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.

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VR & AR: #TheNextEvolution in Education

Online event

About the Topic: VR and AR in education may make the most revolutionary impact on society. With retention stats proving VR/AR dramatically improving retention learning capabilities how will this change approaches to teaching and classroom activities? With changes in the classroom environment and remote learning due to the pandemic what role will VR and AR play at both the K-12 and college levels? We will explore these questions and more with our experts who are at the forefront of these new educational horizons. PLEASE NOTE: The link to this event will only be provided through Eventbrite. SEE BELOW FOR THE REQUIRED EVENTBRITE LINK. What's The Format: We suggest that you download, set-up, get familiar with the VirBELA program (virbela.com/download) and environment prior to the Meetup, as we will be unable to provide support during the event. The virtual environment resembles a physical space, so you will be able to talk with other attendees prior to the start of the presentations. The sound is spatialized, so if at any point it feels too loud, feel free to move your conversation to another part of the room where there are less people. We begin with informal networking and then start the stage portion promptly at 6:15pm CDT. There will be a handful of presentations before we move on to answer audience questions and then finish with more networking. We keep it simple and informal - this MeetUp is about you, our members, and not the host or presenters. Come and get your questions answered, take your next step into immersive technology. 6:00-6:15pm - Networking & Preparation 6:15-6:30pm - Introductions & Welcome 6:30-7:30pm - Panel Discussion and Q&A 7:30-8:00pm - Networking Host: Matthew Wren - BUNDLAR & VRAR Chicago Panel Members: Karen Alexander - XRconnectED Alex McNeilly - Puzzil AR Dekker Dreyer - Clever Fox About Our Panelists' Companies: XRconnectedED XRconnectED exists to connect businesses and educational institutions to the burgeoning field of XR technologies and to build community around XR in the Pittsburgh region. Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, and 360 video are rapidly developing and becoming important productivity tools in every industry. Many people are not yet aware that XR can be used for purposes beyond gaming. The purpose of XRconnectED is to inform companies about the ways that the technologies can be used and the benefits that XR can bring in productivity, efficiency, customer engagement, employee performance, and more. More information to come... Sponsors: BUNDLAR 1871 VirBELA ****************** Register Here ****************** https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vrar-chicago-thenextevolution-in-healthcare-tickets-120082838001 The VR/AR Chicago Meetup is now and always will be 100% free to attend. ****************** Thank you to 1871, BUNDLAR, VirBELA and FinTank for providing venue, management, marketing & logistics support to the VR/AR Chicago event series.

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VR & AR: #TheNextEvolution in Healthcare

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