55pm PDT
MAINSTAGE

4:55pm PDT

Innovative Immersive Experiences Using Volumetric Capture
Speakers
avatar for Adam Rogers

Adam Rogers

Creative Producer, Intel Studios


Friday November 1, 2019 4:55pm - 5:15pm PDT
MAINSTAGE

5:00pm PDT

The Hidden Safety Risks of Spatial-Ware: What You Need to Know
Abstract: The start of mass adoption of Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality Equipment as an everyday product for the masses is upon the world.  With that, comes risk associated to the way the human computer interface will be achieved. UL will share insights on this and what a practical solution can be to address through standard development of UL 8400 – Safety for VR, AR, and MR Equipment.

Speakers
avatar for Ibrahim Jilani

Ibrahim Jilani

UL
 Ibrahim is the UL global product safety business development director for Consumer Technology. He serves UL’s public safety mission and the market needs by ensuring safety is in  step with innovation. He has led the successful market introductions of many UL safety standards... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 5:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
Burrard Stage

5:15pm PDT

EPIC and VRARA MOU Signature
The European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) will come to Vancouver for the signing of the MOU between them and the VRARA.  A short presentation will be given. 

Speakers
avatar for Philip Wogart

Philip Wogart

Co-Founder, HEADGEAR
Philip Wogart founded HEADGEAR in early 2014 as a VR/AR studio focused on Entertainment, Marketing and Education/Training experiences. Since then it has become a research and development house solely focused on immersive experiences on mobiles and standalone HMDs. Working with the... Read More →
avatar for Nathan Pettyjohn

Nathan Pettyjohn

Commercial AR/VR Lead, Lenovo


Friday November 1, 2019 5:15pm - 5:30pm PDT
MAINSTAGE

5:30pm PDT

Cocktail Reception
You made it through the first day... your mind is blown with all the awesome information you have learned and the fantastic new people you have met!  Time to relax and check out some exhibits and try some cool demos with new and old friends.  Enjoy - you deserve it!

Cash bar. 

Friday November 1, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm PDT
Main Lobby Reception Area
 
Saturday, November 2
 

7:00am PDT

Registration Desk Open
Registration Open to collect your badges.  Come early and avoid the line ups.  Registration is accessible from the JW Marriott elevators.  Please bring a valid piece of ID.


Saturday November 2, 2019 7:00am - 5:00pm PDT
Main Lobby Reception Area

8:30am PDT

VRARA Women’s Committee Launch and Coffee
The launch of the VRARA Women’s Committee.  All of the women, and female-identifying, attendees of the event are welcome to join us for a morning coffee and nibble as we launch the VRARA Women’s Committee.  Come and meet all of the incredible women working in this industry!

Sponsored by HTC. 

Hosted by Anne-Marie Enns and Sophia Moshasha, Co-Chairs of the VRARA Women’s Committee

Saturday November 2, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
TBA

9:00am PDT

Exhibit Floor Open
Saturday November 2, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm PDT
Parq Grand Ballroom

9:15am PDT

How 5G and Edge Compute Will Defeat the Mobile Zombie Apocalypse

The accelerated deployment of edge computing backed by 5G infrastructure is going to enable pervasive spatial computing. Learn how we will defeat the mobile zombie apocalypse as we enable consumer adoption of headworn XR and return us to a heads up (and safer!) society.

Speakers
avatar for Terry Schussler

Terry Schussler

Director, Immersive Technology, Deustsche Telekom


Saturday November 2, 2019 9:15am - 9:30am PDT
MAINSTAGE

9:30am PDT

Using AR as a Public Art Platform
A look at 4th Wall, a free Augmented Reality public art platform exploring resistance and inclusion in creative expression.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Baker Cahill

Nancy Baker Cahill

4th Wall
Nancy is a multi-disciplinary artist working at the intersection of fine art, new media and activism. She is the founder of 4th Wall, a free Augmented Reality (AR) public art platform exploring resistance and inclusive creative expression. She initiated “Coordinates,” an ongoing... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 9:30am - 10:00am PDT
Burrard Stage

9:30am PDT

Volumetric Capture
Speakers
avatar for Amy Peck

Amy Peck

Founder & CEO, EndeavorVR
Amy Peck is the Founder & CEO of EndeavorVR, a leading global VR strategy & consulting firm. She is a recognized thought-leader in the space and speaks globally on the future of VR and exponential technologies. She works with Fortune 500 companies and tech startups on VR strategy... Read More →
avatar for Eric Ladd

Eric Ladd

Ignite XR
Eric is the Founder and CEO of Ignite XR an entertainment based AR / VR content creation firm specializing in Motion Picture and Television Advertising and Marketing.  Eric was the former founder and President of The Picture Mill and had stints at Technicolor, CBS/Lionsgate’s Pop... Read More →
avatar for Adam Rogers

Adam Rogers

Creative Producer, Intel Studios
avatar for Tim Wuolle

Tim Wuolle

Volumetric Capture Consultant


Saturday November 2, 2019 9:30am - 10:00am PDT
MAINSTAGE

10:00am PDT

VR Coaster Presentation
Speakers
avatar for Thomas Wagner

Thomas Wagner

VR Coaster
Prof. Dipl.-Des. Thomas WagnerThomas Wagner is Co-Founder and CEO of VR Coaster, the worldwide leading company forVirtual Reality experiences on real-world ride attractions. He is also Professor for VirtualDesign at the University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern.Working in the... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 10:00am - 10:15am PDT
Burrard Stage

10:00am PDT

What is Coming in Healthcare XR aka Spatial Computing: A Fireside Chat
Speakers
avatar for Sarah Hirx

