• AR/VR Silicon Slopes Community Chapter Kickoff & Networking Event

    Come join the top AR/VR companies in Utah at this inaugural Silicon Slopes AR/VR event. This event is free and open to anyone interested in seeing the latest AR/VR innovations in the state of Utah. Company presenters will have 5 minutes to present what they do in the AR/VR industry and then we will open up for 3 minutes of Q&A with the audience. Afterward there will be networking and hands on demos of the coolest new tech including the new Magic Leap device. For questions or inquiries to present your technology please contact Mike Snow at [masked]. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/silicon-slopes-arvr-chapter-kickoff-event-tickets-59480115627 https://siliconslopes.com/arvr/

  • VR Design Party at VSchool in SLC (FREE)

    V School

    A fun, free event with only 3 rules: 1. We only spin Vinyl 2. No slide decks 3. We all sit on the floor Lot's of candles, great drinks, snacks, kind people, the good stuff of life. We'll be talking about design, VR, life, and everything! RSVR for FREE here: https://www.roam33.com/events/design-party-1-feat-joe-gabriel-2 The kind folks at VSchool asked if I'd be available to come share some thoughts at one of their famed Design Parties, they're just the best people and they're putting on this shindig for us all to enjoy :) See you soon and have a good one!

  • Virtual Identity Summit 2018 - Earlybird discount tickets for UtahVR

    Explore and define the future of identity and humanity in AR, VR and mixed realities. With speakers from Stanford, WIRED, Westworld, Columbia, VRChat, VIVE and more Get tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-identity-summit-2018-tickets-50267445282?discount=UtahVR Full event info & schedule details: https://www.virtualidentitysummit.com Hello UtahVR! Our friends at Morph3D in SLC are hosting Utah's the biggest XR specific event next month and have a special deal for UtahVR members looking to get in on the action! (50% discounted tix for Summit and workshops using link above, these are limited and only accessible this week, expires Friday) Conference Details: The Virtual Identity Summit is a gathering of preeminent technologists, social scientists and artists, designed to explore and define the future of identity and humanity in AR,VR and mixed realities. With speakers from Stanford, WIRED, Westworld, Columbia, VRChat, VIVE and more. Day One 6 Killer Pre-Summit Workshops Summit Opening Party Day Two Keynotes from Jeremy Bailenson - Stanford, Peter Rubin - WIRED, David Eagleman - PBS, Lisa Joy - Westworld An amazing line up of sessions and panels for artists, technologists, investors and VR enthusiasts See you there! Joe & UtahVR team

  • Halloween VR Survival Night -- $2000 prize pool!


    Happy Halloween from our friends at Virtualities VR Arcade! Virtualities VR Arcade in SLC wants to invite the VR community to an exciting and unprecedented Halloween VR Event! Blast away waves of zombies and dinosaurs in their horror-survival double feature of Arizona Sunshine and Island 359. Shoot for a high score and you could win from a $2000 prize pool :) Tickets are $20 at the door, $15 in advance. Sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/eo11Fe4OvYmbfaMq1 Virtual Athletics League (VAL)--sister company to Virtualities, has partnered with HTC, HP, Vertigo Games (publisher behind Arizona Sunshine and Island 359) and others to host the Worldwide Tournament event for these killer prizes so jump in the action. The local tournament is October 30th at Virtualities VR Arcade, located at the Gateway Mall in downtown SLC. at 136 S Rio Grade St. Tournament runs from 6:00-9:00pm MST OR RSVP on the Facebook events page: https://www.facebook.com/events/258950831326731/ See you there!

  • Space Pirate Trainer Tournament! Compete for $500 in prizes & HTC Wireless VR!

