What we're about

VR/AR Chicago brings together people who are interested in working with virtual and augmented reality technology.

The group includes developers, business leaders, investors, students, and more. Many of our members are actively working with VR and AR technology here in Chicago - providing consulting, business development, and technology development services. What makes us different from other groups is that we are not just interested in seeing what's out there, we are actively producing, promoting, and demonstrating VR and AR technology in our businesses and community.

We generally meet on the 1st Wednesday every month. There a few months where we move for holidays or to avoid other known Immersive Technology events, but it always takes place on a Wednesday. Throughout 2019, all of our monthly MeetUps will be held at 1871 in the auditorium. Topics and panel details are schedule to be announced at least 2 weeks prior to each schedule MeetUp.

If you are interested in sponsoring, demonstrating technology, or participating on the expert panel, please email the organizer (vrarchicago@origindev.com). We're also happy to answer any questions.

Upcoming events (2)

AR/VR In Motion: Hands on Demo Day - #TheNextEvolution

*** Please Read All Details - EventBrite Tickets are Required *** What's Happening: We've said it at every event we've hosted for the last 2+ years - nothing compares to actually trying the equipment and getting first-hand experience. The April 10th MeetUp will be a Hands on Demo Day - where you get to try Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality equipment and experiences for yourself. We'll provide you with as many different technology demonstrations as the space can hold. More details will be available soon. Previous experiences have included Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Microsoft Hololens, and more. What's The Format: VR and AR vendors will be setup exhibition style for attendees to try the equipment and get their questions answered. Food and drinks will be provided thanks to Tech in Motion. Confirmed Demonstrations: zSpace RealityBytes / Fluxee BUNDLAR Xent Studios MassVR Mimbus --- more coming soon ****************** Register Here ****************** https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vrar-chicago-meetup-tickets-54348027413 This event will sell out, so please make sure you have registered using the EventBrite link above. ****************** About Our Exhibitors: zSpace(https://zspace.com/) combines elements of AR and VR to create lifelike experiences that inspire curiosity, create engagement, and deepen understanding. This immersive technology enables experiential learning through student-centered activities that supplement and align with existing K12 and CTE curriculum. Reality Bytes(https://www.realitybyteschicago.com/) with their partners at Fluxee designed Smart Traffic Simulator with construction and insurance companies in mind. The program allows for construction sites to be recreated in VR, with simulated traffic driving through the streets. BUNDLAR(https://bundlar.com) is a market leading augmented reality solutions (AR) provider for businesses and institutions. Our proprietary API, Content Management System (CMS), and Mobile App Platform simplifies the process of incorporating cutting-edge AR technology into corporate and institutional initiatives. BUNDLAR provides a variety of AR solutions including PublishReality for printers, publishers, & marketers, eXpoReality for trade shows & conventions, and CampusReality for higher education & museums. Xent Studios(https://www.xentstudios.com/) produces XentifyVR - a virtual reality platform, designed specifically for K&B retailers to increase revenue and reduce store footprint. XentifyVR is also used by builders, K&B designers. XentifyAR, an augmented reality iOS mobile app, enables K&B customers visualize unlimited combinations of K&B products in virtual displays projected within their own living spaces. Thanks to Our Sponsors: Tech in Motion (https://www.meetup.com/TechinMotionChicago/): Chicago Tech in Motion offers interactive learning experiences on the hottest topics in technology through local events. Technology enthusiasts, entrepreneurs and start-ups seek out these events to learn from other professionals, have questions answered in real-time, discover new tech, and hear stories that inspire. This group is a place for technology professionals who wouldn’t normally cross paths to meet, collaborate, and learn about what their peers are doing across the city. Tech in Motion operates across several majors cities in North America. Not local to Chicago? Check out the calendar of events happening in a city near you!

Magic Leap Training

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############################## YOU MUST HAVE AN EVENTBRITE TICKET TO BE ADMITTED TO THIS EVENT. IF YOU SHOW UP WITHOUT ONE, YOU WILL BE TURNED AWAY. PLEASE READ ALL DETAILS FOR REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS! ############################## The Magic Leap One offers unprecedented opportunities in spatial computing, utilizing World Reconstruction, a 6 DoF controller, hand and eye tracking, spatial audio and other bleeding-edge affordances. In this intensive, hands-on series of workshops, Magic Leap evangelists Tricia Katz and Michael Hazani will enable participants to get started with the Magic Leap One and their engine or platform of choice. Starting from scratch, you'll be walked through setting up your dev environment, learn the many available development tools and how to best use them, and dive into the Lumin SDK to create anything you desire using the device's powerful feature set. Magic Leap Mentors will be available to assist you every step on the way. Seating is limited - sign up soon to reserve your spot! ############################## VR/AR Chicago, in cooperation with the Chicago Chapter of the VR/AR Association is proud to welcome Magic Leap to 1871 for this first of its kind training. This class will be a 6 hour long intensive course, intended for developers and content creators. There are limited seats - only 30 available. Magic Leap has asked that these 30 seats be reserved for students that will complete the class and have the correct skills to make use of the training. As such there is a screening form to complete before being invited to reserve your seat. The training is free, however you will be required to purchase a ticket through Eventbrite to hold your reservation in the class. At the beginning of the class each attendee will sign in. Upon completion of the class you will sign out and your reservation fee will be refunded. ############################## In order to register, please fill out the form at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfaW--HtxKA4kJkLEl1fA_2i9WB6q_cHIJHTVkYes2Muysjzg/viewform?usp=sf_link Upon completion and review you will receive an email inviting you to reserve your seat in the class. Seats are reserved on a first come, first served basis, so respond as soon as you can after receiving the invitation. As soon as the class is full, we will place a notice on this page and email everyone that has completed the screening form to either confirm their reservation, or notify them that the class is full. We expect Magic Leap to repeat this training in the future, so if you don't make it into the April 11 class, you will be notified first when the next session is scheduled. ############################## After the training be sure to join Magic Leap at AWE Nite Chicago just down the street at TechNexus where you will hear presentations by Magic Leap Developer Evangelists and the creator community, and discover how Magic Leap enables them to create groundbreaking XR solutions across various professional, enterprise and entertainment verticals. https://www.meetup.com/AWENiteChicago/events/259370255/

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