Sarah Hirx

Stanford Healthcare
avatar for Angela Robert

Angela Robert

SIG Chair for Serious Games and Virtual Environments, Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH)
Born and raised in a small town of 200 in rural Manitoba. Angela grew up in a family of entrepreneurs and innovators. Angela was also a National Champion in Ringette where she won a gold and a silver medal serving as captain with the gold win. She loved to work and had 18 different... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am PDT
MAINSTAGE

10:00am PDT

Immersive Trends in Defense



Speakers
avatar for Jason Radel

Jason Radel

Chief Scientist, Imagine 4D
avatar for Randy Brown

Randy Brown

Applied Research Associates
Randy has over 30 years experience in the interactive software industry including working withVR headsets at UNC-Chapel Hill in the late 80’s. Prior to co-founding Virtual Heroes in 2004 andsupporting its acquisition by ARA in 2009, Randy spent his career developing interactive... Read More →
avatar for Tyler Gates

Tyler Gates

Brightline Interactive
Tyler is the President of the VR/AR Association, DC Chapter and Managing Principal at Brightline Interactive, an award-winning creative technology agency. He is a visionary for the applications of VR/AR technology for enterprise, branding and government solutions and an expert in... Read More →
DH

Dan Hoover

Raytheon, Systems Engineer


Saturday November 2, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am PDT
Granville Room Stage

10:20am PDT

Building Large Scale VR Experiences for Theme Parks
A presentation by DreamCraft Attractions about the challenges and solutions of producing ‘Midnight Ride’, a cutting edge immersive VR attraction for LionsGate Entertainment World, the worlds first Vertical Theme Park. DreamCraft Attractions delivered 24 individually controlled VR motorcycles mounted on actuator driven motion bases. Guests experience a 5 minute thrill ride based on the blockbuster Twilight franchise involving speed, werewolves and vampires where they experience an unprecedented degree of VR agency and immersion.

Speakers
avatar for Terry Sanderson

Terry Sanderson

Dreamcraft Attractions
Terry Sanderson is a Producer with 20+ years’ experience and knowledge in interactive entertainment software development currently producing state of the art VR attractions for global theme park clients with Dreamcraft Attractions in Victoria, B.C. Dreamcraft utilizes motion base... Read More →
avatar for Krystian Guevara

Krystian Guevara

Dreamcraft Attractions
KG discovered his passion for creativity at a very early age.  He spent much of his youth having adventures taking place in worlds of his own making, and quickly identified art as an outlet that allowed him to create and share his exciting and otherworldly adventures with others... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 10:20am - 10:40am PDT
Burrard Stage

10:30am PDT

Vancouver VR Community: Showcase Intro + Keynote
A morning hosted by the Vancouver VR Community.  

The Vancouver VR Community (short form VanVR) is the best in the west inclusive virtual reality collective comprised of VR enthusiasts, evangelists, and creators.

Saturday November 2, 2019 10:30am - 10:40am PDT
Fairview III-V

10:30am PDT

Educating and Ethics in Emerging Technologies
Speakers
avatar for Hussein Hallak

Hussein Hallak

Founder and Chief Curator, Vest in Canada
CEO and Founder of Next Decentrum, a blockchain education company. Evangelist at Launch Academy, one of North America’s leading tech incubators with over 600 tech startups incubated and over $150 Million raised.Serial entrepreneur and startup founder with over 25 years of business... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 10:30am - 10:45am PDT
MAINSTAGE

10:40am PDT

The Emerging Media Lab brings Immersive Learning to University of British Columbia
Presenter:
Saeed Dyanatkar

Company:
Emerging Media Lab at University of British Columbia

Bio:
The University of British Columbia's Emerging Media Lab (EML) is an award-winning experimental space where faculty, students, and staff from all disciplines collaborate with industry and community. Its mission is to evolve learning by creating tools and techniques using emerging technologies. In this space, faculty members become subject matter experts and students turn into innovators. EML provides an incubation venue for UBC community especially students outside their academic activities where they can experiment with emerging technologies such as VR and AR in order to solve educational challenges and enhance learning and student engagement.

Saturday November 2, 2019 10:40am - 10:50am PDT
Fairview III-V

10:40am PDT

Deploying at Scale: What can the Entertainment Sector Teach Our Ecosystem About Strapping People into Virtual Reality
Worldwide digital spending will hit $8.9 billion for Gaming alone in September. A piece of that pie is down to the Virtual Reality HMD proliferation already well over 15M devices. Within the next couple years it is expected to triple in size to over 50M, yet the majority of general public still have never done VR. The clear ROI winners here are Location-Based/Out-of-Home content providers that are enticing mainstream consumers to satisfy their VR curiosity. This is demonstrated by the high levels of growth, with consumer spend expected to reach $809 million by 2022.

What does all this growth mean for deploying at scale? Our panel will discuss what it means to expose, educate and deliver content to millions of users/players to Virtual Reality. Discover the best practices from experts in the Location-Based Entertainment sector and hear about challenges and platforms in actually what is a strictly a B2B endeavour with venues, parks and operators globally!