    Hey UtahVR! Our friends at Virtualities VR Arcade in SLC are hosting another global VR arcade esports tournament from Virtual Athletics League, this time for Space Pirate Trainer! Test your mettle and win top prizes from the $500 prize pool or an HTC Vive Wireless VR attachment for top global player. Details: Date: Friday September 28 Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm Location: Virtualities, at The Gateway in SLC Entry fee: $5 Come out for some fun and competition! Best, UtahVR team

  • Global Beat Saber Tournament! Come play at Virtualities for prizes and glory

    Hey all! Our friends at Virtualities VR Arcade have created Virtual Athletics League and organized the Biggest VR Arcade esports event in history! Join us and 150+ VR Arcades worldwide for a night of Beat Saber! Sponsored by Springboard, LIV, and Virtual Athletics League Tournament entry is only $15 per participant. You can purchase your entry ticket online or at the door. To qualify for the in-arcade prizes (including cash prizes, memberships, and free event rentals) you must be 13 or older, but 9 or older are welcome to play. To purchase your ticket online, please fill out this google form. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf3e21uyGnBXZAhlcIZHFqXBaZNNOrZHd3ze71TZfzdLnxMwQ/viewform RULES AND DETAILS OF THE TOURNAMENT: 2 Ways to Play #1 Our Main Event THE 16 PLAYER TOURNAMENT BRACKET - PLAYER vs. PLAYER style RULES: Players will face off head to head in a single elimination bracket. The challenge will be to beat the other player in a best 2 out of 3 contest. Song choice will alternate between the competitors with a coin flip to determine who goes first. High score of the song counts as a “set” win, and scores are determined by the number of set wins (2 out of 3 set wins)! For the two players who reach the final 1 v 1 bracket, You shall face off your final battle on the songs: “100 Bills” and “Escape”!! These two scores will be added together to put you on the leaderboard to compete for the INTERNATIONAL BEAT SABER CHAMPIONSHIP! #2 ROLLING HIGH SCORE COMPETITION: What does this mean? RULES: You, the lucky competitor, shall battle in our NO-FAIL Game mode playing 2 top tracks: "$100 Bills" and "Escape" You may practice and warm up on any songs you want, but to compete you must place your scores on those two songs in order to qualify. PRIZES: (All participants may compete for the global prizes of an HTC Vive, and $100 dollar bills) -16 Player Bracket winner: TWO FREE MONTHS MEMBERSHIP -Rolling high score winners: 1st place: $50 gift card 2nd place: $50 gift card SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, August 17th 6-8pm: 16 PLAYER BRACKET + Rolling High Score competitions SATURDAY, August 18th, Rolling High Score competitions continued, starting at 10 am - ends at 6:00pm REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION: - Entrants must be ages 9+ to participate - Entrant MUST sign waivers and adhere to safety guidelines of the arcade - Entrants MUST be in good enough physical condition to play. (Signing the waiver is your admission that you are in good enough health to participate and therefore, the arcade is not liable for any health/safety issues should they arise.) - All shoutouts / social handles / etc. must be supplied and approved prior to competing. REQUIREMENTS TO QUALIFY FOR NATIONAL PRIZES: - All rolling high score competitions must be video recorded in order to qualify for prizes. (We handle the recording) - A picture must be taken of the screen preferably with the athlete next to the monitor with the high score display. - A computer screenshot must be taken. See you there!

  • Introducing STYLY, Win $20,000 in VR design contest + FREE Pizza

    Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building, Bill and Pat Child Family Community Hall, 7th floor

    Hey UtahVR! STYLY is excited to invite UtahVR members to participate in a worldwide design competition with pretty amazing prizes including $20,000 as the top Gold Prize, three $5,000 winners for the Silver Prize, and even a premium Alienware gaming notebook! STYLY is calling for VR content works in the fields of fashion, culture and art that utilize STYLY's creative tools to make mind blowing content :) Contest details: https://newview.design/awards/2018/en/ Michael Waite is visiting us from Tokyo, Japan as part of his US tour to introduce and demo STYLY, a new creative VR platform. EVENT DETAILS: When: Monday July 2nd, 6:00pm-9:00pm Where: UofU, Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building (SFEBB) Bill and Pat Child Family Community Hall (7th floor) 1655 Campus Center Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 Salt Lake City, UT What: -Keynote from Michael Waite, Global Manager from STYLY -VR demos -FREE Pizza -VR!! Whether you're a developer, designer or VR enthusiast, come learn about STYLY, eat pizza and have a great time. See you soon and hit me up with any questions! Best, Joe

