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Special Events at the VR/AR Global Summit

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Special Events, Workshops, and Experiences

 

The Global Summit isn’t just about the talks and exhibits, there are many other exciting events that will be taking place at The Parq Hotel & Casino leading up to, and during, the event.

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  • VIP Cocktail Reception

  • Marvel Experience

  • Ecosystem meetings

  • VRARA Women’s meet up

  • LNG interactive Art Show

  • Speed Dating (with wine/mimosas!)

  • Workshops (Lenovo, Magic Leap, HTC)

 
 
 

VIP Cocktail Reception (by invite only)

WHEN: Thursday, October 31st, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Fairview IV & V, 6th Floor at Parq Hotel
WHAT: Speakers, sponsors and VIPs

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Sponsored by Vancouver Hotel Destination Association & Tourism Vancouver

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Sponsored by Vancouver Hotel Destination Association & Tourism Vancouver
 
 

 
 

Speed Dating

WHEN: Friday, November 1st, 4:45 - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Main Lobby, Conference Floor
WHAT: Get your business cards ready! Speed Dating is back– bigger, and better than ever This event brings together those working across all discipline withins the VRAR community. Participants get 3 minutes to introduce themselves, exchange cards and decide if you want to continue the date at the cocktail reception that follows. Once the 3 minutes is up, move on to the next person and do it again!

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Sponsored by: Vancouver Economic Commission & Creative BC

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Cocktail Reception and Exhibits

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WHEN: Friday, November 1st, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
WHERE: Exhibition Hall, Conference Floor
WHAT: After the first day of talks and workshops are done, join fellow attendees for a cocktail on the exhibition floor. Try out some incredible demos from Lenovo, Microsoft, and many others.

 
 

 
 

VRARA Women

WHEN: Saturday November 2, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
WHERE:
TBA
WHAT:
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!

Speed Dating (Round Two)

WHEN: Saturday, November 2nd, 9:30 - 10:30 am
WHERE:
Main Lobby, Conference Floor
WHAT: Get your business cards ready!
 Speed Dating is back– bigger, and better than ever This event brings together those working across all discipline withins the VRAR community. Participants get 3 minutes to introduce themselves, exchange cards and decide if you want to continue the conversation during the day.  Once the 3 minutes is up, move on to the next person and do it again!

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Sponsored by: Vancouver Economic Commission & Creative BC

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Workshops

Brought to you by:

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Proudly presented by Circuit Stream, the VR/AR Global Summit will be hosting a series of workshops as a part of the programme for Full Conference Pass Holders. Registration for these workshops is available HERE (Eventbrite links available soon) and a full pass must be purchased before registration. Each workshop is limited to 35 attendees and last minute spots will be made available day of for all other conference pass holders.

WHERE: All workshops to take place in the Cambie Room, 6th Floor, Parq Hotel & Casino.

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE:
Friday November 1st
1-2pm —Vive Pro Eye w/ Vinay
3-4pm — Magic Leap 101

Saturday November 2nd
11am-12pm — Vive Pro Eye w/ Vinay
1-2pm — Intro to VR w/ Cosmos
3-4pm — Magic Leap 101
(More workshops to be announced soon!)

 
 
 

HTC Vive Eye Tracking Workshop, with Vive's Vinay Narayan and Circuit Stream’s Richard Beare

WHEN: Friday Nov 1, 1 - 2pm | Saturday Nov 2, 11am - 12pm
WHAT: 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.

 
 
 

How to Develop for Vive Cosmos: Introductory Workshop, with Circuit Stream’s Richard Beare

WHEN: Saturday Nov 2, 1-2pm
WHAT: 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.

 
 
 

How to Develop for Magic Leap: Introductory Workshop, with Circuit Stream’s Nakisa Donnelly

WHEN: Friday Nov 1, 3-4pm | Saturday Nov 2, 3-4pm
WHAT: 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.

 
 
 

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Lenovo ThinkReality Enterprise Dev Workshop at the VR/AR Global Summit! (by invite only)

WHEN: Friday Nov 1, 10am-3pm
WHAT: Lenovo’s first Enterprise Developer Workshop for ThinkReality, its newly announced brand for commercial AR and VR solutions.