Moderators
avatar for Philip Wogart

Philip Wogart

Co-Founder, HEADGEAR
Philip Wogart founded HEADGEAR in early 2014 as a VR/AR studio focused on Entertainment, Marketing and Education/Training experiences. Since then it has become a research and development house solely focused on immersive experiences on mobiles and standalone HMDs. Working with the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Krystian Guevara

Krystian Guevara

Dreamcraft Attractions
KG discovered his passion for creativity at a very early age.  He spent much of his youth having adventures taking place in worlds of his own making, and quickly identified art as an outlet that allowed him to create and share his exciting and otherworldly adventures with others... Read More →
avatar for Chanel Summers

Chanel Summers

Vice President, Creative Development, vrstudios.com
Chanel Summers joined VRstudios in 2017 as its first Vice President of Creative Development, in which capacity she is responsible for delivering the kind of breakthrough content experiences the industry has come to expect from the leading provider of VR-enabled attractions for location-based... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Wagner

Thomas Wagner

VR Coaster
Prof. Dipl.-Des. Thomas WagnerThomas Wagner is Co-Founder and CEO of VR Coaster, the worldwide leading company forVirtual Reality experiences on real-world ride attractions. He is also Professor for VirtualDesign at the University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern.Working in the... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 10:40am - 11:10am PDT
Burrard Stage

10:45am PDT

Using VR and AR for Inclusion in Education
Speakers
avatar for Julie Smithson

Julie Smithson

Co-Founder and Chief Education & Learning Officer (CELO), MetaVRse
Julie Smithson’s personal mission is to ‘inspire and educate people to think and act in a socially, economically and environmentally responsible way’ . It is through this lens, she is the Chief of Education & Learning at MetaVRse, one of the world’s leading XR Consulting... Read More →
avatar for Amy Lou Abernethy

Amy Lou Abernethy

AMP Creative
Amy Lou Abernethy began her career as an educator but was soon drawn into the world of visual storytelling and video production. In addition to co-founding and nurturing AMP Creative, she followed her heart back to the art and science of adult learning a few years ago, getting her... Read More →
avatar for Renée Stevens

Renée Stevens

Founder, tagAR
Renée Stevens is an interactive and immersive designer, educator, author, and speaker. Her creativework focuses on innovative ways AR/MR can help overcome learning disabilities and create moreaccessible and inclusive learning environments. She is the founder of tagAR™, a tech start-up... Read More →
avatar for Hussein Hallak

Hussein Hallak

Founder and Chief Curator, Vest in Canada
CEO and Founder of Next Decentrum, a blockchain education company. Evangelist at Launch Academy, one of North America’s leading tech incubators with over 600 tech startups incubated and over $150 Million raised.Serial entrepreneur and startup founder with over 25 years of business... Read More →
avatar for Mike McCready

Mike McCready

Lethbridge College


Saturday November 2, 2019 10:45am - 11:15am PDT
MAINSTAGE

10:45am PDT

The Future of Air Combat Traning
Tyler and Daniel discuss the future of AR Technology for simulating air combat during real flights.  If you think AR development is challenging, try creating a multiplayer platform that works while flying a Mach 6!

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Gates

Tyler Gates

Brightline Interactive
Tyler is the President of the VR/AR Association, DC Chapter and Managing Principal at Brightline Interactive, an award-winning creative technology agency. He is a visionary for the applications of VR/AR technology for enterprise, branding and government solutions and an expert in... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Robinson

Daniel Robinson

Founder and CEO, Red6 Aerospace
Daniel Robinson is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Red 6. The company is revolutionizing augmented reality (AR) for military training applications worldwide. The patented display technology developed by Red 6 augments the joint space through a suite of AR products that support... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am PDT
Granville Room Stage

10:50am PDT

Breakout VR - How Community Networking Helps Introduce VR to the Public
How Community Networking Helps Introduce VR to the Public

Presenters:
Yin Liao
Jackie Lee

Company:
Breakout VR Vancouver

Bio:
Canada's Premium Virtual Reality Arcade. The biggest VRcade Centre with over 4,000 square feet in the lower mainland. 16 VR setups with over 50 experiences.
With the hottest virtual reality tech on the market, Breakout Entertainment Group offers an incredibly fun and interactive gaming experience everyone can enjoy. Our advanced systems and state-of-the-art equipment bring you right into the action. Whether you’re a hardcore gamer, or a total newbie, you’ll fall in love with BreakoutVR’s unique escape into another world.
Our focus is not just on entertainment systems. We continue to explore the new hardware and applications in VR exercise, STEM education, and future VR developments.

Saturday November 2, 2019 10:50am - 11:10am PDT
Fairview III-V

11:00am PDT

HTC Vive Eye Tracking Workshop, with Vive's Vinay Narayan and Circuit Stream’s Richard Beare
HTC Vive Eye Tracking Workshop, with Vive's Vinay Narayan and Circuit Stream’s Richard BeareFriday Nov 1, 1-2pm | Saturday Nov 2, 11am-12pm
HTC Vive's Head of Product Vinay Narayan and Circuit Stream's Richard Beare share the development potential of HTC Vive's latest eyetracking SDK: Pro Eye. Discover the possibilities Pro Eye opens for developers, experience a demo of a Pro Eye project, and learn how to build an eyetracking app yourself from expert VR instructors. Get started developing with Vive here.
Pass holders - www.vrarglobalsummit.com/tickets and enter the code WORKSHOPFREE to access the workshop tickets and register.  Only 35 seats available. 

Saturday November 2, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Cambie

11:10am PDT

Demonstration of Davigo, an Asymmetrical VR vs. PC Multiplayer Game
Asymmetrical VR vs. PC multiplayer in Davigo

Presenters:
Rob Koch
Erik Roystan
Andy Bacon
Gordon Koch

Company:
Davigo

Bio:
Davigo is a 2-player game that pits a VR player against a PC player in an epic showdown of strength and skill.

Saturday November 2, 2019 11:10am - 11:30am PDT
Fairview III-V

11:10am PDT

AR/VR Development on AWS
What is your vision for your AR/VR application? Do you want to create immersive, smart AR/VR applications without needing to hire teams of specialized experts? That is, do you want to use Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to make sense of the application's environment? Or use Natural Language Processing to create voice-driven interfaces? Do you need to be able to deploy your application globally across multiple AR, VR and mobile devices within minutes without your customers needing to download an app?

