AWE Nite TO - July 2019

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AWE Nite TO - July 2019
The Future of Storytelling, Part 1

ENTER THE HOLODECK!
It's official: we now definitely live in the future. XR is a medium like nothing that has come before. It has the tantalizing power to trick your brain into believing in imaginary realities. But what does this mean? How will it change how we communicate? Tell stories? On July 18th we will examine some of the new "narrative" tools and discuss just how we might use them effectively and responsibly.

CHANCE TO WIN!
Attend the event on July 18th and have the chance to:
- Win a pair of GOLDEN TICKETS to The Funhouse Toronto
- Win a signed copy of Galit Ariel's book "AUGMENTING ALICE"

PIZZA AND BEER for this event are courtesy of ABC Business Academy & Super Ventures!

A huge thank you to StartWell, Super Ventures, AugmentedReality.org, Impossible Things, MSRV.io and Xesto for making this event possible.

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AGENDA

6:00pm - Doors Open - Networking

7:00pm - Welcome & Intro

7:05pm - Panel - BELIEVE IT OR NOT: THE FUTURE OF FICTION IN XR

Ian Kelso, Co-Founder, Impossible Things (Moderator)
Galit Ariel, Founder & Creative Director, WondARlands
Heather Phenix, Executive Producer, Jam3
Keram Malicki-Sanchez, Executive Director, VRTO & FIVARS
Dustin Freeman, Founder, Escape Character

What does "story" mean when it unfolds in real time and in real space?
What's the traditional purpose of story and does that shift when we move from literary media into more performance based media?
What new value can be created with AR to create emotional or social connections, to build drama or suspense?
How much choice does an audience really want in their story?

7:30pm - FIRST-PERSON PERSPECTIVES ON THE FUTURE OF FICTION

Stephanie Ngan, Co-Founder, Mondo Forma / The Funhouse
Jean Leggett, CEO, One More Story Games
Dustin Freeman, Founder, Escape Character

7:50pm - Thanks

8:00pm - Networking

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ABOUT OUR SPONSORS

STARWELL's Club on King Street West is a happier place to do the work that you love. As a special offering to friends of AWE Nite TO we are extending a warm invitation to join our club using the special registration link below to get 24hr access to our main campus for just $99/mo! Sign up: https://startwell.co/awe/invited

ABC BUSINESS ACADEMY offers short business/entrepreneurship-oriented summer programs in 3 tech hubs: Silicon Valley, Toronto & Munich. https://abc-businessacademy.com/

AWE is the world’s #1 XR event series including conference and expo dates in the USA, Europe, Asia and Israel and meetup chapters worldwide. Learn more https://augmentedworldexpo.com/awe-nite-meetups/

SUPER VENTURES: The first early stage fund for Augmented Reality. Learn more http://www.superventures.com

IMPOSSIBLE THINGS works at the convergence of mobile communications, machine learning, computer vision, game mechanics, advanced animation and drop-dead-gorgeous design to make new experiences real. Learn more http://www.impossiblethings.co

MRSV is a new tech Business Incubator and curator of new software and content focused in the Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Marketplace. Learn more http://MRSV.io

XESTO provides developers a machine-learning cloud based device agnostic gesture platform to recognize and record the gestures they want in their applications. Learn more https://www.xesto.io/