  • FREE VR at Virtualities Grand Opening + After Party Tournament

    Hey Friends, Family and fans of VR! Our friends at Virtualities are celebrating their 2 Year Anniversary and their GRAND OPENING for their new location and invited us out to the party! WHAT: FREE VR PLAY in the arcade. Free only for family and friends. (Tell them at door you're with Joe Gabriel and the UtahVR family) WHEN: Friday, May 25th[masked]:00pm-8:00pm (FREE Grand Opening Party) 8:00pm-9:30pm ($8 After Party Tournament) OTHER DETAILS: Totally Free Pizza and Drinks. Live DJ for the event. Music and other great sources of fun. Please come ready to slay some zombies, create magical VR artwork, or swim with the sharks. They will also have plenty of other things like board games, a real Nintendo 64 and a Super Nintendo. Kids welcome! PRIZES: Best artwork of the night! Best Space Pirate Most likely to survive the Zombie Apocalype. -------------------------- THE AFTER PARTY TOURNAMENT Virtualities is hosting this party to celebrate landing investment (finally!) and throw a great party for the entire team and everyone’s friends and family. WHEN: 8:00pm-9:30pm WHAT: Blasters of the Universe Sponsored by Secret Location (team behind Blasters of the Universe) WHO: Virtualities players + 9 other VR Arcades across the US There is a $8 entry fee to participate as a contestant and free to watch and cheer on our league. Cash prizes and other fantastic prizes will go out to the top players during the night. RSVP and see you soon!

  • 3 State VR Arcade Tournament at Virtualities


    Hey Explorers! Our good friends at Virtualities have extended an invitation to participate in their 3 State VR Arcade Tournament! Race for prizes, pride, and free pizza! Details: 8:00pm-9:30pm Friday April 20th, 2018 $5 at the door Free Pizza Game: Sprint Vector Prizes: Grand Prize (for fastest time on 3-star track) $100 Steam Card 2nd Prize (fastest time on 2-star track): $25 Steam Card 3rd Prize (fastest time on 1-star track): $25 Steam Card Rules: Race for the fastest time across 3 tracks, each track with increasing difficulty. We will be choosing the tracks. You choose which track you'd like to go for. You'll be competing with challengers from Utah, California and North Carolina across 4 VR arcades, so bring your best games! We hope to see you there for a great time! Joe & Utah VR team

  • How To Land Your First VFX/Animation Job In Film, Games or VR: Adam Sidwell

    Happy Monday Explorers! If you're trying to jump into the animation/VFX/VR industry, there's an event happening tomorrow (Tuesday the 10th) you need to know about. Check out the details: Adam Sidwell has been making blockbuster films and VR for the past 15 years. He is an Animation Industry veteran, he's worked on over a dozen films like Pirates of the Caribbean, King Kong, Transformers, and Pacific Rim for top studios like Lucasfilm, Sony Imageworks, Digital Domain, and Weta Digital. He is currently Animation Director for VR experiences at WITHIN, a venture capital-backed VR studio based in Los Angeles. This meetup is designed for people who would like to know how to break into the animation industry for film, games or VR. Adam will outline some of the potential training paths to starting a career in Animation, and what it takes to land that first job. Adam has always had a passion for art, film and games, but remembers not knowing his career options. He'd like to help people find their paths. Don't want to become an accountant? This information session is designed for people with a passion for art and technology who are considering their education and career options. RSVP ASAP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-land-your-first-vfxanimation-job-in-film-games-or-vr-adam-sidwell-tickets-44686447367?aff=efbeventtix See you there!