In this session you'll learn how customers across the globe are using AWS services to create rich, interactive AR/VR experiences that can talk, listen and understand. Traditionally, such applications would first require the development of the underlying technologies, such as speech recognition, AI/ML and cross-platform immersive 3D deployment. Now these technologies can be leveraged as services, allowing you to develop your immersive AR/VR experience in days instead of years

Speakers
avatar for Leo Chan

Leo Chan

Amazon
Leo is the Worldwide AR/VR Tech Leader at AWS. He leads technical, creative and design communities to show the AR/VR possibilities at the intersection of immersive 3D computer graphics, machine learning and globally distributed content. He thrives in the dialog created when Art calls... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 11:10am - 11:30am PDT
Burrard Stage

11:15am PDT

Create, Publish and Deliver Interactive Experiences in Under an Hour
Speakers
avatar for John Blackmon

John Blackmon

Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Trivantis
John Blackmon is the CTO and Co-Founder of Trivantis, a company well-known for creating Lectora, the first eLearning authoring tool 20 years ago, which is now utilized by the world’s largest organizations including several Fortune 500s and all five U.S. military branches. As the... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 11:15am - 11:45am PDT
MAINSTAGE

11:30am PDT

Mythical City Games - Rapid VR Prototyping With Unity
Rapid VR Prototyping with Unity

Presenter:
Jedrzej Jonasz

Company:
Mythical City Games

Bio:
Jedrzej comes from a storytelling background with a decade of experience in film production. As the founder of Mythical City Games, he has launched the hit strategy game series "Battle Fleet" and is now focusing on VR development for the studio's existing and new IP. In addition to running the studio he also heads IndiePod Vancouver, a community that brings together and supports Vancouver based game developers.

Saturday November 2, 2019 11:30am - 11:50am PDT
Fairview III-V

11:30am PDT

Maritime Augmented Reality - A Use Case in the US Navy
A discussion on the US Navy’s development of two augmented reality prototypes to address maritime domain challenges, including footage of sea trials. 

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Buck

Heidi Buck

US Navy
Ms. Heidi Buck joined the Naval Information Warfare Center, Pacific (NIWC PAC) in 2002 after receiving her Master’s Degree from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in Electrical Engineering with a focus in Signal and Image Processing.  She spent 13 years of her career... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Granville Room Stage

11:30am PDT

Tech Stacks for Mobile AR – too many or not enough?
What is the secret sauce behind Mobile AR?

We will be nerding out on stage discussing the underlying tech AR platforms are built upon and the various SDKs and IDEs for deploying AR on mobile and if there's time we'll even discuss computer vision and headsets too!  

Moderators
avatar for Philip Wogart

Philip Wogart

Co-Founder, HEADGEAR
Philip Wogart founded HEADGEAR in early 2014 as a VR/AR studio focused on Entertainment, Marketing and Education/Training experiences. Since then it has become a research and development house solely focused on immersive experiences on mobiles and standalone HMDs. Working with the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Deb Catalano

Deb Catalano

CTO, IgniteXR
Deb Catalano is Ignite XR’s CTO and has been with the company for almost 3 years. Deb is anEmmy® Award winning Design Director, 3D Animator, and Software Engineer. She is nowspecializing in Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality solutions. Deb’s extensive experience inDesign... Read More →
avatar for Ross Finman

Ross Finman

Niantic
Ross was previously Co-founder and CEO of Escher Reality, acquired by Niantic Labs early 2018.  He is a current Forbes 30 under 30 and previously spent a decade working in computer vision at MIT and CMU.  He has worked at NASA and SpaceX, after growing up on a llama farm.
avatar for Nancy Baker Cahill

Nancy Baker Cahill

4th Wall
Nancy is a multi-disciplinary artist working at the intersection of fine art, new media and activism. She is the founder of 4th Wall, a free Augmented Reality (AR) public art platform exploring resistance and inclusive creative expression. She initiated “Coordinates,” an ongoing... Read More →
avatar for Erik Murphy-Chutorian

Erik Murphy-Chutorian

8th Wall
Erik is the founder and CEO of 8th Wall, an award-winning platform for building interactive web-based augmented reality (AR) experiences that run on all mobile devices. 8th Wall has powered AR activations for brands across industry verticals including retail, food and beverage, travel... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Burrard Stage

11:45am PDT

Using VR and AR in Training: How Enterprise is Changing
Speakers
avatar for Jeff Meador

Jeff Meador

Founder, JMXR
Jeff Meador is the founder and director at JMXR and also serves as the co-chair the VR/AR Association's training committee. He began his career working with Stanford's Multimedia Laboratory in the 1990s, developing some of the first online interactive experiences for classrooms. He... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Seidl

Daniel Seidl

Innoactive
avatar for John Blackmon

John Blackmon

Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Trivantis
John Blackmon is the CTO and Co-Founder of Trivantis, a company well-known for creating Lectora, the first eLearning authoring tool 20 years ago, which is now utilized by the world’s largest organizations including several Fortune 500s and all five U.S. military branches. As the... Read More →
avatar for Marlo Brooke

Marlo Brooke

CEO and Founder, AVATAR Partners
Marlo is a technology visionary with a passion for innovating the impossible. Under her leadership for the past 17 years, AVATAR Partners™ continues to support its Customers, Partners and XR Ecosystem Industry with immersive Reality and Virtual Collaboration solutions that Simplify... Read More →
avatar for David Moreno

David Moreno

VirtualWare


Saturday November 2, 2019 11:45am - 12:15pm PDT
MAINSTAGE

11:50am PDT

Wrap up / Demos & Mingling
Saturday November 2, 2019 11:50am - 12:00pm PDT
Fairview III-V

12:00pm PDT

12:00pm PDT

Driving Empathy for Marketing and Communications
Moderators
avatar for Sophia Moshasha

Sophia Moshasha

Director of Immersive Platforms, Brightline Interactive
An evangelist in immersive technology, Sophia spends her time educating the community on applications of virtual and augmented reality. She is currently the Director of Immersive Platforms at Brightline Interactive, an immersive technology company that produces custom interactive... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Donna Grande

Donna Grande

CEO, American College of Preventive Medicine
avatar for Tyler Gates

Tyler Gates

Brightline Interactive
Tyler is the President of the VR/AR Association, DC Chapter and Managing Principal at Brightline Interactive, an award-winning creative technology agency. He is a visionary for the applications of VR/AR technology for enterprise, branding and government solutions and an expert in... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 12:00pm - 12:30pm PDT
Burrard Stage

12:15pm PDT

Soft Skills in Virtual Reality: Creating an Inclusive Workplace
Speakers
avatar for Dan Schneider

Dan Schneider

VR Evangelist, HP
Dan Schneider is the virtual reality evangelist for HP Americas. He is a 10-year veteran of HP, with a long-time focus on virtual experiences. Dan regularly speaks about commercial VR emphasizing key verticals, training and simulation, product visualization, location-based entertainment... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Meador

Jeff Meador

Founder, JMXR
Jeff Meador is the founder and director at JMXR and also serves as the co-chair the VR/AR Association's training committee. He began his career working with Stanford's Multimedia Laboratory in the 1990s, developing some of the first online interactive experiences for classrooms. He... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 12:15pm - 12:45pm PDT
MAINSTAGE

12:30pm PDT

Expert Storytelling in XR
Speakers
avatar for Michael Owen

Michael Owen

Principal, MediaCombo
Michael Owen is an award-winning producer with decades of experience producing commercial, music videos, short documentaries, video art and recently augmented and virtual reality projects. A great story is the key to success for every project no matter what the medium. Michael... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Olm

Jeff Olm

Virtual Reality, Perfect Pictures
Jeff has been working and involved doing research in User Inter phases for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality as well as creating retail Virtual and Augmented reality retail and shopping experiences.Working in Cinematic Virtual Reality experiences the past 3 years Jeff directed... Read More →
avatar for Chris Pfaff

Chris Pfaff

Founder, Chris Pfaff Tech Media LLC
Chris Pfaff is a leading new media and technology producer and strategist. He isrenowned for integrating leading-edge technology into the media and entertainmentcommunity. He was the first to use IRC for an interactive corporate webcast; producedone of the first DVDs, in March, 1997... Read More →
avatar for Srinivas Krishna

Srinivas Krishna

Srinivas Krishna is a member of the  VRARA Storytelling Committee and the Founder and CEO of the pioneering mobile AR studio AWE Company (2012) and the mobile AR platform Geogram (2017). A patented inventor, he has created foundational AR technologies and produced some of the most... Read More →
avatar for Amy Lou Abernethy

Amy Lou Abernethy

AMP Creative
Amy Lou Abernethy began her career as an educator but was soon drawn into the world of visual storytelling and video production. In addition to co-founding and nurturing AMP Creative, she followed her heart back to the art and science of adult learning a few years ago, getting her... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT
Burrard Stage

12:30pm PDT

Speed Dating
Sponsored by Vancouver Economic Commission and AARP Innovation Labs.

This version of speed dating is for content creators and people looking for awesome content!  Get your business cards and your pitch ready - this is networking like you’ve never seen it before! A cup of coffee or sparkling water, a table and 150 of your newest best friends in this lightening 3 minute speed networking event. Get ready to meet a LOT of new people!

Saturday November 2, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Main Lobby Reception Area

1:00pm PDT

How to Develop for Vive Cosmos: Introductory Workshop, with Circuit Stream’s Richard Beare
How to Develop for Vive Cosmos: Introductory Workshop, with Circuit Stream’s Richard BeareSaturday Nov 2, 1-2pm
Circuit Stream's lead instructor Richard Beare demonstrates how to start XR development in Unity 3D for the new Vive Cosmos. You’ll get a foundational understanding of VR, working with Unity, and developing Virtual Reality applications. Get started developing with Vive here.

Full conference pass holders - please visit www.vrarglobalsummit.com and enter WORKSHOPFREE as the promo code to access this ticket type.  Limited to 35 attendees.

Saturday November 2, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Cambie

1:15pm PDT

LUNCH
If you're looking for restaurants, there are a lot of dining options in Parq.
  • Honey Salt
  • The Victor
  • BC Kitchen
  • Mrkt East
Here's the full list of restaurant options and more information: https://www.parqvancouver.com/food-drink/ 

Saturday November 2, 2019 1:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
MAINSTAGE

1:30pm PDT

Creating an effective virtual reality cabin crew training system. Process, design, and effectiveness.
The top priority of commercial airline cabin crews is the safety of passengers. On most major US carriers, the crew is required to know how to operate emergency exits and doors on a variety of aircraft as well as understand the location of all emergency equipment used in the fleet.  Many times, during training, the low availability of real aircraft or physical simulators creates a condition of a limited number of touch points that the crew has with doors prior to being evaluated for readiness.  This reduced training capability leads to students making errors both in final evaluations and during actual flight operations, which are very costly to an airline.  This presentation discusses the training needs, stakeholders, and design of the Cabin Crew Virtual Readiness Trainer, a VR training suite designed to target errors in the most critical cabin crew operations. The results of a case study conducted at a major US airline demonstrate the capability of VR training to reduce live evaluation errors from 25% to 2%.

Speakers
avatar for David Jones

David Jones

Founder/President, Quantified Design Solutions, LLC


Saturday November 2, 2019 1:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
Granville Room Stage

1:45pm PDT

How to deploy Unity-based VR training at global scale
You are convinced that Unity-based VR training will be huge? This session for both corporates and content creators will answer the following burning questions: How to create 50 VR training modules at reasonable cost with Unity without needing to code? How to use developer time efficiently and write reusable code in order customize the training experience? How to deploy all existing VR training modules within the organization to increase user adoption? How to address the transition from desktop based VR to standalone VR in this context? We will answer these questions with examples from Volkswagen Group and other enterprise customers.



Speakers
avatar for Daniel Seidl

Daniel Seidl

Innoactive


Saturday November 2, 2019 1:45pm - 2:05pm PDT
MAINSTAGE

2:00pm PDT

The Internet of Virtuous Tools
Conceptually, the context for any AR application cannot be internal to the experience — it is not like running a spreadsheet app within a window within a desktop within a monitor. The context for any AR application is the user’s external world which is likely to be very chaotic, very dynamic and very real. So instead of asking what kinds of content we want to create for the user, we started out by asking what the user will want to do in their world. In other words, we see ourselves as tool makers and our AR platform as a way for people to use both virtual versions of real-world tools, as well as AR tools that has not been imagined yet. To be clear, the kind of AR tools that we’re imagining is not like software tools … they’re more like physical tools, each with its own shapes and forms, each designed to achieve a specific result. However, instead of being made of atoms, these AR tools will be made of pixels, polygons and code.

Speakers
avatar for Wilson J. Tang

Wilson J. Tang

CEO/Lead Designer, Yumebau Inc.
Wilson is founder and CEO of Yumebau Inc., a “Cultural Augmentation” company based in Vancouver, Canada. We are dedicated to creating the most immersive social AR/VR mobile experiences, with the power to change the way people learn, play & socialize. Over the course of more than... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Burrard Stage

2:00pm PDT

Aerospace + Energy Panel Discussion
Speakers
avatar for Kevin Carpenter

Kevin Carpenter

Siemens Energy Inc
avatar for Sam Trevino

Sam Trevino

Sam recently took on a new role with Amazon Prime Air.  He is tasked with developing their FAA-approved pilot and maintenance technician training curriculum for drone delivery.  Sam is the VRARA President for the newly formed Oregon Chapter.   In his past role, Sam manages products... Read More →
avatar for David Jones

David Jones

Founder/President, Quantified Design Solutions, LLC
avatar for Tim Fleming

Tim Fleming

Future Visual


Saturday November 2, 2019 2:00pm - 2:40pm PDT
Granville Room Stage

2:00pm PDT

Vancouver Zone - An impact-driven showcase of academic XR Projects.

See what the forefront of applied research in XR has to offer! Students and PhD candidates from the premier academic institutions in Vancouver are doing to transform the XR landscape.
The event will feature projects that actively solve real-life problems and use XR to change how we interact with the world. 
Moderated by Yangos Hadjiyannis and Marco Cermusoni of Kreis Immersive Spaces

Schedule of Presentations:
Hands-On!
Dano Joseph
A module based virtual reality chef training simulation focused on cooking techniques.

GEOLens
Basel Alnashashibi, Dan Nhi Ha, David J. Sigrist, Zehra Khan
Working together with the University of British Columbia KAMBE Project team GeoLens is creating a virtual reality experience of the Late Bronze Age in Cyprus. The prototype will allow academics to experience and interact with a model of the Kalavasos area as our current knowledge projects it. GeoLens will also produce a pipeline, which will allow future discoveries to easily be added to the experience, and will give archaeologists a new way of exploring their theories.

Preceptor
Pat Owens
Preceptor is a multi-user educational platform driven by instructors. Designed to supplement in-person classes, Preceptor gives teachers the tools and flexibility to teach an immersive lesson using their own style and knowledge.

Interactive Orchestra
The Interactive Orchestra project is a virtual reality experience that aims to provide a podium for music students who wish to gain experience conducting an orchestra. It creates a more convenient bridge between student learning in the classroom and experiential learning in front of an orchestra through the utilization of 3D space and sound.

AR Overlays for real events
Grace Chang, José Alejandro, Castelán Ibarra, Li Yi, Lujia Yang, Riya Chak
Cedric Price And Joan Littlewood’s Fun Palace Carnival of Mixed Realities was an idea - a concept sketched out in 1964. Over 50 years later, CDM’s Hangar will see this low-fidelity sketch come to life with a mix of AR, VR, and MR art installations. The team at CDM has been tasked with the challenge to rapidly prototype an engaging mixed realities layer, drawing from(but not limited to) cybernetics, cognitive psychology, and art.


Body RemiXer
John Desnoyers Stewart, Katerina Stepanova, Bernhard Riecke
Body RemiXer con­nects bodies through move­ment. It is an expe­ri­en­tial pro­jec­tion based Virtual Reality instal­la­tion that explores novel forms of embod­ied inter­ac­tion between mul­ti­ple par­tic­i­pants where their bodies mix into a shared embod­ied rep­re­sen­ta­tion pro­duc­ing a play­ful inter­ac­tion that aims to sup­port the feel­ing of con­nec­tion and self-transcendence. Body RemiXer is both an artis­tic instal­la­tion and a research plat­form for inves­ti­ga­tion the notions of rela­tion of our bodies with our sense of “self”.


Museum of Other Realities
An immersive art showcase in virtual reality, the Museum of Other Realities is a space to connect, share, and experience mind-bending VR art with others.

MR GEO
Gary Qu, Wayland Bang, Yichen Diao, James Kwon, Adam Peregovits, Kejia (Keira) Xu
Working together with BGC Engineering on a Microsoft Partner Hololens project, where our role is to design and implement annotation techniques for their ADA platform. Engineers currently annotate in 2D either on paper or a tablet, but when discussing projects with clients who are non-engineers, the information may be difficult to get across. BGC Engineering's ADA platform brings these documents to augmented reality, where they can show 3D environments to their clients.

Saturday November 2, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Fairview III-V

2:05pm PDT

Investment in VR and AR: A State of the Industry
What happened to investment in VR and AR and where is the industry at?  This panel takes an honest look at the landscape of investment in this industry.

Moderators
avatar for Vivian Chan

Vivian Chan

Eye Expo

Speakers
avatar for Martina Welkoff

Martina Welkoff

WXR
Martina Welkhoff is an entrepreneur and early-stage investor. She’s a General Partner at the WXR Fund, a venture fund focused on women-led spatial computing companies, and a Venture Partner at Jump Canon, a San Francisco fund focused on underrepresented founders in emerging tech... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Wang

Ryan Wang

Co-founder & General Partner, Outpost Capital
Ryan is Co-founder and General Partner of Outpost Capital. Established in 2015, Outpost Capital is a leading cross-border early stage venture fund based in San Francisco and China, focusing on VR/AR, Blockchain, Gaming/Esports and Digital Entertainment.Having a multicultural background... Read More →
avatar for Teppei Tsutsui

Teppei Tsutsui

Gree Fund
As an active investor for the past decade, Teppei Tsutsui is the Managing Partner of GFR Fund, LP. Having led several key investments and acquisitions in Tokyo, including GREE's acquisitions of OpenFeint and Funzio, Teppei is currently leading GFR Fund in San Francisco. Prior to working... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 2:05pm - 2:35pm PDT
MAINSTAGE

2:30pm PDT

Sound and Music in VR/AR: The New Revolution
Music and sound are a huge component of VR/AR and live experiences.  This panel explores the role of sound and music and its driving emotional force in immersive experiences. 

Speakers
avatar for Adrian Talens

Adrian Talens

Co-founder, VancouverVRCommunity.com
Adrian is a Canadian music producer known for composing soundtracks to various video games, VR experiences, as well as a prominence in pop and electronic dance music.In 2016, he was featured by PC Gamer in their article "Listen to the Best game Music of the Year" for his soundtrack... Read More →
avatar for Adam Rogers

Adam Rogers

Creative Producer, Intel Studios
avatar for Eric Wagliardo

Eric Wagliardo

Founder, AndPull
Eric founded (Push and) Pull with the focus of creating engaging experiences that bridge the gab between the entertainment industry and innovative brands. He recently launched an AR music video for Childish Gambino in partnership with Google and Unity3D and a 6 minute volumetric short... Read More →
avatar for Amy LaMeyer

Amy LaMeyer

Founder and CEO, WXR Fund
Amy LaMeyer is Managing Partner at the WXR Fund investing in early stage companies with female leadership that are transforming business and human interaction using spatial computing (VR/AR) and AI. She has been named one of the people to watch in AR by Next Reality. Amy authored... Read More →
avatar for Seth Schachner

Seth Schachner

Strat Americas
Seth Schachner is Managing Director of Strat Americas, a Los Angeles-based consultancy that provides strategic guidance and helps clients with media and technology partnerships. Strat Americas has worked with clients in digital and social music, virtual reality, artificial intelligence... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Burrard Stage

2:35pm PDT

“Joint Ventures” Cannabis and XR
Legal cannabis is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. The industry comes with a culture of innovation rarely seen and companies have the ability to grow by leapfrogging legacy technologies. Learn how cannabis companies are embracing AR and VR in this presentation by the founders of PATIO Interactive and Scanna.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Bern

Charles Bern

Patio
Charles is the founding partner of PATIO Interactive, a design and development agency specializing in technology-driven business solutions. He started the company in 2014, focused on enhancing user experiences by combining disruptive technology with business strategy. Now working... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 2:35pm - 2:55pm PDT
MAINSTAGE

2:55pm PDT

VR/AR and Fitness - The Launch of a New and Exciting Industry
The fitness industry is being transformed by technology.  This panel looks at how sports training and working out is being helped along by VR and AR.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Barszcz

Paul Barszcz

FORM Swim
avatar for Dilan Shah

Dilan Shah

Co-founder and Chief Product Officer, YUR
Dilan Shah is a Co-founder and Chief Product Officer of YUR Inc. Dilan is an early adopter of spatial computing VR and AR, and an autodidact with a background in Business Administration and Computer Science from USC.
avatar for Sonya Haskins

Sonya Haskins

Sonya is a respected voice and leading journalist in the field of virtual reality, with a special emphasis in VR esports. She was the first seated player in the VR League and the first female player to qualify for NA regionals. Sonya has written eight books and works diligently to... Read More →
avatar for Tyler Wilson

Tyler Wilson

Director, Strategic Partnerships and Innovation, Vancouver Whitecaps


Saturday November 2, 2019 2:55pm - 3:25pm PDT
MAINSTAGE

3:00pm PDT

Using Immersive Experiences to Tell a Story
Speakers
avatar for Gladys Tong

Gladys Tong

G Creative
Gladys Tong is the Founder and President of G Creative Productions Inc., a Vancouver based company specializing in interactive motion graphics and visual effects for the film and television industry. For over 20 years, she has worked on Hollywood’s top feature films. Through her... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Japiassu

Daniel Japiassu

YDX
CEO of YDX Innovation, Daniel Japiassu is an accomplished entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience leading innovative technology companies. He is an award-winning producer of digital content and immersive storytelling and an evangelist for Virtual and Augmented Reality.Daniel... Read More →
avatar for Galit Ariel

Galit Ariel

WondARlands
Galit is a TechnoFuturist and an immersive space explorer. She is passionate about a future that will integrate technology into our everyday lives, but not control it. As a TED speaker and a thought leader in Augmented Reality, she explores the wild and imaginative side of immersive... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Baker Cahill

Nancy Baker Cahill

4th Wall
Nancy is a multi-disciplinary artist working at the intersection of fine art, new media and activism. She is the founder of 4th Wall, a free Augmented Reality (AR) public art platform exploring resistance and inclusive creative expression. She initiated “Coordinates,” an ongoing... Read More →
avatar for Chris Bedyk

Chris Bedyk

Perspective Films
avatar for Ollie Rankin

Ollie Rankin

Pansensory Interactive
Ollie is a NZ-born virtual reality pioneer who spent two decades working at the forefront of the global visual effects industry, from The Lord of the Rings to Alice Through the Looking Glass. He combines this history of creative achievement with a background in computer programming... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Burrard Stage

3:00pm PDT

How to Develop for Magic Leap: Introductory Workshop, with Circuit Stream’s Nakisa Donnelly
How to Develop for Magic Leap: Introductory Workshop, with Circuit Stream’s Nakisa DonnellyFriday Nov 1, 3-4pm | Saturday Nov 2, 3-4pm
Circuit Stream's resident AR expert Nakisa Donnelly shares her development experience with Magic Leap in building an appendectomy surgery training application. She'll dive deep into how Unity works with the headset and explain how to implement core features like haptic feedback, spatial audio, and recognizable hand gestures.
Full conference pass holders - please visit www.vrarglobalsummit.com/tickets and enter the promo code WORKSHOPFREE to access this ticket type.  Only 35 spots available. 

Saturday November 2, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Cambie

3:25pm PDT

VR Esports: How Positive Promotion Can Attract Interest from Investors
Speakers
avatar for Teppei Tsutsui

Teppei Tsutsui

Gree Fund
As an active investor for the past decade, Teppei Tsutsui is the Managing Partner of GFR Fund, LP. Having led several key investments and acquisitions in Tokyo, including GREE's acquisitions of OpenFeint and Funzio, Teppei is currently leading GFR Fund in San Francisco. Prior to working... Read More →
avatar for Sonya Haskins

Sonya Haskins

Sonya is a respected voice and leading journalist in the field of virtual reality, with a special emphasis in VR esports. She was the first seated player in the VR League and the first female player to qualify for NA regionals. Sonya has written eight books and works diligently to... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 3:25pm - 3:55pm PDT
MAINSTAGE

3:30pm PDT

Gaming and Design in VR: How Experienced Companies are Surviving and What Are Their Secrets
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Kurt Busch

Kurt Busch

Archiact Interactive
avatar for Denny Unger

Denny Unger

Cloudhead Games
avatar for Jo Dunlop

Jo Dunlop

Cloudhead Games


Saturday November 2, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Burrard Stage

3:55pm PDT

Immersive Workflows in Construction
 Covering opportunities for immersive technology application in the construction industry from design development, coordination and fabrication. Additionally, how these immersive interfaces can pair with bigger data leveraging applications and artificial intelligence.

Speakers
avatar for Aubrey Tucker

Aubrey Tucker

Director, Innovation + Technology, ETRO Construction
Aubrey Tucker is the Director of Innovation and Technology for ETRO Construction, where he offers a focused and thoughtful approach to innovative research, implementation and application of technology across businesses to create efficiencies and amplify the power of ETRO’s people... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 3:55pm - 4:15pm PDT
MAINSTAGE

4:00pm PDT

Hospitality and Tourism: A New and Immersive Approach
Speakers
avatar for Julie Smithson

Julie Smithson

Co-Founder and Chief Education & Learning Officer (CELO), MetaVRse
Julie Smithson’s personal mission is to ‘inspire and educate people to think and act in a socially, economically and environmentally responsible way’ . It is through this lens, she is the Chief of Education & Learning at MetaVRse, one of the world’s leading XR Consulting... Read More →
avatar for Luis Martins

Luis Martins

Head of Marketing, NextReality
Luis Bravo Martins heads the marketing at IT People Group, a corporate group that includes NextReality and BigAR. He is also co-President of the Portugal Chapter of the Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality Association, as well as an author and speaker on AR, MR and Ethics in Technology... Read More →
avatar for Peter Wittig

Peter Wittig

Motive.io
avatar for Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen

UgoVirtual
With over 20 years of solution development and commercialization experience within the global travel and hospitality industry, Michael Cohen is a leading subject matter expert when it comes to bridging the gap between concept/vision and scalability/adoption of consumer, guest, and... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Grozdanov

Daniel Grozdanov

Imagine360
After finishing his degree in physics, Daniel went on to travel the world and fell in love with photography. His passion for the art and the desire to capture the places he visited led him to 360 degree photography. After returning to Montreal, he founded Shop360 which evolved into... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Burrard Stage

4:15pm PDT

Innovating Safety Training for Oil and Gas
Speakers
avatar for Tyler Gates

Tyler Gates

Brightline Interactive
Tyler is the President of the VR/AR Association, DC Chapter and Managing Principal at Brightline Interactive, an award-winning creative technology agency. He is a visionary for the applications of VR/AR technology for enterprise, branding and government solutions and an expert in... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Forest

Daniel Forest

Manager, Safety Programs, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers


Saturday November 2, 2019 4:15pm - 4:35pm PDT
MAINSTAGE
 
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